131+ Quotes About Losing A Loved One

Famous quotes about losing a loved one help you cope with loss and grief.

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Sympathy Quotes About Losing a Loved One

All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be. Michael McDowell

Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. Jack Thorne

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we deeply love becomes a part of us. Helen Keller

In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods of tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life. Nicholas Sparks

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. From an Irish headstone. Richard Puz

No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. C.S Lewis

Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and shape. Love gets into everything. Death doesn’t conquer all; love does. Love wins every single time. Love wins by lasting through death. Love wins by loving more, loving again, loving without fear. Kate O’Neill

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

The death of a beloved is an amputation. C. S. Lewis

Death ends a life, not a relationship. Mitch Albom

The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love. Kristina McMorris

We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love. Anne L. de Stael

What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, star dust or sea foam, flower or winged air. Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones. Munia Khan

quotes about losing a loved one

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself. Nicholas Sparks

You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair. Eva Ibbotson

Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. Jandy Nelson

You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them. Mahatma Gandhi

For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms. Lurlene McDaniel

For some moments in life there are no words. David Seltzer

You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? Jerome Salinger

I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. Mitch Albom

No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply. Billy Graham

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. Terri Guillemets

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated. Alphonse de Lamartine

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. John Taylor

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi

Because death is the only thing that could have ever kept him from you. Ally Carter

famous quotes about losing a loved one

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. James O’Barr

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.

When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. Anonymous

If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone. They’ll come back. Prince

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell

The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God! Fyodor Dostoevsky

Life brings us as many joyful moments as it does downfalls. Let sad quotes change the way you think about your own life and how you see the world.

Deep Quotes About Losing a Loved One

Say not in grief he is no more but in thankfulness that he was. Hebrew Proverb

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms. Paulo Coelho

The song is ended but the melody lingers on… Irving Berlin

Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. Anne Roiphe

We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it. Elizabeth Berrien

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. Mahatma Gandhi

Remember that people are only guests in your story the same way you are only a guest in theirs so make the chapters worth reading. Lauren Klarfeld

The dead never truly die. They simply change form. Suzy Kassem

I am always saddened by the death of a good person. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratitude emerges. I feel honored to have known them and blessed that their passing serves as a reminder to me that my time on this beautiful earth is limited and that I should seize the opportunity I have to forgive, share, explore, and love. I can think of no greater way to honor the deceased than to live this way. Steve Maraboli

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. Emily Dickinson

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world. Henry David Thoreau

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. Unknown

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. Jonathan Harnisch

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

deep quotes about losing a loved one

It’s easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she’s never been anything but dead, than to miss her at all the places where she was alive. John Scalzi

Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. Dorothy Ferguson

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. Death cannot kill what never dies. William Penn

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. Anonymous

But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone. Mitch Albom

Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. David Searls

In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.

Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning. Carrie Jones

The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking. James Patterson

meaningful quotes about losing a loved one

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world the company of those who have known suffering. Helen Keller

The only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted. Anonymous

Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place. Sarah Dessen

Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.

The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you left behind want to stop living. Fredrik Backman

When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail’s response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, my bursting heart must find vent at my pen. David McCullough

Profound Quotes About Losing a Loved One

The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives. Rob Liano

It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in. Anna White

The few certainties in our existences are pain, death and bereavement. Jane Wilson-Howarth

I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains. Anne Frank

quotes about losing a loved one

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels; we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. Anton Chekhov

I still loved Granny. It flowed out of my chest. With Granny gone, where would my love go? Jessica Maria Tuccelli

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. Maya Angelou

Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land. Ruta Sepetys

To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. J.K. Rowling

When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.

Death wasn’t a movie where the pretty star faded away with a touch of pale makeup and every hair in place. Soheir Khashoggi

Everyone copes differently, some cry for the loss of a loved one others smile because they know they’ll see them again.

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. Kahlil Gibran

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure hear As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss. Cassandra Clare

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love. Washington Irving

I should know enough about the loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence. Alyson Noel

Grief is the ultimate unrequited love. However hard and long we love someone who has died, they can never love us back. At least that is how it feels…. Rosamund Lupton

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us, as We remember them. Proverb

The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. Demoustier

Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air. Zen Teaching

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life, there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see the hand of God putting the stars back in their skies one by one. Ann Weems

profound quotes about losing a loved one

You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart.

Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all. Laura Ingles Wilder

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. José N. Harris

As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss. Cassandra Clare

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.

He died when he was only nineteen years old. I was still a baby at the time, so I didn’t remember him. Growing up, I’d always told myself that was lucky. Because you can’t miss someone you don’t remember. But the truth was, I did miss him. Ernest Cline

Losing a Loved One Quotes

Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives. Norman Cousins

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton Jr.

For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

How do you go on knowing that you will never again not ever, ever see the person you have loved? How do you survive a single hour, a single minute, a single second of that knowledge? How do you hold yourself together? Howard Jacobson

So with you Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy John 16:22

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds Psalm 147:3

We’re built to move on. Someone dies, no matter how close you are to them, you move on. That helps in a lot of ways. Jimmy Iovine

quotes about losing a loved one

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever Revelation 21:4

May you find the strength and resolve today, to allow a deeper sense of healing to begin. Eleesha

What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part Gail Caldwell

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me, but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss. Rita Mae Brown

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell William Penn

Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream. Euripides

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. Aeschylus

No matter where you go you will always be in my heart. Anthony T. Hincks

I wanted to kill someone, and I wanted to die, and I wanted to run as far and as fast as I could because she was never coming back. She had fallen off the face of the earth and she was never coming back. Melissa Kantor

The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you. Dean Jackson

The very worst part of grief is that you can’t control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can. Grey’s Anatomy

Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.

best quotes about losing a loved one

Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful I miss you. Richelle E. Goodrich

When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing. Rosamund Lupton

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. Robert Louis Stevenson

Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II

We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.J. W.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. Helen Keller

Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. Michelle Williams

The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. Hilary Stanton Zunin

Grief and loss happen to everyone. We’ve all felt misunderstood during times of great pain. We’ve also stood by, helpless, in the face of other people’s pain. We’ve all fumbled for words, knowing no words can ever make things right Megan Devine

Grief is like mending a knee. You can mend the knee and make it function, but the knee never actually heals. Jason Reynolds

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. José N. Harris