Inspirational Quotes on Grief and Loss

Sometimes quotes can help us to reflect on our loss and grief experience.  Consider using a quote to help you enter an essay into your journal.  The importance of journaling is to learn more about yourself and allow feelings to surface that can help bring about healing.



Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
–Sigmund Freud

Losing is the price we pay for living. It is also the source of much of our growth and gain. –Judith Viorst


All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves, we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
–Anatole France

Let mourning stop when one’s grief is fully expressed.


While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.
–Samuel Johnson

Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone,
his own burden, his own way.
–Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Take this sorrow to thy heart, and make it a part of thee, and it shall nourish thee till thou art strong again.

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o’er fraught heart and bids it break.


Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. –Oscar Wilde

Out of the ashes of our hopelessness comes the fire of our hope. –Anne Wilson Schaef


When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul rejoices for what it has found.
–Sufi Proverb

Sooner or later every one of us becomes an expert on loss. –Rabbi David Wolpe