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70 Healing Grief Quotes for Uplifting Someone During Loss

Grieving is the most painful process one goes through after the loss of the people they love. It is true that the loss of a loved one leaves a giant hole in your heart. But as life moves on, you’ve got to pick up the pieces and keep going. You can also find comfort in prayer for encouragement, and bible verses about faith on our site.

It may seem difficult to carry on with your life after the death of your loved one, but you’ve got to learn to live without them. Life goes on so if you are here looking for comfort words to help you heal after the loss of your loved one, you have come to the right place. Also see grieving quotes for a friend. 

We have put together a list of grief quotes that will surely comfort and heal your broken heart. Inspirational funeral quotes and broken heart quotes will also help you deal with the grief. 

Healing Grief Quotes

Healing after the loss of your loved one can prove to be a mission to many and it might take a long time. Here are quotes about grief and healing that will see to it that you get all the comfort you need to heal from your loss.

  1. “You don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.” — Bob Marley

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  1. “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith … It is the price of love.” – unknown

  2. “That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” –John Green

  3. “What feels like the end is often a new beginning.”

  4. “Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.” –Patti Smith

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  1. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.” –Rumi

  2. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” –Kenji Miyazawa

  3. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” –Pierre Auguste Renoir

 Sudden Death Grief Quotes

There is nothing more painful than to lose a loved suddenly. Find inspiration and solace from the following quotes about the sudden death of your loved one.

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

  2. “He never knew what hit him, and that would have comforted me, except . . . just for one second, he would have had to know, wouldn’t he? There must have been a blur, a sense of the world exploding, a flashpoint of receiving more damage than a human body could endure. ” ― Lisa Kleypas

  3. “Such a suitable word, stroke. I’d heard it since childhood without fully understanding its meaning, but it sounded, even through a haze of sleep and dope, just like itself: abrupt and brutal and irreversible. A stroke of lightning, the stroke of midnight, the stroke of a pen.” ― Armistead Maupin

  4. “It all seemed so absurd to him: that a life comprising so many accumulated years could be interrupted with such indifferent swiftness. The fundamental fragility of it all.” ― Adam Sternbergh

  5. “I take the precaution of wearing proper, decent clothes when changing a light bulb in case I get zapped and die.” ― Joyce Rachelle

  6. “When the raw pain is so unbearable and unbelievable, you may wonder if you can go on. But, you can, and will. And life can be good again—when you work at it.” 

  7. “It’s a conscious choice to decide to move through grief, mourn the loss of the person you love, and heal.” ― Chelsea Hanson

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Grief Quotes Bible

The bible has always been a good source of comfort to those who are grieving. Whenever you feel alone, turn to these bible verses we have collected for you that will ease your pain.

  1. 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

  2. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

  3. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

  4. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

  5. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

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  1. The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

  2. He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

  3. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

Grief Comfort Quotes

Giving someone who is grieving a shoulder to cry on and some sympathy words can be so heart-warming. But sometimes we tend to struggle with what to say and how to say it. Here are quotes you can choose from when comforting one who is grieving.

  1. “It’s the process of grieving that’s important and necessary, not the understanding of it.” 

  2. “No rule book. No time frame. No judgment. Grief is as individual as a fingerprint. Do what is right for your soul.”

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  1. “You don’t get over it, you get through it… It doesn’t get better, it gets different…Every day, just like me, Grief puts on a new face.” — Wendy Feireisen

  2. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” — Vicki Harrison

  3. “It’s not about getting over it it’s about learning to live with it.” — After Chloe

  4. “Grief changes us the pain sculpts us into someone who understands more deeply hurts more often appreciates more quickly cries more easily hopes more desperately loves more openly.”

  5. “Healing takes time and you are doing the best you can and that is perfect.”

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  1. “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.” — Gail Caldwell

  2. “Grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away.” — V.C. Andrews

A Grief Observed Quotes

  1. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” –Queen Elizabeth

  2. “I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.”-A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

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  1. “If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words ‘they’re gone’. They’ll come back.” –Comeback by Prince

  2. “One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” –Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

  3. “Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President’s widow?” –Jacqueline Kennedy

CS Lewis Grief Quotes

These are ‘grief comes in waves’ quotes from Grieve Observed Quotes, a book by Author C.S. Lewis where he was reflecting on the loss of his wife Joy Davidman.

  1. “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. –S. Lewis

  2. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” ― S. Lewis

  3. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ―S. Lewis

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  1. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” ― S. Lewis

  2. “God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.” ― S. Lewis

  3. “I once read the sentence ‘I lay awake all night with a toothache, thinking about the toothache an about lying awake.’ That’s true to life. Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.” ― S. Lewis

  4. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” ― S. Lewis

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  1. “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it?” ― S. Lewis

  2. “Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.” S. Lewis

Comfort Grief Quotes For A Friend

Finding the right word to say to a grieving friend without offending them and adding paraffin to the flame can be difficult. We have made things easier for you, just hold your friend’s hands through their grieving journey and use the following quotes to comfort them. You may write them in sympathy cards.

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

  2. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets

  3. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss.” – Mandy Hale

  4. “And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’” – Author Unknown

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  1. “The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.” – Author Unknown

  2. “Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear.” – Author Unknown

  3. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” –Hebrew Proverb

  4. “As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” – Author Unknown

 Journey Of Grief Quotes

The grieving phase is not an easy one. This is something that you have to go through to heal. Here are grief is the last act of love quotes that will get you through the journey of grieving.

  1. “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” –Brian Jacques

  2. “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

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  1. “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.” –Arthur Golden

  2. “To grieve at any loss, be it of friend or property, weakens mind and body.  It is no help to the friend grieved for.  It is rather an injury; for our sad thought must reach the person, even if passed to another condition of existence, and it is a source of pain to that person.” –Prentice Mulford

  3. “The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him or her alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.” –Arthur Schopenhauer

  4. “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 build 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 Kuebler-Ross and John Kessler

  5. “Heavy misfortunes have befallen us, but let us only cling to what remains, and transfer our love for those whom we have lost to those who yet live. “ –Mary Shelley

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  1. “It’s so curious:  one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief.  But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer. . . and everything collapses.” –Collette

Christian Grief Quotes

Whenever you feel like you are losing yourself during the grieving phase, find solace from the following Christian quotes.

  1. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” –William Shakespeare

  2. “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 Kübler-Ross

  3. “Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss.” –Meghan O’Rourke

  4. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  5. “For the Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, Yet He will show compassion According to the multitude of His mercies. For He does not afflict willingly, Nor grieve the children of men.” Lamentations 3:31-33

  6. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” –Matthew 5:4

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  1. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” II Corinthians 1:3-4

  2. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Do not walk down the grieving road alone, allow us to be there for you. I hope the above grief quotes were of great use to you. 

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