100 of Quotes About Losing A Loved One

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The biggest challenge in life is coping with the loss of someone you love the most.

Loss affects people in different ways, for some people, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may have feelings of numbness or deep loneliness, you may also feel emotionally unstable. The death of a loved one can trigger fears of facing life without that person or the responsibilities you now face alone.

We’ve put together this list of quotes to help your grieving process:


100 Quotes About Losing A Loved One

1. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Unknown

2. “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

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

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

5. “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

6. “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn

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

8. “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight.” – Marcus Aurelius

9. “Everyone for whom I would have cried has already died.” – Kathryn Orzech


10th of 100 Quotes About Losing A Loved One

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


11. “All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying maybe.” – Michael McDowell

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

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

14. “Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift.” – Louise Hay and David Kessler

15. “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

16. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

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

18. “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

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


20th of 100 Quotes About Losing A Person You Love

20. “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


21. “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.

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

23. “The dead never truly die. They simply change form.” – Suzy Kassem

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

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

26. “Never take life for granted. Savor every sunrise, because no one is promised tomorrow…or even the rest of today.” – Eleanor Brownn

27. “The sun can break through the darkest cloud; love can brighten the gloomiest day.” – William Arthur Ward

28. “Lucky is the spouse who dies first, who never has to know what survivors endure.” – Sue Grafton

29. “We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.” – Anyon Chekov


30th of 100 Quotes About Personal Loss

30. “The Lord gives a good many things twice over, but he don’t give ye a mother but once.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe


31. “Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.” – Unknown

32. “What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part.” – Gail Caldwell

33. “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

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

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

36. “His death brings new experience to my life – that of a wound that will not heal.” – Ernst Jünger

37. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Kalil Gibran

38. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

39. “It’s more like she left some of herself behind in the walls and the floors and the books, like there’s something she wants to tell me.” – Marie Bostwick


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40. “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.” – Unknown


41. “Death had touched her, hurt her, and left her to deal with its disagreeable aftermath.” – Zoe Forward

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

43. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

44. “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

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

46. “Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones” – Munia Khan

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

48. “When people die,’ she said softly, ‘It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready to give them up.” ― C.A. Belmond

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


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50. “Time they said… Time will heal all wounds but they lied…” – Tilicia Haridat


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

52. “And where does that minute go, that minute that separates life from death? I want those sixty seconds back.” – Carmen Rodrigues

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

54. “What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

55. “The loss is unmeasurable but so is the love left behind.” – Unknown

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

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

58. “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

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


60th of 100 Quotes About Losing Someone You Love

60. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.” – Unknown


61. “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.” – Kristina McMorris

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

63. “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Native American Poem

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

65. “Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it.” – Stephen Levine

66. “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.” – Unknown

67. “All of us have parents. Generations pass. We are not unique. Now it is our family’s turn.” – Ralph Webster

68. “And yet I want to be human; I want to be thinking of him because then I feel he is alive somewhere, if only in my head.” – Sally Green

69. “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


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70. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly-that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott


71. “Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” – David Searls

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

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

74. “Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.” – Sir Walter Scott

75. “I should know enough about 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

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

77. “Death” is never an end, but a To Be Continued…” – Renée Chae

78. “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

79. “I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” – Mitch Albom 


80th of 100 Quotes About Losing A Loved One

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


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

82. “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar

83. “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” – Unknown

84. “After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore

85. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov

86. “Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.” – Jackson Brown Jr.

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

88. “Memories… let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through.” – Unknown

89. “Death is tough for the people left behind on earth.” – Prateeksha Malik


90th of 100 Quotes About Losing Your Loved Ones

90. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” – Dante


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

92. “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.” – Anonymous

93. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

94. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” – C. S. Lewis

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

96. “Though we are terrorized by death, it’s not different from birth, it just happens” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

97. “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

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

99. “He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

100. “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” – Madeline Miller



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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