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56 Powerful Grief Quotes - Messages About Grieving and Loss

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Thomas Campbell

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

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Nicholas Sparks

“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.”

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Jodi Picoult

“Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.”

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Winnie The Pooh

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you’ll 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.”

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Pablo Neruda

“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”

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Sarah Dessen

“Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.”

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Paulo Coelho

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

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Pierre Auguste Renoir

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”

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Jose N. Harris

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”

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Irving Berlin

“The song is ended but the melody lingers on.

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Maya Angelou

“And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.”

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“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”

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Mandy Hale

“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.”

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Dean Koontz

“Grief can destroy you — or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it.

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Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.”

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J.M. Barrie

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

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Rodgers and Hammerstein, 'Carousel'

“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.”

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John Green, 'The Fault In Our Stars'

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”

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

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64 Quotes After Grief and Life After Loss Whats your Grief

Here are 64 (okay fine, 63) quotes about grief, coping, and life after loss. Although we love a good grief quote, Litsa and I were slow to join in on the quote-pic phenomenon. The internet just seemed plastered with inspirational platitudes pasted on pictures of sunsets and rainbows. It all seemed so trite and reductive we decided not to add to the noise. Then we got over ourselves because, well, a good quote serves many purposes. A quote helps us put our own thoughts and feelings into perspective. It allows us to use the words of others to communicate or to convey a message. It helps us to feel a sense of commonality when we find our feelings, experiences, and observations match those of another. We hope something here resonates with you (and feel free to steal and share any of these images with your grieving family and friends).

“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.”

~ Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

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

~ Thomas Campbell

“When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.

I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else.

I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return.

Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.

I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'”

~ Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death

“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.”

~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”

~ Terry Pratchett

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”

~ Havelock Ellis

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.

~ J.M. Barrie

“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.”

~ Colette

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.”

~ Shel Silverstein

“Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.”

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.”

~ Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel

“On this bald hill the new year hones its edge.

Faceless and pale as china

The round sky goes on minding its business.

Your absence is inconspicuous,

Nobody can tell what I lack.”

~ Sylvia Plath, Parliament Hill Fields

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built of a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touches some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.”

~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

“Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ’til it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

“I’ll be seeing you

In all the old familiar places

That this heart of mine embraces

All day through.”

~ Billie Holiday, I’ll Be Seeing You

“One more day

One more time

One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied

But then again

I know what it would do

Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you.

~ Diamond Rio, One More Day

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”

~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'”

~ Meghan O’Rourke, Story’s End

“14 years.

My longest relationship.

My only experience of maternal love.

My constant companon.

My best friend.


~ Sarah Silverman, On Her Dog Duck

“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.”

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders.

That’s why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day.

~ Edward Hirsch

“Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.”

~ Mariska Hargity

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

~ Clarence Budington Kelland

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

~ C.S. Lewis

“Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.”

~ “Bubbles,” The Wire

“She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.”

~ George Eliot

“The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.”

~ Korean Proverb

“If I die before you
which is all but certain
then in the moment
before you will see me
become someone dead
in a transformation
as quick as a shooting star’s
I will cross over into you
and ask you to carry
not only your own memories
but mine too until you
too lie down and erase us
both together into oblivion.

~ Galway Kinnell, Promissory Note

“It’s coming on Christmas

They’re cutting down trees

They’re putting up reindeer

And singing songs of joy and peace

Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on.”

~ Joni Mitchell, River


Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,

Whispering ‘It will be happier’…”

~ Alfred Tennyson

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

~ Stuart Scott

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

~ Khalil Gibran

“Grief sucks.”

~ Everyone Ever

“It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.”

~ Patti Davis

“The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.”

~ Cheryl Strayed

“What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

~ David Levithan

“Someday soon, we all will be together

If the fates allow

Until then,

We’ll have to muddle through somehow.”

~ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”

~ Heraclitus

“Next person that minimizes my grief is getting a swift kick to the shin.”

“Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.

~ William Shakespeare

“So when you need her touch

And loving gaze

Gone but not forgotten

Is the perfect phrase

Smiling from a star

That she makes glow

Trust she’s always there

Watching as you grow

Find her in the place

Where the lost things go.”

~ The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppin Returns

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”

~ Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlett Leaves

“Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.”

~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“I will not say:

Do not weep;

For not all tears are evil.”

~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“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

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

~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.”

~ Irving Berlin

“When he shall die,

Take him and cut him out in little stars,

And he will make the face of heaven so fine,

That all the world will be in love with night,

And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.

~ Alphonse de Lamartine, Méditations Poétiques

“Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.”

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”

~ William Penn

“Life has to end.

Love doesn’t.”

~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“And once the storm is over you won’t remember you how made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.”

~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

~ Helen Keller

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How crypto traders can exit losing trades. Expert advice :: RBC.Crypto

Why in some cases it is better to immediately close a position at a loss, while in others it is possible to turn it into profit and how to properly allocate working capital

Unforeseen events often occur in the crypto market, which can lead to losses. For example, the sharp decline in quotes that occurred on September 7 brought down the cost of bitcoin by more than 16% and led to the massive liquidation of margin positions of crypto traders for $3. 5 billion. RBC-Crypto experts explained how not to become a hostage of unprofitable transactions and why it is important get out of them right.

Risk and its limitation

Events that cannot be predicted or predicted in any way are not uncommon in the cryptocurrency market, notes Mikhail Karkhalev, financial analyst at the crypto exchange. In most cases, such events cause losses for traders, and you need to be prepared for them, he adds.

Before opening a position, you always need to understand where the stop loss will be located and where the averaging will be, Andrey Podolyan, CEO of the Cryptorg crypto exchange, advises. Without this understanding, in his opinion, the trader will not feel comfortable in the transaction, and there is a high probability of impulsive ill-conceived decisions, often leading to additional losses.

Stop loss order is used to limit the loss. This tool is triggered if the price of an asset goes in the opposite direction from the desired one.

You can set a stop loss at the nearest significant level of support or resistance, advised Ivan Petukhovsky, co-founder of the EXMO crypto exchange. In his opinion, it is better to close a losing position immediately after the loss exceeds the calculated risk value.

When is it better to wait out

There are situations when you can wait out in order to get out of a losing position to zero or a small plus, Karkhalev believes. But in such cases, you need to understand what caused the decline in quotes, the analyst added. According to him, if this is a fundamental event that turned the market over, then it is better to exit the position.

When trading cryptocurrency, as in transactions with other assets, it is important to follow the rules of working capital management, Podolyan recalled. He noted that with its correct distribution, it is not a problem to average a losing position several times and pull it into profit.

Change of priority

Many traders, with a strong negative move, transfer their position from short-term to long-term in the hope that after some time the value of the asset will rise again and allow it to go positive, Podolyan said. In his opinion, with the correct distribution of working capital, it is possible to wait out difficult times in the market.

Such an approach can only make sense for long-term investments on the spot platform, Petukhovskiy added. He explained that the use of such an approach in margin trading would lead to significant losses.

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New Tesla or Bubble: Why the Market Priced Lost Rivian at $150 Billion

Most investors knew little about Rivian Automotive before it went public in early November. But the electric car maker's spectacular run-up was a big deal. International financial consultant and author of the book "When bad is good" Isaac Becker makes an attempt to analyze this episode and answer emerging questions from the standpoint of the interests of an ordinary investor

"Optics" analysis

Rivian is not an ordinary company. Its founders state: “We may not look like a car company, think like a car company, or act like a car company – but that is because we were never only interested in making cars. We founded Rivian because we wanted to change the world for the better." In fact, the company is more concerned with creating "software on wheels". By and large, the market does not evaluate the legendary Tesla as a purely automotive company, then it would cost much less, at the level of a simple car manufacturer. That is why one should not be too surprised by the high quotes of securities of companies engaged in the field of EV (Electric Vehicle - electric vehicles) and the desire of investors to acquire them.

Now that we have stocked up on "optics" for the analysis of the Rivian stock market miracle, let's consider the basic, as they say, bare facts. The company was founded in 2009, and during this time, its main achievements can be considered the creation of two electric cars (pickup and SUV), which are based on the same platform. Rivian hasn't mass-produced them yet, and essentially only has an agreement with Amazon to supply 100,000 electric vans in the future.

On November 9, trading in the company's securities started, and in just a few days its market capitalization jumped above $150 billion, outperforming such eminent "colleagues" as Ford, General Motors, and even Europe's largest automaker, Volkswagen. The latter produces 10 million cars a year, which brings him €250 billion in revenue. What is the reason for such a high share price of a start-up company?

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Growth factors

In my opinion, the basis of this phenomenon is the electric vehicle market, its great attractiveness and prospects. But this is only part of the answer; for a modern investor, the decisive factor is, as usual, the opportunity to make good money. True, in this case, “make good money” means a specific example: this, of course, is the return on Tesla shares. Over the past two years, its papers have grown by 1575% (hereinafter, data is given as of November 25, 2021).

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The achievements of the coolest companies of our time are beyond comparison: in the same time period, for example, Apple shares rose by only 147%, Amazon - by 105%, Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) - by 74%. Even the price of bitcoin rose by a “modest” 692% in two years. That is why, for the sake of "Tesla" earnings, an investor is ready to take any risk and try to invest in everything that at least remotely promises to repeat the history of Elon Musk's company.

This is the frame of our Christmas tree, which also contains other toys that make Rivian's stock even more attractive. At the very top shines a big "star" of Amazon. We already mentioned her order for cars, but that's not all: with it, in 2019, the majority of Rivian was acquired in the amount of 20%. This, of course, significantly fueled the interest of investors in the company's securities. However, if Amazon's investment can be viewed as a promising investment, at least from the point of view of the future consumer of Rivian products, then Ford's investment is already a kind of recognition by a respected colleague of the prospects of the business itself, which has become another component of Rivian's IPO success.

Ford started its investment in Rivian with $500 million in 2019 and then increased it to $1200 million. There were even plans for co-production. One of the factors of interest in Rivian shares cannot be excluded from the fact that the stock market is currently quite expensive and investors are scrambling to find new, promising opportunities to place their money.

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Big cons

You should start with the basics of analysis, and they say that like must/can be compared only with like. That's why Rivian as a business can't be compared to Ford or Toyota, much less Tesla. It simply doesn't exist. It's under construction. The idea itself is good, but what will come of it, no one knows yet. Suffice it to say that last year the company lost $2 billion, and this is not a one-time failure: Rivian has not yet had a profitable year at all. Yes, and IPO, in my opinion, the company went too early and not from a good life - you need a lot of money for further development.

It would be logical for a new manufacturer of electric cars to enter the market, at least when a significant number of cars start to come off the assembly line and it will be tested by the consumer. So far, we are talking about only 156 assembled cars, most of which are used by the company's employees. When evaluating Rivian in terms of the “product” that it offers to the consumer, one must keep in mind that this is not 2008, when Musk began to practically promote the idea of ​​​​electric cars to the masses, releasing his first Tesla Roadster electric sports car. Now this is a fairly competitive market, which has entered almost all the giants of the classic automotive industry with their proposals.

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This means that the "highlight of the program" - the Rivian R1T pickup - has something to compare with. He is not a recognized leader who has some breakthrough technologies and “indestructible” pluses for the driver. So, for example, a similar car from Tesla - cyber track - is in no way inferior, and in many ways even superior to the car from Rivian. For example, Musk uses heavy-duty steel to make the “clothes” for his pickup truck, while a competitor uses traditional aluminum. But the Rivian pickup has more luggage space. True, it is too early to talk about comparing prices. But we can say for sure that Tesla is already finishing the construction of its superfactory (gigafactory) in Texas for the production of cyber track, and Rivian has all this in the plans.

There may be room in the market for different electric cars, just like classic cars of different brands and price ranges coexist now, but the capitalization of these companies is relatively modest and does not inspire anyone.

More news that confirms our fears: Ford announced recently that it is ending its strategic partnership with Rivian and plans to launch its own electric pickup in the spring. True, this does not prevent Ford from getting an excellent return on invested money: they have grown more than 10 times and are now valued at $ 13. 5 billion. How can one not recall the saying that “it was smooth on paper, but forgot about the ravines” . Rivian also had problems with Amazon: when the car's air conditioning and heating are running, battery consumption increases significantly, which reduces the car's operating time without recharging announced by the manufacturer.

Gas stations (Photo by Rivian/Facebook)

Let's wait for the results

Of course, any investment always involves a certain level of risk and there are always pros and cons. The art of the experienced investor lies in making the right decision. Anyway, do it more often than make mistakes. A few weeks of trading in Rivian shares on the stock market is clearly not enough to draw any final conclusions. However, even this microexperience speaks volumes.

First, those who entered Rivian's capital before the IPO and bought shares in the early days of their listing on the market had a chance to make good money.

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