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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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33 Inspirational Quotes on Grief and Loss

One of the things people comment on about our site and our Facebook page are our beautiful photos which we have used to create grief memes with inspirational quotes.  They can be uplifting and a comfort to those who have lost a loved one. 

So we have decided to put some of our favourite ones here together on one page so that you can read through them.  We hope that they will inspire hope and give you some peace on your grief journey.  

The quotes are also useful for those who are looking for something to write on a sympathy card or message.  

One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.  Elizabeth Postle

Wherever there is love, there is grief. A life without it is unthinkable. 

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Time alone does not heal. It is the loyalty to life that heals.

Stephanie Ericsson

Whether we live for 3 weeks, 3 years, 30 years or 90 years, life is a precious thing, each day a gift.

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I can be changed by what happens to me, I refuse to be reduced by it.

-Maya Angelou

Grief is, at its core, the heart's longing for something loved and lost.

No-one is ever as interested in everything you do as your mother, or as proud of you.

Grief Shared is Halved, Joy Shared is Doubled

- Proverb

Memories are a special gift. The harvest of a life of love and happiness.

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely

forget about it.  Jacques Prevert

Even if you are grieving, you are still allowed to enjoy your life.

However long or short it may be, it is precious too and shouldn't be wasted.  Elizabeth Postle

Today is a gift. Each day of life we have is precious and we must

make the most of it, it is all we can do.

Treasure a Pinch of Cremation Ashes in a Lovely Bracelet

Grief is not the enemy. Grief can be one of our greatest teachers.

- Tom Zuba

Strong Men Do Cry

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, 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 this storm's all about.
- Haruki Murakami

Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreak makes you wiser, so thank your past for a better future.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

- Martin Luther King

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause

in the world die away...
- Terry Pratchett

People do not pass away. They die and then, they stay.

- Naomi Shihab Nye

A light went out of my life.

Darkness was everywhere.
The morning eventually came.
The brightness was never the same.
 Elizabeth Postle

Sorrow, like rain, makes roses and mud.

Austin O'Malley

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I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea, As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity,

Remember me.
 From Remember Me by Margaret Mead

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

 Mitch Albom

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

What we have enjoyed, we can never lose... all that we

love deeply becomes a part of us.  Helen Keller

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.

 Turkish Proverb.

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

 C.S. Lewis

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

 Thomas Campbell

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Khalil Gibran

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

 Emily Dickinson

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. 


Beauty and pain co-exist. But when we are in the early phases of grieving, in order to eventually see beauty in the world again, we must first feel and inhabit our pain.

We needn 't eschew grief to be happy, and we needn't decry happiness in order to feel grief . 

Joanne Cacciatore

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Is it profitable to receive pension payments for a deceased spouse? payments received by their spouse before death (but only to replace a smaller pension with a larger one, and not receive both). In this case, the reassignment of pension payments to the Russian citizen will be made as a registration of a survivor's pension, the citizen can at any time return to the old-age pension.

At first glance, everything is clear, but in fact the statement that a widow (widower) can easily reissue the pension of the deceased is only partially true. To begin with, in order to perform this "transition", two conditions must be met.

Firstly, a widow or widower must be disabled, that is, have a disability of any group or reach retirement age (in the current year, these are women 56.5 years old and men 61.5 years old). This rule does not apply to an able-bodied citizen if he does not work, but takes care of the children, brothers, sisters or grandchildren of the deceased spouse who are under 14 years old.

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Second, the deceased's pension must be a permanent and primary source of income for the surviving spouse. This does not mean that a widow (widower) cannot have her own income (for example, her own pension or income from renting a dacha or apartment), but it is important that the funds received be in aggregate less than the pension of the deceased spouse. And only in this case, the widow (widower) can be recognized as needing a pension for the loss of a breadwinner.

When is it profitable to change pensions

The surviving spouse, if he meets the above criteria, will not receive the pension of the deceased, but may apply for another pension (for the loss of the breadwinner). And the size of the new pension benefit may be different than it was during the life of the spouse, sometimes not in a big way. And here's why: according to Russian law, the survivor's pension consists of a fixed payment and an insurance part. This year, the fixed payment is 3022.24 rubles, which is exactly two times lower than the old-age pension (6044.48 rubles), and the insurance depends on the length of service and wages of the deceased breadwinner.

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That is, you need to understand that when the surviving spouse passes to the survivor's pension, he will not receive the entire amount of the pension of the deceased - it will not include additional payments and allowances (for example, for disability, as a child of war, for northern or rural experience, etc.). In addition, such a pension does not increase upon reaching the age of 80.

The Federation Council told who is entitled to a pension supplement from 2022

Of course, each pensioner who has outlived his spouse has an individual situation, but there are several fundamental points that can help determine whether it is worth starting the transition at all. First of all, you need to understand that if the insurance period of the deceased spouse is small, then the survivor's pension will be close to the values ​​​​of a similar social benefit (this year - 5796.76 rubles), but if, on the contrary, the spouse had a long experience and good earnings, then the transition can be very profitable.

How to make an exchange

Since the establishment of one or another type of pension in the Russian Federation is possible only upon application, it is most logical to contact the PFR department even before making a decision on the advisability of switching from one type of pension to another. Its employees are obliged to carry out all the necessary calculations in terms of profitability for the applicant.

In some cases, documents may be required confirming that the widow (widower) was dependent on her husband before his death (as a rule, they ask for certificates of income of both spouses and an extract from the house book to confirm the fact of cohabitation), as well as data or documents on the loss of a source of livelihood (for example, the work book of a person who survived his spouse, with a record of his dismissal or documents on the establishment of disability).

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Important: you can apply for a transition from one type of pension to another regardless of how much time has passed since the death of the breadwinner - at least a few months, at least a few years.

- As a rule, a survivor's pension is granted in one of two situations: either if the surviving spouse was originally a dependent (that is, the deceased fully supported him officially), or the surviving citizen lost his livelihood with the death of his spouse, - said Alexander Inyutin, head of the Western Bar Association of Moscow. - In the first case, the law provides for the payment to the widow (widower) not only of the newly assigned pension, but also of the accrual for the period from which the deceased ceased to receive the due payments, but not more than for a year. And in the second case, the pension should be assigned from the date of application to the FIU.

Of course, it happens that pensioners enter into a new marriage. In this case, according to the law "On Insurance Pensions", if on the date of the conclusion of a new marriage the insurance pension for the loss of a breadwinner was assigned, it remains, even if the new spouse has a higher income.

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America's richest tech billionaires lost $315 billion in a year

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Jack Dorsey (Photo by Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A year ago, America's tech billionaires were skyrocketing, stocks were breaking all possible records, and venture capital funds were pumping big money into startups. Tech giants are losing this year

Over the past year, stock prices have fallen, inflation has risen, and participants in the Forbes 400 richest people in the United States have become poorer by a total of $500 billion. last year they lost $315 billion of assets, which is almost two-thirds of the total collapse of the state within the rating.

In total, 65 people made a fortune on technology in the 2022 ranking. 50 of them are poorer today than they were in 2021.

The biggest losses were among the largest businessmen. So, Amazon securities fell in price by 27% and turned into a loss of $ 50 billion for Jeff Bezos - the entrepreneur lost the first place in the list for the first time in four years (since 2018). Microsoft's stock plunged 15%, dropping former CEO Steve Ballmer's net worth by $13.5 billion his quotes fell by 73% - this is very bad news for Eric Yuan, because in this way his own assets fell by $ 10.6 billion.

Others in the technology-related sectors also felt the market decline. The total loss of $315 billion, for example, does not include Mark Zuckerberg's $76.8 billion loss due to the decline in his company's stock price. When compiling the rankings, Forbes classifies social media billionaires like Zuckerberg into the media and entertainment category.

Below are the top 10 tech billionaires with the biggest dollar losses in the past 12 months. The comparison was made between the indicators as of September 3, 2021 and September 2, 2022.

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Jeff Bezos - minus $50 billion

Net Worth: $151 Billion
Losses: $50 Billion
Core Asset: Amazon

Over the past year, Bezos has lost his status as America's richest man, losing the palm to Elon Musk, who then taunted the founder. "Sending a giant statue of the number 2 to Jeffrey B.," Musk wrote in a short email to Forbes in September 2021, when he took the number one spot off him. And also a silver medal. Nearly a year later, Musk still holds gold and is $100 billion ahead of the nearest member of the list.

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Larry Page - minus $30 billion

Wealth: $93 billion
Losses: $30 billion
Primary asset: Alphabet

Page, along with Sergey Brin, the founding couple of the world's most popular search engine, stepped away from parent company Google and Alphabet9 of the year. Since the publication of last year's rating, the stock price has fallen by 25%, and it cost Page himself $ 30 billion of his personal fortune. By the way, a year ago, the entrepreneur received a residence permit in New Zealand.

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Sergey Brin — minus $29.5 billion

Wealth: $89 billion
Losses: $29.5 billion
Main asset: Alphabet

In addition to the cheapening of Alphabet shares, the media pretty much went over the businessman when he filed for divorce from his second wife in January - then there were rumors about her short-lived romance with Elon Musk. She herself denied such information, as did the co-founder of Tesla.

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Bill Gates - minus $28 billion

Wealth: $106 billion
Losses: $28 billion
Core asset: Microsoft

Gates' wallet thinned due to a bad year for Microsoft stock, but most of the losses are due to deliberate moves to increase: in July, the pace of donations to charitable megaprojects, the founder of the corporation donated $ 20 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Mackenzie Scott - minus $20.8 billion

Wealth: $37.7 billion
Losses: $20.8 billion
Main asset: Amazon

Like Gates, Scott herself decided to get rid of a large part of her fortune. Her Amazon securities are worth less today, but philanthropy is also expensive. Since last June, Bezos' ex-wife has donated over $4 billion to initiatives including Planned Parenthood and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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Larry Ellison - minus $16.3 billion

Net Worth: $101B
Losses: $16.3B
Core Asset: Microsoft

Since the 2021 ranking was released, the stock price of Oracle, the data storage giant, has fallen 17% as the company struggled like other market participants. The organization reportedly started laying off hundreds of employees last month, mostly in the advertising department, to focus on medical IT solutions and its own cloud computing business.

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Pierre Omidyar — minus $15.4 billion

Wealth: $9.9 billion
Losses: $15.4 billion
Capital assets: eBay, PayPal m and allocated to a separate company in 2015, sank by 69%. Forbes estimates that Omidyar owns about 5% of the payments giant's assets. By the way, he is also among the 25 most charity-loving billionaires.

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Steve Ballmer — minus $13.5 billion

Net Worth: $83B
Losses: $13.5B
Core Assets: Microsoft

Playful ex-Microsoft CEO and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball club's finances slumped this year Microsoft shares by 14%.

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Eric Yuan and family - minus $10.6 billion

Net Worth: $3.9B
Losses: $10.6B
Core Assets: Zoom

Workers are returning to the office, and video conferencing service Zoom is facing major challenges as a result. Recent quarterly earnings fell short of analysts' expectations, and the company lowered its 2023 earnings guidance. The share price has fallen by 73% over the past year.

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Jack Dorsey - minus $10.4 billion

Net Worth: $4.5B
Losses: $10.4B
Capital Assets: Twitter, Block

Dorsey owns the assets of social media giant Twitter, founded with partners, but owes most of his fortune to the company Block, the parent enterprise of the Square payment platform.

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