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Quote Left What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; Grief not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind. Quote Right
Quote Left The word was born in the blood, grew in the dark body, beating, and took flight through the lips and the mouth. Farther away and nearer still, still it came from dead fathers and from wondering races, from lands which had turned to stone, lands weary of their poor tribes, for when grief took to the roads the people set out and arrived and married new land and water to grow their words again. And so this is the inheritance; this is the wavelength which connects us with dead men and the dawning of new beings not yet come to light. Quote Right
Quote Left The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy Quote Right
Quote Left January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps - but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers. Quote Right
Quote Left On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world. Quote Right
Quote Left Here is my gift, not roses on your grave, not sticks of burning incense. You lived aloof, maintaining to the end your magnificent disdain. You drank wine, and told the wittiest jokes, and suffocated inside stifling walls. Alone you let the terrible stranger in, and stayed with her alone. Now you're gone, and nobody says a word about your troubled and exalted life. Only my voice, like a flute, will mourn at your dumb funeral feast. Oh, who would have dared believe that half-crazed I, I, sick with grief for the buried past, I, smoldering on a slow fire, having lost everything and forgotten all, would be fated to commemorate a man so full of strength and will and bright inventions, who only yesterday it seems, chatted with me, hiding the tremor of his mortal pain. Quote Right
Quote Left I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless. Quote Right
Quote Left I swear to keep the dead upon my mind,/Disdain for all time to be overglad./Among spring flowers, under summer trees./By chilling autumn water... Quote Right
Quote Left When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Quote Right
Quote Left Once in a stately passion / I cried with desperate grief,/ 'O Lord, my heart is black with guile,/ Of sinners I am chief.' Quote Right
Quote Left I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. Quote Right
Quote Left No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. Quote Right
Quote Left Out of the sighs a little comes, But not of grief, for I have knocked down that... Quote Right
Quote Left When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity. Quote Right
Quote Left Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. Quote Right
Quote Left We feel at first as if some opportunities of kindness and sympathy were lost, but learn afterward that any pure grief is ample recompense for all. That is, if we are faithful; -- for a spent grief is but sympathy with the soul that disposes events, and is as natural as the resin of Arabian trees. -- Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not. Quote Right
Quote Left No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear. Quote Right
Quote Left For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. Quote Right
Quote Left So if I asked you about art you could give me the skinny on every art book ever written...Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. And if I asked you about women I'm sure you could give me a syllabus of your personal favorites, and maybe you've been laid a few times too. But you couldn't tell me how it feels to wake up next to a woman and be truly happy. If I asked you about war you could refer me to a bevy of fictional and non-fictional material, but you've never been in one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap and watched him draw his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love I'd get a sonnet, but you've never looked at a woman and been truly vulnerable. Known that someone could kill you with a look. That someone could rescue you from grief. That God had put an angel on Earth just for you. And you wouldn't know how it felt to be her angel. To have the love be there for her forever. Through anything, through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand and not leaving because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term 'visiting hours' didn't apply to you. And you wouldn't know about real loss, because that only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself, and you've never dared to love anything that much. I look at you and I don't see an intelligent confident man, I don't see a peer, and I don't see my equal. I see a boy. Nobody could possibly understand you, right Will? Yet you presume to know so much about me because of a painting you saw. You must know everything about me. You're an orphan, right? Do you think I would presume to know the first thing about who you are because I read 'Oliver Twist?' And I don't buy the argument that you don't want to be here, because I think you like all the attention you're getting. Personally, I don't care. There's nothing you can tell me that I can't read somewhere else. Unless we talk about your life. But you won't do that. Maybe you're afraid of what you might say. Quote Right
Quote Left Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot. Quote Right
Quote Left What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be not forever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
Grief not, rather find,
Strength in what remains behind,
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be,
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of Human suffering,
In the faith that looks through death
In years that bring philophic mind.
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Quote Left May you live out your life Without hate, without grief... Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness does not await us all. One needn't be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why w... Quote Right
Quote Left Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade. Quote Right
Quote Left The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. Quote Right
Quote Left Only to have a grief equal to all these tears! Quote Right
Quote Left Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true Quote Right
Quote Left January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps -- but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a tower in the Emperor's palace called the Tower of Heroes: a black tower which rises high into the sky like a spike. At the summit of that tower hangs the Bell of Lost Souls. It is an ancient thing, massive as a building and adorned with dark runes, its peal like the scream of an anguished god. It is tolled but once when a great hero of the Imperium dies. Its wailing moan of grief lasts long and reaches the ears of millions, and its tones penetrate the unifying ether of humanity turning the thought of countless billions towards mankind's loss. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Grief

Quote Left Grief must not be stifled; it must have tears, an outlet, a sigh, words. Quote Right
Quote Left We know every humans have a day to depart ,but Each departure end up with sadness, and grief. Quote Right
Quote Left Placid platitude masks the grief of contrite certitude Quote Right
Quote Left Craig, if fish and chips matter-Then, by all means, change the batter-Especially if it sinks the platter-But if it doesn't then why the chatter-I would be biased to tell the nonsecular to scatter-When their words, take hills of grief and makes them flatter- Quote Right
Quote Left There is no man who does not cry much. There will not be any people who will laugh more than crying. Basically the intensity of grief or weight is billions of times more than laughing. Therefore, it seems as though the happier moments of life than the sad moments of life have got more sorrow Quote Right
Quote Left Grief can be overwhelming. Just remember to breathe in, breathe out, and repeat as necessary. Quote Right
Quote Left "Grief pops out in all directions at the most inopportune times, and there's no way to prepare." Quote Right
Quote Left "Grief does not sneak up. It grabs us, shoves us down, smashes our face in, and kicks our shins." Quote Right
Quote Left "Leave a begger in need,and your heart will knock each day on regret with grief, Quote Right
Quote Left A pity for those ignorant of life's temporary dream lost in weeds of grief, for they do not console, standing near to the hazy realm of this world. Quote Right
Quote Left Grief is the waste product of love. Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge is the latter to a higher state of consciousness and ignorance is the penalty of our grief. Quote Right
Quote Left Between birth and death there is life to live,battles to win and experiences to cherish.Just between those tears of joy and tears of grief there is a forgiving heart and a forgiven thought. Quote Right
Quote Left I knew I loved you when saying goodbye felt like a knife. When grief took over my body while you were still walking this earth. When your name stuck in my throat and hearing it felt like a dagger all over again. Although it was the right thing to do, even the right decision can feel like the wrong one. Quote Right
Quote Left Grief becomes a black river that punches through our souls and breaches the dams of our hearts.That flows to our tears of sorrow and is shown to the world as our love. Quote Right
Quote Left "Grief is that gnawing, empty pain we experience when we have lost someone, and with the loss of that person, loss of part of our own selves" Quote Right
Quote Left For a writer, grief is a reservoir, boredom is recuperation and happiness is rust. Quote Right
Quote Left Be brief with grief. Quote Right
Quote Left Running from persecution and hopelessness has left the world awash with grief on European shores. Quote Right