As much as it gives as joy to love and be loved, there’s one inevitability in life that feels impossible to face — loss. Losing someone is paralyzing. Life may suddenly lose its meaning. But in the end, to love means to continue living. It means believing that no life is ever ended, not with someone left behind to cherish it.
Here are 30 Losing Someone quotes that could help you cope, and hopefully, heal. And while no words would make the feelings of grief bearable, know that it’ll get better. Eventually.
All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be. – Michael McDowell
Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones. – Munia Khan
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. – Anton Chekhov
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
Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. – Jack Thorne
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. – William Penn
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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
Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. – Anne Roiphe
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. – Isaac Asimov
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. – Kahlil Gibran
Having something and losing it, it’s so much crueler than never having had it. – Victoria Schwab
The effects of loss are acute, and unique to each individual. Not everyone mourns in the same way, but everyone mourns. – Richelle E. Goodrich
Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening. – Sir Walter Scott
Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. – William Shakespeare
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
The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives. – Rob Liano
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. – John Steinbeck
What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller
We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it. – Elizabeth Berrien
We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love. – Anne L. de Stael
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
The dead never truly die. They simply change form. – Suzy Kassem
I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains. – Anne Frank
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. – Emily Dickinson
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
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
Losing someone we love is impossible to get over with. What we’re left to do is to appreciate the life lived and the love shared. Share these 30 Losing Someone Quotes to alleviate the pain of loss, even for just a little bit.