Best Quotes About Grieving

You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be. -Nigella Lawson

America had taken my father from me. And over most of the years of his illness, I gradually started feeling this support system from this country who-people grieving along with us. -Patti Davis

I was moaning and grieving as if I lost one of my own children. It was probably one of the most real feelings I ever had on the show. I was just sitting there wailing with no lines. I was beat after that storyline. -Hunter Tylo

The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility. -Martin Puryear

The time you spend grieving over a man should never exceed the amount of time you actually spent with him. -Rita Rudner

You can't understand Twenties England until you appreciate it was under a cloud of mourning. Nearly everyone was grieving. -Ian Hislop

I had to go on without my mother, even though I was suffering terribly, grieving her. -Cheryl Strayed

If I had rolled along with the strip's popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now 'grieving' for 'Calvin and Hobbes' would be wishing me dead. -Bill Watterson

Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that's only expedited by 'Out of sight, out of mind.' But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It's a high-class problem, but it's real. -Hank Azaria

My heart goes out to the grieving parents who lost their two-year-old or their newborn. -Elizabeth Edwards

The littlest thing can have the strongest connection when you're grieving. Your Proustian, poetic nerve is turned up to ten. -Mike Mills

When children have grieving parents it's also common for them to feel an obligation to cheer them up and make them happy. -Simon Callow

You meet a lot of people and have a lot of experiences, and they color you and stay with you – but I'm not the grieving widow. Life is much more complicated and interesting and full of zigs and zags than that. -Emmylou Harris

I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16. -Peaches Geldof

When people are grieving, it's kind of like a storm, and you need something to grab onto, but often you have to brave it on your own. -Clare Bowen

I don't believe in regretting – one should try to move on. My mum was good at that. She was deeply in love with my father, and he died when I was nine. She remarried, and her second husband died, too. I saw the grieving process she went through. My mother had this way of moving on. It was a fine trait. -Robert Winston

It would be a lie to say that people are coming to adoption with joy at all times. Hope, perhaps, but it would be disingenuous to say that every part coming to an adoption isn't seriously grieving. -Jennifer Gilmore

I think grieving is the same for everybody that lost someone you love deeply. It's the same. You know, you're really no different than anybody else who's lost somebody they adored. -Lee Radziwill

For too many families, the aftershock of the war in Afghanistan will be felt every day, most probably for the rest of their lives. I know because I've looked into the eyes and the faces of grieving mothers. -Ross Kemp

We had already planned my wedding when my brother passed away in 2012. When you're grieving, you don't necessarily want to think about something like that, but my brother told me that he wanted me to, so we went ahead and did it. -Yaya DaCosta

I'm always happy when people choose to get another dog because it's a healthy and healing thing to do, and there are millions of them needing homes. But there is no single time frame to do it in because grieving is an intensely personal experience. -Jon Katz

It's important to remember that the animals are not grieving with us. They're very accepting. They're not lying there thinking 'How could you do this to me? Why aren't you keeping me going?' Pets don't do the human things of guilt and anger and recrimination that we do. They come and go with great acceptance. -Jon Katz

The first thing that we need to say is that God is grieving, too. Uh, a lot of people try to make it sound like 'well everything that happens is God's will.' That's nonsense. God allows everything, but God does not choose everything. -Rick Warren

There's a general impulse to distract the grieving person – as if you could. -Joan Didion

I think the biggest thing that I have to do is to remind people that poetry is there for us to turn to not only to remind us that we're not alone – for example, if we are grieving the loss of someone – but also to help us celebrate our joys. That's why so many people I know who've gotten married will have a poem read at the wedding. -Natasha Trethewey

Many churches today have special programs for people who are grieving, and these can be very helpful. -Billy Graham

The Secret Revelation of John opens, again, in crisis. The disciple John, grieving Jesus' death, is walking toward the temple when he meets a Pharisee who mocks him for having been deceived by a false messiah. These taunts echoed John's own fear and doubt. -Elaine Pagels

Some of you, unfortunately, will never marry in this life. That turns out to be the case sometimes. If that happens, do not spend your life grieving over it. The world still needs your talents. It needs your contribution. -Gordon B. Hinckley

It's unnatural to believe death usually has a beauty and a concordance and is usually a coming together of your life's work. It leads to frustration for the patient. And it leaves grieving families convinced they did something wrong. -Sherwin B. Nuland

I am interested in the way advances in medicine and palliative care mean more people now have the opportunity to plan their own deaths, and also plan for those who are left behind. What does that do to the grieving process? -Laura Wade

There is a point in the grieving process when you can run away from memories or walk straight toward them. -Patti Davis

People respond differently to people who are grieving. They reach out. But depression is so very isolating. It's hard to explain to anyone who has never been depressed how isolating it is. Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting. -Kay Redfield Jamison

We've enshrined the purity, sanctity, value, and importance of bringing children into the world, yet we don't discuss death. There used to be an enshrined period where mourning was a necessary part of going through the process of grieving; death wasn't considered morbid or antisocial. But that's totally gone. -Cate Blanchett

I've always had a little bit of darkness, and I've always been someone who was grieving. I had kind of had a tumultuous upbringing living in an abusive home, so for me, writing has always been a point of catharsis. -Mary Lambert

Certainly, we all wonder what is beyond, and when you lose a loved one, I think part of the grieving process includes where that person might have gone or if you'll ever see them again. I think it forces you to look up to the sky, to the cosmos. -Jenny Lewis

At the bottom, all wars are the same because they involve death and maiming and wounding, and grieving mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. -Tim O'Brien

In general, I think people are worried about saying the wrong thing to any grieving person. On a very basic level, I think they're frightened of touching off tears or sorrow, as though someone tearing up at the mention of unhappy news would be the mentioner's fault. -Elizabeth McCracken

Remember that a woman who has given birth to a dead child has given birth and is recovering physically, too. Don't be afraid of grieving parents. -Elizabeth McCracken

The home funeral – caring for the dead ourselves – changes our relationship to grieving. If you have been married to someone for 50 years, why would you let someone take them away the moment they die? -Caitlin Doughty

Certainly I see no reason why society should prevent grieving parents from having a baby cloned from the cells of a dead child if they wish. -Gregory Benford

I think ancient cultures incorporated death into the experience of life in a more natural way than we have done. In our obsessive focus on youth, on celebrity, our denial of death makes it harder for people who are grieving to find a place for that grief. -Edward Hirsch

I didn't realize I was still grieving for my father at 30-something. -Natalie Cole

When I had to bury my child, I probably didn't start grieving until a year and a half later. -Lamar Odom

No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because every relationship is so unique, no two people grieve the same way. And you have no idea how you are going to grieve till you are grieving. -Alysia Reiner

In the South, I think, food mirrors our lives. When I was growing up, no matter what you were grieving or celebrating, my mama would be at the door with a cake or a pie. -Kimberly Schlapman

I'm human, we all are – all doctors are – and grieving is a natural part of medicine. As a doctor, grieving is a natural part of medicine. If you deny that, again, you'd get into this trap of curing and victory. I think grief is very important. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

The affinity towards suits was a functional thing for me early on because I was thrifting at secondhand shops, and it was also initially a way of grieving – my father had passed, and he used to wear suits all the time. -Jidenna

Mom was so funny and loving to us kids. She was our first audience. When my dad died, I was suddenly alone in the house with her because my two older brothers were away at college. I was the man of the house, and she was the grieving woman. -Billy Crystal

I think 'Manchester' is really about grieving and trying to get on after something terrible has happened to an adult, and a whole life being destroyed, and then, what are the forces that keep him involved with the people he loves? They love him, and they won't let him go. -Kenneth Lonergan

As we wander, grieving, in yet another dark moment, amid our pain we must struggle to remember the redemptive power of love and hope. -Ephraim Mirvis

Forgiveness takes time. It is the last step of the grieving process. -Elin Nordegren

Psychics prey on the vulnerable of society. They look like they're contacting the other side, but they're not, and they're interfering with the natural grieving process that everyone has to go through. -Keith Barry

In Washington, we had a grieving President Wilson, very, very much a lonely, grieving man. He had lost his wife of many years in August 1914 at about the same time the war broke out in Europe. -Erik Larson

Many communities have turned a blind eye to what goes on inside funeral homes, as many people prefer not to know the ins and outs of the business. In addition, grieving customers in need of funeral goods and services may not be in a healthy state of mind to make financial decisions. -Perianne Boring

Courage does not mean not fearing or not grieving. It does mean recognizing and resisting terror management right away, from the moment of the attack, precisely when it seems most difficult to do so. -Timothy D. Snyder

Do not wallow in your failure. Spend some time grieving, learn from it, and then move on. Constantly replaying what went wrong will not benefit you. Get involved in another company, another cause, another relationship. -Julie Wainwright

The grieving are surely owed our empathy, but capital punishment can neither right a wrong nor prevent another from happening. -Richard Cohen

Especially in the Western world, so much of our cultural ideas about grieving is about us, and I think it's important to get beyond that sometimes. -David Lowery

Any kind of grieving that is not allowed causes a break. In our culture, grieving in public is not encouraged, but in other cultures, it is done publicly. Some cultures have walls where people can cry. We don't have that. We have theatre where there's always the chance for you to face things within yourself. -Alice Ripley

No one ever tells you what the grieving process is going to be like. The process of losing a parent or ending a show or vocal injuries – they all bring on their own special breed of dismay… You just have to ride the wave. You don't have any other choice. -Steve Kazee

'Lose My Cool' is the second track on my EP dedicated to a stage in the grieving process. This track represents anger. I really bottled a lot up after my mother passed, and one day, I couldn't handle it anymore and just exploded on all of my friends and family. It was a very passive way of dealing with things, not very healthy. -Amber Mark

Most people, when they lose their dads, they go through a period of mourning and grieving, and time begins to heal their sadness. But we don't have the opportunity to heal. I know my brother and sister feel the same. The man was probably one of the most photographed people who ever lived. -Nancy Sinatra

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