12 Famous Grief Quotes

Photo for Grief QuotesBelow are 12 of the famous quotations on grieving. You can use them for your own inspiration, memorial scrapbook pages, or as posts on Facebook and Twitter to comfort friends who have recently posted about the loss of a friend, loved one or pet.

Grief quotes are also useful for condolence Emails and cards.

  • “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.”  -John Green
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love.” -Queen Elizabeth II
  • “I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “The grief within me has its own heartbeat. It has its own life, its own song. Part of me wants to resist the rhythms of my grief, yet as I surrender to the song, I learn to listen deep within myself” -Alan Wolfelt
  • “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”  -Leo Tolstoy
  • “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” – Samuel Johnson
  • “To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”  -William Shakespeare
  • “Let me come in where you are weeping, friend and let me take your hand. I who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand…” -Grace Noll Crowell
  • 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
  • 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 the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. -Washington Irving
  • The pain passes, but the beauty remains. -Pierre Auguste Renoir