Category Archives: Grief Quotes

Inspirational grief quotes for those coping with the loss of a loved one.

Inspirational Quote 6.18.15 For Fathers Day

Editor:This is the poem I chose for Fathers Day, written by David Harkins. You will find both a ‘he’ and a ‘she’ version on the web. I chose the ‘he’ because it says what I want about the passing of a father. I’ve learned that Harkins wrote it as the ‘she’ version, and that it

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Inspirational Quote 6.11.15 On the Death of her Husband

[Editor: Susan Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In lost her husband Dave Goldberg in a tragic accident last month that received worldwide coverage. Last week she posted a long discussion the death of her husband on Facebook. The link to the entire post is below this quotation from it]. Today is the end of

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Inspirational Quote 6.4.15 Raymond Carver about Grieving

[Editor: Raymond Carver is among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. If you’ve seen the movie Birdman which won the Oscar for Best Picture this year, the play performed in it is adapted from a Raymond Carver short story. This is his poem about grieving.] Woke up early this morning and from my bed

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Inspirational Quote 5.28.15 Dalai Lama on Grieving and Loss

  An audience member, clearly in pain, asked the Dalai Lama, “Do you have any suggestions about how to handle a great personal grieving and loss, such as the loss of a child?” With a gentle tone of compassion, he answered, “To some degree that depends on people’s personal belief. If people believe in rebirth,

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Inspirational Quote 5.21.15: When Someone You Love Dies

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her

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