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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Grief (43 Quotations)

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When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.
~ John Berger

 

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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comet in the morning. [Psalms 30:5]
~ Bible

 

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I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

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In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
~ William S. Burroughs

 

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Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.
~ Antonia S. Byatt

 

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No one can keep his grieves in their prime; they use themselves up.
~ E. M. Cioran

 

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There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.
~ Cyril Connolly

 

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One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
~ Pierre Corneille

 

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Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
~ George Eliot

 

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When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
~ Sufi Epigram

 

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Time takes away the grief of men.
~ Desiderius Erasmus

 

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In all the silent manliness of grief.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

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In private grief with careless scorn. In public seem to triumph and not to mourn.
~ Grannville

 

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Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
~ Jean De La Bruyere

 

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Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
~ Alphonse De Lamartine

 

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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
~ C. S. Lewis

 

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The only cure for grief is action.
~ George Henry Lewis

 

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