22 Quotes About Grief To Comfort You When You Need It Most

by Alexa Mellardo

When tragedy strikes, the sadness, shock, pain, and immense amount of heartache that comes along with it may seem extremely overwhelming. We are not usually prepared to face loss head-on, but sometimes, it happens when we least expect it to. And although the pain will inevitably be there, words can sometimes comfort us and give us the strength we need to push on through the day. These 22 quotes about grief, eternal love, and goodbyes are here to serve as a piece of comfort when your heart calls for it the most.

1. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” — Richard Puz

2. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” — Unknown

3. “You'll never be forgotten, that simply cannot be. As long as I'm living, I'll carry you with me. Safely tucked within my heart, your light will always shine; A glowing amber never still, though out the end of time. No matter what the future brings. Or what may lie ahead, I know that you will walk with me. Along the path I tread. So rest my angel, be at peace. And let your soul fly free, one day I'll join. One day I'll join your glorious flight for all eternity.” — Kelly Polley Giesler, Never Forgotten

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4. “I will always have this piece of my heart that smiles whenever I think about you.” — Unknown

5. “A beautiful soul is never forgotten.” — Unknown

6. “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

7. "What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." — Helen Keller

8. "You are near, even if I don't see you. You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life...always." — Unknown

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9. "Wishing you strength for today, and hope for tomorrow." — Unknown

10. "Memories of you fill my mind, like thousands of bright stars in the sky." — Unknown

11. "Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean Ill miss you, until we meet again." — Unknown

12. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” — Helen Keller

13. "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." — Unknown

14. "It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember." Sujish Kandampully

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15. "May you find the strength to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today." — Unknown

16. "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." Mahatma Gandhi

17. "When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." — Kahlil Gibran

18. "Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity." Terri Guillemets

19. "No longer by my side, but forever in my heart." — Unknown

20. "Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember." Nicholas Sperling

21. "If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

22. "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." Abraham Lincoln

Thoughts, prayers, and so much love go out to everyone affected in our country's most recent, heartbreaking tragedy in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017.