“Comfort comes from knowing that people
have made the same journey.
And solace comes from understanding
how others have learned to sing again.”
– Helen Steiner Rice

“But there was no need to be ashamed of tears.
For tears bore witness that a man had
the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”
– Victor Frankl

“We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If I can see pain in your eyes,
then share with me your tears.”
– Santosh Kalwar

“Suffering has been stronger
than all other teaching,
and has taught me to understand
what your heart used to be.
I have been bent and broken,
but – I hope – into a better shape.”
– Charles Dickens

“I have been driven many times upon my knees
by the overwhelming conviction
that I had no where else to go.
My own wisdom and that of all about me
seemed insufficient for that day.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The best way out is always through.”
– Robert Frost

"On the hardest days...just breathe."
                                                           - Tracey Ray

“The friend who can be silent with us
in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us
in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing,
not curing, not healing
and face with us the reality
of our powerlessness,
that is a friend who cares.”
– Henri J.M. Nouwen

"We bereaved are not alone.
We belong to the largest company
in all the world—
the company of those
who have known suffering."
- Helen Keller

"For some moments in life there are no words."
- David Seltzer

“Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.”
– Psalm 30:5

“Not I or anyone else
can travel the road for you.
You must travel it for yourself.”
– Walt Whitman

“It is not in the going down that
 we demonstrate resilience,
it is in the getting up again.”
– Ingrid Poulson

“Grief does not change you,
Hazel. It reveals you.”
– John Green

"We'll fly together again someday."
                                               - Luella Eastman

“And most of all,
you were sure it would be impossible
 for you to function as a whole human being
 not buffeted by the waves of sorrow
 that swept over you in the
 early days of your tragedy.
But you will. You will do all that
 and you will do more.”
– Harriet Schiff

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”
– Voltaire

“The cross reminds us that there is
no true love without suffering,
there is no gift of life without pain.”
– Pope Benedict XVI

“Sometimes, reaching out
and taking someone’s hand
is the beginning of a journey.
At other times,
it is allowing another to take yours.”
– Vera Nazarian

“I will not say, do not weep,
for not all tears are an evil.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,
and your heart will be badly broken,
and the bad news is that you never
completely get over the loss of your beloved.
But this is also the good news.
They live forever in your broken heart
that doesn’t seal back up.
And you come through.
It’s like having a broken leg
that never heals perfectly—
that still hurts when the weather gets cold,
but you learn to dance with the limp.”
– Anne Lamott

“I am nothing but a ripped fabric
stitched together by God’s grace.”

"My love for you is a never ending journey."
                                              - Kimberley Jean Orcutt

“You cannot change your destination overnight.
You can change your direction.”
– Jim Rohn

“There are no wrong turnings.
Only paths we had not known
we were meant to walk.”
– Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

“Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
and let me take your hand.”
– Grace Noll Crowell

“When you forgive,
you in no way change the past –
but you sure do change the future.”
– Bernard Meltzer

“There is a sacredness in tears.”
– Washington Irving

“Tears shed for another person are
not a sign of weakness.
They are a sign of a pure heart.”
– José N. Harris

“When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive –
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
– Marcus Aurelius

"Sometimes you need the quiet
to let out your grief."
                                             - Tracey Ray

“Comfort comes from knowing that people
have made the same journey.
And solace comes from understanding
how others have learned to sing again.”
– Helen Steiner Rice

“Have enough courage to trust love
one more time
and always one more time.”
– Maya Angelou

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart
will be wrung and possibly broken.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Grief can be the garden of compassion.
If you keep your heart open through everything,
your pain can become your greatest ally
in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
 – Rumi

“Tears are words that need to be written.”
– Paulo Coelho

“Every one of us is losing
something precious to us.
Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings
we can never get back again.
That’s part of what it means to be alive.”
– Haruki Murakami

"I may look fine on the outside,
but inside I'm falling apart."
- Carol Tewitt Batterton

"For death is no more than a turning of us
over from time to eternity."
- William Penn

"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

“Let your tears come.
Let them water your soul.”
– Eileen Mayhew

"When someone you love becomes a memory,
the memory becomes a treasure."
- Author unknown

"Grief changes shape, but it never ends."
- Keanu Reeves

"Our grief is as individual as our lives."
- Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"We get no choice. If we love, we grieve."
- Thomas Lynch