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Healing Quotes on Losing Someone to Help You Feel Lighter

Losing Someone Quotes
Many times, a cathartic effect is essential in dealing with the pain that losing someone close to you brings about. Facing those emotions head on is sometimes the only option left. The quotes that are listed out in this following article will help you do just that. Read and take from them what you can.
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
We've all lost someone in our lives and it has most definitely been tough to deal with. Memories resurface from time to time and make adjustment that much more difficult. Losing someone close or something important to you is a very emotional experience. Ideally, one should not have to deal with it by oneself. Yet, in our thoughts, grief and loss we are alone and it is ultimately up to us to find a way to deal with the grief. Many times, the healing process is aided by a read through select 'losing someone quotes'. These help in several ways - by giving you the strength to bear the pain, by bringing about a cathartic effect and letting the tears flow freely - bringing you out of it feeling lighter and in control.

In the following sections we will give you a collection of some of the best quotes and quotations on the theme of 'losing someone' so that you can draw inspiration from the same.
Losing Someone Quotations
Losing people in your life can be very tough. Here are some of quotations to help you feel lighter like we promised.

  • If roses grow in Heaven, Lord
    Please pick a bunch for me.
    Place them in my Mother's arms
    And tell her they're from me.

    Tell her I love her and miss her,
    And when she turns to smile,
    Place a kiss upon her cheek
    And hold her for a while.

    Because remembering her is easy,
    I do it everyday,
    But there is an ache within my heart
    That will never go away."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • Everywhere I go
    Every smile I see
    I know you are there
    Smiling back at me."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "Our hearts still ache in sadness
    And secret tears still flow
    What it meant to lose you
    No on will ever know."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "If tears could build a stairway,
    And memories a lane,
    I'd walk right up to Heaven
    And bring you home again."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "No farewell words were spoken
    No time to say goodbye
    You were gone before we knew it
    And only God knows why."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "Not a second passes
    When you're not on our minds
    Your love we will never forget
    The hurt will ease in time."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you
    All through my life? Sharing my fire, my bed,
    Sharing. Oh, worst of all things! the same head?
    And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?"
    ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "Many times we've missed you
    A million times we've cried
    If love could have saved you
    You never would have died."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "You left me boundaries of pain
    Capacious as the sea,
    Between eternity and time,
    Your consciousness and me."
    ~ Emily Dickinson
Losing Someone Quotes
Here are some more quotes and sayings that you can look into and hope for a cathartic effect for yourself.
  • "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways."
    ~ Stephen Vincent Benet
  • "The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb."
    ~ German Proverb
  • "When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough."
    ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
  • ". . . as they die, the ones we love, we lose our witnesses, our watchers, those who know and understand the tiny little meaningless patterns, those words drawn in water with a stick. And there is nothing left but the endless flow."
    ~ Anne Rice
  • "Losing someone when you're young is the greatest pain anyone can face."
    ~ Amory Blaine
  • "Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way."
    ~ Anne Morrow
  • " . . . grief makes one hour ten."
    ~ William Shakespeare
  • "Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?"
    ~ Author Unknown
  • "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
  • Who except the gods can live without any pain?"
    ~ Aeschylus
  • Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."
    ~ C.S. Lewis
  • The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
    ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Every man dies. Not every man really lives."
    ~ William Ross Wallace

Quotes for Strength
Losing something close to you can put a toll on you that is very difficult to deal with. Here are some inspirational quotes that will give you the strength to face the bad times.

  • Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile."
    ~ Julie Burchill
  • If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever."
    ~ Taylor Hanson
  • The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
    ~ Albert Einstein
  • Absence and death are the same, only that in death there is no suffering."
    ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • Death is one moment, and life is so many of them."
    ~ Tennessee Williams
  • Death ends a life, not a relationship."
    ~ Robert Benchley
  • To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
    ~ Thomas Campbell
Pain and grief come about as a natural response to grief. These quotes, sayings and quotations will help you deal with that grief in the best possible manner and help you in coming to terms with your loss. May you find the strength to carry on.
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