Grief Quotes and Notes
I was tired of well-meaning folks, telling me it was time I got over being heartbroke. When somebody tells you that, a little bell ought to ding in your mind. Some people don't know grief from garlic grits. There's somethings a body ain't meant to get over. No I'm not suggesting you wallow in... Sign in to see full entry.
"Edgar, do you actually think that how long a person grieves is a measure of how much they loved someone? There's no rulebook that says how to do this." She laughed, bitterly. "Wouldn't that be great? No decisions to make. Everything laid right out for us. But there's no such thing. You want facts,... Sign in to see full entry.
"It is grief that develops the powers of the mind." - Marcel Proust Grief is going to pop into your mind. Its arrival is unpredictable but undeniable. What can you do? Know that it is coming, but also know that you can cope with it while it lasts. Sign in to see full entry.
"Hold him in your memory and find him in your dreams." - Unknown You will see your loved one again in your dreams. It will come when you least expect it and will give you some comfort. Sign in to see full entry.
"What I have learned lately is that people deal with death in all sorts of ways. Some of us fight against it, doing everything we can to make it not true. Some of us lose ourselves to grief. Some of us lose ourselves to anger." - Carrie Jones, Entice How are you coping? What does your grief look... Sign in to see full entry.
"The way I pictured it, all this grief would be like a winter night when you're standing outside. You'll warm up once you get used to the cold. Except after you've been out there for a while, you feel the warmth draining out of you, and you realize the opposite is happening; you're getting colder... Sign in to see full entry.
"It takes a year, nephew... a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing someone." - Annie Proulx, The Shipping News. It would be comforting to know exactly how long the grieving process takes. Everyone you talk to has his/her own advice, and books on the subject have differing opinions as well.... Sign in to see full entry.
"I wish everyone would stop crying, Tom. Uncle Joe would be so angry about it." But she's crying herself now. "He'd be so angry at us, Tom, for crying so much when all he did was laugh." - Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son. There may be days when you find yourself crying as much as you did when you... Sign in to see full entry.
"If he didn't love so deeply, he couldn't grieve so deeply. But he's drowning in it." - Dee Henderson, The Protector. Think about how someone you know seemed when he or she was grieving. How did you feel being around that person? While it's tough to see yourself objectively, try to determine how you... Sign in to see full entry.
"Grief... gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn't seem worth starting anything. I can't settle down. I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much. Up till this, I always had too little time. Now, there is nothing but time. Almost pure time, empty successiveness." - C.S. Lewis, A Grief... Sign in to see full entry.