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Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.
"Don't run away from grief, o' soul look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn and the ruby came from a stone."
Perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.
- Sarah Waters (The Little Stranger)
"And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and
always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed."
- Maya Angelou
"Grief is itself a medicine."
- William Cowper
"We need never be afraid of our tears.
- Charles Dickens
Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope
- Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)
"Don't act as if you have thousand years to live, death lurks over all of us. Don't die without ever having lived." - Amar Virk
"When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart." Korean Proverb
"Grief is a most peculiar thing; we're so helpless in the face of it. It's like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it."
- Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha)
"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 (We Bereaved)
"With their death already preordained, mortals come into this world. How can they remain here? They have to go to the world beyond."
- Guru Nanak
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller
"With certainty, you are going to die, the only uncertainty is when. Stop making Excuses" - Carly Pepin
"Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on-in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here."
- Mitch Albom
"Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go.
- Katherine Weber
The day of the bride’s (Mortals) wedding (Death) is pre-ordained.
- Baba Sheikh Farid
"To conquer death is to know how to live" Amar Virk
"The pain passes, but the beauty remains." - Pierre Auguste Renoir
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"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
"Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain." - Anne Grant
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Love is an unconditional state where we love someone for their whole being in all the forms they are in. Not in the one-sided form we wish them to be in.
"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you'll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, on Greif & Grieving
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." - C.S. Lewis
" wish I had done everything on earth with you" - S. Scott Fitzgerald
"Grief is the price we pay for love." - Queen Elizabeth II
"The loss of a beloved is an amputation." - C.S. Lewis
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