Monday, March 1, 2010

Quotes on Grief

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.  
~William Shakespeare

Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  
~From television show The Wonder Years

When a person is born we rejoice, and when they're married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing has happened. 
~Margaret Mead

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 
~Psalm 34:18

In order to emerge from a state of loss and grief, and begin a new life, people need not so much a therapist as friends who are prepared to walk with them. 
~Jean Vanier

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