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80 Sorrowful Quotes About Losing a Loved One

Sorrowful Quotes About Losing a Loved One

Sorrowful Quotes: Do you sometimes feel so sad that you can’t stand it? We all feel sad sometimes, but not everyone knows how to deal with that sadness healthily. This hand-picked collection of heartbreaking and also heartwarming sad quotes was put together to help you get over feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Discover and share Sorrowful Quotes. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love.

Sorrowful Quotes

“A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.” ~ Anonymous

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” –Jessica Hatchigan

“Now and then a fellow gets to thinking. About all the sorrow and afflictions in this world; how it’s liable to strike anywhere, like lightning.” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes
Sorrowful Quotes

“Moving on is not about forgetting the past; it’s about learning from it. Cry. Forgive. Learn. That’s moving on.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Wail no more, let sorrow rest, All is ordered for the best.” ~ Anonymous

“She was the epitome of stately sorrow each time she smiled. ~ Anonymous

“The town looked lonely, and it made me sad. Somehow the magic was gone, without her.” ~ Anonymous

“Sometimes moving forward changes what’s behind you.” ― Kami Garcia

Sorrowful Quotes About Life

“Oh! anger is an evil thing And spoils the fairest face; It cometh like a rainy cloud Upon a sunny place. One angry moment often does What we repent for years: It works the wrong we never make right By sorrow or tears.” ~ Anonymous

“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. ~ Anonymous

“She looked up at him and her face was pale and austere in the uplight and her eyes lost in their darkly shadowed hollows save only for the glint of them and he could see her throat move in the light and he saw in her face and her figure something he’d not seen before and the name of that thing was sorrow.” ~ Anonymous

“What’s past is prologue, and the world awaits.” ― Lisa Mantchev

Sorrowful Quotes
Sorrowful Quotes About Life

“The curtain has fallen on the past, the performance has gone dark and the actors have moved on. Applaud the show, but don’t stay in the dark, hoping for a reprisal that will never come. It’s time to get up and move toward the next act, the one that stars YOU.” ― Toni Sorenson

“All suffering has an end, David, if only you wait long enough. Sorrow has its life-like people. Sorrow is born and lives and dies. And when it’s dead and gone, someone’s left behind to remember it. Exactly like people.” ~ Anonymous

“With my mother’s death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of Joy; but no more of the old security. It was sea and islands now; the great continent had sunk like Atlantis.” ~ Anonymous

Truly great men must, I think, experience great sorrow on the earth. ~ Anonymous

Deepest Sadness Quotes

“A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.” ~ Anonymous

“Don’t stay in the harbor and miss the greatness of the sea. Just because everyone else is anchored, doesn’t mean you have to be.” ― Joyce Rachelle

Pain will leave you when you let go.” —Jeremy Aldana

“I wanted him to know that I saw him, a guy who, even with a tear-streaked face, seemed to have two tiny smiles framing his eyes like parentheses . . . to remind the world he was alive.” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes
Deepest Sadness Quotes

“Maybe forgiveness means you stop keeping tabs on those people. Wounds can’t heal if you keep touching them.” ― Joyce Rachelle

“His one sorrow was not solitude, it was that the other gulls refused to believe the glory of flight that awaited them; they refused to open their eyes and see.” ~ Anonymous

“In times of grief and sorrow,w I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” ~ Anonymous

“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.” ~ Anonymous

Sad Hurt Quotes

“We ruminate on suffering, regret, and sorrow. We chew on them, swallow them, bring them back up, and eat them again and again. If we’re feeding our suffering while we’re walking, working, eating, or talking, we are making ourselves victims of the ghosts of the past, of the future, or our worries in the present. We’re not living our lives.” ~ Anonymous

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” ― Katherine Mansfield

“The merchant began to call to mind his bond, and became very sad and thoughtful; so that care and sorrow were written upon his face.” ~ Anonymous

“Sometimes forever doesn’t happen. And that’s something we all occasionally forget.” ― Dominic Riccitello

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” ~ Anonymous

“Time & distance does wonders for healing & rejuvenating your soul.” ― April Mae Monterrosa

“My sorrows are evil and they are at strife with joys that are good, and I cannot tell which will gain the victory.” ~ Anonymous

“The whole point in moving forward is to leave things behind. Once you look back, you stop moving forward. Understanding this makes you move on easier.” ― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Quotes About Sad

“A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” ― Jodi Picoult

“like the rainbow after the rain joy will reveal itself after sorrow” ~ Anonymous

″‘See, I’ve stopped crying. I won’t cry ever again, I promise you.’ ‘Don’t promise that. Never promise that. Tears are good sometimes. They clear the heart of sorrow.‘” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes
Quotes About Sad

“Astarael, the Sorrowful,” whispered Sabriel. Astarael was the banisher, the final bell. Properly rung, it cast everyone who heard it far into Death. Everyone, including the ringer.” ~ Anonymous

“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, it means moving on.” ― Toni Sorenson

“We knelt together, with my child pressed to my heart, and my other arm round the faithful, loving old friend I was about to leave forever.” ~ Anonymous

“Her sorrow was extreme. She threw herself on the ground, screamed, appealed to God, and wept all alone in the fields until sunrise. Then she returned to the farm and announced that she wanted to leave.” ~ Anonymous

“Justice worketh only within the bonds of things as they are… and therefore though Justice is itself good and desireth no further evil, it can but perpetuate the evil that was, and doth not prevent it from the bearing of fruit in sorrow.” ~ Anonymous

Sad Quotes About Love

“Jason: But, Medea, what is this — these dewy eyes, these tears; … Medea: It is nothing. I was just thinking of our sons.” ~ Anonymous

“O, would to God that the inclusive verge Of golden metal that must round my brow Were red-hot steel to sear me to the brains!” ~ Anonymous

“Life is not a song, sweetling. Someday you may learn that, to your sorrow.” ~ Anonymous

And when love came to us twice and lied to us twice we decided to never love again that was fair to us and fair to love itself.” ~ Anonymous

“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace!” ~ Anonymous

Sorrowful Quotes
Sad Quotes About Love

“The most liberating moment is the moment you finally let go.” ― Ava Harrison

“But there’s only one, and before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now there’s sorrow. I don’t envy the pain.” ~ Anonymous

“But, reader, there is no comfort in the word “farewell,” even if you say it in French. “Farewell” is a word that, in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing.” ~ Anonymous

“Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” —Daphne Rose Kingma

Sadness Quotes About Love And Pain

“The boy was crying now. Not that there was any new or sudden sorrow. There just seemed to be nothing else to fill up the vast lostness of the moment.” ~ Anonymous

“Accept that sorrow and strife are part of even a joyful life.” ~ Anonymous

“You have changed but that is okay. Life is not static, why should you be?” ― Samantha Tamburello

“I wish to weep but sorrow is stupid. I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard.” ~ Anonymous

“But, reader, there is no comfort in the word “farewell,” even if you say it in French. “Farewell” is a word that, in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing.” ~ Anonymous

“It is by giving the freedom to the other, that is by letting go, we gain our freedom back.” —Aleksandra Ninkovic

“I would not have you be alone, Lina, not in your joys or your sorrows. I would wish your strand knotted to mine, always.” ~ Anonymous

Quotes On Sorrow Behind Smile

“Moving on is not forgetting – moving on is being able to remember without feeling awful about it.” ― Sam Madison

“If love becomes too painful, then it’s time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you’ll be able to find another love but not another self.” —Robert Tew

“A longing caressed him, and it was so sharp that he wanted to cry to get it out of his breast. He lay down in the green grass near the round tub at the brush line. He covered his eyes with his crossed arms and lay there a long time, and he was full of a nameless sorrow.” ~ Anonymous

“There was a lull when we came in. Gene and Blondey just stood there, looking at nobody; all they wanted was cigarettes. There were some pretty girls, too. And one of them made eyes at Blondey and he never saw it, and if he had he wouldn’t have cared, he was so sad and gone.” ~ Anonymous

“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi

“Even though it clings to things of beauty if their beauty is outside God and outside the soul, it only clings to sorrow.” ~ Anonymous

“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” ― Mandy Hale

“The fantasy never got beyond that—I didn’t let it—and though the tears rolled down my face, I wasn’t sobbing or out of control. I just waited a bit, then turned back to the car, to drive off to wherever it was I was supposed to be.” ~ Anonymous

“If you are busy focusing on the falling bricks, you will never realize that they are truly stepping stones you need to cross over to the next phase of your life.” ― Kemi Sogunle

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Quotes About Sorrow And Grief

Sometimes you let go to start afresh.” ― Sanhita Baruah

“I know it’s not the end…it’s only just the beginning.” ― Lisa Schroeder

“And but for the ceremony,y such a wretch, Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep, Had the forehand and vantage of a king. The slave, a member of the country’s peace, Enjoys it, but in gross brain little wots What watch the King keeps to maintain the peace, Whose hours the peasant best advantages.” ~ Anonymous

“But sorrow is unreliable in that way. When people don’t share it there’s a good chance that it will drive them apart instead.” ~ Anonymous

“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” —Angelina Jolie

“Letting go means to realize that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” ― Steve Maraboli

“A light was on in the kitchen. His mother sat at the kitchen table, as still as a statue. Her hands were clasped together, and she stared fixedly at a small stain on the tablecloth. Gregor remembered seeing her that way so many nights after his dad had disappeared. He didn’t know what to say. He didn’t want to scare her or shock her or ever give her any more pain. So, he stepped into the light of the kitchen and said the one thing he knew she wanted to hear most in the world. ‘Hey, Mom. We’re home.‘” ~ Anonymous

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