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10 Popular quotes from GoodReads

“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day (2590 likes, 5/16/2020; Goodreads)

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love (3504 likes 5/16/2020; Goodreads)

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
― Anne Lamott (3591 likes 5/16/2020; Goodreads)

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.”

John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany (2256 likes, 5/16/2020; Goodreads)

“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.”

Katharine Weber, The Music Lesson (2066 likes, 5/16/2020; Goodreads)

“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”

Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire (1677 likes, 5/16/2020; Goodreads)

“Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” – W. S. Merwin, Separation (1503 likes, 5/16/2020, Goodreads)

“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”

Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere (1475 likes, 5/16/2020, Goodreads)

“Losing me will hurt; it will be the kind of pain that won’t feel real at first, and when it does, it will take her breath away.”

Gayle Forman, If I Stay (1177 likes, 5/16/2020, Goodreads)

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1181 likes, 5/16/2020, Goodreads)

10 quotes about “life after loss” from Pinterest

Many a smiling face hides a mourning heart; but grief alone teaches us what we are.” ~Friedrich Schiller
I wish you knew how much of you there is in everything I do. It can be the smallest thing… trivial… mundane… But you’re there, under the surface of it somewhere. I wish you knew how I carry you with me always… Everywhere I go.” ~Ranata Suzuki
What grief does is it puts us squarely in the middle of a fire, and it burns away everything that is not essential to our lives.” ~Alana Sheeran
Nothing in life prepared me for losing you. Each day I wonder why you have to be gone because I miss you so much.” ~Cindy Adkins
No matter how long its been, there are times when it suddenly becomes harder to breathe.” ~Unknown
Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose people. But never forget them. And sometimes, it’s those memories that give us the faith to go on.” ~Unknown
No matter how bright the sun or clear the air…No matter where I am or who I am with…Everything is tinged with the absense of you.”~Unknown
I think the hardest part of losing someone, isn’t having to say goodbye, but rather learning to live without them. Always trying to fill the void, the emptiness that’s left inside your heart when they go.” ~sd.
It’s strange how a single moment can change the world you used to know.” ~Unknown
Honestly, I spent today missing you, and that is how I will probably spend tomorrow and the day after that and probably all the days after that too.” ~Unknown

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