Words are never enough for grief when you lose someone close to you. When we hear the news, it always seems like a bad dream that no one wants to believe. It is never easy to cope up with the pain as it is the worst experience one could ever come across. Maybe there are not even enough hugs to comfort us at that moment. Death in the family is the crucial moment one has to go through once in a lifetime. At that time, people receive numerous condolence wishes from all around the loved ones to comfort their pain.
The moment one suffers from losing the loved ones, they need most of the strength to stand altogether in the tough times. Here are some ‘death quotes for loved ones” that may ease out the excruciating pain during harsh times.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.
Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of trauma, I will fear no concussion.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.
If you would behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II
I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just – away.
James Whitcomb Riley
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Seneca the Younger
But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.
Say not ‘Good-night’ but in some brighter clime, bid me ‘Good-morning.’
Anna Letitia Barbauld
You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life.
And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
John Henry Newman
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
Everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Rossiter W. Raymond
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are.
Henry Scott Holland
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Those we love don’t go away, they sit beside us every day.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.
Death Anniversary Quotes
Death of loved ones takes a long time to mourn! Sometimes it is not easy to express condolence to a person who has just lost their loved ones. Most people receive condolence through cards and messages that help them to heal the hurt. Every person has their own way to deal with pain. It is often seen that some right words from the near and dear ones might help people to get over the situation easily.
Well, writing a sympathy letter or message is never an easy task, it puts you in a difficult situation of how to express your feelings in this unsettling hour. Check these heart touching condolence quotes that will help you to show concern towards your loved ones in tough times.
All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be.
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.
Anne L. de Stael
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.
It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.
We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.
When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.
I don’t want to die without any scars.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours
Lucky is the spouse who dies first, who never has to know what survivors endure.
It kills me sometimes, how people die.
Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
E. E. Cummings
The death of a beloved is an amputation.
C. S. Lewis
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
Hunter S. Thompson
The dead never truly die. They simply change form.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
A girl calls and asks, “Does it hurt very much to die?
“Well, sweetheart,” I tell her, “yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.”
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
George R.R. Martin
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
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.
Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
Henry David Thoreau
I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, “I want to go too! I want to go too!” And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: “We are all going.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.
Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
He who is not busy being born is busy dying.
“And what would humans be without love?”
RARE, said Death.
Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.
Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do – the best ones. The ones who rise up and say “I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come.” Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.
Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
When you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.
As soon as you’ll realize it was a gift, you’ll be free.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live.
A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Comforting Quotes About Death
Losing someone from the family is extremely hard to cope – the love you share with them is unconditional. The pain is immeasurable when you come to realize the fact that you will not be able to see that person anymore. It consumes your mind and even stops you to move on with life.
If you know someone who is going through hard times like these, then try to ease them with these death quotes. We know that it is the toughest part to do and at that time, words of sympathy spoken from the heart are enough to support them.
One might get into a dilemma for the right words for comforting someone but as they go on to read the death quotes for loved ones, they will come across some of the best heartfelt sympathy quotes that will work impeccably well in this terrible situation.
That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.
Death is tough for the people left behind on earth.
If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled?
I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
J. K. Rowling
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
Even death has a heart.
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
Hunter S. Thompson
Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.
Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die.
Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones.
When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.
Laurie Halse Anderson
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.
If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Death” is never an end, but a To Be Continued…
Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs.
At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.
You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again.
That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
The meaning of life is that it stops.
What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?
It’s better to burn out than to fade away.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.
Death never makes sense to our minds. Just let it go.
If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… (Bones) Jeaniene Frost
Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with life – you meet the other.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains. Arthur Golden
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe
No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.
Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive.
Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.
Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?
People pontificate, “Suicide is selfishness.” Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one’s audience with one’s mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it – suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what’s selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Jean de La Fontaine
He’d been wrong, there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it was a flamethrower.
Death is a distant rumor to the young.
Andrew A. Rooney
There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.
In the short term, you’ll see a thunderstorm. Once the thunderstorm is over, you’ll see flowers.
Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear.
No one can say that death found in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.
It is always encouraging to comfort someone during their hard times. Sometimes people lack the right amount of words to show their grief, honor, and respect for the deceased person. On that occasion, death quotes for loved ones will help you out to deal with the pain and hard-bitten circumstances.