Bereavement Quotes

Bereavement quotes or grief quotes are often used by family members during a funeral or memorial service.

They are very helpful in ministering to our soul and comforting our grief. Bereavement quotes are a great way to help convey your emotions when it may be difficult to verbalize your feelings during the time of loss. There are many books and online resource materials that contains countless of bereavement quotes and verses that might help you in your grieving process. Here are a couple of sample of bereavement quotes and verses.

“And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure . . . And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, ‘Yes, the stars always make me laugh!’ And they will think you are crazy. It will be a very shabby trick that I shall have played on you…”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.

― Author Unknown

“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

“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

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.”

― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”

― Leo Tolstoy

“In times of grief and sorrow 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”

― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“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

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

“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