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Uplifting Losing a Loved One Quotes

Wed 9th Mar 2022

When we lose a loved one it's difficult to know how to navigate our feelings in the midst of such sorrow. You may feel alone in your feelings and even think you're the only person experiencing what it is you're going through.

Whether you have lost someone dear to you, you know someone who is grieving or perhaps someone close to you has been given a terminal diagnosis, there are people before you who have been through tough times too. Thankfully they have shared their experiences through tender words to help others feel less alone.

We hope this collection of uplifting losing a loved one quotes offers you some solace and allows you to feel connected to those who have grieved before you.

Uplifting Losing a Loved One Quotes

  1. "Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you." - Ranata Suzuki 
  2. "What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." - Helen Keller
  3. ​​"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh
  4. "I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains." - Anne Frank
  5. "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death." - Leonardo Da Vinci
  6. "And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope" - Unknown
  7. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" - Thomas Campbell
  8. "When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind." - Unknown
  9. "May all beings everywhere, seen and unseen, dwelling far off or nearby, being or waiting to become, may all be filled with lasting joy." - Buddhist quote
  10. "Life is like the harp string if it is strung too tight it won't play if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle." - Buddhist quote
  11. "The pain passes but the beauty remains" - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  12. "Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone" - Unknown
  13. "As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us." - Sascha
  14. "Little by little, we let go of loss… but never of love." - Unknown
  15. "Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment" - Unknown
  16. "This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy" - Nicholas Sparks
  17. "Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom" - Rumi 
  18. "Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place" - Sarah Dessen
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  20. "One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief." -Elizabeth Postie
  21. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear" - Unknown
  22. "When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure" - Unknown

If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is support available.

Beyond Blue provides Australians with information and support to improve their mental health. Call 1300 22 46 36 or visit for more information.

Lifeline Australia provides Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support. Call 13 11 14 or visit for more information.

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