20 Comforting Quotes About Loss To Help You Cope With The Death Of A Loved One

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The sting of death is unavoidable.

Funerals are the worst. They’re one of the saddest days in your life. Someone you loved or care about has died, and as with death there’s nothing you can do about it. Everyone around you and yourself are crying and you just want it to be over because no one really wants to be sad, especially like this.

Sorry if I just depressed you, but unfortunately there’s not really a good way to start talking about death and funerals. But just because it starts out sad doesn’t mean it has to end that way.

While it’s true that funerals do mark a person’s death, they can also be considered a celebration of life. You spend time with others reminiscing about the things that person said or did that made an impact on your life.

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But even if you try to put a positive spin on things, it can become increasingly difficult when you have multiple funerals in a row. The only thing worse than one funeral is two, especially when they’re in a row. It can definitely take a toll, and no matter how positive you try to be, it starts to get to you. That feeling of loss and depression.

So how do you get through that? To be honest, there’s not really a clear-cut way. Everyone has a different way of coping with the death of a loved one. The best advice is to just make sure you’re coping in a healthy manner. Talk to others about how you feel, remember the good times and most of all remember how much they meant to you.

But maybe you still feel confused and left with a wondering of what to do or how to cope and move on with your life. If that’s the case, then perhaps these comforting quotes about death and loss can offer you the words you need to hear to get you through the hardest parts of your life.

1. Well first, you want to show common courtesy.

“Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.” –Yogi Berra

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2. You can find comfort in a funeral.

“Some people hate funerals. I find them comforting. They hit the pause button on life and remind us that it has an end. Every eulogy reminds me to deepen my dash, that place on the tombstone between our birth and our death.” –Regina Brett

3. Remember to laugh at the good times.

“I've been to many funerals of funny people, and they're some of the funniest days you'll ever have, because the emotions run high.” –Albert Brooks

4. How will you transition?

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” –Isaac Asimov

5. There’s a price to everything.

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” –Queen Elizabeth II

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6. Learn to evolve from loss.

“We never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.”—Elizabeth Berrien

7. Life is completed.

“The only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted.” –Unknown

8. Love will always be stronger than death’s pull.

“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” –Unknown

9. Be thankful.

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”–George S. Patton Jr.

10. Though when you go through loss, sometimes it feels like the whole world is against you.

“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”—Kristina McMorris

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11. Don’t allow yourself to stay broken.

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe

12. Don’t push your feelings away. Embrace them.

“The very worst part of grief is that you can’t control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can.”—Grey’s Anatomy

13. Every moment is fleeting.

“Never take life for granted. Savor every sunrise, because no one is promised tomorrow…or even the rest of today.” ―Eleanor Brownn

14. Live every day like they’re watching.

“After a loved one passes, be encouraged by their passing and legacy. Instead of crying, live an inspired, spiritual and happy life like they did when they were here. Live each day with encouragement knowing that they are proud and smiling down on you from Heaven” –Matt Fraser

15. Don’t let sorrow nest in your head.

“You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.” –Eva Ibbotson

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16. The only way to get through a bad place is to keep moving forward.

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill

17. Remember that you’re never truly alone.

“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering.” –Helen Keller

18. Love is forever.

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” –Emily Dickinson

19. Find your way to heal.

“May you find the strength and resolve today, to allow a deeper sense of healing to begin.” –Eleesha

20. And if nothing else, remember these classic words.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” –Dr. Seuss

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Jesse Oakley is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care and spirituality/astrology.

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