Favorite Quotations ~† Grief, 4 Art of Maurice Sendak

"If a child is old enough to love, he is old enough to grieve." ~ Sally P. Karioth

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This is what I have learned: Within the sorrow, there is grace. When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. ~ Wayne Muller

Grief isnít all tears. ~ Patti Smith

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude. ~ Thornton Wilder, The Sun, 2/06

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep.... Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. ~ May Sarton

Both of us were orphans. No one would remember what we remembered. The elders that stood as protective shields, as references to our past, and as reflections of who we were and are and where we came from, were gone. ~ Sylvia Browne, Journal of Love & Healing

Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us. ~ Mary Baker Eddy

Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart. ~ John Adams

You accumulate grief as you go through life, and it can make you bitter, empty, cold, or wise. ~ Tara K. Harper

Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When life has been lived completely and honestly, completely successful, or just completely, the correct response to deathís perfect punctuation mark is a smile. ~ Julie Burchill

Grief is selfish. It is indulged in for self-gratification, not for love. Cosmic man knows the beauty and unreality of death. ~ Walter Russell

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