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The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
Grief is like a moving river, so that's what I mean by it's always changing. It's a strange thing to say because I'm at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.
What happens when you have great grief in your life is the arteries of that heart begins to spasms down, just literally squeezes down like this because you're feeling the tension of your life and then the heart muscle itself will also begin - to get stressed out.
You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.
When grief is deepest, words are fewest.
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
If I'm feeling outraged, grief, disbelief, frustration, sympathy, that gets channeled through me and into my pictures and hopefully transmitted to the viewer.
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
Deem no man happy until he passes the edo fhis life without suffering grief.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.
E. M. Forster
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
Pliny the Elder
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
I just think that gay men have much better taste than any straight man I have met. I have never gotten any grief about having a good time, being unapologetic, and irreverent from a gay man.
You have moments of grief in life, and if you can put pen to paper and capture that, that's something wonderful. I can revisit actual songs about past deaths, and I know that emotion is as true now as it was then.
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.
This is part of the complexity of grief: A piece of you recognizes it is an extreme state, an altered state, yet a large part of you is entirely subject to its demands.
Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting.
Kay Redfield Jamison
I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.
Queen Elizabeth II
Grief falls upon human beings as the rain, not selecting good or evil, visiting the innocent, condemning those who have done no wrong.
Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness.
I'm part of the tribe who have said goodbye to one parent and are feeling a sense of responsibility for the one who remains - in my case, my mother. How do I make her time smoother, happier? How do I try to ease her, a widow, away from the dark well of grief without dishonoring the necessity of that grief?
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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