Grief does not change you... It reveals you.
Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
You never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.
I don't think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.
When things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That's part of what it means to be alive.
It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
All loss Quotes ⇑
Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.
You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
The fear of loss... it can destroy you as much as the loss itself.
It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
Those who neither rejoice in pleasures nor despair in sorrows, neither lament for any loss nor hanker for any gain, who renounce both good & evil deeds, such persons are dear to me
There are memories that time does not erase... Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.
What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.
No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it
If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know exactly how it feels. And if you have not, then you cannot possibly imagine it.
With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.
You never know what you have till you've lost it.
Rejection, though--it could make the loss of someone you weren't even that crazy about feel gut-wrenching and world-ending.
She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss the rest of your life.
it is a sad truth in life that when someone has lost a loved one, friends sometimes avoid the person, just when the presence of friends is most needed.
Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn't magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning.
Mental suffering essentially comes from a loss of perspective as to what life is all about.
People who have truly, immensely loved each other are the ones who will handle the loss of the loved one gracefully
Fear is always of losing something. You can only lose limited aspects of life; you can never lose its ultimate nature. Fear occurs because you are attached to your limitations; otherwise, there is no fear.
It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid of losing it. And if you fear that loss, but become ill, you will suffer. Why not remain forever joyful in the Self?
You couldn't have strength without weakness, you couldn't have light without dark, you couldn't have love without loss
The heaviness of loss in her heart hadn't eased, but there was room there for humour, too.
How can you lose when you're doing you?
Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair.
Issac: "I dislike living in a world without Augustus Waters." Computer: "I don't understand-" Issac: "Me neither. Pause"