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Missing You: 22 Honest Quotes about Grief

Last Updated on September 22, 2020

Grieving over and missing someone you love is a big deal. It’s not always easy to give voice to the thoughts and emotions inside you.

These swell up to tears and down to numbness, then repeat, and it seems like no one else understands or can fathom.

The 22 honest quotes about grief are provided here to help you find the right words to express just how much you miss your loved one. Feel free to share, pin, or save as your background or screen saver, just be sure to link back to this post when sharing online.

1. Grief: The last act of love

Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

Missing You: Honest Quotes About Grief

2. I miss you

I miss you. A little too much, a little too often, and a little bit more every day.

I miss you

3. I still think of you

I keep myself busy
with the things I do.
But every time I pause,
I still think of you.

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4. Honest quotes about grief: Tonight

And tonight I’ll fall asleep with you in my heart.

Falling asleep missing you

5. Breathe

No matter how long it’s been, there are times when it suddenly becomes harder to breathe.

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6. Heartache

It’s the kind of heartache you can feel in your bones.

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7. I’ll be OK

I’ll be OK… just not today.

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8. I’ll miss you forever

I think I’ll miss you forever, like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies.

Missing You: Honest Quotes About Grief

9. The silent language of grief

Tears are the silent language of grief.

– Voltaire

Tears, the silent language of grief

10. Not okay

It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.

Missing You: Honest Quotes About Grief

11. My first thought

My first thought in the morning is always you.

Missing You: Honest Quotes About Grief

12. Grief never ends

Grief never ends… But it changes.
It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…
It is the price of love.

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13. Rain & rainbows

No rain, no rainbow.

No rain, no rainbow

14. Grief quotes: Learning to swim

Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.

– Vicki Harrison

Vicki Harrison quote

15. Wisdom from Winnie the Pooh

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

– Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh on saying goodbye

16. There are days…

There are days I cannot participate in life.

Missing You: Honest Quotes About Grief

17. Missing you: Then it hits you

Then it hits you so much harder than you ever thought it would.

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18. To-do list

Things to do today:

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1. Get up
2. Survive
3. Go back to bed

19. Honest quotes about grief: Happiness

Grief and happiness

You have no idea of the amount of happiness you brought into my life.

20. Missing you today

Honestly, I spent today missing you and that is probably how I will spend tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that.

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21. Just once

If you asked me how many times you’ve crossed my mind, I would say once because you never really left.

Missing You: Honest Quotes About Grief

22. Blessed are those who mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

– Jesus, in Matthew 5:4

Grief quotes from the Bible

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23. You’re everywhere

You’re everywhere except right here and it hurts.

– Rupi Kaur

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24. I miss you. So. Much.

There is no eloquence to it. I just miss you.

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25. No such thing as separation

For those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

– Rumi

26. Memories

Sometimes, happy memories hurt the worst.

27. Yet you are not here

I wake to you everywhere. Yet you are not here.

– Nayyirah Waheed

I wake to you everywhere

28. Absence every day

It hurts every day… the absence of someone who once was there.

29. Waiting for you

I think a part of me will always be waiting for you.

30. Grief is love

Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.

– Rosamund Lupton

25 thoughts on “Missing You: 22 Honest Quotes about Grief”

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  3. I loved all of those quotes, I lost my Uncle in a tragically last October, and honestly the pain never seems to end…I can’t even believe it’s almost been a year however I’m still rambling on about him only the good die young huh?

  4. So, as tears stream down my face this morning like many mornings, I realize that I am not alone in my grief. Life just hasn’t been the same since I lost my husband (age 52) to cancer in December and my Dad in April. The two most important men in my life. I miss them so. And instead of getting easier, it seems to get harder. Loss is difficult, time two it is doubly hard……

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  6. I lost my precious Mama 19 days ago and I am heartbroken. She lived with me the last year and I am so lonesome. She was my best friend and some days…..

  7. Grief is not just about death. It is also relevant to lost love, missing a lover, a friend, amissed chance. Like two ships passing in the night and not being able to communicate.

  8. i found out my wife had been cheating on me a week before christmas last year. it still hurts so much every day. she was my soulmate, but unfortunately i wasnt hers. and the pain never really gets easier. you just learn to live with it.

  9. These quotes tell everyone what I do not say. I lost my daughter 1 year ago. She was 3O. And left behind the love of her life and 4 small children. My heart and my life will never be the same. Thank God my 2 sons have such patience with me. Thank you so much for sharing these with everyone.

  10. I just lost my brother and best friend on February 1,2016 it was so sudden never did i think I will loose him and all this quotes are just beautiful I will always remember him he was the best ……. RIP

  11. I have tried to explain to people how my daughter, who died suddenly at age 30 two years ago, is always in my mind in some way, even when I’m doing something, not just specifically thinking about her. So yes, “If you asked me how many times you’ve crossed my mind I would say once because you never really left.”

  12. It has been 18 months since the love of my life died. He was my best friend and confident. Thank you for these quotes. The second year seems worse, because I am no longer numb.

  13. In 3 years time I lost my beloved husband ,my father,my mother, my younger sister, my step son and two very dear friends. I think that I lost me for several years after that. It has been 23 years and still at times the sorrow can overwhelm me. These quotes speak more clearly than my battered heart can. Thank you.

  14. I lost my son, my only child 6 months ago he had just turned 27. I can relate to all the quotes, losing a child hurts deep in your soul. Its not only painful every second of my day, its very lonely too because most people avoid talking to me maybe they don’t know what to say so they say nothing. Its hard enough going through grief, doing it totally alone makes is even harder, so these quotes bring me some peace.

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  16. Tears are pouring down my face as I read these quotes & each one is so true. Grief seems to be getting harder after my husband of 33 years passed away at age 56 last December, the anniversary is approaching & the build up is painful. People think you are ok & moving on, but the pain stays & like the quote, I can pretend, but inside I’m screaming.

  17. i lost my auntie (mum’s younger sister) at 26 yrs of age, 3 years ago but it feels like yday everyday. she was my best auntie ever. we spoke everyday, i miss her and this pain is too much…🙏🏾

  18. I loss my child 6 yrs ago and at times I’m still overwhelmed with triggers! I also loss my sister bout 6 mos after ! I can’t believe this was my new reality! Being without them! My baby.. wish I could just hug one last time! Oh how I miss him!

  19. on may 22, 2019 i lost my best friend my protector my beautiful mother she was everything to me and she was the one person that truly loved me 300% the love she gave to me and my siblings and to my niece and nephew was unconditional and rare I won’t never get that love back my mom was the best mother she was an understanding mom we talked about everything that was going on in our lives and she wasn’t a perfect person but to me she was the stars in the galaxy…REST IN PARADISE MAMA UNTIL WE BOTH MEET AGAIN ONE DAY YOU’LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN GOD BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOUL..XOXOXO

  20. Daphne Josaphat

    Tomorrow will mark 4yrs since I lost my nephew at pulse night club.. i was told, it will get easier in times but every year it gets harder.. he was more than a nephew, he was my baby 😔 rest up Jason Benjamin Josaphat

  21. It’s been five weeks since my wife took her last breath. She was my soulmate, she was my best friend, she literally was everything to me. My happiness was when I made her happy. I can truly say that I love her more than life. Since we had no children, I am so extremely alone now. The grief is unbearable, to be sure, but also the question of motivation. All my plans were with her, and now that she is gone, what is left? What is my reason to go on? When I can find the answer to that, I may start to heal.

  22. I lost my best friend just 11 days ago, going through a rollercoaster of emotions every minute. Worst part is I couldn’t go say my final goodbye as everything happened so fast and it was so far away, I wasn’t gonna make it. To say I’m broken is an understament.

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