A Quote by Peter Clothier on death, dying, life, breathing, and grief

So what could I do? One thing that I have learned is that I can breathe. It sounds simple, even simple-minded, but I tend to forget too easily that at every moment I'm reaffirming life with this most basic act.

Peter Clothier

Source: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce, Pages: 34

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on anger, self, grief, and loneliness

I hold my face in my two hands.    
No, I am not crying.   
I hold my face in my two hands    
to keep the loneliness warm -     
two hands protecting,    
two hands nourishing,    
two hands preventing   
my soul from leaving me     
in anger.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: For Warmth

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on sorrow, world, strength, choice, and grief

One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

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A Quote by Shakespeare on grief and help


What's gone and past help, should be past grief.


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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on heart, sorrow, loss, grief, and love

There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.


Source: The Gift

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A Quote by Zane Grey on greatness, loss, grief, weakness, faith, and dreams

Recipe for greatness — To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great.

Zane Grey (1875 - 1939)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on love, time, fear, grief, joy, and waiting

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. 

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Baker Priest on beginning, end, loss, grief, and transition

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.

Baker Priest

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth II on love, grief, losing, life, and sorrow

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Queen Elizabeth II

Source: CNN

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A Quote by Mitch Albom on emotion, fear, grief, loving, vulnerable, experience, detach, pain, and hold back

If you hold back on the emotions - if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even ,you experience them fully and completely You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, "Alright I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.

Mitch Albom

Source: Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson‎ - Page 104 by Mitch Albom

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