10 Inspirational Quotes About Grieving

The loss of a beloved is very difficult to experience. Grief is one of the hardest emotions to go through in life. However, through this, it is recommended that in your own time that you grieve, remember and seek closure. Please remember that this doesn’t mean that you do not care about your beloved. It is important that you heal internally and learn to live beyond grief.

From our experience here at Kenna and Turner, offering personal funeral services, we appreciate the support inspirational quotes about grieving can offer at this moment. We’ve heard how associating the loss of a beloved with quotes that mean something to you can help you through the struggles.

See some of the most inspirational quotes about grieving, shared by those who’ve sadly lost a loved one, where this inspiration has helped them remember and grieve.


Inspirational quotes about grieving

If you’ve sadly lost a loved one, we hope these inspirational quotes about grieving and remembering will help you through this challenging time.

Grief is never something you get over. You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’ve conquered that; now I’m moving on.’ It’s something that walks beside you every day. And if you can learn how to manage it and honour the person that you miss, you can take something that is incredibly sad and have some form of positivity.”

Shared by Terri Irwin (1964) in the memory of her sadly passed husband, Steve Erwin; a world-famous conservationist and producer of wildlife documentaries. Here, Terri has shared her experience with loss, and how it’s important to see the positives to learn to live through grieving.

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”

Shared by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a psychiatrist specialising in near-death studies, placing emphasis on learning to live with a loss. Yet, continuing to live for yourself, and for them.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.”

Shared by an anonymous source, this inspirational quote about grieving shines the light on the continued love for those who have sadly passed. The loss of your beloved will be difficult. Yet they will continue to stand by you and watch over you. This is highly comforting for individuals who are grieving.

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

Wrote by Helen Keller, an American author, sharing how grieving and love go hand in hand, leading those who love back together at the right time. Losing a loved one is very difficult to experience. Yet, by knowing you’ll never be apart is very touching.

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

Shared by an anonymous source, this shows that inspirational quotes about grieving are very relatable. It is okay to not be okay, and to move through the stages of grief. If you are struggling with a loss of a loved one, reaching out for support and surrounding yourself with your family is encouraged.

“Be the things, you loved most about the people who are gone.”

Although initially easier said than done, this inspirational quote about grieving shows the importance of remembering those who have sadly passed. Honour their being and continue their legacy, their celebrations, their routines. This will help you heal and continue to live for them.

“Healing doesn’t usually spring up instantaneously, instead it manifests itself in small yet delightful doses on ‘normal’.”

Normality seems very strange and wrong when grieving. Yet, this is exactly when healing really does happen, shared by an anonymous source. Grieving is normal and expected. Allow yourself the chance to experience closure.

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it hadn’t never shone.”

Shared by John Steinbeck, an American writer, this quote about grieving highlights the difficulties of grief. Shared when reflecting on his depression which started while grieving over the death of his close friend, Steinbeck communicates the difficulties of loss. Yet, the importance of seeing those who have sadly passed as a light, as significant.

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” 

Death is defined as a challenge by Leo Buscaglia, a motivational speaker. Through his quotes about grieving, he shares the motivation that a loss has to continue to love. To embrace and value life as we know it, beyond death.

You will survive, and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.”

Shared by Mary VanHaute, a suicide prevention trainer and speaker, she shares the importance of differentiating moving on and letting go. Many believe that healing will be seen as selfish or careless. However, it is important to learn to live without a loved one, yet never forget them.


Our services here at Kenna and Turner

Here at Kenna and Turner, we hope that the above inspirational quotes about grieving have helped you through this difficult time and have helped you find purpose. We appreciate how difficult, how impactful this time is. Losing anyone, never mind a close family member is hard.

Yet, through courage and grieving, there is potential to continue their legacy. If you do unfortunately require funeral services, we are here to support you through this bereavement. We can provide you with a personal funeral, while making all arrangements for you.

Reach out today if you’d like to celebrate the life of a loved one. Through the darkest of times, we hope these quotes on grieving can provide some inspiration and motivation to continue, for them.

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C ArcherC Archer
07:26 27 Jun 22
From start to finish they were wonderful. Professional, efficient and kind. They went to great lengths to make a difficult time easier. Philip was the person who looked after us. His intelligent advice through experience was greatly appreciated. He was assisted by Martin on the day. Everything was conducted with great dignity and respect.
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06:10 17 Jan 22
Very impressed with Kenna & Turner. Professional, efficient and organised, so pleased we chose them. They made a difficult time so much easier.
Helen AndersonHelen Anderson
15:50 31 Dec 21
AmazingAbsolutely faultless from the initial phone call to the end. The care and dignity shown to not just my mum but our whole family was impeccable. Phil and Martin you are the most genuine and caring souls a long with the rest of your team, I would highly recommend to anyone who needs their services. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. The Anderson’s.
Steven HeneySteven Heney
17:27 15 Feb 21
I want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Kenna and Turner for their help and support during the last few very difficult weeks.My dad sadly passed away suddenly and although this was a very challenging time it was reassuring for me knowing that dad was in the care of Kenna and Turner. Kenna and Turner did a fantastic job looking after dad and overseeing everything that was required for his funeral service.I was delighted that Kenna and Turner were able to secure the Deacon that I wanted for my dad's funeral and they even managed to arrange a photographic tribute to my dad during the service itself which was absolutely first class and very touching. Dad's service was lovely and Kenna and Turner did a fantastic job facilitating this. Kenna and Turner even ensured that the funeral cortege took in one of dad's favourite walking routes despite this being slightly out of the way.When personally dealing with any member of the Kenna and Turner team I always felt very supported and I was highly impressed with the professional way that they go about their business. Everything that I asked of Kenna and Turner was undertaken promptly, without any dramas and with total consideration for me, my dad and my family. Their attention to detail and calmness while assisting me these last few weeks has been a massive support.My cousin and his wife who live in the area that Kenna and Turner are based speak very highly of them indeed and now I know why.In summary I would like to thank everyone at Kenna and Turner for their help and support during a very difficult time and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services or indeed using them again.Best regards,Steve Heney
David JonesDavid Jones
15:34 21 Jan 20
My brother was involved in a fatal collision with a car. We did not know who to turn to for the funeral. We were advised as to how good Kenna and Turner were. From the first call to Phil we new we had the right people to look after us. Nothing was a burden and everything we needed was put in place. No pressure was put on us to make decisions. Everything was taken care of with warm friendly advice and supportive conversation. Phil kept us informed and updated at every stage. From my mum, myself and all the family we would like to thank Phil and the team to help us lay my brother to rest.
zojo mojozojo mojo
12:49 25 Oct 19
Lovely folk. Mellow, did not try to upsell us, and we're super respectful. I believe they were also very patient with payment (as it was coming out of the estate). They were really sensitive and did my mum proud. Love to you if you are reading this review. I promise it will get better. But you do have to reach out to make it better. I found grief counselling so wonderful. Xxx