Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind."
"Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile."
"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present."
"As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us."
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
"There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard."
"You will lose someone you can't live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn't seal back up. And you come through. It's like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly - that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp."
“No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because every relationship is so unique, no two people grieve the same way. And you have no idea how you are going to grieve till you are grieving.”