We attach ourselves so strongly to people and when they’re gone a part of us is gone, too.
I knew it wasn’t fair, I knew it was wrong, but I couldn’t help it. And after a while, the anger I felt just sort of became part of me, like it was the only way I knew how to handle the grief. I didn’t like who I’d become, but I was stuck in this horrible cycle of questions and blame.
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
When someone dies, the initial stages of grief seem to be the worst. But in some ways, it’s sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they’ve missed in your life. In the world.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
When you were born you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.
The idea is not to live forever; it is to create something that will.
When he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
It’s amazing the things you realize when you lose someone. You get mad at yourself for not saying the things you could have said a million times. You take for granted the days you spent doing nothing when you could have been with them. Anyone can be taken, at any point in our lives, but we always wait until they’re gone to say the things we never had the courage to say before.
Finding Out Who You Really Are by Melody Carlson
I wondered what it would be like to die. Was it like going to sleep or like waking up? Was there no more time? Or did time go on forever?
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
I wasn’t prepared for death. Nobody is. You lose someone you love more than you love yourself, and you get a crash course in mortality. You lie awake night after night, wondering if you really believe in heaven and hell and finding all kinds of reasons to cling to faith, because you can’t bear to believe they aren’t out there somewhere, a few whispered words of a prayer away.
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
Memories can fade, but my heart has a place for the smile on your face.
Autumn Goodbye by Britney Spears Lyric
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.
After all, there are worse things in life than death. If you’ve ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know what I’m talking about.
Death doesn’t really worry me that much; I’m not frightened about it. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.