Quotes with tag:
To touch a sore is to renew one’s grief.
Sometimes, I get afraid it has defined me, that sense of grief, loss and illness. But actually, it is about allowing myself to take hold and say: ‘This is part of who I am, but not only who I am.’
In writing, I’m totally anti-plans of any kind. All my attempts to plan and plot novels have come to grief, and in expensive ways.
Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.
People in grief need someone to walk with them without judging them.
The thing about grief is that it’s a roller coaster – it’s up, it’s down. The emotions sometimes take over.
Grief changes shape, but it never ends.
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.
I think you have to deal with grief in the sense that you have to recognize that you have it, and say that it’s OK to have all the sadness.
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
‘Hamlet’ is a play about a man whose grief is deemed unseemly.
‘Hamlet’ is the best description of grief I’ve read because it dramatizes grief rather than merely describing it.
If the condition of grief is nearly universal, its transactions are exquisitely personal.
I believe in the importance of individuality, but in the midst of grief I also find myself wanting connection – wanting to be reminded that the sadness I feel is not just mine but ours.