Quotes from the category Loss:
- After my mother's death, I began to see her as she had really been. ... It was less like losing someone than discovering someone. permalink
- I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss. permalink
Starting From Scratch (1988)
- Nothing, in truth, can ever replace a lost companion. Old comrades cannot be manufactured. There is nothing that can equal the treasure of so many shared memories, so many bad times endured together, so many quarrels, reconciliations, heartfelt impulses. Friendships like that cannot be reconstructed. permalink
Terre des Hommes (1939) in English as Wind, Sand and Stars
- Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us. permalink
- The pain of loss, moreover, however agonizing, however haunting in memory, quiets imperceptibly into acceptance as the currents of active living and of fresh emotions flow over it. permalink
Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment (1959)
- The sun has set in your life; it is getting cold. The hundreds of people around you cannot console you for the loss of the one. permalink
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (1949)
- Whatever you do to recover from a loss, people will be critical because they believe that the only way to recover is their way. And you will even run into some people who should be run into by rhinos because they actually don't want to see you get over your tragedy at all; grief is a spectator sport for them. permalink
Bouncing Back (1997)
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