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Quotations About / On: GRIEF

  • 1.
    Some crave grief like strong drink.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 2.
    After desolation, grief brings back our humanity.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 3.
    Like love, grief fades in and out.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 4.
    No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
    (C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), British author. A Grief Observed (1961). Opening words of Lewis's book of mourning for his dead wife.)
  • 5.
    I have always fought for ideas—until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
    (Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. editor and memoirist. The Strange Necessity, part 1 (1969).)
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  • 6.
    The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in An Evil Night, Works, vol. 5, p. 386, "Nauka" (1976). About characters' reaction to a fire.)
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  • 7.
    Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
    (Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. "Of the Heart," aph. 40, Characters (1688).)
  • 8.
    Jealousy is a grievous passion that jealously seeks what causes grief.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1830).)
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  • 9.
    Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Following the Equator, ch. 12, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar," (1897).)
  • 10.
    Paris: a city of pleasures and amusements where four-fifths of the people die of grief.
    (Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 496 (1796, trans. 1926).)
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