Grief is one of the things we all have in common, it’s something that will affect us all at one point in our lives, and it is one of the most challenging things we will face. Everybody goes through the stages of grief in their own way and at their own pace. It’s an entirely unique experience, and you can never tell someone how to feel or deal with it. Sometimes, words of encouragement can help, though. It’s comforting to know that others have been in the same situation as you before. Here are some powerful and moving quotes to help you deal with grief and loss.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

“In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams…that is where you and I shall meet.” — Alice Through the Looking Glass

“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” – Sylvan Kamens

“Just because we’re saying goodbye, doesn’t mean the love goes away.”

“My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love.”

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.”

“Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”

“Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.”

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” — Leo Buscaglia

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” — Winnie the Pooh