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Loss Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about loss
  1. #1
    “You must save what you can of your life; you musn’t lose it all simply because you have lost a part.”
  2. #2
    “Everyone called it losing Mother, but she wasn’t lost. She was gone, and no matter where I went—another town, another country, Fairyland, or Gnome caverns—I wouldn’t find her. We’d never talk again, or laugh together. Or swim in the River Lucarno. Or slide down the banister or play tricks on Bertha. Or a million things.”
  3. #3
    “She’d brooded on her loss, misery had brewed in her heart, that female horror, Grendel’s Mother, living in the murky cold lake assigned her since Cain had killed his only brother, slain his father’s son with an angry sword.”
    author
    Anonymous
    book
    Beowulf
    character
    Grendel's Mother
    concept
    Loss
  4. #4
    “He shall never know I love him.”
  5. #5
    “Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.”
  6. #6
    “I wonder if they’ll ever find out what really happened. I’ve been so busy staying alive I never thought of what this must be like for my parents.”
  7. #7
    “I have to remind myself to breathe—almost to remind my heart to beat!”
  8. #8
    “That loss is common would not make
    My own less bitter, rather more:
    Too common! Never morning wore
    To evening, but some heart did break.”
  9. #9
    “To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”
  10. #10
    “I am braver than I was because I have lost all; and he who has nothing to lose can afford all risks.”
  11. #11
    “On the beach, Roran stood alone, watching them go. Then he threw back his head and uttered a long, aching cry, and the night echoed with the sound of his loss.”
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  1. #12
    “The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.”
  2. #13
    Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn’t erase it.
  3. #14
    “I’ve been in mortal danger for months; I’m kind of used to it now. But I’m nervous again. Dying would suck, but my crewmates dying would be way worse.”
    author
    Andy Weir
    book
    The Martian
    character
    Mark Watney
    concepts
    DeathLoss
  4. #15
    “There’s always something left to lose.”
  5. #16
    “I expected to feel only empty and heartbroken after Paul died. It never occurred to me that you could love someone the same way after he was gone.”
  6. #17
    “All were subdued and doubtful at heart. Like the pain of a bad wound, the effect of a deep shock takes some while to be felt. When a child is told, for the first time in his life, that a person he has known is dead, although he does not disbelieve it, he may well fail to comprehend it and later ask—perhaps more than once—where the dead person is and when he is coming back. When Pipkin had planted in himself, like some somber tree, the knowledge that Hazel would never return, his bewilderment exceeded his grief: and this bewilderment he saw on every side among his companions.”
  7. #18
    Joy and grief were mingled in the cup; but there were no bitter tears: for even grief arose so softened, and clothed in such sweet and tender recollections, that it became a solemn pleasure, and lost all character of pain.
  8. #19
    “‘Are you possessed with a devil,’ he pursued, savagely, ‘to talk in that manner to me when you are dying? Do you reflect that all those words will be branded in my memory, and eating deeper eternally after you have left me?‘”
  9. #20
    “Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go. ”
  10. #21
    “I have come to realize that destiny can hurt a person as much as it can bless them, and I find myself wondering why--out of all the people in all the world I could ever have loved--I had to fall in love with someone who was taken away from me.”
  11. #22
    “Do I want to live? . . . [W]ould you like to live with your soul in the grave?”
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