24 Quotes About Remembering Deceased Loved Ones


Thinking about your deceased loved one may leave you feeling both regret and gratefulness. 

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Read through some quotes about grief and quotes about remembering someone who died that show the wide variety of emotions that come with it. We will share somewhat famous quotes about grief as well as quotes from a religious perspective.

Famous Quotes About Remembering Someone Who Died

Quotes about remembering someone who died

Are you looking for quotes about death to comfort yourself or others who have recently lost someone? Consider these thoughts by great writers.

You may also consider posting a quote online to describe how you feel during this difficult time.

1. “One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.” — Pierre Corneille

What this French dramatist was trying to say is that sometimes it helps to talk about your feelings. It also helps to gather with others so you can share stories about the one you mutually grieve.

2. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” — Alfred Lord Tennyson

You’ve probably heard Alfred Lord Tennyson’s often-quoted line about loss. It may remind you to feel thankful for the times you had with your loved one.

3. “Oh, yes. I remember it well.” — Alan Jay Lerner

Broadway fans will recognize this quote from “Gigi.”

4. “Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land.” — Christina Rossetti

British poet Christina Rossetti wrote many pieces about death, often used in funeral poems or on items created to help remember a family member who died.

5. “As a perfume doth remain in the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain, Will not leave me: all things leave me: You remain.” — Arthur Symons

This is one stanza of a poem called “You Remain,” about missing someone you love. 

6. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” — Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon was a British poet. These words are from the poem “For the Fallen.”

7. “Always in my mind. Forever in my heart.” — Unknown

This often-used quote (and others that are similar) may clearly and concisely describe how you feel. You may want to use this on the headstone of your loved one.

8. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” — Richard Puz

We love this simple verse. Not only does it rhyme, but it helps us look at loss in a more positive light.

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Beautiful Quotes About Remembering Someone Who Died

Quotes about remember someone who has passed away

You may feel that you only have memories left now that your loved one died. Read some comforting words about those moments you spent with the ones you loved. 

You may also want to use these quotes on special days, such as your loved one’s birthday or a death anniversary. Some people post photos of their loved ones on those days.

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

We hope these words comfort you as you think about your loved one who is no longer with you. Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet.

10. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” — Unknown

The idea behind this quote is one reason why photos become such cherished possessions after the loss of a loved one. Take lots of pictures when you have the chance.

11. “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” — Rob Liano

You will often find quotes similar to this one in books about grief and loss, meant to comfort those in mourning. Rob Liano is an author, public speaker, and life coach. 

12. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

Leave it to Dr. Seuss to describe grief so eloquently. That’s one reason his works have endured for decades.

13. “No one spread more joy in one lifetime.” — Unknown

We aren’t sure where this quote originated, but you may feel this accurately describes the person you loved. Share this with others who mourn the same loss as you.

14. “Stay here for a little while with me and keep your arm round me — so. I couldn’t have Diana stay, she’s good and kind and sweet — but it’s not her sorrow — she’s outside of it and she couldn’t come close enough to my heart to help me. It’s our sorrow — yours and mine.” — Lucy Maud Montgomery

This quote appears at the end of “Anne of Green Gables.” Even though your extended family members and friends may try to comfort you in your time of grief, it’s also consoling to hang around those who are hurting with you. Other people may not understand your feelings.

15. “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.” — Jack Thorne

You can find many quotes with this same theme. Regardless of who said the quote, the thought behind it is comforting and true. Our loved ones live on after they die in our hearts and memories. 

16. “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” — Ariana Dancu

Trying to find the right words to describe a missing loved one? We thought this quote was a beautiful tribute to someone the author lost. 

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Religious Quotes About Remembering Someone Who Died

Religious Quotes about remembering someone who died

Many people look to their faith to give them solace during times of grief. Learn some religious quotes about loss and grief. 

17. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” — C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis wrote a lot about his Christian faith. This quote came from “A Grief Observed,” where he described the loss of his wife. 

18. “Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name liveth for evermore.” — Ecclesiasticus 44:14

Ecclesiasticus is also known as the “Wisdom of Sirach.” It is an apocryphal or deuterocanonical book because it doesn’t appear in all bibles.

19. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” — Revelation 21:4

The Book of Revelation is the last book of the Bible. It was written by John about events that were to come.

20. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” — Psalm 147:3

Thinking about your lost family member or friend may cause you to feel brokenhearted. Believers can feel comforted knowing that God can heal their wounds.

21. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9

This often-quoted verse from the Bible has given comfort to many. Joshua was given this promise after Moses died.

22. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4

This verse came from the section of the New Testament known as The Beatitudes. It is from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and is often quoted at funerals. 

23. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” — John 14:27

Some people’s hearts fill with regret and sadness when they think about the ones they lost. This quote reminds believers that God’s peace goes to all who ask.

24. “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” — Matthew 25:21

These describe the words each believer wants to hear when entering the kingdom of heaven.

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It May be Difficult to Find the Right Words to Describe Your Feelings

How do you say goodbye to someone you love? Some days you may look back with thankfulness on the life of the person who is gone. Other days you may feel angry that your loved one died and that others seem to take their relationships with their living family members for granted. 

We hope we have given you various quotes to help describe the wide variety of emotions that come with grief and remembrance. 

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