"I've learned- that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief"
"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares."
- Henri Nouwen
"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness."
-Robert Oxton Bolt English author, "Man for All Seasons"
"Be nice and smile to everyone you meet. You don't know what they are going through, and they may need that smile, and treasure it." -Christine M. Huppert
"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer." -Ed Cunningham
"Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly--hurt, bitterness, grief, and most of all, fear."
"Grief knits two hearts in closer bond than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys."
"When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly."