If you are grieving the loss of a loved one I hope these famous quotes on life, death & grief help you in a small way.

Read by Jonathan Oldham

[0:10] Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back. — Marcus Aurelius

[0:25] Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. — Carl Jung

[0:45] I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. — Mark Twain

[1:10] Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. — George Eliot

[1:26] Death is not the opposite of life but an innate part of it. By living our lives, we nurture death. — Haruki Murakami

[1:46] Death ends a life, not a relationship. — Morrie Schwartz

[1:59] I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another. — John Lennon

[2:20] So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. — E.A. Bucchianeri

[2:39] Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. — Alphonse de Lamartine

[2:55] If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. — Samuel Butler

[3:12] Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? — Epicurus

[3:37] How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? — Carson McCullers

[3:57] Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. — Isaac Asimov

[4:13] Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. — Earl Grollman

[4:41] Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief. — William Faulkner

[4:56] The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. — Cicero