Quotation Explorer - 'Mourning'

We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead. - Jane Austen
Public display of mourning is no longer made by people of fashion, although some flashier kinds of widows may insist on sleeping with only black men during the first year after the death.
... The women's song was always the same, as monotonous as the beating of the waves against the beach: loss, loss. The conch offered them no enchantment. When they put their ear to it, all they heard was the echo of their mourning. - Carsten Jensen
Mourning is never really complete. The mappings of the old play remain in the cortex, like those mappings of the phantom limb. - Robert A Berezin
Death moved in the night, in search for blood, and when it found Life, it passed on by, like a cloud that moves by the face of the moon. When he found those dead without the red, he took the life before them born first, and the mourning emptied itself till the morning. - Anthony Liccione
There are places I cannot visit. Places of unbearable sadness, grief, mourning. They say places are made by people. I say places are defined by the memories they conjure—the lunge of a curse, a shared and shattered history, a loved one drowned and lost in the ocean of forgetting. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Joy turns tears into laughter.Hope turns mourning into gladness.Wisdom turns tragedy into fortune.Faith turns defeat into triumph.Love turns enmity into friendship. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations. - E.L. James
It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting. - Bible
To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. - Bible
There are few things more ungodly than fake joy when you should be mourning. - Matt Chandler
Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever. - Homer
Until now I had been able only to grieve, not mourn. Grief was passive. Grief happened. Mourning, the act of dealing with grief, required attention. - Joan Didion
I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months. - Mary Tyler Moore
Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing... - Elizabeth Gilbert
Isolation, for him, had become a basic sine qua non for existence and loneliness, his sole companion like a perfectly faithful twin. He was someone for whom even happiness would cry for, mourning the death of his sentiments and murdering the existence of his soul. - Faraaz Kazi
Mourning never really ends, only as time goes on, as we do our work, it may erupt less frequently. - Ruth Davis Konigsberg
The more death, the more birth. People are entering, others are exiting. The cry of a baby, the mourning of others. When others cry, the other are laughing and making merry. The world is mingled with sadness, joy, happiness, anger, wealth, poverty, etc. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
In a way I haven't quite stopped mourning the end of my childhood. - Emma Koenig
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