„You cannot die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare I feel happy. How dare I be glad in a world where my father is no more. And then you cry fresh tears, because you do not miss him as much as you once did, and giving up your grief is another kind of death.“
— Bisco Hatori, Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 13
„I'm gonna miss that smile, I'm gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up, I'd do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven 'cause that's right where you wanna be
I'm not cryin' 'cause I feel so sorry for you, I'm cryin' for me.“
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
Cryin' for Me.
— Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 a.C.
„... Time does not heal,
It makes a half-stitched scar
That can be broken and again you feel
Grief as total as in its first hour.
— Kay Redfield Jamison, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
— Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl
— Mark Nepo American writer 1951