10 Hopeful Quotes About Death for Funerals

Death is the single most overwhelming experience in this world. Whether we lost someone close to us or we hear someone in grief, there’s something completely inexplicable about it. No matter how much we want to make sense of it, we’re often left with more questions and bewilderment.

When we are at a loss for words, sometimes the next best thing is to find comfort in others’. Today, we’re going to share with you hopeful quotes about death and dying. Find inspiration in them whether you need quotes about death for a funeral speech or if you seek solace and understanding.

  1. Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death
    they would be asked two questions
    and their answers would determine
    whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife.
    The first question was, “Did you bring joy?”
    The second was, “Did you find joy?”― Leo Buscaglia
  1. “Everyone who lives long enough to love deeply will experience great losses. Don’t let fear of loss, or the losses themselves, take away your ability to enjoy the wonderful life that is yours.”― Barbara “Cutie” Cooper
  1. “You’ve got to trust yourself. Be gentle with yourself. And listen to yourself.
    You’re the only person who can get you through this now.
    You’re the only one who can survive your story, the only one who can write your future.
    All you’ve got to do, when you’re ready, is stand up,
    {and begin again.}”― Tessa Shaffer
  1. Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
    And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
    And feel one more I do not live in vain,
    Although bereft of you.Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet,
    Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,
    And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,
    Though You have passed away.

    Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
    And crimson roses once again be fair,
    And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
    Although You are not there.

    But though kind Time may many joys renew,
    There is one greatest joy I shall not know
    Again, because my heart for loss of You
    Was broken, long ago.”

    ― Vera Brittain

  1. “I have lived in the shadow of loss—the kind of loss that can paralyze you forever.
    I have grieved like a professional mourner—in every waking moment, draining every ounce of my life force.
    I died—without leaving my body.
    But I came back, and now it’s your turn.
    I have learned to remember my past—without living in it.
    I am strong, electric, and alive, because I chose to dance, to laugh, to love, and to live again.
    I have learned that you can’t re-create the life you once had—you have to reinvent a life for yourself.
    And that reinvention is a gift, not a curse.
    I believe your future self is a work of art and that science can help you create it.
    If you’re lost . . . if you’re gone . . . if you can barely absorb the words on this page . . .
    I want you to hold this truth in your heart: when it’s your time to go, you won’t wish you had spent more time grieving; you’ll wish you had spent more time living.That’s why I’m here. And why you are, too. Let’s live like our lives depend on it.”

    ― Christina Rasmussen

  1. “They say that time in heaven is compared to ‘the blink of an eye’ for us on this earth. Sometimes it helps me to think of my child running ahead of me through a beautiful field of wildflowers and butterflies; so happy and completely caught up in what she is doing that when she looks behind her, I’ll already be there.”― Unknown
  1. “Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people–they always go away sooner or later. You can’t hold them anymore than you can hold moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart.”― Bruce Coville
  1. “I would say to those who mourn… look upon each day that comes as a challenge, as a test of courage. The pain will come in waves, some days worse than others, for no apparent reason. Accept the pain.  Do not suppress it.  Never attempt to hide grief.”― Daphne du Maurier
  1. Life is a great sunrise.I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.― Vladimir Nobokov
  1. “Grief is a funny thing because you don’t have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. After a bit you set it down by the roadside and walk on and leave it resting there.”― Rosamunde Pilcher