Gone But Not Forgotten Quotes for Old Friends

Filed in Quote by on June 30, 2022

Key west once said that the only thing that is promised in life is death, and that is so true. It’s very common to feel like you have a lot to say when a loved one passes away, but not enough word to say it. We’ve compiled amazing quotes to help you.

Gone But Not Forgotten Quotes

Quotes can assist you in expressing your emotions or empathizing with others. These gone but not forgotten quotes are a great way to do this.

1. “No one spread more love in one lifetime. The song is ended but the melody lingers on.” –Irving Berlin

2. “Funerals are a constant reminder that chasing most of the things we are chasing is an embarrassing way to spend a portion of our lives.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

3. “We are surprised not by someone’s death but by its cause or date.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

4. “Death frees us from even ourselves.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

5. “To live is to owe life to die.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

6. “Those who died quietly asleep are not less dead than those who were killed awake by bombs.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

7. “We lose a significant portion of our lives attending ceremonies for people who have lost theirs.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

8. “Everyone is no-one-to-be.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

9. “What you remember saves you.” – W. S. Merwin

10. “Someone mentioned your name today, / took me down memory lane, / to a time very much younger, / a time more pure, more sane.” – Adiela Akoo

11. “You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know.” – Amy Tan

12. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old: / Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. / At the going down of the sun and in the morning, / We will remember them.” – Laurence Binyon

 13. “I have to live if I want to be remembered.” – Suzanne Young

14. “..we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all.

They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality …” – R.J. Palacio

15. “I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes.” – Vladimir Nabokov

16. “You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.” – Jane Austen

17. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

18. “It is a rare blessing to not want to live a second longer than you will live.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

19. “We are forever getting closer to the dreaded moment that will finally confirm that we will not live forever.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

20. “Some people are gone, but not forgotten. Some are still here, but already forgotten.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

21. “A second is a step taken by the living towards death.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

22. “No one is too old to live another day, or too young to die today.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

23. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

24. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

25. “As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” – Seneca

Touching Gone But Not Forgotten Quotes

26. “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning,

nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things, have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

27. “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21

28. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

29. “When words are most empty, tears are most apt.” – Max Lucado

30. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away but not that of having had one.” – Seneca

31. “At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.” -Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

32. “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” -Terry Pratchett

33. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” -Havelock Ellis

34. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” -J.M. Barrie

35. “It’s so curious; One can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief.

But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed,

or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” -Colette

36. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” -Shel Silverstein

37. “Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

38. “Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.” -Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel

39. “On this bald hill the new year hones its edge. Faceless and pale as china. The round sky goes on minding its business.

Your absence is inconspicuous; Nobody can tell what I lack.” -Sylvia Plath, Parliament Hill Fields

40. “When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.” -Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

41. “Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ’til it comes to have a separate and integral interest.

To regret deeply is to live afresh.” -Henry David Thoreau

42. “I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places that this heart of mine embraces all day through” -Billie Holiday, I’ll Be Seeing You

43. “One more day, one more time. One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied.

But then again, I know what it would do. Leave me wishing still for one more day with you.” -Diamond Rio, One More Day

44. “You gave me a forever within the numbered days…” -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

45. “I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized.

I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'” -Meghan O’Rourke, Story’s End

46. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay

47. “Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders.

That’s why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day.” -Edward Hirsch

48. “Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today.

I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.” -Mariska Hargity

49. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” -Clarence Budington Kelland

50. “What we once have enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

Comforting Gone But Not Forgotten Quotes

51. “When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.” -Korean Proverb

52. “She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.” -George Eliot

53. “The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

54. “Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.” – The Wire

55. “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” -Alfred Tennyson

56. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” -Stuart Scott

57. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Khalil Gibran

58. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” -Patti Davis

59. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely

what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.” -Cheryl Strayed

60. “What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” -David Levithan

61. “Someday soon, we all will be together, if the fates allow. Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow.” -Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

62. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it Is not the same river and he is not the same man.” -Heraclites

63. “Well, everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” -William Shakespeare

64. “Just as there can be a hole in these narratives, a memoir can be as much about what’s forgotten as what’s remembered.” -Jane Alison

65. “The goddess has never been lost. It is just that some of us have forgotten how to find her.” -Patricia Monaghan

66. “That’s great, Grace, but in case you’ve forgotten, we’re supposed to kill vampires, not play nice and have lunch with them.” – Archer -K.A. Last

67. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.” –Ronald Reagan

68. “You think winter will never end, and then, when you don’t expect it, when you have almost forgotten it, warmth comes and different light.” -Wendell Berry

69. “Show me…Show me what I’ve forgotten…Show me what was so important…that it tore my heart in two?!” -Matsuri Hino

70. “If he’s forgotten me, I’ll make him remember me. I’ll make him want me again.” -Margaret Mitchell

71. “I’ve never forgotten that experience. But I had nobody at school that was either like Hector or Irwin.

The masters had no idea what was expected of you in the scholarship exam, so you just had to busk it really.” -Alan Bennett

72. “Fill this void with happiness that is sustainable, not transitory; that illuminates your life and that of others, that is life-giving and so natural.” -Sanchita Pandey

73. “ Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.” -Diane Frolov

74. “I want to set an example that will never be forgotten.” -Terry Fox

75. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” -C.S. Lewis

We hope you enjoyed our collection of gone but not forgotten quotes. Please feel free to share with your friends and loved ones.

CSN Team.

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