Victoria Noe

Award-winning Author, Speaker, Activist

How Others Look at Friendship

Mar 09, 2011 by Victoria Noe, in Friend Grief , Friendship , Grief
...or perhaps more accurately, how others look at grieving the death of a friend.
You may feel alone after a friend has died.  You may have a hard time finding people who understand what you’re going through.  But it’s an experience we will all share some day.
Following are quotes from a few people who understand:

“A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.” – Gustave Flaubert

“With every friend who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world.” – Helen Keller

“Friends are together when they are separated, they are rich when they are poor, strong when they are weak, and a thing even harder to explain – they live on after they have died, so great is the honor that follows them, so vivid the memory, so poignant the sorrow.” – Cicero

“This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.” – William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude