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"I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it." - Alonzo Mourning

"Marry a widdow before she leave mourning." - George Herbert

"Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow." - Catherynne M Valente

"Intense love always leads to mourning." - Louise Glu

"Don't waste any time mourning-organize!" - Joe Hill

"Intense love always leads to mourning." - Louise Gluck

"Mourning is not forbidden, you know." - Simin Daneshvar

"I'm in mourning for my life." - Anton Chekhov

"Whether I'm writing a novel about a guy mourning the death of his father or whether I'm writing a show about people killing each other, you want to hear characters speak and be funny and witty." - Jonathan Tropper

"The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life." - Joel Kinnaman

"We can't live our lives obsessing about the past or mourning the future. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other to live every moment of our lives the best we can." - Lisa Mangum

"Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved." - Marie De France

"'The Killing' has a really great combination of qualities: Even though it's very sad and deals with mourning and grief, it's still exciting. It's about real people and it doesn't shy from the painful points of life." - Joel Kinnaman

"Inherent in mourning is celebration. Mourning without celebration or some form of acceptance leaves you stuck." - Ted Alexandro

"Don't say mourning. It's too psychoanalytic. I'm not mourning. I'm suffering." - Roland Barthes

"What is the difference between grief and mourning? Mourning has company." - Roger Rosenblatt

"Mourning has its place but also its limits." - Joan Didion

"Secret fates Guide our states Both in mirth and mourning." - Thomas Campion

"Nothing says "deeply in mourning" like canapes and free beer." - Mira Grant

"If mourning is denied outlet, the result will be suffering," - Geoffrey Gorer

"Let mourning stop when one's grief is fully expressed." - Confucius

"When a mother dies, a daughter's mourning never completely ends." - Hope Edelman

"In the eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins." - Pablo Neruda

"When a mother dies, a daughter's mourning never completely ends." - Hope Edelman

"The problem with drinking and driving is the mourning after." - Anonymous

"I'm in mourning for my life, I'm unhappy." - Anton Chekhov

"We see these adolescents mourning for a lost childhood." - David Elkind

"When a mother dies, a daughter's mourning never completely ends." - Hope Edelman

"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

"Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. But that's unacceptable. As others have observed, talking about how to stop mass shootings in the aftermath of a string of mass shootings isn't 'too soon.' It's much too late." - Ezra Klein

"One can never be sure," the Green Wind sighed. "There is always the danger of kisses where sleeping maids are concerned. But you are safe now, and for awhile yet, and why worry about a thing that may never come to pass? Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow." - Catherynne M Valente

"See, I do' expect to win a prize for stoic control and dignity at mourning time. Death deserve tantrums. Beating back shocked indignation, kicks in the groin, stones, classified unacceptable, not to be tolerated, not to be wooed, not to be conspired with. Only then can music, dance, movies, plays, rap be about life. Only then can life be cherished and adored." - Ruby Dee

"See, I don't expect to win a prize for stoic control and dignity at mourning time. Death deserve tantrums. Beating back shocked indignation, kicks in the groin, stones, classified unacceptable, not to be tolerated, not to be wooed, not to be conspired with. Only then can music, dance, movies, plays, rap be about life. Only then can life be cherished and adored." - Ruby Dee

"I still read a lot about teenage angst! Of course, any kind of mourning CAN become pathological and then it 'has to stop', but to move through life untouched by the loss of hopes, beliefs and aspirations once cherished is also questionable." - George Pattison

"tried to focus on a particular aspect of this historical moment: the failure of mourning. This is something I haven't seen a great deal of in the writing around this disaster. And my view is that you write about disaster by writing around it, by writing allusively." - Teju Cole

"Sydney discovers that she minds the loss of her mourning. When she grieved, she felt herself to be intimately connected to Daniel. But with each passing day, he floats away from her. When she thinks about him now, it is more as a lost possibility than as a man. She has forgotten his breath, his musculature." - Anita Shreve

"I've had some interesting roles along the way, but they tend to be cause-driven. They're always about something. There isn't time for character work as an actor because you're fighting the cause or mourning the child or fighting the disease, etc." - Bonnie Bedelia

"When something that occupies a giant space in your life comes to an end, then you have to go through a mourning period. I loved 'The Shield.' It was one of the hardest and one of the greatest experiences of my life. But having said that, I'm always thinking about what's next." - Michael Chiklis

"There is nothing to be compared to this, 'cause we lost our brother, our hero. The world is mourning. We are mourning. The fans are mourning. It is unreal. Unbelievable." - Jermaine Jackson

"People ask me why I wear veils. I reply, I am mourning. Mourning what? Well I figure something shitty must be going on somewhere." - Lady Gaga

"A lady asked me why, on most occasions, I wore black. 'Are you in mourning?' 'Yes.' 'For whom are you in mourning?' 'For the world." - Edith Sitwell

"I always thought I'd be the one to go first. The world might be mourning an Everly Brother, but I'm mourning my brother Phil." - Don Everly

"It was like a death in the family: You go through the mourning stage, then the rebellion, and then all of a sudden you have to find life by yourself. . . . I loved everything about marriage. I loved having a companion to wake up with and have barbecues with. But things happen and people grow apart. I don't really ever talk about the divorce because it was a heart-wrenching thing to go through." - Jessica Simpson

"Repentance lifts a man up. Mourning knocks at heaven's gate. Holy humility opens it." - John Climacus

"Symmetry is tedious, and tedium is the very basis of mourning. Despair yawns." - Victor Hugo

"Like as the culver on the bared bough Sits mourning for the absence of her mate" - Edmund Spenser

"When you take the U out of mourning, it's a brand new day!" - John Edward

"Many a smiling face hides a mourning heart; but grief alone teaches us what we are." - Friedrich Schiller

"Ring out your bells! Let mourning show be spread! For Love is dead." - Philip Sidney

"Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have..." - Edwin S. Shneidman

"Desiring always to be in mourning, he clothed himself with night." - Victor Hugo

"Surviving - that is the other name of a mourning whose possibility is never to be awaited." - Jacques Derrida

"Heavy sorrow is silent, and the deepest mourning is the most solitary." - Charles Buxton

"That instant shut My woeful self up in a mourning house, Raining the tears of lamentation." - William Shakespeare

"There is no holier spot of ground than where defeated valor lies by mourning beauty crowned" - Henry Timrod

"Mourning has a pace and rhythm of its own. It cannot be rushed." - Christian McEwen

"Life is a farce, and should not end with a mourning scene." - Horace Walpole

"Of permanent mourning there is none; no cloud remains fixed. The sun will shine to-morrow." - Jean Paul

"Mourning is a hard business, Cesare said. If people knew there'd be less death." - Bernard Malamud

"Medvedenko: Why do you always wear black? Masha: I am in mourning for my life." - Anton Chekhov

"Goodbye Bill. I die like a true blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning. Organize." - Joe Hill

"When asked, "Why do you always wear black?", he said, "I am mourning for my life." - Anton Chekhov

"It's not sipping wine. It's a mourning wine. You drain it. Like this." - Neil Gaiman

"In the great glasshouses streaming with condensation, the children in mourning-dress beheld marvels." - Arthur Rimbaud

"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth." - Mason Cooley

"You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own." - Antonio Porchia

"I grew up in a house that was in a constant state of mourning." - Maurice Sendak

"The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a religion of mourning and gloom." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"By mourning tongues The death of the poet was kept from his poems." - W H Auden

"Mourning your first love is as important as meeting your first love. It's the whole cycle." - Jane Anderson

"I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize." - Joe Hill

"When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they're not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They're upset because they've gone from supervisor of a child's life to a spectator. It's like being the vice president of the United States." - Erma Bombeck

"Bury the Great Duke With an empire's lamentation; Let us bury the Great Duke To the noise of the mourning of a mighty nation; Mourning when their leaders fall, Warriors carry the warrior's pall, And sorrow darkens hamlet and hall." - Alfred Tennyson

"I stood on the balcony dark with mourning... hoping the earth would spread its wings in my uninhabited love." - Pablo Neruda

"We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead." - Jane Austen

"In the voice of mirth there may be excitement, but in the tones of mourning there is consolation." - Willis Gaylord Clark

"When the past dies, there is mourning, but when the future dies our imaginations are compelled to carry it on." - Gloria Steinem

"I wonder why bereaved people even bother with mourning clothes when the grief itself provides such an unmistakable wardrobe." - Jandy Nelson

"The man who follows Christ in solitary mourning is greater than he who praises Christ amid the congregation of men." - Isaac Of Nineveh

"In mourning it is the world which has become poor and empty; in melancholia it is the ego itself." - Sigmund Freud

"I did not know the work of mourning Is a labor in the dark We carry inside ourselves" - Edward Hirsch

"When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn't." - Ram Dass

"I wake up in that state of grief when you can tell you've been mourning even in your sleep." - Carolyn Parkhurst

"The blues is a hopeful music. It helps you process something rather than avoid it. It's like mourning, in essence." - Ted Alexandro

"The tear of joy is a pearl of the first water; the mourning tear, only of the second." - Jean Paul

"Only the mourning for what one has missed at the crucial time can lead to real healing." - Alice Miller

"In the custom of mourning, the fabric of the night had been ripped, revealing a star at each tiny tear." - Jodi Picoult

"The more weapons of violence, the more misery to mankind. The triumph of violence ends in a festival of mourning." - Laozi

"Too innocent for coquetry, too fond for idle scorning- Oh friend, I fear the lightest heart makes sometimes heaviest mourning." - Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

"It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting." - Bible

"Mourning never really ends, only as time goes on, as we do our work, it may erupt less frequently." - Ruth Davis Konigsberg

"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil." - John Taylor

"Hope had grown grey hairs, Hope had mourning on, Trenched with tears, carved with cares, Hope was twelve hours gone." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Naming suffering, exalting it, dissecting it into its smallest components - that is doubtless a way to curb mourning." - Julia Kristeva

"No, it's not a 'corpse thing.' I feel I lack the emotional capacity to deal with those in mourning..." - Jen Lancaster

"As a citizen of the post-historical variety, I am in continual mourning and prepared for worse." - Kate Braverman

"I get inhabited by a character and then you mourn it. There's a period of mourning for me, definitely." - Eric Bana

"Someone did us all a grave injustice by implying that mourning has a distinct beginning, middle, and end." - Hope Edelman

"Mourning after an absent God is an evidence of a love as strong, as rejoicing in a present one." - Frederick William Robertson

"You can't understand Twenties England until you appreciate it was under a cloud of mourning. Nearly everyone was grieving." - Ian Hislop

"Sentimentalising is anathema, as far as I am concerned. It leads you into ethical problems about violence and killing and eating meat. The whole world becomes topsy-survy if you impose moralities that were evolved within human society on what a blowfly or what a parasite does... there are lots of emotions you can deduce from an animal's behaviour that are correct, but when you start saying it's feeling guilty or thinking or a loved one or mourning, you must be very careful of those feelings." - David Attenborough

"Through the days of love and celebration and joy, and through the dark days of mourning...the faithful horse has been with us always." - Elizabeth Cotten

"Rosalia is dressed in raven clothes forty years too old for her, so that she seems to be in mourning for her life ..." - Penelope Gilliatt

"The weeping of the candle is not in mourning for the moth: the dawn is at hand, and it is thinking of its own dark night." - Saib Tabrizi

"After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." - Oscar Wilde

"Home, as far as I'm concerned, is the place you have to leave. And then, if you're like me, spend the rest of your life mourning." - Paulette Alden

"When we neglect the artist in ourselves, there is a kind of mourning that goes on under the surface of our busy lives." - Pat Schneider

"A great many people who spend their time mourning over the brevity of life could make it seem longer if they did a little more work." - Don Marquis

"Isn't the most sensitive point of this mourning the fact that I must lose a language - the amorous language? No more 'I love you's." - Roland Barthes

"Isn't the most sensitive point of this mourning the fact that I must lose a language - the amorous language? No more 'I love you's." - Roland Barthes

"I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath often left me mourning." - William Wordsworth

"Doesn't the devil live forever; who ever heard that the devil was dead? Did you ever see any person wearing mourning for the devil?" - Herman Melville

"Are ye the ghosts of fallen leaves, O flakes of snow, For which, through naked trees, the winds A-mourning go?" - John B. Tabb

"To die quickly in one's eighth decade at the very top of one's powers is an enviable end, and not an occasion for mourning." - Brendan Gill

"Try to be forgotten. Go live in the country. Stay in mourning for two years, then remarry, but choose somebody decent." - Alexander Pushkin

"The hair is the finest ornament women have. Of old, virgins used to wear it loose, except when they were in mourning." - Martin Luther

"Nowadays most people wear black most of the time anyway: go to a literary party and one would imagine everyone there was in perpetual mourning for their lives." - Fay Weldon

"That probably greatest of narcissistic wounds - not to have been loved just as one truly was - cannot heal without the work of mourning." - Alice Miller

"Nobody died. how can you kill an idea? How can you kill the personification of an action?" "Then what died? who are you mourning?" "A point of view." - Neil Gaiman

"Every time someone in your life dies, you realize you're not invincible and you have to wonder if we're celebrating life or if we're mourning a death." - Emily Bett Rickards

"If a man will observe as he walks the streets, I believe he will find the merriest countenances in mourning coaches." - Jonathan Swift

"I hate funerals. They aren't for the guy who's dead. They're for the guys who are left alive and enjoy mourning." - Humphrey Bogart

"We're seeing people in the streets because this last week [since November 8, 2016] was a week of grief and mourning and despair for many." - Katrina vanden Heuvel

"And silence their mourning With vows of returning But never intending to visit them more. No never, no never, intending to visit them more." - Nahum Tate

"We are mourning today a great Canadian and a great leader. He was a friend, he was a colleague for many of us, if not all of us." - Nycole Turmel

"I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning." - William Wordsworth

"To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." - Bible

"a great many people who spend their time mourning over the brevity of life could make it seem longer if they did a little more work." - Don Marquis

"Never again I would know her slow kisses which are hardly felt. Never again the ringing mourning bells, songs of the dead that we loved." - Albert Cohen

"I had lots of opportunities to survive this [popularity] madness. Madame de Stael said, "Glory is the bright mourning of happiness."" - Brigitte Bardot

"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince." - Barack Obama

"The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the heart of the fool is in the house of entertainment." - Bible

"Is' the most sensitive point of this mourning the fact that I must lose a language - the amorous language? No more "I love you"s." - Roland Barthes

"When Princess Diana died, I couldn't understand why people were mourning her death in such an enormous, hysterical way when they didn't actually know her for real." - Alison Jackson

"People go around mourning the death of God; it's the death of sssin that bothers me. Without ssin, people aren't people any more, they're just ssoul-less sheep." - John Updike

"In Asia, red is the colour of joy; red is the colour of festivities and of celebration. In Chinese culture, blue is the colour of mourning." - Vincent Tan

"Mourning is not forgetting... It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust." - Margery Allingham

"To re-live these characters would be wonderful, because I know when the show ends it will be huge mourning process." - Gillian Anderson

"Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men." - Quintus Ennius

"It's hard for the Catholic Church to accept change. When the mass was no longer said in Latin, loyalists went into mourning for years." - Janine Di Giovanni

"I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It's not a retail experience. It's an existential one." - Thomas Lynch

"I know I'd rather have any amount of time with a dog I love and suffer the mourning than not have the time at all." - Julie Klam

"Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It's a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It's also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend-even a friend whose name it never knew." - George W Bush

"John [Lennon] as a singer - the way he sings on "Twist and Shout" and the way he sings on "Strawberry Fields Forever" - is a very odd voice, in the sense that it seems to be celebrating but almost mourning at the same time. There's a quality of mourning to his voice, which is very enigmatic." - Alasdair MacLean

"The most important part of the process of mourning is regularly reciting kaddish in a synagogue. Kaddish is a doxology, which Jewish tradition has mandated children to recite daily in a synagogue during the year of mourning for a deceased parent and then on the anniversary of his or her death thereafter." - David Novak

"I always thought I'd be the one to go first. ... The world might be mourning an Everly Brother, but I'm mourning my brother Phil Everly. My wife Adela and I are touched by all the tributes we're seeing for Phil and we thank you for allowing us to grieve in private at this incredibly difficult time." - Don Everly

"Says the girl dressed up in formal Goth mourning," Shane said. "Seriously, who buys a black lace veil? You keep that on hand for special occasions, like prom and kid's birthdays?" - Rachel Caine

"I will live this day as if it is my last. ...I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday's misfortunes, Yesterday's defeats, yesterday's aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?" - Og Mandino

"Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn't magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning." - Carrie Jones

"When we make mistakes, we can use the process of NVC mourning and self-forgiveness to show us where we can grow instead of getting caught up in moralistic self-judgments." - Marshall B. Rosenberg



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