Death Of A Child Sayings and Quotes

There is no more devastating event for a parent than losing a child. The pain and grief are indescribable, often leaving families shattered, in shock, and unable to process all the emotions that come with such a tragic event. The below collection of quotes about the death of a child may offer a bit of comfort and encouragement when the right words are hard to find.

The death of a child occasions a passion of grief and frantic tears, such as your end, brother reader, will never inspire.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending.     

R.J. Gonzales

When our children die, we drop them into the unknown, shuddering with fear. We know that they go out from us, and we stand, and pity, and wonder.     

Henry Ward Beecher

What an awful thing then, being there in our house together with our daughter gone, trying to be equal to so many sudden orders of sorrow, any one of which alone would have wrenched us from our fragile orbits around each other.     

Paul Harding

Think of your child, then, not as dead, but as living; not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted, and touched by a Divine hand, is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth.     

Richard Hooker

An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth. Then whispered as she closed the book 'too beautiful for earth'.     


There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

As someone who has lived the nightmare of losing a child, I know that the enormous hole left behind remains forever.     

Arthur Honegger

Deep down a broken heart, all the sadness one can bear is misery.     

Auliq Ice

Death is never easy when you know the people doing the dying.     

Oliver North

At sunset the little soul that had come with the dawning went away, leaving heartbreak behind it     

L.M. Montgomery

How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.     

Eric Hoffer

The loss of a child is the most terrifying place for me to go.     

Nicole Kidman

To lose a son under those circumstances - a violent death like my son went through, it just puts a burden on your heart.     

Brian Jones

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.     


We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.     

Tryon Edwards

Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.     

Honoré de Balzac

You were born a child of light's wonderful secret-- you return to the beauty you have always been.     


The loss of a child is my greatest nightmare.     

Angelina Jolie

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained     

Jonathan Harnisch

The greatest loss is the lost of life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world.     


Death is a fearful thing.     

William Shakespeare

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.     


My brother was a great favorite with everybody, and his death cast a gloom upon the whole neighborhood.     

Buffalo Bill

Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.     


Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.     

Miguel de Cervantes

Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much.     

Michael McCaul