Widow Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old widow quotes, widow sayings, and widow proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Widowers marry again because it makes their lives easier. Widows often don't, because it makes their lives harder.      

Siri Hustvedt

I should say, one of the things about being a widow or a widower, you really, really need a sense of humor, because everything's going to fall apart.     

Joyce Carol Oates

Widows are divided into two classes — the bereaved and relieved.     

Victor Robinson

A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.     

Helen Rowland

Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices.     

Benjamin Franklin

It is easier for a woman to be a good wife than a good mother. A widow has two duties with contrary obligations: she is a mother and she must exercise paternal authority. Few woman are strong enough to understand and to play this role.     

Honoré de Balzac

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.     

Dolores Ibarruri

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.     

John Gay

I hosted a funeral today. He was my husband. I should be sad but I'm relieved. I was a wife of an alcoholic and now I'm a widow of a cancer patient.     

Ilajna

She is a left over then, she is a left over now. Transition from being a divorcee to a widow helped her earn some respect in the society.     

Kazuya Gordo

The real hero is the widow who garlands his photo frame with the same spirit that she showed while exchanging it on their wedding day..     

Miwyanka

Colourless clothes, colourless world, and colourful pictures. Widow's life.     

Chahak Muryani

Drying a widow's tears is one of the most dangerous occupations known to man.     

DOROTHY DIX

Widow is a harsh and hurtful word. It comes from the Sanskrit and it means empty. I have been empty too long.      

Lynn Caine

One can with dignity be wife and widow but once.     

Joseph Joubert

Widows are far better than brides. They don't tell, they won't yell, they don't swell, they rarely smell, and they're grateful as hell.     

Robert A. Heinlein

A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.     

Samuel Richardson

For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but often losing everything else as well.     

Cherie Blair

May a man live well-enough and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him.     

Roman Payne