50 Inspiring Celebration of Life Quotes to Uplift You

50 Inspiring Celebration of Life Quotes to Uplift You

Did you know that "celebration of life" has been used as an option to funerals since the early 1900s?

In recent years, this idea has become more common as more people choose to honor and remember the lives of their loved ones. However, it can be hard to find the right words to describe how you feel during this tough time. 

Today, we've gathered 50 touching celebrations of life quotes to comfort and inspire you. This blog post contains quotes that will honor your loved one and give you the strength to move forward.

How Celebration Enhances Well-Being and Happiness

Celebrating the life of a loved one who has passed away can be a powerful and healing experience. It allows us to come together, share memories, and find comfort in the knowledge that their legacy will live on. 

Rituals and celebrations can help people rediscover meaning and strength after a terrible life experience, according to a study. Accepting our loved ones' beneficial impact on our lives can bring us joy and affection. 

Celebrating their life with others who knew them helps us grieve healthily. Research shows that social support can reduce grief's harmful consequences and improve mental health. A celebration of life can provide us closure, allowing us to treasure the memories and appreciate the special moments we share.

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Top 50 Inspiring Celebration of Life Quotes

In this section, we've curated a collection of 50 inspiring quotes that capture the essence of celebrating life, even in the face of loss. These words of wisdom offer solace, encouragement, and a reminder to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones.

  1. People living deeply have no fear of death. —Anais Nin
  2. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. —Thomas Campbell
  3. No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. —Terry Pratchett
  4. It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. —John Steinbeck
  5. The boundaries between life and death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins? —Edgar Allan Poe
  6. “Life is a song—sing it. Life is a game—play it. Life is a challenge—meet it. Life is a dream—realize it. Life is a sacrifice—offer it. Life is love—enjoy it.”
  7. —Sai Baba
  8.  Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. —Langston Hughes
  9. How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? —Carson Mccullers
  10. A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. —Maya Angelou
  11. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. —Abraham Lincoln
  12. What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others. —Thucydides
  13. As is a tale, so is a life. Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. —Seneca
  14. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. —KAHLIL GIBRAN
  15. The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. —J.R.R. Tolkien
  16. Life has to end. Love doesn’t. —Mitch Albom
  17. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. —Irish Proverb
  18. Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. —Ernest Hemingway
  19. 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
  20. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never not have that chance again —Unknown
  21. Say not in grief that he is no more but live in thankfulness that he was. —Hebrew Proverb
  22. Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. —Jack Thorne
  23. Grief is the price we pay for love. —Queen Elizabeth
  24. If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. —James O’barr
  25. Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated. —ALPHONSE DE LAMARTINE
  26. If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. —A.A. Milne
  27. If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone. They’ll come back. —Prince
  28. The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the grief, the closer to God. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  29. Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. —Vicki Harrison
  30. Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it. —Arthur Golden
  31. hose we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. —Terri Guillemets
  32. Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. —Robert Louis Stevenson
  33. As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well-used brings happy death. —Leonardo Da Vinci
  34. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  35. The connections we make in the course of life—maybe that’s what heaven is. —Fred Rogers
  36. The song is ended, but the melody lingers on … —Irving Berlin
  37. What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. —Helen Keller
  38. How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. —A.A. Milne
  39. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. —Dr. Seuss
  40. They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. —William Penn
  41. Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished. —Madeleine L’engle
  42. The comfort of having a friend may be taken away but not that of having had one. —Seneca
  43. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. —Ronald Reagan
  44. You are gone, but thank you for all these soft, sweet things you left behind. In my home, in my head, in my heart. —Nikita Gill
  45. The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you shall never pass away. —Unknown
  46. She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. —Ariana Dancu
  47. Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. —C.S. Lewis
  48. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my own garden forever. —Alfred Jennyon
  49. A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go. —Unknown
  50. Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. —Emily Dickinson

Preserve Precious Memories with Memorialize Art

These inspiring celebration of life quotes remind us that although our loved ones may be gone, their memories and impact live on forever. By honoring their legacy, we can find solace and strength to move forward.

At Memorialize Art, we understand the importance of cherishing these memories. Our talented artists specialize in creating personalized portraits and artwork that capture the essence of your loved ones. 

From hand-drawn portraits to custom digital art, we offer a wide range of options to suit your preferences. Visit our website today to explore our All Portraits and Artwork collections and take the first step towards preserving their legacy.