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Widowhood Quotes

Take example by your father, my boy, and be very careful of vidders all your life, specially if they've kept a public house, Sammy.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: John Gay (1688-1732)

Profession: British Playwright, Poet

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Widow. The word consumes itself.

Author: Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

Profession: American Poet

Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short.

Author: English Proverb

Profession: Sayings of British Origin

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

Author: Victor Robinson


I'm only upset that I'm not a widow. [On her ex-husband Tom Arnold]

Author: Roseanne


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.

Author: Helen Rowland (1875-1950)

Profession: American Journalist

There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist

The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two! My life as a happy one is ended! the world is gone for me! If I must live on (and I will do nothing to make me worse than I am), it is henceforth for our poor fatherless children -- for my unhappy country, which has lost all in losing him -- and in only doing what I know and feel he would wish.

Author: Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Profession: Queen of Great Britain

He first deceased; she for a little tried to live without him, liked it not, and died.

Author: Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639)

Profession: British Diplomat, Traveler, Scholar, and Poet