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Check out the quotes about love, loss, kindness, and animals.

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

Jean Cocteau

Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.
Dan Gemeinhart

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.

Leo Dworken

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
 I shall not live in vain; 
If I can ease one life the aching,
 Or cool one pain,
 Or help one fainting robin
 Unto his nest again,
 I shall not live in vain.

Solitude shared with animals has a special quality and rarely turns to loneliness.

Having a bunch of cats around is good. If you’re feeling bad, you just look at the cats, you’ll feel better, because they know that everything is, just as it is. There’s nothing to get excited about. They just know. They’re saviors.
Charles Bukowski, who had a one-eared tomcat called Butch Van Gogh Artaud Bukowski

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
Abraham Lincoln

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and being alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You have to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes too near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself that you tasted as many as you could.
Louise Erdrich

Over and over, loss calls on us to reckon with this universal impermanence—with the baffling, maddening, heartbreaking fact that something that was just here can be, all of a sudden, just gone.
Kathryn Schulz, Lost and Found

Like awe and grief, to which it is closely related, loss has the power to instantly resize us against our surroundings; we are never smaller and the world never larger than when something important goes missing.

Kathryn Schulz

However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
Stanley Kubrick

You can train cats to do anything they want to.

Ricky Gervais

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart.
Erica Jong

I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.

Loss is a blade so sharp that it can make you bleed long before you ever feel the sting.
Nina Riggs, The Bright Hour

Love can touch us one time / And last for a lifetime
“My Heart Will Go On” by Will Jennings and James Horner

When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.
A.D. Williams

Tragedy is nature’s great purifier. It burns away fakeness, fear, and arrogance that is of the ego. It returns us to our brilliance and genius, if you have the courage to go into that which wounds you.
Robin Sharma

Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence—neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish—it is an imponderably valuable gift.


Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help.
Jane Goodall

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.

George Eliot

It is not beauty that endears, it is love that makes us see beauty.

Leo Tolstoy