An example of an In Loving Memory quote includes “The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver’s loving thought” by H.W. Longfellow. The anonymous quote "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" specifically relates the idea of love to memory.
In Loving Memory quotes encompass the grief, pain and even nostalgic joy experienced at the passing of a loved one. They allow readers and listeners to remember the life of the deceased individual, rather than being utterly consumed with the grief associated with death. Most of these types of quotations focus specifically on the grief felt after the loss of a loved one, the joys associated with their memory, the nature of death, and the importance of love and living life to its fullest.
Some of the most popular In Loving Memory quotes are written from the viewpoint of the individual who has just died. These are commonly read at funeral services and are meant as both a memorial to the deceased individual, and a comfort to those still living. Many poems read at funerals also discuss the necessity of living life to its fullest and loving deeply and purely.