->''"The woman I loved is... dead."''
-->-- '''Christian''', ''{{Moulin Rouge}}''

->''"I couldn't tell whether it was Mona or her sister; the body was a mess. The sick bastard had really gotten a kick out of it. Seeing her lying there got me thinking about ''another'' woman's body on ''another'' bed. Got me thinking about a fallen cradle..."''

->''"Vachon was a conquistador who was turned while fighting an Incan man he was fighting. The vampire who turned them tells them to stop senseless killing in the world--before [[BrokenAesop killing herself senselessly.]]"''
-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''Series/ForeverKnight''

->''"I'd propose there's a counterpart to the [[ManicPixieDreamGirl MPDG]], though I don't have nearly as catchy a name. That would be the guilt-inducing ghost wife, filmed in ethereal late afternoon light, fragile, frequently desexualized, a specter of memory and failure haunting our tortured, widowed heroes -- ''why couldn't I '''save''' her'' -- in visions, flashbacks or more fantastical set-ups. (...) Idealized and resented, ghost wives are both saint and tormentor, instrumental to the plot, spurring our mourning hero on to seek revenge, redemption or resolution. Like the MPDG, there's a distinct subjective quality to their characterization -- they're along for the ride, but they don't get to tell the story. Unlike the MPDG, being dead, the best they can hope for is to be banished or joined in the afterlife."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.ifc.com/news/2010/07/guilt-inducing-ghost-wife.php IFC.com]]'''

->''Now, never losing sight of the object--supremeness or perfection at all points, I asked myself--"Of all melancholy topics what, according to the universal understanding of mankind, is the most melancholy?" Death, was the obvious reply. "And when," I said, "is this most melancholy of topics most poetical?" From what I have already explained at some length the answer here also is obvious--"When it most closely allies itself to Beauty: the death then of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world, and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover."''
-->-- TropeNamer '''EdgarAllanPoe''', ''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Philosophy_of_Composition The Philosophy of Composition]]''

->''What am I supposed to be, now that she's gone? When you find that one person who connects you to the world, you become someone different. Someone better. When that person's taken from you, what do you become then?''
-->-- '''John Reese''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''

->''The memory of our days is still burning me up inside.''
-->-- '''Guts''', ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''

->''"Do you want to know the horrible truth? I can't even remember what she looked like... I only know she was the one thing I ever wanted...someone took her away from me...and seven kingdoms couldn't fill the hole she left behind."''
-->-- King Robert re Lyanna Stark, '''Series/GameOfThrones'''

->''The assassination of White’s wife is played off like the death of Obi Wan and Dumbledore combined. Yet despite that we only had two scenes with the wife before and both of them she was a shrill heartless b*tch.''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/year-of-the-dragon-1985-michael-cimino/ on]] ''Year of the Dragon'' (1985)

->''This is how I'll always remember you. [[SnowMeansLove Surrounded]] [[SnowMeansDeath by winter]]. Forever young, forever beautiful. Rest well, my love. [[AssholeVictim The monster who took you from me]] will soon learn that revenge is a dish BestServedCold.''
-->-- '''Mr. Freeze''', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''

->''Someone extremely dear to me was lost very early in my life. My mind has always plagued me with the question: If the choice been placed in my hands, could I have saved her? The memory of her has haunted me my entire life, and more so in these last few years than I could ever have imagined. But given the events of these past few weeks I feel confident that had I been given the chance I would have made those sacrifices myself. Had I only the chance...''
-->-- '''Director [[spoiler:Leonard Church]]''', ''Machinima/RedVsBlue Reconstruction''

->'''Jane Sagan:''' What is it like when you lose someone you love?\\
'''John Perry:''' You die too. And you wait around for your body to catch up.
-->-- ''Literature/OldMansWar''

->''How do you feel, loving a rose?\\
Guarding her life day and night\\
How do you feel, losing that rose?\\
Killed by a storm you can't fight...''
-->-- "Lea", by '''The Cats'''