It is hard to watch someone you love slowly being ravaged by cancer, and by its treatments.

Here are some quotes and lyrics that have helped us make it through all this.

Perhaps they will help you as well.

"Hope cannot be said to exist,

nor can it be said not to exist.

It is just like the roads across the earth.

For actually there were no roads to begin with,

but when many people pass one way

a road is made." ~ Lu Hsun

"Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That's how the light gets in."

~ Leonard Cohen

"Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight." ~ Bruce Cockburn

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure." ~ Steven King

"There is no birth of consciousness without pain." ~ C.G. Jung

"In love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve." ~ Thornton Wilder

"Until you have done something for humanity you should be ashamed to die." ~ Horace Mann

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." ~ Ernest Hemingway

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." ~ Albert Camus

"Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter." ~ Bono

"All that the downtrodden can do is go on hoping. After every disappointment they must find fresh reason for hope." ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Never give up. Take what life throws at you and throw it right back. If life keeps throwing, then you have a tennis match going. Learn to like tennis." ~ Glenn Ford

"Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat." ~ Ralph Ellison

"It makes all the difference to know there's someone else screaming alongside you." ~ Susan Howatch

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." ~ John Lennon

"Do not aspire to immortal life but exhaust the limits of the possible." ~ Pindar

"God is what's good in me." ~ Johnny Gunther from Death Be Not Proud

"Demons run when a good man goes to war." ~ from "Doctor Who"

"Remember to play after every storm!" ~ Mattie J.T. Stepanek

"The best way out is always through." ~ Robert Frost

"Enjoy every sandwich." ~ Warren Zevon