At thirty-six, bereft, brimming with grief and thwarted love,Quoyle steered away to Newfoundland, the rock that had generated his ancestors, a place he had never been nor thought to go.
Just for a handful of silver he left us, Just for a ribbon to stick in his coat; Found the one gift of which Fortune bereft us, Lost all the others she lets us devote.Robert Browning
So many people seem to spend their lives trying to appear normal, predictable and consistent to themselves and those that surround them. They just end up bored with themselves, bereft of any depth of inner resources, suffocated by the inhibitions that defend their own monolithic identities.peter j. carroll
Madam, you have bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins.william shakespeare
If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.