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Heartbreak Quotes

There’s not much that’s worse than a breakup—even if you’re the dumper. But although you feel depressed, sad and alone, you’re allowed to wallow and grieve.

Take some time to miss that person, cry over some sad quotes, watch a sad movie while downing your favorite junk food if you need to.

If none of the above sounds like the right way to go, consider that this could be a time of self-reflection. You could lessen your rage with a nice run or a boxing class. Adopt some daily affirmations, or pick a favorite self-love quote that could become your new mantra.

You can read some quotes about happiness and hope that they bring you joy, too. And you can read these quotes about the brokenhearted. In time, you’ll feel better. We promise.

Best Heartbreak Quotes

“Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken.” – Jeffery Eugenides

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Sparks

Alessandra Torre quote "Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak"

“Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak.” – Alessandra Torre

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

“Don’t you EVER break someone’s heart, because they only have one. Break their bones, they have 206 of those!” – Jayy Von Monroe

“I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.” – Heidi Klum

“Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

Bette Davis heartbreak quote "Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime"

“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis

“The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.” – William Faulkner

“Love is the hardest drug to quit, but it is even harder when it is taken away.” – Ashleyy

“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream — whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Alphonse de Lamartine

“Then his heart, now broken into a thousand pieces, slowly began to turn to ice.” – Morgan Rhodes, Falling Kingdoms

"Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret"

“Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.” – Laura Kasischke

“There will be a time when you are forced to follow your heart away from someone you love.” – Ashley Lorenzana

“Has someone made you heartbroken? Then, why are you still thinking of him?” – Debra K. Messer

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – The Tinman, The Wizard of Oz

“When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.” – Andrea Gibson

“I wish I were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart.” – Julia Roberts

“I’m not supposed to miss you, I’m not supposed to care.” – Debra Cox

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
TE Kalem heartbreak quote "The heart is the only broken instrument that works"

“The heart is the only broken instrument that works.” – T.E. Kalem

“Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.” – H.L. Mencken

“Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.” – Gregory Roberts

“You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” – Stelle Atwater

“We are all Romeos looking for our Juliet, but never finding her.” – Rae Hacton

“No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

“Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.” – Warsan Shire

"The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever"

“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

“Why did I always end up loving the person who hurt me the most? Why was love so cruel?” – J.C. Reed

“Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.” – Wallace Stegner

“‘Hearts are breakable,’ Isabelle said. ‘And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.’” – Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” – Jodi Thomas

“The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

“I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.” – Charlotte Ericksson

Countee Cullen quote "Never love with all your heart, it only ends in aching"

“Never love with all your heart, it only ends in aching.” – Countee Cullen

“There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl Buck

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

“I mean, at the end of the day, what the hell does it matter who I end up with if it can’t be you?” – Tabitha Suzuma

“What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.” – Richard Wilbur

“Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The Almost Lovers, never to be.” – Rae Hachton

Henny Youngman heartbreak quote "You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it"

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” – Henny Youngman

“I never wanted but your heart–that gone, you have nothing more to give.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

“Sometimes a little heartbreak is a lesson, and the best thing to do is just learn the lesson.” – Jon Voight

“Sometimes… Sometimes our hearts…crack a little.” – Brodi Ashton

Broken Heart Quotes

“You find out what you are made of when you have a broken heart. If it happens early and often, all the better.” – Isabel Gillies

“There are a million ways to lose someone you love.” – Tamara Webber

Christie Brinkley quote "I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart"

“I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.” – Christie Brinkley

“No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

“Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.” – Fulton Sheen

“You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.” – Truman Capote

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.” – D.H. Lawrence

“It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale

Cassandra Clare quote "Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart"

“Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

“A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B Morse

“When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.” – Andrea Gibson

“It’s funny how artistic we become when our hearts are broken.” – Hotel Books, I Always Thought I Would Be Okay

“When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.” – George Bernard Shaw

"Love is blind, but a broken heart sees everything"

“Love is blind, but a broken heart sees everything.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe.” – Unknown

“I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.” – Julia Roberts

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Love hurts worse than getting slammed by a 250-pound linebacker.” – Miranda Kenneally

“It isn’t enough for your heart to break because everybody’s heart is broken now.” – Allen Ginsberg

Toba Beta quote "Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart"

“Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart.” – Toba Beta

“Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I know what it’s like to have a broken heart. I know what it’s like to feel pain: When my songs don’t become hits, it breaks my heart. There are a million ways to break a heart. I can relate.” – Diane Warren

“Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth.” – Sienna Miller

Jewish Proverb "God is closest to those with broken hearts"

“God is closest to those with broken hearts.” – Jewish Proverb

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.” – D.H. Lawrence

“The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.” – Charles Dickens

Overcoming Heartbreak

Recovering from a broken heart is one of the hardest things we face inn life. These overcoming heartbreak quotes will help you see your pain from a different perspective so you can release it and mend.

“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“I pray that former rejection and deep hurts will not color what I see and hear now.” – Sue Augustine

"Never love that which you cannot keep"

“Never love that which you cannot keep.” – Anonymous

“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans

“The heart will break, but broken live on.” – Lord Byron

“Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.” – Jodi Picoult

“Only time can heal your broken heart.” – Miss Piggy

“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” – Leo Buscaglia

"Sometimes a broken heart can mend something else’s brokenness"

“Sometimes a broken heart can mend something else’s brokenness.” – Munia Kahn

“The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.” – Margaret George

“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.” – Javan

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma

“Nothing helps a broken heart like having someone wonderful give you theirs.” – Rita Stradling

“I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken. I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time.” – Sandra Bullock
Alan Moore quote "The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it"

“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” – Alan Moore

“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

“You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else.” – Douglas Booth

“God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces.” – Unknown

“You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.” – Unknown

“So here’s the thing with broken hearts. No matter how you try, the pieces never fit the way they did before.” – Ariana

“The best way to heal a broken heart, it turns out, is to find a way to move past the hurt.” – Mary Kay Andrews

Eric Kripke quote "It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again"

“It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.” – Eric Kripke

“Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Drake

“A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see that special guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking and saying ‘Long time no see.’” – Phyllis Batelle

“Human hearts are elastic. They have room for all sorts of passions, and they can break and heal and love again and again.” – Jodi Lynn Anderson

“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” – Robert James Waller

“When you go through heartbreak, you just do the things that get you by. Eventually, you realize it’s about making the most of life.” – Britney Spears

"Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal"

“Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.” – Laura Fitzgerald

We hope these broken heart quotes give you solace in dealing with heartbreak and moving forward to a better place.  There’s always hope and tomorrow is a new day to be your best and see the best in others.

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