101 Breakup Quotes to Heal Your Broken Heart


Breakups can be quite painful. In fact, breaking up with a person you once loved can terribly shake you to the core. It can throw your entire life off balance, leaving nothing as it once was. Knowing that your relationship has come to an end is one of the most complicated experiences life can confront you with. To make things worse, the unpleasant feeling of being stabbed in the heart by that very special person is omnipresent. All the wonderful things you’ve once enjoyed doing now seem dull and meaningless. In short, the end of a relationship can introduce a lot of suffering to your life. To help you overcome this excruciatingly difficult time of your life, we’ve created a collection of breakup quotes to lift you up. The following broken heart quotes will help you to start the process of healing your emotional wounds.

Even though you may be quite determined to move on after your breakup, it’s not always that simple. In fact, you may often feel entirely overwhelmed because it seems almost impossible to create a fresh start.

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

On the one hand, you may wish to let it all go and to find someone who is more deserving of your love. On the other hand, wherever you go, you are reminded of your significant other and the wonderful time the two of you had together.

Breakup quotes

Enjoy the following breakup quotes that will lift you up during this difficult time of your life.

When you’re still grieving the end of your relationship, it’s impossible to start a new life. So let’s have a look at those very special breakup quotes that help you to heal and to move on.

101 Breakup Quotes to Heal Your Broken Heart

When there is a huge hole in your heart, it can be quite helpful to have a couple of uplifting breakup quotes at hand. These wonderful quotes about breakups help you to see things from a more positive side and will support the healing process of your broken heart. Even more so, many of these quotes stem from authors who were confronted with similarly painful breakups. Interestingly enough, these inspiring individuals found unique ways to let go and to move on with their lives.

Here are these wonderful breakup quotes


“As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
Marilyn Monroe


“Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.”
Violeta Para


“A Plan B life can be just as good or better than a Plan A life. You just have to let go of that first dream and realize that God has already written the first chapter of the new life that awaits you. All you have to do is start reading!”
Shannon L. Alder


“Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.”
Donna Lynn Hope


“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
Steve Maraboli


“To love everyone unconditionally does not mean to give everyone your unconditional time. Sometimes, to love completely, we must never see someone again. This, too, is love. This is giving someone the freedom to exist and be happy, even if it must be without you.”
Vironika Tugaleva


“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay


“When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.”
Shannon L. Alder


“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move […] on.”
Tupac Shakur


“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.”
Nicholas Sparks


“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”
Mary Manin Morrissey


“God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.”
Rick Warren


“Your time may come. Do not be too sad […]. You cannot be always torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do.”
J.R.R. Tolkien


“That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.”
Robyn Schneider


You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich


“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder


“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.”
Mandy Hale


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi


“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


“You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”
Jodi Picoult


“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…”
Elizabeth Gilbert


“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
Kate DiCamillo


“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.”
Karen Salmansohn


“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”
Katherine Mansfield


“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
J.M. Barrie


“Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”
George Eliot


“One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a breakup.”
Mandy Hale


“I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.”
Fannie Flagg


“Love all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.”
Louisa May Alcott


“To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore.”
Jocelyn Soriano


“Anyway, it doesn’t matter how much, how often, or how closely you keep an eye on things because you can’t control it. Sometimes things and people just go. Just like that.”
Cecelia Ahern


“Did it end in heartache, dear? […] Yes… but it was the good kind of heartache. The kind where you’ll always think fondly of each other, even though you know your love could never be.[…] If you can gaze up at the stars at night and think fondly of your lost love, then it’s worth falling in love and losing him.”
Lynn Austin


“It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner wisdom tells us it’s time to let go. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like emotional cancer. Until we wake up, one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.”
Jaeda DeWalt


“When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.”
? Coco J. Ginger


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


“The heart was made to be broken.”
Oscar Wilde


“Many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.”
C. JoyBell C.


“When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. it’s because a little piece gets lost – the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. the whole shape has changed.”
David Levithan


“I know that’s what people say – you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, you’ll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.”
Betty Smith


“Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet […] I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection? You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”
Jennifer Salaiz


“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
C. JoyBell C.


“You asked why I couldn’t forgive you. It was because you were the love of my life. And you didn’t want to be. That’s hard to let go.”
Kristan Higgins,


“Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.”
Sarah Mlynowski


“It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.”
Charlotte Featherstone


“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.”
Gabrielle Zevin


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


“So I placed my heart under lock and key to take some time, and take care of me but I turn around and you’re standing here.”
Deborah Cox


“When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, ‘What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?'”
Shannon L. Alder


“I think anyone who opened their heart enough to love without restraint and subsequently were devastated by loss knows that in that moment you are forever changed; a part of you is no longer whole. Some will never again love with that level of abandon where life is perceived as innocent and the threat of loss seems implausible. Love and loss, therefore, are linked.”
Donna Lynn Hope


“To want and not to have, sent all up her body a hardness, a hollowness, a strain. And then to want and not to have- to want and want- how that wrung the heart, and wrung it again and again!”
Virginia Woolf


“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
Steve Maraboli


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
M. Kathleen Casey


“They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now”
Edna St. Vincent Millay


“Only later, once emotions have receded, is one able to view with equanimity the journey through which one has passed.”
Mohsin Hamid


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


“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
Nicholas Sparks


“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
Shannon L. Alder


“Sometimes, people can go missing right before our very eyes. Sometimes, people can discover you, even though they’ve been looking at you the entire time. Sometimes, we lose sight of ourselves when we’re not paying enough attention.”
Cecelia Ahern


“You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.”
John Green


“I think it is lost… but nothing is ever lost nor can be lost. The body sluggish, aged, cold, the ember left from earlier fires shall duly flame again.”
Walt Whitman


“A person doesn’t know true hurt and suffering until they’ve felt the pain of falling in love with someone whose affections lie elsewhere.”
Rose Gordon


“It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.”
Jocelyn Soriano


“I wore your promise on my finger for one year I’ll wear your name on my heart til I die because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.”
Coco J. Ginger


“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
Criss Jami


“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon


“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”
Elizabeth Berg


“My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all…All my heart has ever wanted is you.”
Stephanie Laurens


“There’s still this thing that happens after you break up with someone. It barely takes any time to work. All you have to do is continue with your life.”
Nina LaCour


“A heart can be shared. Who decided that a ‘broken heart’ was a bad thing?”
Julia Esposito


“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
Faraaz Kazi


“Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?”
James Patterson


“The faster you search for a new partner, the faster you will get over your break-up blues…”
Aman Jassal


“The great love is gone. There are still little loves – friend to friend, brother to sister, student to teacher. Will you deny yourself comfort at the hearth fire of a cottage because you may no longer sit by the fireplace of a palace? Will you deny yourself to those who reach out to you in hopes of warming themselves at your hearth fire?”
Mercedes Lackey


“I’ve been burdened with blame trapped in the past for too long, I’m moving on”
Rascal Flatts


“No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight.”
Lana Del Rey


“Feeling like, life has been so unfair to me, but what can I say except, ‘I’m still here.’ So I’m determined to make the best out of it, take every opportunity as a blessing, and live the rest of my life to the fullest.”
Jonathan Anthony Burkett


“Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.”
Maggi Richard


“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.'”
Joel Osteen


“Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.”
Shannon L. Alder


“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer


“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


“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”
Shannon L. Alder


“Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to.”
Shannon L. Alder


“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos – fear, anger, love – especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually, it falls apart.”
Kirsten Miller


“Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back… then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.”
Sarah Cross


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


“Life moves on and so should we”
Spencer Johnson


“Someday, beyond the clouds and all the world’s wrongs, there will be love, compassion, and justice, and we shall all understand.”
Flavia Weedn


“Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.”
Emily Dickinson


“And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.”
Junot Díaz


“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
Elizabeth Gilbert


“I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward”
Fridtjof Nansen


“Though sorrow may impede my heart, it is of great love to have known you.”
C. Elizabeth


“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber


“Sometimes it’s better to end something and try to start something new than imprisoning yourself in hoping for the impossible.”
Karen Salmansohn


“When she left, it was like someone had ripped my heart out, crumbled it up like a flimsy piece of loose leaf paper and crammed it back into my chest. It somehow managed to work, but it would never, ever feel the same.”
Steph Campbell


“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”
Oprah Winfrey


“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”
Dylan Thomas


“Everyone keeps telling me that time heals all wounds, but no one can tell me what I’m supposed to do right now. Right now I can’t sleep. It’s right now that I can’t eat. Right now I still hear his voice and sense his presence even though I know he’s not here. Right now all I seem to do is cry. I know all about time and wounds healing, but even if I had all the time in the world, I still don’t know what to do with all this hurt right now.”
Nina Guilbeau


“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.”
Wayne L. Misner

I hope you enjoyed reading these uplifting breakup quotes.

Stay victorious!


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  1. Elizabeth Spindler on

    I have a situation that a guy loved me to death. He tried to please me always and did things for me. He wanted me to love him. I didn’t feel the same for him. I liked him as a good friend. Never had sex with him. He texted me and said he was done, have a good life. Now he is trashing me to family and friends. If he loved me so much why is he trashing me now.Not fair

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