Break Up Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old break up quotes, break up sayings, and break up proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful. Bess Myerson
I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. Humphrey Bogart
Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can't do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over. Jerry Seinfeld
Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need. Steve Maraboli
No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.  Estelle
Some people think that it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go. unknown
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe
Getting out of a horrible relationship is not only good for the mind, but it is also good for the soul. Simon Wash
Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak, whispers the o'er fraught heart and bids it break. William Shakespeare
In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things. Marcel Proust
No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you'll have to pass and move on. Alexandra Elle
The loss of love is not nearly as painful as our resistance to accepting it is. Tigress Luv
In a separation it's the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things. Marcel Proust
The hottest love has the coldest end. Socrates
When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death. Dennis Quaid
Breakups are still uncomfortable, period, and especially when you really are in love with somebody. They are not the easiest things to deal with, and once you break up, you're trying to get used to not being with that person. Sevyn Streeter
Love is unconditional. Relationships are not. Grant Gudmunson
Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for. Mandy Hale
I wish i were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart. Julia Roberts
Breakup is hard enough to live with, why do we need the paperwork of divorce. Nilesh Rathod
Breaking up is not a stupid thing. Instead, it makes you a better person and realize your mistakes. Anonymous
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned; nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.  George Bernard Shaw
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable. The Wizard of Oz
And I would have, now love is over, an end to all, an end: I cannot, having been your lover, stoop to become your friend! Arthur Symons
Cheating and lying aren't struggles. They're reasons to break up. Patti Callahan Henry
 I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived. Margaret Mitchell
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. Nicholas Sparks
If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go? Shannon L. Alder
Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran
Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who wouldn't give up on them. Anonymous
Have you recently been through a challenge, disappointment, break up or disloyalty with somebody in your life? If so, it's important after you've been hurt, to take some time to think like a lion tamer about your pain, so you can tame the possibility of more negativity coming back to bite you again! Karen Salmansohn
Just because a relationship ends, it doesn't mean it's not worth having. Sarah Mlynowski
Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up. Marian Keyes
If you break up with a girlfriend or a boyfriend, you're in this vulnerable state where you're still kind of half in the relationship with them, but you're single, and it takes a while to feel solid in yourself again. Sam Palladio
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is better to end a relationship too early than too late. You will never get the days, weeks, and years spent with someone you don't truly love back. Jennifer Wallace
The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse
I believe much of the pain of a breakup comes from having a life plan that you have fallen in love with. When it does not work out, you become angry that you now have to pursue a new life plan.  Karen Salmansohn
Breaking up is part of life, but we shouldn't let it control it. Barbara Willington
Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together. unknown
Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it.  Meghan O'Rourke
Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren't accompanied by regret. Laura Kasischke
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.  Guy Finley
Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you're with an individual who isn't moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain't going to work. Usher
The pain of having a broken heart is not so much as to kill you, yet not so little as to let you live. unknown
You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.  Anonymous
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. James Baldwin
So it's true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. E.A. Bucchianeri
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.  Wallace Stegner
Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place. Helen Rowland
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr.Seuss
There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that. Steve Martin
Everyone deals with breakups differently. While some people sit at home crying into a teacup and drinking their own tears, others opt for more productive coping methods. Eric Grzymkowski
It's afterward you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him. Marguerite Duras
And I shall find some girl perhaps, and a better one than you. With eyes as wise, but kindlier, and lips as soft, but true, and I daresay she will do. Rupert Brooke
There is a good way to break up with someone and it doesn't include a Post-it. Carrie (Sex and the City)
You know what is the worst thing about being rejected? The lack of control. If I could only control the where and how of being dumped, it wouldn't seem as bad. Rob Fleming
I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back. Zsa Zsa Gabor
I broke up with someone and she said, 'You'll never find anyone like me again.' And I'm thinking, 'I hope not!' Does anybody end a bad relationship and say, 'By the way, do you have a twin?' Larry Miller
Days end as days begin / Alone and incomplete / Shattered dreams are pains wield / Despair is true defeat. / Not seeing you the scorching loss / Is surging through my veins / Every song reminds me of how / I will never love again. Clifton Redmond
Till heaven and earth standing / This Reminisce will remain; / Sealed with tears as I look up / Please enjoy this lovely break up. Ging Alburo D.
Will cause so much sadness and pain, / Thank you for your understanding. / Things just can't be continued between us; / But our friendship will remain if you will ask. Ging Alburo D.
I think it's time to take a risk / by ending now and starting new. / You'll always be a part of me on the inside / and I'll always have our memories to share. Shelby Floro
Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won't let you see the stars. Violeta Para
I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are. Steve Maraboli
When you leave weary of me without a word, I shall gently let you go. Kim Sowol
Ever has it been that love knows not its own death until the hour of separation? Kahlil Gibran
Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities. Patti Roberts
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
When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. Paulo Coelho
Sometimes, I don't know what haunts me more. The memories of you… Or the happy person I used to be. Ranata Suzuki
You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them ... but still move on without them. Mandy Hale
How do you know when it's over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you. Gunnar Ardelius
I didn't lose you. You lost me. You'll search for me inside of everyone you're with and I won't be found. R.H. Sin
You don't need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on. Steve Harvey
It’s difficult for me to imagine the rest of my life without you. But I suppose I don't have to imagine it... I just have to live it. Ranata Suzuki
Is there a chance? / A fragment of light at the end of a tunnel? / A reason to fight? / Is there a chance you might change your mind? / Or are we ashes and wine? Fine Frenzy