Breakups Sayings and Quotes

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

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either. Golda Meir
The loss of love is not nearly as painful as our resistance to accepting it is. Tigress Luv
I'm going to smile and make you think I'm happy, I'm going to laugh, so you don't see me cry, I'm going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me - I'm going to smile. Lone Star
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. M. Kathleen Casey
Don't you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are. Jo Blackwell-Preston
I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT Goodbye. Steve Maraboli
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. Guy Finley
If you don't like being a doormat then get off the floor. Al Anon
Shoo. Away with you. It's my fault for expecting the extraordinary from the ordinary. Donna Lynn Hope
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe
Just because a relationship ends, it doesn't mean it's not worth having. Sarah Mlynowski
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho
One day they'll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones. Turcois Ominek
Never love anybody that treats you like you're ordinary. Oscar Wilde
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned. William Somerset Maugham
Families break up when people take hints you don't intend and miss hints you do intend. Robert Frost
Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever. Nicholas Sparks
No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Oscar Wilde
I don't know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every part of my body is broken too. Missy Altijd
The hottest love has the coldest end. Socrates
Love is unconditional, relationships are not. Grant Gudmundson
If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart's breaking. Thomas Otway
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, It might have been. John Greenleaf
No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you'll never get through it without your friends. Oscar Wilde
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it Nicholas Sparks
The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten. William Faulkner
I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today. Charlotte Eriksson
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. Steve Maraboli
I wish i were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart. Julia Roberts
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. Victoria Holt
The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Kahlil Gibran
I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person. Rita Mero
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right person comes along. Nicholas Sparks
Hold on to the thought that no emotion lasts forever, no matter how wonderful or how terrible the emotion may be. The tears may last a little longer than you would like, but it will get better. I promise. Osayi Osar-Emokpae
I thought I lost something this summer, but I just realized, I never needed it. Nicole Christie
But thinking never took away tears. Only time did. Allan Folsom
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift" Mary Oliver
Breaking up is part of life, but we shouldn't let it control it. Barbara Willington
Knowing when it is over is the beginning of a new life and the end of an old one. Michael Penn
Feeling hurt and lonely after a break up is natural. Spend time with family and friends to help ease the feeling. Dr. Sigmund Hess
Getting out of a horrible relationship is not only good for the mind but it is also good for the soul. Simon Wash
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
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime. Bette Davis
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first. George John Whyte-Melville
It takes a couple seconds to say Hello, but forever to say Goodbye. unknown
To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful. Bess Myerson