Divorce Sayings and Quotes

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

Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy's staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce. Jennifer Weiner
In every marriage more than a week old there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage. Robert Anderson
A divorce is like an amputation: You survive it, but there's less of you. Margaret Atwood
I've gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish. It's a life-uprooting time. Christina Aguilera
When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they don't understand one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. Helen Rowland
People do not get married planning to divorce. Divorce is the result of a lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as teammates in an intimate relationship. Gary Chapman
There would be fewer divorces if men gave as much loving attention to their wives as they do their cars and jobs. Vikrant Parsai
Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn't matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned! Mehmet Murat ildan
Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. Jean Kerr
Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. Someone is thinking of self comforts, conveniences, freedoms, luxuries, or ease. Sometimes the ceaseless pin pricking of an unhappy, discontented, and selfish spouse can finally add up to serious physical violence. Sometimes people are goaded to the point where they erringly feel justified in doing the things that are so wrong. Nothing of course justifies sin. Spencer W. Kimball
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. Zsa Zsa Gabor
The remedy for most marital stress is not in divorce. It is in repentance and forgiveness, in sincere expressions of charity and service. It is not in separation. It is in simple integrity that leads a man and a woman to square up their shoulders and meet their obligations. It is found in the Golden Rule, a time-honored principle that should first and foremost find expression in marriage. Gordon B. Hinckle
Divorce is a failed challenge, which leads to a broken life. It is a socially transmittable disease that can transfer from one generation to another, and it is spreading fast. Sia F. Dean
People get divorced for one reason and one reason only: One or both of them get selfish. Pastor Mark Gungor
Each divorce is the death of a small civilization. Pat Conroy
To get divorced because love has died, is like selling your car because it's run out of gas. Diane Sollee
Divorce is like an amputation. Sometimes it's necessary but it should be avoided if at all possible because it brings about a permanent disability. Bill Doherty
It takes two to destroy a marriage. Margaret Trudeau
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted. Richard Wagner
Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers. Gerald F. Lieberman
For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life. Joyce Brothers
Divorce should be the last possible option, rather than something we should be smoothing the passage to. Brian Adam
Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash. Rita Brown
Divorce looks like one of the fastest ways to destroy your wealth. Jay Zagorsky
Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass. Mary Kay Blakely
Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand. Shinichi Suzuki
Divorce is a game played by lawyers. Cary Grant
If you have been divorced, you know it hurts - especially if your marriage had lasted many years. Whatever the circumstances of your relationship, and whatever the nature of its ending, there is always grief and regret - perhaps regret over the ending, or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner - or perhaps both. Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret. No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings, opens the door to new beginnings. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse. Monica Bellucci
Divorce is the sacrament of adultery. French Proverbs
Divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone goes through. Emily Doskow
Divorce is an embarrassing public admission of defeat. Tracy Letts
Divorce is like cutting off a gangrened arm to save the rest of the body. David Knox and Caroline Schacht
Divorce is like death without a burial. Dane Cunningham
Divorce is probably as painful as death. William Shatner
Divorce is the key that opens the strongbox where the bonds of matrimony are kept under wedlock. Evan Esar
So many persons think divorce a panacea for every ill, who find out, when they try it, that the remedy is worse than the disease. DOROTHY DIX
Going through a divorce is like having every aspect of your life played back. Anything you have mishandled or regretted is talked about by everyone as they try to figure out who was right and who the innocent party really is. The comfort you once experienced is gone completely. There are many choices for new comfort, but most of them have no value except introducing new addictions or pounds of fat or guilt. Kandace Cooper
Divorce isn't the child's fault. Don't say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you're really just hurting the child. Valerie Bertinelli
Marriages come and go, but divorces are forever. Nora Ephron
Divorce is the price people play for playing with matches. Evan Esar
Divorce can sometimes be for the better. You may end up with happier parents, and you will definitely learn a lot about yourself! And that's the whole point of growing up. So if you think about it, there are reasons to be happy about this experience, if you can learn and grow from it. Zoe Stern
People that go through what I went through and people going through divorce, it's really a difficulty process; it's heartbreaking and it hurts really bad. It can really mess with your head. David Arquette
Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. Ambrose Bierce
Losing a mate to death is devastating but it's not a personal attack like divorce. When somebody you love stops loving you and walks away, it's an insult beyond comparison. Sue Merrell
I don't see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning. Olga Kurylenko
I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth Alana Stewart
Divorce = Rebirth: forget the past, replan your life, improve your appearance & REJUVENATE! Rossana Condoleo
Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence. Caitlin Flanagan
Divorce is open-heart surgery, emotionally. Some people are not willing to give it enough time, and their expectations for recovery are too fast. When you get up and go faster than you're supposed to and you push your healing cycle too quickly, you have to do it over again and you get a relapse. Steve Grissom and Kathy Leonard
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Ann Landers
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison
You never really know a man until you have divorced him. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you. Rupi Kaur
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
Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper. Taylor Jenkins Reid
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
Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage. Joe Hill
Divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle. E. Lockhart
The arrangements that couples make in order to maintain civility in the midst of their journey to divorce are often most elaborate when the professed top priority is to protect a child. John Irving
Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success. Michael Crawford
Divorce is not the end of the world. It’s worse to stay in an unhealthy marriage. That’s a worse example for the children. Jerry Hall
Divorce is an expensive punishment love gets when it fails. Bangambiki Habyarimana
Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands. Amy Poehler
Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Michelle Obama
The snag about marriage is, it isn’t worth the divorce. Suzanne Finnamore
Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce. P. J. O’Rourke
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl
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
Divorce is something that I never dreamed would happen to me. But it did. Dick Van Dyke
Divorce is never a nice thing, but it’s very easy to take family for granted, and when there’s a divorce, you don’t take things for granted so much. Ivanka Trump
You know why divorces are so expensive? Because they're worth it. Willie Nelson
Divorce is a process, not an event. Unknown