Heartbreak Sayings and Quotes

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

You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served. Nina Simone
It's hard to forget someone who you've imagined spending forever with. Author Unknown
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. Author Unknown
Don't feel sad over someone who gave up on you. Feel sad for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them. Author Unknown
I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight. If it's wrong to love you, then my heart just won't let me be right cause I'm drowned in you and I won't pull through without you by my side. Mariah Carey
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
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. Nicholas Sparks
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
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
Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. Mineko Iwasaki
No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief. Faraaz Kazi
Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren't accompanied by regret. Laura Kasischke
Love hurts worse than getting slammed by a 250-pound linebacker. Miranda Kenneally
Don't you EVER break someone's heart, because they only have one. Break their bones, they have 206 on those! Jayy Von Monroe
When you have loved unconditionally one man and lost that love, it leaves a wound that never heals, a sad and broken heart, a void forever. Author Unknown
I wish I was a kid again, because skinned knees are easier to fix then broken hearts. Author Unknown
A heart breaking isn't always as loud as a bomb exploding.. Sometimes it can be as quiet as a feather falling.. And the most painful thing is, no one really hears it, except you. Author Unknown
A final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works. T.E. Kalem
I don't know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too. Terri Guillemets
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. Jean Giraudoux
When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. Author Unknown
Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars. Violeta Parra
If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it. Author Unknown
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. Samuel Butler
Perhaps some day I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow. Sylvia Plath
The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde
Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken. Jeffrey Eugenides
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go, but rather, learning to start over. Nicole Sobon
The scariest part of letting someone go is not knowing if you will ever find a love that strong again. But, whats even scarier is staying with them and knowing you're missing out on every other love you should have known. Author Unknown
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Author Unknown
Sometimes you have to learn to let go of the person you love, and just hold on to the memory of what was. Author Unknown
Don't hold on because you think there will be no one else. There will always be someone else. You've got to believe you are worth more than being repeatedly hurt by someone who doesn't really care. Believe that someone will see what you are really worth and treat you the way you should be treated. Author Unknown
Stop holding on to what hurts and start making room for what feels good. Author Unknown
He already ruined your mascara, don't let him ruin your life. Author Unknown
While I was holding on all you did was let go. Author Unknown
Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you knew. Author Unknown
Sometimes you can't let go of the hurt, because it's all that's left of the greatest love story you never thought would end. Author Unknown
It's a certain tragedy when agony and resentment are all you have left connecting you to someone you once loved. JSB Morse
Sometimes the greatest enemy of our present happiness is the past happiness that is too well remembered. Author Unknown
What's even more painful than being abandoned, is knowing that you're not even worth an explanation. Author Unknown
A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so you can love more completely when the real thing comes along. JSB Morse
A heartbreak is a terrible thing to someone who loves with passion. Author Unknown
Sometimes you just have to hold your head up high, blink away the tears and say good-bye. Author Unknown
Sometimes it's better to be alone. No one can hurt you that way. Author Unknown
Having a broken heart is like falling off a horse. Most people will get back on, but some walk away too afraid of the pain to take another chance. Author Unknown
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. Sufi Epigram
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. Author Unknown
You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served. Nina Simone
Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future. Author Unknown
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering's, of tarnishing's. Anais Nin
So this was betrayal. It was like being left alone in the desert at dusk without water or warmth. It left your mouth dry and will broken. It sapped your tears and made you hollow. Anna Godbersen
I won't ever leave you, even though you're always leaving me. Audrey Niffenegger
Did I really want to stay on this road longer, knowing it was only going to end in devastation? Becca Fitzpatrick
The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her. Bob Marley
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. C. S. Lewis
I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. Charlotte Bronte
Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy. Drew Barrymore
So it's true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. E. A. Bucchianeri
Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts. Edgar Allan Poe
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
In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for. Elijah Wood
Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone. Elizabeth Gilbert
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. Elizabeth Gilbert
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. Elizabeth Gilbert
Don't feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them. Frank Ocean
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them. Fulton J. Sheen
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
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. George Eliot
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. Gwyneth Paltrow
There is no remedy for love but to love more. Henry David Thoreau
Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de la Fontaine
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. Khalil Gibran
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran
When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Khalil Gibran
Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. L. Frank Baum
Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you. Lauren Conrad
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Malcolm X
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. Mark Twain
I never wanted but your heart--that gone, you have nothing more to give. Mary Wollstonecraft
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. Oscar Wilde
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
Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in-between state. It's the kind of place we usually want to avoid. The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into struggle and complaint. The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid. Pema Chodron
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. Rosa Parks
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. Saint Augustine
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. Sydney J. Harris
When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn't want it, you cannot take it back. It's gone forever. Sylvia Plath
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. Tennessee Williams
Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends. Tom Cruise
True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. Torquato Tasso
What's meant to be will always find a way. Trisha Yearwood
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love. W. Somerset Maugham
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. W. Somerset Maugham
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. Washington Irving

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