We’re lucky to experience love that’s capable to inspire us and change our life in so many ways. But even relationships end and when they do, it can be hard to accept and move on. It seems that there is no cure for broken heart, except maybe the passage of time.
When we lose the love we cherished more than anything else, starting over doesn’t just fall into place. First, we’ll feel alone, sad, and regretful. As days go by maybe we’ll feel less miserable, maybe worse. Coping to feelings of longing and pain is different for everyone.
Regardless of who ended things, breakup is tough. We hope we never experience it but we do. We can only trust that in time, we’ll feel better, and we usually do. In the meantime, allow yourself to grieve, wallow, and get inspired with these 30 broken heart quotes.
Broken Heart Quotes
It’s hard to forget someone who you’ve imagined spending forever with.
The heart was made to be broken. – Oscar Wilde
The heart will break, but broken live on. – Lord Byron
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise. – Sara Teasdale
You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served. – Nina Simone
When you care for someone more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve.
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.
Perhaps someday 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
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The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it… – Nicholas Sparks
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
Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities. – Patti Roberts
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. – Mark Twain
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You can not easily drop a person out of your mind. Especially when that person left a special mark on your heart.
Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart. – Cassandra Clare
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
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.
So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. – E.A. Bucchianeri
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe
I’m proud of my heart. It’s been played, stabbed, cheated, burned, and broken…but somehow still works.
Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for. – Mandy Hale
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
I wish I were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart. – Julia Roberts
Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars. – Violeta Parra
Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t anymore.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate. – C. Joybell C.
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
Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.
Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.
Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? – Leo Buscaglia
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Sometimes giving someone a second chance is like giving them another bullet for their gun because they missed you the first time.
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