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Break-up Quotes to Help you Heal and Move on

Don’t forget to take care of your broken heart. Discover how to move on with our break up quotes.

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Lead Contributor
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Looking for feel-good break-up quotes that will help you overcome the pain of separation?

Here you’ll find a collection of sayings and quotes to heal and inspire you.

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According to a study by the American Psychological Association, break-ups can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety, with up to 65% of participants reporting significant distress after a split.

This highlights the intense emotional impact of break-ups and the need for effective coping mechanisms, such as reading and sharing inspiring break-up quotes.

What are the benefits of reading break-up quotes?

We’ve all been through the pain of a break-up and subsequent heartache.

Especially from a fake person whom we trusted.

These break-up quotes will:

  • Remind you that you are not alone
  • That even though it is painful, you will get through it
  • Give you hope for the future and perspective

Sometimes, we can’t find the right words to convey what we are feeling inside, or we are convinced that no one has ever felt the way we are feeling before.

We can lose perspective, optimism, and a belief that things will work out in the future for us.

During times like these, the words, songs, and heartbreak quotes from others touch a note with us to let us know that they have been through the same ordeal before.

And they survived it.

It also lets us know we are not alone and that we are understood.

And what’s better is that it helps to ease the feelings of emptiness that are tearing us up inside.

To help and inspire you, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and uplifting break-up quotes, break-up sayings, and break-up proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

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A survey by the mental health charity Mind found that 37% of respondents experienced panic attacks following a break-up, while 71% reported feelings of intense sadness.

These findings emphasize the psychological toll of break-ups and the importance of finding positive break-up quotes as ways to manage the associated stress.

1. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”  – Marilyn Monroe

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2. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” – Paulo Coelho

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3. “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” – Barney Stinson

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4. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

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5. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

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6. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

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7. “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcois Ominek

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8. “Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

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9. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” – Walter Anderson

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10. “It’s much more interesting to try and understand what binds two people together. Why we stay with each other is much more of a mystery than why we don’t.” – Jane Stanton Hitchcock

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A mental health app, Ginger survey found that reading inspirational quotes can be an effective coping mechanism for dealing with a break-up’s stress and emotional upheaval, with 92% of respondents reporting that quotes helped them feel better.

This indicates that inspirational quotes can provide comfort and support for those going through a breakup, helping them heal and move on.

11. “Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.” – L. Ron Hubbard

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12. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”– Dan Brown

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13. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Elle

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14. “Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.” – Marcia Wieder

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15. “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” – Genevieve Rhode

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16. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

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17. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins

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18. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac

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19. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

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20. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

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21. “Like some wines our love could neither mature nor travel.”― Graham Greene, The Comedians

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22. “One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland

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23. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

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24. “You fell in love with a storm. Did you really think you would get out unscathed?”― Nikita Gill

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25. “Blaming the ex for the breakup is like blaming the clothes for not fitting you.”― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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26. “There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.”― Ranata Suzuki

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27. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster

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28. “You can’t break up what was never together. But my heart didn’t get that memo.”― Rachel Harris

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29. “The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.”― David Wolpe

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30. “Passivity means death, activity is living. If you are passive, you allow negative things to come into your life.”

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Inspirational break-up quotes about staying strong

A study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder found that people who use positive self-talk after a breakup experience less emotional distress and are more likely to move on.

This statistic can provide readers with a practical tip for coping with a breakup and help them feel more hopeful about the future.

31. “That feeling you get when you want to tell some one you love them, and there is no one there..”― Melody Carstairs

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32. “Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.” – Len Santos

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33. “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy

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34. “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more they wants to get away.” – Henry Rollins

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35. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” – Candace Bushnell
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36. “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?” – Donna Lynn Hope

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37. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg

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38. “I don’t think much about guys from the past. I’m glad I knew them, but there’s a reason they didn’t make it into my future.”― Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

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39. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato

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40. “Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.” Hermann Hesse

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41. “I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.” – Carrie Brownstein

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42. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

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43. “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

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44. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner

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45. “Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.” – H.M Ward

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46. “I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.” – Billy Corgan

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47. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

48. “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

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49. “When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising.” – Tom Robbins

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50. “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir

51. “It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” – Nick Hornby

52. “I’ve always believed that if you don’t stay moving, they will throw dirt on you.” – Paul Anka

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53. “When you break up with someone, and I’m not talking casual breakups here, it’s hard to take the sudden absence of such an important person in your life.” – Lish McBride

54. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

55. “When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love.” – Helen Fielding

56. “What’s that line from T.S. Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up.” – Alanis Morissette

57. “The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.” – Omar Khayyam

58. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” Nicholas Sparks

59. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono

60. “For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not. Now the most important thing about me is that I’m old.” – Nora Ephron

61. “To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

62. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.” – Jean-Yves Leloup

63. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green

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64. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed.” ― C. JoyBell C.

65. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

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66. “And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.” ― Junot Díaz

67. “Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger” ― Sara Evans

68. “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

69. “Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.” ― Maggi Richard

70. “We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.” ― Kate Chisman

71. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” ― Mandy Hale

72. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year, I’ll wear your name on my heart ‘till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.”  ― Coco J. Ginger

73. “You go to work the next day pretending nothing happened. Your co-workers ask if everything’s okay and you tell them you’re just tired. And you’re trying to smile. And they’re trying to smile.” ― Richard Siken

74. “The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.” ― Greg Behrendt

75. “You don’t make me feel like you used to. That’s why I’m leaving. That’s why people leave each other. They come to their senses and get selfish again.” ― Henry Rollins

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76. “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.”― Coco J. Ginger

77. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” ― Amit Kalantri

78. “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans

79. “We are all trying to get over the person who broke our hearts. We are all far from perfect.” – Alex Rosa

80. “To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.” ― Diana Wynne Jones

81. “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

82. “When someone loves you, there’s nothing they won’t do for you. When they stop loving you, there’s nothing they will.” – Matt Dun

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83. “No baby, you didn’t hurt me. You wrecked me. Know the difference.” – J.A. Anum

84. “Some people are meant to frame your destiny but not reach the destined destination with you.” – Adhish Mazumder

85. “It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.” ― Colleen Hoover

86. “Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.” ― Coco J. Ginger

87. “Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery” ― Judith McNaught

88. “I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.” ― Suzanne Finnamore

89. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” – Jonathan Harnisch

90. “I used to know you the best and now I don’t even remember your name.” – Mya Waechtler

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91. “If you really want closure… at some point, you have to shut the door.” — Jacki Wells Wunderlin

92. “The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away…” — R.H. Sin

93. “Let go of your mistakes and failures. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now.” — Joel Osteen

94. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.”

95. “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

96. “Heartbroken? Channel your sorrow to become worthy of love. The world will be yours.” – Tapan Ghosh

97. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra

98. “Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski

99. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” – Shannon L. Alder

100. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

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101. “The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.” – William Faulkner
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102. “I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho

103. “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

104. “You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” — The Goddess Rebellion

105. “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

106. “Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.”— Drake

107. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.”– Jessica Hatchigan

108. “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

109. “Life moves on and so should we”– Spencer Johnson

110. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood

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111. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel

112. “In order to truly value loyalty, you must first endure the affliction of betrayal.”― Thomas Merritt

113. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

114. “Some people don’t realize what they have until it’s gone, but that does not always mean they are supposed to get it back.”― Stephan Labossiere

115. “Sharp is the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

116. “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”– Deepak Chopra

117. “To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.”– Jack Kornfield

118. “Whatever happens, happens. Accept things and move on.” – Corey Johnson

119. “Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” – Jeff Ross

120. “Don’t wait. If it’s not right, move on.” – Andy Lau

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121. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” — Mark Twain

122. “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

123. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.” – Marian Keyes

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124. “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson

125. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry

126. “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

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127. “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

128. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts

129. “Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” – Francoise Sagan

130. “My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.” – Pablo Neruda

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131. “A single heartbreak teaches you more than what a lifetime of schooling can.”― Vineet Raj Kapoor

132. “I love the ones who are in my life and make it amazing and I thank the ones who left my life and made it even more fantastic.”― Mr. Never Give Up

133. “One doesn’t simply grieve the loss of a relationship. One grieves the loss of the possible future, as well as the wiping-out of the past.”― Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

134. “Being in a relationship has the tendency to deceive one into believing that there is someone without whom one cannot live.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

135. “That you were able to walk away, gives me my answer as plain as day.”― Alfa H
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136. “I wanted to say “don’t leave me,” but I’m so tired of begging people to stay.”― R. YS Perez

137. “We looked into one another’s eyes, and I think we both knew in that instant that the past was behind us. We could never be to each other what we had been once.”― Ashley Weave

138. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.”― Charles Dickens
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139. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

140. “Cease seeking a strangers heart to love when your own remains neglected.”― Sara Secora

141. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.”– Sarah Ban Breathnach

142. “Sometimes you’re going to have to let one person go a thousand different times, a thousand different ways, and there’s nothing pathetic or abnormal about that. You are human.”― Heidi Priebe

143. “You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.”― Ranata Suzuki

144. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.”– Nicole Sobon

145. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”– Steve Maraboli
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146. “Sometimes a woman will look back on what she had, not because she wants to go there but to motivate her to do better.”― Reuben ” Mulah Truth ” Holmes II

147. “Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.” —Cheryl Strayed

148. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Victoria Holt

149. “Most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.” —Elle Woods, Legally Blonde

150. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

151. “Eventually all the pieces fall into place… Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.” —Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

152. “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” – Mae West

153. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” —Lucille Ball

154. “You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.”― Fannie Flagg

155. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” —Oprah

Breakup quotes to help ease your pain

156. “All trust involves vulnerability and risk, and nothing would count as trust if there were no possibility of betrayal.” – Robert C. Solomon

157. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”— Elizabeth Gilbert

158. “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” — Mohadesa Najumi

159. “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”– Stephanie Klein

160. “Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” — The Wizard of Oz

161. “What’s broken is broken—and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.”– Margaret Mitchell

162. “There is always a lesson of a lifetime to learn in every betrayal.” – Edmond Mbiaka

163. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”— Elizabeth Gilbert

164. “Does it ever get lonely, thinking you could live without me?” — ‘Without Me’ by Halsey
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165. “Everyone’s allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it’s a mistake not to be.”– Harriet Evans

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Breakup quotes to ease the pain of separation

166. 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

167. “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

168. “It was a mistake, you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.” – David Levithan

169. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” — Ben Okri

170. “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor

171. “Every time you thought you couldn’t keep moving forward, you did. Take a moment to appreciate your strength.” — Karen Salmanson

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172. “Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.”― Wayne L Misner

173. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

174. “What’s past is prologue, and the world awaits.” ― Lisa Mantchev

175. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” — Barbara De Angelis

More breakup quotes and sayings

176. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

177. “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.

178. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

179. “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

180. “A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.” – Anthony Liccione

181. “Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger.” – Sara Evans

182. “Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.” – Ginni Rometty

183. “Life is just a slide. Back and forth between loving and leaving, remembering and forgetting, holding on, and letting go.”– Nicole Lyons

184. “The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all.”― Lalah Delia

185. “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die, and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”– Bryant McGill

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Breakup quotes to soothe your battered heart

186. “The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day.” — SumNan

187. “The heart was made to be broken.” — Oscar Wilde

188. “The hardest thing I’ll ever do is walk away still loving you.” — Tracy Lawrence

189. “We have to be whole people to find whole love” — Cheryl Strayed

190. “The way they leave tells you everything.”Rupi Kaur

191. Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” — Drake

192. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them … but still move on without them.” — Mandy Hale

 193. “The course of true love did never run smooth.” William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

194. “Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.” ― Steve Maraboli

195. “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

Breakup quote to help you move forward in life

196. “Little by little

If suddenly you forget me

Do not look for me

For I shall already have forgotten you”  – Pablo Neruda

197. “So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”  – Nicholas Sparks 

198. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”  – Steve Maraboli 

199. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli 

200. “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 

201. “Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”  – Tori Amos

202. “You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”  – Jodi Picoult

203. “It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”  – Gabrielle Zevin

204. “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward”  – Fridtjof Nansen

205. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”  –  Katherine Mansfield

Deep breakup quotes

206. “No one is worth wasting a gorgeous weekend over.”― Susane Colasanti

207. “When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” – Jodi Thomas

208. “Don’t worry. Just when you think your life is over, a new storyline falls from the sky and lands right in your lap.”― Rebekah Crane

209. “Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.” – Javan

210. “Every day has a past. Every day has a tomorrow.”― Amy Meyerson

211. “I mean, at the end of the day, what the hell does it matter who I end up with if it can’t be you?” – Tabitha Suzuma

212. “I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” – Dr. Seuss

213. “No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

214. “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

215. “I pray that former rejection and deep hurts will not color what I see and hear now.” – Sue Augustine

Break up quotes to help you heal

216. “Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” – Nikita Gill

217. “It’s sad but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye.” – Carrie Underwood

218. “Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.” – Erika Taylor

219. “If you lost it, it’s because you’re meant to find something better. Trust, let go, and make room for what’s coming.” – Mandy Hale

220. “Sometimes in order to move the mind forward we must shift its gears out of reverse.”― Curtis Tyrone Jones

221. “Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go.” – Wilfred James Dolor

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222. “Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.”― Mimi Novic

223. “I realized that there was no point or sense in chasing after happiness that had perished.”― Mikhail Lermontov

224. “Alone also means available for someone outstanding.” – Greg Behrendt

225. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

Breakup quotes to help you through this tough time

226. “Life goes on after a breakup.” — Andi Dorfman

227. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” — Lord Byron

228. “I can’t write another breakup record. That would be a real cliche.” — Adele

229. “It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.” — Eric Kripke

230. “Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” Albert Camus

231. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” — Henry Rollins

232. “I think when you go through a breakup, the first initial thing you do is put on music.” — Perrie Edwards

233. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

234. “I can speak for everybody in saying we’ve all been through a breakup to where you didn’t want it to be over.” — Morgan Wallen

235. “What you start learning is that to get over a breakup, you kind of have to live through the emotions and not run away from it because then it lasts longer.” — Bebe Rexha

Thought-provoking breakup quotes

236. “I don’t think breakups are ever easy for anybody. If they are, they aren’t much of a breakup.” – Chris Young

237. “If it doesn’t agree with your spirit let it go.”― Germany Kent

238. “Kiss away the past as you head towards the future.”― Imania Margria

239. “The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.” —Robert Tew

240. “The most liberating moment, is the moment you finally let go.” ― Ava Harrison

241. “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” – Richard Bach

242. “I think the worst part about a breakup sometimes, if one could choose a worst part, would possibly be if you get out of a relationship, and you don’t recognize yourself because you changed a lot about you.” – Taylor Swift

243. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

244. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

245. “I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.” – Christie Brinkley

Breakup quotes for him and her

246. “I miss your smile… but I miss mine more.”― Laurel House

247. “Don’t cry for someone who would love smiling when your tears are flowing.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

248. “To get over a bad break up just get a good haircut. It really works”― Disha

249. “I thought I lost something this summer, but I just realized, I never needed it.” ― Nicole Christie

250. “If you want to call it quits, just tell me. Man up and say it to my face. Don’t just skulk around.”― J.M. Richards

251. “All the broken hearts in the world still beat.” ― Ingrid Michaelson

252. “A breakup is a loss to both parties; not only to he or she who is told that it’s over.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

253. “Don’t leave anything for anyone who is eventually going to leave you.”― Omer Dar

254. “Where does one run to escape from feelings?” ― B.J. Neblett

255. “So on a scale of one to Adele, how bad was this breakup?” ― Jennifer Lane

Break-up Quotes That Make You Learn From Previous Heartbreaks

256. “Moving on after a break up is a great way to get back on your feet and start feeling happy again.” — Tom Shields

257. “We’re not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again.” — Pink

258. “If you don’t love me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn Monroe

259. “It’s hard to find a good guy… all girls know that guys don’t think with their brains.” — Miley Cyrus

260. “No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” — Marilyn Monroe

261. “Though lovers be lost love shall not.” — Dylan Thomas

262. “It changes you a little bit every time you either break someone’s heart or get your heart broken.” — Amanda Seyfried

263. “I just always have to cry out a breakup, and then I can make peace with it pretty quickly.” — Brittany Murphy

264. “Know that no one is capable of making you upset without your consent.” — Wayne Dyer

265. “Don’t be reckless with other peoples hearts. And don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.” — Kurt Vonnegut

Break Up Quotes To Help You Accept and Learn

266. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.” — Gugu Mofokeng

267. “A breakup would imply she was my girlfriend. She was a girl who was my friend who is now a girl who is not my friend.” — Sheldon Cooper

268. “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” — Alvy Singer

269. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow

270. “Mighty are they before their fall, Once fallen rattled are their thought, As a broken heart needs time to mend.” — Shreyas Mohandas

271. “When you are heartbroken it can be exhausting feeling so sad. You are either crying, trying not to cry or drained from all the crying yesterday.” — Ziella Bryars

272. “Let’s face it, when you are heartbroken you do not make the best decisions, and the decisions you make now will affect the rest of your healing journey.” — Tatiana Jerome

273. “All in all I learned a lesson from it though. You never see it coming you just get to see it go.” — Drake

274. “I thought I was your destination. Looks like I was just another stop on the line.” — Neil Gaiman

275. “There’s moments where I want to break down and cry, but not give up.” — Ashlee Simpson

Breakup quotes to make you feel better

276. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you.”― Haruki Murakami

277. “What we learn is worth more than what we lose.”― Elizabeth Langston

278. “To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.”― W. Somerset Maugham

279. “I’ve learned that just because I don’t know how to break up with someone, doesn’t mean they were worth keeping.”― Steve Maraboli

280. “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

281. “Any woman has the power to be truly happy, with or without a man.”― Linda Alfiori

282. “I have fooled life and life has fooled me. We are quits. I say good-bye.” ― Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing

283. “And I hope above all you give your heart to someone again no matter how many broken promises you have received.”― Nikki Rowe

284. “You wanted to see the world. And yet, all I want is to see you.”― Sade Andria Zabala

285. “If someone breaks up, it’s an opportunity to revamp yourself; this time better and stronger than before.”― Vikrmn

Break Up Quotes That Allow You To Cry Over It and Let Go

286. “You’ll get through this. And I know it’s impossible to believe right now, but it gets better. Trust me.” — Susane Colasanti

287. “It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.” — Ovid

288. “It took a while for her to figure out she could run but when she did she was long gone, Long gone.” — Keith Urban

289. “I tried to keep us together, you were busy keeping secrets.” — Drake

290. “I can speak for most songwriters – those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that.” — Lucinda Williams

291. “I went through my first big breakup, with a boyfriend who I had been with for more than two years. He had been one of my dancers, and it was my first love and his.” — Christina Aguilera

292. “My ex send late night text cause she don’t know to let go.” — Drake

293. “He who never puts his trust in any man will never be deceived.” — Leonardo da Vinci

294. “When you feel in love with an ex, it isn’t that you still love him, but that you are simply stuck in the idea of what YOU did wrong.” — Robin Lopez

295. “The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” — John Vance Cheney

Break Up Quotes To Focus On Other Things That Make You Happy

296. “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

297. “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

298. “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

299. “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

300. “Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more. The memories of you… Or the happy person I used to be.” ― Ranata Suzuki

301. “You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on.” ― Steve Harvey

302. “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.

303. “When you leave weary of me without a word, I shall gently let you go.” ― Kim Sowol

304. “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

305. “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

Break Up Quotes on Love, Loss and Moving On

306. “The only way to survive a break-up is to move on and get over it.” ― Taylor Swift

307. “It is not the end of the world, and it is not the end of you. It is simply the end of a particular chapter in your life.” ― Mandy Hale

308. “I have seen the breakups between people who love each other and rush into getting married too quickly and I do not want to make that mistake.” ― Paris Hilton

309. “Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all, but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?” ― Judith Guest

310. “Mad cause he aint like me… Oh you mad cause nobody ever did it like me.” ― Drake

311. “Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That’s what it couldn’t stand.” ― James Taylor

312. “If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.” ― Jean Baudrillard

313. “New clothes are a great way to deal after a breakup. A good mix CD also helps you get through it and… you know, 72 hours of ice cream.” ― Jennifer Love Hewitt

314. “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

315. “Comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love.” ― Solomon

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But it’s a necessary evil in life and will ultimately be the clear resolution you’ll see once the storm passes.

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But stay strong and have faith in both life and yourself, and know that all this heartache will soon pass.

Whatever it is you’re going through right now, we assure you that you’re not alone on your journey.

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  1. Hema

    June 29, 2019 at 5:55 AM

    Thank you for the beautiful quotes & sayings.Its really helpful and soothing.There is always a new start and new doors for every end .To overcome the pain we need to accept that we are got hurt and reading these lines i realized, accepted and moving on.
    Thank you so much dear.

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      July 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM

      You are so welcome, and thank you so taking the time to share that. I am so glad to hear it. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

    • Butterfly

      October 6, 2019 at 6:15 PM

      This is so true. Sometimes it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel or that’s there is happiness after pain. But definitely true that once we learn to love and know ourselves, accept the good and the bad, we can be better. We don’t have to let the bad circumstances define our lives. This all was everything I needed. I thank my lovely friend for sending this to me.

  2. Moazzam Ali

    October 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    This quotes really inspire me ““It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.” ― Colleen Hoover” thank you for sharing these quotes list.

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      January 31, 2019 at 5:29 PM

      You are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to say so. – Dr.Nikki Martinez

  3. Aqib Anjum

    July 27, 2018 at 11:12 PM

    Really the inspiring quotes for me. Thanks for sharing. I am going through the situation in which I love my girlfriend so much, but every moments with her is heart breaking. I am breaking with her very soon, have taken a hard decision. Every time feel so painful but I know its really important for me.

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      January 31, 2019 at 5:27 PM

      Thank you for sharing that. I am sorry I did not see this before now, but hope that you are well. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

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