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76 Heartbreak Quotes to Get You through the Pain

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By Dayna Remus
May 30, 2022
09:35 A.M.

If you’ve ever lost a meaningful relationship, you’ll understand how heart-wrenching the grieving process can be. The road to regaining happiness could get rough and take time. To help you through that journey towards peace in your heart, find comfort in these quotes about losing love.

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The loss of an important relationship, romantic or not, can be a heartbreaking process. We often create bonds with people we love and believe they will last a lifetime. When they don’t, we can end up incessantly wondering what went wrong and what we could have done to salvage the relationship.

But the truth is, all heartbreak passes if we grieve in healthy ways. Being intentional about healing is essential to moving on and learning from heartbreak.

There's nothing wrong with taking stock of the pain we feel at the end of a relationship. Spending time with our feelings and analyzing the extent of our heartbreak is an entirely normal part of the grieving process.

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So if you have been experiencing some heartbreak, it is entirely okay to read these quotes about it and wallow in your feelings for a short while.

Johnny Depp’s quote: “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” | Image: AmoDays

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QUOTES ON THE PAIN AND SORROW OF HEARTBREAK

“There is one pain I often feel which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope." — Katniss Everdeen

“Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand." — Anna Karenina

"The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.” — Chiyo Sakamoto

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“My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.” — Meredith Taylor

Graham Foust’s quote: “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” — Bette Davis

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

“To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” — Bess Myerson

“Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.” — Atticus

“He started to estrange her...And they became strangers. Who knew each other's hearts, so broken as they drifted apart.” — Ana Claudia Antunes

Ashleigh Brilliant’s quote: “There is one pain I often feel which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” | Image: AmoDays

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“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

“I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.” — Julia Roberts

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” — E.A. Bucchianeri

“Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.” — Warsan Shire

“Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.” — Wallace Stegner

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Thomas Otway’s quote:“If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, and please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. | Image: AmoDays

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” — Henny Youngman

“One day, I learned that a single look can change everything. And since then, I have seen it countless times. I have grappled to understand it and failed. For instance, all it took was a look from another man for my wife to fall out of love with me. It baffles me that a simple alignment of eyes can cause so much devastation.” — Ali Shaw

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“I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.” ― Audrey Niffenegger

“You left with my soul in your fists and my heart in your teeth, and I don’t want either of them back.” — Colleen Hoover

"I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.” — Terri Guillemets

Ava Dellaira’s quote:“Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.” | Image: AmoDays

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

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

“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

“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” — Johnny Depp

“Since I can’t be with you right now, I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” — Susan Polis Schutz

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Washington Irving’s quote:“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.” | Image: AmoDays

“Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially, it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally, it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the...burn!” — Syed Arshad

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“I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” — Faraaz Kazi

“Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send.’" — Faraaz Kazi

“Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” — Nicholas Sparks

“To live in a hallucination of being loved is more painful than rejection.” — Vinaya Panicker

Warsan Shire’s quote:“You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.” | Image: AmoDays

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“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, of tarnishing.” — Anais Nin

“There is love, of course. And then there’s life, its' enemy.” — Jean Anouilh

“How could an angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” — Tony Braxton

“Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.” — Ava Dellaira

“I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” — Sam Worthington

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Perry Poetry’s quote: “What a painful thing to taste forever in the eyes of someone who doesn’t see the same.” | Image: AmoDays

“It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” — Graham Foust

“As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” — Tabitha Suzuma

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“You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.” — Warsan Shire

“Sometimes, giving all of your love isn't much so save a good soul, it demands soul for a soul as fair payment.” — Gurusharan Singh

Shakti Gawain’s quote: “A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.” | Image: AmoDays

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QUOTES ON UNREQUITED LOVE

“What a painful thing to taste forever in the eyes of someone who doesn’t see the same.” — Perry Poetry

“There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one's sentiments.” ― Georgette Heyer

“The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone when you’ve made them your eternity.” — Sanober Kahn

“Out of the millions and millions of people that inhabit this planet, he is one of the tiny few I can never have.” — Tabitha Suzuma

“She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.” — Lloyd Dobler

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Mrs. Hendred’s quote: “There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one's sentiments.” | Image: AmoDays

QUOTES ON HEALING FROM A BROKEN HEART

“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” — Faraaz Kazi

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

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

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” — Nicholas Sparks

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” — Raymond Lindquist

Faraaz Kazi’s quote: “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” — Jean de La Fontaine

“Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.” — Laura Chouette

“When you are in love, and you get hurt, it’s like a cut — it will heal, but there will always be a scar.” — Soo Jie

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

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

Laura Chouette’s quote: “Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous, or in love.” — Mario Teguh

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” — Henry Rollins

“Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

“Sometimes we hurt the ones we love, but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better.” ― Shannon A. Thompson

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Shannon A. Thompson’s quote:“Sometimes we hurt the ones we love, but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better.” | Image: AmoDays

“Past relationships are a loss, so we have to deal with them like loss. We must fully grieve. We must feel the depth of our pain so that our pain doesn't become the home where we learn to live.” — Jackie Viramontez

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Related: 20 Quotes to Remind You That Everything Happens for a Reason

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell

“True love is many things and can survive the strongest and most painful of times. When love comes out the other side of a fire, it may be scarred forever, but this bruised love is somehow only greater for having survived the pain.” — John Carter Cash

“Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, let's spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.” — Nehali Lalwanibetter.

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QUOTES ON THE PARADOX OF LOVE

“Some people are meant to fall in love with each other. But, not meant to be together.” ―Tom Hansen

Miguel de Unamuno’s quote:“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” | Image: AmoDays

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“It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” — Ella Harper

“You're a museum of things that remind me of the worst time of my life, yet somehow, you radiate comfort. I want to feel, and remember how the pain felt when I'm around you. It hurts, but it's a good kind of pain, I've finally been released.” ― Adya Agni

“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

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” — Miguel de Unamuno

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“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” — Samuel Butler

Ella Harper’s quote: “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” | Image: AmoDays

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” — Jim Rohn

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Related: 20 Quotes to Help You Move On from a Bad Relationship

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

“Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” — Hermann Hesse

Samuel Butler’s quote:“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” | Image: AmoDays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving

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

“Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” — Miss Piggy

“Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak.” ― Alessandra Torre

Jim Rohn’S quote: “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” | Image: AmoDays

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Heartbreak is an inevitable part of humanity. As heartbreaking as it is, reframing our perspective can help us get through the pain. This includes understanding that there are suitable lessons from a broken heart that can mold us to become better people with a strong sense of self. This change of perspective can also lead to better relationships in the future.

It takes time, but there is a promise of a better tomorrow once you're done grieving that loss. We hope these quotes help take you there.

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