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Ghosting Quotes For When You’ve Been Dumped without Explanation

Titi Dokubo
Dec 26, 2022
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If anyone has ever ghosted you, then you understand how it feels. Ghosting refers to the sudden and unexpected disappearance of someone in your life. If this has happened to you, read these 63 ghosting quotes to help you put things in perspective.

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When you get ghosted, the person you were in contact with cuts off communication overnight without warning or any explanation. They are no longer replying to messages, no more interacting on social networks, no goodbye letters, and they won't take calls.

There is no valid justification for ghosting anyone. It is a form of manipulation that creates anxiety for the ghosted party. In addition, because the victim cannot experience closure, it leaves far worse pain than if they have been dumped.

Being ghosted prevents victims from moving on as they have too many unanswered questions. If you have been a victim, read these 63 ghosting quotes, as you may find something that will help you heal.

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Faraaz Kazi's quote: "The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did." | Image: AmoDays

Faraaz Kazi's quote: "The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did." | Image: AmoDays

Ghosting Quotes for Brief Instagram Captions

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

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"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." — Bob Marley

"Real love moves freely in both directions. Don't waste your time on anything else." — Cheryl Strayed

"It becomes easy to leave once you realize you didn't belong there." ― Farhad Writings

"The only way to leave forever is to do so as quickly as possible." ― Anna Godbersen, "Splendor"

Mark Twain's quote: "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." | Image: AmoDays

Mark Twain's quote: "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't come back when you realize that I'm rare." — Genereux Philip

"Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes." — Rihanna

"If you really want closure, at some point, you have to shut the door." — Jacki Wells Wunderlin

"Endure the present, and watch for better things." — Virgil

"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot." — John Lennon

Rihanna's quote: "Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes." | Image: AmoDays

Rihanna's quote: "Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes." | Image: AmoDays

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"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." — Benjamin Franklin

"If it's out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too." — Ivan Nuru

"I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back." — Zsa Zsa Gabor

"All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else." — Mae West

"The way they leave tells you everything." — Rupi Kaur, "Answers"

Ivan Nuru's quote: "If it's out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too." | Image: AmoDays

Ivan Nuru's quote: "If it's out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too." | Image: AmoDays

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"You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you." — Tablo

"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end." — Robin Sharma

"If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay." — Oprah Winfrey

"Once you'd resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all." ― Jeannette Walls, "The Glass Castle"

Tablo's quote: "You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you." | Image: AmoDays

Tablo's quote: "You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you." | Image: AmoDays

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Ghosting Quotes About the Leaving of a Loved One

"I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time." ― Shannon A. Thompson, "Take Me Tomorrow"

"He loved me. He loved me, but he doesn't love me anymore, and it's not the end of the world." — Jennifer Weiner, "Good in Bed"

"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

"Nothing had changed. I was the stupid one again. I was the girl who never understood who she was to people." ― Carol Rifka Brunt, "Tell the Wolves I'm Home"

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"Do people always fall in love with things they can't have?' 'Always,' Carol said, smiling, too." ― Patricia Highsmith, "The Price of Salt"

Shannon A. Thompson's "Take Me Tomorrow" quote: "I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time." | Image: AmoDays

Shannon A. Thompson's "Take Me Tomorrow" quote: "I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time." | Image: AmoDays

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"So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." ― E.A. Bucchianeri, "Brushstrokes of a Gadfly"

"The act of you leaving was just the full stop at the end of a terrible sentence. Fact is, I lost you long before you ever left." ― Beau Taplin, "Worlds of You"

"Angry at him for leaving without a word, angry at myself for being so easy to leave and for not being enough to make him want to stick around." ― Jennifer Niven, "All the Bright Places"

"This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something." — Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat, Pray, Love"

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"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, "Forbidden"

E.A. Bucchianeri's "Brushstrokes of a Gadfly" quote: "So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." | Image: AmoDays

E.A. Bucchianeri's "Brushstrokes of a Gadfly" quote: "So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." | Image: AmoDays

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"You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same." ― Fannie Flagg, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe"

"She doesn't need to see him go to know he is gone." ― Missy Marston, "Bad Ideas"

"She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years." ― Julia Quinn, "The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever"

"It hurts to love. It's like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin." ― Susan Sontag, "Reborn"

"The feeling was enough, I think. Just to know it. To have it in my bones, make it a part of my history. There was a beautiful 'before,' without an 'after' to wreck it on the other side." ― Emma Lord, "You Have a Match"

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Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" quote: "You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same." | Image: AmoDays

Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" quote: "You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same." | Image: AmoDays

"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, "Churning Waters"

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"You didn't break my heart; you freed it." — Steve Maraboli

"The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained." — Jonathan Harnisch, "Freak"

Ghosting Quotes Full of Deep Reflections

"They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other." ― John Irving, "The World According to Garp"

"There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it." ― Shannon L. Alder

Steve Maraboli's quote: "You didn't break my heart; you freed it." | Image: AmoDays

Steve Maraboli's quote: "You didn't break my heart; you freed it." | Image: AmoDays

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"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

"Life is just a slide. Back and forth between loving and leaving, remembering and forgetting, holding on and letting go." ― Nicole Lyons

"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion." ― Javan

"I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart." ― L. Frank Baum, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

"This is how it is in life and love. In life and love we are with people for a while, and then we join other people, people we have not met, and we walk with them, and we leave behind all the things we used to be. Sometimes we leave people behind too… This happens every day. Every day this happens and scarcely anybody cares." ― Daniel Handler, "Adverbs"

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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

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

"people go/ but how/ they left/ always stays" ― Rupi Kaur, "Milk and Honey"

"He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are." — Christina Yang, "Grey's Anatomy"

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"I leave, and the leaving is so exhilarating I know I can never go back. But then what? Do I just keep leaving places, and leaving them, and leaving them, tramping a perpetual journey?" ― John Green, "Paper Towns"

"You dump trash. You dump yard waste and old ripped couches that smell like body odor and forgetfulness. You dump cigarette butts and banana peels, and hazardous waste. But people?" ― Autumn Doughton, "I'll Be Here"

"The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland." ― Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat, Pray, Love"

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Christina Yang's Grey's Anatomy quote: "He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are." | Image: AmoDays

Christina Yang's Grey's Anatomy quote: "He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are." | Image: AmoDays

"Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard." — Will Smith

"A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it." ― Helen Rowland

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"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

"In your place, if there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don't snuff it out, don't be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything—what a waste!" — Andre Aciman, "Call Me By Your Name"

"But if your boyfriend, out of nowhere and with no advance warning whatsoever, dumps you for no apparent reason, is it really about you? Or is it all him?" ― Susane Colasanti, "Take Me There"

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Helen Rowland's quote: "A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it." | Image: AmoDays

Helen Rowland's quote: "A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it." | Image: AmoDays

"I like my relationships like I like my eggs — over easy." — Jared Kintz

"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 Holmes II

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"There are people out there who do this. They pick up and they leave. Sometimes they were never really there. Other times they are with you, but in their minds, they are a thousand miles away. They are taking a walk down an endless road; they are standing in a field of daisies on some unknown cliff; they are floating through space." ― Shilo Niziolek

"Of course. That's what people do in a disordered world, a world of freedom and choice: they leave when they want. They disappear, they come back, they leave again. And you are left to pick up the pieces on your own." ― Lauren Oliver, "Requiem"

"All I've ever known is about leaving or being left." ― Carrie Ryan, "The Dark and Hollow Places"

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Reuben Holmes II's quote: "Sometimes a woman will look back on what she had, not because she wants to go there but to motivate her to do better." | Image: AmoDays

Reuben Holmes II's quote: "Sometimes a woman will look back on what she had, not because she wants to go there but to motivate her to do better." | Image: AmoDays

"I hated myself for going; why couldn't I be the kind of person who stays?" ― Jonathan Safran Foer, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

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"When someone leaves you, maybe you get a reason, and maybe you don't. I don't know which is better." ― Jeff Zentner, "Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee"

"The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did." ― Faraaz Kazi

"You know how it feels when you're someplace, and you ask yourself, Why am I here? That's how it is with me all the time. I can't wait to leave. To go from wherever I am to some other place. It never ends." ― Etgar Keret, "The Girl on the Fridge"

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Jeff Zentner's "Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee" quote: "When someone leaves you, maybe you get a reason and maybe you don't. I don't know which is better." | Image: AmoDays

Jeff Zentner's "Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee" quote: "When someone leaves you, maybe you get a reason and maybe you don't. I don't know which is better." | Image: AmoDays

Once you notice that you have been a victim of ghosting, you should know that it is not your fault, and you don't have to apologize. This is the time to focus on yourself, your desires, and your well-being. Learn to occupy your mind constructively and ultimately build so much self-respect.

It would be best to remember that people come and go regardless of how you feel. When they are gone, you have to learn to let them go. If you are in this phase, these people come-and-go quotes will help you get through.

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