101 Broken Heart Quotes

Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.

Violeta Parra

broken heart quotes

If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.


Lips that taste of tears, they say are the best for kissing.


I don't know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.


If all hearts were open and all desires known - as they would be if people showed their souls - how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!

Thomas Hardy

There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move - and he, in turn, waits for you.

Marian Anderson

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

Martin Buxbaum

The men who have had the most to give to their fellow men are those who have enriched their minds and hearts in solitude. It is a poor education that does not fit a man to be alone with himself.

Joel Hildebrand

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.


Love lasts about seven years. That's how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.

Francoise Sagan

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.


Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.

Neil Gaiman

You say that love is nonsense. I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.

Henry Brooks Adams

Trouble is a part of life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.

Dinah Shore

Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

J. M. Barrie

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police - it's gone.

Marlene Dietrich

When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.

Oscar Wilde

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

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 messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

Love is a great poet, its resources are inexhaustible, but if the end it has in view is not obtained, it feels weary and remains silent.

Giacomo Casanova

He who has never experienced hurt, cannot experience true love.

Tristan J. Loo

Brains are like hearts - they go where they are appreciated.

Robert McNamara

There are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field than their own hearts in their closet.

Charles Caleb Colton

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be.

Pearl Buck

We all have our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs.

Brian Carter

Love is like a puzzle. When you're in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.


Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.


What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.

Richard Wilbur

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can'' live without but have to let go.

Author Unknown

They say that if you love someone you should let them go, but they never say what to do when they don't come back.


The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.

Uniek Swain

They say that time heals all wounds but all it's done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.

Ezbeth Wilder

Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.


It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Breaking up. It happens kind of suddenly. One minute, you're holding hands walking down the street, and the next minute, you're lying on the floor crying and all the good CDs are missing.

Kennedy Kasares

Hearts will never be made practical until they are made unbreakable.

Tinman (Wizard of Oz)

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.

Drew Barrymore

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken -- and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as I lived.

Margaret Mitchell

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

Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned...

William Butler Yeats

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown, Peanuts

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.

William Blake

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.


The hottest love has the coldest end.


Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.


Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

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

It takes a couple seconds to say Hello, but forever to say Goodbye.


I never can love another, as long as life may stand. No maid the wide world over shall hold this heart or hand.


Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

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 dare say she will do.

Rupert Brooke

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.


The heart was made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde

It hurts to breathe because every breath I take proves I can't live without you.


To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.

Bess Myerson

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Marcus Aurelius

The greatest pain that comes from love is loving someone you can never have.


Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.


The stupidest mistake in life is thinking the one who hurt you the most, won't hurt you again.


The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.


Love is unconditional, relationships are not.

Grant Gudmundson

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, It might have been.

John Greenleaf Whittier

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.

Tennessee Williams

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

Herman Hesse

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

Our greatest joy and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others.

Stephen R. Covey

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made - like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula LeGuin

Once the trust goes out of a relationship, it's really no fun lying to 'em anymore.

Norm from Cheers

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.

Anthony Robbins

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.

Flavia Weedn

The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time. And that's why when one has become a forgiving person, and has managed to let go of the past, what they've really done is they've shifted their relationship with time.

Caroline Myss

You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.


Love is the hardest drug to quit, but it is even harder when it is taken away.


When you remember how hard it is to change yourself, you begin to understand what little chance we have of changing others.


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

I want to be remembered as the girl who always smiles even when her heart is broken, and the one that could always brighten up your day even if she couldn't brighten her own.


Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

James Baldwin

A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone's face.


Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.


You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.

Stelle Atwater

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.

Eileen Mayhew

The heart is the only broken instrument that works.

T.E. Kalem

Ask me how many times my heart has been broken and I will tell you to look in the sky and count the stars.


If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open you heart to.


If your love does not work with that person, it just means that someone else loves you more.


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.


Sometimes you think you've gotten over a person, but when you see him smile you suddenly realize you're just pretending you're over him to ease the pain of knowing that he will never be yours.


Sometimes the person you really need is the one you didn't think you wanted.


Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.


You don't die from a broken heart.. you only wish you did.


I just realized, it's so lonely being free.


Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned.


Look in my eyes and you will find me, but look in my heart and you will find you.


When you are in love and you get hurt, it's like a cut... it will heal, but there will always be a scar.


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.


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