100 Breakup Quotes to Get You Move On

If you’re seeking comfort, motivation, or a fresh perspective on love and loss, our curate selection of breakup quotes are sure to resonate with you.

Breakups can be one of the most challenging experiences we go through in life. Whether it’s the end of a long–term relationship or a short–lived romance, the pain and heartache can be overwhelming.

During this tough time, many people turn to breakup quotes as a source of comfort, inspiration, and motivation. These quotes offer poignant and relatable words of wisdom from writers, artists, and thinkers throughout history, or daily people who share their experiences.

They are sure can helping us to gain a new perspective on our experiences and find the strength to move forward. So, let’s explore the power of breakup quotes and how they can help us navigate the journey of love and loss.

Sad breakup quotes

We need never be ashamed of our tears.
Charles Dickens

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sad breakup quotes

Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.
Lauren Conrad

To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity.
Soren Kierkegaard

Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I may not be perfect, but I’m always me.
Selena Gomez

Steve Maraboli quote on breakup - Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.

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

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

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

Relationship breakup quotes

Check out our breakup quotes to find solace and inner strength during hard times.

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
Harry Crews

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
Mary Oliver

Ignore reality, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Natalie Imbruglia

Relationship breakup quotes

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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 witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin

Everybody has bad relationships and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.
Anne Hathaway

Elizabeth Gilbert quote on breakup - This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

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

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
Oprah Winfrey

It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.
Angelina Jolie

Funny breakup quotes

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

It’s over. Please get out of my Van Halen T–shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.
Robbie Hart

One day they will realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.
Turcois Ominek

Funny breakup quotes

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

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Ambrose Bierce

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

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem quote on breakup - A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won’t stand for that.
Steve Martin

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

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

Goodbye breakup quotes

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
Boy George

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

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!
Charlotte Bronte

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.
Marcel Proust

Thank God, I found the good in goodbye.

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

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

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

Friendship breakup quotes

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Charles Caleb Colton

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
H. G. Wells

It ain’t no need to cry, I took a vow that from now on, I’m gon’ be my own best friend.

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

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.
Simone Weil

What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder?
Henry David Thoreau

Positive breakup quotes

Our ten breakup quotes offer guidance during this difficult time adn cultivate a positive outlook for better future.

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right person comes along.
Nicholas Sparks

Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.

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

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.
Paulo Coelho

Attitude breakup quotes

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
Charlotte Bronte

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.
Elizabeth Gilbert

To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.
Malcolm X

Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in–between state. It’s the kind of place we usually want to avoid. The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into struggle and complaint. The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid.
Pema Chodron

When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever.
Sylvia Plath

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night’s arms.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

Bad things happen, but you have to move past it. Leave it behind. The sooner, the better. Or it’ll eat away at you and stop you from moving forward.
Miranda Bailey

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

Quotes after breakup

Try to understand what I am saying: everything is dependent on everything else, everything is connected, nothing is separate. Therefore everything is going in the only way it can go. If people were different everything would be different. They are what they are, so everything is as it is.
G. I. Gurdjieff

Sometimes you can only feel something by its absence. By the empty spaces it leaves behind.
Gayle Forman

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.
Lenny Santos

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.
Roy T. Bennett

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

Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.
Frank Ocean

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

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

Recovery begins from the darkest moment.
John Major

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

Inspirational breakup quotes

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.
Torquato Tasso

In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted – atrocious.
Marcel Proust

If you want this life to stop breaking your heart, stop giving your heart to this life.
Yasmin Mogahed

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.
J. G. Holland

Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.
John Green

My heart is the throne of the Beloved, the Beloved the heart’s destiny: Whoever breaks another’s heart will find no homecoming in this world or any other.
Yunus Emre

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
Leo Buscaglia

Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget.
Leo Tolstoy

Getting over a breakup quotes

Turn to our selection of breakup quotes to find the inspiration you need to move on and find happiness.

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Jean Plaidy

Life is wonderful, so revel in its beauty. Be all you can be, and let go of the past. It is nothing but shadows.
David Clement–Davies

Perhaps some day 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

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I do not care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’
Joel Osteen

When someone leaves, it is because someone else is about to arrive.
Paulo Coelho

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

Never love anybody that treats you like you are ordinary.
Oscar Wilde

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

Final thoughts

Breakup quotes can offer solace, guidance, and inspiration during one of life’s most challenging experiences. They also can help you to find courage to move on, and discover new paths to happiness and fulfillment.

By embracing the insight of these quotes, you can heal faster, gain clarity and perspective, and cultivate a renewed sense of hope and optimism for the future. If you need some inspiration, turn to the power of breakup quotes and discover the comfort and guidance they can offer on your journey of love life.

We hope that you have enjoyed exploring our breakup quotes and have found some words of wisdom that resonate with you. Feel free to share them with others who may be going through a difficult time. By sharing, you may provide other some comfort and hope to embrace their new beginnings.

At the end, while breakups can be painful and difficult experiences, they can also be opportunities for self–growth and self–discovery. By focusing on self–care, cultivate patience, self–love, and a positive attitude, you can emerge from a breakup stronger and more resilient than ever before.

Surround yourself with loved ones, engage in activities that bring you joy, and reflect on the lessons you’ve learned. By doing so, you’ll be better equipped to move forward with confidence and optimism. Embrace the opportunities that lie ahead and trust that the future holds great promise for you.

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