220+ Broken Heart Quotes

There’s not much that’s worse than heartbreak. Insightful quotes about having a broken heart will help you on a journey of healing and recovery. You’ll feel better.

Regardless of how you define it, love can often be hard to express, but with love hurts quotes, you can put into words. Understand your feelings with unrequited love quotes and lost love sayings of some of the most famous writers, actors, and even philosophers from history.

Broken Heart Quotes

Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken. – Jeffery Eugenides

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

Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak. – Alessandra Torre

broken heart quotes

You find out what you are made of when you have a broken heart. If it happens early and often, all the better. – Isabel Gillies

Of course! It takes a lot of strength to mend a broken heart. Channelising energies into your work helps, but also to be able to accept situations for what they are instead of questioning them helps immensely. – Deepika Padukone

One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go. – Aubrey Drake Graham

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

Don’t you EVER break someone’s heart, because they only have one. Break their bones, they have 206 of those! – Jayy Von Monroe

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

A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along. – J.S.B. Morse

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

famous broken heart quotes

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

God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces. – Unknown

I don’t want to break someone’s heart, but you can’t control that. A broken heart happens; that’s inevitable. – Lykke Li

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

I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner. – Heidi Klum

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

Let’s hope that for every time that we get hurt or break our heart, there is something somewhere being written to make up for it, to make the happiness due even bigger and laughters even merrier, for after all good things must happen to good people. – Mansi Soni

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

To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only one person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God. – Jocelyn Soriano

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime. – Bette Davis

best broken heart quotes

The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten. – William Faulkner

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – M. Kathleen Casey

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. – Alphonse de Lamartine

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

It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again. – Eric Kripke

A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe. – Unknown

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

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

It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise. – Sara Teasdale

Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears. – Criss Jami

Then his heart, now broken into a thousand pieces, slowly began to turn to ice. – Morgan Rhodes

better broken heart quotes

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

Crying is a way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is. – Unknown

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

Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret. – Laura Kasischke

There will be a time when you are forced to follow your heart away from someone you love. – Ashley Lorenzana

How can you forget the day your heart is broken? The funny thing about a broken heart is that it’s not fatal. Though you wish in vain that it were, life continues on and you have no choice but to continue on with it. You take the hand that fate has dealt you and you press forward because there is nothing else that can be done. – Tracy Winegar

I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever. – H.C. Paye

Has someone made you heartbroken? Then, why are you still thinking of him? – Debra K. Messer

My mouth says, I’m ok. – Unknown My fingers text, I’m fine. – Unknown My heart says, I’m broken. – Unknown

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

When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain. – Andrea Gibson

painful broken heart quotes

Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars. – Rabindranath Tagore

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

I’m not supposed to miss you, I’m not supposed to care. – Debra Cox

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

The heart is the only broken instrument that works. – T.E. Kalem

When you are standing in [a]forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull. – H.L. Mencken

If I could show you how awful you made me feel, you would never be able to look me in the eyes again. – Unknown

Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart. – Cassandra Clare

Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean. – Gregory Roberts

We are all Romeos looking for our Juliet, but never finding her. – Rae Hacton

endless broken heart quotes

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

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

I cried a lot because of you. I laughed a lot because of you. I believed in love because of you. And now I’m heartbroken because of you. – Unknown

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

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

The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

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

Why did I always end up loving the person who hurt me the most? Why was love so cruel? – J.C. Reed

I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed. – Unknown

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

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

‘Hearts are breakable,’ Isabelle said. ‘And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.’ – Cassandra Clare

When it comes to love and loss, acceptance is never easy. We can’t make someone see all we have to give, make them love us, or make them change. All we can do is move on and stop wasting time. – April Mae Monterrosa

I gave you my heart, I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces. – Unknown

meaningful broken heart quotes

I know what it’s like to have a broken heart. I know what it’s like to feel pain: When my songs don’t become hits, it breaks my heart. There are a million ways to break a heart. I can relate. – Diane Warren

Broken heart will turn into a stronger one within hope. – Unknown

And anything that might hurt me would just make me stronger in the end. – Elizabeth Eulberg

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow. – J.M. Barrie

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

Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up. – Unknown

The scariest thing is that we didn’t even have to be together for you to break my heart. – Unknown

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. – Unknown

Behind my smile is a broken heart, behind my laugh I’m falling apart. Behind my eyes are tears at night, behind my body is a soul trying to fight. – Unknown

Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation. – Khalil Gibran

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in aching. – Countee Cullen

great broken heart quotes

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

The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart. – Becca Fitzpatrick

Breaking a woman’s heart is deeper than men realize. It destroys her outlook on love, breaks her heart, rips her self-esteem to shreds, tortures her mind, and damages her soul. Don’t let her fall for you, unless you plan on picking her up. – Unknown

You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of willpower: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it. – Junot Díaz

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Richard Puz

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. – Steve Maraboli

I thought you were healing me. But no, you just broke me even more. – Unknown

I am not a broken heart. I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything, at any time, and I am not your fault. – Charlotte Eriksson

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

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

greatest broken heart quotes

This time I wouldn’t forget him, because I couldn’t ever forgive him – for breaking my heart twice. – James Patterson

Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings. – Unknown

Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The Almost Lovers, never to be. – Rae Hachton

I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today. – Charlotte Eriksson

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

Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart. – Toba Beta

You don’t die from a broken heart.. you only wish you did. – Unknown

A wounded deer leaps highest. – Emily Dickinson

I never wanted but your heart-that gone, you have nothing more to give. – Mary Wollstonecraft

A broken heart bleeds tears. – Steve Maraboli

top broken heart quotes

Broken heart will turn into a stronger one within hope. – Toba Beta

A broken heart in real life isn’t half as dreadful as it is in books. […] It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams as if there were nothing the matter with it. – L.M. Montgomery

Sometimes a little heartbreak is a lesson, and the best thing to do is just learn the lesson. – Jon Voight

Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurts inside? – Unknown

Pain has a crucial role in our lives because it acts as a learning lesson which makes us wiser and more adequate in dealing with life’s idiosyncrasies. When we engage with our suffering completely, we reach a place where pain transforms into acceptance and love. – Unknown

The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep. – Margaret George

Sometimes… Sometimes our hearts…crack a little. – Brodi Ashton

There are a million ways to lose someone you love. – Tamara Webber

Just because I am strong enough to handle pain doesn’t mean I deserve it. – Unknown

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

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

Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes! – Jocelyn Soriano

For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack. – D.H. Lawrence

You can’t give your heart to a wild thing. – Truman Capote

deep broken heart quotes

Love will come to you when it’s ready, Not necessarily when you are. – Danielle Shorr

If you start to miss me, remember: I didn’t walk away, you let me go. – Unknown

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

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

There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau

However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave them, whatever you let them take, it could never be enough. Never enough to be sure. Never enough to satisfy them. Never enough to stop them walking away. Never enough to make them love you. – Manna Francis

One of the cruelest things a person can do is to awaken someone’s love without the intention of truly loving them. – Unknown

A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just his way of letting you realize he saved you from the wrong one. – Unknown

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows. – Unknown

It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams. – Jocelyn Soriano

A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along. – J.S.B Morse

It’s funny how artistic we become when our hearts are broken. – Hotel Books, I Always Thought I Would Be Okay

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. – Unknown

Don’t be sorry. I trusted you, my fault. Not yours. – Unknown

inspirational broken heart quotes

You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else. – Douglas Booth

When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. – George Bernard Shaw

Love is blind, but a broken heart sees everything. – Matshona Dhliwayo

You left, and the world didn’t crumble. I owe the universe a dollar. – Rudy Francisco

It hurts like hell. And then one day, it doesn’t. – Unknown

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares. – Aman Jassal

When you love someone more than they deserve, surely they will hurt you more than you deserve. – Unknown

You weren’t just a star to me. You were my whole damn sky. – Unknown

The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow – Sonya Watson

I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect… As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential. – Sarah Dessen

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

Love hurts worse than getting slammed by a 250-pound linebacker. – Miranda Kenneally

inspiring broken heart quotes

It isn’t enough for your heart to break because everybody’s heart is broken now. – Allen Ginsberg

The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart. – Anmol Rawat

Some people come in your life and make you believe that your life is incomplete without them. Then they leave, creating a void in your heart that may fill back with time but will never be complete. – Anmol Rawat

Having your heart broken is a different type of pain than breaking someone’s heart. While guilt is heavier, grief is more alienating. As victims of someone else’s mistakes, it is harder to accept the pain inflicted on us. – Unknown

I hate you for all the years I’ll have to live without you. How can a heart hurt this much and still go on beating? How can I feel this bad without dying from it? – Lisa Kleypas

I miss you in waves and tonight I’m drowning. You left me fending for my life and it feels like you’re the only one who can bring me back to the shore alive. – Denice Envall

Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them. – Fulton J. Sheen

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

When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth. – Sienna Miller

first broken heart quotes

Each night I put my head to my pillow I try to tell myself I’m strong because I’ve gone one more day without you. – Unknown

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

God is closest to those with broken hearts. – Jewish Proverb

It is a dull sensation, your heart breaking, like the sound of a pebble dropping on the sand. Not a shattering, not a tearing apart, there is nothing shrill or grandiose about the sensation. It is merely an internal realization that something treasured you never knew you had is leaving forever. – Samantha Bruce-Benjamin

Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile. – Mia Asher

The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day. – Charles Dickens

I asked her if she believed in love, and she smiled and said it was her most elaborate method of self-harm. – Benedict Smith

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

Recovering from a broken heart is one of the hardest things we face inn life. These overcoming heartbreak quotes will help you see your pain from a different perspective so you can release it and mend.

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go. – Oprah Winfrey

With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on. – Federico Chini

hard broken heart quotes

I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive. – Patti Roberts

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

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

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

Never love that which you cannot keep. – Anonymous

A broken heart is such a shabby thing, like poverty and failure and the incurable diseases which are also deforming. I hate it and am ashamed of it, and I must somehow repair this heart and put it back into its normal condition, as a tough somewhat scarred but operating organ. – Martha Gellhorn

A woman who opens her heart to love you, when its already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet. – Unknown

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. – Unknown

It takes a strong heart to love, but it takes an even stronger heart to continue to love after it’s been hurt. – Unknown

It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having. – Katie Ashley

Real love brings pain. Real love means sacrifices and hurts and all the thousand shocks of life. But it also means beauty, true beauty. – Anne Elisabeth Stengl

The heart will break, but broken live on. – Lord Byron

significant broken heart quotes

Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall. – Jodi Picoult

Only time can heal your broken heart. – Miss Piggy

Maybe it’s a good idea to write something about you in my book… At least then, there will be a place where we will meet every day… and be together forever! – Anamika Mishra

I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had. – Unknown

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart. – Christina Westover

I’m really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart. – L.M. Montgomery

Sometimes a broken heart can mend something else’s brokenness. – Munia Kahn

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

The heart was made to be broken. – Oscar Wilde

important broken heart quotes

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

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

If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave. – Unknown

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

Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. – Robin Sharma

Nothing helps a broken heart like having someone wonderful give you theirs. – Rita Stradling

Must I go bound while you go free, must I love a man who doesn’t love me, must I be born with so little art, as to love a man who’ll break my heart – Cassandra Clare

Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again. – Carol Rifka Brunt

Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you – Cecily von Ziegesar

deep broken heart quotes

If only you would come back and see what damage you create, I’ve been waiting for your return since forever more… – Mehek Bassi

I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken. I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time. – Sandra Bullock

The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it. – Alan Moore

You have to leave your broken heart in a place where- when the woman who knows how to see what a gift is, sees it- your broken heart can be picked up again. – C. JoyBell C.

Less is less. Heartbreak is heartbreak. You think I’m sitting here gloating. Telling myself that my suffering beats yours? Hurt is hurt. You don’t measure these things. – Stephanie Kallos

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. – Shannon L. Alder

So here’s the thing with broken hearts. No matter how you try, the pieces never fit the way they did before. – Ariana

The best way to heal a broken heart, it turns out, is to find a way to move past the hurt. – Mary Kay Andrews

To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control. – Alexandra Adornetto

It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts. – Steve Maraboli

Sometimes, the only soul that can mend a broken heart is the one that broke it. For they are the ones holding all the pieces. – Patti Roberts

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

stronger broken heart quotes

There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the woman you love, the one woman you would do anything to protect, is the woman who is afraid of you. – Mallika Nawal

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

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see that special guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking and saying ‘Long time no see.’ – Phyllis Batelle

Human hearts are elastic. They have room for all sorts of passions, and they can break and heal and love again and again. – Jodi Lynn Anderson

The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces. – Robert James Waller

A tormented mind wants to forget, what a broken heart will always remember. – Anthony Liccione

Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. – Alysha Speer

Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another, I want to know why! – Shannon L. Alder

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

If you love something, let it go… – Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Love hurts when it changes us. – Toba Beta

strong broken heart quotes

Only God can mend a broken heart. – Kevin Walker

Grief is the price for love. But hearts are made to mend. Christ can do wonders with a broken heart if given all the pieces. – Suzanne Woods Fisher

When you go through heartbreak, you just do the things that get you by. Eventually, you realize it’s about making the most of life. – Britney Spears

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