Broken Heart Quotes – Break Up Quotes

Sometimes the words of others soothe us more than our own. At Heal My Broken Heart, we have chosen some of our favorite quotes to post. Of course, if this is your first time here, you can take our broken heart survey and find out what kind of broken heart you are suffering from and get some tips for moving forward.

Break Up Quotes to Inspire & Get You Through the Day:

Love Lost: “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.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Dreams: “Keep your dreams alive and understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gale Devers

Hope: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” -Dale Carnegie

Hope: “Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.”  -Emily Dickinson

Lost Love: “Wanting him is hard to forget, loving him is hard to regret, losing him is hard to accept, but even with all the hurt I’ve felt, letting go is the most painful yet.” -Unknown

Love: “Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never… never forget it.” -Curtis Judalet

Lost Love: “Love never dies a natural death….Love dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. Love dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. Love dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishing.” -A. Nin

Forgiveness: Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. -Hannah More

Existence: “Every day is a new opportunity to stand up and try again.” -Amelie Chance

State of Mind: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha

If you are having negative thoughts about your break up, it’s a great idea to write some of these quotes on a post-it or small card and carry them with you. Reference your favorite quote to easy your heartache. You’ll find some of them are hopeful and others reflect a touch of melancholy…it’s ok to take solace in both.

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43 thoughts on “Broken Heart Quotes – Break Up Quotes”

  1. Yup!! We will eventually be ok without them! Good luck and best wishes to u! One day we will look back at this time and ask ourselves y was i so hurt? Thank u sydney! It helps to have someone know exactly what ur going thru! Im here anytime! Jus gotta be strong and work on me right now! I still believe he will be back one day and who knows maybe i might be over him!

  2. exactly. know what, i really can relate to you because we almost have the same story. but i didnt put new tat nor cut my hair.I had it colored!.lol
    Perhaps, they still care?but nevertheless they’ve made their choice and unfortunately we werent the ones who were chosen..perhaps they’re still trying to be nice for the sake of the old times but it doesnt change a thing..though we hope it will..

  3. Re: To Alan G. I wish my love for you mattered enough for you to forgive me for being too old.. For my being 9kgs over weight!… And my body shape being that of a hour glass or something close to one.. and my being just not smart enough or attractive enough for you to want to be seen as friends and future lovers?… And I was wishing to end up Marrying you and having a child with you my one true love Alan G. xo <3 Sorry that I did not have the money to get ALL of my physical faults and ugly looks fixed man!… Wish I was the same age as you or that you were the same age as me!.. 😉 Take Care sweet prince!.. Goodbye my love and my everything…. So sorry for being so boring too…. I will miss you forever. I will never feel the same way for any man … I promise. If you ever read this message Alan?… Could you try to find me?.. Could you try to not give up on me?… I STILL love you Alan G. GOD HELP me to move on… GOD in heaven PLEASE help me to get my smile back. To be happy again!… I am currently still trying to get a life. To try to stop dreaming and thinking about you Alan. Wish I was as strong and confident as you. YOU are the Creme de la Creme. GOD in heaven watch over Alan for me. Keep him safe. From Tammy <3

  4. hi kylene,
    go girl! that’s it. when you know that you’ve done enough and still it isnt working you just gotta let it go.
    they dont own the air, we will keep on breathing!

  5. Hey sydney! Im glad someone knows how i feel. Now im doing things for me. He texted me about a week ago but i didnt respond. I felt like i dont owe him anything! Im still sad at times but i jus gotta deal with it. Best wishes to all u people!! I hate this feeling!! But gotta keep smiling!!

  6. To Kylene:

    I exactly know how you feel. I had also accepted my ex as a friend after we broke up but seeing him happy with his new girl broke my heart again and again and again..
    Be better, and prove him he was wrong.

  7. Guess we all have brokenhearts some times. It hurts so bad and i felt as if my heart was burning and my lungs werent functioning anymore. For a moment i was dead. I cried until my eyes swell but I promised myself that the nxt day i’ll start my own way towards healing. I kept myself busy, I told myself if I cannot rely on boys I can always rely on my blush on. I’ll be better than I was. I will make my life better so one day he’ll know he was wrong.
    I never regret knowing him though,because i did my best. unfortunately like what the song said “my best wasn’t good enough”. I did my best to show him how much i loved him but i wasnt the girl he dreamt about so i let go..i had to let go..
    Hope this helps: dont look back in anger, yes, i know its painful, it’s hard, it’s very very hard but we have to accept our defeats with grace. Life goes on. Keep on dreaming. live on.

  8. I wish to have peace in my broken heart, she was everything to me,she used to move my world around everyday,and now she isn’t here and i’m down,broken,and feeling worse feeling in this life.

  9. I was in a relationship with my high school sweet heart for ten years, 9 months. We had many missteps in out journey into adulthood, many heartaches and pains we caused each other but I thought we were holding strong and in it for life. Unfortunately she could not find it in her to let go of past pains, she let them pile up inside her and finally she decided she didn’t want to be with me anymore. Now I know I hurt her, but she hurt me too, and I always found it in me to forgive her, to love her no matter what, and even now, I still wish to be back with her. I am terrible sad we will never get to have kids and grow old together, I miss the intimacy we had, and all the good times, I have to remind myself that it wasn’t just good times, and I have to think hard about all the pain we were causing each other…but still, my heart bleeds, as my life is not what I thought it would be. it is four weeks today that I have been single. I’m still not registering that concept in my head.

  10. I was married for 1 year, together for 3 yrs 4 months. My husband decides one day that this is not working, so he walks out, wouldn’t answer my phone calls or texts for two days. The next day calls me and tells me he is tired of fighting and wants me to file divorce papers. Talk about being hit by a brick wall. I am crushed, feel so lonely inside, can’t stop crying. He refuses to contact me in any form or fashion, which may be a good thing. It’s just so hard being a couple one day then being single the next day with no explanation. Then he makes up things on me so that he is the victim.

  11. Thank u sooooo much for this website!!! My ex broke up with me two months ago after 5 years. Up til 4 days ago weve been friends. Knowing hes seeing someone new (which he didnt tell me himself) i still stayed cause i still loved him and he told me we had to be friends to see if we got anything left. 4days ago i found out that he had brought the girl home to meet the family.that crushed me again to pieces so i finally told him that i was done and we cant be friends anymore. I hope one day he realizes all the pain and hurt he caused me and regrets it and thinks of me. Im super clise with all his family and they are very supportive. Any advice? I kno hes not the one but everyday i still think about him and cry.

  12. Hi everyone, wow I thought I was all alone till I came to this site. I spent 6 &1/2 yrs with my ex so hard. To hard to let go.

  13. Alan is the only man that I feel is going to never leave my heart even though we are never going to be together again?… Due to unfortunate circumstances and alot of problems with interferring family on both sides… I am just so heart broken. I have in fact cried every single day for the last 2 months!… Like I am in morning.. And that I have lost the one true love of my life. I feel empty. I feel alone. I feel soo sad all the time. It is as if he has died and I have to live the rest of my life without him?…So when will I feel my heart has healed enough to move on and meet other people?….I am happy to receive any ideas and suggestions .. Thanks. xo 🙂

  14. TO Debra
    Many Thanks for your comments, to let you know my situation a little, my ex-wife , left me and got married the new, after five years of re.marrage she divorced again.
    my mother talks to her , and informs me of the latest, now my ex , wants to come live nearer where my mum lives , which is not far form me , at present my ex is 245kms distant, so what a load of crap its realy is all of this,well again thanks for your comments ,and you sort yours out also

  15. Oh Tomi, that is a difficult situation, and all I can advise is to be there for your daughter and no matter how difficult it gets between you and your ex, stay proud and be strong and never bring your daughter into your bitterness and I am sure that one day your daughter will come to you and have so much respect for you. I wish you well.

  16. To Debra
    My comment was general and not directed to any one, in particular, yes I am bitter
    ,and with good reason, I miss my daughter and looking into her eyes and seeing her
    smile, so like you my pain is deep but different,what will i do?, well get over it, one only have to channel ones anger into an objective of something positive, and maybe this will do the trick, live long and prosper

  17. Hi Tomi,
    you must be hurting so very much and feeling so bitter.
    I still hurt and I still cry, I still cannot believe that one person can have such a devastating effect on a persons life, ha, its been a very long 15 months for me and I wonder what is wrong with me, why have I not moved on from him and I am not sure if its because I truly love him or if he has messed with my mind and my heart so much that I no longer trust men or that I do not trust myself to move on, I only know that I still have a void in my life and that I miss him so much.
    We all get hurt, I just think as women we are more open with our feelings but, that does not mean to say that you men do not hurt just as much. Hope you will be ok Tomi x

  18. Guys get hurt too, by you perfect women, who would never think of going off with another guy, noooo! why not buy a vibrator and do us all a favour

  19. She was in every prayer of mine, every beat of my heart. I could never have imagined how life would be without her. I loved her for no reason. Last sunday she texted me something which broke me to the hilt. It was that she never really loved me and that she was in relationship with another guy. She wanted to part ways with me and wanted me to forget everything. I didn’t knew how i was going to deal with myself after this. I didn’t knew how to forget every moment of those 4 years. She knew how much she mattered to me, but she really had no care for my feelings. I didn’t wanted to be an obstacle in her way, and i had to let my first and only love go. She was a strength to me and now feel like i have lost a part of me. I am 19, but i do have started feeling like 60. I was a throughout topper of my college, but this has affected me so insidely that i feel like have been driven into pessimism. She still wants to be friends with me, but whenever she texts me, that moment we parted becomes even fresh in my memory. I don’t know how to get out of this and if i should be friends with her or not. I really need help!

  20. Hello all you broken hearts, I also walk around with a huge hole in my heart, 10yrs with him, a son, he cheated, lied, dumped me for someone half my age via a txt, he canceled my car insurance and didn’t tell me, bad mouthed me to everyone, even though I didn’t do anything, to make himself look like the good guy. An arse, but still I hurt 13m on. To all that are so low they think of suicide, don’t go there! First they are never worth your own life, second there are people who love you, a parent, a friend, a pet….think of the pain and sorrow you will cause them by dying, also and this is very important, the person who caused your pain won’t suddenly remember their love for you, or feel bad about what they’ve done, they will just label you as crazy and tell all ‘well now you see why I dumped them, they had a screw loose.’
    Try to stay strong, remember who you were before you met them, what you loved to do, set yourself some personal goals, I’m training for a triathlon. Exercise is really helpful, it WILL lift you, record positive songs on your iPods, stuff that makes you feel strong, and glad to be alive, and get out there, even if just walking in the rain! Also volunteer for something, go help others, it will make you feel useful and needed.
    Finally never forget you don’t know what tomorrow might bring, it could be the person of your dreams, keep walking into the future my love sick puppies 🙂 we will all move on from this sadness one day. As for the person who hurt you and made you feel so sad, Karma, what goes around comes back around! Now go jump about to your favourite upbeat song…………

  21. I’m new. I too, googled to find this site out of desperation to heal my pain. I have read quite a few of others stories and its comforting to know I’m not alone. I am 6 months post break-up. I’m frustrated because I thought time was supposed to heal my wounds not intensify them. I feel worse now than when we split. He is dating a girl who lives a block away from my job, I see his happiness and how he as moved on with no problems every single day. I see all the ways he is treating her now that he didn’t but was supposed to with me. I have tried everything I can think of to rid myself of this pain I am hoping this site helps me. I feel crazy and I too contemplate suicide just to end my pain. I really hope you can help me.

  22. Hi Suzette,
    4 months … 4 years, length of time does not matter, it is the connection that you made with the person.
    I was with my ex for 3 years, it ended 14 months ago, I still miss him dreadfully but, in comparison to how I first felt when we separated,I am doing a lot better, I still have my days when I am completely overwhelmed with sadness.
    It will get easier in time Suzette, the moments/days that you experience when you are totally engulfed in sadness, try to stay strong, take time out for yourself and do something nice.
    I have now managed to do 17 days with no contact with my ex (he still wanted occassional contact), its taken me a long time to reach this point but, I figured that if I had no contact with him then he could no longer hurt me.
    Sucide … Suzette, dont do that to yourself, you are to special and you have to keep telling yourself that.
    Take care

  23. We were only together for 4 months. You all would laugh and say why am I feeling dead. 4 months is short. In that 4 month I got to know so much of him. His happiness and what made him happy. His sadness and how he deals with it. His stress with his farm and dropped everything, I took over and supported him. He got ill and I drove 45km at night all alone to get medicine. Then I got stressed out at work, but kept it 2 myself. Because he did not need it, I only wanted him happy and to make him happy. But I got quiet when I visited him and he decided we needed time out. Which I could not bear because with him I forgot about my own problems. Everything got to much and I tried to commit suicide and now he does not even want to see or hear from me ever again. How must I go on??

  24. Also when I had broken up with him I did it face to face, how insincere is text break up after being with that person for 4 years, it hurts so bad 🙁

  25. thank you for qoutes that i learned.
    im happy that my hurt now is less from my heart.
    i will move on as i can.
    thanks for the heal.

  26. How Do I Get Over My Broken Heart When My Man Cheated & Got Another Girl Pregnant..I’m Hurt, I’m Betrayed, I’m Angry. He Could Have Been A Man & Told Me. I Told Him Way Before That I Want A Man, Not A Whore. Just Can’t Believe Someone Who Tells You They Love You & Make Plans To Be In Your Life Forever Can Hurt Me Like That. I Don’t Know What To Do.

    A Song About A Broken Heart
    Listen To..

    Davina – Rather Be

    –Listen 2 The Words–

  27. Hi all, well it has now been 53 weeks since I broke up with my ex, its still not easy, somedays I wake up feeling as though it only happened yesterday, the tears still flow, I still have this empty void in my life, I still have to push myself into doing things. I am glad it is not this time last year, as it can only get easier, time is a great healer but, a very slow healer for me. I think it will be a long time before I contemplate another relationship.
    Message for Bonnie & Mary, hope that you are both doing ok and that you have both managed to move on.
    Take care all x

  28. Ugh I am soo broken hearted I cant speak think do anything except cry.. My ex ruinned our wedding day… said the day before we “weren’t getting married” sigh I had no where to go with my son… he broke my heart ruined my soul.. I wish I was dead….. I lost my home my heart my soul….. how do I move on

  29. Your website is so helpful and spreads such a positive message. Thank you for helping those of us out there who need it.

  30. ” While tring to hold us together, as the truth remains and i know, that my pain and heartache will dissapear the moment i let him go”……

  31. I feel so empty without him. We were meant to be best friends. And it’s so simple for him to just forget me. I can’t go on I just smile and pretend at work and I just feel so lost. I’m 25 and in a responsible position but I don’t know how to control my feelings right now and I’m just so broken. I cannot see way forward.

  32. 6 years in a relationship….we were high school sweet hearts…8 months pregnant…I was planning on naming my son after his daddy…yesturday my boyfriend decides to disclose the fact that he hasn’t been in love with me for the past year and was hoping his feelings would change bt they haven’t…what a great time to tell me this!

  33. hi all, its the weekend and the tears have started again!
    Last weekend my ex e-mailed me, telling me that he was crying, thinking of all the lovely moments that we had spent together but, he told me that he would overcome his tears and since then he has hardly been in contact, I am now left feeling bewildered, not knowing if he is being genuine or just trying to mess with my head. I was strong though, I told him that I could not make him talk with me. But it has opened up so many emotions and the tears are here again. I do not think I will ever recover from him …. 8 months and I am still crying … how sad is that ……..

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