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64 Best Breakup Quotes That Will Heal Your Broken Heart

Breakups and heartbreaks are things no one looks forward to – but when it happens, you feel so much pain, right? Friends and families, they will always be there to comfort and love you unconditionally and deeply, but at the end of the day, there’s still you – and your aching heart.

Whether the decision is mutual or due to unseen circumstances, separating from someone you’ve once loved for so long is undeniably tough to deal with.

But try to wear a smile and give your heart time to heal with this wonderful collection of relatable breakup quotes that will surely help you see things clearly from now on.

Breakup Quotes That Will Help Heal Your Heart

1.“Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Para

2.“Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.” – Donna Lynn Hope

3.“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

4.“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.” – Tupac Shakur

5.“It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.” – Jay Marshall

6.“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

7.“The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.” – Allen Klein

8.“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

9.“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” – Lewis B. Smedes

10.“By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.” – Caroline Myss

11.“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

12.“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

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

14.“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.” – Nicholas Sparks

15.“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

16.“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” –Unknown

17.“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.” –Mandy Hale

18.“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me.” – Steve Maraboli

19.“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Jalaluddin Rumi

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

21.“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.” – Karen Salmansohn

22.“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

23.“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

24.“As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them – are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

25.“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” – Katherine Mansfield

26.“Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.” Drake

27.“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

28.“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

29.“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J. K. Rowling

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

31.“One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a breakup.” – Mandy Hale

32.“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.” – Jocelyn Soriano

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

34.“Anyway, it doesn’t matter how much, how often, or how closely you keep an eye on things because you can’t control it. Sometimes things and people just go. Just like that.” – Cecelia Ahern

35.“Love all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.” – Louisa May Alcott

36.“The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

37.“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’t live without but have to let go.” – Anonymous

38.“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” – C. JoyBell C.

39.“Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski

40.“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

41.“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – The Wizard of Oz

42.“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

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

44.“Every woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder

45.“I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like – like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go.” – Lauren Oliver

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

47.“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

48.“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” – Criss Jami

49.“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

50.“There’s still this thing that happens after you break up with someone. It barely takes any time to work. All you have to do is continue with your life.” – Nina LaCour

51.“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” – Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

52.“Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back… then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.” – Sarah Cross

53.“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

54.“Life moves on and so should we.” – Spencer Johnson

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

56.“Someday, beyond the clouds and all the world’s wrongs, there will be love, compassion, and justice, and we shall all understand.” – Flavia Weedn

57.“Sometimes it’s better to end something and try to start something new than imprisoning yourself in hoping for the impossible.” – Karen Salmansohn

58.“The great courageous act that we must all do is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

59.“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” – Wayne L. Misner

60.“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” – Max Lerner

61.“Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.” – Matareva Pearl

62.“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

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

64.“Everyone in life is going to hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Bob Marley


Unfortunately, healing a broken heart isn’t always simple – and that is the truth. We sometimes reminisce about the times and the moments we’ve spent with the people we once loved but you can remember that everyone has been there and time is always passing by – so no matter what you’re going through today, it will change.

I hope these comforting breakup quotes brighten your day, they may not promise quick remedy but I’m pretty sure you’ll get over it, someday. One day, you’ll find the real essence of happiness in your heart.