199+ When A Heart Is Broken Quotes For You

When A Heart Is Broken Quotes

A broken heart typically refers to the emotional pain and distress that can arise from the end of a romantic relationship or the loss of a loved one. It can manifest in a variety of ways, including feelings of sadness, grief, emptiness, and despair. People may also experience physical symptoms such as chest pain, fatigue, or difficulty sleeping. The term “broken heart” is often used metaphorically to describe any intense emotional pain, not just those related to romantic relationships or loss.

When A Heart Is Broken Quotes

1. “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

2. “In the depths of sorrow we will eventually find an unwavering light.”
– Unknown

3. “Never let a bad person change your inner goodness.”
– Karen Salmansohn

4. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
– Mark Twain

5. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”
– Jean de La Fontaine

6. “Note to heart: Don’t keep running back to the person you should be walking away from.”
– Karen Salmansohn

7. “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

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

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

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

11. “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

12. “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

13. “A wounded deer leaps highest.”
– Emily Dickinson

14. “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 soulmate. 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.“
– Marilyn Monroe

15. “Your experience of grief is powerful, yet so is your ability to love and heal.”
– Unknown

16. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them … but still move on without them.”
– Mandy Hale

17. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.”
– Unknown

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

19. “Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

20. “A broken heart does not mean you are broken. The crack is there to let the light in.”
– Unknown

21. “I thought when love for you died, I should die. Its dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.”
– Rupert Brooke

22. “Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ”
– Jean Giraudoux

23. “A final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works.”
– T.E. Kalem

24. “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.”
– Grant Gudmunson

25. “When you have your heartbroken for the first time, you gain depth.
– Sienna Miller

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

27. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
– Steve Maraboli

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

29. “When life seems hopeless, rearrange things for a dose of dopeness.”
– Kid Cudi

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

31. “Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.”
– Jackson Kiddard

32. “It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go” we should probably say “Let it be”.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn

33. “Change has to come for life to struggle forward.”
– Helen Hollick

34. “Don’t waste your time looking back at what you lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards.”
– Unknown

35. “When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.”
– Unknown

36. “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 don’t 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

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

38. “Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…”
– Hal Tipper

39. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them, but still move on without them.”
– Mandy Hale

40. “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

41. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake, help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
– Mandy Hale

42. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
– Oprah Winfrey

43. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage that we move on to better things.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

44. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
– J. K. Rowling

45. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
– Raymond Lindquist

46. “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
– Steve Maraboli

47. “If another girl steals your man, there’s no better revenge than letting her keep him. Real men can’t be stolen.”
– Kid Cudi

48. “Moving on isn’t about not loving someone anymore and forgetting them. It’s about having the strength to say I still love you, but you’re not worth this pain.”
– Ritu Ghatourey

49. “The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.”
– Seneca

50. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
– Deborah Reber

51. “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”
– Terry Pratchett

52. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.”
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

53. “Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.”
– Unknown

54. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”
– Octavia Butler

55. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
– Lao Tzu

56. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”
– C.S Lewis

57. “The bottom line is this; when one person stops being a part of your life, another one will come, and fill that empty space. Leave the ones who left in the past, right where they belong, and never look back.”
– Ena Snow

58. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping-stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
– Johny Cash

59. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.”
– Carrie Underwood

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

61. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
– Cherokee Indian Proverb

62. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.”
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

63. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”
– Mary Manin Morrissey

64. “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

65. “What’s broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.”
– Margaret Mitchell

66. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”
– Dan Brown

67. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”
– Unknown

68. “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a damn about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”
– Johnny Depp

69. “It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
– Gabrielle Zevin

70. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

71. “Life is life a bicycle. To keep you balance you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein

72. “Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things, it just means you have to accept what happened and continue living.”
– Unknown

73. “If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.”
– Billy Idol

74. “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

75. “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

76. “Follow your own path and let people talk.”
– Dante

77. “As long as you as an individual… can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as ‘one of the faithful,’ one of those people who can say, ‘Well, look, something’s going to happen! Let’s just keep trying. Let’s not give up.”
– Tom Hanks

78. “Just because I laugh a lot doesn’t mean my life is easy. Just because I have a smile on my face every day doesn’t mean that something is not bothering me. It’s just that I choose to move on with the negatives in my life and keep my head up instead of dwelling on the past.”
– Unknown

79. “Don’t afraid to move on and start a new chapter.”
– Unknown

80. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
– Deborah Reber

81. “And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on.”
– Unknown

82. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
– Paulo Coelho

83. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”
– Guy Finley

84. “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

85. “You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.”
– Drew Gerald

86. “Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.”
– Dawson’s Creek

87. “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.”
– B. Nicole

88. “If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”
– Amit Ray

89. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
– J.P. Morgan

90. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.”
– Reinhold Niebuhr

91. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass – It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
– Vivian Greene

92. “A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.”
– Anthony Liccione

93. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”
– Daphne Rose Kingma

94. “Pain will leave you, when you let go.”
– Unknown

95. “If you’ve fallen down, today is the day you can get back up and try again.”
– Amelie Chance

96. “Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were.”
– Unknown

97. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– Christopher Columbus

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

99. “I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.”
– Ashley Rickards

100. “You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.”
– Guy Finley

101. “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
– Alyson Noel

102. “Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.”
– Ginni Rometty

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

104. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.”
– Dalai Lama

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

106. “You can only lose what you cling to.”
– Buddha

107. “In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”
– Deepak Chopra

108. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
– Steve Maraboli

109. “Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.”
– Mandy Hale

110. “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”
– Bryant McGill

111. “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

112. “Broken hearts hurt but they will make you strong.”
– Unknown

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

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

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

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

117. “Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”
– Ann Landers

118. “Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.”
– L. Ron Hubbard

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

120. “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

121. “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

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

123. “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

124. “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

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

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

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

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

129. “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

130. “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

131. “Don’t you dare for one more second surround yourself with people who are not aware of the awesomeness that you are?”
– Karen Salmansohn

132. “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

133. “When love is real it doesn’t lie, cheat or make you feel unwanted. True love eases worries – it doesn’t create worried.”
– Unknown

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

135. “If you love someone, showing them is better than telling them. If you stop loving someone, telling them is better than showing them.”
– Karen Salmansohn

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

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

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

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

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

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

142. “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

143. “I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.”
– Marguerite Duras

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

145. “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard.
And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.”
― Ranata Suzuki

146. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.”
― Cassandra Clare

147. “She went around with a broken heart, and she wasn’t sure who’d broken it. She thought it was herself, mostly.”
― Ann Brashares

148. “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

149. “Broken heart will turn into a stronger one within hope.”
― Toba Beta

150. “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

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

152. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.”
– Carrol Bryant

153. “It’s sad but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye.”
– Carrie Underwood

154. “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”
– Ernie Harwell

155. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.”
– Faraaz Kazi

156. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.”
– Ashleigh Brilliant

157. “Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.”
– Laura Chouette

158. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Seuss

159. “Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.”
– Nishan Panwar

160. “Life goes on… with or without you.”
– Faraaz Kazi

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

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

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

164. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
– Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

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

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

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

171. “Being heartbroken doesn’t mean you stop feeling. Just the opposite—it means you feel it all more.”
― Julie Johnson

172. “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

173. “Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.”
― Laura Kasischke

174. “Perhaps someday, 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

175. “Has someone made you heartbroken? Then, why are you still thinking of him?”
― Debra K. Messer

176. “You can’t have heartbreak without love. If your heart was really broken, then at least you know you really loved him.”
― Leila Sales

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

178. “When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth.”
― Sienna Miller

179. “Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.”
― Gregory Roberts

180. “A broken heart bleeds tears.”
― Steve Maraboli

181. “It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.”
— Gilbert Parker

182. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. The heart will break… but broken live on.”
— Barbara De Angelis

183. “The heart will break, but broken live on.”
— Lord Byron

184. “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.”
— Jim Henson

185. “Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.”
— Phyllis McGinley

186. “The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit, are to me far above all the joys that I could ever hope for in this vale of tears.”
— Charles Simeon

187. “For God to mend your broken heart you must give him ALL the pieces. You can’t hold any back.”
— Rick Warren

188. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
— Ernest Hemingway

189. “Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.”
— Jodi Picoult

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

191. “Accidents happen. Our bones shatter, our skin splits, our hearts break. We burn, we drown, we stay alive.”
― Moïra Fowley-Doyle

192.“My heart is too thoroughly dried to be broken in a hurry, and I mean to live as long as I can.”
― Anne Brontë

193. “I had someone once who made every day mean something. And now…. I am lost….And nothing means anything anymore.”
― Ranata Suzuki

194. “I miss that feeling of connection. Knowing he was out there somewhere thinking about me at the same time I was thinking about him.”
― Ranata Suzuki

195. “He was both everything I could ever want…And nothing I could ever have…”
― Ranata Suzuki

196. “Throughout my lifetime I’ve left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there’s almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent.”
― Johnny Depp

197. “You didn’t just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn’t just break my heart; you broke our future.”
― Steve Maraboli

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

199. “Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart.”
― Toba Beta

200. “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

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