100+ Heartbreak Quotes To Help You Release Pain

Heartbreak Quotes

Heartbreak is a complex emotional and psychological experience characterized by intense sadness, grief, and emotional pain. It typically occurs as a result of a deep emotional attachment to someone or something and then experiencing the loss or betrayal of that person or thing. Common situations that can lead to heartbreak include the end of a romantic relationship, the death of a loved one, the loss of a close friendship, or a significant disappointment or betrayal.

Heartbreak can manifest both physically and emotionally, often accompanied by feelings of sadness, despair, longing, anger, and even physical symptoms like chest pain or a heavy feeling in the chest, which is why it’s often metaphorically associated with a feeling of “breaking” in the chest area. Coping with heartbreak can be challenging, and it may take time and support from friends, family, or professionals to heal and move forward.

Heartbreak Quotes

1. “Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken.”
— Jeffery Eugenides

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

3. “Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak.”
— Alessandra Torre

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

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

6. “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

7. “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

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

9. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.”
— Bette Davis

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

11. “Love is the hardest drug to quit, but it is even harder when it is taken away.”
— Ashleyy

12. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. “When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.”
— Andrea Gibson

20. “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”
— Shane Koyczan

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

22. “I’m not supposed to miss you, I’m not supposed to care.”
— Debra Cox

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

24. “The heart is the only broken instrument that works.”
— T.E. Kalem

25. “Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.”
— H.L. Mencken

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

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

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

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

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

31. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.”
— Carroll Bryant

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

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

34. “‘Hearts are breakable,’ Isabelle said. ‘And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.’”
— Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

35. “When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.”
— Jodi Thomas

36. “The hottest love has the coldest end.”
— Socrates

37. “I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.”
— Charlotte Ericksson

38. “Never love with all your heart, it only ends in aching.”
— Countee Cullen

39. “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

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

41. “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

42. “What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.”
— Richard Wilbur

43. “Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. The Almost Lovers, never to be.”
— Rae Hachton

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

45. “I never wanted but your heart–that gone, you have nothing more to give.”
— Mary Wollstonecraft

46. “Sometimes a little heartbreak is a lesson, and the best thing to do is just learn the lesson.”
— Jon Voight

47. “Sometimes… Sometimes our hearts…crack a little.”
— Brodi Ashton

48. “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

49. “There are a million ways to lose someone you love.”
— Tamara Webber

50. “I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.”
— Christie Brinkley

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

52. “Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.”
— Fulton Sheen

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

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

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

58. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.”
— Cassandra Clare

59. “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

60. “When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.”
— Andrea Gibson

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

62. “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

63. “Love is blind, but a broken heart sees everything.”
— Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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

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

67. “Love hurts worse than getting slammed by a 250-pound linebacker.”
— Miranda Kenneally

68. “It isn’t enough for your heart to break because everybody’s heart is broken now.”
— Allen Ginsberg

69. “Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart.”
— Toba Beta

70. “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

71. “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

72. “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

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

74. “God is closest to those with broken hearts.”
— Jewish Proverb

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

76. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.”
— Charles Dickens

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

78. “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

79. “I pray that former rejection and deep hurts will not color what I see and hear now.”
— Sue Augustine

80. “Never love that which you cannot keep.”
— Anonymous

81. “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.”
— Sara Evans

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

83. “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

84. “Only time can heal your broken heart.”
— Miss Piggy

85. “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

86. “Sometimes a broken heart can mend something else’s brokenness.”
— Munia Kahn

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

88. “Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.”
— Javan

89. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
— Marilyn Monroe

90. “Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.”
— Robin Sharma

91. “Nothing helps a broken heart like having someone wonderful give you theirs.”
— Rita Stradling

92. “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

93. “The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.”
— Alan Moore

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

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

96. “You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else.”
— Douglas Booth

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

98. “You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.”
— Unknown

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

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

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

102. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.”
— Drake

103. “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

104. “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

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

106. “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

107. “Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.”
— Laura Fitzgerald