There is no easy way to say it: breakups suck! Whether you and your beau broke up on good terms or in a fiery rage, watching someone important leave you life can be world shattering. There are plenty of ways to cope with a break up: cry, eat some ice cream, watch Titanic, cry some more, go out with friends, leave your ex a drunk voicemail, regret all major life decisions, etc.. But sometimes you need more inspiration to get over your ex. Quotes about breakups can be a great way to channel your pain.
Take advice from those older and wiser than you. Recovering from a breakup is a process, not a destination. Listening (or reading) words of wisdom can help you cope with your sadness by understanding it through someone else’s eyes. For some extra tips and tricks on getting over a breakup, check out our article on what to do when you when you run into your ex, or our article on the best apps for getting over a breakup.
Quotes on Pain
The days immediately after a breakup are the worst. Those days are when you still feel the most pain from whatever you left behind. But it is okay to hurt; everyone hurts sometimes. Take some time to feel the pain, and don’t try to move on before you are completely ready. The following quotes about breakups will help you accept you pain and grow from it.
“No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.”– Faraaz Kazi
“I don’t want to break someone’s heart, but you can’t control that. A broken heart happens; that’s inevitable.” – Lykke Li
“Sometimes… Sometimes our hearts…crack a little.”– Brodi Ashton
“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” — Pablo Neruda
“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.”– Alan Moore
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”– Kahlil Gibran
“We are all Romeos looking for our Juliet, but never finding her.”– Rae Hacton
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”– Winston Churchill
Quotes on Letting Go
After you’ve accepted your pain, it is time to start moving forward. But forward motion means leaving something behind. Change is scary, difficult, frustrating etc., but it is the only way forward. Let go of all the drama with your ex, forget about all the things they did to hurt you. These inspirational quotes about breakups will lead you through your first steps of letting go. This means also letting go of some of the good stuff, but in the end you will be glad you did it.
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”– Havelock Ellis
“You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.” – Drew Gerald
“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
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
— Leo Buscaglia
“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.”– L. Ron Hubbar
“You can only lose what you cling to.” — Buddha
“Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” – Francoise Sagan
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” — Mark Twain
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”– Lyndon B. Johnson
Take some time for yourself. You are your own person who deserves to be loved. Work on yourself and don’t worry about your past relationship or your next relationship. This is the first time in a long time you’ve been alone. Savor that. Read quotes about breakups and healing and eventually you will heal too. Making way for your own emotions is a great way to move on from your past relationship.
“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
“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – L. Frank Baum
“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”– Victor Kiam
“Life moves on and so should we”– Spencer Johnson
“Even a rock moves on.”– Anthony Liccione
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz
“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”– Nicholas Sparks