77 Quotes That Will Help Heal a Broken Heart

77 Quotes That Will Help Heal a Broken Heart

There is no other way to put it: Getting your heart broken sucks. It is both mentally and physically exhausting and can feel like your entire world is falling apart. But let us just say that you are going to get through it, even if it doesn't feel like it now. As much as it hurts, the first step in healing a broken heart is to let yourself feel sad.

By allowing yourself to feel everything, you can really begin to heal. Whether it is listening to sad love songs on repeat, binging heartbreaking movies, reading a tragic love story, or reading some really good quotes about heartbreak, sometimes all it takes is the right words to describe how you are feeling to find comfort during a rough time.

Here are the most relatable quotes about heartbreak. You are going to get through this, bestie.

Heartbreak Quotes

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  • "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." — Marilyn Monroe

  • "You can love someone so much, but you can never love people as much as you can miss them." — John Green

  • "The heart will break, but broken love on." — Lord Byron

  • "The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night's sleep." — Margaret George

  • "When you are in love, and you get hurt, it's like a cut — it will heal, but there will always be a scar." — Soo Jie

  • "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." — Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • "Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness." — Steve Maraboli

  • "I'd rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time than hold a permanently empty heart forever." — H.C. Paye

  • "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

  • "When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better." — Coco J. Ginger

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

  • "Sadness flies away on the wings of time." — Jean De La Fontaine

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

  • "And they can't understand, what hurts more — missing the other person, or pretending not to." — Khadija Rupa

  • "It's amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces." — Ella Harper

  • "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

  • “I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • “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, Hearts in Atlantis

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

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

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

  • “There is something bleak and barren about a world that is missing the person who knows you best.” — Jodi Piccoult, The Book of Two Ways

  • “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” — Emily Dickinson, 809

  • “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” — Miss Piggy

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

  • “My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as if it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.” — Meredith Taylor, Churning Water

  • “To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” — Bess Myerson

  • “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” — Alvy Singer, Annie Hall

  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

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

  • “I think heartbreak is something you learn to live with as opposed to learn to forget.” — Kate Winslet

  • “It is strange how often a heart must be broken. Before the years can make it wise.” ― Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems

  • “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart, concealing it, will break.” — William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew

  • “Back then, in those first days, I was so alone that every day was like eating my own heart.” — Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her

  • “Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.” — Atticus

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

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

  • “I don't think anyone can give you advice when you've got a broken heart.”

  • “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

  • “My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.” — Pablo Neruda

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

  • “The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.” — W. Somerset Maugham

  • “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” — Neil Gaiman

  • “There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.”― Ranata Suzuki

Heartbreak Song Lyrics

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  • "We'd always go into it blindly. I needed to lose you to find me. This dance, it was killing me softly. I needed to hate you to love me." — Selena Gomez, "Lose You to Love Me"

  • "Maybe this is wishful thinking. Probably mindless dreaming, but if we loved again I swear I'd love you right." — Taylor Swift, "Back to December"

  • "I want you to know that if I can't get close to you, I'll settle for the ghost of you." — Justin Bieber, "Ghost"

  • "What about us? What about all the broken happy ever afters? What about us? What about all the plans that ended in disaster? What about love? What about trust? What about us?" — Pink, "What About Us"

  • Nobody said it would be easy. It's such a shame for us to part. Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start." — Coldplay, "The Scientist"

  • "There ain't no room for things to change when we're both so deeply stuck in our ways. You can't deny how hard I've tried. I changed who I was to put you both first, but now I give up." — Adele, "Easy On Me"

  • "Lovers in love and the other's run away. Lover is crying 'cause the other won't stay." — Lisa Loeb, "Stay"

  • "And I know it's long gone and that magic's not here now more, and I might be ok, but I'm not fine at all." — Taylor Swift, "All Too Well"

  • "Un-break my heart. Say you'll love me again. Undo this hurt you caused when you walked out the door and walked out of my life." — Toni Braxton, "Un-Break My Heart"

  • "When the evening falls, and I'm left here with my thoughts and the image of you being with someone else, well it's eating me up inside, but we ran our course. We pretended we're okay." — Marshmello & Bastille, "Happier"

  • "She told me that I'm not enough, yeah. And she left me with a broken heart, yeah. She fooled me twice and it's all my fault, yeah. She cut too deep, now she left me scarred." — Post Malone, "I Fall Apart"

  • “Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead.” — Adele, “Someone Like You”

  • "I thought that I’d been been hurt before but no one’s ever left me quite this sore. Your words cut deeper than a knife. Now I need someone to breathe me back to life.” — Shawn Mendes, “Stitches”

  • “What about us? What about all the broken happy ever afters?” — Pink, “What about us?”

  • “These wounds won't seem to heal, this pain is just too real” — Evanescence, “My Immortal”

  • “Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace. I dream at night, I can only see your face.” — The Police, “Every Breath You Take”

  • “You were red and you liked me cause I was blue. You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky, and you decided purple just wasn’t for you.” — Halsey, “Colors”

  • "Loving you is like a battle, and we both end up with scars." — Lauryn Hill, “Ex-Factor”

  • “The scars of your love remind me of us. They keep me thinking that we almost had it all.” — Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

  • “Why’d you have to say goodbye? Look what you’ve done to me. I can’t stop these tears from fallin’ from my eyes.” — Mary J. Blige, “I’m Goin’ Down”

  • "Oh you broke my heart. I told you I was weak for love, but then you went around, and did what you wanted to do, and now I'm crying." — Miley Cyrus, "FU"

  • “Ever since I met you my life’s been a song. A sad song, a love song with hate in between.” — Willie and Lukas Nelson, “Sound of Your Memory”

  • “All I wanted was to break your walls. All you ever did was wreck me.” — Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

  • “I scratched out your name and your face. What is it about you that I can't erase, baby? Well every promise don't work out that way” — Beyonce, “Sandcastles”

  • “It turns out freedom ain't nothin' but missin' you. Wishin' I'd realized what I had when you were mine.” — Taylor Swift, “Back to December”

  • “In another life I would make you stay, so I don’t have to say you were the one that got away.” — Katy Perry, “The One That Got Away”

  • “Tell me the truth boy, am I losing you for good? We used to kiss all night, but now there's just no use.” — Solange, “Losing You”

  • “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, Forbidden

  • “I don't think anyone can give you advice when you've got a broken heart.” ― Britney Spears

  • We only said goodbye with words. I died a hundred times. You go back to her, and I go back to black.” — Amy Winehouse, “Back to Black”

  • “But if you want to leave, you can. I’ll remember you though. I remember everyone that leaves.” — Lilo, Lilo & Stitch

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