65 Broken Heart Quotes That Are Way Too Relatable

65 Broken Heart Quotes That Are Way Too Relatable

When your heart is broken, the world seems to be moving on without you. Breakups and the emotional pain that follow them can feel isolating, but heartbreak is one of the most universal feelings we can experience—even your favorite celebrities go through heartbreak. So, while you may think no one has ever endured this level of sadness before, we’re here to show you that you’re not alone with this list of relatable broken heart quotes.

Whether you just went through a breakup or you’re feeling nostalgic about a long-gone ex, reading reassuring quotes can help you feel less alone through this pain. Some friends may say the cure to get over a breakup is a night out on the town, while others will advise writing in a journal to reflect. While there is not one singular method that will make the emotions instantly disappear, there’s no shame in taking the time to embrace your feelings and settle in the sadness for a bit.

Sometimes, you just need a good cry or someone to tell you they’ve been in your shoes. These quotes from writers, movies, and song lyrics will get you deep in your feelings and validate all your emotions.

After some time has healed your wounds, you’ll be living out your post-breakup, glow-up, main character moment—just like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. But for now, go ahead and grab your tissues. Read on for the best broken heart quotes.

Heartbreak quotes

  1. “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” –Maya Angelou

  2. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” –James Baldwin

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

  4. “When we miss someone often, what we really miss is the part of us that with this someone awakens.” –Luigina Sgarro

  5. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you … then you’re going to hate yourself for letting me go.” –Drake

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

  7. “And they can’t understand, what hurts more—missing the other person, or pretending not to.” –Khadija Rupa

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

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

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

  11. “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, “Now and at the Hour of Our Death”

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

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

  14. “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” –Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

  16. “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

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

  18. “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

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

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

  21. “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

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

  23. “A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” –Marilyn Monroe

  24. “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

  25. “The human heart is the only thing whose worth increases the more it is broken.” –Shakieb Orgunwall

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

  27. “I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.” –Michael Faudet

  28. “Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.” –Atticus

  29. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” –Lord Byron

  30. “This time I wouldn’t forget him, because I couldn’t ever forgive him—for breaking my heart twice.” –James Patterson, “Sundays at Tiffany’s”

Heartbreak song lyrics

  1. “Sunflowers in the kitchen, a heartbreak in remission / The universe is shifting and it’s all for me / All for me / The love we had was covered in snow / Thank God, I let it go.” –Maisie Peters, “There It Goes”

  2. “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” –Beyoncé, “Sandcastles”

  3. “Cause there we are again when I loved you so / Back before you lost the one real thing you’ve ever known / It was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well.” –Taylor Swift, “All Too Well”

  4. “I don’t wanna see you with anyone but me / Nobody gets me like you / How am I supposed to let you go? / Only like myself when I’m with you / Nobody gets me, you do (do).” –SZA, “Nobody Gets Me”

  5. “I fell in love with a war and nobody told me it ended,” –Mitski, “A Pearl”

  6. “Nothing happened in the way I wanted / Every corner of this house is haunted / And I know you said that we’re not talking / But I miss you, I’m sorry.” –Gracie Abrams, “I miss you, I’m sorry”

  7. “And now you got me thinking / Two plus two equals five / And I’m the love of your life / ‘Cause if rain don’t pour and sun don’t shine / Then changing you is possible / No, love is never logical.” –Olivia Rodrigo, “Logical”

  8. “I’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready to love me again / I’ll put my hands up / I’ll be somebody different, I’ll be better to you” –Adele, “I’ll Be Waiting”

  9. “If I was empty space, and you were a formless / Shape, we’d fit / But love leaves little runway and every time I run / Straight over it.” –Noah Kahan, “Strawberry Wine”

  10. “‘Cause saying goodbye is death by a thousand cuts / Flashbacks waking me up / I get drunk, but it’s not enough.” –Taylor Swift, “Death by a Thousand Cuts”

  11. “I was thinkin’ about who you are / Your delicate point of view, I / Was thinkin’ about you.” –Harry Styles, “Little Freak”

  12. “So I will wait for the next time you want me / Like a dog with a bird at your door.” –Phoebe Bridgers, “Moon Song”

  13. “Ooh, I didn’t wanna leave you, baby / I didn’t wanna fight / Started to cry, but then remembered I / I can buy myself flowers.” –Miley Cyrus “Flowers”

  14. “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”

  15. “If your hands need to break / More than trinkets in your room / You can lean on my arm / As you break my heart.” –Mitski, “I Don’t Smoke”

  16. “I’ll meet you for coffee ’cause if we have wine / You’ll say that you want me, I know that’s a lie / If I didn’t love you, it would be fine.” –Chappell Roan, “Coffee”

  17. “What it really feels like to miss me / Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.” –Beyoncé, “Single Ladies”

  18. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away / And I’d do anything to make you stay.” –Florence and the Machine, “No Light, No Light”

  19. “And if my wishes came true / It would’ve been you.” –Taylor Swift, the 1

  20. “I have emotional motion sickness / Somebody roll the windows down / There are no words in the English Language / I could scream to drown you out.” –Phoebe Bridgers, “Motion Sickness”

  21. “Now I know your name but not who you are / It’s all okay, there ain’t a drop of bad blood / It’s all my love, you got all my love.” –Noah Kahan, “All My Love”

  22. “Let it be known that I cried for you / Even started lying to you / What a thing to do / All because I wanted / To be loved and love at the highest count.” –Adele, “To Be Loved”

  23. “You took the half of me that I needed / And how’d you walk away so easy? / It’s almost like you like to let me down.” –Grace Abrams, “405”

  24. “I’m falling again, I’m falling again, I’m falling / And I get the feeling that you’ll never need me again.” –Harry Styles, “Falling”

  25. “‘Cause I’m my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah) / I know how to love me (Love me) / I know that I’m always gonna hold me down / Yeah, I’m my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah)” –Lizzo, “Soulmate”

Heartbreak movie quotes

  1. “Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” –Tin Man, “The Wizard of Oz”

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

  3. “I want you to know that you were the last dream of my soul.” –“The Last Samurai”

  4. “My hope is if we add up the ‘one mores’ they will equal a lifetime, and I’ll never have to get to the part where I let you go. But that’s not real, is it? There are no more one mores. I met you when everything was new and exciting, and the possibilities of the world seemed endless. And they still are... for you, for me, but not for us.” –Jenny Young, “Someone Great”

  5. “Sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it.” –Jack, “Brokeback Mountain”

  6. “I’m always gonna love you,” –Mia, “La La Land”

  7. “So I was crying. Because I don’t know if I love you any more. And I don’t know what I’m going to do without that.” –Cal Jarret, Ordinary People”

  8. “It’s these cards and the movies and the pop songs, they’re to blame for all the lies and the heartache, everything.” –Tom Hansen, “500 Days of Summer”

  9. “Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?” –Sam Button, “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

  10. “I don’t know how to say goodbye. I can’t think of any words.” –Princess Ann, “Roman Holiday”

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