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The Ultimate List Of Heartbroken Quotes That Make You Cry

The Ultimate List Of Heartbroken Quotes That Make You Cry

Love is the most amazing thing in the whole world. It can lift you up and bring you down within seconds.

It is the ultimate force of generosity, giving, pain, joy, and tears all combined/composed into one.

But, without it, our lives would never be the same and neither would the world.

We’ve all experienced the beauty and the pain of being in love, and if you’re going through heartbreak at the moment, know that you’re not alone, and it will pass.

I know that it sounds cliché, but time will heal everything and fill your soul with peace and understanding.

In the meantime, there are some things you can do that will ease the pain and help lighten your mood.

The following list of heartbroken quotes will give you a whole new perspective on the feeling of being broken which will also help heal the wounds.

Quotes for broken hearts will perfectly describe what you’re going through and help you understand your feelings that you’d never be able to put into words—an essential part of fast recovery!


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

2.“I wish I saved all the tears I cried for you so I could drown you in them.” – Unknown

3.“If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.” – Erich Fromm

4.“If someone breaks your heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn an important lesson on who you open your heart to.” – Unknown

5.“If there’s bitterness in the heart, sugar in the mouth won’t make life sweeter.” – Yiddish proverb

6.“It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. 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

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

8.“Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew

9.“Listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye.” – Roxette

10.“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.” – Javan

11.“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle; love is a war; love is growing up.” – James Baldwin

12.“Love is unconditional; relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmundson

13.“Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” – Francoise Sagan

14.“Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom but to scar tissue and callus.” – Walter Stegner

15.“Our greatest joy and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey

16.“Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together at the door—where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.” – Alexandre Dumas

17.“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

19.“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” – Trey Parker

20.“Take away love, and our earth is a tomb.” – Robert Browning

21.“Tears are the rinse water of an unhappy heart.” – Raynor Schein

22.“Tears may be dried up but the heart – never.” – Marguerite de Valois

23.“The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time. And that’s why when one has become a forgiving person and has managed to let go of the past, what they’ve really done is they’ve shifted their relationship with time.”- Caroline Myss

24.“The day breaks not: it is my heart, because that you and I must part.” – John Dryden

25.“The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.” – Uniek Swain

26.“The heart has arguments with which the logic of mind is not acquainted.” – Blaise Pascal

27.“The heart is the only broken instrument that works.” – T.E. Kalem

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

29.“Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.” – Richard Bach

30.“When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.” – Oscar Wilde

31.“Beauty more than bitterness makes the heart break.” – Sara Teasdale

32.“Brains are like hearts – they go where they are appreciated.” – Robert McNamara

33.“Cry as I may these tears won’t wash you away.” – Dave Matthews

34.“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. And don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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

36.“If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.” – Lisa Moriyama

37.“Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.” – Martha Beck

38.“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

39.“He who follows beauty, breaks his foolish heart.” – Bertye Young Williams

40.“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams

41.“There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.” – Polybius

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

43.“Trouble is a part of life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.” – Dinah Shore

44.“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

45.“Of course! It takes a lot of strength to mend a broken heart. Channelizing 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

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

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

48.“I don’t want to break someone’s heart, but you can’t control that. A broken heart happens; that’s inevitable.” – Lykke Li

49.“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

50.“It hurts to breathe because every breath I take proves I can’t live without you.” – Unknown

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

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

53.“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

54.“Crying is a way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is.” – Unknown

55.“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

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

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

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

59.“If I could show you how awful you made me feel, you would never be able to look me in the eyes again.” – Unknown

60.“Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

61.“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

62.“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

63.“I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed.” – Unknown

64.“I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken, too.” – Unknown

65.“I gave you my heart; I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces.” – Unknown

66.“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

67.“Having a broken heart is like falling off a horse. Most people will get back on, but some walk away too afraid of the pain to take another chance.” – Unknown

68.“The scariest thing is that we didn’t even have to be together for you to break my heart.” – Unknown

69.“When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” – Unknown

70.“Behind my smile is a broken heart, behind my laugh I’m falling apart. Behind my eyes are tears at night, behind my body is a soul trying to fight.” – Unknown

71.“The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart.” – Becca Fitzpatrick

72.“Breaking a woman’s heart is deeper than men realize. It destroys her outlook on love, breaks her heart, rips her self-esteem to shreds, tortures her mind, and damages her soul. Don’t let her fall for you, unless you plan on picking her up.” – Unknown

73.“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” – Steve Maraboli

74.“I thought you were healing me. But no, you just broke me even more.” – Unknown

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

76.“Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad, and all the butterflies have broken wings.” – Unknown

77.“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

78.“Heaven doesn’t ignore cries of a broken heart.” – Toba Beta

79.“Pain has a crucial role in our lives because it acts as a learning lesson which makes us wiser and more adequate in dealing with life’s idiosyncrasies. When we engage with our suffering completely, we reach a place where pain transforms into acceptance and love.” – Unknown

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

81.“If all hearts were open and all desires known – as they would be if people showed their souls – how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!” – Thomas Hardy

82.“If you start to miss me, remember: I didn’t walk away, you let me go.” – Unknown

83.“How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police – it’s gone.” – Marlene Dietrich

84.“Hearts will never be made practical until they are made unbreakable.” – Tinman, Wizard of Oz

85.“One of the cruelest things a person can do is to awaken someone’s love without the intention of truly loving them.” – Unknown

86.“A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just his way of letting you realize he saved you from the wrong one.” – Unknown

87.“Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.” – Unknown

88.“You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.” – Gaurav Aneja

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

90.“When you love someone more than they deserve, surely they will hurt you more than you deserve.” – Unknown

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

92.“You weren’t just a star to me. You were my whole damn sky.” – Unknown

93.“Having your heart broken is a different type of pain than breaking someone’s heart. While guilt is heavier, grief is more alienating. As victims of someone else’s mistakes, it is harder to accept the pain inflicted on us.” – Unknown

94.“I know my heart will never be the same, but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Unknown

95.“Each night I put my head to my pillow, I try to tell myself I’m strong because I’ve gone one more day without you.” – Unknown

96.“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – Unknown

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

98.“I asked her if she believed in love, and she smiled and said it was her most elaborate method of self-harm.” – Benedict Smith

99.“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

100. “A woman who opens her heart to love you, when its already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet.” – Steven Benson

101. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” – C. Joybell C.

102. “It takes a strong heart to love, but it takes an even stronger heart to continue to love after it’s been hurt.” – Unknown

103. “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

104. “I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had.” – Keshav

105. “If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave.” – Sonya Parker

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

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

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

109. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

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

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

112. “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

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

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

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

116. “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

117. “Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned.” – Unknown

118. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

119. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

125. “Love will come to you when it’s ready; Not necessarily when you are.” – Danielle Shorr

126. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

127. “You left, and the world didn’t crumble. I owe the universe a dollar.”– Rudy Francisco

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

129. “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

130. “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

131. “Let’s hope that for every time that we get hurt or break our heart, there is something somewhere being written to make up for it, to make the happiness due even bigger and laughters even merrier, for after all, good things must happen to good people.” – Mansi Soni

132. “To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only one person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.” – Jocelyn Soriano

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

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

135. “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

136. “How can you forget the day your heart is broken? The funny thing about a broken heart is that it’s not fatal. Though you wish in vain that it were, life continues on, and you have no choice but to continue on with it. You take the hand that fate has dealt you, and you press forward because there is nothing else that can be done.” – Tracy Winegar

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

138. “When you are standing in a forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

140. “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

141. “And anything that might hurt me would just make me stronger in the end.” – Elizabeth Eulberg

142. “Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.” – J.M. Barrie

143. “You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of willpower: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it.” – Junot Díaz

144. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

145. “I am not a broken heart. I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything, at any time, and I am not your fault.” – Charlotte Eriksson

146. “A broken heart bleeds tears.” – Steve Maraboli

147. “Broken heart will turn into a stronger one within hope.” – Toba Beta

148. “A broken heart in real life isn’t half as dreadful as it is in books. […] It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams as if there were nothing the matter with it.” – L.M. Montgomery

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

150. “Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” – Jocelyn Soriano

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

152. “However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave them, whatever you let them take, it could never be enough. Never enough to be sure. Never enough to satisfy them. Never enough to stop them walking away. Never enough to make them love you.” – Manna Francis

153. “It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.” – Jocelyn Soriano

154. “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal

155. “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow” – Sonya Watson

156. “I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect… As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.” – Sarah Dessen

157. “The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat

158. “Some people come in your life and make you believe that your life is incomplete without them. Then they leave, creating a void in your heart that may fill back with time but will never be complete.” – Anmol Rawat

159. “I hate you for all the years I ‘ll have to live without you. How can a heart hurt this much and still go on beating? How can I feel this bad without dying from it?” – Lisa Kleypas

160. “I miss you in waves, and tonight I’m drowning. You left me fending for my life, and it feels like you’re the only one who can bring me back to the shore alive.” – Denice Envall

161. “Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.” – Fulton J. Sheen162. “With time, the pain eases, the body recovers, and the brain figures out new ways to go on.” – Federico Chini