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Breakup Messages: Quotes About Breaking Up

A woman who read these breakup messages looking sad even though she's on her way to moving on after a breakup.

When you’re in the middle of a breakup it can feel like the moment you’re in and the things you’re feeling will last forever. There’s a feeling of permanence that comes with the particular pain of heartbreak that’s hard to see past. But as anyone who’s ever been through a breakup will tell you, the pain does fade with time and the way you’re feeling now won’t last forever. But we’re not going to lie, it can take a while. To help you through the hard times in a breakup, we’ve compiled over 60 breakup messages and quotes about breaking up from people who have been there before and come out on the other side.

May the bridges I burn, light the way. – Dylan McKay

If you have to beg someone to be in your life then then don’t belong there. – Mandy Hale

There will always be a place for you in my life, just not in my heart. – Unknown

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe

How I felt about you hasn’t changed, but you have. – Unknown

You’re not worth my love if you need reasons to find me worthy of yours. – Unknown

You don’t lose a good man, you lose a man who’s not good for you. – Steve Harvey

Life isn’t easy
Love never lasts
You just carry on
And keep moving fast.
– Linda Ronstadt

Not everyone you lose is a loss. – Unknown

There are times when sorry seems the only truth. – Oscar Wilde

I know that’s what people say—you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, you’ll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him. – Betty Smith

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.  – Haruki Murakami

Like some wines, our love could neither mature nor travel. – Graham Greene

I walked away because you were busy finding faults in me, and I was busy overlooking yours. – Unknown

Before something great happens, everything falls apart. – Unknown

Nothing changes you…. I left you because I knew I could never change you. You would stand in the room so still sometimes, as if the greatest betrayal of yourself would be to reveal one more inch of your character. –  Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Some things can be fixed. Some things are just too broken. – Susan Vaught

When someone walks away from you, it’s not the end of your story. It’s just the end of their time in your story. – Unknown

I want to be in a relationship that feels good on the inside, and doesn’t just look good on the outside. – Unknown

Sometimes people cry not because they’re weak, but because they’ve been strong for too long.  – Unknown

And now you’ve lost the only thing that ever made you feel alive. – Keith Urban

Trust is like a glass, once broken it will never be the same again. – Unknown

So I would choose to be with you. That’s if the choice were mine to make. But you can make decisions too, and you can have this heart to break. – Billy Joel

A lesson hurts before it teaches. – Unknown

Love is worth fighting for, but not if you’re the only one fighting. – Unknown

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai lama

Lies don’t end relationships, the truth does. – Unknown

I miss the time when I actually meant something to you. – Unknown

How come you don’t want me now? Why don’t you want to wait this out? How come you always lead me on, never take my call, hear me out? Why don’t you want to win me now? Why don’t you want to show me off? Tell me why you couldn’t try, couldn’t try and keep me. – Tegan and Sara

We broke up, but my feelings didn’t. – Unknown

Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde

It’s ok to be alone, that’s when you find yourself. – Unknown

I will survive and be the one who’s stronger. I will not beg you to stay. I will move on and you should know I mean it. Wild horses run in me. – Birdy

I don’t hate you, I just lost respect for you. – Unknown

The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did. – Unknown

You can’t choose what stays and what fades away. And I’d do anything to make you stay. – Florence and The Machine

Sometimes the best revenge is to smile and move on. – Unknown

He needs space and time, as if this were physics and not a human relationship.  – Kathryn Stockett, The Help

I’m tired of fighting. For once I want to be fought for. – Unknown

It’s really over, you made your stand. You got me crying, as was your plan. But when my loneliness is through, I’m gonna find another you. -John Mayer

Now I see things for what they are, not what I want them to be. – Unknown

I never stopped loving you, I just stopped showing it. – Unknown

A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world. – Jack Kerouac

He broke my heart. You merely broke my life. –  Vladimir Nabokov

Hatred would have been easier. With hatred, I would have known what to do. Hatred is clear, metallic, one-handed, unwavering; unlike love. -Margaret Atwood

Was I heartbroken or furious? I didn’t know. I did know: that’s it. Our relationship could not continue like this, out of balance, unequal. And as surely as I knew this, I knew something else: But of course it can. We can continue to live exactly as we do right now, in a heavy-lidded state of love and unspeakable compromise. Isn’t that what people do? Every day? Don’t they ache but rename it tired? It made me wonder: Was it even fair to expect the person you’re with to be just as happy as you? Furthermore, how could you ever even know for sure? You couldn’t, was the truth of it. You could not know this.”  – Augusten Burroughs, Lust & Wonder

In time I will fade away. In time I won’t hear what you say. In time, but time takes time you know. – Ben Folds

What happens to people that love each other? I suppose they have whatever they have, and they are more fortunate than others. Then one of them gets the emptiness forever.  – Ernest Hemingway

I miss your smile, but I miss mine even more. – Kid Cudi

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

There will always be a place for you in my life, just not in my heart. – Unknown

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Daliai Lama

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis

Love is like quicksand, the further you fall in the harder it is to get out. – Unknown

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

Missing you isn’t what hurts, it’s knowing that I had you that’s killing me. -Unknown

Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger. – Sarah Evans

One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones. – Turcois Ominek

Your absence is teaching me things your presence never could. – Unknown

He brought out the worst in me, and was the best thing that ever happened to me. – Coco J. Ginger

Only time can heal a broken heart, only time can heal his broken arms and legs. – Miss Piggy

If they’re stupid enough to walk away, be smart enough to let them go. – Unknown

Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the starts. – Violeta Para

Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. – Usher

I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own. – Rachel Wolchin

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