85+ Broken Heart Quotes to Prepare You for Moving On

A board with one of these broken heart quotes written on it. I will survive.

Losing the one you love can be emotionally draining and hard to deal with. There’s no one way of getting over that person–everyone grieves differently. If you’re having feelings of sadness, anger, regret, anxiety or frustration, these all are normal but painful emotions to have during a heartache.

Reading inspiring quotes can help with expressing how you feel and where you want to be next. On your journey of moving on, it’s important to focus on what lies ahead instead of what used to be. We can’t change the past of a relationship but we can certainly plan for the future.

Here are some encouraging broken heart quotes to help you in your process of healing:

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

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

“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir

“You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

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

“The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” – Barbara de Angelis

“All the broken hearts in the world still beat.” Ingrid Michaelson

Broken Heart Quotes: “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever." – Carroll Bryant

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

“Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.”  – Hermann Hesse

“I’m really a very happy, contented little person in spite of my broken heart.“ – L.M. Montgomery

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” — Dalai Lama

“Sad endings are but the next happy beginning.” – Unknown

“It’s the emptiest, and yet the fullest of all human messages: Good-bye.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Broken Hearts Quote - I realise there's something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they're experts at letting things go. – Jeffrey McDaniel

“I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”  Jeffrey McDaniel

“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

“Only time can heal a broken heart.” – Unknown

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

“The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” – Alan Moore

“Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” – Blair Waldorf

“If you love something, let it go.” – Unknown

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” – Josh Jameson

“You need to keep hurting until you realise you never needed to hurt in the first place.” Kamand Kojouri

Broken Heart Quotes: The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. – Shannon Alder

“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.” – Shannon Alder

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

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” – Unknown

“Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.”

“You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” – Unknown

“I loved him, every inch of his being, but I realized one day; if loving him meant losing me, then loving him was not enough anymore.” – Nikki Rowe

Broken Heart Quotes: One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. – Romain Rolland

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland

“Trust, let go, and make room for what’s coming.” – Mandy Hale

“Time heals nothing unless you move along with it.” – Unknown

“Life breaks all of us sometimes, but some grow strong at broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.” – Harvey Spencer

“Every happy couple has a breakup in their past.” Unknown

Broken Heart Quotes: “I still think of you every day. But I’m trying not to let it hurt me with the same intensity that it used to.” – Ranata Suzuki

“To lose a worthless friend is worthy of a testimony.” Michael Bassey Johnson

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

“You know it’s love when all you want is for that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts

“Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one, because those who fly solo often have the strongest wings.”- Unknown

“Be with someone who knows exactly what they have when they have you. Not someone who will realize it when they’ve lost you.”

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

“Goodbye is the last time I will hold you near.” – Celine Dion

“With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on.” – Federico Chini

Broken Heart Quotes: If you’re brave enough to love someone, then you’re strong enough to get over them.

“If you’re brave enough to love someone, then you’re strong enough to get over them.” – Unknown

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

“Thank you, next.” – Ariana Grande

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono

“Every breakup is an opportunity to do it right the next time.” – Cindy Chupack

“Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to satisfy.” – Drew Barrymore

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

Broken Heart Quotes: Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. – Jonathan Harnisch

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”  – Jonathan Harnisch

“Stars can’t shine without darkness.” Kris Menace

“They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.”– Gabrielle Zevin

“Being in a relationship has the tendency to deceive one into believing that there is someone without whom one cannot live.” Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

“Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.” – Marcia Wieder

“Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.” – Len Santos

“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

“There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it’s the endings we’re unprepared for.” – Katherine Owen

Broken Heart Quotes: It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. – Ernie Harwell

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell

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

“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” Sara Evans

“I thought I lost something this summer, but I just realized, I never needed it.” Nicole Christie

“One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”   Mandy Hale

“How do you when it’s over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.”   Gunnar Ardelius

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

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

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

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Unknown

“Once in a while you come across someone who will make your life special again.” Giovannie de Sadeleer

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” Paulo Coehlo

“There will be a time when you are forced to follow your heart away from someone you love.” Ashly Lorenzana

Broken Heart Quotes: There comes a point where you no longer care if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel or not. You’re just sick of the tunnel. – Ranata Suzuki

“There comes a point where you no longer care if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel or not. You’re just sick of the tunnel.” – Ranata Suzuki

“And I hope above all you give your heart to someone again no matter how many broken promises you have received.” Nikki Rowe

“If someone breaks up, it’s an opportunity to revamp yourself; this time better and stronger than before.” Vikrmn Corpkshetra

“And when a whisper became a begging it was time to move on.” Veronika Jensen

“The faster you search for a new partner, the faster you will get over your break-up blues…. Love is nothing more than an illusion.” Aman Jassal

“The lessons are best when the pain is worse” Misheck Cicero

“After a major change in your life, either you get stuck in painful emotions or you take charge of your life and process your feelings to become emotionally stronger and resilient, the choice is yours.” Linda Alfiori

“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ”– Joseph Campbell

Broken Heart Quotes: Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities. – Patti Roberts

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

“A woman (man) is unstoppable once she (he) realizes she (he) deserves better.” Unknown

“If the hurt comes, so will the happiness.” – Rupi Kaur

“If you really want closure… at some point you have to shut the door.” – Jackie Wells Wunderlin

During this tough time of grieving, seek help from your support system and know that there is always room for a new significant other. Hopefully these quotes served as a gentle reminder that the pain you’re feeling is only temporary and that this event is preparing you for a lot more happiness to come!

Tori Glaude

Tori is a D.C. life coach on a mission to empower women to achieve their goals. Her debut book is entitled “Sour Grapes into Wine: How to Leave a Toxic Relationship to Create a Productive Lifestyle.”

When she’s not writing or working in television production, Tori enjoys kickboxing and trying out new restaurants.

You can reach out to Tori directly at her website here.

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