115 Sad Broken Heart Quotes That Will Help You Feel Better

Cheer up – the heartache only lasts a while. These quotes will offer the comfort you need!

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Nothing can be more painful and hurtful than heartbreak. It is hard to forget the memories, and the good, old times can haunt you every minute. But our list of broken heart quotes can help ease your pain and support you to move on in life. So, accept the reality at the earliest, focus more on self-love, do things that make you feel happy, and mend your heart. In this article, we have compiled a beautiful collection of 115 sad quotes about broken hearts that will help you recover. Scroll down for some insightful heartbroken quotes.

Quotes About Broken Hearts To Ease Your Pain and Sadness

Broken Heart Quotes About Grief

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  1. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you, and then you’re going to hate yourself for letting me go forever.” – Aubrey Drake Graham
  2. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime and falling in at night. I miss you like hell, come back my love.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay
  3. “I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.” – Julia Roberts
  4. “One day, I learned that a single look can change everything. And since then, I have seen it countless times. I have grappled to understand it and failed. For instance, all it took was a look from another man for my wife to fall out of love with me. It baffles me that a simple alignment of eyes can cause so much devastation.” – Ali Shaw
  5. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news.They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” – Anne Lamott
  6. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” –  Violeta Parra
  7. “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
  8. “Every second of every day, I still love them, and I won’t believe they are dead until I see it for myself.” – Shannon A. Thompson
  9. “I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye
  10. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki
  11. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
  12. “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.” – Frank Baum
  13. “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
  14. “Sometimes you have to deprive someone of the pleasure of being with you so that they can realize how much they need you in their lives.” – Osayi Osar-Emokpae
  15. “The train blows, just when I was forgetting. Forgetting that I am here alone. And I wonder if those cars got held up by its passing, just as I have yours.” – Kellie Elmore
  16. “What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  17. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran
  18. “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
  19. “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
  20. “I know she isn’t coming back, but I still think that she will. Nothing can make that go away. We figure out what death means when we’re born, practically, and we live our whole lives in some kind of weird denial about it.”– Lauren DeStefano
  21. “The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.” – Somerset Maughan
  22. “I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.” – Terri Guillemets
  23. “Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.” – Jojo Moyes
  24. “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.”- Ranata Suzuki
  25. “It felt like the world had divided into two different types of people, those who had felt pain and those who had yet to.” – Michelle Zauner
  26. “I feel I’ve lost every part of me…there’s nothing left but the parts I’ve given to you. I need you to hold those pieces together. Please don’t forget who I was…then…then there really will be nothing left.” – Cassandra Giovanni
  27. “Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.” – Paulo Coelho
  28. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” – Mandy Hale

Broken Heart Quotes About Regret

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  1. “Realized I gave my heart to someone that didn’t care at all and I found it crying in the corner.” – Mahmoud El Hallab
  2. “There will be a time when you are forced to follow your heart away from someone you love.” – Ashley Lorenzana
  3. “How do you love someone and just… Walk away? Just like that. You just, go on as normal…. You get up, get dressed, go to work… How can you do that? How can you be okay with that?” – Ranata Suzuki
  4. “Sometimes, the only soul that can mend a broken heart is the one that broke it. For they are the ones holding all the pieces.” – Unknown
  5. “There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl Buck
  6. “Maybe I should’ve listened to my head instead of my heart and gotten the hell away from you as fast as I could.” – Unknown
  7. “I never wanted but your heart–that gone, you have nothing more to give.” – Mary Wollstonecraft
  8. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” –  Mark Twain
  9. “The saddest thing about getting your heart broken is always being afraid to ever love and trust someone like you did the first time. A broken heart is hard to heal once you’ve fallen so deep.” – Telisa McLaughlin
  10. “Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.” – Fulton Sheen
  11. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.” – Charles Dickens
  12. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant
  13. “The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day.” – SumNan
  14. “One of the hardest things to do in life is letting go of what you thought was real.” – Kathleen Aquino
  15. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry
  16. Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris
  17. “I can feel myself slowly fading from your mind.” – Hritwik Ghosh
  18. “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.” – Bob Marley
  19. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli
  20. “We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.” – Libba Bray
  21. “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde
  22. “Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.” – Laura Kasischke
  23. “You’re going to wake up one day and realize what you’ve done, and you’re going to regret the time you wasted apart from him for the rest of your life.” – Jamie McGuire
  24. “One day you’ll finally see, your biggest mistake was not loving me.” – Nishan Panwar
  25. “I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.” – Marguerite Duras
  26. “The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone when you’ve made them your eternity.” – Sanober Khan
  27. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  28. “You realize how much you love someone once that someone is gone… gone forever, and you are filled with regret and sadness.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy
  29. “Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.” – David Grayson

Broken Heart Quotes About Moving On

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  1. Breaking up. It happens kind of suddenly. One minute, you’re holding hands walking down the street, and the next minute, you’re lying on the floor crying and all the good CDs are missing.” – Kennedy Kasares
  2. “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir
  3. “People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” – Bill Cosby
  4. “Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.” – Hermann Hesse
  5. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” –  Robert Frost
  6. “In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.” – Denis Waitley
  12. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching
  13. “And anything that might hurt me would just make me stronger in the end.” – Elizabeth Eulberg
  14. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Unknown
  15. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
  16. “Being in a relationship has the tendency to deceive one into believing that there is someone without whom one cannot live.”– Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  17. “Closure happens after you accept that letting go is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been.” –  Sylvester McNutt
  18. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” –  Walter Anderson
  19. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a breakup.” – Mandy Hale
  20. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”– Nicholas Sparks
  21. “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” – Terry Tempest Williams
  22. “Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  23. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving
  24. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber
  25. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami
  26. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  27. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts
  28. “You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” – ​ Guy Finley
  29. “What’s broken is broken—and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.”– Margaret Mitchell

Broken Heart Quotes About Friendship

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  1. “The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.” – Heather Brewer
  2. “Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their needs. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” – Unknown
  1. “Friends are people who make you laugh, who support and encourage you. Don’t feel sad if you lose a friendship that doesn’t do that.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it.” – Nicole Richie
  3. “The worst thing ever is seeing your best friend slowly replacing you with another friend.” – Unknown
  4. “The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.” – Hector Hugh Munro
  5. “Make as many friends as you can, but don’t build your life on them alone. It’s an unstable foundation.” –  Sean Covey
  6. “Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.” – Frank Ocean
  7. “No matter how far you take it with your friends, whether you’re fighting with them or you hate them for two months, you just really need them, because they’re the ones who teach you the most about yourself.” – Kate Hudson
  8. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” – Confucius
  9. “Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as temporary happiness.” – Unknown
  10. “The friendship that can cease has never been real.” – Saint Jerome
  11. “I had acquaintances…but then they’d always start trying to get away, like they’d turned over some stone in my personality and found a poisonous snake.” –  Jason Schmidt
  12. “It hurts me so bad whenever I recall all what you have done to me and I want to instantly leave you behind but am disappointed because I lack courage to run.” – Unknown
  13. “No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.” – Unknown
  14. “I used to know you the best and now I don’t even remember your name.” ― Mya Waechtler
  15. “We laughed until we had to cry. And we loved right down to our last goodbye. We were the best.” – David Foster
  16. “Man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a pal, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.” – Joseph Roux
  17. “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” –William Blake
  18. “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”–  Aristotle
  19. “Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you.” – Michelle Obama
  20. “I understand it, but I don’t like it. I wish we could all be together like before: best friends, not heartbroken strangers.” – Amy Plum
  21. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  22. “Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way.” – Charles Kingsley
  23. “How strange is it, that after all that, we are strangers again?” – Lang Leav
  24. “If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, do not accept, as you may lose a friend.” – Saint Augustine
  25. “Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after a while and leave pain that is worse than the emptiness before they came.” – M. Montgomery
  26. “When we have no reason to be happy, we often think that it is the end of ourselves. We often think we have no one in this world. It happens when our loved ones leave us and make us alone in this vast universe.” – Debolina
  27. “It really hurts… When you lose the one who you thought was your best friend. It hurts when they ignore you, break promises and forget.” – Priyanka Dhar

Infographic: 5 Deeply Moving Quotes On Heartbreak By Celebrities

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Heartbreaks are hard and challenging to overcome. So many emotions spill out of broken hearts with grief, loneliness, and regret being most prominent. The broken heart quotes shared here can help you find solace and company in your darkness and depression. Reading quotes on grief or regret can help you acknowledge, process, and eventually release these emotions. As you move through heartbreak, quotes about moving on, strength, resilience, and hope can help you find the light at the end of the tunnel. These quotes revolve around acceptance, letting go, freedom, and new beginnings. Heartbreaks are messy and painful, but you can always recover after healing from them to start over anew.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I express my broken heart?

There are several ways to express a broken heart. One of the most popular ways is writing poems, songs, or quotes for feeling broken.

Do broken hearts ever heal from quotes?

Broken hearts may not heal from quotes, but they may ease the pain and help you move forward. Moreover, quotes can help you express your pain as well.

How can broken heart quotes help you feel less alone in your heartbreak?

Yes, they can make you feel less lonely. These quotes show you that many people have felt the pain of a breakup, gone through the same heart-breaking emotions you are currently feeling, and come out happy on the other side.

Can reading broken heart quotes be therapeutic, and if so, how?

Yes, reading broken heart quotes can be therapeutic. They help you deal with your emotions and give you the courage and hope to move on.

Key Takeaways

  • Heartbreak is a painful journey, but finding comfort through words can help ease the loneliness.
  • Quotes about loss and regret can help in acknowledging and processing complex emotions that come with heartbreak.
  • Reading quotes about moving on, strength, and resilience can provide hope and encouragement for a fresh start following a heartbreak.

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