203 Inspirational Quotes To Strengthen You After A Break Up

Words that hold, heal, and comfort you while you put your pieces back together.

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A breakup can be brutal to deal with. Your heart, body, and soul hurt. But, reading inspirational breakup quotes can help. You know you will recover from the heartache, but it is still hard to not see or talk to the person you thought was never going to leave you. At this low point of your life, it is natural to seek comfort in people you can confide in. Having heart-to-hearts with your friends or reading something to inspire you to keep going can also help you deal with the pain.

Of course, what you are going through is real. But, you are not alone in this. Words from a person who has survived heartbreak can be helpful and make you realize that this too shall pass. Their motivational words can help you hold steady and ride through the sadness that the end of a relationship can leave behind. A breakup is a painful experience that helps us learn from our mistakes. And like everyone else in the history of humankind, you will also get through it. Here are the best inspirational quotes to give you strength, encouragement and positivity after a breakup. Scroll down to check them out!

203 Breakup Quotes To Soothe Your Aching Heart

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  1. “Sometimes, good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
  2. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… but still move on without them.” — Mandy Hale
  3. “When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love. How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed-over British Rail sandwich?” – Helen Fielding
  4. “Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski
  5. “Someday, it’s gonna make sense.” – Anonymous
  6. “Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Anonymous
  7. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” – Paulo Coelho
  8. “It just hurts a lot because it is healing.” – Anonymous
  9. “When you break up with someone, and I’m not talking casual breakups here, it’s hard to take the sudden absence of such an important person in your life. It reminded me of when I’d stopped going to school and the weird uneasy feeling I’d gotten afterward like I was forgetting to do something. My life until that point had pivoted around some form of education, and all of a sudden, it was gone. Homework, classes, running around, and then –bam – nothing but a life of work stretching out before you. No one prepares you for that feeling or even mentions it. You just suddenly have a gap and have to decide how to fill it. A break-up is like that gap, only much, much more painful. One day the person you talked to constantly or did stuff with is just absent. Gone. Poof. And even though I’m not one of those people who has to be in a relationship all the time, I was feeling at a loss.” – Lish McBride
  1. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” –Drake
  2. “I need to let go of this false hope that you will change your mind and come back to me.” – Anonymous
  3. “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” – Barney Stinson
  4. “Dear heart, this is what happens when you try to make decisions on your own. Sincerely, Brain.” – Anonymous
  5. “Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have.” – Anonymous
  6. “It’s going to be okay, even if right now it feels like it the worst pain you have ever felt.” – Anonymous
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  1. “It hurts to let go. Sometimes, it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone, the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have, too. You’re nodding your head.” – Henry Rollins
  2. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley
  3. “The course of true love did never run smooth.” – William Shakespeare
  4. “Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – L. Frank Baum
  5. “Ever has it been that loveknows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran
  6. “It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it’s time to let go. At this point, we can choose to let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like emotional cancer. Until we wake up one day and realize we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.” – Jaeda DeWaltRelated: 21 Signs Of A Relationship That Will Last Forever
  7. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain
  8. “If you have ever, sir, been through a breakup of a romantic relationship that involved great love, you will perhaps understand what I experienced. There is in such situations usually a moment of passion during which the unthinkable is said; this is followed by a sense of euphoria at finally being liberated; the world seems fresh as if seen for the first time, then comes the inevitable period of doubt, the desperate and doomed backpedaling of regret; and only later, once emotions have receded, is one able to view with equanimity the journey through which one has passed.” – Mohsin Hamid
  9. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan
  10. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates
  11. “What’s that line from T.S. Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up.” – Alanis Morissette
  12. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
  13. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” – Marian Keyes
  14. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Para
  15. “It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” – Nick Hornby
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  1. “No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi
  2. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.” – Jean-Yves Leloup
  3. “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
  4. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins
  5. “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson
  6. “When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on — series polygamy — until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.” – Tom Robbins
    1. “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
    2. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry
    3. “One day, they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcois Ominek
    4. “I like my relationships like I like my eggs – over easy.” – Jared Kintz
    5. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey
    6. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac
    7. “Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde
    8. “When you leave, weary of me, without a word, I shall gently let you go.” – Kim Sowol​
    9. “He’s going to be sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past, forget the pain, and remember what an incredible woman you are.” – Anonymous
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    1. “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
    2. “I didn’t lose you. You lost me. You’ll search for me inside of everyone you’re with and I won’t be found.” – R.H. Sin
    3. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.” – C. JoyBell C.
    4. “One day, I hope you look back at what we had and regret every single thing you did to let it end.” – Anonymous
    5. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Elle
    6. “The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day.” – Anonymous
    7. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.” – Anonymous
    8. “Cheer up, sweet, beautiful girl. You are going to be in love again and it will be magnificent.” – Anonymous
    9. “You made me feel like I was hard to love, and I will never forgive you for that.” – Anonymous
    10. “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
    11. “Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger” – Sarah Evans
    12. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder
    13. “Sometimes, you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.” – Anonymous
    14. “I didn’t stop loving you. I decided to stop showing it because no matter how hard I tried, you wouldn’t get it.” – Anonymous
    15. “Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.” – Marcia Wieder

    1. “The hardest thing I’ll ever do is walk away still loving you.” – Anonymous
    2. “Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.” – Maggi Richard
    3. “My life has become this one big ‘I don’t kn’”– Anonymous
    4. “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” – Genevieve Rhode
    5. “You’ll always be my favorite ‘what i’” – Anonymous
    6. “Trust that an ending is followed by a beginning.” – Anonymous
    7. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, nor just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg
    8. “The way they leave tells you everything.” – Rupi Kaur
    9. “The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did.” – Anonymous
    10. “Things to know about life: ‘No’ is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation.” – Anonymous
    11. “I can feel myself slowly fading from your mind.” – Anonymous
    12. “One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland
    13. “And one day, your name didn’t make me smile anymore.” – Anonymous
    14. “No more tears, because I didn’t lose you. You lost me.” – AnonymousRelated: What To Do After A Breakup: 33 Dos And Don’ts
    15. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year, I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger

    1. “Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” — Nikita Gill
    2. “That’s what happens. You let people in, and they destroy you.” – Anonymous
    3. “We started with a simple hello but ended with a complicated goodbye.” – Anonymous
    4. “I felt so much that I started to feel nothing.” – Anonymous
    5. “Don’t be sorry. I trusted you. My fault, not yours.” – Anonymous
    6. “He put me through hell, and I called it love.” – Anonymous
    7. “The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.” – Anonymous
    8. “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
    9. “Passivity means death, activity is living. If you are passive, you allow negative things to come into your life.” – Anonymous
    10. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine
    11. “It’s much more interesting to try and understand what binds two people together. Why we stay with each other is much more of a mystery than why we don’t.” – Jane Stanton Hitchcock
    12. “Ask yourself, who would Columbus be today if he hadn’t had the courage to lose sight of the shore back then?” – Anonymous
    13. “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. It makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.” – Anonymous
    14. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
    15. “In order to grow and to experience, one must leave his comfort zone. Very often this means that you have to do what you are afraid of in order to find what you didn’t know you were looking for. This takes a lot of courage.” – Anonymous

    1. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving
    2. “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best, than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell
    3. “The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.” – Anonymous
    4. “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
    5. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    6. “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.” – Jennifer Salaiz
    7. “The dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” – Nora Ephron
    8. “I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.” – Carrie Brownstein
    9. “I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.” – Billy Corgan
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    10. “If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t. It’s not that complicated. Love, in most cases, betrays the one feeling it. Don’t waste moments waiting and wondering. Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.” – Donna Lynn Hope
    11. “In order to truly value loyalty, you must first endure the affliction of betrayal.” – Thomas Merritt
    12. “When love ends, don’t mourn the loss; celebrate the lessons it brought and the strength it ignited within you.” – Dodinsky
    13. “Bad things happen, but you have to move past it. Leave it behind. The sooner, the better. Or it’ll eat away at you and stop you from moving forward.” —Miranda Bailey
    14. “Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.” ― Nicholas Sparks
    15. “Hearts may break, but they also heal. Remember that even the darkest nights will end and give way to a brighter dawn.” – Victor Hugo
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    1. “Relationships are stepping stones for the evolution of our consciousness. Each interaction we have, be it one of joy or contrast, allows us to learn more about who we are and what we want in this lifetime. They bring us into greater alignment…as long as we continue to move forward and do not get attached to hurt, anger, or being a victim.” ― Alaric Hutchinson
    2. “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right person comes along.” ― Nicholas Sparks
    3. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”- Elizabeth Gilbert
    4. “Take a shower. Wash away every trace of yesterday. Of smells. Of weary skin. Get dressed. Make coffee, windows open, the sun shining through. Hold the cup with two hands and notice that you feel the feeling of warmth. You still feel the warmth.” — Charlotte Eriksson
    5. “You don’t need those people. By stepping aside, they’ve done you a favor. Because what you’ve got left after the fools have departed are the old souls and the true hearts. Those are the über cool sparkle rocket mind-blowers we’re after. Those are the people worthy of your love.”- Cheryl Strayed
    6. “It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of ‘let it go’ we should probably say ‘let it be.'” — Jon Kabat-Zinn
    7. “You are not lost. You are here. Stop abandoning yourself. Stop repeating this myth about love and success that will land in your lap or evade you forever. Build a humble, flawed life from the rubble, and cherish that. There is nothing more glorious on the face of the earth than someone who refuses to give up, who refuses to give in to their most self-hating, discouraged, disillusioned self, and instead learns, slowly and painfully, how to relish the feeling of building a hut in the middle of the suffocating dust.” — Heather Havrilesky
    8. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” — Katherine Mansfield
    9. “To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” — Jack Kornfield
    10. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” — Johnny Cash
    11. “When someone you love says goodbye, you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” – Shannon L. Alder
    12. “Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.”― Wayne L Misner
    13. “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do, and often do, much much better.” – Coco J. Ginger
    14. “What’s past is prologue, and the world awaits.” ― Lisa Mantchev
    15. “The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.”- Omar Khayyam
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    1. “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”– Stephanie Klein
    2. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford
    3. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” — Robert Frost
    4. “Most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”—Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
    5. “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging, and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest..” — H.P. Lovecraft
    6. “The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.” – Greg Behrendt
    7. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley
    8. “He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are.”—Christina Yang
    9. “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
    10. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” — Daphne Rose Kingma
    11. “To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.” – Diana Wynne Jones
    12. “I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.” — Jennifer Aniston
    13. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood
    14. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” – Amit Kalantri
    15. “A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.” — Anthony Liccione
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    1. “Everyone’s allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it’s a mistake not to be.”– Harriet Evans
    2. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” — Criss Jams
    3. “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” — RuPaul
    4. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel
    5. “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
    6. “Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.” — Ginni Rometty
    7. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” — Lucille Ball
    8. “Hearts live by being wounded.” — Oscar Wilde
    9. “‘Go back?’ he thought. ‘No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? The only thing to do! On we go!’ So up he got and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
    10. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra
    11. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”― Lyndon B. Johnson
    12. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”― Robert Brault
    13. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
    14. “Recovery begins from the darkest moment.” — John Major
    15. “A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”― Jodi Picoult
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    1. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer
    2. “That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story is. You keep going.”― Robyn Schneider
    3. “The great courageous act that we must all do is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”― Oprah
    4. “It is hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” — Angelina Jolie
    5. “You don’t make me feel like you used to. That’s why I’m leaving. That’s why people leave each other. They come to their senses and get selfish again.” – Henry Rollins
    6. “No one is worth wasting a gorgeous weekend over.” ― Susane Colasanti
    7. “You loved him enough to let him leave. Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.” — Ranata Suzuki
    8. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.” — Gugu Mofokeng
    9. “The thing about heartbreak, I realized, is it’s not really about waiting for things to stop hurting before you start moving. A broken heart can and will heal in time, but for time to actually do its job, I needed to acknowledge what I had lost, and move on.” ― Ana Tejano
    10. “The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away…” – R.H. Sin

    161. “Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.”― Steve Maraboli

    1. “Do not cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
    2. “Don’t worry. Just when you think your life is over, a new storyline falls from the sky and lands right in your lap.” ― Rebekah Crane
    3. “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” — Mohadesa Najumi
    4. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” — Mary Manin Morrissey
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    1. “It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.” – Colleen Hoover
    2. “And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.” – Junot Díaz
    3. “No reason. They (some things) just are, and that’s all there is to it. Some things you just have to accept and move on from.” ― A.F. Harrold
    4. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah
    5. “There’s a difference between wanting to stay and being too afraid to let go.” ― Victoria Schwab
    6. “Heartbroken? Channel your sorrow to become worthy of love. The world will be yours.” – Tapan Ghosh
    7. “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.”– Golda Meir
    8. “They say heartbreak is a blessing. It helps you grow and turns you into a better, more powerful person. You become as strong as a beast.” ― Priyanka Agarwal
    9. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green
    10. “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
    11. “Girls, you have gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” — Tori Amos
    12. “To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
    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. “I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” ― Nitya Prakash
    15. “Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us”― Mimi Novic
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    1. “Do not wait. If it is not right, move on.” — Andy Lau
    2. “Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.” — L. Ron Hubbard
    3. “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” – Frank Ocean

    184. “It wasn’t closure, really. But I’d said the right things. I’d hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn’t get closure. Maybe some things weren’t really worth it, or didn’t really need it, and after a while the unimportance would become obvious.”― Vee Hoffman

    1. “The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did.”— Lalla
    2. “Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day, it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.” — Tere Arigo
    3. “Life moves on. And so should we.” — Spencer Johnson
    4. “I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.” —A. A. Milne
    5. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono
    6. “Sometimes you must let people go because their pieces no longer fit. This departure is for the betterment of your energy, your space and your precious life.” ― Melody Lee
    7. “Let go of your mistakes and failures. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now.” – Joel Osteen
    8. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” — Dan Brown
    9. You can’t walk away without also walking towards.” ― Rachel Hartman
    10. “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?” – Donna Lynn Hope
    11. “I realized that there was no point or sense in chasing after happiness that had perished.” ― Mikhail Lermontov
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    1. “Turn your back on the love you have for someone who has turned his back on you.”― Khang Kijarro Nguyen
    2. “Because you simply cannot draw these things out forever. At some point, you just pull off the bandaid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.” ― John Green
    3. “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity, and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose upsides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” — Tony Schwartz
    4. “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
    5. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster
    6. “Don’t stay in the harbor and miss the greatness of the sea. Just because everyone else is anchored, doesn’t mean you have to be.” ― Joyce Rachelle
    7. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I do not care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’” — Joel Osteen
    8. You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.” ― Roy T. Bennett

    Going through a breakup can be challenging, but it can also be a time for new beginnings and provide an opportunity for empowerment, self-growth, and self-discovery. Taking care of yourself is important during this time as is incorporating self-love and self-care practices that can help you feel more confident and resilient. It’s a chance to rediscover yourself, build your self-esteem and self-confidence, and create the life you want for yourself. These inspirational words have the magic to help you get rid of your pain. So, if you are feeling restless and low, go through the inspirational quotes listed above and see what they do to you. Remember, healing takes time and patience, but practicing self-awareness can inspire self-acceptance and self-improvement and help you grow and come out stronger on the other side.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I get my power back after a breakup?

    Here are a few things you can do to bounce back from a breakup:
    • Try the things that you have wanted to do for so long.
    • Read a few quotes after a breakup to heal faster.
    • Put your focus on worthwhile causes.
    • Remind yourself that you deserve so much better.
    • Spend more time with the people you love.
    • Don’t linger on the past.
    • Get excited about what lies ahead.

    Is silence the best revenge after a breakup?

    Yes, silence is indeed the best revenge after a breakup. It shows that you won’t let the breakup control your life and gives you time to heal and move past the breakup.

    Should I post quotes after a breakup?

    Posting quotes on social media after the breakup may not be helpful. It is a passive-aggressive way to cope with your emotions and seek validation from others. It might make you appear needy and weak. It is better to talk to a close group of friends or family members who really understand your pain. You will feel heard and they will actually be able to help you.

    How do I motivate my friend after a breakup?

    Breakups can be brutal. Help your friend cope with the pain of a breakup by letting them share their side of the story. During this time they are in need of a listener and empathizer rather than a know-it-all guide. When they seem to get better, you can help them see the bigger picture. After they are a bit in control you can cheer them up with uplifting breakup quotes, good movies, books, and friend-dates.

    Can reading inspirational quotes really make me feel better after a breakup?

    Reading inspirational quotes can help a great deal to cope with the initial stages of grief for your loss. Some inspirational quotes will speak to your heart and open your eyes to a new understanding of your situation. It can make you feel understood and empowered.

    How do I know if an inspirational quote is actually helpful or just cheesy?

    Inspirational quotes should make you feel powerful and motivated. Cheesy inspirational quotes are too generic and might make you cringe. If they make you feel bad about yourself, angry, or hold grudges with other people, they are not good.

    Can inspirational quotes really help me find love again after a breakup?

    Inspirational quotes can indirectly help you evolve and find better love. They can nudge you towards self-improvement and liberation from attachments. When you are happy alone, you will surely attract like-minded partners.

    Key Takeaways

    • A breakup is a rather depressing moment in life. Such desperate times call for the need for motivation to bring one back to life.
    • The most inspirational quotes are written by people who have gone through similar struggles. These quotes instill courage to help you overcome tough times.
    • They offer hope that everything happens for a reason and encourage you to look towards a brighter future.
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    Feeling down after a breakup? Check out this video that features 10 breakup quotes to help you feel better and get back on track.

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