49 Overcoming Break Up Quotes and Sayings


Coming out of a bad relationship or just recently being broken up with by your previous partner can leave you feeling intense heartbreak and sadness. In the end, new opportunities and experiences will surely cross your path as you embark into this next stage of your life. Here are some great break up quotes and sayings that are perfect to describe this intense period of your life.

“And now you’ve lost the only thing that ever made you feel alive.”

“Because you can never go from going out to being friends, just like that. It’s a lie. It’s just something that people say they’ll do to take the permanence out of a breakup.”

“But every spiteful word she ever wrote him was effortless love clenched in her fists. Her heart screaming for stability in this fiery game of desire.”

“But that’s the thing with death. The whisper of it descent travels fast and wide, and people must’ve know I’d become a corpse because nobody even came to view the body.”

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

“Do the things that you always wanted to, without me there to hold you back, don’t think just do, more than anything I want to see you go, take a glorious bite out of the whole world.”

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

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

“Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation.”

“Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.”

“Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.”

“Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”

“He brought out the worst in me, and was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.”

“Her heart had grown so familiar to the pain of life without him, that to respond now seemed too large a pleasure she could not endure.”

“How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.”

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

“I knew that somewhere God was laughing. He had taken the other half of my heart, the one person who knew me better than I knew myself, and He had done what nothing else could do.”

“I like my relationships like I like my eggs — over easy.”

“I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.”

“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you.”

“I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something.”

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”

“It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.”

“Like some wines our love could neither mature nor travel.”

“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.”

“Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.”

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

“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.”

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

“Some things a heart won’t listen to, I’m still holding out for you.”

“Somehow everything I own smells of you, and for the tiniest moment it’s all not true.”

“Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.”

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”

“The heart was made to be broken.”

“The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.”

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

“The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.”

“There’s still this thing that happens after you break up with someone.”

“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.”

“Those days are gone, and good fucking riddance to them; unhappiness really meant something back then. Now it’s just a drag, like a cold or having no money.”

“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.”

“We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything.”

“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”

“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.”

“When you leave weary of me without a work, I shall gently let you go.”

“Why don’t you just pretend that the asshole dropped dead? You can’t call or write to a dead man. Put a couple of candles in front of his picture, say a few Hail Marys, and get it over with.”

“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.”

“You fell in love with a storm. Did you really think you would get out unscathed?”

Surrounding yourself with your friends and loved ones during this period of transition is just one way you can help yourself to heal and regather yourself.

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