53 Broken Heart Quotes About Relationships

We’ve all been through a breakup at some point in our lives. And while it’s never easy, sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to help you get through it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 53 of the best broken heart quotes about relationships.

Whether you’re looking for something funny, inspirational, or just plain relatable, these quotes will definitely do the trick. So go ahead and read on for some much-needed comfort and advice. Trust us, you’ll feel better in no time!

Let the broken heart quotes begin!

53 Broken Heart Quotes - "It's amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces." - Ella Harper
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1) “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper

2) “And they can’t understand, what hurts more – missing the other person, or pretending not to.” – Khadija Rupa

3) “When you are in love, and you get hurt, it’s like a cut — it will heal, but there will always be a scar.” – Soo Jie

4) “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” – Henny Youngman

5) “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, Hearts in Atlantis

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  • Stephen King (Author) – Stephen King, William Hurt (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/10/2001 (Publication Date) – Simon & Schuster Audio (Publisher)

6) “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

Broken Relationship Quotes by Steve Maraboli

53 Broken Heart Quotes - "Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness." - Steve Maraboli
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7) “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

8) “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

9) “Crying is a way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is.” – Unknown

Focus on the future with inspiration from broken heart quotes…

53 Broken Heart Quotes - "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
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10) “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

11) “You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.” – Unknown

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

13) “For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.” – D.H. Lawrence

14) “I gave you my heart, I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces.” – Unknown

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

16) “I had to get over [him]. For months now, a stone had been sitting on my heart. I’d shed a lot of tears over [him], lost a lot of sleep, eaten a lot of cake batter. Somehow, I had to move on. [Life] would be hell if I didn’t shake loose from the grip he had on my heart. I most definitely didn’t want to keep feeling this way, alone in a love affair meant for two. Even if he’d felt like The One. Even if I’d always thought we’d end up together. Even if he still had a choke chain on my heart.” – Kristan Higgins, All I Ever Wanted

All I Ever Wanted (Harlequin Hqn Romance)
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  • Higgins, Kristan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 414 Pages – 02/25/2014 (Publication Date) – HQN (Publisher)

17) “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

18) “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

19) “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

Broken heart quotes reassure us that life goes on.

"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
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20) “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

21) “Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead.” – Adele, Someone Like You

22) “You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” – John Cena

23) “Lovers in love and the other’s run away. Lover is crying ’cause the other won’t stay.” – Lisa Loeb

24) “Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.” – Warsan Shire

25) “No matter where you go, you will always be in my heart.” – Anthony T. Hincks

26) “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re going to hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham

27) “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy

28) “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationship with others.” – Stephen R. Covey

29) “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami

30) “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis

31) “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

32) “The scariest thing is that we didn’t even have to be together for you to break my heart.” – Unknown

Broken Relationship Quotes by Faraaz Kazi

"Some people are going to leave, but that's not the end of your story. That's the end of their part in your story." - Faraaz Kazi
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33) “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” – Faraaz Kazi

34) “No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

35) “There is something bleak and barren about a world that is missing the person who knows you best.” – Jodi Piccoult, The Book of Two Ways

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  • 433 Pages – 09/22/2020 (Publication Date) – Ballantine Books (Publisher)

36) “Sometimes you have to unfollow people in real life.” – Anonymous

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

38) “There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream—whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl S. Buck

39) “These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real” – Evanescence, My Immortal

Thinking about more broken heart quotes…

"I think about you. But I don't say it anymore." - Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima Mon Amour
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40) “I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.” – Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima Mon Amour

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  • Duras, Marguerite (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages – 02/10/1994 (Publication Date) – Grove Press (Publisher)

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

42) “I thought that I’d been hurt before but no one’s ever left me quite this sore. Your words cut deeper than a knife. Now I need someone to breathe me back to life.” – Shawn Mendes, Stitches

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

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

45) “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson, 809

46) “I was blind and heartbroken and didn’t want to do anything and Gus burst into my room and shouted, ‘I have wonderful news!’ And I was like, ‘I don’t really want to hear wonderful news right now,’ and Gus said, ‘This is wonderful news you want to hear,’ and I asked him, ‘Fine, what is it?’ and he said, ‘You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!'”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
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  • John Green (Author) – Kate Rudd, John Green, Laura Grafton (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/05/2022 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

47) “What about us? What about all the broken happy ever afters?” – Pink, What about us?

48) “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.” – Coco J. Ginger

49) “When we miss someone often, what we really miss is the part of us that with this someone awakens.” – Luigina Sgarro

Figure out new ways to go on…

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

51) “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Unknown

52) “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.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 200 Pages – 06/12/2019 (Publication Date) – SeaWolf Press (Publisher)

53) “You can love someone so much, but you can never love people as much as you miss them.” – John Green

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