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Top 150 Break up Quotes to Motivate you

Top 150 Break up Quotes to Motivate you
Top 150 Break up Quotes to Motivate you

Top 150 Break up Quotes to Motivate you

Top 150 Break up Quotes to Motivate you, looking for feelgood break up quotes that will help you overcome the pain of separation? Here you’ll find a collection of break up quotes to heal and inspire you. We’ve all been through the pain of a break up and subsequent heartache. Especially from a fake person whom we trusted.

Sometimes we can’t find the right words to convey what we are feeling inside, or we are convinced that no one has ever felt the way we are feeling before. We can lose perspective, optimism, and a belief that things will work out in the future for us.

Most importantly, they give us hope that this will pass, and that this was for the better in the long run. It is at times like these when I think the words, songs, and heartbreak quotes from others touch a note with us to let us know that they have been through the same ordeal before – and survived it.

To help and inspire you, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and uplifting break up quotes, break up sayings, and break up proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years. It also lets us know that we are not alone, and that we are understood. And what’s better is that it helps to ease the feelings of emptiness that are tearing us up inside.

Don’t forget to also check our selection of positivity quotes as well as Positive Motivational Quotes that will help make you strong. We also have a collection of Inspirational Good Night Love Quotes that will help you move on. Be sure to read that as well.

Best Break Up Quotes and Sayings Ever

1. “What is broken is broken.”

2. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” —Oprah

3. “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

4. “Life moves on and so should we”– Spencer Johnson

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

6. “Don’t wait. If it’s not right, move on.” – Andy Lau

7. “Sharp is the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

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

9. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac

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

Break up quotes for moving on

11. “Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.” – H.M Ward

12. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

13. “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” – Genevieve Rhode

14. “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson

15. “Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger” ― Sara Evans

16. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”– Dan Brown

17. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

18. “Whatever happens, happens. Accept things and move on.” – Corey Johnson

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

20. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” —Lucille Ball

Break up quotes to help ease your pain

21. “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” – Barney Stinson

22. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

23. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

24. “You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” — The Goddess Rebellion

25. “That you were able to walk away, gives me my answer as plain as day.”― Alfa H

26. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. – Paulo Coelho

27. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.” – Marian Keyes

28. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” — Barbara De Angelis

29. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins

30. If they are stupid enough to walk away, be smart enough to let them go.

Break up quotes to enlighten you

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

32. “Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” — The Wizard of Oz

33. “Most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.” —Elle Woods, Legally Blonde

34. “Cease seeking a strangers heart to love when your own remains neglected.”― Sara Secora

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

36. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

37. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

38. “It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.” ― Colleen Hoover

39. “Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” – Jeff Ross

40. “It takes just a few seconds to say hello, but it takes forever to say goodbye.”

Positive break up quotes to make you strong

41. “Does it ever get lonely, thinking you could live without me?” — ‘Without Me’ by Halsey

42. “We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.” ― Kate Chisman

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

44. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The people who are quick to walk away are the ones who never meant to stick around.”

46. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

47. “Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.” – L. Ron Hubbard

48. “Sometimes you have to forget what you want in order to remember what you deserve.”

49. “Breaking up is like having the worst nightmare right after having the best dream.”

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

Break up quotes to inspire and teach

51. Heartbroken? Channel your sorrow to become worthy of love. The world will be yours. – Tapan Ghosh

52. “Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery” ― Judith McNaught

53. “My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.” – Pablo Neruda

54. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry

55. “Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski

56. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.”– Nicole Sobon

57. “A single heartbreak teaches you more than what a lifetime of schooling can.”― Vineet Raj Kapoor

58. “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy

59. “In some relationships there comes a time when the two people just outgrow each other.” – Unknown

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

Inspirational relationship break up quotes about moving on

61. “If you really want closure… at some point, you have to shut the door.” — Jacki Wells Wunderlin

62. “I’ve always believed that if you don’t stay moving, they will throw dirt on you.” – Paul Anka

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

64. “I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

67. “In order to truly value loyalty, you must first endure the affliction of betrayal.”― Thomas Merritt

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

69. “I wanted to say “don’t leave me,” but I’m so tired of begging people to stay.”― R. YS Perez

70. “I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.” ― Suzanne Finnamore

Break up quotes to help you move on and be happy again

71. “Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.” —Cheryl Strayed

72. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”— Elizabeth Gilbert

73. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” – Candace Bushnell

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

75. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green

76. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” – Paulo Coelho

77. “It is the hardest thing not being able to talk to someone that you used to talk to every day.” – Unknown

78. “Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want.” – Unknown

79. “Ask yourself, who would Columbus be today if he hadn’t had the courage to lose sight of the shore back then?”

80. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Elle

Inspirational break up quotes about staying strong

81. “You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.”― Ranata Suzuki

82. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” ― Amit Kalantri

83. “Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.”— Drake

84. “Passivity means death, activity is living. If you are passive, you allow negative things to come into your life.”

85. “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”– Stephanie Klein

86. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

87. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood

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

89. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.”― Charles Dickens

90. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

Quotes about breakups and heartaches

91. “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” — Mohadesa Najumi

92. “Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.” ― Coco J. Ginger

93. “And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.” ― Junot Díaz

94. “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

95. “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

96. “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

97. “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

98. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”– Steve Maraboli

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

100. “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

Inspirational quotes about breaking up

101. “Every time you thought you couldn’t keep moving forward, you did. Take a moment to appreciate your strength.” — Karen Salmanson

102. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.”– Sarah Ban Breathnach

103. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato

104. “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

105. “Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” – Francoise Sagan

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

107. “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

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

109. “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

110. “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

Break up quotes to make you feel better

111. “It isn’t fair that I’m sitting here thinking of you and that you probably haven’t thought of me at all since we broke up.” – Unknown

112. “A breakup is like a broken mirror. It is better to leave then risk hurting yourself trying to pick up all of the broken pieces.” – Unknown

113. “Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.” –Jo Blackwell-Preston

114. “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

115. “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

116. “I love the ones who are in my life and make it amazing and I thank the ones who left my life and made it even more fantastic.”― Mr Never Give Up

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

118. “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

119. How do you know 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

120. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” – Nicholas Sparks

More break up quotes to help you move on

121. “Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” – Jean Kerr

122. “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

123. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I am better than that. Goodbye!”— Steve Maraboli

124. “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

125. “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

126. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” — Ben Okri

127. “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

128. “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

129. “One doesn’t simply grieve the loss of a relationship. One grieves the loss of the possible future, as well as the wiping-out of the past.”― Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

130. “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

More break up quotes and sayings

131. “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

132. “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

133. “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

134. “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

135. “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

136. “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

137. “For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not. Now the most important thing about me is that I’m old.” – Nora Ephron

138. “We looked into one another’s eyes, and I think we both knew in that instant that the past was behind us. We could never be to each other what we had been once.”― Ashley Weave

139. “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

140. “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

Best break up quotes and sayings

140. “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

141. “Eventually all the pieces fall into place… Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.” —Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

142. “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

143. “Sometimes you’re going to have to let one person go a thousand different times, a thousand different ways, and there’s nothing pathetic or abnormal about that. You are human.”― Heidi Priebe

144. “The 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

145. “I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy, I’m going to laugh, so you don’t see me cry, I’m going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me – I’m going to smile.” — Lone Star

146. “Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” – Leo Buscaglia

147. “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

148. “You put me through hell. On purpose. Made me suffer. And there’s no end in sight. I don’t know what the fuck you’re doing, ace, but this Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shit ain’t cutting it with me.” ― Sylvia Day

149. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner

150. “You go to work the next day pretending nothing happened. Your co-workers ask if everything’s okay and you tell them you’re just tired. And you’re trying to smile. And they’re trying to smile.” ― Richard Siken

Did these break up quotes resonate with you?

Breakups are never easy. But in life, it’s a necessary evil and will ultimately be a the clear resolution you’ll see once the storm passes.

You may feel sad and hopeless right now in this moment. But stay strong and have faith, in both life and yourself, and know that all this heartache will soon pass.

Whatever it is you’re going through right now, we assure you that you’re not alone on your journey. We hope the break up quotes above will help you heal from your heartache.

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