Heartbreak Quotes That'll Hit Deep For Anyone Who's Fallen Hard Before

To all the boys (or girls) you’ve loved before...
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How a heartbreak feels is a pure, raw, and painful, and it's nothing to be ashamed about if you’ve gone through it—it just means you’re human, fam. Here are quotes about heartbreak you might relate to (sorry), but could also give you the closure you need for an ended relationship (not sorry).

  1. “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up...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, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” Marilyn Monroe [via
  2. “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.” Louise Erdrich [via]
  3. “Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall.” Jodi Picoult [via

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  4. “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 [via]
  5. “Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.” Gabriel García Márquez [via]
  6. “Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.” Lisa Kleypas [via]
  7. “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” Elizabeth Gilbert [via]
     
  8. “Saying his name stabbed my heart, like someone had ripped through my carefully stitched up world and exposed the infected, pulsing red tissue that I thought was.Colleen Houck [via]
  9. “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. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person's opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.” Jocelyn Soriano [via]
  10. “You can’t turn love on and off like a light switch, no matter how hard you try. All you can do is wall it off, one brick at a time, until you’ve created an impenetrable fortress around your emotions. And once that fortress is built, you camouflage it so well that even you can’t see it anymore.” Katherine Allred [via]

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  11. “There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.” Douglas Adams [via]
  12. “You can obsess and obsess over how things ended—what you did wrong or could have done differently—but there's not much of a point. It's not like it'll change anything. So really, why worry?” Jess Rothenberg [via]
  13. “If I love you more than you love me, I’m as good as dead. Yet I can’t make myself take it back. I can’t just walk away from you, because every time you pass by me without smiling, without touching my hand, or at least making eye contact, it feels like I’m dying inside.” Rachel Vincent [via]
  14. “Out of the millions and millions of people that inhabit this planet, he is one of the tiny few I can never have.” Tabitha Suzuma [via]
  15. “When you lose someone, you get used to living day to day without them. But you’ll never get used to the ‘10 second heartbreak.’ That’s the time it takes to wake to full consciousness each day and remember...” Nina Guilbeau [via]
  16. “You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It's just a matter of willpower: The day you decide it's over, it's over. You never get over it.” Junot Díaz [via]
  17. “If you're gonna leave, I wish you'd just leave. Why do you keep coming back if you're not going to stay? Because even when you're gone, you're never really gone... I won't get over it if you keep coming back. Losing you once was hard enough. And now you're here again and everything's coming back. I'm going to get screwed. And I can't do it again.” Brodi Ashton [via]
  18. “Well, you can't have heartbreak without love...If your heart was really broken, then at least you know you really loved him.” Leila Sales [via]

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