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Sad, Break-Up & Broken Heart Quotes and Sayings

Updated on June 20, 2011

As they say, breaking up is hard to do! Splitting up with someone, or having a broken heart, is a sad time of anyone's life, and can be a difficult experience. Giving yourself time to get over the relationship is essential, don't be hard on yourself, and try to see it as a chapter over in your life. And on the positive side of that is when one chapter of your life ends, another one begins, and it is up to you to make it a good one!

If you have recently broken up with someone, or vice versa, then these famous quotes and sayings may help make some sense of what you are going through, and hopefully they will help to make you feel a bit better about the situation! Nobody likes to have a broken heart, but the trick is to stay as positive as possible, and try and remember the old saying, " there are plenty of fish in the sea!".

  • Sadness flies away on the wings of time ~ Jean de La Fontaine
  • Love is like a puzzle. When you're in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together ~ Author Unknown
  • Don't worry about losing. If it is righ, it happens - the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away ~ John Steinbeck
  • Maybe part of loving is learning to let go ~ From The Wonder Years
  • Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love ~ Charlie Brown
  • Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it ~ J. K. Rowling
  • Let no one who loves be unhappy...even love unreturned has its rainbow ~ James Matthew Barrie
  • As soon as forever is through, I'll be over you ~ Toto
  • The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
  • You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present ~ Jan Glidewell
  • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional ~ M. Kathleen Casey
  • Turn your wounds into wisdom ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal ~ Astrid Alauda
  • When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  • Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it ~ Albert Smith
  • In jealousy there is more self-love than love ~ Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  • No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves today ~ Brendan Francis
  • The courses of love never did run smooth ~ William Shakespear
  • The hottest love has the coldest end ~ Socrates
  • It takes a couple of seconds to say hello, but forever to say goodbye ~ Author Unknown
  • 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
  • Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart ~ Washington Irving
  • I thought when love for you died, I should die. It's dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on ~ Rupert Brooke
  • The heart is the only broken instrument that works ~ T. E. Kalem
  • Love is unconditional, relationships are not ~ Grant Gudmundson
  • It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person ~ Rita Mero
  • Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's an experience ~ Victoria Holt

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      shane henovia 4 years ago

      nice qoutes... i can relate.

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      GJ56 6 years ago

      Hi Injured Lamb, I can well believe it, I love reading all kinds of quotes and sayings, I think they're brilliant for summing up a feeling or a moment. Glad you enjoyed them though and thanks for your comment : )

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Hi GJ56, thanks for the sad and broken heart quotes, I wonder if you believe that I love reading sad and broken heart quotes on line whenever I am free. Nope, don't get me wrong, I am neither heart broken nor sad,it's just as what my friends always teasing me that I love to be a lonely girl...lol...

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      GJ56 6 years ago

      Hiya, thanks for your lovely comment : ) and thanks for sharing my hub too...if it even just helps one person get over a broken heart then i'm happy! : )

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      love is hurt 6 years ago

      Great hub, a lot of these quotes I have never heard before, really nice collection. It is true that reading these types of things after a break up help a lot, learning from others' wisdom can help speed up the process of recovery. I'm going to share this hub with my facebook followers, they'd love it!

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      GJ56 6 years ago

      Thankyou for your comment anglnwu, Im glad you enjoyed it : )

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      GJ56 6 years ago

      Haha Mrs. J. B. now don't be mean to Gwyneth Paltrow,

      I'm sure she's had her heart broken a few times (like the rest of us!) : D

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      How true these quotes are. Great collection and thanks for sharing.

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      GJ56 6 years ago

      Hi Eiddwen, thankyou for your comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the read : )

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi GJ 56,

      A great collection of quotes and I thoroughly enjoyed them.

      I now look forward to reading many more of your hubs also.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      The comment by Gywneth Paltrow just kills me. Is she old enough to contirbute?

      T. E. Kalem says it all.

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      GJ56 6 years ago

      Hi Mrs. J. B. ...it is a good one isn't it, just pulls at the heart strings! : )

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      As soon as forever it is through, I'll be over you....by Toto is just perfect.