It’s never easy to break up with the one you care about. Letting go of someone you care about might seem like ripping yourself apart. But that’s life; people leave after falling in love, and we must deal with it.

Dealing with a breakup is difficult since you don’t just stop loving someone overnight; you go through various phases. After a breakup, I used to juggle between sulking and eating to provide me with brief solace.

Breakups have a good side in that knowing how to move on allows you to discover more about yourself while healing your wounded heart. Take a look at these breakup quotes to help you move on with your life.

Break Up Quotes

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”

Robin Sharma

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

Patti Callahan Henry

“Did it frighten you, how we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?”


“Does it ever get lonely, thinking you could live without me?”


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

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

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

Khalil Gibran

“Falling for you was my mistake.”

The Weeknd

“Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else.”

Hailee Steinfeld

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

The Wizard of Oz

“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

“How do you love someone and just… Walk away? Just like that. You just, go on as normal…. You get up, get dressed, go to work… How can you do that? How can you be okay with that?”

Ranata Suzuki

“I can feel myself slowly fading from your mind.”

Hritwik Ghosh

“I cannot play myself again/I should just be my own best friend”

Amy Winehouse

“I didn’t lose you. You lost me. You’ll search for me inside of everyone you’re with and I won’t be found.” 


“I hope you step on a Lego.”

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

Jared Kintz

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

Zsa Zsa Gabor

“I will not allow myself to not feel chosen every single day. And I’ll wait till whenever that is.”

Hannah Brown

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

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”


“If you really want closure… at some point, you have to shut the door.”

Jacki Wells Wunderlin

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

Paulo Coelho

“I’m no longer following my heart. It keeps giving me bad directions.”

“I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.”

The Quest Within

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.”

“Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.”

“Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.”

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

Francoise Sagan

“My ex asked me, ‘Where you movin’?’ I said, ‘On to better things.'”


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

Mark Twain

“No boyfriend, no problems.”

“Once upon a time, it was made for us (For us)/ Woke up one day, it had turned to dust/ Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost/ So it’s time to let it go.”

Miley Cyrus

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

Turcois Ominek

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

Miss Piggy

“Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.”


“Please don’t be fooled by Adele. You’ll never find someone like me.”

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Dalai Lama

“Sharp is the arrows of a broken heart.”

Cassandra Clare

“Six letters, two words, easy to say, hard to explain, harder to do: Move on.”

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”

Marilyn Monroe

“Sometimes, your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.”

“Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.”

“Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have.” 

Rick Warren

“Thank you, next.”

Ariana Grande

“The course of true love did never run smooth.” 

William Shakespeare

“The hardest thing I’ll ever do is walk away still loving you.”

“The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day.”


“The heart was made to be broken.”

Oscar Wilde

“The hottest love has the coldest end.”


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


“The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did.”


Break Up Quotes

“The way they leave tells you everything.”

Rupi Kaur

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

Mohadesa Najumi

“Three: Don’t be his friend/You know you’re gonna wake up in his bed in the mornin’/And if you’re under him, you ain’t gettin’ over him”

Dua Lipa

“We are never ever, ever getting back together.”

Taylor Swift

“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

“What do you do when the person who broke your heart is the only one who can fix it?”

“Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.”

Frank Ocean

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”

 Paulo Coelho

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

Kim Sowol​

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

“You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on.”

Steve Harvey

“You made me feel like I was hard to love and I will never forgive you for that.”

Johnny Lauve

“You made my heart break and that made me who I am.”

Little Mix

“You’re doing great out there without me, baby/Like a damn sociopath”

Olivia Rodrigo

“A breakup would imply she was my girlfriend. She was a girl who was my friend who is now a girl who is not my friend.”

Sheldon Cooper

“A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just His way of letting you realize that He saved you from the wrong one.”

“A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.”

Alvy Singer

“Are you a bank? Because I need you to leave me alone.”

“Are you an anchor? Because you’ve done nothing but weigh me down.”

“Are you an astronaut? Because I need some space.”

“Are you being followed? Because I’ve been seeing people behind your back.”

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

“Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.”

H.M Ward

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”

Walter Anderson

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”

Jack Kerouac

“Because when I watch you eat, when I see you asleep, when I look at you lately, I just want to smash your face in.”

Barbara Rose

“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

“Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.”

Steve Maraboli

“Definition of Ex: Thanks for the Ex-perience. Our time has Ex-pired. Now, Ex-it my life.”

“Do you believe I love at first sight? How about misery after three years?

“Do you have any plans tonight? Because you should make some.”

“Do you know sign language? Because this is the last time you’ll hear from me.”

“Does it ever get lonely, thinking you could live without me?”


“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

“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a long time making it.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because he is finally someone else’s problem.”

“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

“Don’t let someone who isn’t worth your love make you forget how much you are worth.”

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

 Khalil Gibran

“Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.”

 Marcia Wieder

“Excuse me, I seem to have lost my phone number, can you do the same?”

“Finally I realized that I was never asking for too much. I was just asking the wrong person.”

“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

Break Up Quotes

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Rhett Butler

“Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”

Genevieve Rhode

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

Yoko Ono

“Hearts live by being wounded.”

Oscar Wilde

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I can’t be in your life, you can’t be in my life. I can’t do this anymore. I’m done.”


“I don’t feel right about continuing in a relationship that I don’t see working long-term.”

“I don’t feel the same about you as I used to.”

“I don’t know what I’d do without you, but starting tomorrow I’m going to try!”

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

Carl Sagan

“I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.”

Alice Ayres

“I don’t think our relationship is healthy for me to be a part of. I think we should break up.

“I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I don’t wish bad things for you, but I hope you get an empty fortune cookie.”

“I have neither the time, nor the crayons, to explain this to you.”

“I honestly forgive you for dumping me. I realize now that not everybody has perfect taste.”

“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

“I made up a new dance. It’s called the Move on with Your Life.”

Sky Corrigan

“I may have cried when you left me, but I definitely laughed when I saw who you left me for.”

“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

“I need to be like Elsa and let you go!”

“I need you to cancel my subscription because I’m done with your issues.”

“I never get jealous when I see my ex with someone else, because my parents always taught me to give my used toys to the less fortunate.”

“I see myself like Americans spell colour: without u.”

“I seem to have lost your phone number. Can you lose mine?”

“I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.”

Carl Sandburg

“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

“I think we need to become better strangers.”

Break Up Quotes

“I took our relationship as my whole world. You took it as a gamble.”

“I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best, than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived.”  

Margaret Mitchell

“I will always cherish my initial misconceptions of you.”

“I won’t play the sap for you.”

Sam Spade

“I’d rather be happy alone than with someone who makes me miserable every single day.”

“I’m calling myself Han because you need to be Solo.”

“I’m giving you up for Lent.”

“I’m not a fan of giving up, but I want to win by losing you.”

“I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.”

Carrie Brownstein

“I’m walking away because you were too busy finding faults in me while I was busy overlooking yours.”

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

Paul Anka

“I’ve come to the realization that I deserve more than you.”

“I’ve found puddles deeper than you.”

“If I want to be a senator, I need to marry a Jackie, not a Marilyn.”

Warner Huntington III

“If someone can walk away from you, let them walk.”

“If you take the L out of lover, it’s over.”

The Motels

“In order to grow and to experience, one must leave his comfort zone. Very often this means that you have to do what you are afraid of in order to find what you didn’t know you were looking for. This takes a lot of courage.”

“Is it hot in here or is this relationship suffocating me?”

“It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have, too. You’re nodding your head.”

Henry Rollins

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”

Anthony Robbins

“It’s better to be single with a standard than losing yourself for approval.”

“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

“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

“It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve finally realized you’re bad for me.”

“It’s not your fault, and it’s not mine. But it’s time for us to move on.”

“It’s over. Please get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.”

Robbie Hart

“Just because I loved you at one point doesn’t mean I will always love you. I’m not Whitney Houston.”

“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

“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

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

Paulo Coelho

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

Albert Einstein

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

Washington Irving

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

Candace Bushnell

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”

 Dave Mustaine

“My cat/dog doesn’t like you.”

“My dog is having puppies and I need to take a year off in order to train them to attack your picture.”

“My legs are tired because I’ve been running from you in my mind for weeks now.”

“My love for you is like a star in the night sky: It died a long time ago, you just haven’t realized it yet.”

“Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.”

Oscar Wilde

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.”

Paulo Coelho

“Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.”

Gugu Mofokeng

“Of all my mistakes, you were the mistakiest.”

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

Romain Rolland

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

Miss Piggy

“Our breakup was due to religious differences. He thought he was God. I didn’t.”

“Our relationship is like my financial status: broke.”

“Our relationship is over, but there were more smiles than tears. So it was worth it.”

“Please don’t be fooled by Adele. You’ll never find someone like me.”

“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

“Roses are red. Violets are blue. Trash is dumped and so are you.”

Break Up Quotes

“She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.”

Lloyd Dobler

“Since I’m always second in your life, it’s time to make you last in mine.”

“So for now I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next.”

Brooke Davis

“So, I made you think that I would always stay. I said some things that I should never say. Yeah, I broke your heart like someone did to mine, and now you won’t love me for a second time.”

The Weeknd

“Some things break your heart but fix your vision.”

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

Hermann Hesse

“Sometimes breakups aren’t meant for makeups; they are meant for wake-ups.”

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 

 Marilyn Monroe

“Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.”

Jean-Yves Leloup

“Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more. The memories of you… or the happy person I used to be.”

Ranata Suzuki

“The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.”

 Gwyneth Paltrow

“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.”


“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

“The only thing that looks good on you is distance.”

“The people that are quick to walk away are the ones that never intended to stay.”

“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

“There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn’t involve a post-it!”

Carrie Bradshaw

“They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I hope you find someone who treasures you.”

“This relationship isn’t fulfilling my needs anymore.”

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

Golda Meir

“To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.”

 William Makepeace Thackeray

“Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you.”

“Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”

Jennifer Salaiz

“Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.” 


“We are never ever, ever getting back together.”

Taylor Swift

“We are two puzzle pieces that don’t fit together right now.”

“We don’t have chemistry. What we have is history. We’re over.”

“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

“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

“We need to take our relationship to the previous level.”

“We were on a break!”

Ross Gellar

“We’ll cover more ground if we split up.”

“Welcome to Dumpsville. Population: You.”

“What’s a queen without a king? Historically speaking, more powerful.”

“What is broken is broken.” 


“What’s that line from T.S. Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up.”

Alanis Morissette

“When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.”

Barney Stinson

“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

“When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love. How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed over British Rail sandwich?” 

Helen Fielding

“When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on — series polygamy — until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”

 Tom Robbins

“When you break up with someone, and I’m not talking casual breakups here, it’s hard to take the sudden absence of such an important person in your life. It reminded me of when I’d stopped going to school and the weird uneasy feeling I’d gotten afterward, like I was forgetting to do something. My life until that point had pivoted around some form of education, and all of a sudden, it was gone. Homework, classes, running around, and then –bam – nothing but a life of work stretching out before you. No one prepares you for that feeling or even mentions it. You just suddenly have a gap and have to decide how to fill it. A break-up is like that gap, only much, much more painful. One day the person you talked to constantly or did stuff with is just absent. Gone. Poof. And even though I’m not one of those people who has to be in a relationship all the time, I was feeling at a loss.”

Lish McBride

“You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing. You’re terrified somebody is going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself.”

Paul Varjack

“You cross my mind only on Thursday morning. That’s the day when I take out the garbage.”

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

“You don’t walk out of a breakup empty-handed. Every breakup teaches a lesson. Find yours.”

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

Nikita Gill

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

“You were my cup of tea, but I drink champagne now.”

“You’re perfect in every way… just not for me.”

“You’re the jelly to my burger, the knife to my soup, the glitter to my sushi, and the ketchup to my ice cream. My point is, you’re worthless.”

“You’ve never really had your heart broken until you have to block and delete everything after a breakup.”

“Your ex asking you to be friends after break up is like kidnappers asking you to keep in touch after letting you go.”

“Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more… The memories of you… Or the happy person I used to be.”

Ranata Suzuki

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