Broken Heart Quotes

Poets, scholars, lyricists, and many others have tried to describe the feeling of being in love and the deep sorrow that occurs when lovers part. Love has been behind great feats of valor, and the perceived absence of it has been attributed to terrible atrocities. History is filled with poignant tales of love and loss, and it goes beyond all barriers of income, sex, or social status. However, despite the history, when you are in the middle of heartbreak, chances are high that you feel very alone in your sorrow. Indeed, no one can share your experience at the deepest level, and only you know what will truly help you heal. Nevertheless, you can find help and might find solace in words from another who has experienced dark nights of the soul and felt the tremendous pain of deep loss. Browse our collection of words of guidance meant to help you heal a broken heart.It hurts like hell. And then one day, it doesn’t.

Wonderful Quotes to Mend A Broken Heart

  • It is tempting to close down when love feels rejected, disrespected, or mocked. However, love is vital energy, and caging it robs you of life’s power.
  • Sadness flies away on the wings of time. –  Jean de La Fontaine
  • Take time in the dark night of the soul to heal. One day you will find that the sun still rises, and you can join it again.
  • Love will come to you when it’s ready, Not necessarily when you are. –  Danielle Shorr
  • Love lost can feel so crushing. It might seem that life can never be beautiful again. Give it time, and turn all of that love you miss towards yourself.
  • There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Let raw energy from emotions revitalize your body. Emotions can feel like poison in dark times, but the poison can become the antidote.
  • It hurts like hell. And then, one day, it doesn’t.


  • Fight or flight is a common response to pain, and heartbreak is no exception. So instead, stay mindful and take things day by day.
  • When sorrow feels overwhelming, remember that you are more than your emotions, and you will make it through.
  • No matter what anyone ever says or does, it cannot change the true beauty of who you are. Breathe this in.
  • A partner can feel so close as if they become part of our very identity. So one key to healing after loss is to rediscover your real identity.
  • Ignoring pain only delays healing. When you are ready, face your grief and hold yourself with love and respect within it.

There is no other emotion like love. It is complex and can lift a person up or, at times, send a person running in fear. Love is associated with the heart because most of us feel the emotion centered on that area in a very physical way. When we experience what appears to be an absence of love, many feel that also around the center of the chest, usually as a deep, unpleasant ache. There is even significant evidence that the emotions of a broken heart can cause real physical heart symptoms. For that reason alone, healing a broken heart is very important. But, how do we heal a broken heart? It can seem an impossible feat if you are in the middle of it. This is partly because love is a mystery in many ways. It is difficult to heal something we barely understand. In an attempt to understand, countless words have been written about love and the brokenhearted.

There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Henry David Thoreau

Quotes to Soothe the Pain When Love Hurts

  • Ask me how many times my heart has been broken and I will tell you to look in the sky and count the stars.
  • Brains are like hearts – they go where they are appreciated. – Robert McNamara
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  • Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars. – Violeta ParraEmpty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale
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  • Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Kahlil Gibran
  • He who has never experienced hurt, cannot experience true love. – Tristan J. Loo
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  • Hearts will never be made practical until they are made unbreakable. – Tinman (Wizard of Oz)
  • Hold your head high. Your broken heart might feel like the sorrow is forever, but someday you will emerge stronger.
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  • How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police – it’s gone. – Marlene Dietrich
  • I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.
  • I just realized it’s so lonely being free.

I’m going to smile like nothing’s wrong, pretend like everything’s all right; act like it’s all perfect, even though inside it really hurts…

Hearts will never be made practical until they are made unbreakable. - Tinman (Wizard of Oz)

  • If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart.
  • If your love does not work with that person, it means that someone else loves you more.
  • In times of loss, love might feel like a weakness, for it has struck us down. However, remember that your ability to love deeply is, in truth, a tremendous power.
  • It is better to have loved and lost than never have loved. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • 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.
  • Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy. – Drew Barrymore
  • It is okay to feel your feelings and to acknowledge your pain. Go through the process and emerge to see the sunlight.
  • It takes courage and strength to open up to love. Remember this when you are tempted to think you are weak.
  • Just because someone else feels differently or fears love doesn’t mean you should ever give up on love.
  • Let no one who loves is called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow. – J. M. Barrie
  • Lips that taste of tears, they say, are the best for kissing.


  • Look in my eyes and you will find me, but look in my heart and you will find you.
  • If someone you love hurts, you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.
  • Love doesn’t live somewhere out in the world. It exists inside us. Nurture it through your own self-awareness and you will see.
  • Love is a great poet, its resources are inexhaustible, but if the end it has in view is not obtained, it feels weary and remains silent. – Giacomo Casanova
  • It is so painful to feel lied to. Don’t deny yourself your feelings, but also remember that you are more than what others do to you.
  • Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.
  • Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing. – Anais Nin
  • Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned.
  • Moving on is simple, it’s what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.

Wise Broken Heart Quotes

  • No matter how old they get, some people never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.- Martin Buxbaum
  • Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again; skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.
  • Sometimes the person you really need is what you didn’t think you wanted.
  • Sometimes you think you’ve gotten over a person. Still, when you see him smile, you suddenly realize you’re just pretending you’re over him to ease the pain of knowing that he will never be yours.
  • Tears help the body restore itself. Let them flow, and cease judging yourself. Treat yourself better than those who have hurt you.
  • The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness. – Uniek Swain
  • The men who have had the most to give to their fellow men are those who have enriched their minds and hearts in solitude. It is a poor education that does not fit a man to be alone with himself. – Joel Hildebrand
  • The white-hot sorrow that comes with a breakup is difficult to bear. Always remember that someday the sun will peak through the clouds of sadness.
  • Many persons are ready to do what is right because they know it is right in their hearts. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move – and he, in turn, remains for you. – Marian Anderson
  • Many had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field than their own hearts in their closet. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love. – Washington Irving


  • There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be. – Pearl Buck
  • They say that you should let them go if you love someone, but they never say what to do when they don’t come back.
  • They say that time heals all wounds, but all it’s done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you. – Elizabeth Wilder
  • Trouble is a part of life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. – Dinah Shore
  • Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.
  • We all have our ‘good old days’ tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs. – Brian Carter
  • When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve. – Oscar Wilde
  • When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead, keep your head up high and gaze into heaven, for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.
  • When someone we love betrays our trust, it feels like a violation. However, remember that their actions reflect them and not on you.
  • It’s like a cut when you are in love, and you get hurt, it’s like a cut… it will heal, but there will always be a scar.
  • You are more than just a so-and-sos girlfriend or boyfriend. You always have been more. Now is the time to remember your true worth.
  • You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to something you don’t want to feel.
  • You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.
  • You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.

David Miller

Hi, I'm David Miller, a well-rounded journalist, writer, and designer who is passionate about life and the power of love. With a love for creativity and an urge to educate and entertain, I bring significant stories to life, give a unique insight through my writing, and infuse my designs with a touch of originality. My fascination with technology, cinema, TV series, and books keeps me at the forefront of contemporary events and popular culture. Additionally, I have been working as a couples and relationships counselor since 2012 and have a deep passion for helping people strengthen their relationships. I believe that life is meaningless without love and strive to spread this message through my work and personal life. In my free time, you can find me lost in a good book or engrossed in a movie, soaking up the latest creative inspiration. I am a proud resident of Greece, surrounded by my three amazing kids, and cherish every moment we get to explore and experience all the beauty this country has to offer.