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310 Breakup Quotes to Comfort You in Moving on

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

2. “You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.” – Cheryl Strayed 

3. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for with another woman—I’m not angry either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” – Haruki Murakami 

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

5. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them, but still move on without them.” – Mandy Hale 

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

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

8. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Michael Bassey Johnson 

9. “Someday, it’s gonna make sense.” – Michael Learns to Rock 

10. “If people refuse to look at you in a new light, and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” – Steve Maraboli

11. “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 

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

13. “How can I be reasonable? To me, our love was everything, and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.” – W. Somerset Maugham 

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

15. “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

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

17. “Isn’t it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterward? The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle―it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day, and throw away the key. It’s not an act of bitterness. It’s an act of self-preservation. It’s not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?” – Allyson Braithwaite Condie

18. “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 

19. “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

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

21. “I say this to you now. I love you, with no beginning, no end. I love you as you have become an extra necessary organ in my body. I love you as only a girl could love a boy. Without fear. Without . Wanting nothing in return, except that you allow me to keep you here in my heart, that I may always know your strength, your eyes, and your spirit that gave me freedom and let me fly.” – Jamie Weise

22. “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

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

24. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart. If you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” – C. Joybell C.

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

26. “I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

27. “When one door closes, another door 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

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

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

30. “The course of true love did never run smooth.” – William Shakespeare

31. “Because you can never go from going out to being friends, just like that. It’s a lie. It’s just something that people say they’ll do to take the permanence out of a breakup. And someone always takes it to mean more than it does and then is hurt even more when, inevitably, said ‘friendly’ relationship is still a major step down from the previous relationship, and it’s like breaking up all over again. But messier.” – Sarah Dessen

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

33. “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

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

35. “You asked why I couldn’t forgive you. It was because you were the love of my life, Harper. And you didn’t want to be. That’s hard to let go.” – Kristan Higgins

36. “To be 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 hurts so much because to you, that person’s opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.” – Jocelyn Soriano

37. “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

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

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

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

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

42. “Like some wines, our love could neither mature nor travel.” – Graham Greene

43. “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

44. “Time will make it worse! You’re the other half of his soul. He’s never going to get over you. And no matter how much you hope that you will, you’ll never get over him. You’re going to wake up one day and realize what you’ve done, and you’re going to regret the time you wasted apart from him for the rest of your life.” – Jamie McGuire

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

46. “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

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

48. “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

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

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

51. “Inhale the future, exhale the past.” – Anonymous

52. “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

53. “You are not lost. You are here. Stop abandoning yourself. Stop repeating this myth about love, and success that will land in your lap or evade you forever. Build a humble, flawed life from the rubble, and cherish that. There is nothing more glorious on the face of the earth than someone who refuses to give up, who refuses to give in to their most self-hating, discouraged, disillusioned self, and instead, learns slowly and painfully how to relish the feeling of building a hut in the middle of the suffocating dust.” – Heather Havrilesky

54. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

55. “Then 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

56. “Most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.” – Elle Woods

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

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

59. “In his eyes, there was no trace of what had happened between us earlier, and I could feel something inside me break. So that was that. We were finally, finally over.” – Jenny Han

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

61. “He is very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are.” – Christina Yang

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

63. “Take a step back today. Look at all those beautiful things you have.” – Rick Warren

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

65. “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.” – R.H.Sin

66. “Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” – Jocelyn Soriano

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

68. “If someone makes you miserable more than they make you happy, then it is time to let them go, no matter how much you love them.” – Anonymous

69. “No boyfriend, no problems.” – Anonymous

70. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

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

72. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” –

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

74. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Sparks

75. “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

76. “Two people who break up could never be friends. If they can stay friends, then it means that they are still in love or that they never were.” – Anonymous

77. “Breakup happens when two people feel uncomfortable in a relationship.” – Anonymous

78. “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.” – Anonymous

79. “The sad part is that I will probably end up loving you, without you, for much longer than I loved you when I knew you. Some people might find that strange. But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel for someone and the impact they have on you as a person, is in no way relative to the amount of time you have known them.” – Ranata Suzuki

80. “Stuart needs space and time as if this were physics and not a human relationship.” – Kathryn Stockett

81. “You broke my heart, and I don’t know how to live with a broken heart.” – Anonymous

82. “Six letters, two words, easy to say, hard to explain, harder to do: ‘move on.'” – Anonymous

83. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki

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

85. “If someone does not care about losing you, then move on. There are many people out there that would die if it meant losing you.” – Anonymous

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

87. “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

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

89. “Thought I couldn’t live without you. It’s gonna hurt when it heals too. Even though I really love you. I’m gonna smile cause I deserve to. Quickly, I’m learning to love again. All I know is I’mma be okay.” – Leona Lewis

90. “In your place, if there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out, don’t be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing, so as not to feel anything—what a waste!” – Professor Perlman

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

92. “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

93. “Be in love with your life—every minute of it.” –

94. “If you have to force it, it’s not for you. Love should come with ease, freedom, and space to expand.” – Alex Elle

95. “I’m not crying because of you. You’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” – Steve Maraboli

96. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love. I will keep my respect.” – Amit Kalantri

97. “If you really love someone, set them free. If they do not come back to you, then it was not meant to be.” – Anonymous

98. “Moving on is a simple thing. What it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

99. “There is an ocean of silence between us, and I am drowning in it.” – Ranata Suzuki

100. “It is sad how someone can go from being the reason you were smiling to being the reason that you cry yourself to sleep.” – Anonymous

101. “He loved me. He loved me, but he doesn’t love me anymore, and it’s not the end of the world.” – Jennifer Weiner

102. “You don’t need those people. By stepping aside, they’ve done you a favor. Because what you’ve got left after the fools have departed are the old souls and the true hearts. Those are the über cool sparkle rocket mind-blowers we’re after. Those are the people worthy of your love.” – Cheryl Strayed

103. “The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to, every day.” – Sum Nan

104. “I had many reasons to give up on you, but I chose to stay. You had many reasons to stay, but you chose to give up.” – Anonymous

105. “I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” – Dr. Seuss

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

107. “Ask yourself, ‘Who would Columbus be today if he hadn’t had the courage to lose sight of the shore back then?’” – Anonymous

108. “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.” – Anonymous

109. “I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities makes it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.” – Criss Jami

110. “Breakups aren’t always meant for makeups. Sometimes. when a relationship ends, it is time for you to wake up.” – Anonymous

111. “You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.” – Fannie Flagg

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

113. “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” –

114. “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.” – Anonymous

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

116. “Her heart had grown so familiar to the pain of life without him that to respond now seemed too large a pleasure she could not endure. If pain was love, then she loved fiercely. Yet, she knew she could not be near that boy again.” – Jamie Weise

117. “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

118. “Some people think that holding on makes you stronger, but sometimes, it is the opposite. Sometimes, letting go can make you stronger.” – Anonymous

119. “If you suffer, it is because of you. If you feel blissful, it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible—only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too.” –

120. “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

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

122. “Six months, two weeks, four days, and I still don’t know which month it was then or what day it is now. I replace cafés with crowded bars and empty roads with broken bottles, and this town is healing me slowly but still not slow or fast enough because there’s no right way to do this. There is no right way to do this. There is no right way to do this.” – Charlotte Eriksson

123. “Worst part of life is saying goodbye to someone with whom you want to spend your entire life. It hurts very much.” – Anonymous

124. “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

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

126. “It hurts to breathe because every breath I take proves, I can’t live without you.” – Anonymous

127. “You think that you are an iconoclast, but you’re not. You just move or replace what you cannot have. If you fail at something, you retreat into something else. Nothing changes you. I left you because I knew I could never change you. You would stand in the room so still sometimes as if the greatest betrayal of yourself would be to reveal one more inch of your character.” – Michael Ondaatje

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

129. “Sometimes, you have to accept that just because you can have room for someone in your heart. It does not always mean that you should have room for them in your life.” – Anonymous

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

131. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” – Marian Keyes

132. “We have to be whole people to find whole love.” – Cheryl Strayed

133. “The way they leave tells you everything.” –

134. “What you left behind is past. Look forward, there are more beautiful things waiting for you.” – Anonymous

135. “Never regret a relationship that has ended. If it was good, then that is wonderful. If it was bad, then you have experience.” – Anonymous

136. “I pray that former rejection and deep hurts will not color what I see and hear now.” – Sue Augustine

137. “No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

138. “I used to think that asking you out was the hardest and scariest thing that I would ever have to do. You were everything that I thought I wanted, but would you want me back? But now I realize that saying goodbye forever is the hardest thing to do.” – Anonymous

139. “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heartbreak 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

140. “One of cruelest things a person can do is to awaken someone’s love without the intention of truly loving them.” – Anonymous

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

142. “Sometimes, you just have to live your life, even if that means letting go of someone who meant the world to you.” – Anonymous

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

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

145. “After a breakup, the memories are fresh, and the pain is still raw. But after some time, it all fades away, and you start to heal.” – Anonymous

146. “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

148. “I like my relationships like I like my eggs—over easy.” – Jared Kintz

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

150. “I hope you step on a Lego.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

154. “It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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

156. “He’s going to be sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past, forget the pain, and remember what an incredible woman you are.” – Drake

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

158. “When you have had your heart broken, you will be afraid to give it to someone ever again. But you have to trust that one day, the right person will come along, and that person will treat your heart the way it deserves to be treated.” – Anonymous

159. “When your heart is broken, you might sit there wondering if you will ever be enough for anyone. You are enough, who always have been, and you always will be enough, no matter what happens.” – Anonymous

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

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

162. “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

163. “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

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

165. “When you leave weary of me, without a word, I shall gently let you go.” – Kim Sowol​

166. “You made my heart break, and that made me who I am.” – Little Mix

167. “When it’s only in my memory, it don’t hit me quite the same.” –

168. “You’re doing great out there without me, baby. Like a damn sociopath.” – Olivia Rodrigo

169. “Falling for you was my mistake.” – The Weeknd

170. “Once upon a time, it was made 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

171. “Did it frighten you, how we kissed when we danced on the light-up floor?” – Lorde

172. “Thank you, next.” – 

173. “I cannot play myself again. I should just be my own best friend.” – Amy Winehouse

174. “Does it ever get lonely, thinking you could live without me?” – Halsey

175. “Three. Don’t be his friend. You know you’re gonna wake up in his bed in the morning. And if you’re under him, you ain’t gettin’ over him.” – Dua Lipa

176. “Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else.” – Hailee Steinfeld

177. “Maybe if I tell myself enough. Maybe if I do. I’ll get over you.” – Ingrid Michaelson

178. “We are never, ever, ever, getting back together.” – Taylor Swift

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

180. “I’m sitting eyes wide open, and I got one thing stuck in my mind. Wondering if I dodged a bullet, or just lost the love of my life.” – Zayn

181. “I’ll tell you something, Harpy. It never even occurred to me that we wouldn’t make it. And it never occurred to you that we would. You were just waiting for us to go down in flames. I thought we could get through anything.” – Kristan Higgins

182. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.” – The Quest Within

183. “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

184. “Those days are gone, and good fucking riddance to them. Unhappiness really meant something back then. Now it’s just a drag, like a cold or having no money. If you really wanted to mess me up, you should have got to me earlier.” – Nick Hornby

185. “Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?” – Leo Tolstoy

186. “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.” – Ranata Suzuki

187. “When a breakup happens, you see your world falling down around you. Each memory that you have built together one brick at a time has tumbled down and lies at your feet. But this relationship that has been left in ruins is a chance to build something new, and something better, with someone who is new, and better than your last relationship.” – Anonymous

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

189. “So, you have just seen the end of your relationship, and you are sitting here feeling worthless and unloved. Over time, you will meet someone who will make you feel like the treasure that you are. You may not feel that way now, but you will be surprised at what time can do. Time heals, and it opens up possibilities for us that we never knew existed.” – Anonymous

190. “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

191. “I think, perhaps, I will always hold a candle for you—even until it burns my hand.” – Anonymous

192. “When you finally realize that you are worth more than an unhappy relationship, and have the courage to end it and move on, you are finally free.” – Anonymous 

193. “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

194. “Throwing away a diamond doesn’t make it less valuable. It doesn’t make it worthless.” – Anonymous

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

196. “I can feel myself slowly fading from your mind.” – Hritwik Ghosh

197. “I felt that when I was sad, you would be with me, but now you are nowhere.” – Anonymous

198. “We used to trust each other now. We hate each other.” – Anonymous

199. “My mouth says, ‘I’m okay.’ My fingers text, ‘I’m fine.’ My heart says ‘I’m broken.'” – Anonymous

200. “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

201. “Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” – Nikita Gill

202. “‘That’s what happens,’ she said. ‘You let people in, and they destroy you.'” – Hasna

203. “Mate, if you choose to lock your heart away, you lose it forever.” –

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

205. “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle, and more like she had swallowed it whole, and it sat bruised, and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.” – Wendy Wunder

206. “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.” –

207. “Breaking up is just like having the worst nightmare after having the best dream.” – Anonymous

208. “Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we go back to page one and do it all over again?” – Winnie the Pooh

209. “My fear came true. After all, you left me for someone.” – Anonymous

210. “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

211. “The poison leaves, bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.” – Yasmin Mogahed

212. “Trust that an ending is followed by a beginning.” – Anonymous

213. “You have the right to leave someone, but at least tell them why cause what’s even more painful than being abandoned is knowing you’re not worth an explanation.” – Drake

214. “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

215. “If you lost it, it’s because you’re meant to find something better. Trust, let go, and make room for what’s coming.” – Mandy Hale

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

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

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

219. “You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!” –

220. “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

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

222. “Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

223. “Cheer up, sweet, beautiful girl. You are going to be in love again, and it will be magnificent.” – Anonymous

224. “Sometimes, you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.” – Anonymous

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

226. “Things to know about life. ‘No’ is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation.” – Anonymous

227. “In some relationships, there comes a time when the two people just outgrow each other.” – Anonymous

228. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed, but many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.” – C. JoyBell C.

229. “Don’t be sorry. I trusted you. My fault, not yours.” – Alfred Kubin

230. “One of the most difficult tasks in life is removing someone from your heart.” – Anonymous

231. “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

232. “Alone also means available for someone outstanding.” – Greg Behrendt

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

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

235. “The hardest part about walking away from someone is the part where you realize that, no matter how slowly you go, they will never run after you.” – Anonymous

236. “The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said, and never explained.” – Anonymous

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

238. “To love someone enough to let them go, you have to let them go forever. If you don’t, then you never really loved them much at all.” – Anonymous

239. “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

240. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a breakup.” – Mandy Hale

241. “I didn’t stop loving you. I decided to stop showing it because no matter how hard I tried, you wouldn’t get it.” – Anonymous

242. “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.” – Lish McBride

243. “In the middle of the block, she opened the door of a coffee shop, but they were playing one of the songs she had heard with Carol everywhere, and she let the door close and walked on. The music lived, but the world was dead. And the song would die one day, she thought, but how would the world come back to life?” – Patricia Highsmith

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

245. “But even so, every now and then, I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening, metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning.” – Haruki Murakami

246. “The last time I felt alive—I was looking into your eyes. Breathing your air. Touching your skin. Saying goodbye. The last time I felt alive, I was dying.” – Ranata Suzuki

247. “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

248. “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

249. “Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away, or eat it away, or starve it away, or walk it away, or punch it away, or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it, and love it, and move on, and be better for it, and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.” – Cheryl Strayed

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

251. “It hurts when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.” – Anonymous

252. “If the burden is too much, and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking, and sometimes does break. But when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love.” – Ayobami Adebayo

253. “It’s sad how people claim to love and care about you, and yet they replace you so quickly.” – Anonymous

254. “It’s amazing how one little conversation can change things forever.” – Anonymous

255. “So let’s ignore each other, try to pretend the other person doesn’t exist, but deep down, we both know it wasn’t supposed to end like this.” – Anonymous

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

257. “I wish you knew how much it destroyed me when you left.” – Anonymous

258. “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

259. “Sometimes, the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.” – Fulton Sheen

260. “Dear heart, this is what happens when you try to make decisions on your own. Sincerely, brain.” – Anonymous

261. “Nothing else ever seems to hurt like the smile on your face.” – Anonymous

262. “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

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

264. “He brought out the worst in me and was the best thing that ever happened to me.” – Coco J. Ginger

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

266. “That you were able to walk away gives me my answer as plain as day.” – Alfa H.

267. “I don’t want you back, but I would kill for the feeling of meeting you all over again.” – Jessica Katoff 

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

269. “I need to let go of this false hope that you will change your mind and come back to me.” – Anonymous

270. “It hurts when you see others like this because I want you to only see me like this.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

274. “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

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

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

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

278. “Sometimes, you have to forget what you want in order to remember what you deserve.” – Anonymous

279. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

280. “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

281. “I learned that people leave. Even if they have promised a thousand times that they won’t.” – Anonymous

282. “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

283. “Cease seeking a stranger’s heart to love when your own remains neglected.” – Sara Secora

284. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

285. “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die, and fall away, and the extends forward into the light.” – Bryant McGill

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

287. “He looks like a runway model. How in the world am I going to be able to reject that? The world is so unfair. Seriously, it’s like turning Brad Pitt down for a date. The girl who could actually do it should win an award for idiot of the century.” – Colleen Houck

288. “I used to feel that you are the one that I want in my life, but now I feel that you are the last person I want in my life.” – Anonymous

289. “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

290. “The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” – Neil Gaiman

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

292. “You never want me to cry, then why did you leave?” – Anonymous

293. “Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain, or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: ‘it’s over.'” – Maggi Richard

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

295. “It hurts a lot when things are not going how you want it.” – Anonymous

296. “A doctor once told me I feel too much. I said, ‘So does God. That’s why you can see the grand canyon from the moon.'” – Andrea Gibson

297. “The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.” – Alan Moore

298. “There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably. It’s the endings we’re unprepared for.” – Katherine Owen

299. “Stab the body, and it heals; but injure the heart, and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

300. “I tried hard to forget about you, but it still feels empty from inside.” – Anonymous

301. “After a breakup, be careful of focusing too much on the ‘why’s’ and the ‘what if’s.’ You want to be able to allow new, positive things to enter your life, and you cannot do that if you keep looking back on the past.” – Anonymous

302. “A soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest, but the one who makes you feel the most.” – Sierra DeMulder

303. “Broken hearts hurt, but they will make you strong.” – Anonymous

304. “Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.” – Javan

305. “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

306. “We draw maps of each other’s pasts. Heartbreaks colored in black. Grief outlined in purple. The happiest times shaded yellow. This is how we learn from each other. We are so scared and brave. We are so terrified and willing. We rewrite the definition of brave, and it is this. Love again. Love again. Love again.” – Fortesa Latifi

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

308. “When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” – Jodi Thomas

309. “You can victimize yourself by wallowing around in your own past.” – Wayne Dyer

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