36 Break Up Quotes That Put It All In Perspective

Lots of highly quotable people have been there


(Last Updated on May 31, 2019 by Datezie Editors)

Cue the waterworks, warm up the violin and pour yourself a drink—getting through a breakup is no easy task. Though many factors come into play as you decompress, separate and create healthy boundaries, falling out of love is rarely as quick as falling into the relationship was. Especially for those twosomes who built a life together over several years, you’re not only tasked with removing your emotional bond but perhaps moving out of an apartment you shared, too.

During this difficult period of healing, it’s important to reach out to your patient friends who will allow you to hash out every last obsessive detail, and to take the mental space you need to process. Many people also seek the comfort and the professional advice of a therapist, a life coach or a psychiatrist who can come up with effective ways to move forward, without letting the past dictate too much of your future.

While it doesn’t work for everyone, it can also be helpful to read the inspiring words of authors, speakers, celebrities and other influencers on how to let go of the pain, regret and frustration. These break up quotes can really help you put everything you are feeling into perspective—and give you the extra dose of motivation you need to release those negative emotions and find your new self at the end of a dark situation. Here, ones to bookmark and read (and re-read) ASAP:


Break Up Quotes For Closure

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


“To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it.” —Unknown


“Let go of your mistakes and failures. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now.” —Joel Osteen


“You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” —The Goddess Rebellion


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


“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


Break Up Quotes For Knowing Your Worth


“The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away…” —R.H. Sin


“If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t. It’s not that complicated. Love, in most cases, betrays the one feeling it. Don’t waste moments waiting and wondering. Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.” ―Donna Lynn Hope


“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” —Chinese Proverb


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


“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


“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


“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


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


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” —Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


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


Break Up Quotes That Nail It

Nailed it

“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


“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


“Hearts live by being wounded.” –Oscar Wilde


“You go to work the next day pretending nothing happened. Your co-workers ask if everything’s okay and you tell them you’re just tired. And you’re trying to smile. And they’re trying to smile.” ―Richard Siken


“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


Breakup Quotes For Hope

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


“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


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


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


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


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


“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


Break Up Quotes to Make You Feel Empowered

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


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


“Why don’t you just pretend that the asshole dropped dead? You can’t call or write to a dead man. Put a couple of candles in front of his picture, say a few Hail Marys, and get it over with.” —Isabel Lopez


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” —Paulo Coelho


“One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” ―Mandy Hale


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


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


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