Heart Broken Quotes: Sayings About Love Now Lost

Sometimes when one is feeling a bit heart broken, quotes from others who understand the loss of love can help to make one feel a little less alone in the world. Heart broken quotes can also bring a bit of enlightenment towards the future and help to kick start the process of preparing to move on and heal. If you’re just coming out of a relationship or you know someone who is, then you’re probably looking for some inspiration or understanding from others who know what you’re going through in words that you might not feel capable of saying just yet.

The following is a collection of heart broken quotes that might help you grieve and overcome the heartache.


“You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain is until you have lost it.” – Unknown Source

“It hurts the most when the person that made you feel special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.” – Unknown Source

“The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.” – Unknown Source

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – Neil Gaiman

“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Where you used to be there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

“You say that love is nonsense. I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.” – Henry Brooks Adams

“He who has never experienced hurt cannot experience true love.” – Tristan Loo

“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 places as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell

“Nothing lasts forever. I think that’s the easiest lesson we all learn the hardest way.” – Unknown Source

“Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.” – Unknown Source

“Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.” – Unknown Source

“Don’t you dare remember me the moment I start forgetting you.” – Unknown Source

“A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all pains, the greatest pain it is to love, but love in vain.” – Abraham Cowley

Moving On

“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. –Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.” – Unknown Source

“If someone you love hurts you, cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.” – Unknown Source

“Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.” – Unknown Source

“Too often we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. Too often we’re too stubborn to say ‘I’m sorry, I was wrong.’ Too often it seems we hurt the ones closest to our hearts, and we let the most foolish things tear us apart.” – Unknown Source

“No one is worth your tears, and the person who is won’t make you cry.” – Unknown Source

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave it broken than to try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – Unknown Source

“There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.” – Unknown Source

“You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts


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

“If you leave without a reason, don’t come back with an excuse.” – Unknown Source

“Don’t cry because it’s over—smile because it happened.” – Unknown Source

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

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

“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” – Max Lerner

“A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.” – Unknown Source

“I believe in second chances, I just don’t think everyone deserves them.” – Unknown Source

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” – African Proverb

Hopefully you’ve found these heart broken quotes to be somewhat sympathetic and maybe even a little uplifting!