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November 5, 2013

24 Heart-Wrenching Quotes About Moving On After A Breakup

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1. You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them. – John Green
2. Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup. – Drake
3. New clothes are a great way to deal after a breakup. A good mix CD also helps you get through it and… you know, 72 hours of ice cream. – Jennifer Love Hewitt
4. After a breakup, it takes a couple weeks for the fog to settle, but it’s always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them. – Brittany Murphy
5. I tell people this: It’s hard to write about walking in the park, but it’s easy to write about a breakup. – Kris Allen
6. I can still love an ex as a person, regardless if the breakup was bad. I would never wish anything negative on them. It takes more energy to hate them than to wish them well. – Ashley Greene
7. Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. – Johnny Cash
8. The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That’s what happens in all of them. – Matthew McConaughey
9. Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man. Just stop calling. – Matt LeBlanc
10. When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death. – Dennis Quaid
11. There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won’t stand for that. – Steve Martin
12. Sometimes when you’re with somebody, and all their stuff is at your house, it’s so hard to break up with them. – Bam Margera
13. Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it’s particularly tough when it’s being documented and you see the person’s picture everywhere. Most people don’t have that added problem when they break up with someone. – Winona Ryder
14. If you break up with your partner, go straight to the studio. You’re going to make great music. – B.o.B.
15. It’s an unwritten rule – girl friends’ boyfriends are off limits, even after they break up. – Kristen Cavallari
16. I break up very well. I am a good breaker-upper. – Simon Cowell
17. Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it. – Morton Hunt
18. If you break up with a girlfriend or a boyfriend, you’re in this vulnerable state where you’re still kind of half in the relationship with them, but you’re single, and it takes a while to feel solid in yourself again. – Sam Palladio
19. The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. – Gwyneth Paltrow
20. Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. – Charles Dickens
21. 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
22. Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey
23. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
24. What’s that line from TS 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
image – Blue Valentine

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