28 Quotes From Your Favorite TV Characters To Get You Through Your Next Big Heart Break

How I Met Your Mother
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1. “So me and this girl Eloise were together for a while, and everything was great. But when things started getting serious, she dumped me. Man, that hurt like hell. But there were times when I thought I would never get over it. But, time passed, I moved on, and then the day came when I didn’t think about her as much. Then a couple more days came along and I thought about her even less, and then one day I didn’t think about her at all. And then that made me sad.”
— Red Forman, That ‘70s Show

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2. “Troll the respawn, Jeremy.”
— Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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3. “Because sometimes even if you know how something’s going to end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.”
— Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

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4. Lorelai Gilmore: I think what you really need to do today is wallow.
Rory Gilmore: Wallow?
Lorelai: Oh yeah. Get back in your pajamas, got to bed, eat nothing but gallons of ice cream and tons of pizza. Don’t take a shower or shave your legs or put on any kind of makeup at all. And just sit in the dark and watch a really sad movie and have a good long cry and just wallow. You need to wallow.
— Gilmore Girls

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5. “No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends.”
— Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

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6. “Yeah, well, you weren’t very nice. You hurt me, okay? You hurt my feelings. But I can deal with it because I have my big girl pants on.”
— Shoshanna Shapiro, Girls

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7. Nick Miller: Do you ever miss when we were just friends, Jess? And there wasn’t this pressure to be together and to be …
Jess Day: Be different people?
Nick: Yes. Be different people. I’m sorry, but I’m not that guy who’s gonna put the toy together. That’s just not me. I’m the kind of guy who’s gonna leave it in the box.
Jess: I don’t want you to be that guy. I want you to be yourself.
Nick: I want you to be yourself.
New Girl

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8. “I am okay. I may not seem okay, and I may not be okay now, but I am like, okay.”
– Marnie Michaels, Girls

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9. “Because I’m giving up, Jenna. I did the math. How many times does a woman meet Mr. Right? I’ve had three chances: Floyd, then Carol, and I was once in an elevator with Tom Brokaw. And I blew all three. Opportunities! So I am making my graceful transition into spinsterhood. I have adopted this cat, named her Emily Dickinson.”
— Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

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10. “I am beginning to feel like the only way to truly get over someone that you cared a lot about is to start a new chapter.”
— Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

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11. “I didn’t want a life separate from Luke, and that’s all he could give me. It’s like Luke is driving a car and I just want to be in the passenger seat. He’s locked the door and I have to hold onto the bumper. I am not even asking him to open the door for me, just leave it unlocked and say come in, but he didn’t do that. So I am hanging on to the bumper and life goes on and the car goes on, and I get really badly bruised and I’m hitting potholes. And it hurts. It really hurts. So yesterday I had to let go of the bumper. Because it hurts too much.”
— Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

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12. “I gained another pound today … But I think it’s a pound of knowledge.”
— Frankie, Grace & Frankie

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13. Rachel Green: No. I can’t, you’re a totally different person to me now. I used to think of you as somebody that would never, ever hurt me, ever. God, and now I just can’t stop picturing with her, I can’t. It doesn’t matter what you say, or what you do, Ross. It’s just changed, everything. Forever.
Ross Gellar: Yeah, but this can’t be it.
Rachel: Then how come it is?
— Friends

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14. “One time I was dating this guy for a while, and then he got down on one knee and he begged me never to call him again. One guy broke up with me while we were in the shower together. Skywriting isn’t always positive. Another time a guy invited me to a beautiful picnic with wine and flowers, and then when I tried to sit down, he said, ‘Don’t eat anything. Rebecca’s coming.’ And then he broke up with me.”
— Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

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15. “Fine, I’ll talk. You didn’t handle things right, at all. You could’ve talked to me. You could’ve told me that you were having trouble in school and weren’t going to graduate, and that your dad had been there, but you didn’t. And you ended up not taking me to my prom and not coming to my graduation and leaving again without saying goodbye again, and that’s fine, I get it, but that’s it for me. I’m going to Europe tomorrow and I’m going to Yale and I’m moving on. And I’m not going to pine. I hope you didn’t think I was going to pine, okay? I think… I think I may have loved you, but I just need to let it go. So, that’s it, I guess. Um, I hope you’re good. I want you to be good, and, um, okay, so, goodbye. That word sounds really lame and stupid right now, but there it is. Goodbye.”
— Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

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16. Grace: I raised his children. I shopped with his mother. I did every single thing so he wouldn’t have to worry about it. I played by all the rules. Why didn’t you tell me there were no rules? It’s not fair! … Why aren’t you angry? …
Frankie: Because… I’m heartbroken.
— Grace & Frankie

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17. “Sorry. Yeah. I just don’t know whether or not to start episode eight, because we were watching it together, you know, and I don’t want to move ahead without him. But I want to know what happened to Lady Sybil, you know?”
— Xiomara Villanueva, Jane the Virgin

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18. “The future is scary but you can’t just run back to the past because it’s familiar. Yes, it’s tempting.”
— Robin Scherbatsky, How I Met Your Mother

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19. “Cons. Wears too much makeup. Breasts: not anything to write home about. Insecure about body. I’m unhappy when I’m with her.”
— Michael Scott, The Office

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20. Dr. Bigelow: So you took a chance on being happy, even though you knew that later on you would be sad … So… what’s the problem?
Louie: I’m too sad…. Look, I liked the feeling of being in love with her. I liked it. But now she’s gone and I miss her and it sucks. And I didn’t think it was going to be this bad, and I feel like, why even be happy if it’s just going to lead to this, you know? It wasn’t worth it.
Dr. Bigelow: You know, misery is wasted on the miserable … I’m not entirely sure what your name is, but you are a classic idiot. You think spending time with her, kissing her, having fun with her, you think that’s what it was all about? That was love? This is love. Missing her, because she’s gone. Wanting to die … You’re so lucky. You’re like a walking poem. Would you rather be some kind of a fantasy? Some kind of a Disney ride? Is that what you want? Don’t you see? This is the good part. This is what you’ve been digging for all this time. Now you finally have it in your hand, this sweet nugget of love, sweet, sad love, and you want to throw it away. You’ve got it all wrong.
Louie: I thought this was the bad part.
Dr. Bigelow: No! The bad part is when you forget her, when you don’t care about her, when you don’t care about anything. The bad part is coming, so enjoy the heartbreak while you can, for God’s sakes.
— Louie

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21. “I am so sick of men like him [a GPS voice] bossing me around. I have my own opinions. I can do stuff without you.”
— Jacqueline Voorhees, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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22. “You may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone’s face, but there’s a third option: You can just let it go, and only when you do that is it really gone and you can move forward.”
— Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

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23. “You cry, m’lady. You have a good cry. That’s what’s needed now. And when you’re ready you can get to work. Because you are strong enough. You’re strong enough for the task.”
— Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey

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24. “Revenge fantasies never work out the way you want.”
— Marshall Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother

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25. “I love you Richard, but I love me more.”
— Samantha Jones, Sex and the City

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26. “Danny and I are having a modern uncoupling, like Coldplay and ‘Goop.’”
— Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

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27. “Seeing all of your beautiful faces, and Dennis’ jean jacket, I know that I don’t need anyone, but I do want to be loved. We all do. And if it didn’t work out between us, it’s just because I’m not finished becoming me yet. But I will find love someday.
Because I am a sailor on the sea of the human heart.”
— Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

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“Whenever I’m sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.”
— Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother TC mark

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