13 Quotes For Those Who Are Broken But Strong

Ben White

Maybe you are unlucky in love, or maybe you just invest in the wrong people. Oftentimes it feels like we rip out our hearts to make it easier for those that want to crush them. We are told how love should look and feel, yet the love we find never seems to fulfill those descriptions. The love we find breaks us to our very cores and creates an emptiness that is greater than anything we have felt before.

Soulmates seem to be the most fictional story we have ever been told. Love seems to be just a tale that our hearts were tricked into believing. What we become within the heartache is not always pretty, but a strange strength emerges.

That strength is often masked in tear stained pillows and mascara smudges. That strength is found in the willingness to get out of bed when your body aches. You learn to move; you learn to rise; you learn to cope; you learn to move forward. Eventually, you learn to place the pieces back together and open your heart again.

For those that can relate, here are 13 quotes to see you through the pain:


You will find someone who will not find you difficult to love, and they will take on the task of loving you back to life.

—Alex Elle


It’s not always just the heart. Sometimes your mind breaks as well.

—R. H. Sin


Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

—Dalai Lama


Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.

—Charlotte Erikkson


Our hardships have eternal purpose.

—Donald L Hallstrom


Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word, memory, and mistake. Collect hope.

—Bryant McGill


Dance on broken glass, build castles with shattered dreams and wear your tears like precious pearls. Proud. Strong. Unshakable.

—Anita Krizzan


You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.



Destroy the part of you that searches for angels in places you know only monsters exist.

—Erin Van Vuren


A woman who opens her heart to love you, when it’s already broken is braver than any person you’ll ever meet.

—Steven Benson


I’ve always had a habit of loving too hard, thinking too much, and holding on too tightly. Moderation has never been my strong suit.

—Rachel Firmin


The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.

—Marcus Aurelius


For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.

—Cynthia Occelli Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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Jamie Kensinger

A millennial with a Framed Higher Ed degree, not working in Higher Ed.

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