23 Sad (And Sadly True) Quotes About Breakups

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The sweetest misery is that caused by love.

—Alexandria Heather


No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on.

—Alexandra Elle


You know that saying about how you don’t know what you have until it’s gone—I already did know what I had, and now that she’s gone, I know even more.

—A. S. King


No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.



He didn’t realize she was his everything until he gave her up for everything else.

—Alexandria Heather


Loving you was like jumping into the dark side of a pool, and drowning.

—Lori Jenessa Nelson


That is when time stands still – when you watch the one you love, walk away.

—Mallika Nawal


A year of life spent with someone you love feels like a lifetime. Someone destroys that love it feels like a lifetime is gone. Why do people want to take lifetimes away?

—Kensley Hagan


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


I’ve been thinking that when people break up there’s usually a reason, and whatever it is, it’s still going to be there even if we do get back together.

—Paula Stokes


I know my heart will never be the same
But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay

—Sara Evans


I think the worst part about a breakup sometimes, if one could choose a worst part, would possibly be if you get out of a relationship, and you don’t recognize yourself because you changed a lot about you.

—Taylor Swift


Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.

—Mandy Hale


When you’re going through a breakup, you should just let yourself feel everything so you can get over it as opposed to pretending everything’s okay and dragging it out.

—Hannah Simone


You eventually erase her contact info from your phone but not the pictures you took of her in bed while she was naked and asleep, never those.

—Junot Díaz


You’ll get through this. And I know it’s impossible to believe right now, but it gets better. Trust me.

—Susane Colasanti


It won’t happen yet, Ellen mused, mashing cooked carrots for Jill’s lunch. Breakups seldom do. It will unfold slowly, one little tell-tale symptom after another like some awful, hellish flower.

—Sylvia Plath


When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love. How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed over British Rail sandwich…

—Helen Fielding


I knew this for a fact. Little by little, the ache to see him, to hear him would disappear. Little by little I’d forget how his arms felt, how his fingers felt, how his lips felt..the sound of his voice, the intensity of his gaze, all of it. Trace by trace it would slip from my mind, recede into foggy memory. The painful haze that dulled my present would melt into the past. Maybe not all the way, maybe there would be a few scars. Maybe I’d be different, but I’d be me again. Little by little.

—Jennifer DeLucy


After a breakup there’s a momentary relief that you’re free again. But that’s quickly eclipsed by all the good memories you had together and the realization that there won’t be any more of them.

—Daria Snadowsky


When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?

—Shannon L. Alder


You fall in love without knowing and break up when you know everything.

—Pratik Akkawar


Once fallen in true love, a person can’t really fall out of it, no matter what. How much ever you try to hate your better half, you’ll end up falling more instead. Some part of him will always reside in your heart.

—Mehek Bassi

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