Broken Heart Quotes: Finding Understanding in Words

When the heart shatters, it often feels like the world is crumbling around us.

During these times, words can have the power to comfort, and inspire.

Quotes about broken hearts not only resonate with our pain but also serve as a reminder that we are not alone in our suffering. We won’t be there first, and we certainly won’t be the last.

These quotes offer empathy, kindle hope, and inspire resilience.

Here’s a curated list of 50 broken heart quotes that encompass a spectrum of emotions, from the depths of despair to the heights of hope.

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Broken Heart Quotes

Heartbreak is a universal experience, and while it may feel insurmountable, the words of those who have felt it before us, can serve as a beacon, guiding us towards healing and hope:

“The cure for a broken heart is simple, my dear, time.” – Leo Christopher

“Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Sparks

“I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.” – Christie Brinkley

“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The saddest thing about love is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.” – William Faulkner

“The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.” – Shannon L. Alder

“When you go through heartbreak, you just do the things that get you by. Eventually, you realize it’s about making the most of life.” – Britney Spears

“Every heartbreak makes it hard to keep the faith.” – Lady Gaga

“The hardest thing about realizing you don’t love me, is that you spent so much time pretending that you did.” – Anonymous

“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Lamartine

“The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat

“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl S. Buck

“You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else.” – Douglas Booth

“Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.” – L. Ron Hubbard

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

“A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse

“I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.” – Heidi Klum

“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans

“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday.” – Leo Buscaglia

“I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts

“Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” – Maza Dohta

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami

“Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” – Francoise Sagan

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe.” – Anonymous

“Every time you think of him, it’s like getting cut anew. But not thinking about him is like living outside time.” – Sarah Dessen

“To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson

“You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.” – Truman Capote

“To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person.” – Jocelyn Soriano

“You find out what you are made of when you have a broken heart. If it happens early and often, all the better.” – Isabel Gillies

“Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.” – Jodi Picoult

“It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles.” – Jocelyn Soriano

“So here’s the thing with broken hearts. No matter how you try, the pieces never fit the way they did before.” – Ed Sheeran

“Sometimes, the only soul that can mend a broken heart is the one that broke it. For they are the ones holding all the pieces.” – Patti Roberts

“I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic of circumstances. That guise lasted until I was intimately touched by death, deep hurt, raw fear, and real grief.” – Bridgette Nicole

“Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” – Mineko Iwasaki

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” – Haruki Murakami

“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” – Robert James Waller

“A final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works.” – T.E. Kalem

“When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” – Unknown

“The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson

“Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – The Wizard of Oz

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