300 Breakup Quotes to Help You to Move On

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Breakup Quotes

1. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

2. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” – Amit Kalantri

3. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

4. “It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

5. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” – Jonathan Harnisch

6. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” – Haruki Murakami

7. “He was both everything I could ever want and nothing I could ever have.” – Ranata Suzuki

8. “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson

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

10. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… but still move on without them.” – Mandy Hale

11. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT. Goodbye.” – Steve Maraboli

12. “I had someone once who made every day mean something. And now… I am lost… And nothing means anything anymore.” – Ranata Suzuki

13. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

14. “Someday it’s gonna make sense.” – Unknown

15. “It’s going to be OK.” – Unknown

16. “The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to everyday.” – Unknown

17. “I didn’t stop loving you. I decided to stop showing it because no matter how hard I tried, you wouldn’t get it.” – Unknown

18. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” – Marian Keyes

19. “The hardest thing I’ll ever do is walk away still loving you.” – Unknown

20. “I have poured my heart out. And now I am empty.” – Ranata Suzuki

21. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Para

22. “You’ll always be my favorite ‘what if’.” – Unknown

23. “No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” – Faraaz Kazi

24. “Trust that an ending is followed by a beginning.” – Unknown

25. “The way they leave tells you everything.” – Unknown

26. “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

27. “The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did.” – Unknown

28. “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry

29. “He’s going to be sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past, forget the pain and remember what an incredible woman you are.” – Unknown

30. “I like my relationships like I like my eggs – over easy.” – Jared Kintz

31. “Things to know about life: ‘No’ is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation.” – Unknown

32. “When you leave weary of me without a work, I shall gently let you go.” – Kim Sowol

33. “One day, I hope you look back at what we had, and regret every single thing you did to let it end.” – Unknown

34. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.” – Unknown

35. “Cheer up, sweet, beautiful girl. You are going to be in love again and it will be magnificent.” – Unknown

36. “You made me feel like I was hard to love and I will never forgive you for that.” – Unknown

37. “Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.” – Unknown

38. “My life has become this one big I don’t know.” – Unknown

39. “I can feel myself slowly fading from your mind.” – Unknown

40. “And one day, your name didn’t make me smile anymore.” – Unknown

41. “No more tears, because I didn’t lose you. You lost me.” – Unknown

42. “Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” – Nikita Gill

43. “’That’s what happens,’ she said. ‘You let people in, and they destroy you.” – Unknown

44. “We started with a simple hello but ended with a complicated goodbye.” – Unknown

45. “I felt so much that I started to feel nothing.” – Unknown

46. “Don’t be sorry. I trusted you. My fault, not yours.” – Unknown

47. “The only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.” – Unknown

48. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

49. “I didn’t lose you. You lost me. You’ll search for me inside of everyone you’re with and I won’t be found.” – R.H.Sin

50. “Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Unknown

51. “It just hurts. A lot…” – Unknown

52. “Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have.” – Unknown

53. “Dear, heart, this is what happens when you try to make decisions on your own. Sincerely, Brain.” – Unknown

54. “The course of true love did never run smooth.” – William Shakespeare

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

56. “He put me through hell and I called it love.” – Unknown

57. “I need to let go of this false hope that you will change your mind and come back to me.” – Unknown

58. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Unknown

59. “How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.” – W. Somerset Maugham

60. “Because you can never go from going out to being friends, just like that. It’s a lie. It’s just something that people say they’ll do to take the permanence out of a breakup. And someone always takes it to mean more than it does, and then is hurt even more when, inevitably, said ‘friendly’ relationship is still a major step down from the previous relationship, and it’s like breaking up all over again. But messier.” – Sarah Dessen

61. “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

62. “To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.” – Jocelyn Soriano

63. “Like some wines our love could neither mature nor travel.” – Graham Greene

64. “You asked why I couldn’t forgive you,” Nick said, very quietly, and I jumped a little. “It was because you were the love of my life, Harper. And you didn’t want to be. That’s hard to let go.” – Kristan Higgins

65. “Time will make it worse! You’re the other half of his soul. He’s never going to get over you. And no matter how much you hope that you will… you’ll never get over him. You’re going to wake up one day and realize what you’ve done, and you’re going to regret the time you wasted apart from him for the rest of your life.” – Jamie McGuire

66. “Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” – Jocelyn Soriano

67. “Stuart needs “space” and “time,” as if this were physics and not a human relationship.” – Kathryn Stockett

68. “You fell in love with a storm. Did you really think you would get out unscathed?” – Nikita Gill

69. “I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.” – Criss Jami

70. “… the sad part is, that I will probably end up loving you without you for much longer than I loved you when I knew you. Some people might find that strange. But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel for someone and the impact they have on you as a person, is in no way relative to the amount of time you have known them.” – Ranata Suzuki

71. “He brought out the worst in me, and was the best thing that ever happened to me.” – Coco J. Ginger

72. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki

73. “Her heart had grown so familiar to the pain of life without him, that to respond now seemed too large a pleasure she could not endure. If pain was love, then she loved fiercely. Yet knew she could not be near that boy again.” – Jamie Weise

74. “I’ll tell you something, Harpy,” he said, his voice almost a whisper now. “It never even occurred to me that we wouldn’t make it. And it never occurred to you that we would. You were just waiting for us to go down in flames. I thought we could get through anything.” – Kristan Higgins

75. “Those days are gone, and good fucking riddance to them; unhappiness really meant something back then. Now it’s just a drag, like a cold or having no money. If you really wanted to mess me up, you should have got to me earlier.” – Nick Hornby

76. “You put me through hell. On purpose. Made me suffer. And there’s no end in sight. I don’t know what the fuck you’re doing, ace, but this Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shit ain’t cutting it with me.” – Sylvia Day

77. “The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris

78. “There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.” – Ranata Suzuki

79. “I knew that somewhere God was laughing. He had taken the other half of my heart, the one person who knew me better than I knew myself, and He had done what nothing else could do. By bringing us together, He had set into motion the one thing that could tear us apart.” – Jodi Picoult

80. “Why don’t you just pretend that the asshole dropped dead? You can’t call or write to a dead man. Put a couple of candles in front of his picture, say a few Hail Marys, and get it over with.” – Isabel Lopez

81. “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.” – Ranata Suzuki

82. “If you’re searching for a quote that puts your feelings into words – you won’t find it. You can learn every language and read every word ever written – but you’ll never find what’s in your heart. How can you? He has it.” – Ranata Suzuki

83. “It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.” – Jocelyn Soriano

84. “I think perhaps I will always hold a candle for you – even until it burns my hand. And when the light has long since gone… I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply because I cannot let go.” – Ranata Suzuki

85. “When you experience loss, people say you’ll move through the 5 stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. What they don’t tell you is that you’ll cycle through them all every day.” – Ranata Suzuki

86. “I miss that feeling of connection. Knowing he was out there somewhere thinking about me at the same time I was thinking about him.” – Ranata Suzuki

87. “Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.” – Robert Frost

88. “Though these words will never find you, I hope that you knew I was thinking of you today and that I was wishing you every happiness. Love Always, The girl you loved once.” – Ranata Suzuki

89. “Wait!” he yelled. I didn’t turn around, I walked faster. Then I heard him slam his fist on the hood of his car. I almost stopped. Maybe I would have if he’d followed me. But he didn’t. He got in his car and he left, just like he said he would.” – Jenny Han

90. “I raised you so high that every other man on earth is now doomed to live in your shadow.” – Ranata Suzuki

91. “The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.” – David Wolpe

92. “Some things a heart won’t listen to, I’m still holding out for you.” – Unknown

93. “When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

94. “It took a while for her to figure out she could run but when she did she was long gone, long gone…” – Keith Urban

95. “But every spiteful word she ever wrote him was effortless love clenched in her fists. Her heart screaming for stability in this fiery game of desire.” – Jamie Weise

96. “I didn’t love you to seek revenge. I didn’t love you out of loneliness or unhappiness. I didn’t love you for any of the misguided reasons that time might convince you I did. I just loved you because you’re you.” – Ranata Suzuki

97. “You and I both know that love is for children,” he said. ”We’re adults. Compatibility is for adults.” ”Compatibility is for my Bluetooth and my car,” Teresa replied. ”Only they get along just fine, and my car never makes my bluetooth feel like shit.” – Maggie Stiefvater

98. “It’s times like this… when it’s over a year later and I’m still crying over you that I want to turn to you and say: See… This is why I asked you never to kiss me.” – Ranata Suzuki

99. “And now you’ve lost the only thing that ever made you feel alive.” – Keith Urban

100. “Do the things that you always wanted to, without me there to hold you back, don’t think just do, more than anything I want to see you go, take a glorious bite out of the whole world.” – Snow Patrol

101. “She laid her heart and soul right in your hands And you stole her every dream and crushed her plans She never even knew she had a choice And that’s what happens when the only voice she hears is telling her she can’t You stupid boy.” – Keith Urban

102. “Somehow everything I own smells of you, and for the tiniest moment it’s all not true.” – Snow Patrol

103. “The last time I felt alive – I was looking into your eyes. Breathing your air… touching your skin… Saying goodbye… The last time I felt alive… I was dying.” – Ranata Suzuki

104. “It’s difficult for me to imagine the rest of my life without you. But I suppose I don’t have to imagine it… I just have to live it.” – Ranata Suzuki

105. “Loving a man shouldn’t have to be this rough.” – Tim McGraw

106. “I would have followed you to hell and back… if only you’d lead me back.” – Ranata Suzuki

107. “Your smile and your laughter lit my whole world.” – Ranata Suzuki

108. “Though life has fated that we never cross paths again, don’t ever feel alone. For we are parallel and I will always be by your side.” – Ranata Suzuki

109. “Hold on to the thought that no emotion lasts forever, no matter how wonderful or how terrible the emotion may be. The tears may last a little longer than you would like, but it will get better. I promise.” – Osayi Osar-Emokpae

110. “Whatever I learned, Whatever I knew, Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew, Away in some dilemma, Always in some confusion, The purpose of this life, Seems like an illusion!” – Mehek Bassi

111. “The best way to lose a woman was to show her a kind of life that one could offer her for only a few days.” – Erich Maria Remarque

112. “Everything is alright when you’re here, when you’re right next to me, when my hand is in yours. Don’t leave me. Don’t leave me empty handed.” – Elizabeth Brooks

113. “You will not be my X, but you will always be my full story from (A to Z).” – Unknown

114. “But that’s the thing with death. The whisper of it descent travels fast and wide, and people must’ve know I’d become a corpse because nobody even came to view the body.” – Gayle Forman

115. “There had to be one universe – just this one – where we don’t end up together. Here and now just happens to be it.” – Gaby Dunn

116. “The world needs someone they can admire from a distance; from a very far distance.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

117. “Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

118. “New hair, new clothes-the classic relationship break-up makeover,” Jake said. Delaney stared at him for a beat. In a way, he was right. She was breaking up with Sam. He just didn’t know it.” – Sarah Mayberry

119. “I wear a necklace of hope with pearly beads. When I met you, it broke, and the beads spilled all over the floor, into the gutters.” – Karen Quan

120. “I planned my whole future around Adam,’ she said now, quietly. ‘And now I have nothing.’ ‘No,’ I told her, ‘now you just don’t have Adam. There’s a big difference, Lissa. You just can’t see it yet.” – Sarah Dessen

121. “The boy she’d once loved was gone, and she’d accept it. But even if she didn’t want Eric back, he’d hurt her. He was the enemy, and the Universal Girl Code stipulated friends should band together in hating the ****** till death.” – Melissa Landers

122. “Our foundation is rocky because we made a home in each other’s skin. the damage is beginning to show.” – K.Y. Robinson

123. “That feeling you get when you want to tell someone you love them, and there is no one there..” – Melody Carstairs

124. “Denis’s love for Mattia had burned itself out, like a forgotten candle in an empty room, leaving behind a ravenous discontent.” – Paolo Giordano

125. “It was interesting for us to watch, how he didn’t even have to go anywhere in order to leave her.” – Akwaeke Emezi

126. “… finally I see that it’s never been me, just a blanket that keeps you warm. Easily tossed along when something flashier or someone prettier comes along. Your heart I held so carefully, I see, this was all just a game.” – Coco J. Ginger

127. “The only place I ever felt at home was with you. There isn’t a place for me anywhere anymore… I’ve been evicted.” – Ranata Suzuki

128. “He cared less, so they cared more. He said it was beautiful. I knew he was broken.This was his game.” – Jamie Weise

129. “Some men can love forever, some for six years, some for six months, and others for six hours.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

130. “You and I again and again. Always, almost never enough. A world of almosts.” – Ayushee Ghoshal

131. “I know that asshole you were with in college.” “Can we leave that asshole out of it?” Please, gentlemen, one asshole at a time.” – Josh Lanyon

132. “If I don’t see the reason of someone being my friend, chances are, we are just floating and I need a ship to set sail.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

133. “Your ability to make me feel like I was less than I was, took awhile to recover from. But after ripping my own self worth to shreds for so long, I realized that I wasn’t less just because I was more than your inexperienced hands could handle.” – Alfa H

134. “We are aware that blaming and arguing can never help us and only create a wider gap between us; that only understanding, trust, and love can help us change and grow.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

135. “I still wake up with things to tell you.” – Trista Mateer

136. “There’s a certain sadness that comes to one who falls in love, the same sadness which is echoed once that love ends.” – Paul Kellie

137. “Battle scars aren’t the only marks of a testimony. Sometimes, the testimony is just the fact that you are unscathed, that the relationship that didn’t work out saved you a headache, that the business deal fell through before it even started, or that you’re living a quiet, drama-free life. God is just as incredible in those moments as He is in the battle moments.” – Andrena Sawyer

138. “You’re lingering around me like a ghost. Wanting to climb into the body that once belonged to you. But there’s no home for you here. My heart stopped beating for your spirit long ago.” – Cambria Covell

139. “When a bird is released from its cage, it flies away and never returns. Like a bird, fly away to power and freedom.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

140. “4 AM and here we are. Awake, drunk on regrets, hungover on heartaches – without you.” – Ayushee Ghoshal

141. “The more you were not with a person, the more your lives diverged.” – Meg Wolitzer

142. “People rarely spoke of a breakup as tragic; instead, breakups were part of life. But when you and the other person broke up, you could look for them everywhere, and maybe you would physically find them, but even if they were the same person, they were not for you; they were not yours. The evaporation of love was like a kind of death.” – Meg Wolitzer

143. “When the world had yet its fill of me, and there was so much left to see; my love, I should have left you when, there was time for me to start again.” – Lang Leav

144. “Some men are each a ladies’ man. Some women are each a men’s lady.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

145. “Hurt flared, and she could no longer hide it. When she spoke, her voice was small. “I don’t deny it. It’s always been you.” She watched him react to the words, watched him register the truth in them. And then she said, “I just wish it were anyone else.” And with that, she turned and – pride be damned – she fled.” – Sarah MacLean

146. “We are both wounded in our own way and, like a pair of tectonic plates shifting over time, our wounds will gradually grate against one another’s, causing damage at a glacial pace. Neither of us will notice until it’s too late.” – Hazel Hayes

147. “They say women have intuition, but men can smell a competitor across state lines.” – Lily King

148. “There is still something worse than a breakup, that is keeping the other person in your heart even though you are no longer together. I mean, maybe it’s a test, if you want to understand someone, really want to understand someone, you should try to divide at least once, only once.” – Wahid Bhat

149. “Don’t question the adjustments in your life. You have to trust what God allows.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

150. “We were meant to be indeed, but only for a season.” – Lidia Longorio

151. “I don’t want you to miss me, just remember that I was once in your life.” – Shashank Rayal

152. “Saying “I love you forever” won’t hold us together.” – Mike Skinner

153. “After break up we just miss the memories but we mistakenly think we miss the mate.” – Amit Kalantri

154. “People left, and if you loved too deeply, too fiercely, their swift and sudden absence could chill you to the soul.” – Kristin Hannah

155. “When you are happy with someone, you don’t care about people who are unhappy without you.” – Shashank Rayal

156. “Girls used breakup songs and ice cream. He had heavy metal and a sea of flaming-hot Cheetos. The end was the same though.” – Ellen Mint

157. “Passion may fade. Affection may wane. A heart may change. Falling in love can be a risky act if your love flows like driving a race car full speed ahead down the freeway. Risk assessment is needed for a romantic venture.” – Florence Chow

158. “Married people use a successful marriage as an advert for marriage, and a failed marriage as an advert for a good husband or wife.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

159. “Before misunderstanding someone, try to understand his situation. If a relationship is broken once, never be the same again.” – Srinivas Mishra

160. “If I promise to miss you, do you promise to go away?” – Tracy A. Malone

161. “There’s more than 7 billion people on earth, make sure you pick the right person for you.” – Abdelnacer Jabri

162. “It is possible for your ex, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your husband or wife, to no longer be your type.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

163. “Some people are happily single. Some are unhappily married.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

164. “Some women are not gold diggers. They dig for metals that are way more precious.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

165. “I had to heal… I had to stop trying to nourish my present life with expired moments. I had to move on… So that I could experience new love without being afraid of old pain.” – Steve Maraboli

166. “Stop looking for sympathy by posting about your breakup or the pain they cause. Move on! Do it for you!” – Keishorne Scott

167. “A breakup is like a death without a funeral.” – Hazel Hayes

168. “Being accused of cheating is infuriating, especially if you are cheating, or have cheated.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

169. “Most relationships and marriages that are older than 3 years owe their not having ended to compromise, trust, forgiveness, etc., good communication, and great lies.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

170. “The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing Alive enough to have strength to die;” – Thomas Hardy

171. “In this Fancy Town… Behind Cheerful faces and Bewitching eyes there’s a broken, left and untold past. Whelved divine soul what it used to be.” – Sahil Yadav

172. “Is there anything stranger as sleeping on the same bed with a man who has changed? Not in who he was, but in the way that he has looked at you.” – Dawn Lanuza

173. “Love hurts you to a point where neither can you stay single, nor can you make a move.” – Pratibha Malav

174. “When you went away you took the only piece of my heart that was left, so I had to make a brand new one.” – Lidia Longorio

175. “Prostitution is the admission of the fact that in some cases all the man wants from the woman is sex; and/or all the woman wants from the man is money.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

176. “They go and come back again. Because they know you’re never leaving.” – Nitya Prakash

177. “It is even more painful to have your heart broken by someone who you know does not deserve you.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

178. “Usually, a breakup is caused by, or causes, the revelation of one of the parties’ true colours.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

179. “When you said you loved me I thought you meant you’d stay I never expected it to end this way So now I have to get through my day Without you.” – Lidia Longorio

180. “Many a person thinks that he or she has stolen treasure – in the form of a thing, or a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife – from someone who thinks that he or she has been relieved of trash.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

181. “I definitely give more chances than I should, but when I’m done, I’m done. I mean it… like, that ship has sailed… and it was the Titanic. I’m done.” – Steve Maraboli

182. “Even after the most tragic death, the meanest divorce and the worst breakup, it is possible to heal over time.” – Itayi Garande

183. “I knew it was over. I just didn’t want to believe it.” – Lidia Longorio

184. “If heartbreak causes you to believe that love does not exist you have to remind yourself what you felt when you thought anything was possible.” – Lidia Longorio

185. “In some cases, we first need to disappoint or enrage someone, or to break their heart, for them to finally show us their true colours.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

186. “Any two people when they separate,it’s like splitting a log.The pieces aren’t even. One of them contains the core.” – James Salter

187. “Some people are very happy despite their ex’s absence; some, because of it.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

188. “It is almost always, not just ‘Mr Right’, but ‘Mr Right … For Now’.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

189. “The current girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband is often an utterly unsuccessful attempt to stop missing or loving the previous one.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

190. “Some people choose to remain in a dead marriage, mainly or even only because they do not want to be seen as responsible for the failure of their previous marriage, or marriages.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

191. “We can fall out of love at second sight.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

192. “I was the lava that needed physical and emotional protection in that cocoon, only to emerge as a butterfly with colourful multiple reflections.” – Itayi Garande

193. “How does an woman take back her edge after a breakup or divorce? By reconnecting with her sensuality.” – Lebo Grand

194. “Many of those who were left because of an argument with their partners were right.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

195. “We sometimes spend a trillion on a fight over a hundred.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

196. “Oftentimes someone leaves their partner who is comparable to the sun for someone else who is comparable to a spark.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

197. “Sometimes we are lucky to lose something or someone.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

198. “Starting this relationship seems to me one of the better things you’ve ever done, however it ends. We can’t separate it from how it ends.” – Iris Murdoch

199. “Would she suddenly grow into maturity and discard me as a relic from a failed past, the way I’d hoped to do to her when my year of sleep was over?” – Ottessa Moshfegh

200. “And now she had run into an emptiness more final than any words of rejection. He was gone and would make himself a stranger to her for ever.” – Iris Murdoch

201. “I have nearly completed your disappearance.” – Deborah Landau

202. “When you endure what’s unbearable, you become unbreakable.” – Kevin Anytime

203. “Breakups are an interesting thing. They break our hearts and free them at the same time. It’s excruciatingly liberating.” – Steve Maraboli

204. “i no longer wait for the sea to whisper your waves back to me…” – K.Y. Robinson

205. “How shall I unwind me from the spool of you?” – Jill Alexander Essbaum

206. “Not everything has the ability to break you and if something does then it was something precious to you.” – Shweta Tale

207. “The moment will come when the feelings in your heart get so heavy that even your body is exhausted.” – Laura Chouette

208. “the art of letting you go hasn’t been a graceful one.” – K.Y. Robinson

209. “It is better to break up than to let the relationship break you down.” – Toni Sorenson

210. “When he left… Time stopped. And all I could do was count raindrops.” – Mystqx Skye

211. “Life is not always about making memories, sometimes it’s about letting them go.” – Gagandeep Reehal

212. “What is this impulse in me to worship & crucify anyone who leaves me.” – Emily Skaja

213. “Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.” – Nitya Prakash

214. “You ran quite far and almost got away. But I set fire to your ghost, and the sweet, sick haze of that burning rose has found you out.” – Jill Alexander Essbaum

215. “These tragedies they write themselves. I always care that you don’t. You only care once I’m done.” – Ezinne Orjiako

216. “You don’t block the window anymore. The breeze is cooler without the thick sweat of your breath. Air more fresh, not stained by the dirty words delivered. This space kisses me in ways you never could.” – Benny Woith

217. “Marriage usually ends up turning one of the spouses into the other.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

218. “You can marry the right person today, yet be married to the wrong person someday … without having married again.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

219. “You’re a relief not to come home to. And now I’m free to come home.” – Benny Woith

220. “You used to find refuge in me but now you’re swimming against the current of us. my desperation grows more teeth trying to make you stay and ripping the sinews of my heart.” – K.Y. Robinson

221. “I feel, therefore, I am a fool.” – Abhaidev

222. “And forgot about me You forgot about me And what I meant to you And then it was over.” – Dorothea Lasky

223. “One does not hold their breath and say that they are breathing; Just the same, One cannot advance in life and remain the same.” – Gillian Duce

224. “How do you say goodbye to someone you can’t imagine living without? I didn’t say goodbye. I didn’t say anything. I just walked away.” – elizabeth

225. “Even if we have time, we don’t come home to ourselves. We try to keep ourselves constantly entertained – watching television, socialising, or using alcohol or drugs – because we don’t want to experience that suffering all over again.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

226. “If we can heal our wounded child, we will not only liberate ourselves, but we will also help liberate whoever has hurt or abused us. The abuser may also have been the victims of abuse.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

227. “You see black and white when I have millions of grey shades.” – Sajal Sazzad

228. “I am sorry that our friendship, or whatever name one may give to the obsessive relationship which has bound us together for so many years, should end in this way. This is not the place to utter its elegy.” – Iris Murdoch

229. “Forgive me for not being able to be with you.” – Iris Murdoch

230. “We’re all searching for a place where we feel safe and comfortable, a home where we can be truly ourselves. As we become more skilled in mindfulness and lay down the roots of fidelity, we can truly relax with our partner. All the restlessness and searching inside dissipates when we find our true home.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

231. “Only sometimes at night when I think that you live now and are somewhere, I shed tears.” – Iris Murdoch

232. “You know you’re fucked when those late night thoughts start hitting you in the middle of the day.” – Nitya Prakash

233. “Ever notice after a breakup the loyal one stays single and deals with the damages until healed. The cheater is already in another relationship.” – Nitya Prakash

234. “It’s an erase all your playlists kinda day.” – Ryan Charles Griffin

235. “No one can be by himself or herself alone. We have to inter-be, connected with everyone and everything else.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

236. “We produce ourselves, we product our own future. We have to offer our best thoughts, speech and actions. Mindfulness helps us to know whether we’re producing the right thing for future and helps us remember that what we produce is us, is our continuation.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

237. “We just drifted apart… I began to find his company extremely tiring.” “It was extremely tiring, but we were all addicted to it.” – Iris Murdoch

238. “Nothing worse than figuring out she was the girl of your dreams after you break up…. Damn!” – Nitya Prakash

239. “They took the red string which bound me to you. They sank it in the center of the ocean.” – Dorothea Lasky

240. “Bradley, my marriage is over. I think my life is probably over. What a poor affair it has been.” – Iris Murdoch

241. “It does not take more than one thoughtless phrase to hurt someone.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

242. “do not make yourself suffer so he can survive do not make yourself suffer so that he can survive.” – Alexis Clare

243. “I hope life treats you kind And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of And I wish to you joy and happiness But above all this, I wish you love.” – Whitney Houston

244. “Stupid. This was all so stupid. We had already broken up. I’d done all my crying. I’d vented to Emily and my mom – remapped my future into a life that didn’t include him. So why did I feel as raw and vulnerable as I had the moment he broke up with me?” – Rachael Arsenault

245. “I didn’t want to be in a relationship that required me to erase parts of who I was.” – Stefanie Sybens

246. “TRUE LOVE MAKES US HAPPY. If love doesn’t make us happy, it’s not love; it’s something else. Love is a wonderful thing. It gives us the ability to offer joy and happiness, relieve suffering, and transcend all kinds of separation and barriers.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

247. “If you can’t accept your body and your mind, you can’t be a home for yourself. Many young people don’t accept who they are, and yet they want to be a home for someone else. But how can they be if they’re not yet a home for themselves?” – Thich Nhat Hanh

248. “We can look around and see that a person who lives with happiness and compassion has the capacity to make others happy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

249. “Whenever you find yourself judging your partner, go back to your in-breath and out-breath, and ask, How can I see this differently? Can I look more deeply to better understand her suffering and her difficulties?” – Thich Nhat Hanh

250. “A successful relationship depends on us recognising our own painful feelings and emotions inside – not fighting them, but accepting, embracing, and transforming them to get relief.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

251. “When something is pleasant, lovely, and appealing, we’re caught by it. But appealing appearances are deceptive. We get hooked by them and once we’re caught, we suffer.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

252. “First, we just acknowledge that it is there inside us. If we don’t listen to our own suffering, we won’t understand it, and we won’t have compassion for ourselves. Compassion is the element that helps heal us. Only when we have compassion for ourselves, can we truly listen to another person.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

253. “Whenever a painful feeling or emotion arises, we should be able to be present with it, not fight it, but recognize it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

254. “If you are really joyful and your joy is healthy, then that benefits other people. If you’re not joyful, not fresh, or not smiling, then that doesn’t benefit anyone. If you’re inhabited by joy and freshness, even if you do nothing, we profit from you.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

255. “We need to not only recognize the suffering, pain, and difficulties within us, we need to devote time to dealing with them and transforming them.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

256. “If you and your partner both have a deep aspiration, then not only will you support each other’s happiness, you will bring more happiness to the world in ways that you, by yourself, cannot.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

257. “With great understanding, we see the way out of our bondage. We discover the lightness and compassion necessary to love someone else.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

258. “True love gives us a lot of space. Because you are connected spiritually and emotionally as well as physically, you do not need to always be in the same place or doing the same thing. You do not worry if your beloved is over here today and you are over there.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

259. “Beauty and goodness are there in each of us. A true spiritual partner is one who encourages you to look deep inside yourself for the beauty and love you’ve been seeking. A true teacher is someone who helps you discover the teacher in yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

260. “Your partner needs your attention and your watering of his or her positive seeds. Without that attention, your relationship will wither.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

261. “Even with a lot of goodwill, we can still make the other person very unhappy. Mindfulness is the paintbrush in the art of happiness. When we are mindful, we are more artful and happiness blooms.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

262. “They say heartbreak is a blessing. It helps you grow and turns you into a better, more powerful person. You become as strong as a beast.” – Priyanka Agarwal

263. “Your eyes begin in my eyes which no longer see you. Begin in my voice which no longer speaks to you. Die out in my hands which no longer touch you. Your eyes are inscribed in my flesh. No one can bear to see me now. Sinister tattoo. I do the rain, I do the sun. For want of your eyes in my eyes.” – Alejandra Pizarnik

264. “You teached me how to love myself, I teached you how to love somebody else, other then yourself so I guess we’re good.” – Urbanky Aurel Petru

265. “The good parts of our relationship felt like a rat walking around and gnawing at the inside of my stomach.” – Charles Bukowski

266. “Don’t let me go.” – Nitya Prakash

267. “Many of us are failed secret attempts to keep our parents together.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

268. “I fought in many battles for you, Then you killed me.” – Majed Alaa

269. “One of the most boring things about being in a relationship is that your partner usually makes their boredom your problem.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

270. “Don’t advise a broken-hearted man to just suck it up and move on because it is harder said than done.” – Raveen Paudel

271. “Lorraine was the emotional equivalent of a hollow-point round; the exit wound was a shit show.” – Mary H.K. Choi

272. “Thanks for giving me a heart that feels far too deeply for the things no one cares about and only ever bleeds for people who don’t want me.” – Nitya Prakash

273. “I’m exhausted. I’m ex hosted.” – Alain Bremond-Torrent

274. “It’s better to get your heart broken by someone than to break someone’s heart.” – Abhijit Naskar

275. “So ended… a royal friendship which once could not be contained within the common bounds of love.” – Anne Somerset

276. “Have you ever heard a note in someone’s voice that said ‘This is the end?’ I heard it in the next words he said to me, and I stopped listening.” – Helen Oyeyemi

277. “Nothing like a breakup to miraculously give sight to “love is blind” couples.” – Nitya Prakash

278. “He couldn’t give me what I wanted, because he didn’t have it to give. I saw an ideal of him and kept trying to get him to fit that mold because I didn’t want to let go of the illusion of who he was.” – Jacqueline Simon Gunn

279. “I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” – Nitya Prakash

280. “Over the two following post-breakup days, Zoey’s apartment held a different kind of music: the nose-blowing orchestra, the weeping philharmonic, the out-of-breath solo.” – Esther Rabbit

281. “If you don’t forgive them, you haven’t completely moved on.” – Nitya Prakash

282. “True love doesn’t contain suffering or attachment. It brings well-being to ourselves and others.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

283. “We were like velcro with all the noise it makes when you take the two pieces apart, hugging like staples, we went until there, this time for good it’s over.” – Alain Bremond-Torrent

284. “Isn’t so scary that the person you used to daydream about is the same one who left you with so many nightmares?!” – Samiha Totanji

285. “Not all kisses heal an open wound.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

286. “We ended the way all good things in my life had a way of being put to rest – abrupt and without my permission.” – Nessie Q.

287. “You see, in love, you don’t get what you want. You get what you think you get.” – Najwa Zebian

288. “We shall meet, but as strangers. It is the end of an era. A whole part of my life is torn away.” – Iris Murdoch

289. “This is where the break in the relationship begins. Instead of focusing on the original purpose and intention of being in a relationship you are focused on changing the other person. Instead of perpetual growth and movement forward, you will find yourselves going in circles, burnt out and drained.” – Victoria L. White

290. “We were eternally divided. And it somehow seemed strange to me that this had not happened earlier, so dangerous were we to each other.” – Iris Murdoch

291. “Realizing you wasted time with a boy who had no intention of growing with you feels much like selling yourself for a dime bag of weed.” – LaVera Gene’t

292. “One fine day, someone will help you find, what you have lost inside of you awhile ago.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

293. “The idea of heartbreak is spoken of in relation to love, but you were never truly in a state of love or you wouldn’t be experiencing heartbreak, instead, you are experiencing the withdrawal of an ego attachment you had to the person.” – Victoria L. White

294. “Letting go is a practice, but the more you experience the joy and peace from being in alignment and remain committed to your growth the more easeful it becomes to remain in alignment.” – Victoria L. White

295. “If you are choosing to stay stuck in a relationship where you are no longer growing or the person you are in relation with is no longer growing it is important to make the decision on whether or not to change your pivot.” – Victoria L. White

296. “You die at heart from a withdrawal of love.” – Iris Murdoch

297. “No one can deplete you of love when you have the realization you are already love.” – Victoria L. White

298. “Everything in the universe has the same courting rituals, inevitable breakup, or eventual destruction.” – Peter Tieryas

299. “I must return to my freedom which I now realise is something so essential that it makes my love for you seem like death.” – Iris Murdoch

300. “Once in a while you come across someone who will make your life special again.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

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