Top 110 Divorce Quotes And Sayings

Looking for the best divorce quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 100 quotes and sayings.

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1. “Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.” – Voltaire

2. “I don’t see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning.” – Olga Kurylenko

3. “Once you do embark upon the separation or divorce process, it is very important to remember three key things: Be kind, be reasonable, be brief. Remember that this person will no longer be your spouse, but he or she will continue to be your co-parent, family member, and perhaps business partner in certain assets or entities.” – Laura Wasser

4. “Divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle.” – E. Lockhart

5. “When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” – Helen Rowland

6. “Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.” – Rita Mae Brown

7. “The divorce was the toughest thing in my life. It still hurts.” – Edd Byrnes

8. “I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.” – Alana Stewart

9. “Divorce is a game played by lawyers.” – Cary Grant

10. “Divorce is just the most awful thing in the world.” – John Denver

11. “When I get married, it will be for life – divorce is not an option.” – Kelly Rowland

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12. “Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.” – Gerald F. Lieberman

13. “It’s a difficult journey when you’re going through a divorce, is it not, for anyone?” – David Cassidy

14. “Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.” – Michael Crawford

15. “Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.” – Mary Kay Blakely

16. “I decided after my last divorce to marry myself.” – Nell Carter

17. “It’s a very sad thing to do, to divorce.” – Kristian Bush

18. “You can’t underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children.” – Isla Fisher

19. “Divorce is something that I never dreamed would happen to me. But it did.” – Dick Van Dyke

20. “My parents’ divorce was very difficult. Divorce is essentially incredibly painful, but it’s also an essential part of life.” – Abi Morgan

21. “Most people divorce because one in the couple falls in love with someone else: it’s a common cause of divorce. I still think that it’s tinted – this is my opinion – with a veil of racism and American puritanism.” – Isabella Rossellini

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22. “I have an incredible phobia of divorce.” – Tamron Hall

23. “Divorce is always terrible, but I haven’t met anyone who went through it and isn’t happier now.” – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

24. “I think a lot of people think because I was getting the divorce, that was really the catalyst for gaining so much weight.” – Valerie Bertinelli

25. “Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.” – Bob Geldof

26. “For a lot of people, divorce is an incredibly healthy move to make in your life.” – Adam Scott

27. “Divorce is probably as painful as death.” – William Shatner

28. “Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.” – Richard Wagner

29. “Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.” – Tertullian

30. “Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through.” – Sharon Stone

31. “Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that’s broken.” – Mike Huckabee

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32. “Divorce is one of the most destructive, emotionally traumatic experiences a human being can go through, no matter if you’re the instigator or the recipient. It’s hard, and it hurts, and it takes a long time to feel normal again.” – Emily V. Gordon

33. “During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.” – Bianca Jagger

34. “Divorce was very sad, obviously, but now I’ve gotten over it.” – Natalie Imbruglia

35. “I was so devastated by my second divorce that I had a nervous breakdown.” – Jane Fonda

36. “Everyone knows that when you go through a divorce, it’s a really difficult time for both parties and you’ve all – you believe, you both believe, individually, that you’ve put your best into it.” – Heather Mills

37. “Divorce is, of course, difficult for a child. I didn’t go through it as my parents stayed together, but I have a lot of friends who did.” – Elizabeth Hurley

38. “Divorce is horrible. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. I don’t think it’s anything that’s ever completely resolved.” – Andie MacDowell

39. “I come from divorce. I’m only doing marriage once. It’s not a game for me.” – Shia LaBeouf

40. “Divorce in and of itself, and with children, is devastating.” – Robin Wright

41. “Anytime you go through a divorce, you’re completely lost. Whether you want to admit it or not, or whether you know it or not, you’re completely lost.” – Justin Hartley

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42. “Yes, the divorce was difficult. It was difficult.” – Priscilla Presley

43. “Even with my divorce and with everything, I don’t need money.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

44. “To get over my divorce, I got a prescription to live at the Playboy Mansion for a while.” – James Caan

45. “My mother always said don’t marry for money, divorce for money.” – Wendy Liebman

46. “I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.” – Kristin Armstrong

47. “Take this marriage thing seriously – it has to last all the way to the divorce.” – Roseanne Barr

48. “I had a pretty public divorce. They’re not easy – divorces – and it took me a long time to really get through.” – Nas

49. “One predictor for divorce is contempt, which to me is just another word for disrespect.” – Elizabeth Banks

50. “I lived a really wonderful life with this man and even after our divorce, it was incredible.” – Priscilla Presley

51. “After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.” – Jane Seymour

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52. “I’d like to give divorce a good name.” – Geraldo Rivera

53. “Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.” – Voltaire

54. “You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I’ve never detected any conflict between God’s will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.” – Jimmy Carter

55. “My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That’s what happens when you haven’t been home in eighteen years.” – Lee Trevino

56. “Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.” – Ambrose Bierce

57. “Anybody who’s been through a divorce will tell you that at one point. they’ve thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn’t that major.” – Oliver Stone

58. “I have learned that not diamonds but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

59. “Divorce is never a nice thing, but it’s very easy to take family for granted, and when there’s a divorce, you don’t take things for granted so much.” – Ivanka Trump

60. “Divorce isn’t just the person, it’s everything that goes with it – your kids, the adjustment, everything.” – Peter Andre

61. “I hardly said a word to my wife until I said ‘yes’ to divorce.” – John Milius

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62. “Divorce can be tough when the woman is the breadwinner. But the Lord can make the dark light.” – Betty Wright

63. “Divorce is not the end of the world. It’s worse to stay in an unhealthy marriage. That’s a worse example for the children.” – Jerry Hall

64. “The best divorce is the kind where there are no children. That was my first divorce. You walk out the door and you never look back.” – Nora Ephron

65. “I’ll tell you what divorce hasn’t taught me. It didn’t teach me not to get married again.” – Salman Rushdie

66. “Divorce is brutal and horrible and… you have to actively work to get your life back on track.” – Jane Kaczmarek

67. “I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. It’s a divorce – but it’s a weird one.” – Chris Martin

68. “The seeds of divorce are often sown and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home.” – Ezra Taft Benson

69. “My popularity has to do with the divorce between modern art, where everything is obscure, and the viewer who often feels he needs a professor to tell them whether it’s good or not. I believe a painting has to talk directly to the viewer, with composition, color and design, without a professor to explain it.” – Fernando Botero

70. “Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you’re happy… Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.” – Nas

71. “Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on!” – Larry David

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72. “There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken, and sometimes lives are destroyed.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

73. “I never thought in my life, I never really thought I would get married. I watched my parents go through a divorce, and I thought, like, this is just not something people are supposed to do.” – Ashton Kutcher

74. “Divorce is so common and accepted in America that beating myself up over it may sound ridiculous. But I was raised to believe that divorce wasn’t an option; to me, divorce equaled failure. I wasn’t able to change that equation until I found myself in the right relationship.” – Trisha Yearwood

75. “My parents’ divorce made an important change in my life. It affected me.” – Rafael Nadal

76. “Very few people can truly divorce themselves from what they feel emotionally and sexually.” – Boy George

77. “During the divorce process, I lived alone and tended to get extremely down on myself.” – Buzz Aldrin

78. “The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.” – Denis Diderot

79. “Marriage made more sense when it was indissoluble. It’s the woman trying to cope with the strains of a one-parent family who will suffer most from the relaxation of the divorce laws.” – Germaine Greer

80. “Nothing makes a girl feel as unsexy as divorce.” – Emily V. Gordon

81. “For anyone going through a divorce or any other painful challenge, the first and most important recommendation I can make is to find some kind of spiritual and emotional support.” – Alana Stewart

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82. “Nick has said he would divorce me if I got Botox.” – Megan Mullally

83. “In my experience, divorce takes you out for about 10 years, but you hear people talk about it lightly. The same with depression. You only have to have one good breakdown before you realize you need help. It’s pretty frightening.” – Julia Cameron

84. “Obviously, you go through a lot of emotional turmoil in a divorce.” – David Byrne

85. “I’m for gay marriage, because I’m for gay divorce.” – Melissa Etheridge

86. “Getting a divorce is always horrible because you feel you’ve failed. Everyone hates to give up on a marriage. You think your family’s broken up.” – Jerry Hall

87. “The two most painful things in my life are arthritis and divorce.” – Donna McKechnie

88. “Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.” – Caitlin Flanagan

89. “Sometimes divorce is better than marriage.” – Sumner Redstone

90. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” – Jennifer Weiner

91. “In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage.” – Robert Anderson

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92. “Divorce doesn’t fit my cookie-cutter image.” – Lindsey Vonn

93. “Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego.” – Yolanda Hadid

94. “I didn’t want a divorce but had to because of circumstance.” – Sarah Ferguson

95. “Let me be serious: divorce is a sacred institution between a man and a woman who hate each other. God wanted Adam to pay alimony to Eve, not Steve.” – Lewis Black

96. “When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.” – Monica Bellucci

97. “A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” – Margaret Atwood

98. “Divorce was miserable, as it always is, and we divorce for the same reasons we marry.” – Donald Hall

99. “So we fell asleep holding hands. If married couples got to do this all the time, shit if I could understand how there were ever divorces, or even fights.” – John Barnes

100. “The snag about marriage is, it isnĀ“t worth the divorce.” – Suzanne Finnamore

101. “Nobody wants to go through divorce, especially when there’s young children involved.” – Lindsay Davenport

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102. “You can’t go through a divorce and then get back together.” – Peter Andre

103. “The decision to divorce myself from the business side unexpectedly blew up in my face. The creative freedom I thought I was getting turned out to be anything but.” – Joseph Abboud

104. “I don’t see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.” – Catherine Deneuve

105. “I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.” – Kurt Cobain

106. “Divorce is fairly common these days, and I think many times people disregard the emotional impact that divorce has on a couple and a family, because it happens so frequently.” – Steve Carell

107. “There’s nothing good about divorce.” – Val Kilmer

108. “Divorce is not easy, but if you genuinely put your kids first, that dictates the civility you should show each other. What example are you otherwise?” – Dawn French

109. “I think the key for a child to do well in a divorce is, very simply, you have to be honest with them.” – Dale Archer

110. “Lies don’t end relationships the truth does.” – Shannon L. Alder