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Break Up Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Breaking Up

If you have recently broken up with someone you cared for deeply, you are naturally sad. You may also be angry. Let these Break Up quotes and sayings help you to accept the break up and to begin moving on in life.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

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Break Up Quotes and Sayings


Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
- Anonymous

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.
- Marcel Proust

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

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you're with an individual who isn't moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

You know you love someone when you know you want them to be happy, even if their happiness means that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

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

Quotes about Breaking Up and Moving On

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over - and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Actions speak louder than words.
- Anonymous

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

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

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
- Wayne Dyer

Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it's particularly tough when it's being documented and you see the person's picture everywhere.
- Winona Ryder

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Sad Quotes on Breaking Up

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, "It might have been".
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Buddha

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
- Robert Browning

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand.
- James Taylor

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.
- Dennis Quaid

Funny Breaking Up Quotes and Sayings

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
- Mae West

There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that.
- Steve Martin

I love to shop after a bad relationship. ... Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

My boyfriend and I broke up. He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
- George Sanders

It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor


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