100 Broken Heart Quotes To Help You Heal (Fast)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best broken heart quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To help you reflect, understand, and heal faster from your broken heart. You’ll discover authors like Lao Tzu, Bob Marley, Thich Nhat Hanh, and more. Enjoy!

P.S. I lost my girlfriend in a car accident in 2004. So I know what it feels like to lose someone…
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A broken heart is proof that you loved, proof that you lived. Maxime Lagacé

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It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again. Eric Kripke

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The biggest problem is: I still care. Unknown

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These wounds won’t seem to heal, this pain is just too real. Evanescence

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The heart will break, but broken live on. Lord Byron


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Being heartbroken doesn’t mean you stop feeling. Just the opposite — it means you feel it all more. Julie Johnson

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From the moment I saw her I knew this one was worth the broken heart. Atticus (Source)

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

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When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. Haruki Murakami (wikipedia.org)

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A broken heart leads to pain. Pain and reflection leads to wisdom. Maxime Lagacé


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It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise. Sara Teasdale

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Heartbreak is something you learn to live with as opposed to learn to forget. Kate Winslet

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Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli

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Self-care and self-understanding is how you heal from a heartbreak. Maxime Lagacé

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Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson



More Quotes About Broken Hearts

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Pain makes you stronger. Tears make you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. Drake

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows. Unknown

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

Human hearts are elastic. They have room for all sorts of passions, and they can break and heal and love again and again. Jodi Lynn Anderson

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire

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

The things that you consider to be “yours” own you far more than you own them. James Pierce

The shattering of the heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever. Carroll Bryant

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It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces. Ella Harper

I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat! Emily Brontë

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. Bob Marley

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe

Hearts live by being wounded. Oscar Wilde

The greatest relief came when I realized the pain isn’t there for my destruction, it’s there for my growth. Lisa Avellan

The truth is that you don’t get closure from someone else. It comes from you. You are the only one with the power to close that chapter and start writing the next one. And that’s incredibly powerful. Mel Robbins

Your suffering is never caused by the person you are blaming. Byron Katie

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Everybody gets their hearts ripped out. Got to keep dancing when the lights go out. Chris Martin (Coldplay)

Each breakup brings you closer to the person who is right for you. Thibaut

I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed. Bob Marley

In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me. Augustine of Hippo

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. Zelda Fitzgerald

When you have been burned by fire once, you don’t leap into the flames again. Jodi Picoult (Between the Lines, Amazon book)

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

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Change is never painful, only your resistance to change is painful. Buddhist proverb

Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud. Thich Nhat Hanh

As confusion disappears, so does suffering. Ringu Tulku

Loss is not as bad as wanting more. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

To a poet, the broken flowers bloom the brightest. Atticus

The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light. Ram Dass

Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us. Ram Dass


No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief. Faraaz Kazi

Sometimes it takes a breakdown to experience a breakthrough. Joshua Fields Millburn

My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as if it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it. Meredith Taylor

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

If somebody is a problem for you, it’s not that they should change, it’s that you need to change. If they’re a problem for themselves that’s their karma, if they’re causing you trouble that’s your problem with yourself. Ram Dass

If I have left a wound inside you, it is not just your wound but mine as well. Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood, Amazon book)

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much. Haruki Murakami

Related: 10 Tips for Healing a Broken Heart (psychcentral.com)

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Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak. Alessandra Torre

Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route. Haruki Murakami (1Q84, Amazon book)

I don’t know, I don’t care, and it doesn’t make any difference. Jack Kerouac

You’ll just keep crashing if you never take your eyes off the rearview mirror. Leo Christopher

I do not know how to stop thinking about you and I do not want to learn. Unknown

She wanted what every young heart wanted, for something beautiful to find her beautiful Atticus (Source)

I hope I am a good memory. Unknown

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best. William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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Hanging on feels natural but it’s letting go that will set you free. Maxime Lagacé

There is a very sacred sweetness about being alone that you will miss if you fear it so much. Iyanla Vanzant

Whatever comes at you is coming to teach you or heal you. Whatever you do, don’t push the experience away. Iyanla Vanzant

No matter how angry or wounded I feel, I can come back to a place of oneness and forgiveness. Gabby Bernstein

We put enormous effort into hiding our vulnerability, but it’s our vulnerability that truly heals. When we feel safe enough to expose our shadows, that’s when we become free. Gabby Bernstein (Judgment Detox, Amazon book)

The mind makes glorious castles out of mud hovels and uncrossable chasms out of roadside ditches. Don’t be fooled: nothing is ever as good or bad as you imagine it to be. Justin Kan

Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations. Erica Jong

The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us. Gloria Steinem

There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering. Alan Watts

I think there is something broken in our generation, there are so many sad eyes on happy faces. Atticus (Source)

Related: How To Get Over Rejection (3-minute YouTube video by The School of Life)

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You set aflame in my heart and mind the most beautiful chaos. Atticus (Source)

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. Eckhart Tolle

The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over. Jodi Picoult (wikipedia.org)

After a certain point, a heart with so many stress fractures can never be anything but broken. Jodi Picoult

Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret. Laura Kasischke

I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore. Marguerite Duras

So you know what I mean when I say that I don’t think anyone who falls in love has a choice. You’re just pulled to that person…whether it’s good for you or bound to break your heart. Jodi Picoult

Can you hate someone for what they have done, but still love them for whom they had been? Jodi Picoult (Sing You Home)

Life’s three best teachers: heartbreak, empty pocket, failures. Haemin Sunim

Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence. Jodi Picoult (Lone Wolf, Amazon book)

What if the worst thing that happened to you turns out to be the best thing that has ever happened to you? Joe Dispenza

Related: 79 Positive Quotes To Uplift Yourself

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

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled? Jodi Picoult

A depressing and difficult passage has prefaced every page I have turned in life. Charlotte Brontë

Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Real love brings pain. Real love means sacrifices and hurts and all the thousand shocks of life. But it also means beauty, true beauty. Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Misery is nothing but the shadow of attachment. The attached person becomes a stagnant pool – sooner or later he will stink. He flows no more. Rajneesh (Osho)

This very moment you can drop all problems because they are your creation. Rajneesh (Osho)

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful. Beau Taplin

Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed – and you haven’t been. Marcus Aurelius

Failure shows us the way – by showing us what isn’t the way. Ryan Holiday

Only in ending is there a new beginning. Jiddu Krishnamurti


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It’s never too late to start the rest of your life. Atticus

Key Takeaways

  • A broken heart is proof you tried, proof you took a risk, proof you lived.
  • Healing from a heartbreak requires acceptance, not avoidance.
  • How to heal a broken heart?
    • Be patient
    • Try journaling
    • Try meditating
    • Go walk outside
    • Practice self-care
    • Be honest with yourself
    • Be responsible for your actions
    • Remember the only thing you control is your next step (not the past, not what others do, etc.)
  • Want more peace of mind? Use your pain to reflect, understand, and grow. Your pain is a gift.
  • A broken heart can happen to anyone. Learn to live with it.

Further Readings

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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September 8, 2022

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