85 Saddest Broken Heart Quotes That Will Give You All The Feelings

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Heartbreak and breakups are things that no one looks forward to. Nonetheless, we will experience it. Trying to move on from someone who broke your heart to pieces can be the worst feeling in the world. Families and friends will be there to comfort you, but at the end of the day—it will be only you and your broken, aching heart.

Broken Heart Quotes will resonate with your broken heart

Here are 85 sad quotes that you might find inspiration in this gloomy state of yours.

1.“I wish I were a small girl again because sore knees are easier to cure than a broken heart.” — Julia Roberts

2. “You find out what you’re made of when your heart becomes broken. If it happens often and early, all the better.” — Isabel Gillies

3. “A broken heart bleeds tears.” — Steve Maraboli

4. “My heart is so tired.” — Markus Zuzak

5. “You want me to react like we have never kissed, you want to forget; pretend we have never met, and I have tried and I have tried, but I have not yet … You walk by, and I fall to pieces.” — Patsy Cline

6. “A million words wouldn’t bring you back, I know, because I have tried. Neither would a million tears, I know, because I have cried.” — Anonymous

7. “Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I am only falling apart.” — Bonnie Tyler

8. “All I want to do now is scream and cry and let it all out because it is murdering me inside.” — Anonymous

9. “I offered you my heart, I just did not expect to get it back broken.” — Anonymous

10. “A broken heart is only the growing pains necessary so that you can love more totally when the actual thing comes along.” — J. S. B. Morse

11. “I would rather have a ruined arm than a ruined heart.” — Christie Brinkley

12. “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Every now and then I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we do not.” — Stephen King

13. “So let us ignore one another. Pretend like the other person does not exist. But deep down, we both know it was not supposed to end like this.” — Anonymous

14. “It is hard to ask someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.” — Eric Kripke

15. “So here is the thing with a broken heart. No matter how you try, the broken pieces never fit the way they did before.” — Ariana

16. “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.” — Johnny Depp

17. “A broken heart will transform to a stronger one within hope.” — Toba Bet

18. “A broken heart is the most awful. It is like having ruined ribs. No one can see it, but it aches each time you take breaths.” — Anonymous

19. “The crushing of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” — Carroll Bryant

20. “How did I go from that little five years old, always laughing & always happy, to… this?” — Anonymous

21. “Even if I fall in love again with somebody new, it would never be the same the way I loved you.” — Anonymous

22. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” — Cassandra Clare

23. “This time I would not forget him, because I could not ever forgive him – for breaking my heart two times.” — James Patterson

24. “I hope I could hurt you the way you hurt me. But I know that if I had the chance, I would not do it.” — Anonymous

25. “After I have given up, my heart still looks for you without my consent.” — Rudy Francisco

26. “I had someone once who made each day mean something. And now, I am nowhere to be found. And nothing means anything anymore.” — Ranata Suzuki

27. “You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” — Stelle Atwater

28. “You don’t know pain till you are staring at yourself in front of the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you are begging yourself to just hold on and be strong.” — Unknown

29. “I do not remember what it is like to not feel broken.” — Anonymous

30. “Loving you was like going to war; I certainly did not come back the same.” — Warsan Shire

31. “What’s the opposite of 2? A lonely me, a lonely you.” — Richard Wilbur

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

33. “I questioned her if she believed in love, and she grinned and said it was her most elaborate method of self-harm.” — Benedict Smith

34. “I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.” — Michael Faudet

35. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Kahlil Gibran

36. “I think if people could step inside a person who has been betrayed by the love of their life and feel the agony it causes, no one who is human would have it in their heart to cause someone that much pain and heartache.” — Unknown

37. “A heart does not have to stop pounding to be dead.” — Anonymous

38. “When you’re in love and get hurt, it is like a scratch… it will heal, but there will always be a scar.” — Soo Jie

39. “There are various 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

40. “Stab the body and it heals, but hurt the heart and the scar lasts a lifetime.” — Mineko Iwasaki

41. “I did not know what love felt like until l met you, but now I know the feeling of a broken heart too.” — Unknown

42. “I do not think you ever really understood. All the love I had in the world went to you.” — Ranata Suzuki

43. “Unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded.” — Elle Newmark

44. “The heart is the only broken instrument that works.” — T. E. Kalem

45. “You cannot buy love, but you can pay greatly for it.” — Henny Youngman

46. “Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed, and wish to fall asleep before you fall apart.” — William C. Hannan

47. “Death isn’t the ultimate loss in life. The ultimate loss is what perishes inside us while we live.” — Norman Cousins

48. “Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.” — Atticus Poetry

49. “God is closest to those people with broken hearts.” — Jewish Proverb

50. “To meet, to know, to love—and then to part, is the sad tale of many a heart.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

51. “There’s that occasional night when you just break down and cry because you know things will never be the same.” — Anonymous

52. “I guess when your heart gets broken, you sort of start to see the cracks in everything.” — Janeane Garofalo

53. “You have become so damaged that when somebody tries to give you what you ask for, you’ve no fucking idea how to react.” — Unknown

54. “Desire of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love takes a lifetime.” — Bette Davis

55. “I know that’s what people say—you will get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it is not true. Oh, you will be happy again, never fear. But you will not forget. Whenever you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.” — Betty Smith

56. “I am falling apart, I am barely breathing, with a broken heart that is still beating.” — Lifehouse

57. “Love is blind, but a heart that is broken sees everything.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

58. “Where you used to be, there’s a hole in the world, which I find myself continuously walking around in the daylight, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

59. “Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken.” — Jeffery Eugenides

60. “Only time can mend your broken heart. Just as only time can mend his broken arms and legs.” — Jim Henson

61. “You do not die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.” — Anonymous

62. “The broken heart. You think you’ll die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.” — Charles Dickens

63. “The most awful kind of pain is when you are smiling just to stop the tears from falling.” — Hiro Mashima

64. “The foulest feeling in the world is knowing that you did the best you can and it still was not good enough.” — Unknown

65. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” — Lord Byron

66. “Numbing the pain for a moment will make it worse once you finally feel it.” — J. K. Rowling

67. “I never imagined I could feel so much ache, and yet be so in love with the person causing it.” — Unknown

68. “So it is true when everything is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”— E. A. Bucchianeri

69. “Love is only made more valuable by the risk of heartbreak.” — Alessandra Torre

70. “It’s a dull sensation, your heart breaking, like the sound of a small pebble dropping on the sand. Not a shattering, not a tearing apart, there is nothing shrill or grandiose about the sensation. It is merely an internal realization that something treasured you never knew you had is leaving forever.” — Samantha Bruce-Benjamin

71. “I do not know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.” — Terri Guillemets

72. “Behind her smile is a hurting heart, behind her laugh she’s falling apart.” — Unknown

73. “It’s amazing how much destruction one person can cause.” — Anonymous

74. “Love can be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.” — Javan

75. “My heart was broken so badly last time that it still hurts. Isn’t that crazy? To still have a broken heart almost two years after a love story ends?” — Elizabeth Gilbert

76. “Every heart, it have its own ache.” — Lynn Cullen

77. “That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart is broken, it is like all the butterflies just died.” — Unknown

78. “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.” — Wendy Wunder

79. “You’ll never know true happiness ’til you have truly loved, and you’ll never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.” — Anonymous

80. “Better a broken heart than a hardened one.” — Dalia Mogahed

81. “The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.” — Jennifer Aniston

82. “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again?” — Rosa Parks

83. “I feel like everything is falling apart faster than I can pick the pieces back up and put them together.” — Unknown

84. “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” — Christina Westover

85. “Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core or leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It is over.” — Maggi Richard

Final Thoughts

Just as darkness would not exist without light, love will never exist without pain. Experiencing a broken heart gives you a feeling like the world is crashing down and nothing will ever be the same again. It is one of the worst experience out there—the most all-consuming and memorable pain—a feeling that can follow you for the rest of your life.

However, life moves on. And with enough time, I do hope that you’ll get over it and you get to find real happiness in your heart one day.