Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Quotes About Love and Loss

Philosophical Words Can Help You Through a Difficult Time

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Breaking up is a hard emotional bridge to cross. Just about everyone experiences a break up at least once in their life.  But sometimes a break up is actually not a bad thing, big picture-wise. If the circumstances before the break up were intolerable, then it might be the best thing for both people. It is better to break up with an emotionally or physically abusive partner than to continue living with that kind of toxicity. Even with all that said, you will still probably have trouble coping with the loss. But it is time to move on. Read these break-up quotes to help you find your feet and muster your strength to face new challenges.

Break up Quotes

Grant Gudmundson
"Love is unconditional, relationships are not."

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

"Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together."

Victoria Holt
"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."

Larry Miller
"I broke up with someone, and she said, "You'll never find anyone like me again." And I'm thinking, 'I hope not!' Does anybody end a bad relationship and say, 'By the way, do you have a twin?'"

Oscar Wilde
"The heart was made to be broken."

Margaret Mitchell 
"I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived."

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

Robert Frost
"Families break up when people take hints you don't intend and miss hints you do intend."

Nicole Kidman
"I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.

I still completely believe in love and I'm open to anything that will happen to me."

"I'm not sure what the future holds, but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said, 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'"

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

"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."

Alexander Graham Bell
"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

Rita Mero
"I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person."

Wizard of Oz, "The Wizard of Oz"
"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable."