Break Up Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old break up quotes, break up sayings, and break up proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Bess Myerson

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.     

Humphrey Bogart

Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can't do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over.     

Jerry Seinfeld

Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.     

Steve Maraboli

No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.      


Some people think that it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.     


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

Marilyn Monroe

Getting out of a horrible relationship is not only good for the mind, but it is also good for the soul.     

Simon Wash

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak, whispers the o'er fraught heart and bids it break.     

William Shakespeare

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

Marcel Proust

No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you'll have to pass and move on.     

Alexandra Elle

The loss of love is not nearly as painful as our resistance to accepting it is.     

Tigress Luv

In a separation it's the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.     

Marcel Proust

The hottest love has the coldest end.     


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

Dennis Quaid

Breakups are still uncomfortable, period, and especially when you really are in love with somebody. They are not the easiest things to deal with, and once you break up, you're trying to get used to not being with that person.     

Sevyn Streeter

Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.     

Grant Gudmunson

Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.     

Mandy Hale

I wish i were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart.     

Julia Roberts

Breakup is hard enough to live with, why do we need the paperwork of divorce.     

Nilesh Rathod

Breaking up is not a stupid thing. Instead, it makes you a better person and realize your mistakes.     


It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned; nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.      

George Bernard Shaw

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.     

The Wizard of Oz

And I would have, now love is over, an end to all, an end: I cannot, having been your lover, stoop to become your friend!     

Arthur Symons

Cheating and lying aren't struggles. They're reasons to break up.     

Patti Callahan Henry

 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.     

Margaret Mitchell

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.     

Nicholas Sparks

If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go?     

Shannon L. Alder

Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation.     

Khalil Gibran

Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who wouldn't give up on them.