Inspirational Breakup Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Relationships are like broken glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than hurt yourself trying to put the pieces back together.     

Alex Haditaghi

One day they'll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.     

Turcois Ominek

Sometimes you have to erase the messages, delete the numbers, and move on. You don't have to forget who that person was to you, but you do have to accept that they aren't that person anymore.     


Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.     

Dalai Lama

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

Washington Irving

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

Marilyn Monroe

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.     

Guy Finley

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.     

Albert Einstein

Turning a breakup into a break-over We want women to know that as bad as it can be, it can also be an opportunity to reinvent yourself.     

Greg Behrendt

Walk away from it until you're stronger, All your problems will be there when you get back, but you'll be better able to cope.     

Lady Bird Johnson

Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.     

Deborah Reber

Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it's letting go.     

Herman Hesse

Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.     

Banana Yoshimoto

Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall.     

Jodi Picoult

Whatever it takes to break your heart and wake you up is grace.     

Mark Matousek

Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.     

Lenny Santos

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

Steve Maraboli

Don't cry when the sun is gone because the tears won't let you see the stars.     

Violeta Para

No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.     

Faraaz Kazi

To be with a man who hasn't tried every line, who hasn't broken up with a woman every which way you can break up with them, is kind of nice.     

Uma Thurman

When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.     

Coco J. Ginger

Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.     

Robin Sharma

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

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.     

Alexander Graham Bell

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

Nothing erases unpleasant thoughts more effectively than conscious concentration on pleasant ones.     

Hans Selye

Living apart is hardly possible if people have children together. It can also be more expensive to maintain two homes. But then, it's expensive to break up when you live in one property.     

Deborah Moggach

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.     

Frederick Douglass

Just because a relationship ends, it doesn't mean it's not worth having.     

Sarah Mlynowski

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.     


Don't feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.     

Frank Ocean

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

Shaking the past, making my break, taking control, that's what it takes.     

Kenny Loggins

Breakups have a way of shaking us awake and helping us see what we really want vs. what we are willing to settle for.     

Mandy Hale