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117 Relatable Quotes To Lift Up Your Spirit Post Breakup

117 Relatable Quotes To Lift Up Your Spirit Post Breakup

This story was updated in January 2019.


Love is never lost. The love that you have shared will always find a way to return back to you. That’s the story of this universe we live in. It’s true that breakups aren’t pretty but they also don’t define the endings. Endings are defined by how you take all the mixed emotions that are coming at you right now. You are free to take some time for all the goodbyes and let it out of your system and you are also free to catch the ‘new beginnings’ wagon right away. In whichever way you take it, know that it’s just a phase and it shall pass. The warm and comfortable days will come back again as seasons do but on the days you feel the discomfort and chills of reality, some relatable words make good reads.  


Breakup Quotes For Her


Breakup Quotes For Him


Positive Breakup Quotes


Short Breakup Quotes


Funny Breakup Quotes


Breakup Quotes For Her


1. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye.” - Steve Maraboli


2. “Isn't it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards? The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle--it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key. It's not an act of bitterness. It's an act of self-preservation. It's not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?” - Allyson Braithwaite Condie


3. “To be rejected by someone doesn't mean you should also reject yourself.” - Jocelyn Soriano


4. “If he is stupid enough to walk away, be smart enough to let him go.” - Someecards


5. “Love always had my number. I could never patch a breakup together with whiskey and a one-night stand. I took them real hard.” - Dierks Bentley


6. "No girl should ever forget that she doesn't need anyone who doesn’t need her." - Anonymous


7. “I'm very emotional. When I went through my first breakup, I thought it was the end of the world, and I thought I was going to die if I didn't have him in my life. It was good to cry it out and just scream, or call my friends in the middle of the night crying.” - Selena Gomez


8. “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” - Anonymous


9. “I am a woman meant for a man, but I never found a man who could compete.” - Bette Davis


10. "The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." - Mohadesa Najumi


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11. “He brought out the worst in me, and was the best thing that ever happened to me.” - Coco J. Ginger


12. “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” - Candace Bushnell


13. “You fell in love with a storm. Did you really think you would get out unscathed?” - Nikita Gill


14. “I raised you so high that every other man on earth is now doomed to live in your shadow.” - Ranata Suzuki


15. “I would have followed you to hell and back... if only you'd lead me back.” - Ranata Suzuki


16. “Realizing you wasted time with a boy who had no intention of growing with you feels much like selling yourself for a dime bag of weed” - LaVera Gene't


17. “Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” - Sarah Mlynowski


18. “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


19. “I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy, I’m going to laugh, so you don’t see me cry, I’m going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me – I’m going to smile.” - Lone Star


20. “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” - Barney Stinson


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21. “Give sorrow words; The grief that does not speak, whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.” - William Shakespeare


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


23. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” - Haruki Murakami


Breakup Quotes For Him


24. “How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.” - W. Somerset Maugham


25. “Like some wines, our love could neither mature nor travel.” - Graham Greene


26. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are heavy.” - Anonymous


27. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein


28. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” - Amit Kalantri


29. "It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn't know what they mean to you.” - Michael Bassey Johnson


30. “...And now you've lost the only thing that ever made you feel alive” - Keith Urban


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31. “When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.” - Michael Bassey Johnson


32. “You will not be my X, but you will always be my full story from ( A to Z ).” - fouadid


33. “Some men can love forever, some for six years, some for six months, and others for six hours.” - Michael Bassey Johnson


34. “You see, in love, you don’t get what you want. You get what you think you get.” - Najwa Zebian


35. “I must return to my freedom which I now realise is something so essential that it makes my love for you seem like death.” - Iris Murdoch


36. “Everything in the universe has the same courting rituals, inevitable breakup, or eventual destruction.” - Peter Tieryas


37. “It was surprising when I still got wounded and she healed like the wolverine.” - Raveen Paudel


38. “We were like velcro with all the noise it makes when you take the two pieces apart, hugging like staples, we went until there, this time for good it’s over.” - Alain Bremond-Torrent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              39. “If you really love something set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours. If not, it wasn’t meant to be.” - Anonymous


40. ”You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” - Ardy Cabornay


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41. “The hardest part about breaking up is letting go of the last piece of your heart.” - Heather Nichols


Positive Breakup Quotes


42. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” - Helen Keller


43. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” - Anonymous


44. “I am the in charge of how I feel and today, I choose happiness.” - Anonymous


45. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck - Dalai Lama


46. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” - Elizabeth Edwards


47. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” - Marilyn Monroe


48. “Sometimes the best revenge is to smile and move on.” - Anonymous


49. “I can still love an ex as a person, regardless if the breakup was bad. I would never wish anything negative on them. It takes more energy to hate them than to wish them well.” - Ashley Greene


50. “Every breakup is preceded by a bad relationship. So breakups should be cause for celebration and triumph.” - Lucy Dacus


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51. "Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn't respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss." - Anonymous


52. "No relationship is ever a waste of your time. If it didn't bring you what you want, it taught you what you don't want." - Anonymous


53. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” - Alex Elle


54. "The thing about happiness is that it doesn't help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So, I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns." - Lana Turner


55. “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” - Turcois Ominek


56. “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.” - Jennifer Salaiz


57. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” - Guy Finley


58. “It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.” - Jocelyn Soriano


59. “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.” - Len Santos


60. “Hold on to the thought that no emotion lasts forever, no matter how wonderful or how terrible the emotion may be. The tears may last a little longer than you would like, but it will get better. I promise.” - Osayi Osar-Emokpae


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61. “Do the things that you always wanted to, without me there to hold you back, don't think just do, more than anything I want to see you go, take a glorious bite out of the whole world” - Snow Patrol


62. “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


63. “It's amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” - Lindsey Vonn


64. “I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that's all you're going to get back.” - Kesha


65. “They say heartbreak is a blessing. It helps you grow and turns you into a better, more powerful person. You become as strong as a beast.” - Priyanka Agarwal


66. “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


67. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” - Paulo Coelho


68. “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.” - Anonymous


69. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Christopher Columbus


70. “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” - Golda Meir


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71. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” - Anonymous


72. “Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.” - Anonymous


73. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell


74. “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” - Walter Anderson


75. “It’s much more interesting to try and understand what binds two people together. Why we stay with each other is much more of a mystery than why we don’t.” – Jane Stanton Hitchcock


76. “One makes mistakes, that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland


77. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” – Nicholas Sparks


Short Breakup Quotes


78. “Your heart will heal.” - Trent Shelton


79. “Someday it’s gonna make sense.” - Anonymous


80. “Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary.” - Oscar Wilde


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81. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional .” - Haruki Murakami


82. “Stars can’t shine without darkness.” - Anonymous


83. “Don’t stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have.” - Anonymous


84. “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul


85. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” - Jack Kerouac


86. "Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line." - Lucille Ball


87. “Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger.” - Sarah Evans


88. "It's not you, it's me. I'm too good for you." - Anonymous


89. "I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets." - Grace Kelly


90. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” - Burt Bacharach


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91. “Some things a heart won't listen to, I'm still holding out for you” - SHeDAISY


92. “The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.” - David Wolpe


93. “Loving a man shouldn't have to be this rough.” - Tim McGraw


94. “Every day brings new choices.” - Martha Beck


95. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” - Michael Jordan


96. “Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news.” - Ethel Waters


97. “I’m exhausted. I’m ex hosted.” - Alain Bremond-Torrent


98. “If you don't forgive them, you haven't completely moved on.” - Nitya Prakash


99. “Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.” - Marcia Wieder


100. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”- Anthony Robbins


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101. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss


102. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine


103. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson


104. “You have to forgive to forget, and forget, to feel again.” - Anonymous


105. “I don’t miss him, I miss who I thought he was.” - Anonymous


106. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono


Funny Breakup Quotes


107. “A relationship is only meant for two people. But some people do not know how to count.” - Someecards


108. “After a relationship ends, build a bridge, get over it, and burn that bridge so you won’t be tempted to cross it again.” - Anonymous


109. “I looked great today. You missed out.” - Someecards


110. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.” - Marian Keyes


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111. “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.” - Zsa Zsa Gabor


112. “I like my relationships like I like my eggs -over easy.” - Jarod Kintz


113. “Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.” – H.M Ward


114. "I want to be the reason you look down at your phone and smile. Then walk into a pole." - Zach Galifianakis


115. “You and I are absolutely perfect for other people.” - Someecards


116. “I'm so miserable without you, it's almost as if you're here!” - Billy Ray Cyrus


117. “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


Pick out your favourite quote and save it as the background of your phone screen. Or just bookmark this page so you can read them to calm your heart. Do whatever makes you feel better but do it with a pretty smile because my love, it’s all going to be okay.  


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