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Break Up Quotes - Breaking Up Quotes

Having a relationship break up can feel like the end of the world. Let these quotes and sayings help you connect with your feelings. There is life after breaking up with a lover. You are going to be broken hearted for a while, but then it's time to move on.

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

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Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
- Anonymous

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

You know you love someone when you know you want them to be happy, even if their happiness means that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

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

I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Funny

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
- George Sanders

There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that.
- Steve Martin

It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

I love to shop after a bad relationship. ... Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

My boyfriend and I broke up. He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over - and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
- Thomas Moore

Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it's particularly tough when it's being documented and you see the person's picture everywhere.
- Winona Ryder

Breaking Up

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.
- Usher Raymond

Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Sad

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

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
- Robert Browning

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

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

Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand.
- James Taylor

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
- Wayne Dyer

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Friendship

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
- Voltaire

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
- Francis Quarles

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Buddha

Lend money to an enemy, and thou will gain him, to a friend and thou will lose him.
- Benjamin Franklin


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