*Super Relatable* Breakup Quotes to Help You Heal and Move On

It'll hurt before it gets better.
by Cosmopolitan Philippines   |  May 27, 2023
Art: Pau Moyano
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Fact: There’s nothing quite like experiencing a breakup to make you feel like your heart is shattered into pieces. If you’re experiencing the same situation, remember that it’s totally okay to let the waterworks flow and grieve for as long as you want.

After all, each relationship is special, and it’s totally normal to feel ~*jaded*~ after losing someone who’s a lover and a best friend in one. For cry-worthy quotes to help you heal, we've curated a list of breakup quotes to help you move forward with love and grace.

Breakup quotes to help you heal:

"If someone can walk away from you, let them walk."

"It’s better to be single with a standard than losing yourself for approval."

"Don’t let someone who isn’t worth your love make you forget how much you are worth."

"Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a long time making it."

"A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just His way of letting you realize that he saved you from the wrong one."

"Some things break your heart but fix your vision."

"Starting today, I need to forget what's gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next."

"Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser."

“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

“The only thing that makes it a part of your life is that you keep thinking about it.”

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

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

“I am in charge of how I feel, and today, I’m choosing happiness.”

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


“You will not heal by going back to what broke you.”

"Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can come together."

"No boyfriend, no problems."

"Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away."

"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be."

"Don't be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want."

"Inhale the future, exhale the past."

Quotes from famous personalities:

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

“Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” - Oscar Wilde

“And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.” - Junot Díaz

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

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“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” - Shannon L. Alder

“Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.” - Maggi Richard

"I will not allow myself to not feel chosen every single day. And I’ll wait till whenever that is." - Hannah Brown

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

Song quotes:

“But we were something, don't you think so? Roaring twenties, tossing pennies in the pool. And if my wishes came true, it would've been you. In my defense, I have none for never leaving well enough alone. But it would've been fun if you would've been the one.” - Taylor Swift, "The 1"


“And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one. And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone. Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me, because you said forever now I drive alone past your street.” - Olivia Rodrigo, "Driver’s License"

“So, I made you think that I would always stay. I said some things that I should never say. Yeah, I broke your heart like someone did to mine, and now you won't love me for a second time.” - The Weeknd, "Save Your Tears"

This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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