48 Getting Over a Broken Heart Quotes to Help You Heal & Move On

When it comes to mending your broken heart, reading some healing quotes can help. For inspiration, check out our guide to the best getting over a broken heart quotes.

Heartbreak hurts, but that pain does eventually go away. With time, you’ll slowly begin to heal and start to feel less lonely.

However, if you’re in the midst of a breakup, you might be in search of some inspiration to overcome the breakup blues, and that’s where healing quotes can help. After all, nearly everyone has experienced the pain of letting someone go, so there are a ton of heartbroken quotes out there that chronicle the experience and offer advice

That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best getting over a broken heart quotes below. These beautiful and touching breakup quotes come from movies, songs, books, and more. Check out these healing quotes when you need a pick-me-up.

Inspirational Healing Quotes

From Marilyn Monroe to Rumi, it seems everyone has something to say on the topic of heartbreak: Explore these examples of healing quotes to help you mend your broken heart. 

  1. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe
  1. “When you are in love, and you get hurt, it’s like a cut—it will heal, but there will always be a scar.” — Soo Jie
  1. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” — Steve Maraboli
  1. “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” — Miss Piggy
  1. “We, too, like trees, can shake off our dead leaves and begin again.” ― A.Y. Greyson
  1. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine —  and shadows will fall behind you.”― Walt Whitman
  1. “When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks, and you pray for rain.” — Andrea Gibson
  1. “Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” — Daphne Rose Kingma
  1. “The pain of letting go will be eclipsed by the relief of moving on.” — Scott Stabile
  1. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” — Patti Roberts
  1. “Our bodies heal without permission, but our hearts need consent. Give it.” — Lauren Eden
  1. “Healing comes in waves, and maybe today, the wave hits the rocks. And that’s ok, that’s ok, darling, you are still healing. You are still healing.” — Ijeoma Umebinyuo
  1. “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
  1. “Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreaks make you wiser, so thank the past for a better future.” —  Unknown
  1. “We draw maps of each other’s pasts. Heartbreaks colored in black. Grief outlined in purple. The happiest times shaded yellow. This is how we learn from each other. We are so scared and brave. We are so terrified and willing. We rewrite the definition of brave and it is this: love again. Love again. Love again.” — Fortesa Latifi
  1. “That though the heart is breaking, happiness can exist in a moment, also. And because the moment in which we live is all the time there really is, we can keep going.” — Zora Neale Hurston
  1. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi 
  1. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” — Jean De La Fontaine
  1. “With time, the pain eases, the body recovers, and the brain figures out new ways to go on.” — Federico Chini
  1. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” — James Baldwin
  1. “Healing is an art. It takes time. It takes practice. It takes love.” — Unknown
  1. “I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and it’s part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.” — Heidi Klum
  1. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” — Washington Irving
  1. “The heart was made to be broken.” –Oscar Wilde
  1. “You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of willpower: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it.” — Junot Diaz
  1. “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” —  Alfred Lord Tennyson
  1. “Nothing helps a broken heart like having someone wonderful give you theirs.” —  Rita Stradling
  1. “You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” — Chinese Proverb

Empowering Songs with Heartbroken Quotes

Sometimes, belting out your favorite love songs can be extremely cathartic. Press play on these songs to find some powerful getting over a broken heart quotes.

  1. “Sunflowers in the kitchen, a heartbreak in remission / The universe is shifting, and it’s all for me / All for me / The love we had was covered in snow / Thank God, I let it go.” — Maisie Peters, “There It Goes”
  1. “We’d always go into it blindly / I needed to lose you to find me / This dance, it was killing me softly / I needed to hate you to love me.” — Selena Gomez, “Lose You to Love Me”
  1. “‘Cause I’m my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah) / I know how to love me (Love me) / I know that I’m always gonna hold me down / Yeah, I’m my own soulmate (Yeah, yeah)” — Lizzo, “Soulmate”
  1. “You thought that I’d be weak without ya, but I’m stronger / You thought that I’d be broke without ya, but I’m richer / You thought that I’d be sad without ya, I love harder.” —  Destiny’s Child, Survivor

Movie Quotes About Heartbreak

Feeling down? Then, it might be time to visit some of these movies with breakup quotes that can help you focus on loving yourself, healing, and recovering from the pain of your past relationship. 

  1. “I don’t want to sound foolish, but remember, love is what brought you here. And if you’ve trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.” — “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  1. “Without suffering, there’d be no compassion.” — “A Walk to Remember”
  1. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it.” — “The Lion King”
  1. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.” — “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
  1. “I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” — “Cast Away”

Books and Poems with Heartbroken Quotes

Books and poems offer another great form of inspiration when you’re feeling upset about a breakup. Check out these quotes to help lift your spirits and move on.

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

― Nicholas Sparks, “At First Sight”

  1. “I manage my own madness just as you do. And if my heart is broken, it keeps beating. That is the strangeness of life.” ― Jeanette Winterson, “Frankissstein: A Love Story”
  1. “Stop calling your heart broken; your heart works just fine. If you are feeling love, anger, gratitude, or grief, it is because your heart is doing its work. Let it.” ― Maggie Smith, “Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change”
  1. “It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” ― Steve Maraboli, “Life, the Truth, and Being Free”
  1. “Someday, you’ll find someone special again. People who’ve been in love once usually do. It’s in their nature.” — Nicholas Sparks, “Message in a Bottle”
  1. “The only way out is through.” — Robert Frost, “Servant to Servant”
  1. Someday, you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.”—  Elizabeth Gilbert, “Eat, Pray, Love”
  1. “That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.” — Robyn Schneider, “Extraordinary Means”
  1. “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters—it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ― Paulo Coelho, “The Zahir”
  1. “You can’t have heartbreak without love. If your heart was really broken, then at least you know you really loved him.” — Leila Sales, “Past Perfect”
  1. “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” — J.S.B. Morse, “Now and at the Hour of Our Death”

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