Browse through YourDictionary's collection of broken heart quotes to learn how your favorite public figures have coped with the sting of rejection and moved on to find someone who appreciates them for who they are.
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I don't wanna be without you, baby, I don't want a broken heart.Beyoncé
Where do broken hearts go, Can they find their way home? Back to the open arms, Of a love that's waiting there.Whitney Houston
You can die of a broken heart – it's scientific fact.Abby McDonald
“Titus, have you ever had your heart broken?”
“Oh, son. How could you ask a man who used to play the blues a question like that?”
“How long does it take to go away?”
“A broken heart?”
“There’s no precise formula, Sammy.”
“Just give me an estimate.”
“A good rule of thumb is at least half the time that you were in love. Or twice the time. It all just depends.”
The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night's sleep.Margaret George
Being heartbroken doesn’t mean you stop feeling. Just the opposite — it means you feel it all more. With your heart in fragments, every sensation is sharper, every emotion more acute. Your feelings are enhanced, like a blind man with an impeccable sense of smell, or a deaf woman whose eyes can perceive things a normal person would never recognize. The brokenhearted are the best empaths of all.Julie Johnson
The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.charles dickens
And how can you mend a broken heart? How can you stop the rain from falling down? How can you stop the sun from shining? What makes the world go round?The Bee Gees
But my world fell apart, and all they could do, the whole universe, was to silently move on.Khadija Rupa
It was a miserable thing, to be responsible for breaking your own heart.Clifford Riley
Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.Gene Tierney
It's hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.Eric Kripke
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.The Wizard
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it...Nicholas Sparks
There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse.Missy Lyons
That first love. And the first one who breaks your heart. For me, they just happen to be the same person.sarah dessen
First love can break you. But it can also save you.Katie Khan
No matter who you are, getting your heart broken can be a devastating experience. To cope with the feelings of hurt and anger, it can be helpful to get a fresh perspective from the experiences of others. Hearing what others have been through can often make you feel less alone.
The most important thing to remember is that healing from a broken heart takes patience. The grief you feel seems overwhelming at first, but in time you find a way to make each day seem a little brighter. In 2013's Sex in the Title: A Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC, Zach Love explains that healing from a broken heart is different for everyone. It's impossible to predict when things will get back to normal, so you need to take it one day at a time. “A good rule of thumb is at least half the time that you were in love. Or twice the time. It all just depends," he wrote.
Falling in love is a leap of faith, which is why moving on from a broken heart can feel so tricky. Before you can begin a new relationship, you need to risk being vulnerable again. If that feels like too much to ask, it may not be time to begin dating again quite yet. As American television writer, director, and producer Eric Kripke said, "It's hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again."