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Heartbreak isn’t easy. Whether you’re the one who initiated the breakup or the one who was broken up with, breaking up is never fun. If it’s any consolation, you’re not the only one who has felt this way. Plenty of smart, successful and famous folks have been in the same position that you’re in — and they’re all the wiser for it. And you just may be able to learn a thing or two from them.
When you’re heartbroken, it can be tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But there is a light, and these broken heart quotes about moving on prove it. So, as you’re restarting your life as a single person — learn how to get over a breakup from experts, binge-watch the all-time greatest romantic comedies, maybe pour yourself a classic cocktail and reread this inspirational statement to help yourself start to move on.
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No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
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Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
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Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
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Jean de La Fontaine
Sadness flies away on the wings of time
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When you are in love, and you get hurt, it’s like a cut — it will heal, but there will always be a scar.
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Coco J. Ginger
When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.
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With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on.
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The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.
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Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.
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I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.
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The heart was made to be broken.
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Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
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H. L. Mencken
Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
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Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
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The heart will break, but broken live on.
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For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.
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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.
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Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
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It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.
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Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.
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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
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The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.
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Nothing helps a broken heart like having someone wonderful give you theirs.
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The Tinman in ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
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The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.
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A divorce is like an amputation: You survive it, but there’s less of you.
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Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.
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I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.
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W. Somerset Maugham
The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
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