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Heartbreak literally rips us open. Heartbreak quotes have the ability to tap into our hearts when we're feeling the most lost and vulnerable and spin us around in an expansive dance.
Some make us laugh one moment, and cry in healing sobs in the next. There's also wisdom in them, like little serendipitous messages from our angels, waiting to be heard.
With this in mind, I chose my favourite heartbreak quotes that inspire, comfort and gently encourage us to recognize the threads of meaning in our lives, even when all feels as if there's no reason and no hope.
Trust the Whisper that brought you here. In the darkest days often come the greatest gifts. I've been there, believe me. There is hope. There is life after heartbreak. There is also a great Love, waiting just for you.
Until you meet him or her, feel free to hang out at The Soulmate Site and read love quotes. We'll take you any way you are, salty Kleenex and all.
"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." – Kahlil Gibran
"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?" – Richard Bach
"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
"The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them." – Unknown
"The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for." – Jessica Brumley
"Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will." – William S. Burroughs
"What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity." – Leo Buscaglia
"What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose." – Henry Ward Beecher
"Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday." – Thornton Wilder
"True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing." – Leanna L. Bartram
"A Friend's Love says: If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says: You'll never need anything; I'll be there." – Jimi Hollemans
"True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does." – Anonymous heartbreak quotes
"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love." – one of my fav heartbreak quotes by Charlie Brown
"The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned." – Somerset Maugham
"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart." – Washington Irving
"Love those who love you." – Voltaire
"People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime." – Unknown
"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." – Flo Kennedy
"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell." – caught you laughing heartbreak quotes by Joan Crawford
"Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes." – Harry Emerson Fosdick
"We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh." – One of the truest heartbreak quotes by Agnes Repplier
"Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage..." – Ambrose Bierce
"Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love." – one of my fav heartbreak quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
"Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love." – Aristotle
"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were." – Unknown
"Just because somebody doesn’t love you the way you want, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have." – Unknown
"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart." – Marcus Aurelius
"And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course." – another one of my fav heartbreak quotes by Kahlil Gibran
"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished." – Goethe
"In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes." – one of those heartbreak quotes worth reading twice by Elizabeth Ashley
"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never." – Charles Caleb Colton
"I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox." – Woody Allen
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." – one of those insightful heartbreak quotes by Oprah Winfrey
"We love because it's the only true adventure." – Nikki Giovanni
"What's meant to be will always find a way." – Trisha Yearwood
"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable." – From the Movie, The Wizard of Oz
"The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love." – Pearl Bailey
"I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt but only more love." – Mother Theresa
"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love." – Anais Nin
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand." – Jacques Benigne Bossuel
"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person." – Margaret Anderson
"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart." – Josiah G. Holland
"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand." – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned." – William Butler Yeats
"There is no remedy for love but to love more." – Thoreau
"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible." – Mother Teresa
"This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us." – Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
"Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life." – Leo Buscaglia
"For one person to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation." – J. Krishnamurti
"The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, Not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, They’re in each other all along." – divine heartbreak quotes by wondrous poet Rumi
"If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile" – Lynda Barry
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