To love yourself after a breakup can be daunting especially when you think more of all that you have given into the relationship; your time, efforts, and resources. Fortunately, it is possible to heal and get over a breakup with positive breakup quotes.

How do you motivate yourself after a breakup?“, and “how long do feelings last after a breakup?“, are common questions most people seek to find when their relationship falls apart. Here’s the brutal truth, even the most admired type of relationship has its ups and downs, it’s not always a sweet ride. If the relationship with your partner just ended, it could be a sign that you guys were not meant to be. It’s not easy to accept this but that’s the reality of life.

However, it’s very detrimental to stick around sad break-up quotes that make you cry. I recommend that you focus on quotes about breakups, and moving on instead. Although some of the words on this post are heart-touching breakup quotes but trust me they will aid in healing from your awful relationship experience and make you fall in love with yourself again regardless of how daunting it may appear to be at the moment. 

Whether you’re looking for breakup quotes for girls, emotional breakup quotes for him/her, and everything in between. The sayings here are from people who have diverse relationship experiences and have healed from it by staying positive. With time, these quotes will gradually make an incredible impact in discovering the new you.

80+ best healing from a break up quotes

Let the following quotes inspire you to start moving forward and achieve closure, build your self-esteem and have self-love again.

1.       “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles. They’re reasons to break up.” — Patti Callahan Henry, Between The Tides

2.       “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” — Violeta Para

3.       “Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation.” — Khalil Gibran

4.       “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” — Marian Keyes, Watermelon

5.       “Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” — The Wizard of Oz

6.       “I didn’t lose you. You lost me. You’ll search for me inside of everyone you’re with and I won’t be found.” — R.H.Sin

7.       “I like my relationships like I like my eggs — over easy.” — Jared Kintz, It Occurred To Me

8.       “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor

9.       “Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” — Nikita Gill

10.   “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” — Grant Gudmunson

11.   “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” — Mark Twain

12.   “No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” — Faraaz Kazi

13.   “One day, I hope you look back at what we had, and regret every single thing you did to let it end.”

14.   “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” — M. Kathleen Casey

15.   “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.” ― Naeem Callaway

16.   “The course of true love did never run smooth.” — William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

17.   “The heart was made to be broken.” — Oscar Wilde

18.   “The hottest love has the coldest end.” — Socrates

19.   “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

20.   “Things to know about life: ‘No’ is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation.”

21.   “When you leave weary of me without a work, I shall gently let you go.” — Kim Sowol​

22.   “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them … but still move on without them.” — Mandy Hale

23.   “Ask yourself, who would Columbus be today if he hadn’t had the courage to lose sight of the shore back then?”

24.   “Bad days call for foods that are bad for your butt.” – H.M Ward

25.   “Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” – Walter Anderson

26.   “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac

27.   “Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” – Jean Kerr

28.   “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?” – Donna Lynn Hope

29.   “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

30.   “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

31.   “Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing.” – Marcia Wieder

32.   “Every time you thought you couldn’t keep moving forward, you did. Take a moment to appreciate your strength.” — Karen Salmanson

33.   “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” – Genevieve Rhode

34.   “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

35.   “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan

36.   “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner

37.   “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg

38.   “I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.” – Billy Corgan

39.   “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best, than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell

40.   “I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy, I’m going to laugh, so you don’t see me cry, I’m going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me – I’m going to smile.” — Lone Star

41.   “I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.” – Carrie Brownstein

42.   “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Elle

43.   “In order to grow and to experience, one must leave his comfort zone. Very often this means that you have to do what you are afraid of in order to find what you didn’t know you were looking for. This takes a lot of courage.”

44.   “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

45.   “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have, too. You’re nodding your head.” – Henry Rollins

46.   “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins

47.   “It’s much more interesting to try and understand what binds two people together. Why we stay with each other is much more of a mystery than why we don’t.” – Jane Stanton Hitchcock

48.   “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

49.   “Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.” – Len Santos

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

51.   “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

52.   “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

53.   “Love is what you were born with. Fear is what you learned here.” — Marianne Williamson

54.   “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” – Candace Bushnell

55.   “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

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

57.   “Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.” ― Cheryl Strayed

58.   “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

59.   “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcois Ominek

60.   “One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.” – Romain Rolland

61.   “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy

62.   “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” — M. Kathleen Casey

63.   “Passivity means death, activity is living. If you are passive, you allow negative things to come into your life.”

64.   “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” – Demi Lovato

65.   “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” — J.K. Rowling

66.   “Set your life on fire, and seek those who fan the flames.” — Rumi

67.   “Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

68.   “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”  – Marilyn Monroe

69.   “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Just by being there, looking at the problem or at the darkness of your thoughts straight in the eye and deciding you won’t surrender to it, you won’t let it shallow you; you are being the bravest you can ever be and starting the path to your personal freedom.” — Nelson Mandela

70.   “The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.” – Anonymous

71.   “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” — Ben Okri

72.   “The the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” – Nora Ephron

73.   “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir

74.   “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.” – Jennifer Salaiz

75.   “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.”  – Anonymous

76.   “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster

77.   “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

78.   “When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.” – Barney Stinson

79.   “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us” – Alexander Graham Bell

80.    “When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on — series polygamy — until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.” – Tom Robbins

81.   “You are telling the story of your life. You have the power to tell a different one. You choose, every day, how you interpret others’ actions, events, and the world around you. You and only you have the power to change this. Change the script!” — Laura Elliott

82.   “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

83.   “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

84.   “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” — Robert Holden85.   “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” –Rumi