Heartache Quotes

Elizabeth Gilbert

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something..
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Jourdane Erasquin

I miss you every minute of every day. If I could miss you more than that, I would.

J.E.B. Spredemann

If you’re always looking back at what you’ve lost, you’ll never discover the treasure that lies just up ahead.

Lauren Conrad

Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you.

Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others
From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.

Julie De Lespinasse

You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.

Jocelyn Soriano

Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!

Becca Fitzpatrick

I missed you, Angel. Not one day went by that I didn't feel you missing from my life. You haunted me to the point that I began to believe Hank had gone back on his oath and killed you. I couldn't escape you and I didn't want to. You tortured me, but it was better than losing you.

C. Elizabeth

Though sorrow may impede my heart,
It is of great love to have known you.

Jourdane Erasquin

If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn't have found a reason to let you go.

Marlen Komar

Speak to the breeze cautiously during those lonely summer nights.

Marlen Komar

And me, standing under the splintered night,
catching fractured glimpses into the black behind the black,
hearing the prayers of stars, the angry whispers of the dark summer night.

Its voice cracks,
on your name.

My eyes close,
on your name.

Marlen Komar

The stars, like the hollow eyes of a god forgotten, marry the sadness of the exhausted hour and inspire a little chaos, a little gentleness, to those below.

I look up at the sky and see everything I’ve ever lost,
waiting for me.

Karen Quan

I wear a necklace of hope with pearly beads. When I met you, it broke, and the beads spilled all over the floor, into the gutters.

Karen Quan

I have always wanted to give you the world, so I started giving you pieces of the oceans that kept us apart.

Shannon A. Thompson

I found him between a reality and a nightmare.

Jourdane Erasquin

There are times that the emotions we keep in our hearts, no matter how abundant, are better left unexpressed.

Carl R. White

In my sleep I have my nightmares, awake I have my thoughts, I am not sure which is worse.

Kandi Steiner

It’s hard to find words to explain why you love someone, they don’t make words with that much passion. And even if they did, there isn’t a perfect combination of syllables and sounds to create a word strong enough to explain love. Love is just a filler word, a useless word that tries to do a job that no word can.

Shannon A. Thompson

The closer he was the less confident I was.

Laura Miller

Desperation will drive you to do things you know will never make you whole again and even to lose the very thing you’re desperate for.

Jennifer L. Armentrout

You must stay away from the one who brings nothing but heartache and death. Do you hear me? He brings nothing but death. Always has.

Jourdane Erasquin

With God as my witness and love as my guide, I did all the best that I could. I'm sorry I wasn't everything you ever wanted. I'm sorry I wasn't enough. If I could only reach the sun and the stars, I would have picked one for you in a heartbeat.

Jess Rothenberg

You can obsess and obsess over how things ended - what you did wrong or could have done differently - but there's not much of a point. It's not like it'll change anything. So really, why worry?

Kim Sowol

When you leave,
weary of me,
without a word I shall gently let you go.

Dorothy Koomson

Far too many people opened their hearts and lives at the drop of a hat. Why give someone that power over you? Why endow them with the ability to hurt you that much? Let someone in and you were asking for an emotional kicking some day.

Emily Brontë

Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.

Solange Nicole

Sometimes... Reason and Love are met with a violent ignorance that even what's right gets lost. Our heart bleeds, but when does the blood shed end and the healing begin?

Jeanette Winterson

Sometimes I think of you and I feel giddy. Memory makes me lightheaded, drunk on champagne. All the things we did. And if anyone has said this was the price I would have agreed to pay it. That surprises me; that with the hurt and the mess comes a shift of recognition. It was worth it. Love is worth it.

Kate Chisman

We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.

J.S.B. Morse

A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.

Dorothy Koomson

The thing I am most afraid of is love. When you say you love someone you are giving them license to hurt you.

Veronica Rossi

He’d pushed it back, where he’d kept the thought for weeks, but it wouldn’t stay. Wouldn’t stop. Wouldn’t let him go.

V.S. Carnes

Better this way, what remained of his battered sensibilities told him. He was no good for her, anyway. She didn’t understand him. She didn’t understand that he was cursed. And, selfish as he was, he’d rather she hate him than he hate himself any more than he was already going to. Any more than he already did.

V.S. Carnes

Caine might have smiled at her, had his heart not been breaking to smithereens inside of him.

V.S. Carnes

By now, she was far from the scorch of these sands. After the ransom deal, she would be safely married in England. To Ashton. And Caine, who had hurt her far more than anything Abdullah had planned for her with that long, curved dagger, deserved no better than this torment of knowing it.

Karen Quan

When my hands can no longer make these hammers and strings play for you, my heart will always sing to you.

Rachel Vincent

We share that misfortune, reaper...

C. Kennedy

It is strange... the reasons one feels he doesn't deserve things.

Libba Bray

I've never been in love. I will die without knowing what it feels like to need to see one person's face when you go to sleep at night, to crave seeing it when you wake up. I wish I knew.

Kellie Elmore

...what happens when you return
and find nothing
but a hollowed shell,
shingles and floor,
walls and echoes
and the light that lead you here
has now burned out
and the ones who built it
have traveled afar
and you cant go to them,
no matter what shoes you wear.

Maya Angelou

I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories.

Glenn Pemberton

We live in a world that is beyond our control, and life is in a constant flux of change. So we have a decision to make: keep trying to control a storm that is not going to go away or start learning how to live within the rain.

Chris Fabry

Because I don't think God trusts just anybody with so much heartache. The world has not yet seen what God can do with a man who gives both halves of a broken heart to him. And I don't doubt that a man like that can change the world...or at least a little part of it.

Martina Boone

Love doesn't come with an on-off switch. It's made of too many threads of memory and hope and heartache that weave themselves into the very core of who you are.

Santosh Kalwar

Given a choice between goose egg and heartache, I would choose heartache.

Andrew Sullivan

Unlike a variety of other relationships,friendship requires an acknowledgement by both parties that they are involved or it fails to exist.

Crystal Woods

The irony of the human heart is that it’s tormented both by the presence and absence of it’s own soul’s counterpart.

Karen Quan

Do you ever think of me when you look up at the moon and the stars? When you look into the horizon as the sun sets? We're looking at the same sun, and the stars may burn brighter where you are, but I can't see them, and they're still there. I spend nights trying to see the stars that you see, but I end up seeing you in the stars instead.

Seja Majeed

I thought I would die without you, in reality I was reborn...

Seja Majeed

Live for what you love, and die for what you're unwilling to live without...

Seja Majeed

Even the Sun gets tired of rising, but he does it out of love for the Earth...

Seja Majeed

We search for happiness across every landscape, if only we knew that the seed in which it first grows, is planted within ourselves...

Crystal Woods

I know I'm not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I'll be forever in your heart. 

Crystal Woods

Was I on something? Yes, love. The strongest drug there is.

Ram Mohan

Only those relationships last forever that do not have a name.

Alaric Hutchinson

There is never a reason good enough to be out of alignment with peace.

Rainbow Rowell

You don't get to choose," Lincoln said. "It's just happening.

Christy A. Campbell

There is the scent too. Wonder follows it; wonder about how a boy can smell like that when he probably has no idea. He smells like the woods in the winter or the rain when it first falls, or maybe it’s just the way he always smells and there is no way to define it.

Christy A. Campbell

She pulls her hand away and Damian feels the sensation of falling, a somersault into a foreign abyss where a girl with eggplant hair and a hoop in her brow waits in the darkness.

S. Tarr

Heartache makes
for good poetry,
not so much.

Munia Khan

You can learn things from a heart so bleeding
When love bargains with deceitful pleading
Hours soar from dawn to dawn splitting your time
Don’t hear melody from a soundless chime

Somya Kedia

With a little heartache;
Gone with the time,
Are certain memories,
Intricately designed.
To call & narrate
A story of blissful sunshine.

Marilynne Robinson

She knew that was not an honest prayer, and she did not linger over it. The right prayer would have been, Lord . . . I am miserable and bitter at heart, and old fears are rising up in me so that everything I do makes everything worse.

Crystal Woods

Of all the heartache I will ever know, only some of it will be real. The rest, I will create.

Eowyn Ivey

He stood there a moment, listened to the creek, and let the mountain air blow against his face. Even with all this heartache, it was beautiful here.

Patricia A. McKillip

Only yesterday a young woman came to me wanting a trap set for a man with a sweet smile and lithe arms. She was a fool, not for wanting him, but for wanting more of him than that.

Leo Tolstoy

Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?

E.A. Bucchianeri

... how terrible is the pain of the mind and heart when the freedom of mankind is suppressed!

Jennifer Harrison

When my heart is better, less shrunken, I will throw her out there to love again, without hesitation, even knowing what we know.

Munia Khan

Every heart needs a cutting part sharper than a blade to stab agony

Franz Kafka

my heart no longer beats but is a tugging muscle,

Buky Ojelabi

Your heart is not a guinea pig that anyone can experiment with. You deserve a love that will last long past Valentine's Day.

Sarah Noffke

My heart is kerosene, my mind a match. I’m seconds away from igniting.


Choose wisely
From those who start
A fire in your heart.

Some may burn you to shreds,
While you were looking for warmth.

Crissi Langwell

Have you ever loved someone so much, you felt like your heart was going to just beat right out of your chest?

Carl White

You can only trust your emotions as you can lie to yourself with your brain but not your heart.

Klaus Kinski

Sometimes my heart hurts so much, I beat it with my fists. I try to run. But you cannot run from this. It waits for you. Even when you think you have escaped it, it is there.

Mayandree Michel

I grabbed at my chest, instinctively, and he grabbed at his. We were both trying to stop the pain, which was the result of his thoughts of ending his pursuit of me.

C. Elizabeth

A dream you once were,
A dream of all my realities,
A dream I can no long strive for
In the wake of my manly betayals

Jourdane Erasquin

What they have been teaching us is wrong. Yes, we do have control over our choices. Why? Because life gave us the freedom to choose. The only downside to this freedom are the insatiable consequences we shall have to face because of the choices we learned to embrace.

Jennifer Donnelly

Cry your grief to God. Howl to the heavens. Tear your shirt. Your hair. Your flesh. Gouge your eyes. Carve out your heart. And what will you get from Him? Only Silence. Indifference.

Abbi Glines

Sleeping on it didn't make accepting it any easier. It seemed like a really bad dream.

Shaun Hick

Eyes so young, so full of pain ... Two lonely drops of winter rain ... And no tear could these eyes sustain ... For too much had they seen.

Nomthandazo Tsembeni

You can steal someone's Art,
But not their Heart.
You can immitate them,
But you can never be like them.
You can hurt them,
But you cannot kill their will to love again.
You can leave,
But your space will always be filled by someone better than you.

Nomthandazo Tsembeni

Giving up doesn't make you a quiter, a loser or a failure.
It makes you wise enough to stop holding on to what refuses to be held.
Hence i say, letting go hurts,
but holding on to what is no longer there
hurts even more.

C. Elizabeth

Years of love, followed by heartache.
Those are the years that define me.
Those are the years that know–
love’s eternity is you.

Dodie Smith

It isn't a bit of use my pretending I'm not crying, because I am... Pause to mop up. Better now.
Perhaps it would really be rather dull to be married and settled for life. Liar! It would be heaven.

Courtney Giardina

Marriage is not easy, I thought to myself. It’s not supposed to be easy. It’s two different people, from two different backgrounds, trying to build a life together for better or worse. It’s something you have to work at every single day. There are going to be hard times and those are the times you are supposed to fight like hell.


Withdraw from talking about leaving someone behind. Just rekindle the friendship and love while you still
Withdraw from talking about leaving someone behind. Just rekindle the friendship and love while you still have that moment together.


Thank you for the pain. At least I am no longer afraid to face it next time.

Seja Majeed

In fairy tales the evil characters disappear or die, in reality, evil spreads while you wait for your hero on a horse, only to realise the sword to save yourself was always in your hand...

Seja Majeed

For years I've been searching for a homeland, finally I found it in you..

Seja Majeed

Some people are lucky to find love, others must settle with being liked...

Jennifer Elisabeth

My soul hurts.

Djuna Barnes

I have been loved," she said, "by something strange, and it has forgotten me.

Mark W. Boyer

Secrets are festering parasites to a relationship, devouring their hosts from within, leaving behind a empty hollow husk of what once was.

Theresa Smith

I felt like an integral part of my being had just been ripped out of me, only to have it replaced with something that did not belong.

Sade Andria Zabala

You wanted to see the world.
And yet, all I want is to see you.

David Levithan

That's what it felt like - that if I let a little of the hurt out, it would keep pouring out until I was a deflated balloon of a person, with a big monster of hurt in front of me.

Jasinda Wilder

She closes her eyes, and I can see the moisture. She’s deep-breathing again, and I notice her hands are clutched around the opposing wrists, nails digging in deep, hard, scratching. Pain to replace pain.

Erik Tomblin

Sometimes you have to know what you're willing to sacrifice to be the person you are meant to be.

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