20 Quotes To Help You Get Over Someone

Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner

“He loved me. He loved me, but he doesn’t love me anymore, and it’s not the end of the world.”

Jean-Yves Leloup

Jean-Yves Leloup

“Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.”

William Makepeace Thackery

William Makepeace Thackery

“To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.”

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

“For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not. Now the most important thing about me is that I’m old.”

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks

“I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam

“The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.”

Alanis Morrisette

Alanis Morrisette

“What’s that line from T.S. Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up.”

Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Jane Stanton Hitchcock

“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.”

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding

“When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love. How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed over British Rail sandwich?”

Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans

“Everyone’s allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it’s a mistake not to be.”

David Levithan

David Levithan

“When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. it’s because a little piece gets lost — the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.”

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

Lish McBride

Lish McBride

“When you break up with someone, and I’m not talking casual breakups here, it’s hard to take the sudden absence of such an important person in your life. It reminded me of when I’d stopped going to school and the weird uneasy feeling I’d gotten afterward, like I was forgetting to do something. My life until that point had pivoted around some form of education, and all of a sudden, it was gone. Homework, classes, running around, and then –bam – nothing but a life of work stretching out before you. No one prepares you for that feeling or even mentions it. You just suddenly have a gap and have to decide how to fill it. A break up is like that gap, only much, much more painful. One day the person you talked to constantly or did stuff with is just absent. Gone. Poof. And even though I’m not one of those people who has to be in a relationship all the time, I was feeling at a loss.”

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

“It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.”

Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins

“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.”

Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan

“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.”

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell

“What’s broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.”

Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner

“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.”

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

“Hearts live by being wounded.”