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100 Break Up Motivation Quotes

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The feeling that you get when you love someone so much, and you need to let them go is the worst feeling ever. Breakups have never been easy for anyone even if ending the relationship was your idea.

A breakup can also be good for some people, by letting go of a toxic relationship.

Here’s our collection of break up motivation quotes to brighten up your day and to help you to move on: 

 

100 Break Up Motivation Quotes

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

2. “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

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

4. “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

5. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

6. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

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

8. “I used to loathe ambivalence; now I adore it. Ambivalence is my new best friend.” – Suzanne Finnamore

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

 

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10. “I’ve always believed that if you don’t stay moving, they will throw dirt on you.” – Paul Anka

 

11. “The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.” – William Faulkner

12. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” – Shannon L. Alder

13. “I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho

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

15. “We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.” – Kate Chisman

16. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I am better than that. Goodbye!” – Steve Maraboli

17. “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.” – Coco J. Ginger

18. “You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” – The Goddess Rebellion

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

 

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20. “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

 

21. “If you really want closure… at some point, you have to shut the door.” – Jacki Wells Wunderlin

22. “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

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

24. “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.” – Nick Hornby

25. “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.” – Nora Ephron

26. “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

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

28. “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?” – Nicholas Sparks

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

 

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30. “You put me through hell. On purpose. Made me suffer. And there’s no end in sight. I don’t know what the fuck you’re doing, ace, but this Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shit ain’t cutting it with me.” – Sylvia Day

 

31. “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

32. “Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.” – L. Ron Hubbard

33. “Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.” – Coco J. Ginger

34. “Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.” –  Drake

35. “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.” – Mary Pickford

36. “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.” – Alanis Morissette

37. “Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery” – Judith McNaught

38. “The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.” – Greg Behrendt

39. “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

 

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40. “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heartbreak 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

 

41. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

42. “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

43. “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

44. “Life moves on and so should we” – Spencer Johnson

45. “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

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

47. “If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t. It’s not that complicated. Love, in most cases, betrays the one feeling it. Don’t waste moments waiting and wondering. Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.” – Donna Lynn Hope

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

49. “Two words. Three vowels. Four consonants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off your shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.” – Maggi Richard

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50. “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

 

51. “He looks like a runway model. How in the world am I going to be able to reject that? The world is so unfair. Seriously, it’s like turning Brad Pitt down for a date. The girl who could actually do it should win an award for idiot of the century.” – Colleen Houck

52. “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

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

54. “To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.” – Diana Wynne Jones

55. “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” – Amit Kalantri

56. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” – Carrie Underwood

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

58. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel

59. “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

 

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60. “Even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger” – Sara Evans

 

61. “You go to work the next day pretending nothing happened. Your co-workers ask if everything’s okay and you tell them you’re just tired. And you’re trying to smile. And they’re trying to smile.” – Richard Siken

62. “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

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

64. “In order to truly value loyalty, you must first endure the affliction of betrayal.” – Thomas Merritt

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

66. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra

67. “When she left, it was like someone had ripped my heart out, crumbled it up like a flimsy piece of loose-leaf paper and crammed it back into my chest. It somehow managed to work, but it would never, ever feel the same.” – Steph Campbell

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

69. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

 

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

 

71. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

72. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” – Dan Brown

73. “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

74. “Sharp is the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

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

76. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono

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77. “Let go of your mistakes and failures. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now.” – Joel Osteen

78. “You don’t make me feel like you used to. That’s why I’m leaving. That’s why people leave each other. They come to their senses and get selfish again.” – Henry Rollins

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

 

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80. “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

 

81. “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

82. “The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away…” – R.H. Sin

83. “It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.” – Colleen Hoover

84. “And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.” – Junot Díaz

85. “Heartbroken? Channel your sorrow to become worthy of love. The world will be yours.” – Tapan Ghosh

86. “Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” – Sarah Mlynowski

87. “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

88. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year, I’ll wear your name on my heart ‘till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger

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

 

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90. “I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: is this how I´m going to spend the rest of my life? Married to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending?” – Suzanne Finnamore

 

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

92. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

94. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green

95. “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

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

97. “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

98. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” – Mandy Hale

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

100. “To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

 

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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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