What happens when you’re hurt in love? This following Quotabulary piece will highlight the varied stages of emotional turmoil that one experiences through the medium of quotes.
To Sooth that Broken Heart
While quotes are a good way to heal, listening to heartbreak songs will also help you heal in its own strange and mysterious ways.
“I heard he sang a lullaby,
I heard he sang it from his heart,
When I found out, thought I would die,
Because that lullaby was mine.
I heard he sealed it with a kiss,
He gently kissed her cherry lips,
I found that so hard to believe,
Because his kiss belonged to me.
How could an angel break my heart?
Why didn’t he catch my falling star?”
This extremely, extremely heart-rending song by the very talented Toni Braxton is the first thing you should listen to, because it really does sum it all up―How could an angel break my heart. That’s the thing about love, you know? It gives you wings, and it makes you soar, then it takes you to places where there’s so much to explore; and you find that it’s so easy to be with someone else, you find your heart beating freely, in love’s sweet, gentle caress. And sometimes, just as suddenly, that love is taken away. And its absence, a thousand shards of glass, right through your heart make way. You’re left to question what went wrong, and whether the numbing pain will ever be gone.
Dear readers who’ve had their heart broken, let this article be your catharsis. While your disillusioned self will be left wondering when the tears will stop, they will help you heal. Crying helps. These quotes will too. These ‘love hurts’ quotes and sayings will put your raw emotions out there so you can finally acknowledge them and slowly find a way to deal with them. While we cannot be with you in person, let these quotes about being hurt by someone you love do our bidding through this Quotabulary piece.
The following section, features quotes about heartbreak and its varied other emotions.
“You were like a dream,
I wish I hadn’t slept through.
Within it I fell deeper,
than your heart would care to let you.
I thought you were a keeper,
I wish I could have kept you.”
― Lang Leav
What was it like to lose him?
It was like hearing every goodbye
ever said to me―said all at once.
― Lang Leav
Like time suspended,
a wound unmended―
you and I.
We had no ending,
no said good-bye.
For all my life,
I’ll wonder why.
― Lang Leav
There are things I miss
that I shouldn’t,
and things I don’t
that I should.
Sometimes we want
what we couldn’t,
sometimes we love
who we could.
― Lang Leav
“Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love.”
― Clive Barker
“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”
― Nicholas Sparks
“Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”
― George R. R. Martin
“Sometimes even stuff you expect to happen can still hurt.”
― Jennifer Brown
“One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.”
― Marty Rubin
“Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?”
― Jacqueline Carey
“That’s the funny thing about old hurts―they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you.”
― Lilith Saintcrow
“The heart was made to be broken.”
― Oscar Wilde
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
― Khalil Gibran
“Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.”
― Stephen King
“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”
― L. Frank Baum
“You’re an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry…”
― Taylor Swift
“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
“The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart.”
― Becca Fitzpatrick
“Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.”
― Cassandra Clare
“I love the way you refuse my love.”
― Toba Beta
“A wounded heart needs aloof.”
― Toba Beta
“That throbbing thing in my chest can hardly be called a heart. It has been wrung out and deformed into something merely functional. Nothing can revive it.”
― Anna Jae
“We hurt so much because we have lost a part of ourselves. If we have loved much, we must have given much also, and when everything’s over, we feel as though we have lost everything.”
― Jocelyn Soriano
“Must I go bound while you go free?
Must I love a man who doesn’t love me?
Must I be born with so little art?
As to love a man, who’ll break my heart?”
― Cassandra Clare
“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.”
― Carroll Bryant
“Years of love, followed by heartache.
Those are the years that define me.
Those are the years that know-
love’s eternity is you.”
― C. Elizabeth
“When you lose someone, you get used to living day to day without them. But you’ll never get used to the “10 second heartbreak.” That’s the time it takes to wake to full consciousness each day and remember…”
― Nina Guilbeau
“Love entered in my heart one day
A sad, unwelcome guest.
But when it begged that it might stay
I let it stay and rest
It broke my nights with sorrowing
It filled my heart with fears
And, when my soul was prone to sing,
It filled my eyes with tears.
But…now that it has gone its way,
I miss the dear ole pain.
And, sometimes, in the night I pray
That Love might come again.”
― J. California Cooper
“When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain.”
― Louise Penny
“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.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
“After all my erstwhile dear, my no longer cherished;
Need we say it was not love, just because it perished?”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
“No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.”
― Faraaz Kazi
“It is a dull sensation, your heart breaking, like the sound of a pebble dropping on the sand. Not a shattering, not a tearing apart, there is nothing shrill or grandiose about the sensation. It is merely an internal realization that something treasured you never knew you had is leaving forever.”
― Samantha Bruce-Benjamin
“Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery.”
― Judith McNaught
“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”
― Mineko Iwasaki
“There are a million ways to lose someone you love.”
― Tammara Webber
“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
― Faraaz Kazi
“I can never think of you as a friend. You can do without a friend.”
― Graham Greene
“When he told me he no longer loved me, I fell to my knees.”
― Sarah Hina
“So here’s my question: when you lose the most important person to you in the entire world, where is all the love – love you never even knew you were capable of – supposed to go?”
― Ted Michael
“So you’re gone and I’m haunted
And I bet you are just fine
Did I make it that easy to walk
Right in and out of my life.”
― A Fine Frenzy
“Does it break my heart, of course, every moment of every day, into more pieces than my heart was made of…”
― Jonathan Safran Foyer
A hurt love will leave so much pain in its wake, we are aware, and the fear of being hurt will make you want to love nothing and no one. But, dear reader, such is life. And we’re praying that when you’re done reading these ‘scared of being hurt’ sayings, you will be able to leave all the hurt behind and give love a chance again―whether it is a lover, or a loved one. Will you?