37 Quotes To Help You Move The Eff On From A Breakup

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It's time to move on.

Breakups are tough. When it's fresh, it seems like we're never going to get over the one we parted ways with. Sometimes after a particularly brutal breakup, some people spend hours, days, weeks — even MONTHS — obsessing over their exes.

It’s not uncommon to go through a period of Facebook stalking, rereading texts, and fantasizing about rekindling. It’s also not uncommon to binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix with a cartoon of ice cream in front of you. Trust me ... we’ve ALL been there.  

The loss hurts deep. Things may seem tough now, but they WILL get better, and you WILL get over this. It’s okay to let yourself be sad at first — that is part of the healing process. But eventually, you're going to have to pick yourself up and move on.

At some point, you're going to realize that he’s no longer worth any more of your time. Instead of sulking about your ex, you'll start to go back out with your girlfriends, focus on your work, or even think about dating again. Eventually, you won't only see this breakup as an ending, you'll see it as a new, fresh beginning.

There are so many small steps you can take to get over your ex. Here are some inspirational moving-on quotes to help you get yourself out of your post-breakup blues and move on. 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” —Ernest Hemingway

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

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” 

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

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” —Albert Camus

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” —Carlos Santana 

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” —C. JoyBell C.

“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

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” —Lao Tzu

“You’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” —Tori Amos

“It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” —Ernie Harwell 

"May the bridges I burn light the way.” —Dylan McKay

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

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“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

“You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” —Jodi Picoult

“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” —Angelina Jolie

“You don't have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.” —Jojo Moyes

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“Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.” —Leo Buscaglia

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“Thank God I found the good in goodbye” —Beyonce

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"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past.” —Gerald Jampolsky

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

“When you hold on to your history you do it at the expense of your destiny” —Bishop TD Jakes

"No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up." 

"If you can love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you can love the right one." 

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“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” —Johnny Cash

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” —Robert Tew

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

“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

 “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.” —Stephanie Klein

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end”

"I decided, enough pain….I was not the woman who breaks into pieces under the blows of abandonment and absence…To those who hurt me, I react giving back in kind. I am the queen of spades, I am the wasp that stings, I am the dark serpent. I am the invulnerable animal who passes through fire and is not burned." —Elena Ferrante

“I turn and I slowly walk away and I don’t look back. It has always been a fault of mine, but it is the way I am. I never look back. Never.” —James Frey

“I rise from my worst disasters, I turn, I change.” —Virginia Woolf

“Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift” —Mary Oliver

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you” —Ovid

“The heart will break, but broken live on.” —Lord Byron