Quotes, Heartbreak

16 Painfully Great Broken Heart Quotes To Help You Survive Getting Dumped

Broken heart syndrome, or if we want to get medical, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a REAL thing!

That’s right, so, when you feel chest pains and shortness of breath, you actually are suffering from a broken heart and need to get to a doctor ASAP! Seriously, no joke, it’s a real.


Whether you have a literal broken heart or you are just feeling sh*tty about the fact that you just got dumped, breakups suck and there is NO easy way to heal heartbreak. You COULD go out with the girls, but you're just not ready to talk to any guys yet. Because, honestly, they SUCK right now.

Or maybe your mom thinks it's a good idea to take you to a paint and wine night. But doodling hearts while your mom talks to the wine moms about your breakup doesn’t sound like a great way to distract your mind from the heartache either.

Right now you may be feeling like NO ONE understands how you are feeling. You may feel alone and need a little something to help you get angry, get emotional, and get OVER him.

He dumped you, so now it’s time to DUMP him. And the best way to do it is to find some inspirational words that get your blood boiling, make you shed a few tears, and MOVE the heck on!


Going through a breakup can leave your mind blank. You could go weeks without talking to people about it and sometimes you NEED that push to begin the process of moving on.

I've found that it helps to lose yourself in a good selection of quotes from other people who've experienced the same thing to help you define what you're actually feeling.

Maybe you left the relationship thinking the breakup was all your fault, but through some soul searching and taking comfort in the words of others, you can FINALLY get some closure. Plus now you’ll have a catalog of killer heartbreak quotes at your disposal for some late night sub tweets too. Because that helps too, trust me!

So, here are some of my favorite broken heart quotes to help ease the pain of a recently dumped heart.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebsactivists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

When a broken heart feels like actual DEATH.

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“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

It's A LOT of work. Too much work for YOU.

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“You broke my heart... But I still love you with all the pieces.”

It's so hard to STOP caring.

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“My head says, ‘Who cares?’ But then my heart whispers, ‘You do, stupid…’“

It's easy not to hurt when YOU don't have a heart. LUCKY.

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“I wonder what it’s like to be the one with no heart, and what you do with the time I spend falling apart.” — Jessica Katoff

When the broken heart was KINDA your own fault.

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“I broke my own heart loving you.”

Your heart is just in a transformation period, that's all.

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“I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” — William C. Hannan

Broken Heart Symptom #4: Uncertainty

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“Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.” — Louis C.K.

A tight hug to keep the heart from falling apart.

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“A tight hug can do so much for someone that’s hurting.”

When being an octopus would come in handy.

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“I feel like everything is falling apart faster than I can pick the pieces back up and put them together.”

Just let it ALL out!

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“All I want to do right now is cry and scream and let it all out because it’s killing me inside.”

Doesn't mean it hurts less.

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“I don’t remember what it’s like to not feel broken.”

Please just see a doctor!!

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“A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it but the pain is unbearable every time you breathe.”

The best actors are hurting the MOST.

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“Behind her smile is a hurting heart, behind her laugh she’s falling apart.”

When your heart wants to keep going, but you still hurt like CRAZY.

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“I’m falling apart I’m barely breathing with a broken heart that’s still beating.”

Give your heart, and yourself, a little break... and a mimosa!

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“My heart is so tired.” — Markus Zuzak

Broken heart by starvation.

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“I have poured my heart out... And now I am empty.” — Ranata Suzuki