20 Healing Quotes For Heartbreak To Help You Get Over Your Crush When They Are Moving On Without You

The pain of seeing someone you love with someone else is awful, but survivable.

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If you’ve ever had a crush, you know this feeling. That person you like is suddenly going out with someone else. You can’t believe it. After giving yourself all those pep talks in the mirror to ask them out, some guy/girl swoops in and steals your crush away. So now what?

Having your crush taken by someone else is a weird feeling. It’s like having the partial pain of a breakup without actually breaking up with someone.


You tell yourself that they’re the one for you as you find your gaze constantly drifting toward them, but at the same time you can’t seem to build up the courage to tell them your feelings. Then, when it’s all taken away, you feel devastated.

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There are a few things you can do to get past this. One would be to find another crush (which is easier said than done). Another way would be to shoot your shot anyways and hope for the best (I wouldn’t recommend this). You could also try just going on a date to maybe at least get your mind off your previous love interest.

Regardless of which route you choose to take, it’s clear that it’s time to move on. Continuing to obsess over someone isn’t going to change anything except turn you into a stalker. Instead, try to figure out what your next best option is. Of course there are a few things you should do automatically, like, don’t suddenly be cold to the person you liked because that sends the wrong message. Just be yourself.

Now if none of those work for you, there’s always the words of wisdom of the ones who came before you (or just the people with more experience). Listen to the wise people who said these quotes about heartbreak, because they’re going to help you get over that crush.

Take a look at the healing quotes below that talk about the kind of courage it takes to move on from love so you can get your head back in the game and find someone even better.


1. Losing what you thought you loved can be beneficial.

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“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.” – Jean-Yves Leloup

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2. Also remember that losing doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve lost.

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

3. What’s meant to be will be, and clearly this wasn’t.

“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

4. Time heals all wounds and makes us more understanding.

“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 Morrisette

5. Nobody’s perfect and that’s a good thing.

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

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6. What matters is that you come back from these feelings.

“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

7. Who knows, you two may have completely clashed and it wouldn’t have worked anyways.

“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


8. Pain is often one key to finding something better for yourself.

“Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

9. The reason it might hurt more is because you didn’t realize how strong your love was.

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

10. It all comes down to moving forward.

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“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

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11. Never forget that to love is a part of life and that’s not a bad thing.

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

12. Obviously your crush didn’t see you in the same light, so stop wasting your time thinking about them.

“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


13. Let your hurt feelings push you in a new direction.

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

14. There’s nothing you can do to change the past.

“A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” –Jodi Picoult

15. One day you’ll be better than them.

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“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” –Mandy Hale

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16. You can only do something for you.

“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


17. You don’t need them.

“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.” –Gabrielle Zevin

18. Learn from this experience.

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” –Steve Maraboli

19. Know that you will find someone someday.

“My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing the beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.” –Paulo Coelho

20. Time waits for no one.

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

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Jesse Oakley is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care and spirituality/astrology.