25 Inspiring Quotes About Breakups That’ll Lift Your Spirits After Heartbreak

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Going through a bad breakup can be really brutal. Your heart and body hurts. Even if you recognize that the sting of a split will ultimately fade and that you'll recover from heartache in time, it can be tough to keep your chin up when it feels like the light at the end of the tunnel is still far away. In these low moments, it's natural to seek out comfort, whether that comes in the form of heart-to-hearts with your best friends or something as simple as inspiring quotes to help with heartbreak.

Even if it feels like no one could possibly understand what you're going through, the reality is that you're not alone. When you hear that directly from someone who has survived heartbreak, it’s a reminder that it will pass and you will come out better and stronger on the other side. Painful experiences are the greatest motivator of personal growth, but it doesn't hurt to be reminded from time to time that this experience is normal, and you will get through it. So, keep these inspirational quotes handy for the next time you've got the post-breakup blues and need a quick emotional boost. Your next burst of optimism might be just around the corner.

For When You Need A Little Self-Love

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1. "If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?" — RuPaul

2. “Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.” — Oscar Wilde

3. “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” — Unknown

4. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” — Jack Kerouac

5. "No girl should ever forget that she doesn't need anyone who doesn’t need her." — Unknown

6. “I am a woman meant for a man, but I never found a man who could compete.” — Bette Davis

7. "Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line." — Lucille Ball

For When You Need To Remember How Bright The Future Is

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

9. "Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn't respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss." — Unknown

10. "Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." — Dalai Lama

11. "No relationship is ever a waste of your time. If it didn't bring you what you want, it taught you what you don't want." — Unknown

12. "Stars can't shine without darkness." — Kris Menace

For When You're Feeling Powerless

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13. “Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger.” — Sarah Evans

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

15. "The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." — Mohadesa Najumi

16. "The thing about happiness is that it doesn't help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So, I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns." — Lana Turner

For When You’re Feeling Salty AF

17. "I'd marry again if I found a man who had $15 million, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year." — Bette Davis

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

19. "I want to be the reason you look down at your phone and smile. Then walk into a pole." — Zach Galifianakis

20. "It's not you, it's me. I'm too good for you." — Unknown

For When You Need A Dose Of Motivation

21. "I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets." — Grace Kelly

22. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” — Haruki Murakami

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

24. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” — Burt Bacharach, Hal David

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

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