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60 Moving On After A Breakup Quotes

This collection of 60 quotes about moving on after a break-up, will help you to process the pain you are feeling and realize that letting go is possible. Breaking up isn’t an easy thing to go through, even if you are the one who has made the decision to break up and move on, but we trust that you will find comfort in these quotations, sayings, and phrases.

As the words highlight, our darkest times lead to the most personal growth. We hope you love the quotes and that through heartbreak, you nurture the best relationship you have – the one with yourself. Please consider sharing our work if you are a fan!

1. “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

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2. “Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.” – Steve Maraboli

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3. “I think part of the reason why we hold on to something so tight is that we fear something so great won’t happen twice.” – Unknown

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4. “The way they leave tells you everything.”- Rupi Kaur

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5. “Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.” – Unknown

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6. “Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.” – Unknown

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

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8. “Relationships are like glass. If it smashes, it’s better to leave it broken, rather than to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – Unknown

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9. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” – Unknown

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10. “To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it.” – Unknown

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11. “Cheer up, sweet, beautiful soul. You are going to be in love again and it will be magnificent.” – Unknown

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12. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

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13. “Moving on after a break up is a great way to get back on your feet and start feeling happy again.” – Tom Shields

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14. “The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away …” – R.H. Sin

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15. “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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16. “Sometimes, we have to let go of what’s killing us, even if it’s killing us to let go.” – Unknown

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17. “Remember, you can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.” – Unknown

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18. “What’s coming is better than what’s gone.” – Unknown

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19. “Maybe I needed to be with you in order to learn that I deserved more.” – RH Sin

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20. Roses lose their petals but they bloom again.” – Unknown

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21. “Eventually all the pieces fall into place… Until then, laugh at the confusion, I’ve for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.” – Carrie Bradshaw

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22. “Hurting from my break up but knowing that it is time to move on.” – Unknown

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23. “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.” – Unknown

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24. “Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.” – Unknown

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25. “It’s better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day you’re with them.” – Unknown

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

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27. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Unknown

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28. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

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

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30. “If you really love someone, set them free. If they do not come back to you, then it was not meant to be.” – Vishal Jaiswal

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31. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” – Paulo Coelho

32. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Drake

33. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.” – Steve Maraboli

34. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E.M. Forster

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

36. “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.”  – Unknown

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

38. “Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” – Jean Kerr

39. “The wrong people always teach you the right life lessons.” – Unknown

40. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

41. “What is broken is broken.” – Unknown

42. “I missed you until I realized there was never really anything to miss but the peace I felt before I knew you…” – r.h. Sin

43. “How do you know when it’s over?” “Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” –Gunnar Ardelius

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

45. “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right person comes along.” –Nicholas Sparks

46. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner

47. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

48. “In order to grow and to experience, one must leave his comfort zone. Very often this means that you have to do what you are afraid of in order to find what you didn’t know you were looking for. This takes a lot of courage.”

49. “If life can remove someone you never dreamed of losing, it can replace them with someone you never dreamt of having.” – Unknown

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

51. “The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.” – Yasmin Mogahed

52. “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

53. “Don’t let the heart that didn’t love you, keep you from the one that will.” – Unknown

54. “Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it’s letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

55. “The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.” – Unknown

56. “At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” – Unknown

57. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us” – Alexander Graham Bell

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

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

60. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

If you’re moving on and looking for love and connection again, check out Partner In Crime Quotes, or Soulmate Quotes to give you excitement about what’s to come.