Maybe part of loving is learning to let go. ~From the television show The Wonder Years
What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. ~Richard Wilbur
Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it. ~Samuel Johnson
When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. ~Author Unknown
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux
Maid of Athens, ere we part,
Give, oh give me back my heart!
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Maid of Athens"BMC
I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had. ~From the television show The Wonder Years
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…. You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love. ~Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
Ask me why I keep on loving you when it’s clear that you don’t feel the same way for me… the problem is that as much as I can’t force you to love me, I can’t force myself to stop loving you. ~Author Unknown
With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together. ~Author Unknown
I prithee send me back my heart,
Since I cannot have thine;
For if from yours you will not part,
Why, then, shouldst thou have mine?
If we must part forever,
Give me but one kind word to think upon,
And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.
~Thomas OtwayThe Orphan
[A] final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works. ~T.E. KalemFD
God is closest to those with broken hearts. ~Jewish SayingBTSG
Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The Main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. ~John Steinbeck, 10 November 1958letter to his 14-year-old son who wrote to tell him that he might be in love, in Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters, edited by Andrew Carroll, 1997; CTO
Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. ~Author Unknown
Sadness flies away on the wings of time. ~Jean de La Fontaine
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. ~Rosa Parks
How beautiful the yesterday that stood
Over me like a rainbow! I am alone,
The past is past. I see the future stretch
All dark and barren as a rainy sea.