85 Falling Out Of Love Quotes That Can Help Heal Your Broken Heart

One of the saddest hurdles of being alive is going through break-ups. Anyone can remember the thrill of falling in love, looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, only to be slapped in the face down the road with a truckload of disappointment and regrets.

We know how painful it is. For others, it is even debilitating. If you are suffering from heart ache right now, these falling out of love quotes might be exactly what you need to help you through this difficult time.

Falling Out Of Love Quotes

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland. – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. – Oscar Wilde

I just woke up and felt nothing—and then everything all at once.

falling out of love quotes

And if he wants to leave then let him leave. You are terrifying and strange and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love. – Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth

Don’t sell yourself short. If it is not working anymore, it will never work. Your temporary happiness will never be enough to assure you a long and lasting love.

If you learn to take your time, you will find that jumping into a relationship is not the answer to your happiness. You will constantly fall out of love every single time.

falling out of love time quotes

Everyone keeps telling me that time heals all wounds, but no one can tell me what I’m supposed to do right now. Right now I can’t sleep. It’s right now that I can’t eat. Right now I still hear his voice and sense his presence even though I know he’s not here. Right now all I seem to do is cry. I know all about time and wounds healing, but even if I had all the time in the world, I still don’t know what to do with all this hurt right now. – Nina Guilbeau, Too Many Sisters

What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.

Fall in love with yourself, and you will never be without love.

Somewhere we went wrong. We were once so strong.

Falling out of love does not happen by reason of fate, it happens because the other party no longer chooses to stay. At the end, it is all but a choice.

It is never really love if you lost it.

staying in love quotes

Falling in love is easy, staying in love is a different story.

While nearly every way of falling in love is kind, every way of getting out of love is cruel.

I love you. But I’m not in love with you.

Amidst all the negative notions about love, I still choose to fall in love, even if it kills me.

That’s life for you. All the happiness you gather to yourself, it will sweep away like it’s nothing. If you ask me I don’t think there are any such things as curses. I think there is only life. That’s enough. – Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Falling in love is a death wish. By falling in love, you have given him the power to take your heart and keep it in his hands until he gets tired of it and throws it away.

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I don’t like that falling feels like flying ’til the bone crush – Taylor Swift

One bad relationship could make you never want to fall in love again. – Ally Mbululo

If you learn to take your time, you will find that jumping into a relationship is not the answer to your happiness. You will constantly fall out of love every single time.

I loved her for so long. Our past trails behind us like a comet’s tail, the future stretched out before us like the universe. Things happen. People get lost and love breaks. – Jonathan Tropper

I’ve owned more sofas than I’ve had husbands. Both sag in the end, but I generally fall out of love with the furniture quicker than the men. – Janet Street-Porter

Falling out of love means discontent.

fall out of love quotes

I fell in love at first sight. I wish I had taken a second look.

That is what scares me about love. One day everything is perfect, and then suddenly, he wakes up and does not feel the same.

I guess that’s what saying good-bye is always like–like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you’re in the air, there’s nothing you can do but let go. – Lauren Oliver

And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream. – Nora Ephron, Heartburn

When love goes bad nothing goes worse. – Christopher Hitchens

Sometimes you don’t know how much you loved someone until you start falling out of love with them. Because you start falling out of love with them in a million different ways, and you go, “Wow, I didn’t even know I loved that person in that way.” And so, a million ways of falling out makes you realize the million ways that you fell in. Then you end up falling in love with those many ways that you’re falling out of love. It’s the worst. You never really escape from that kind of love, do you? – C. JoyBell C.

falling out of love life quotes

I want a life which doesn’t have you. I want memories which don’t include you. I want a heart that never loved you. I want a mind that won’t think bout you. and the last thing a whole new me who never knew you. – Nitika

True love never fades, until it becomes a lie.

There’s always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it’s with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it’s one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again. – Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Somebody falls in love, somebody breaks a heart. We never fell in love we only fell apart. – Papa Roach

If you keep looking for love when you feel lonely, you are doing a disservice to the person who falls in love with you.

I can’t reconcile who he was, the man who was so kind and loving and considerate, with who he is now. I know the truth is who I’m seeing now, but I keep hoping the former man will come back. It’s like I love someone who doesn’t even exist. – Jacqueline Simon Gunn, The Cat Who Ate His Tail

falling out of love awful and weird quotes

It was so awful and weird. I could see all the things I had loved about him, I could see them, but I didn’t love them anymore. – Lily King, Writers & Lovers

We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there’s no altering that. – Leo Tolstoy

I chose to love her because it was worth it, but she stopped choosing to love me.

I would like to cash in my insurance policy for one broken heart. Cause of injury: falling without thinking twice.

He was the love of my life, but life moves on. – Dominic Riccitello

It’s hard to forget someone whom you’ve imagined spending forever with.

love arrives quotes

Love arrives exactly when Love is supposed to and Love leaves exactly when Love must. When Love arrives, say, ‘Welcome. Make yourself comfortable.’ If Love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her. Turn off the music. Listen to the quiet. Whisper, ‘Thank you for stopping by.’ – Sarah Kay, When Love Arrives

Maybe Love stays. Maybe Love can’t. Maybe Love shouldn’t.

I’ve found that falling in love doesn’t have anything to do with time. It can take a year or an instant. It happens when it’s ready to happen. – Nora Roberts

Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while, you see the world with new eyes. – Iris Murdoch

I can’t figure out people; one minute they are inseparable, the next, they’re blocking each other on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

It is not much of a relationship if it is just you who wants to stay and only you.

never fall in love quotes

Never fall in love with stargazers – always with accelerated affection. Their love disappears in the blink of an eye like a shooting star. – RS Cruz

First best if falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any is better than never having been in love.

A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.

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, I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits

Apparently, something can happen inside someone you love—it can just happen somehow—and like magic she thinks that she’s had enough, and that the way the two of you have been for a really long time is no longer worth the effort. Does that sound familiar to anyone. – Meg Wolitzer, The Uncoupling

When I feel myself falling out of love with you, I turn the record of your laughter over, reposition the needle. I dust the dirty living room of your affection. – Sierra DeMulder, Love, Forgive Me

dont give all your heart away quotes

No matter what happens, don’t give all of your heart away; you will never know if he’s willing to take care of it for the rest of his life.

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is. – Iris Murdoch

No one is more conventional than a woman who is falling out of love. – Francoise Sagan

Falling out of love is the saddest thing two people can do to one another. It just means that they have grown too comfortable enough to not make an effort to try.

We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there’s no altering that. – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

When he fell out of love with me, the sun disappeared from my eyes for a while.

falling out of love chapter quotes

The bad thing about being left behind is knowing that he is starting a new chapter in his life, while you are still trying to find out where your story goes from here.

It’s such a cliché I didn’t even really know what it meant. How was in love different from love? – Ciara Smyth, The Falling in Love Montage

Some people have no shame, they come to you, tell you how much they need you in their life, and then when they finally have you, they desert you and then leave you.

The way I see it, you mostly stop loving a person the same way you stop respecting them. It can happen all at once if something enormous and terrible falls over the two of you. But for the most part, it happens in inches. In a thousand tiny moments of contempt that unravel the image you had of the person you thought you knew. – Sarah Gailey, The Echo Wife

Well, now if little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you. Little by little if suddenly you forget me do not look for me for I shall already have forgotten you. – Pablo Neruda

finally falling out of love quotes

The best feeling in the world isn’t falling in love. It’s finally falling out of love with someone who never loved you.

Falling out of love isn’t true, it’s an excuse of those who woke up and realized they never really loved. – Ana Luciana

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else. –Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

You will fail at love if you force it.

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. – Nicholas Sparks

falling out of love tender speeches quotes

When two people part it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches. – Marcel Proust

When she had thus for a while struck the flint on her heart without getting a spark, incapable, moreover, of understanding what she did not experience as of believing anything that did not present itself in conventional forms she persuaded herself without difficulty that Charles’s passion was nothing very exorbitant. – Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Left over from the other universe are hours and hours of waiting for him to kiss me and here, they are just hours. Here, they are a bike ride across Long Island in June. Here, they are a novel read in one sitting. Here, they are arguments about god or a full night’s sleep. Here, I hand an hour to the woman crying outside of the bar. I leave one on my best friend’s front porch, send my mother two in the mail. I do not slice his tires. I do not burn the photos. I do not write the letter. I do not beg. I do not ask for forgiveness. I do not hold my breath while he finishes. The man tells me he does not love me, and he does not love me. The man tells me who he is, and I listen. I have so much beautiful time. – Olivia Gatwood, Alternate Universe In Which I Am Unfazed By The Men That Do Not Love Me

Falling in love is part choice, part fate. But how do you decide when to stop loving someone? – Melanie A. Smith, All of Me

Falling out of love is the absence of communication, both in heart mind and words.

wanting myself quotes

you not wanting me was the beginning of me wanting myself thank you – Nayyirah Waheed, Salt

Fall in love fast, fall out of love even faster.

There was some sadness in how that could happen, falling out of love with something that had shaped you. Or even people who had. – Guy Gavriel Kay

You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future. – Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

Falling in love is sudden, easy, and fun. It’s like a child going down a playground slide. Falling out of love is slow, difficult, and painful. It’s like watching a child die of cancer. – Ben Davis, Sr. ― Jayden Hunter, Undressed To The Nines

you stole my heart quotes

You stole my heart / You whispered promise / You gave me hope / You left me / You shattered me – Jennifer West, Jennifer Bares All

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s a lot easier putting it on than taking it off. – Aretha Franklin

Okay, now imagine I am falling in love with you. Can you picture it? Now picture that backwards. – Joey Comeau

Falling in love makes the unknown known. Falling out of love reverses the process. – Glen Duncan

Like everything in life, when in doubt, don’t; when you doubt what you feel, don’t enter into a relationship.