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Ending Relationship Quotes

February 23, 2009

Some relationships just come to an end, which is when these ending relationship quotes can come in handy. You can use an ending relationship quote if you’re looking for an eloquent way to deliver a break up message, or sometimes a quote can say all the things you are thinking and feeling when you just can’t seem to find the right words.

It’s never an easy time for either party when a relationship ends. Sometimes the ending of a relationship is mutual – other times one of the people in the relationship feels complete disbelief and shock that the relationship has come to an end.  Every relationship is different, so we’ve tried to include a broad range of ending relationship quotes so hopefully no matter what your situation there is a quote that’s right for you.

Ending Relationship Quotes

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Victoria Holt

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermen Hesse

“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.” – Golda Meir

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – Wizard of Oz

“Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.” – Emily Dickonson

“If you really love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours, if not it wasn’t meant to be.” – Unknown Saying

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

“I can’t go out with you any more because I’m gay. And your brother. And a ghost. Woo–ooo–hhh.” – Andy Ritcher

“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“We have to believe that even the briefest of human connections can heal. Otherwise, life is unbearable.” – Agate Nesaule

“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

“A heart can be broken, but it will keep beating just the same.” – Fried Green Tomatoes

“It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Relationships end, but they don’t end your life. But people do often spending more time finding out about failed relationships than finding successful ones.” – Steve Martin

I hope you enjoyed these ending relationship quotes and that some of them may have helped you. Have a favorite quote on ending relationships? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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