You may be down in the dumps at the moment, but take solace in the fact that you're definitely not the first one to have your heart broken. When you need an inspirational pick-me-up, listen to these wise words about heartbreak.Getty Images

Oscar Wilde

The heart was made to be broken.Betsy Farrell

Bette Davis

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.Betsy Farrell

H. L. Mencken

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.Betsy Farrell

Washington Irving

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.Betsy Farrell

Lord Byron

The heart will break, but broken live on.

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D.H. Lawrence

For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.Betsy Farrell

Junot Díaz

You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it? There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of willpower: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it.Betsy Farrell

Miss Piggy

Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.Betsy Farrell

Sara Teasdale

It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.Betsy Farrell

Sylvia Plath

Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.Betsy Farrell

Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.Betsy Farrell

Margaret George

The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.Betsy Farrell

Rita Stradling

Nothing helps a broken heart like having someone wonderful give you theirs.Betsy Farrell

The Tinman in 'The Wizard of Oz'

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.Betsy Farrell

William Faulkner

The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.Betsy Farrell

Margaret Atwood

A divorce is like an amputation: You survive it, but there's less of you.Betsy Farrell

Stephen King

Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.Betsy Farrell

Christie Brinkley

I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.Betsy Farrell

W. Somerset Maugham

The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.Betsy Farrell

George Bernard Shaw

When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters anymore. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.Betsy Farrell

François de La Rochefoucauld

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.Betsy Farrell

Pearl S. Buck

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.Betsy Farrell

Julia Roberts

I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.Betsy Farrell

Alphonse De Lamartine

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.Betsy Farrell


So here’s the thing with broken hearts. No matter how you try, the pieces never fit the way they did before.Betsy Farrell

Mark Twain

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.Betsy Farrell

Mineko Iwasaki

Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.Betsy Farrell

Andrea Gibson

When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.Betsy Farrell

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.Betsy Farrell

Nicholas Sparks

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.Betsy Farrell

Allen Ginsberg

It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.Betsy Farrell

Ninon de Lenclos

Love never dies of want, but often of indigestion.Betsy Farrell

Elizabeth Gilbert

Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.Betsy Farrell

Marcel Proust

In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted - atrocious.Betsy Farrell

Dorothy Parker

Lips that taste of tears, they say, are the best for kissing.Betsy Farrell

Helen Fisher

Almost nobody gets out of love alive.
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Charles M. Schulz

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.Betsy Farrell

Truman Capote

But you can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they're strong enough to run into the woods.Betsy Farrell

Neil Gaiman

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.Betsy Farrell

Zsa Zsa Gabor

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.Betsy Farrell