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13 Book Quotes That Perfectly Describe Heartbreak

Falling in love is always the easy part. It’s exciting, it’s scary, and it can be wonderfully life-changing. Though if you give your heart to someone who’s not worthy of taking care of it the way it should be cherished, the aftermath can be a pain all its own.


1. “Indeed — why should I not admit it? — in that moment, my heart was breaking.”

~ Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

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2. “If I said I was madly in love with you you’d know I was lying.”

~ Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

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3. “Remember now and then that there is a man who would die to keep someone you love beside you.”

~ Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities

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4. “She cast one more lingering, half-fainting glance at the prince, and then threw herself from the ship into the sea, and thought her body was dissolving into foam.”

~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

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5. “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”

~ Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

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6. “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

~ William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

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7. “But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.”

~ Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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8. “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”

~ Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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9. “There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one’s sentiments.”

~ Georgette Heyer, Venetia

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10.Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.”

~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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11. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.”

~ Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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12. “I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.”

~ Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

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13. “He knew these last lines by heart and mouthed them now in the darkness. My reason for life. Not living, but life. That was the touch. And she was his reason for life, and why he must survive.”

~ Ian McEwan, Atonement

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“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

~ Mark Twain


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