20 phrases that only someone who once had a broken heart will tell you

Sometimes a single gesture, a look or a phrase can encapsulate an entire relationship. Years of memories, kisses and smiles; but also fights, tears and silences. Those looks that express that despite everything, love is no longer there. Those phrases that destroy everything as if it were a tower of cards. The fragility of human relationships collapses before a couple of words and then it is too late to remedy things.

Love knows ways to escape, but it is through literature that we can encapsulate the most painful memories, the same ones that teach us that what we live through has been experienced by others and what we feel is more common than it seems. A broken heart is unique, but heartbreak stories, as sad as it sounds, happen to everyone.

These are phrases that, if you’ve had your heart broken once, will make you feel identified.

“The cut rope can be knotted again, it holds again, but it is cut. We may stumble again, but where you abandoned me you will not find me again.”
Bertolt Brecht

“Don’t let someone be your priority when you are only an option.”
Mark Twain

“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”
George R.R. Martin

“Possibly he loved me, who knows, but the truth is that he had a special ability to hurt me.”
Mario Benedetti

“You know? A heart can be broken, but it still keeps beating.”
fannie flagg

“Love hurts. It’s like giving yourself over to being flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person could walk away with your skin.”
Susan Sontag

“Why, if love is the opposite of war, is it a war itself?”
Benito Perez Galdos

“To forget someone you have to become extremely methodical. Heartbreak is a kind of disease that can only be combated with routine.
Veronica Gerber

“Love makes time pass; time makes love pass.”

“The person you love and the person who loves you are never the same person.”
Chuck Palahniuk

“The worst way to miss someone is to sit next to them and know that you can never have them.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.”
ellie wiesel

“Offering friendship to someone who asks for love is like giving bread to someone who dies of thirst.”

“Do you know the best of broken hearts? That can only really be broken once. The rest are scratches.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“Living with someone you love can feel more lonely than living completely alone… If the one you love doesn’t love you.”
tennessee williams

“In love, everything is over when one of the lovers thinks that a breakup would be possible.”
Paul Bourget

“It is by separating when you feel and understand the strength with which you love.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Love is an inevitable, painful and fortuitous disease.”
Marcel Proust

“The heart was made to break.”
Oscar Wilde

“Love is a mystery. Everything in it are phenomena that are more inexplicable; everything in it is illogical, everything in it is vague and absurd”.
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Love is cyclical, it starts well and one day it ends, but life leads us down paths that are difficult to understand. Many times, when we least expect it, we are already smiling again, falling into the clutches of love, ready for anything.