15 Writers on Heartbreak and Sadness

Tears are words that need to be written.

Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.

Mandy Hale

I don't think all writers are sad, she said. I think it's the other way around—all sad people write.

Lang Leav, Sad Girls

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.

Lisa Kleypas

Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it. Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens, that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.

Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

The heart was made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde

Sometimes I'm the mess. Sometimes I'm the broom. On the hardest days, I have to be both.

Rudy Francisco

I love walking in the rain because no one can see me crying.

Rowan Atkinson

It always is harder to be left behind than to be the one to go...

Brock Thoene, Shiloh Autumn

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

Mark Twain

you not wanting me was the beginning of me wanting myself thank you

Nayyirah Waheed, Salt

what is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives.

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

First week of a break-up, you're on my mind more than you ever were. So I clean, everything in my apartment. Clean my way into forgetting, but then I find things that I couldn't when we were together. Your shirt, your favorite CD. Reasons that I liked you. Until my room reeks of your influence.

Rafael Casal, First Week Of A Break-Up

I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.

Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss