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What to Do When Love Hurts: Quotes to Soothe the Pain

When Your Dearest Breaks Your Heart


When you and your lover exchange heated arguments, you may end up saying some nasty things to each other. You may call each other names or worse, blame each other for your failures.

It is ironic that the ones you love deeply are also the ones who you can hurt or who can hurt you the most. The truth is that when you are in love, be prepared to get hurt. When you love someone, you trust that person completely. When you are in an intimate relationship, you share your vulnerabilities. You reveal your secrets and expose the ugly side of your personality. You create a sacred bond of trust.

How would it be if the person you love dearly used this information to launch a caustic attack on you? How would you defend yourself when your most intimate secrets are mocked at? How will you pick up the shreds, when your lover mercilessly breaks your heart?

At such times, love hurts. The abrasions of love have inspired many a great writer. From Shakespeare to Jane Austen, many writers have at some time or the other dwelt upon the anguish called love. The following quotes bring out the heartache caused by love.

If you are hurting inside, let go of the pain by reading some soothing words. Yes, love does hurt. But that does not mean that you should withdraw into a shell. Find the courage to fight for your dignity and survival. Bandage your broken spirit with these 'love hurts' quotes. The best thing to do when you fall down is to dust yourself and get up once again. Shrug off that feeling of despondency, and chin up. As Mahatma Gandhi wisely said, "Nobody can hurt you without your permission."

Jane Austen
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.

Carroll Bryant
The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.

If love is so important to have that one doesn't want to lose it, why is it when we find true love we often don't notice it?

Harry Crews
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over; the wound is closed and healed, done with.

Oscar Wilde
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Philip Larkin
What will survive of us is love.

Daphne Rae, Love Until It Hurts
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

Diane Arbus
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.

E. Y. Harburg
Oh, innocent victims of Cupid,
Remember this terse little verse;
To let a fool kiss you is stupid,
To let a kiss fool you is worse.

Joan Lunden
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Bill Clayton
The folks you help won't remember it and the folks you hurt won't ever forget it.

William Shakespeare
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

Victor M. Garcia Jr.
Love is like the truth, sometimes it prevails, sometimes it hurts.

William Somerset Maugham
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.

Spanish proverb
Where there is love, there is pain.

Oscar Wilde
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

Sir James M. Barrie
If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.

Toba Beta
Love hurts when it changes us.

Francois de La Rouchefoucauld
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.

William Shakespeare
The courses of true love never did run smooth.

George Granville
Of all pains, the greatest pain,
Is to love, and to love in vain.

Why is it that we don't always recognize the moment love begins, but we always recognize the moment it ends?

Marie E. Eschenbach
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
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