99+ Best Heartache Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational heartache quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Heartache Quotes

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. — Carl Jung

I loved her for the way she embraced the unknown, how she opened herself up to every experience. When I was with her, she opened me up, too, stirred my passion and heightened my every sensation. Which was great, until she left me and all my heightened senses to deal with the heartache of losing her. — Jonathan Tropper

Is it bad when you refer to all alcohol as Pain Go Bye-Bye Juice? — Patton Oswalt

To espresso or to latte, that is the question…whether ’tis tastier on the palate to choose white mocha over plain…or to take a cup to go. Or a mug to stay, or extra cream, or have nothing, and by opposing the endless choice, end one’s heartache… — Jasper Fforde

Did you love well what you very soon left? Come home and take me in your arms and take away this stomach ache, headache, heartache. — Marilyn Hacker

It’s come at last, she thought, the time when you can no longer stand between your children and heartache. — Betty Smith

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. — Henry David Thoreau

Although there is no solution that is easy, and there is no one formula that will work for everyone with a heartache or a concern, there is One who cares very much about your situation, and He knows what you should do. That is our Father in Heaven. — Margaret D. Nadauld

I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats. — J. Courtney Sullivan

Most of the verses written about praise in God’s Word were voiced by people who were faced with crushing heartaches, injustice, treachery, slander, and scores of other difficult situations. — Joni Eareckson Tada

No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. — Red Skelton

You know I want to stay married to you, … I don’t want to do a custody, sue for tons of money and nobody winds up with anything but a lot of heartache and misery. It’s the rest of my life. It’s the rest of your life. — Robert Blake

This, she thought, isn’t just for today. It’s for everything. For the heartache that still felt like a punch in the gut each time it struck, fresh as new, at unpredictable moments; for the smiling lies and the mental images she couldn’t shake; for the shame of having been so naive. For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve—like the soul’s version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable. — Laini Taylor

God knows what we are going through when we grieve, and He wants to assure us of His love and concern. He also wants us to turn to Him and bring our heartaches and burdens to Him. — Billy Graham

It’s a heartache for me to be here, … Running the risk of dishonour at my age is a disagreeable reality. — Roland Dumas

There’s a certain amount of pain and heartache that goes with being the mother of a star and that all the mothers experience. It’s not being with them as much as you like. — Georgia Holt

You missed a lot of heartache, sure. But David, you missed a lot of joy. — Kim Edwards

Superstorm Sandy inflicted havoc and heartache throughout the Northeast, hitting the Big Apple and its surrounding coastal towns hard. — Russel Honore

I have long believed that celebrity, the way we worship and package and sell our pop stars, is what filled the need for gods that was once filled by the pictures in stained glass. Hollywood is post-Christian Venice – in other words, a pantheon of saints without the hassle and heartache of religion. — Rich Cohen

Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them. — Frank Ocean

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity. — Anatole France

It isn’t the thing you do, dear, it’s the thing you leave undone which gives you a bit of heartache at the setting at the setting of the sun. — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Heartache, Daphne eventually learned, never really went away; it just dulled. The sharp, stabbing pain that one felt with each breath eventually gave way to a blunter, lower ache—the kind that one could almost—but never quite—ignore. — Julia Quinn

The last girl I went out with blew me off. Now I call her with lame excuses to see her, Hey, did I leave a penny over there? — David Spade

No, I don’t live in heartache. I don’t cry myself to sleep or any of that. I am, I tell myself, over it. But I do feel a void, icky as that sounds. And—like it or not—I still think about her every single day. — Harlan Coben

I think the mistake people make most often when they invest in other kinds of startups is they say, ‘This is totally different.’ And so the things that matter, like making a product that people desperately want, like talking to customers, they throw this out the window. That is a recipe for heartache and tears. — Sam Altman

My stomach lurched, an appetizer before the full portion of heartache I had a feeling was going to be served at some point soon. — Gayle Forman

A movie can and should have some real dissonance throughout – rage, heartache, tears, conflict, catharsis and all the other elements Aristotle demanded of a good story – but the chord has to be resolved. — Josh Radnor

Children can be your heartache. But that doesn’t matter, you have to go on and have them . . . it works out. — Barbara Kingsolver

Let me tell you something – being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory. — Halle Berry

Small children give you headache; big children heartache — Russian Proverb

Every time you see him, you only make yourself vulnerable to further heartache. Do you really need further proof that he’s getting on with his life without you? — Greg Behrendt

Every test, every trial, every heartache that’s been significant, I can turn it over and see how God has turned it into good no matter what. — Charles Stanley

Every human being on this planet has their pain and their heartache and it’s up to all of us to find our way back to the light. — Diana Nyad

I was going with someone for a few years, but we broke up. It was one of those things. He wanted to get married, and I didn’t want him to. — Rita Rudner

I think it’s a fun, redeeming story. You will go through love and drama and conflict and heartache and adventure. You name it, it’s in there. — Charles Feldmann

If I’m going to pour that kind of love and energy and sweat and heartache, all that juju into something, I’m going to lean into my own projects before someone else’s. — Lake Bell

That’s the funny thing about old hurts- they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you. — Lilith Saintcrow

I’m just excited, as a senior I’ve had the privilege and I guess somewhat the equal heartache at times of being here and seeing the full spectrum of turning around this program. As seniors we’ve been here and to go from being on campus and people saying ‘oh you’re on the football team’ and holding a negative connotation, to seeing yourself on national TV as the number one team in the country full circle like that. () — John McCoy

If you bring a friend into your love affair, that’s the end of your sweetheart that’s the end of your friend, that’s when your heartache begins. — Elvis Presley

Don’t tell me that [broken heartstrings] hurt less than a broken bone, that an ingrown life is something surgeons can cut away, that there’s no way for it to metastasize – it does. — Shane Koyczan

The thing about breaking up when you get older, you just don’t have the steam anymore. Oh, that’s it. I can’t start shaving my legs above the knee again. — Elayne Boosler

All heartache is caused by wrong viewpoints. — Vernon Howard

It’s not love’s going hurts my days But that it went in little ways. — Edna St. Vincent Millay

Men are going to go out on the road and they’re going to find other women. So if you really want to save yourself a whole lot of heartache, do not fall in love with somebody in a band. Just don’t. — Stevie Nicks

Where there is love, there is bound to be heartache. — Elif Safak

When men break up they want to remain friends. Why? Why can’t they just get lost? — Rita Rudner

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

If teardrops were pennies and heartaches were gold, I’d have all the treasures my pockets could hold. — Dolly Parton

After a lot of effort and heartache for employees that could no longer be a part of the company going forward, we have come up with a business plan that makes a lot of sense to a lot of people including us, of course. And that was the plan that was confirmed. — John Denison

Bubba causes a lot of heartache to right-handed pitchers in this park. — Bill Selvey

She had discovered that the best remedy for heartache was trying to make herself useful to others. — Lisa Kleypas

I recommend you come to know your Father in Heaven. Come to love Him. Always remember that He loves you and will give you guidance and support if you will but give Him the chance. Include Him in your decision making. Include Him in your heartaches and heartbreaks. Include Him when you take inventory of your personal worth. — Marvin J. Ashton

Part of my spiritual work is learning to live with the knowledge that we can’t protect our loved ones from pain and heartache. — Dani Shapiro

To be more precise it was the color of heartache. — Susanna Clarke

I once had a man break up with me. He said I was using him because right after making love I would weigh myself. — Emily Levine

I get inspired by what I go through. Experiencing all these different things we all go through like heartache, falling in love, watching a family member or a friend going through [something], and trying to write about it from a different perspective. — Colbie Caillat

If heartaches was commercials, we’d all be on TV. — John Prine

I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache – it’s a given. What’s not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side. — Rashida Jones

It’s a heartache Nothing but a heartache Hits you when it’s too late Hits you when you’re down — Bonnie Tyler

The vast majority of our troubles and heartaches would simply vanish from view if only we could remember – before we act – that we are made victims mostly by our own tendencies. — Guy Finley

For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but often losing everything else as well. — Cherie Blair

I have heartaches, I have blues. No matter what you got, the blues is there. ‘Cause that’s all I know – the blues. And I can sing the blues so deep until you can have this room full of money and I can give you the blues. — John Lee Hooker

While there may be thorns and disappointments, while there may be heartache, even heartbreak, there can be peace and comfort and strength from the Lord for those who follow Him. — Gordon B. Hinckley

Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I’ll always remember it — David Nicholls

Your pain has a purpose. Your problems, struggles, heartaches, and hassles cooperate toward one end-the glory of God. — Max Lucado

Raw love, like raw heartache, could blindside you. — Jodi Picoult

During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. — Soren Kierkegaard

By the age of eighteen, a human has acquired enough joy and heartache to provide the food of reflection for a century. — Edward Abbey

The best way to prevent a heartache was to cushion the coming blow. — Jodi Picoult

We’re more aware of each other now. Guys are looking out for each other. We’re doing more things together. That definitely relieves some of the stress and heartache that we’ve been having over the past couple of weeks. Being able to come out here and play soccer is a step in the right direction. Doug is still in our minds and our hearts. — Tyrone Marshall

I feel like I’m one of the happiest people I know. — Hope Davis

It is not on the pinnacle of success and ease where men and women grow most. It is often down in the valley of heartache and disappointment and reverses where men and women grow… — Ezra Taft Benson

We don’t live in the Garden. We live far from Eden. Every life is full of heartaches. Every life, frankly, is unspeakably sad. — John Eldredge

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. — Napoleon Hill

What is love but a prelude to sorrow…with heartache ahead for your goal. — Nina Simone

Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death. — Billy Graham

There’s a lot of heartache because you don’t always win. You need loads of determination. — Pat Cash

Usually we regard loneliness as an enemy. Heartache is not something we choose to invite in. It’s restless and pregnant and hot with the desire to escape and find something or someone to keep us company. When we can rest in the middle, we begin to have a nonthreatening relationship with loneliness, a relaxing and cooling loneliness that completely turns our usual fearful patterns upside down. — Pema Chodron

It (the failed drugs test) caused me and my family more pain and heartache than any other incident. — Pavle Jovanovic

Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss. — K. D. Lang

Good parenting give headaches but bad parenting gives heartaches. — Shiv Khera

I’m holding a teardrop for a friend Until his heartache and misery end. — Jesse Tyler Ferguson

You’re going to be buying your ticket with your heartache, you’re gonna be payin’ the man with your dues. You’re gonna be living alone when you hear that whistle moan, you’re gonna be learnin’ to live with the blues. — Don McLean

Even if times are tough and you’re enduring a terrible heartache, it’s important to focus your anger on a vibrator, not another person. — Chelsea Handler

Look, I come from vaudeville, I come from burlesque, I come from heartaches, I come from sadness, I come from gladness, I come from work and sweat and respect for the craft. — Mickey Rooney

In childhood we all have … a far higher sensibility for April and April evenings – a heartache for them, which in riper years is gradually and irretrievably consoled. — Alice Meynell

All art, like all love, is rooted in heartache. — Alfred Stieglitz

The introduction of heartache began as a child. — Ozzy Osbourne

The Family Law Act, which was the child of the disgraceful Senator Lionel Murphy, should be repealed. It has brought death, misery and heartache to countless thousands of Australians. Children are treated like pawns in some crazy game of chess. — Pauline Hanson

Sometimes people say that we are unaffordable, and I’m always trying to change that perception. When you spend your money wisely in the beginning, you save a lot of heartache and money over the years. — Michael Goldberg

I’ve always said you have to go through a lot of heartache in life to feel joy. — Doug Collins

We can’t protect ourselves from pain and heartache. In fact, to love – fully, madly, deeply – is the ensure heartache some day. — Dani Shapiro

We can learn from their heartache just as they learned from ours in Hugo. — Cathy Haynes

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive. — Judy Collins

We all know of families who have obligated themselves for more than they could pay. There is a world of heartache behind such cases. — Ezra Taft Benson

I think my first big heartbreak made me more compassionate about other people’s heartaches. It enabled me to feel more for others when they are in moments of pain. — Kerry Washington

Good access to a doctor and a drugstore when you first have a problem can avoid a lot of cost and heartache later. — Phil Bredesen

I’m a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out. — Erykah Badu

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