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A few months ago, someone wrote that I was known for writing about love, relationships, and loneliness.
I didn’t realize I had a particular genre in my writing style. But a quick scan at just a few of my articles confirmed the fact that this was true.
With titles such as “Don’t be afraid to let go: there is good in goodbye,” “Moving on isn’t conditional: why we’ll never find closure from someone else,” and “It always comes back to him: when two hearts are meant to be,” it would be hard to deny this label.
The fact of the matter is, I write what is in my head, heart, and soul. I write about what I know, how I feel, and the things I’ve been through. So, I’d say I most definitely write about love: the love we all want. I write about loneliness because I have felt this most of my life. I also write about relationships, especially those terrible heartbreaks. I just may be the queen of broken hearts.
Regardless of a few hiccups, when it comes to love, relationships, and loneliness, I’ve been able to come out of it all in one goddamn piece.
I’ve discovered that this life isn’t perfect. Our hearts can break, sometimes over and over again. And that is okay because we will move on.
I realized that just because the world created a recipe for what happily ever after is supposed to look like, we don’t need to have all those ingredients to achieve our happiness. We get to write our own recipe for what happily ever looks like.
And when I’ve felt most lonely is the exact moment I was able to create who I’m supposed to be.
What gives me strength when I feel like I just might break? What inspires me when I feel like I can’t go on? What helps me understand that what I am going through is not the end but the beginning of something wonderful? What encourages me to believe in myself when it feels like the world is coming down on me? What opens my heart to the possibility of love?
It all started with a simple quote I stumbled upon one day. It changed my perspective on how I was feeling. It gave me hope. And from there, I was in love with quotes about love, loneliness, and heartbreak. Quotes written by unknown authors. Quotes by famous writers. Quotes by Hollywood stars. And quotes from movies.
Quotes feed my soul. Quotes are inspiring and powerful. And that is what keeps me going.
Here are some of my favorite quotes about love, loneliness, and heartbreak that just may feed your soul, too.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13 1
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~ Sam Keen
“Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love.” ~ Unknown
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” ~ Rumi
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ~ Maya Angelou
“I can say with great certainty and absolute honesty that I did not know what Love was until I knew what Love was not.” ~ P.T. Berkey
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” ~ Nicholas sparks
“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” ~ Bob Marley
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me…everyday.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
“Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” ~ Charlotte Eriksson
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ William W. Purkey
“If you are searching for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” ~ Unknown
“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~ Mary Oliver
“Single doesn’t have to mean lonely. How about that you’re simply resting your heart, until you’re truly ready to love again?” ~ Unknown
“You’re imperfect and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~ Brené Brown
“You are enough even on the days you don’t feel it. On your lowest days, you know the ones where you don’t even feel like getting out of bed, you’re enough on those days too. You are enough even when your heart has been hurt by someone you love and care about. On the days where you stand in front of the mirror and don’t feel like yourself, you’re enough on those days too. When you’re exhausted, run off your feet, and didn’t finish everything you needed to that day, you’re enough then too. You are enough, you are always enough, and you always will be. Be kind to yourself. Today and always.” ~ Charlotte Freeman
“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” ~ Charles Bukowski
“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“Everything will change and it is going to be beautiful and better than ever before.” ~ Unknown
“Today, expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
“You’re gonna be happy,” said life, “but first I’ll make you strong.” ~ Unknown
“Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.” ~ Unknown
“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
“If you can see a future without me and that doesn’t break your heart then we’re not doing what I thought we were doing here.” ~ That 70’s Show
“Letting go is hard but being free is beautiful.” ~ Wilder Poetry
“A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” ~ J.S.B. Morse
“You found somebody to help you get over me and I got over you by finding myself. We are not the same.” ~ Unknown
“A wise woman packed up all her stuff and said, ‘This f*cked up sh*t will not be my story.’ Then she left to find her happily ever after.” ~ Unknown
“Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” ~ Patti Roberts
“It’s better to be alone rather than being with someone who makes you feel like you’re alone.” ~ Unknown
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*ck on.” ~ Tupac Shakur
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” ~ Mandy Hale
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” ~ Joel Osteen
“You are not a back-up plan. You are worth more than being someone’s second choice. You can’t force yourself to stop caring for someone, but you can tell yourself that you deserve better. Never settle to be someone’s second best. Raise your standards and choose to be with someone who will treat you with the same respect and consideration you would treat them. You can’t expect to be someone else’s priority if you aren’t your own.” ~ Unknown
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” ~ Steve Maraboli
“Because he has been a major part of your life, of course you’ll miss him; it’s perfectly normal. It’s like getting a tooth pulled out; after the dentist pulls it out you’re relieved. But how many times does your tongue run itself over the spot where the tooth once was, probably a hundred times a day? Just because it was hurting you does not mean you don’t notice it. It leaves a gap, and sometimes you see yourself missing it terribly. It’s going to take a while, but it takes time. Should you have kept the tooth? No, because it was causing you pain. Pulling the tooth was the right decision, but it’s going to hurt.” ~ thelovewhisperer
“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” ~ Alyson Noel
“Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around, and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were; it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay.” ~ Lee Goff
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.” ~ Anonymous
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Byrd Baggett
“May you always love with your entire heart, no matter how many times it has been broken. May you use your loneliness to turn it into a moment to discover and reinvent yourself. And may your heartbreaks make you stronger, so that you can continue to the place where you were meant to be.” ~ Sharon DeNofa