A famous-and true-adage goes like this: "A friend is one who walks in when others walk out." All those who have had their hearts trampled upon will agree that the presence of a friend can ease the pain. So if you have a friend going through a tough heartbreak, just be around. If you find yourself at a loss for words, don't fret. These love and heartbreak quotes can help you to soothe your friend aptly express your feelings without making you sound like a know-it-all.
"If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater."
“The only way out is through.”
Haruki Murakami, "Norwegian Wood"
“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.”
Cormac McCarthy, "All the Pretty Horses"
“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."
“Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.”
"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion."
Richard Puz, "The Carolinian"
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." (From an Irish headstone)
Robert James Waller, "The Bridges of Madison County"
“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it's been broken into a million pieces.”
“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”
"In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted-atrocious."
"Where there is love, there is pain."
Charles M. Schulz
"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
Laura Fitzgerald, "Veil of Roses"
“Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.”
Shannon L. Adler
“Time doesn't heal all wounds; only distance can lessen the sting of them.”
John Christopher, "The Sword of the Spirits"
“And though I remember her name I cannot recall her face. All things pass.”
“It's true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It's a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now.”
“Consolation is a beautiful word. Everyone skins his knee-that doesn't make yours hurt any less.”
Jean de la Fontaine
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”