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Like singer Neal Sedaka once crooned, breaking up is hard to do. While there’s no perfect way to end a relationship, ghosting the person you want to dump in order to avoid a goodbye — however awkward it may be — is plain cruel. It leaves the dumpee hurt, confused, and without closure. Likewise, sugarcoated lines about why you’re calling it quits could give the other false hope. The best thing to do when ending a relationship is to take an honest approach, no matter how difficult that may be.
But what should you say when you feel that the time has come to part ways? We’ve collected a list of breakup messages (some kind and some meant to burn!) to deliver when a romance is over, inspiring quotes about ending a relationship that is no longer working, and some of the most iconic breakup lines from film and television. So, if you find yourself in need of ending a relationship for good or want some reassurance that you made the right decision in making a clean break, here are 101 of the best breakup quotes and messages for you to draw upon some inspiration.
1. “Some things break your heart but fix your vision.”
2. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.” — Gugu Mofokeng
3. “You don’t walk out of a breakup empty-handed. Every breakup teaches a lesson. Find yours.”
4. “Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a long time making it.”
5. “I never get jealous when I see my ex with someone else, because my parents always taught me to give my used toys to the less fortunate.”
6. “Don’t let someone who isn’t worth your love make you forget how much you are worth.”
7. “You fell in love with a storm. Did you really think you would get out unscathed?” — Nikita Gill
8. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because he is finally someone else’s problem.”
9. “The people that are quick to walk away are the ones that never intended to stay.”
10. “You’re the jelly to my burger, the knife to my soup, the glitter to my sushi, and the ketchup to my ice cream. My point is, you’re worthless.”
11. “We need to take our relationship to the previous level.”
12. “A breakup would imply she was my girlfriend. She was a girl who was my friend who is now a girl who is not my friend.” — Sheldon Cooper, THE BIG BANG THEORY
13. “It’s better to be single with a standard than losing yourself for approval.”
14. “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” — Alvy Singer, Annie Hall
 15. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow
16. “Definition of Ex: Thanks for the Ex-perience. Our time has Ex-pired. Now, Ex-it my life.”
17. “If someone can walk away from you, let them walk.”
18. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.” —Paulo Coelho
19. “Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more. The memories of you… or the happy person I used to be.” — Ranata Suzuki
20. “You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.”
21. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” — Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind
22. “Your ex asking you to be friends after break up is like kidnappers asking you to keep in touch after letting you go.”
23. “I will always cherish my initial misconceptions of you.”
24. “She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.” — Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything
25. “Our relationship is like my financial status: broke.”
26. “I think we need to become better strangers.”
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27. “If I want to be a senator, I need to marry a Jackie, not a Marilyn.” — Warner Huntington III, Legally Blonde
28. “Of all my mistakes, you were the mistakiest.”
29. “If you take the L out of lover, it’s over.” — The Motels, “Take the L”
30. “I made up a new dance. It’s called the Move on with Your Life.” — Sky Corrigan, Superstar
31. “Roses are red. Violets are blue. Trash is dumped and so are you.”
32. “Does it ever get lonely, thinking you could live without me?” — Halsey, “Without Me”
33. “I need you to cancel my subscription because I’m done with your issues.”
34. “It’s over. Please get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.” — Robbie Hart, The Wedding Singer
35. “I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.” — Alice Ayres, Closer
36. “I may have cried when you left me, but I definitely laughed when I saw who you left me for.”
37. “It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve finally realized you’re bad for me.”
38. “Do you know sign language? Because this is the last time you’ll hear from me.”
39. “I won’t play the sap for you.” — Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon
40. “Are you an anchor? Because you’ve done nothing but weigh me down.”
41. “Because when I watch you eat, when I see you asleep, when I look at you lately, I just want to smash your face in.” — Barbara Rose, The War of the Roses
42. “I’ve found puddles deeper than you.”
43. “Thank you, next.” — Ariana Grande, “Thank U, Next”
44. “They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I hope you find someone who treasures you.”
45. “Our breakup was due to religious differences. He thought he was God. I didn’t.”
46. “I’m calling myself Han because you need to be Solo.”
47. “You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing. You’re terrified somebody is going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself.” — Paul Varjack, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
48. “I have neither the time, nor the crayons, to explain this to you.”
49. “There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn’t involve a post-it!” — Carrie Bradshaw, SEX & THE CITY
50. “Please don’t be fooled by Adele. You’ll never find someone like me.”
51. “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and The Damned
52. “Are you an astronaut? Because I need some space.”
53. “My dog is having puppies and I need to take a year off in order to train them to attack your picture.”
54. “You cross my mind only on Thursday morning. That’s the day when I take out the garbage.”
55. “We are never ever, ever getting back together.” — Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
56. “Excuse me, I seem to have lost my phone number, can you do the same?”
57. “I honestly forgive you for dumping me. I realize now that not everybody has perfect taste.”
58. “So, I made you think that I would always stay. I said some things that I should never say. Yeah, I broke your heart like someone did to mine, and now you won’t love me for a second time.” — The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”
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59. “I see myself like Americans spell colour: without u.”
60. “I can’t be in your life, you can’t be in my life. I can’t do this anymore. I’m done.” — Josh, YOUNGER
61. “Welcome to Dumpsville. Population: You.”
62. “We were on a break!” — Ross Gellar, FRIENDS
63. “I need to be like Elsa and let you go!”
64. “I don’t know what I’d do without you, but starting tomorrow I’m going to try!”
65. “Sometimes breakups aren’t meant for makeups; they are meant for wake-ups.”
66. “A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just His way of letting you realize that He saved you from the wrong one.”
67. “Our relationship is over, but there were more smiles than tears. So it was worth it.”
68. “I’ve come to the realization that I deserve more than you.”
69. “You’ve never really had your heart broken until you have to block and delete everything after a breakup.”
70. “Is it hot in here or is this relationship suffocating me?”
71. “You’re perfect in every way… just not for me.”
72. “Do you believe I love at first sight? How about misery after three years?
73. “Are you being followed? Because I’ve been seeing people behind your back.”
74. “My cat/dog doesn’t like you.”
75. “Do you have any plans tonight? Because you should make some.”
76. “My legs are tired because I’ve been running from you in my mind for weeks now.”
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77. “We are two puzzle pieces that don’t fit together right now.”
78. “I seem to have lost your phone number. Can you lose mine?”
79. “My love for you is like a star in the night sky: It died a long time ago, you just haven’t realized it yet.”
80. “We don’t have chemistry. What we have is history. We’re over.”
81. “The only thing that looks good on you is distance.”
82. “I’m giving you up for Lent.”
83. “We’ll cover more ground if we split up.”
84. “Are you a bank? Because I need you to leave me alone.”
85. “I don’t wish bad things for you, but I hope you get an empty fortune cookie.”
86. “Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you.”
87. “What’s a queen without a king? Historically speaking, more powerful.”
88. “You were my cup of tea, but I drink champagne now.”
89. “Just because I loved you at one point doesn’t mean I will always love you. I’m not Whitney Houston.”
90. “I’m walking away because you were too busy finding faults in me while I was busy overlooking yours.”
91. “Since I’m always second in your life, it’s time to make you last in mine.”
92. “It’s not your fault, and it’s not mine. But it’s time for us to move on.”
93. “Finally I realized that I was never asking for too much. I was just asking the wrong person.”
94. “So for now I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next.” — Brooke Davis, ONE TREE HILL
95. “I’d rather be happy alone than with someone who makes me miserable every single day.”
96. “I took our relationship as my whole world. You took it as a gamble.”
97. “I’m not a fan of giving up, but I want to win by losing you.”
98. “I don’t think our relationship is healthy for me to be a part of. I think we should break up.
99. “This relationship isn’t fulfilling my needs anymore.”
100. “I don’t feel right about continuing in a relationship that I don’t see working long-term.”
101. “I don’t feel the same about you as I used to.”
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