Hurtful quotes

A collection of quotes on the topic of sad quotes, hurtful, hurt, heartbreaking.

Best hurtful quotes

Hermann Hesse photo

„If I know what love is, it is because of you.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

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Henry Rollins photo

„It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.“

—  Henry Rollins American singer-songwriter 1961

Variant: It is sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.

„Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship—never.“

—  Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1777 - 1832

Vol. II; LXXXIII
Lacon

Zora Neale Hurston photo

„There are years that ask questions and years that answer.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, book Their Eyes Were Watching God

Source: Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Ch. 3, p. 21.

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Jean Paul Sartre photo

„You are -- your life, and nothing else.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre, No Exit

Source: No Exit

Joseph Campbell photo

„Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Variant: Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

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„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“

—  Ernest Hemingway, book Men Without Women

Disputed
Source: Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.

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Edgar Allan Poe photo

„From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw —“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

" Alone http://gothlupin.tripod.com/valone.html", l. 1-8 (written 1829, published 1875).
Context: From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone

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James Baldwin photo

„I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.“

—  James Baldwin, book The Fire Next Time

"Me and My House" in Harper's (November 1955); republished in Notes of a Native Son (1955)
Source: The Fire Next Time

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart photo

„I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

Unsourced in Musician's Little Book of Wisdom‎ (1996) by Scott E. Power, Quote 416.
Misattributed

Jean Paul Sartre photo

„If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980

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Bram Stoker photo

„There is a reason why all things are as they are.“

—  Bram Stoker, book Dracula

Source: Dracula

„Warriors should suffer their pain silently.“

—  Erin Hunter

Source: Into the Wild

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Francis of Assisi photo

„For it is in giving that we receive.“

—  Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226

Lou Holtz photo

„It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.“

—  Lou Holtz American college football coach, professional football coach, television sports announcer 1937

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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„The more you love, the more you suffer“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

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Phil Collins photo

„The world is in your hands, now use it.“

—  Phil Collins English musician, songwriter and actor 1951

"Dance Into the Light"

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Marya Hornbacher photo

„There is, in the end, the letting go.“

—  Marya Hornbacher, book Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Source: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Jodi Picoult photo

„Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.“

—  Jodi Picoult, book Second Glance

Source: Second Glance

Gabrielle Zevin photo

„They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.“

—  Gabrielle Zevin, book Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Variant: Have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.
Source: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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Muhammad Ali photo
James M. Cain photo

„If you have to do it, you can do it.“

—  James M. Cain, book Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

Jodi Picoult photo
David Foster Wallace photo

„Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.“

—  David Foster Wallace, book Infinite Jest

Source: Infinite Jest

Marilyn Monroe photo

„Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Source: My Story

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John Steinbeck photo

„If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.“

—  John Steinbeck, book The Grapes of Wrath

Variant: If you're in trouble or hurt or need–go to poor people. They're the only ones that'll help–the only ones.
Source: The Grapes of Wrath

Cheryl Strayed photo
Haruki Murakami photo

„I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

IQ84 (2009-2010)
Source: 1Q84

Margaret Mitchell photo

„I can be hurt, she said, only by people I respect.“

—  Mary Balogh Welsh-Canadian novelist 1944

Source: Then Comes Seduction

Charles Bukowski photo

„sometimes it's hard to know
what to
do.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Emily Dickinson photo

„Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories.“

—  Melina Marchetta Australian teen writer 1965

Source: Quintana of Charyn

Marcus Aurelius photo

„Choose not to be harmed—and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed—and you haven’t been.“

—  Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180

Source: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

James Patterson photo

„But what is life if you don't live it?“

—  James Patterson, book Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Source: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Cassandra Clare photo

„Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Heavenly Fire

Source: City of Heavenly Fire

Citát „You are what you are. Find a way to live with it.“
Karen Marie Moning photo

„You are what you are. Find a way to live with it.“

—  Karen Marie Moning author 1964

Source: Burned

Jodi Picoult photo
Winston S. Churchill photo
Fannie Flagg photo

„being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.“

—  Fannie Flagg American actress, comedian and author 1944

Source: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Terry Brooks photo
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Eudora Welty photo
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Jonathan Safran Foer photo

„There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him, so I buried them, and let them hurt me.“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Variant: There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him, so I buried them, and let them hurt me. (p. 181)
Source: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 181

Nicholas Sparks photo

„Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery“

—  Judith McNaught American writer 1944

Source: Paradise

Jane Austen photo
Fannie Flagg photo

„You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps on beating, just the same.“

—  Fannie Flagg, book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Variant: You know, a heart can be broken, but it still keeps a-beating just the same.
Source: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow photo

„A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882

Table-Talk (1857)

Reba McEntire photo
Sharon Shinn photo

„A truth that no one knows is still the truth.“

—  Sharon Shinn American science fiction writer 1957

Source: Jenna Starborn

Cecelia Ahern photo

„Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.“

—  Cecelia Ahern, book Thanks for the Memories

Source: Thanks for the Memories

Marianne Williamson photo
Harriet Beecher Stowe photo

„The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.“

—  Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist, author 1811 - 1896

Source: Little Foxes (1865), Ch. 3.
Source: Little Foxes: Or, the Insignificant Little Habits Which Mar Domestic Happiness

Ovid photo
Elie Wiesel photo

„What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.“

—  Elie Wiesel, book Night

In an interview with Carol Rittner and Sandra Meyers in Courage To Care - Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust, NYU Press, 1986, p. 2. Also quoted by Yad Vashem http://www.yadvashem.org/righteous/about-the-program.html and Nicholas Kristoff in The Silence of the Bystanders https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/19/opinion/the-silence-of-bystanders.html, New York Times (March 19, 2006).
Source: Night

George Eliot photo

„Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.“

—  George Eliot, book Adam Bede

Source: Adam Bede (1859)

Lena Horne photo

„It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.“

—  Lena Horne American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer 1917 - 2010

Variant: It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.

Graham Greene photo

„I can never think of you as a friend. You can do without a friend.“

—  Graham Greene, book The End of the Affair

Source: The End of the Affair

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Louise Penny photo

„When someone stabs you it's not your fault that you feel pain.“

—  Louise Penny, book A Fatal Grace

Source: A Fatal Grace

Greg Behrendt photo

„Being brokenhearted is like having broken ribs. On the outside it looks like nothing's wrong, but every breath hurts.“

—  Greg Behrendt American comedian 1963

Source: It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„And nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, book Ecce homo

"Why I Am So Wise", 6
Ecce Homo (1888)

Wayne W. Dyer photo
Siri Hustvedt photo

„Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.“

—  Siri Hustvedt novelist, essayist, poet 1955

Source: The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves

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Lance Armstrong photo

„Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.“

—  Lance Armstrong, book Every Second Counts

Source: Every Second Counts

„Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.“

—  Vera Nazarian American writer 1966

Source: The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Angelina Jolie photo

„I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free“

—  Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975

Variant: I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free...

Haruki Murakami photo

„So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Variant: The fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.
Source: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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Libba Bray photo

„To live is to love, to love is to live.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Walt Whitman photo

„If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.“

—  Walt Whitman, book Fulles d'herba

Source: Leaves of Grass

Jack London photo
Eric Jerome Dickey photo

„no expectations, no disappointments!“

—  Eric Jerome Dickey American author 1961

Sleeping with Strangers

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