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Until They’re Not: 115 Quotes About Friendship Breakups

Until They’re Not: 115 Quotes About Friendship Breakups

Friendship is one of the most important, if not the most important relationship one can have in their life.

Friends are the family we choose, and thus relationships with them are all the merrier and deeper. 

Sometimes friendships get broken and the essential relationship we’ve had for years in our life is over. 

This article covers 100+ quotes about friendship breakups, and it has the purpose of reminding you that sometimes it’s not the most important destination, but the journey you’ve had all along. 

Best Quotes About Friendship Breakup

Best quotes about friendship breakup

1. “If my absence doesn't affect your life then my presence has no meaning to it.” – Unknown

2. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

3. “I've come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer but myself.” – Unknown

4. “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

5. “No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.” – Unknown

6. “True friendship isn't about being there when it's convenient, it's about being there when it's not.” – Unknown

7. “Some people aren't loyal to you, they are loyal to their need of you. Once their need changes, so do their loyalty.” – Unknown

8. “It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn't be friends with people who never ask how you're doing.” – Unknown

9. “Do yourself a favour and learn how to walk away… there are tons more waiting to love you better. Do better.” – Reyna Biddy

10. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

11. “Make as many friends as you can, but don't build your life on them alone. It's an unstable foundation.” – Sean Covey

12. “I didn’t lose a friend. I just realized I never had one.” – Unknown

13. “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

14. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew

15. “A strong friendship doesn't need daily conversations; doesn't always need togetherness. As long as the friendship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.” – Unknown

16. “Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.” – Unknown

17. “Sometimes the memory of someone is better than the reality of them.” – Steve Maraboli

18. “Have a nice life. I’m done trying to be in it.” –Unknown

19. “Friendship is like paper – it will never be the same once its crumpled” – Unknown 

20. “There actually is an ‘end’ in ‘friendship’.” – Unknown 

21. “We have three types of friends in life; friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for life.” – Unknown

22. “Failure has no friends”. – John Kennedy 

23. “He that has many friends has no friends.” – Aesop 

24. “My friends, there are no friends.” – Coco Chanel 

“I have no friends, only people I love.” – Louis Aragon 

25. “I have had no true friends, only lovers.” – Pablo Picasso 

26. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – J. K. Rowling

27. “And thus it was a Fourth Age of Middle-earth began. And the Fellowship of the Ring, though eternally bound by friendship and love, was ended.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King 

28. “Losing a friend is more painful than losing a romantic relationship.” – Revan Al-asmari

29. “If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault.” – Oprah Winfrey 

30. “A friendship that can end, never really began.” – Publilyus Sirus 

31. “Don’t let someone who isn’t worth your love make you forget how much you are worth.” – Unknown

32. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

33. “Sharp is the arrow of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

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Quotes About Moving On From a Friendship Breakup 

Quotes about moving on from a friendship breakup

34. “No relationship is a waste of time. The wrong ones teach you the lessons that prepare you for the right ones.” – Anonymous

35. “You can never have too many friends.” – James Garner

36. “Many friends are key to happiness.” – Epicurus 

37. “Happiness is when you make unexpected new friends.” – Anonymous 

38. “Luckily, I have some amazing friends.” – Rebecca Black 

39. “Never love anyone who treats you like ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

40. “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” – Turcuois Ominec  

41. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Anonymous 

42. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.” – Unknown

43. “Some things break your heart but fix your vision.” – Unknown

44. “Starting today, I need to forget what's gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next.” – Unknown 

45. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.” – Unknown 

46. “Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.” – Unknown

47. “Inhale the future, exhale the past.” – Unknown

48. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr Seuss

49. “Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Drake

50. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” – Marilyn Monroe

51. “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

52. “Six letters, two words, easy to say, hard to explain, harder to do: Move on.” – Unknown

53. “If you really want closure… at some point, you have to shut the door.” – Jacki Wells Wunderlin

54. “Sometimes, your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.” – Unknown

55. “The toughest part of letting go is realizing the other person already did.” – Lalla

56. “Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” – Francoise Sagan

57. “You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

58. “Dare to live by letting go.” – Tom Althouse

59. “Whatever comes, let it come, what stays let stay, what goes let go.” – Unknown 

60. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Unknown 

61. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

62. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Unknown 

63. “You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

64. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli

65. “[D]etachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be.” – Stephen Levine

66. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Unknown 

67. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Unknown

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Quotes About Friendship Breakup That Can Make You Cry  

Quotes about friendship breakup that can make you cry  

68. “We are neither on good terms nor bad. We are no longer anything.” – Unknown

69. “I guess what they say is true/Friends come and go/But I never thought that would apply to you.” – Unknown

70. “Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flash through my mind, but I just smiled and said I used to.” – Unknown

71. “I think what hurts the most is when you give your all to someone. Through thick and thin, you’re there for them. You stick with them, no matter what. Then one day, they just give up. They won’t even fight for you. The one thing you would never have done, they did with no hesitation.” – Unknown

72. “Once best friends, now strangers with memories.” – Unknown

73. “Sometimes you have to unfollow people in real life.” – Unknown

74. “It hurts to realize how close we were back then.” – Unknown

75. “The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.” – Unknown

76. “It can be one of the hardest things in life to lose your best friend.” – Unknown

77. “It hurt because it mattered.” – John Green

78. “Do you ever feel like you aren't even friends with some of your friends?” – Unknown

79. “An open enemy is better than a false friend.” – Unknown 

80. “True friends are hard to come by.” – Unknown

81. “We started with a simple hello, but ended with a complicated goodbye.” – Unknown

82. “No more tears because I didn’t lose you, you lost me.” – Unknown 

83. “I hate that I’m still hoping for our friendship to go back to what it was.” – Unknown

84. “After all this time? – Always.” – J. K. Rowling 

85. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.” – Gugu Mofokeng 

86. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain

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Funny Friendship Breakup Quotes to Ease your Heart 

Funny friendship breakup quotes to ease your heart 

87. “Please don't be fooled by Adele. You'll never find someone like me.” – Unknown

88, “I hope you step on a Lego.” – Unknown 

89. “Only time can heal his heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy 

90. “You’ve never really had your heart broken until you have to block and delete everything after a breakup.” – Unknown

91. “We need to take our friendship to the previous level.” – Unknown 

92. “Our friendship is like my financial status: broke.” – Unknown

93. “I cannot play myself again/I should just be my own best friend” – Amy Winehouse

94. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind

95. “A friendship, 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

96. “Every time I look at you, I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.” – Oscar Levant

97. “I’m so miserable without you, it’s almost as if you’re here!” – Billy Ray Cyrus

98. “I break up very well. I am a good breaker-upper.” – Simon Cowell

99. “Of all my mistakes, you were the mistakiest.” – Unknown

100. “It’s not you, it’s me finally realizing you’re terrible for me.” – Unknown

101. “When you start fantasizing about their funeral, you know it’s over.” – Unknown 

102. “The next person that breaks my heart is getting pepper sprayed, look now we both crying.” – Unknown

103. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

104. “Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on those we love.” – Bob Udkoff

105. “My dog is having puppies and I need to take a year off in order to train them to attack your picture.” – Unknown

106. “Break-ups aren’t always meant for make-ups. Sometimes relationships end in order for you to wake up.” – Unknown 

107. “I know the Bible talks about forgiveness and all but I’m pretty sure Jesus would hold my purse while I kicked your ass.” – Unknown

108. “If someone breaks your heart just punch them in the face. Seriously punch them in the face and go get some ice cream.” – Frank Ocean

109. “Let’s celebrate your breakup with a night out that produces enough awesome Facebook pictures they’ll have to see them.” – Unknown 

110. “You’re the jelly to my burger, the knife to my soup, the glitter to my sushi, and the ketchup to my ice cream.” – Unknown

111. “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

112. “Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts. Others come into our lives and make us want to leave footprints on their face.” – Unknown

113. “Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can’t do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over.” – Jerry Seinfeld

114. “I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes if I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.” – Rita Rudner

115. “Not to sound bitter, but I hope hurting me haunts you for years.” – Unknown

What Are Your Favourite Friendship Breakup Quotes? 

Out of all the friendship breakup quotes, which ones did you resonate with the most? 

Sometimes we just need to know that we’re not alone, and these timeless quotes are a sure way to know that you’re not the first one, nor the only one to go through a bad friendship breakup. 

Losing a close and cherished friend can feel worse than losing a lover because friends stay with us out of true and pure love, unlike lovers; hopefully, you’ll find solace in these wise words.