The heart was made to be broken.
— Oscar Wilde

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Louise Erdrich heartbreak quote

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
— James Baldwin

After all my erstwhile dear, my no longer cherished; Need we say it was not love, just because it perished?
— Edna St. Vincent Millay

For the most part, that message hasn't changed a lot over the years - love is still love, and heartbreak is still heartbreak.
— heartbreak quotation by Casey Kasum