18 THE MOST POWERFUL QUOTES ON HEARTBREAK IN LITERATURE

18 OF THE MOST POWERFUL QUOTES ON HEARTBREAK IN LITERATURE

18 OF THE MOST POWERFUL QUOTES ON HEARTBREAK IN LITERATURE

 

1.
The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro 
“Indeed — why should I not admit it? — in that moment, my heart was breaking.”- Stevens


2.
Gone with the Wind- Margaret Mitchell 
“If I said I was madly in love with you you’d know I was lying.”- Scarlett O’Hara


3.
A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens 
“Remember now and then that there is a man who would die to keep someone you love beside you.”- Sydney Carton


4.
The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald 
"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… . And then one fine morning

— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. “- Nick Carraway

 

5.
Little Women- Louisa May Alcott 
"I did fail, say what you will, for Jo wouldn’t love me."- Laurie Laurence

 

6.
Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden 
"The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains."- Chiyo Sakamoto


7.
Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare 
“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.”- Duke Orsino


8.
Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
“But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.”- Florentino Ariza


9.
The Wise Man’s Fear- Patrick Rothfuss 
“I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing her the songs and poems I had written, knowing that too much truth can ruin a thing. And if that meant she wasn’t entirely mine, what of it? I would be the one she could always return to without fear of recrimination or question. So I did not try to win her and contented myself with playing a beautiful game. But there was always a part of me that hoped for more, and so there was a part of me that was always a fool.”- Kvothe


10.
The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins 
"You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope."- Katniss Everdeen


11.
Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte 
“You loved me-then what right had you to leave me? What right-answer me-for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have not broken your heart- you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”- Heathcliff


12.
Venetia- Georgette Heyer 
“There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one’s sentiments.”- Mrs Hendred


13.
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte 
"I was actually permitting myself to experience a sickening sense of disappointment: but rallying my wits, and recollecting my principles, I at once called my sensations to order; and it was wonderful how I got over the temporary blunder—how I cleared up the mistake of supposing Mr. Rochester’s movements a matter in which I had any cause to take vital interest."- Jane Eyre


14.
Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy 
“Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.”- Anna Karenina


15.
Like Water for Chocolate- Laura Esquivel 
“When you’re told there’s no way you can marry the woman you love and your only hope of being near her is to marry her sister, wouldn’t you do the same?”- Pedro Muzquiz


16.
The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks 
"The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected."


17.
The Time Traveler’s Wife- Audrey Niffenegger 
“I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.”- Clare Abshire


18.
Atonement- Ian McEwan
“He knew these last lines by heart and mouthed them now in the darkness. My reason for life. Not living, but life. That was the touch. And she was his reason for life, and why he must survive.”

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