Rachel Paige
September 22, 2014 8:42 am

You’ve had an awful breakup. It hurts more than anyone can imagine, and all you want to do is curl up in bed, watch reruns of Parks and Rec, and never, ever open yourself up to love again.

We understand. We’ve been there, too. But in the words of Amy Poehler, “Don’t treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used.”

You hear that? That’s the sound of you getting up out of bed, picking up the pieces of your shattered heart and putting yourself back together again. Ok, maybe it’s not that easy, but when you’re feeling hopeless about love, it helps to hear some empathetic words of wisdom to kickstart the recovery process. We’ve got your back. Here are some more quotes from fabulous women to remind you that you’re not alone, and that life will, in fact, go on.

1.  “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

2. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
J.K. Rowling

3. “Time will break all of the old habits and create new ones for you, and in the process, you will try to handle this immense pain with dignity (because you’re that kind of girl). You actually will have to move on and you actually will be fine and that’s when he may actually miss how incredible and special you are.” – Taylor Swift

4.  “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

5.  “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

6. “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”
Elizabeth Taylor

7. “As my mom has said, when one person is unhappy, it usually means two people are unhappy but one has not come to terms with it yet.” – Mindy Kaling 

8. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

9. “All love shifts and changes.” – Julie Andrews

10. “Everyone has the heartbreak that shapes them in a way that they could never go back to the innocence that they had before. It’s beautiful and poignant and bittersweet to explore.” – Zooey Deschanel

11. “If you’ve been doing all you can and it’s not happening for you, go out and have you a good old time. Put on your sexy dress and move on.” – Beyonce

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