60 Divorce Quotes To Help You Heal & Move On

Divorce, the legal termination of a marriage, is an emotionally challenging journey that can bring profound changes to the lives of both partners. In this collection of divorce quotes, we delve into the wisdom and insights of others, offering solace, understanding, and hope to those navigating the turbulent waters of separation and new beginnings.

When a husband and wife fail to find common ground and adjust with each other, then they often opt to divorce each other and lead their individual life. These insightful quotes on divorce have profound expressions of heartache, resilience, and the human spirit’s ability to endure, heal, and move on.

And there may be several reasons leading to a divorce in a marriage. Betrayal, lack of understanding, trust issues, or more. Whatever the reasons are it is quite heart-breaking and painful when anyone goes through the separation process.

You might feel sad, hurt and shattered once you are divorced, but remember if it’s the end of a relationship, it is also a chance to begin a new life. These positive quotes about divorce will give you the strength to move on in life and start fresh.

Top 10 Divorce Quotes

  1. “Divorces are made in heaven.” — Oscar Wilde                                                                                                                divorce quotes
  2. “It takes two to destroy a marriage.” — Margaret Trudeau                                                                                    quotes about divorce
  3. “I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.” — Rachel Wolchin
  4. “Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.” — Rita Mae Brown                                        quotes on divorce
  5. “Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.” — Gerald F. Lieberman
  6. “Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass.” — Mary Kay Blakely
  7. “A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” — Margaret Atwood                                      divorce quotes for her
  8. “Divorce is a 50-50 thing, and it can be a number of petty things that finally drive you out of your mind.” — Lee Radziwill
  9. “Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.” — Voltaire
  10. “In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage.” — Robert Anderson

Quotes About Divorce

  1. “Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.” — Rupi Kaur
  2. Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.” — Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. “Now she knew what divorce really was: Sharing decisions with a person you would run down on the street.” — Judy Blundell
  4. “When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.” — Monica Bellucci
  5. “Those who divorce aren’t necessarily the most unhappy, just those neatly able to believe their misery is caused by one other person.” — Alain de Botton
  6. “Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.” — Richard Wagner
  7. “When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to.” — Helen Rowland
  8. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” — Jennifer Weiner
  9. “Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.” — Robin Williams
  10. “Immediately after a divorce or a breakup, your mind whispers that there are plenty more fish in the sea, while your heart shouts that there is only one: whoever-you-just-divorced-or-broke-up-with.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Funny Divorce Quotes

  1. “Divorce, the end of an error.” — Unknown
  2. “Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.” — Groucho Marx
  3. “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor
  4. “You know why divorces are so expensive? Because they’re worth it.” — Willie Nelson
  5. “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor
  6. “A divorce is like a controlled explosion. Everyone on the outside is okay.” — Sophie Kinsella
  7. “How many divorces are caused by the word ‘nothing?’ I think this would be a very interesting statistic.” — Sophie Kinsella
  8. “The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money.” — Johnny Carson
  9. “The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.” — Hedy Lamarr
  10. “I’d marry again if I found a man who had $15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he’d be dead in a year.” — Bette Davis

Divorce Quotes To Give You Strength

  1. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door.” — Coco Chanel
  2. “You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one.” — Michael McMillian                                                                                                                                                                  strength divorce quotes
  3. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” — Toni Morrison                                                                                                                                                                            new beginning divorce quotes
  4. “Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through.” — Sharon Stone                                                                                                                                                                 

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  5. “Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage.” — Joe Hill
  6. “It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain.” — Jennifer Aniston
  7. Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” ­— Deborah Reber
  8. “If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.” — Mignon McLaughlin
  9. “Sometimes you’re going to have to let one person go a thousand different times, a thousand different ways, and there’s nothing pathetic or abnormal about that. You are human.” — Heidi Priebe
  10. “Every couple has the same five arguments in their lifetime, which is really just the one, over and over, until people die or divorce. What it is depends on who you are and what your parents did to you.” — Amy Bloom

Divorce Quotes For Her

  1. “Divorce is probably as painful as death.” — William Shatner
  2. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron
  3. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett
  4. “There’s no pain or failure like going through a divorce.” —  Jennifer Lopez
  5. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball
  6. “The process of discovering with somebody that you love that you don’t work is so painful.” — Kate Hudson
  7. “Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” — Valerie Bertinelli
  8. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” — Shannon L. Alder
  9. “The good thing about getting divorced young—if there is a good thing—is that it makes you realize there’s no schedule in life. It blasts you wide open and frees you to be honest with yourself.” — Olivia Wilde
  10. “There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life. There’s no room for it. ”— Reese Witherspoon

Words Of Encouragement For Divorced Man

  1. “Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.” — Shinichi Suzuki
  2. “I never even believed in divorce until after I got married.” — Diane Ford
  3. “I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me.”—  Unknown
  4. “Half of all marriages end in divorces—and then there are the really unhappy ones.” — Joan Rivers
  5. “Divorce is hardest at the beginning, most chaotic in the middle, and best at the end.” — Unknown
  6. “Divorce is always terrible, but I haven’t met anyone who went through it and isn’t happier now.” — Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  7. “Be Thankful for wrong relationships. They teach you, change you, strengthen you and prepare you for the right one.” — Unknown
  8. “When I was divorced, I went through the various stages of grieving: anger, denial, and dancing around with my settlement check.” — Maura Kennedy
  9. “Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.” — Amy Grant
  10. “Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and wondering what stuff will break when it lands.” — Amy Poehler


While the journey through divorce is undeniably challenging, it is also an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.

These quotes serve as a reminder that amidst the darkness, there is hope, and from the shattered pieces of marriage, individuals can rebuild their lives stronger and more resilient than before.

As you embark on this new chapter, know that you are not alone, and there is a community of individuals who have overcome the challenges of divorce and emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and self-worth.

If you like these powerful self-worth sayings then also check out self preservation quotes and focus on yourself quotes to encourage you to make yourself a priority and put all the energies to start your new life.

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