82 Hurt Feelings Quotes and Sayings You Can Relate To

Hurt feelings are defined as feelings of misery or grief caused by the words or acts of another person.

Hurt feelings are often the result of anything that has made you feel undervalued, disrespected or underappreciated.

This emotional discomfort may be caused by a wide range of events or interactions and it can have a substantial influence on your overall health and interpersonal connections.

When you are emotionally vulnerable, exposed or insecure then you are more likely to experience hurt emotions.


Many cases of upset sentiments are caused by misunderstandings or miscommunications between people.

Forgiveness, both of others and of oneself is a crucial part of recovering from injured sentiments.

Top 10 Hurt Feelings Quotes


You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did. ~ Anonymous.


You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it . ~ Henny Youngman.


A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally. ~ Oscar Wilde.

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~ Mother Teresa.

What a painful thing to taste forever in the eyes of someone who doesn’t see the same. ~ Perry Poetry.

To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful ~ Bess Myerson.

We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings. ~ Louis Nizer.

Out of the millions and millions of people that inhabit this planet, he is one of the tiny few I can never have. ~ Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden.

I gave you my heart, I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces. ~ Anonymous.

There is no point of hurting ourselves with stress for others actions, best relief is to learn let go if it cannot be changed even after trying. ~ Tonmoy Acharjee.

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Famous Hurt Feelings Quotes

The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick.

The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone when you’ve made them your eternity. ~ Sanober Kahn.

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely. ~ H. Jackson Brown JR.

If love is like driving a car, then I must be the worst driver in the world. I missed all the signs and ended up lost. ~ Brian MacLearn.

One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re going to hate yourself for letting me go. ~ Aubrey Drake Graham


The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~ Psalm.

I wish I could hurt you the way you hurt me. But I know that if I had the chance, I wouldn’t do it. ~ Anonymous.

You wanted to see the world. And yet, all I want is to see you. ~ Sade Andria Zabala.

I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore Marguerite Duras. ~ Hiroshima Mon Amour

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime. ~ Bette Davis.

This is not Tolstoy. I don’t want to know what critics and professors think of what I’m writing. It might hurt my feelings. ~ Lisa Kleypas.

You weren’t just a star to me. You were my whole damn sky. ~ Anonymous.

The human heart is the only thing whose worth increases the more it is broken. ~ Shakieb Orgunwall.

It hurts when people walk into your life and make you happy and then walk out and leave you hurting. ~ Adrian Rayshawn.

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it. ~ Nicholas Sparks.

Hurt no living thing: Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing, ~ Christina Georgina Rossetti.

When someone tells you that you have done something that has hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t. ~ Karon Waddell.

A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. ~ Anthony Liccione.

She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen. ~ Lloyd Dobler.

I gave you the best of me. ~ Nicholas Sparks.

No one wants to be hurt or played, but you have to go through a few losers before you find someone worth keeping. ~ Sonya Parker.

It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt. ~ Tom Gates.

It is the heart that has been pierced that feels the most. ~ Jocelyn Murray.

Unique Hurt Feelings Quotes

I love you. Is not enough to make up for the pain that never heals and starts again at the slightest word. ~ James Hilton.

Only a person carrying the pain deep down to his heart knows the weight of it. ~ Jyoti Patel.

Sometimes the only logical thing to do when someone you love hurts you, is to disconnect, eject, proceed and Move on. ~ Rashida Rowe.

If someone really wants to hurt you, they’ll find a way whatever. I don’t want to live my life worrying about it. ~ George Michael.

Sometimes you can be touched by God, but not healed. Often when this happens, he is using your pain for a greater purpose. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless. ~ Stelle Atwater.

The heart is heaviest when it’s empty and lightest when it’s full. ~ Helen Scott Taylor.

For He does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow. ~ Lamentations.

You left with my soul in your fists and my heart in your teeth, and I don’t want either of them back. ~ Colleen Hoov.

Only a person carrying the pain deep down to his heart knows the weight of it. ~ Jyoti Patel.

Our feelings are hurt when someone attacks or ignores our inner reality. ~ Bogna Szymkiewicz.

I will never love another. Not like I loved you. I just don’t have the love for it again. ~ Atticus.

When being in a relationship hurts you, leave. Don’t stay and keep drowning because love isn’t suppose to be painful. ~ Mielya Saladdin.

If you’re in trouble or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones. ~ John Steinbeck.

If you know what hurts yourself you know what hurts others. ~ Malagasy Wisdom.

I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart. ~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I smile for all people, even if you have wronged me. I’m afraid that I will darken you with my corrupt words I hurt you more than you hurt me. ~ Yahi Abderraouf.

The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it. ~ Anonymous.

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it . ~ Anonymous

I wanted love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. ~ David Levithan.

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust. ~ Nikki Giovanni.

Those who really love you don’t mean to hurt you and if they do, you can’t see it in their eyes but it hurts them too. ~ Holly Black.

It is when we hurt that we learn. ~ Steve Maraboli.


Crying is a way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is. ~ Anonymous.

I always find the worst lies are told in relationships – I learned to never lie about your happiness in order to save someone’s feelings from being hurt. ~ Kirsten Prout.

I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me. ~ Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it, but it hurts every time you breathe. ~ Anonymous.

Sad Hurt Feelings Quotes

The scariest thing is that we didn’t even have to be together for you to break my heart. ~ Anonymous.

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. ~ Mark Twain.

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs Miss Piggy. ~ Anonymous.

I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today. ~ Charlotte Eriksson.

The pain started years ago, but I’d lived with it for so long at that point that I’d accepted it as an inevitable part of me. ~ Ashley D. Wallis.

My mind screams ‘let go!’ but my heart doesn’t want to admit defeat and let these feeling show. ~ Nicole Hill.

It doesn’t hurt my feelings when I get vilified by fundamentalist. I’ve actually made comedy out of it. I’ve made light of that. ~ Richard Dawkins.

My heart’s cracking apart all over again because of the way I’ve missed him. ~ Jolene Perry.

Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned. ~ Anonymous.

Thinking of you is a poison I drink often. ~ Atticus.

Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. ~ Matareva Pearl.

All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think? ~ Liane Moriarty.

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core strength within you that survives all the hurt. ~ Max Lerner.

When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain. ~ Andrea Gibson.

Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before. ~ Anonymous.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. ~ John.

Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t. ~ Stephen King.

I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too Terri Guillemets. ~ Anonymous.

Walking on rocks, hurts. Walking on glass, cuts. Walking on hot coals, burns. Walking on someone’s heart, kills. ~ Francisco Garcia.

I wish I were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart. ~ Julia Roberts.

So these were the 82 top Hurt Feelings quotes and sayings.

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