Heartbreaking Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Heartbreaking Quotes from Shalita Grant, Timothy D. Snyder, Rita Moreno, Justin Tranter, Aimee Mullins. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I had a couple of producer sessions where I would walk

I had a couple of producer sessions where I would walk in the room, and the producer would just look at his phone. That’s heartbreaking because it’s so disrespectful.
Shalita Grant
Americans can accept that the American Dream will not work out for them; what has been heartbreaking for so many is the sense that their children will have it even worse.
Timothy D. Snyder
You see a script, and you say, ‘Oh, I can play the heck out of that,’ talk to your agent, and he says they don’t want to see you. That’s heartbreaking.
Rita Moreno
Under-sung vocals can be very sexy because of the intimacy, but they can be just as heartbreaking for the same reason.
Justin Tranter
If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities we all have. It is our humanity and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.
Aimee Mullins
I saw Lee J. Cobb in ‘Death of a Salesman’ when I was about 15, and I couldn’t get up from my seat in the theater; I was so… I was weeping, and I was upset. And I find that people are still like that in a similar circumstance in a theater today, where they just can’t get up. It’s too heartbreaking.
Joel Grey
We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation. The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable. It’s just heartbreaking.
Kathleen Blanco
Every decade, we get a stunning collection of dynamic, heartbreaking short stories. In the past, those collections came from Barry Hannah, Mark Richard, and Thom Jones.
Chuck Palahniuk
People we love have to move away or move on all the time. And it sucks. And it’s heartbreaking. But it’s a real part of life.
Lauren Ash
Singing was probably my first love, and song writing. I write a lot of love songs and heartbreaking songs.
Nolan Sotillo
‘Somnia’ is a story about loss and, I guess, what you’re willing to do to have closure and try and feel whole again. It’s a story of redemption in a sense. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s a heartbreaking story that’s incredibly terrifying.
Katee Sackhoff
You know what the problem that animal activists sometimes have? They only concentrate on the heartbreaking things to the point where the general public thinks, ‘Oh, here comes those animal folks again and I’m going to hear all the things I don’t want to hear.’
Betty White
I was once called a hack, and when you put as much emotion into a piece of work as I do, to be called a hack is really heartbreaking.
Joe Wright
Meeting authors is kind of the death of the characters. That is always heartbreaking.
Chuck Palahniuk
It’s heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day.
I consider myself a product of Alaska. The love and the debt that I feel to my home state – you always want your hometown to be the proudest of you, and so it’s heartbreaking to hear people say snarky things.
The problem is, when I talk about heartbreak or whatever, people want to melt it down to some break-up of a relationship, but it’s not about that. If you’re a sensitive person, just stepping outside can be heartbreaking.
Lykke Li
‘Hairspray’ has never been irrelevant, which is, in some ways, heartbreaking.
Dove Cameron
Vancouver houses one of North America’s largest open air drug markets and has a dense and heartbreaking problem with homelessness and mental illness. Those are the neighbourhoods I live and work in.
Mark Brand
The world is a heartbreaking place, without any question.
Annie Lennox
But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
Arthur Rimbaud
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
B. C. Forbes
Nixon had lists upon lists upon lists. They were tragic lists saying, ‘Smile more,’ or, ‘Be stronger – remember, it is your job to spiritually uplift the nation.’ This understanding of his limitations is heartbreaking.
Peter Morgan
It’s called ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’ by Dave Eggers. It is absolutely everything the title implies. It’s the greatest book I’ve ever.
Justin Hartley
I want that which is hilarious and that which is heartbreaking to occupy the same territory in the book because I think they very often occupy the same territory in life, much as we try to separate them.
Richard Russo
It’s heartbreaking when you hear a kid buying a ticket for… I don’t know, whatever movie you’re up against. And you see them sneaking into your film. It’s just heartbreaking. But in the spirit of full disclosure, that is what I did as an 11-year-old sneaking into ‘Stripes.’
Todd Phillips
It’s heartbreaking to think that the joy of building a family is being dimmed by the economic squeeze young people are feeling.
Jagmeet Singh
The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution – even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher’s strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary.
Nigel Hamilton
On a daily basis, it’s heartbreaking to see women put up with violence for years silently and feel ashamed of speaking out about it.
Reham Khan
It’s heartbreaking to watch people working against themselves.
Gloria Steinem
I think a lot of us responded intensely to ‘True Detective’ because it was so incredibly earnest. That’s what made it heartbreaking and involving.
Annalee Newitz
We spend a lot of time training and retraining. It’s heartbreaking because our education system has failed all of us. And again you go to China, even Mexico, Brazil the education systems are valued – ours are not in this country at K-12 level. It’s amazing how that change has transpired in my lifetime.
Douglas R. Oberhelman
‘Boys of Summer,’ to me, is like the end of the summer, man. That heartbreaking feeling where you have to go back to school, your summer love is coming to an end, and the leaves are changing. That was always such an emotional time for me as a kid, because I loved summer so much.
Frankie Ballard
Of course I loved ‘I Love Lucy’ and saw every episode over and over again. I found it heartbreaking that Ricky got to be famous and have an exciting life at the Tropicana while Lucy was stuck in that terrible apartment with the Mertzes.
Bruce Eric Kaplan
‘Money Changes Everything’ is this terribly despairing, heartbreaking song.
Greil Marcus
I’m always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity.
Chuck Palahniuk
I knew I could write infinitely about relationships. That’s the most beautiful, most confusing, most rewarding, most heartbreaking thing in our lives – and not just romantic relationships: that’s all relationships.
Spike Jonze
I’ve had heartbreaking auditions where they don’t even look at you. You’re out before you’re in.
Rachel McAdams
In stories, those are the moments that hit me the most: when people really don’t expect it, don’t have it much in their lives, and suddenly, an act of kindness. It’s like, ‘Oh, God! Heartbreaking!’
Andrew Haigh
If you’re interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you’re better off and you’ll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.
Delta Burke
It’s heartbreaking to see so many people trapped in a web of enforced idleness, deep debt, and gnawing self-doubt.
William J. Clinton
I’m very interested in dysfunction. I kind of realized in my first film that a character with so much rage that she didn’t know where to put it was both heartbreaking and interesting to me.
Karyn Kusama
Thinking about the heartbreaking number of young children around the world who think they are unwanted and are uncared for can easily keep you awake at night.
Stephanie March
I was pretty certain I’d stay in TV rather than returning to the feature world because the material just seems so much better in TV, especially in drama, but then ‘Crossface’ came my way. A heartbreaking, true story about the dark side of wrestling… I couldn’t say no to that.
Lexi Alexander
There are bands who write of emotions that are very heartbreaking, touching, or relatable, but they’ll be like concept records, they’re about fictional characters.
Julien Baker
Greg Grunberg is so beautiful and charming and funny and heartbreaking.
Annaleigh Ashford
It’s heartbreaking to see theater people be forced to accept the business side of show business.
Alice Ripley
If you lose a title, perhaps it’s because your rivals are better than you are. But to be demoted from the top flight is really heartbreaking.
Dani Alves
To try to really land a spacecraft really on another world is really difficult, and if we lose that ability, it’s going to be heartbreaking.
Bill Nye
I loved my husband very much, and it was heartbreaking to have him develop Alzheimer’s disease, and to stand by and watch him decline in his ability to take care of himself.
Sandra Day O’Connor
For me, the saddest thing in the world is always lost potential. That is always the most heartbreaking thing, when there’s something left to be mined from a situation or a person that goes unexplored; that’s a tragedy to me.
Ryan Murphy
I think it’s heartbreaking when your kids go public and make accusations that aren’t true, you know, not just about me as a parent, but also about my relationship.
Shanna Moakler
For weeks after 9/11 you could smell the dust and pulverised concrete in New York, and the National Guard came in, so there was a military presence on the streets. It was intense. Overwhelming. Heartbreaking.
Mark Boal
When I say, ‘doin’ it, doin’ it, doin’ it’ to a group of small business owners, they immediately respond. They recognize the experience of doing the same things over and over. Keeping the business afloat without ever getting ahead. And it’s more than frustrating – it’s heartbreaking.
Michael Gerber
I love ‘The Orphanage’ because the concept is so cool and the story is told in such an interesting way. It’s a movie that will scare your socks off but make you cry at the end. It’s one of the most tragic movies I’ve ever watched and is truly heartbreaking and scary at the same time.
Jessica Parker Kennedy
It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele’s beautiful, heartbreaking song, ‘Hello.’ When I first heard it, all the images appeared clearly in my head – and her trust and generosity allowed me to work with abandon artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.
Xavier Dolan
Every time you turn on the TV, you see some kind of heartbreaking story.
Justin Hartley
It might have been easier to retire, to say my knee couldn’t handle it and let that be that. At the same time, the prospect of not being able to compete in gymnastics anymore was heartbreaking.
Shawn Johnson
As someone who has researched and written about the Mexican cartels and the futile ‘war on drugs’ for coming on twenty years, I know how tough a subject it is. Mind-bending, soul-warping, heartbreaking, it challenges your intellect, your beliefs, your faith in humanity and God.
Don Winslow
My favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Chris Farley, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams. Robin Williams is the best – to be able to do all that comedy but also be heartbreaking.
Evan Peters