50 Divorce Quotes That Will Help You Move On

Divorce Quotes

16. “Nice people don’t necessarily fall in love with nice people.” – Jonathan Franzen

17. “In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word ‘divorce’ came up. I always figured it came from some root that meant ‘divide.’ In truth, it comes from ‘divertere,’ which means ‘to divert.’ I believe that. All divorce does is divert you.” – Mitch Albom

18. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” — Toni Morrison

19. “When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.” —Monica Bellucci

20. “I do not believe that there were more happy marriages before divorce became socially acceptable, that people tried harder, got through their rough times, and were better off. I believe that more people suffered.”-  Ann Patchett

21. “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 worrying what stuff will break when it lands.” —Amy Poehler

22. “I think that men were allowed to write about their marriages falling apart, but you weren’t quite supposed to if you were a woman. You were just supposed to curl up into a ball and move to Connecticut. But you know, it didn’t really matter because, as I said, I knew what the book was. It’s a funny book, and I was very happy that it sold a lot of copies.” – Nora Ephron

23. “I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.” —Erica Jong

24. “You can come at it very aggressively and blame and blame and blame. Or you can put yourself in the garage, so to speak. Take yourself apart and clean off the bits. Reassemble.” – Chris Martin

25. “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

26. “A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” – Margaret Atwood

27. “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

28. “You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.” – Ellen Goodman

29. “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

30. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” — Michelle Obama

31. “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

32. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett

33. “I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning—even during our darkest nights.” -Oprah Winfrey

34. “Perhaps sometimes reminding ourselves that we do have a choice makes it easier to pick the harder one.” — Eva Melusine Thieme

35. “Half of all marriages end in divorce—and then there are the really unhappy ones.” – Joan Rivers

36. “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

Divorce Quotes
Divorce Quotes

37. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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