"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
about heartbreak is attributed to our good friend, Charlie Brown
, the beleaguered character brought to life
by the genius of Charles Schultz
, who puts a gentle spin on a topic that by its very nature conveys a great deal of sadness. For those experiencing the painful loss of love,
being able to smile at a humorous quote
is a positive step towards a healthy recovery.
And there's something to be said for "misery loves company,"
since the subject of heartbreak quotes
can bring one to tears, and really, who wants to suffer alone? Not many of us can take the broad perspective summarized in Sir Alfred Lloyd Tennyson's
epic heartbreak quote
, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
Since the mind can have difficulty comprehending rational thought after the emotional wreckage of a romantic
rejection, it helps to have a friendly face and comforting confidant to help pick up the pieces of a crumbling courtship.
In searching for solace, try turning to the sorrowfully satisfying quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
. Her prolific sonnets on all facets of love are timeless and usually contain a more eloquent dose of pathos than today's modern language. A favorite Barrett Browning quote
is "Parting is all we know of heavenÂ and all we need of hell." Anais Nin
, another author who shared the innermost details of her life in more than 50 years of journal entries written in the late 19th century, penned, "Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing."
That's a lot to take in but does bring some solace to those who seek the comfort of melancholy heartbreak quotes
A word to the wise to be wary of the misconceptions of romance is contained in this heartbreak quote
from Javar: "Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion."
Indeed, the exhilaration experienced in the throes of passion can bring with it physical and mental abnormalities that preclude us from thinking rationally. The heart palpitates, there's a rush of blood to the extremities, and the brain can't comprehend all the excitement, leading to confusion and the lack of ability to think clearly. Don't blame yourself too much for your confused mental state, it's as much physical as it is emotional!
Veering away from the emotional turmoil and on to another facet of heartbreak quotes,
we look to Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg
. His influence on the hipster movement is captured in this spin on heartbreak quotes as a social commentary: "It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now."
was not literally referring to lost love, but rather, it was more likely a reflection of his assertion that capitalism, among other things, was leading the downfall of America.
I wonder how he would have felt about the attitude of George Bernard Shaw
, who offered, "A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income."
It would appear that George may have been recommending the comfort of a "professional companion"
to recover from the pain of rejection. When it comes to methods employed to recover from the disappointment of love
, it may be safer to follow the coping mechanism of characters in movies and TV, by consuming of a pint or more of your favorite ice cream or comfort food. Peanut butter, anyone?