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Breaking Up Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Breaking Up

Please enjoy these Breaking Up Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

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Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage.
That's what it couldn't stand.
- James Taylor

Some of the wives didn't keep up with the program.
It started breaking apart during the Apollo days.
- Wally Schirra

 

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness,
the network world began breaking up.
- Roger Mudd

You can never rely on musicians.
I quit high school at one point to make a go of it
with this band and we kept breaking up.
So I went back to school.
- David James Elliott

The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition.
Everything was locked up for fear that someone might
go in there with a cigarette or something.
- Barney Ross

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The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

There's a pattern when tours start -
a pattern of infighting,
of making up, of breaking up, of addiction.
There's a pattern of going to jail.
There's a pattern of passion for music.
- Nikki Sixx

I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up,
and my part in that was not written for a Latina,
and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic.
- Salma Hayek

Create your own method.
Don't depend slavishly on mine.
Make up something that will work for you!
But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

I mean that the time where we need International agreement
more than ever on the environment and the rest,
poverty we are breaking up our International Institutions
and the rule of law and Tony Blair is part of it.
- Clare Short

I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes,
I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in.
This album has proven that somewhere in the human race,
the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.
- Barry Manilow

When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up,
as were John and Christine.
By the time Rumours was being recorded,
things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use.
It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done.
- Lindsey Buckingham

I grew up playing war.
We threw dirt and rocks at each other.
We'd lead attacks.
We'd break up into squads.
It became a neighborhood thing for a while,
our neighborhood against the other neighborhood.
There was always a war breaking out somewhere.
- David James Elliott

We are ready to sacrifice our souls,
our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq.
We say this so no one will think that America is capable
of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
- Saddam Hussein

In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire,
society might be said to be resolved into its original elements,
- into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
- Edward Everett

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words,
breaking the rules of normal speech,
violating common sense.
Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable,
and attesting her eternity.
- Herman Melville

Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization
act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress
was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.
- W. Averell Harriman

During Breaking The Waves, I was on my own in a hotel room.
I think I would have been impossible to live with.
When you go home, you have to pretend to be the person you are at home.
- Emily Watson

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor
is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there
is not penalty for breaking it.
- Roy Barnes

Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks
it without breaking itself against it;
it is of the nature of granite,
hard and resistant.
- Gustave Flaubert

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint,
but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic
colours breaking through.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson

Amin hid nothing.
Everybody knew everything.
Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution
breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

I once saw a lump of Greenland breaking off into the sea and moving south,
which of course will affect the atmosphere and us generally,
and it'll happen more and more.
- Ralph Steadman

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Democratic Party, all the candidates from Washington,
they all know each other, they all move in the same circles,
and what I'm doing is breaking into the country club.
- Howard Dean

I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement
with Johnny ten years ago.
I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time,
but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
- Winona Ryder

Just the other day, it seems, the kids were running through the house,
slamming doors, breaking glass, making noise.
Time goes by so quickly.
Sometimes everything seems so fleeting.
- Perry Como

The writers want to know were you made your mistake,
no how well your curve is breaking.
- Alvin Dark

Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military.
But both the countries should take a bold decision,
breaking from their past, to transform their relationship.
- Simon Cameron

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition,
and I think that they rediscovered the film.
- Norman Jewison

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns
in order to look at things in a different way.
- Edward de Bono

I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get
it is to quit breaking the law.
- Gary Gilmore

Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there
can be large icebergs breaking off -
I'm talking 100km or 200km long -
every 10 or 20 or 50 years.
- Ian Allison

I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge
that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern,
at least it is better than breaking them.
- Learned Hand

I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose,
but that a PART of hell will break loose...
it'll be much harder to detect.
- George Carlin

Without struggle, no progress and no result.
Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.
- George Gurdjieff

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
- William Hazlitt

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy
of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
- Michael Badnarik

We own our movie and are now close to breaking even,
even without finishing domestic DVD deals.
- Donal Logue

I always say that it's about breaking the rules.
But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works
is understanding what the rules are in the first place.
- Rick Wakeman

I mean, I was always interested in people like Lenny Bruce,
people who are breaking the old rules and making new ones.
- Faye Dunaway

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages,
there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that
communication is breaking down everywhere,
on an unparalleled scale.
- David Bohm

I just think Rosa Parks was overrated.
Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.
- Stephen Colbert

It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
- Amanda McBroom

Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures.
In place of a car chase or a battle scene,
what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down.
- Frances McDormand

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.
- Grover Cleveland

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards -
I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
But I had this problem.
I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
- Travis Barker

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold,
or at least other people's idea of that mold.
- William Hurt

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil
point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role,
I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

It was really a pleasure to play someone who's literally
pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
- Jeri Ryan

There's something about taking a plow and breaking new ground.
It gives you energy.
- Ken Kesey

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound,
they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron

If you are going to be progressive, then you have to make progress.
And that sometimes depends on breaking a few legs.
- Jennifer Granholm

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble
ceiling is pretty important.
Now it's time to move on.
- Nancy Pelosi

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
- Vladimir Nabokov

There's no point breaking a lot of crockery unnecessarily.
- J. Carter Brown

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy


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