15 Profound Quotes About Heartbreak From Famous Authors

Everybody hurts.

1. Sylvia Plath

From The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.

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2. Oscar Wilde

From De Profundis.

ID: 1593432

3. Toni Morrison

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From Sula.

ID: 1594544

4. Jonathan Franzen

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From Freedom.

ID: 1594031

5. William Faulkner

From Soldiers’ Pay.

ID: 1593590

6. Margaret Atwood

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From The Robber Bride.

ID: 1594206

7. James Baldwin


Hear it from the man himself.

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8. Jeffrey Eugenides

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From The Marriage Plot.

ID: 1595378

9. Norman Rush

Jerry Bauer

From Mating.

ID: 1594317

10. W. Somerset Maugham

From The Summing Up.

ID: 1594352

11. Lorrie Moore

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From A Gate at the Stairs.

ID: 1594397

12. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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From Collected Stories.

ID: 1595301

13. Virginia Woolf

From A Room of One’s Own.

ID: 1594748

14. Samuel Johnson

From The Life of Samuel Johnson.

ID: 1594772

15. Stephen King

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From Hearts in Atlantis.

ID: 1595530

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