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15 Profound Quotes About Heartbreak From Famous Authors

Everybody hurts.

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1. Sylvia Plath

From The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.
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From The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.

2. Oscar Wilde

From De Profundis.
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From De Profundis.

3. Toni Morrison

From Sula.
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From Sula.

4. Jonathan Franzen

From Freedom.
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From Freedom.

5. William Faulkner

From Soldiers' Pay.
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From Soldiers' Pay.

6. Margaret Atwood

From The Robber Bride.
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From The Robber Bride.

7. James Baldwin

Hear it from the man himself.
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Hear it from the man himself.

8. Jeffrey Eugenides

From The Marriage Plot.
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From The Marriage Plot.

9. Norman Rush

From Mating.
Jerry Bauer

From Mating.

10. W. Somerset Maugham

From The Summing Up.
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From The Summing Up.

11. Lorrie Moore

From A Gate at the Stairs.
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From A Gate at the Stairs.

12. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

From Collected Stories.
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From Collected Stories.

13. Virginia Woolf

From A Room of One's Own.
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From A Room of One's Own.

14. Samuel Johnson

From The Life of Samuel Johnson.
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From The Life of Samuel Johnson.

15. Stephen King

From Hearts in Atlantis.
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From Hearts in Atlantis.

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