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    15 Profound Quotes About Heartbreak From Famous Authors

    Everybody hurts.

    1. Sylvia Plath


    From The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.

    2. Oscar Wilde

    From De Profundis.

    3. Toni Morrison

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    From Sula.

    4. Jonathan Franzen

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    From Freedom.

    5. William Faulkner

    From Soldiers' Pay.

    6. Margaret Atwood

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    From The Robber Bride.

    7. James Baldwin


    Hear it from the man himself.

    8. Jeffrey Eugenides

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    From The Marriage Plot.

    9. Norman Rush

    Jerry Bauer

    From Mating.

    10. W. Somerset Maugham

    From The Summing Up.

    11. Lorrie Moore

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    From A Gate at the Stairs.

    12. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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    From Collected Stories.

    13. Virginia Woolf

    From A Room of One's Own.

    14. Samuel Johnson

    From The Life of Samuel Johnson.

    15. Stephen King

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    From Hearts in Atlantis.