Ex Quotes Curator

Copy Quote

Copied The Quote:

Ex Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

"Ex Quotes" refers to a collection of quotes that specifically revolve around the topic of past relationships and ex-partners. These quotes often encapsulate the complex emotions and experiences one goes through after a breakup, offering insights, reflections, and sometimes even humor about the aftermath of a failed romance.

They can serve as a source of comfort, motivation, or a reminder of lessons learned. Ultimately, "Ex Quotes" provide a platform for individuals to connect and relate to the shared human experience of love and loss.

Below are various ex quotes with their meanings/explanations;

Ex Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

“I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho

When you're missing someone, it's important to remember that you can't have them back. Missing someone is a part of life, and it's important to realize that you can still move on. You can't control what they do or how they feel, but you can control how you react to the situation.

“Realizing that many you once thought the world of are nothing but glorified assholes means you’ve grown up.” – Crystal Woods

Many people once thought the world of certain people, but after realizing the person is nothing but a glorified assholes, they've grown up. For some, this realization comes as a surprise, while others have known it all along. Regardless of when or why it hits them, learning to see through the guise of glory and reality is an important and life-changing experience.

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” – Coco Chanel

The quote is often used to express indifference to the opinions of others. It can be seen as a defense mechanism to avoid getting too invested in the thoughts of others. The quote can also be interpreted as a way of self-preservation.

“When your ex asks you to remain friends after you break-up, it’s like a kidnapper asking you to “keep-in-touch” after he releases you.” – Nitya Prakash

When your ex asks you to remain friends after you break-up, it can feel like a kidnapping. After all, they’re asking you to continue to maintain close contact with them when they’ve essentially released you from the relationship. But, as tempting as it may be, don’t fall for it. If your ex really wants to be friends, they’ll let you go without strings attached.

“It’s disconcerting to realize how little you have to say to someone who once occupied such a prominent place in your bed.” – Sue Grafton

We may be able to recount our favorite memories with them, but now that they're gone, we find ourselves at a loss for what to say. We struggle to come up with interesting conversations or topics of conversation and feel like we're missing out on something valuable. Though they were once a huge part of our lives, they've now left us feeling displaced.

“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” – Dr. Seuss

The sentiment expressed in this quote can be seen as ironic because often times when people are laughing, they are tears away from crying. However, the irony of the quote is that when one takes a step back and looks at all the laughter and happiness, it is really the tears that make everything feel more poignant.

“I don’t want you back, but I would kill for the feeling of meeting you all over again.” – Jessica Katoff

The quote is a sentimental phrase that expresses a person's longing for something that has already passed. The sentiment is often conveyed in a way that suggests the speaker would do anything to get their old relationship back, even if it means risking their life.

“I miss you more than the sun misses the sky at night.” – Taylor Swift

After being away from one's loved ones for an extended period of time, the feeling of loneliness can be overwhelming. In a moving essay, a man reflects on the deep connection he feels with his wife who is currently living in another state. He writes about how her absence has made him miss her more than the sun misses the sky at night. The essay urges people to never forget how important their loved ones are and to always cherish their relationships.

Ex Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

“I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

The quote is from a woman who has lost a loved one. She describes the feeling of being without them as overwhelming and painful. The missing teeth analogy is illustrative of how significant and permanent the loss can be.

“We are all trying to get over the person who broke our hearts. We are all far from perfect.” – Alex Rosa

We all have been there, the person who broke our hearts. Whether it was a one-night stand, a long-term relationship, or a friend we thought we could trust - they shattered our world and left us feeling all alone. We are all trying to get over them, but it's not easy. We all have baggage from our past relationship and we are all far from perfect. However, if we can forgive ourselves and move on, we can find happiness again.

“You have the right to leave someone, but at least tell them why, cause what’s even more painful than being abandoned, is knowing you’re not worth an explanation.” – Drake

If you are feeling like you need some time away from someone, you have the right to do so. However, if you do not have a good reason for why you need to leave them, it may be more painful for them to know than just disappearing without a word. There is something about not being able to explain why you are leaving that makes it feel even worse. Let them know what is going on so they don't end up feeling abandoned or alone.

“Sometimes a woman will look back on what she had, not because she wants to go there but to motivate her to do better.” – Reuben “Mulah Truth” Holmes II

Some women never want to go back to their bad pasts. They regret the choices they've made, the people they've hurt, and the things they never got to do. But sometimes, looking back is the only thing that can motivate them to do better in life. These five women found that out the hard way.

“I don’t think much about guys from the past. I’m glad I knew them, but there’s a reason they didn’t make it into my future.” – Lorraine Rosenthal

 Guys from the past are usually not as successful as guys from the present or future. They may not have had the same opportunities, or been taught the right things, which can lead to them not being happy and fulfilled in their lives.

“Whatever happens, whatever her final words are to me, I won’t turn into one of those pricks who badmouth their exes out of boredom and bitterness. I’ll cherish the time we had together. That’s what’s up. You know damn well it was a great time, stop the faking.” – Caspar Vega

There's something incredibly special about the bond that exists between people who have been through a breakup. Whether it's a physical or emotional separation, getting through it together is something to be celebrated. And while there are many things we'll never know about the person we broke up with, one thing is for sure: they mean something to us. That's why when someone shares a quote that captures their experience post-breakup, it can be deeply moving.

“Oftentimes someone leaves their partner who is comparable to the sun for someone else who is comparable to a spark.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Often, when someone leaves their partner for someone else who is comparable to the sun, they may feel as if they have lost a piece of their soul. However, this often isn't the case. In fact, the person who leaves may actually gain something in return. They may gain a new perspective and learn something about themselves that they never knew before. They may even find new joy in life.

“It’s probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he’s absolutely lethal.” – Charlaine Harris

Many people miss their ex-boyfriends because they know that the guy is absolutely lethal in a fight. There's something about his demeanor that makes people feel safe and protected. However, this may not be indicative of a healthy relationship.

“He will be sorry for the way he treated you, don’t you worry about that. Focus on your growth and watch his eyes gaze in sorrow as he knows, he was the bastard that made you strong.” – Nikki Rowe

There is someone out there who will regret the way they treated you. Don't worry about it. Focus on your growth and watch his eyes gaze in sorrow as he knows that he caused you pain. Take heart, because the love of a good person will outweigh any bad experience in your life. Just keep moving forward and don't forget to enjoy life while you have it.

Ex Quotes + Their Meanings/Explanations

“My heart won’t let you go, and I need you to know, I miss you.” – Miley Cyrus

There are few things in life as comforting as hearing someone say they love you. Unfortunately, this type of closure is often unavailable to those who have to cope with the loss of a loved one.

“Sometimes, I don’t know what haunts me more… the memories of you… or the happy person I used to be.” – Ranata Suzuki

 The speaker talks about how haunting memories of the person they used to be are more difficult to deal with than the happy memories of that person. The speaker feels like they are lost in between the two.

“They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

When someone is missing, they may feel like they are feeling the same way as the person they are missing. However, it's difficult to miss someone as much as that person is missing themselves. Missing someone can cause an emptiness inside of them that can't be filled. When someone is missing, it's important to keep in mind that they are probably doing their best to cope and move on.

“The best revenge you can get on your ex is to move on and let them see you happy with someone that treats you better than they did.” – Sonya Parker

There's no doubt that getting revenge on your ex can feel good in the moment, but often times it's not the best idea. In fact, it can actually backfire and make you feel worse about yourself. Trying to get back at your ex by treating them poorly or ignoring them can only lead to more anxiety and hurt feelings. The best way to overcome the pain of your breakup is to move on and find someone who makes you happier than your ex ever did.

“Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.” – Whitney Otto

Love is a strong emotion that can often lead to happiness. However, some people are able to overcome the negative aspects of love and form friendships with their former partners. These relationships can be beneficial because old lovers never truly love each other, or they still love each other despite the bad experiences. These reasons make it easier for old lovers to become friends.

“Just the way it never rains when you have an umbrella, you’ll never run into people if you look fantastic. But go outside in pajamas, and you’ll run into every ex you have.” – Tim Gunn

You might think that if you look fashionable and smart, you'll never have to worry about running into people you know. But that's not always the case. Just go outside in your pajamas, and suddenly you'll be running into everyone you ever dated. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, if you've been working on your look, you're more likely to feel confident and look your best when you're out in public.

“I miss everything about you… I can’t believe that I still want you. After all the things we’ve been through. I miss everything about you.” – Colbie Caillat

In the aftermath of a break-up, it can be difficult to move on. One of the hardest things to do is to let go of the person you loved, and even harder is to accept that they are gone. For one woman, it was particularly difficult to let go of her ex-boyfriend. In a recent quote, she reflected on how much she misses everything about him, including the fact that he still “wants” her.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

Change is a part of life. It can be exciting or anxiety-provoking, but it's always happening. If we want to make sense of it and manage our emotions, we need to plunge into it and move with it. We need to join the dance.

“It hurts the worst when the person that made you feel so special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.” – Unknown

 The pain that comes with feeling devalued can be unbearable, and it's something that can be difficult to overcome. It can be hard to understand why someone would choose to push you away, and it can be even harder to accept the fact that they might never change their mind. However, there are ways to cope with the pain and get through this difficult time.

“I forgive you. Not for you, but for me. Because like chains shackling me to the past I will no longer pollute my heart with bitterness, fear, distrust or anger. I forgive you because hate is just another way of holding on, and you don’t belong here anymore.” – Beau Taplin

Forgiveness is not easy. It's a process that requires patience, understanding and oftentimes, courage. But it's something that we should all try to do more of in our lives. Forgiving others can help us move on from past hurts and free ourselves from the chains of bitterness, fear, distrust and anger.

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale

Love can be a wonderful thing. It can make us feel happy and loved, and it can be a source of comfort in difficult times. But sometimes love can also be destructive. It can lead to feelings of attachment and obsession, and it can damage our relationships. In some cases, love can even be destructive enough to cause a breakup or a heartbreak.

“You’re gone and you left me. My heart has dissipated. The only thing I can feel is the blood rushing through my veins and the strings that hold my fragile heart together.” – Karen Quan

The love that we once felt has slowly dissipated. We were so in love and now it seems like all we do is fight. Our relationship was once full of passion and life, but now it's just empty. We don't even look at each other anymore; we're just two strangers who live in different parts of the world. The thought of never seeing each other again weighs heavily on my heart and I can't help but feel sadness and loneliness.

“It’s crazy how you can go months or years without talking to someone but they still cross your mind every day.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

Whether it's a person you haven't talked to in a while, or a close friend who you've lost touch with, thoughts of them always seem to pop up. There's something about them that keeps us curious and wanting to reach out, no matter how busy our lives may be.

“Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” – Jocelyn Soriano

When a loved one hurts us, we often seek understanding. We may ask ourselves why they did this or why they said that. We may try to piece together their reasoning and understand what led them to do what they did. But even if we can understand their actions, understanding does not mean that the pain is gone. It simply calls attention to the fact that something happened and allows us to move on. Understanding does not make the hurt go away.

“But I must admit I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.” – Lemony Snicket

 She reflected on how much easier life was when she had close friends to share experiences with, and how much more peaceful she found the world to be when they were around.

“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay” – Sara Evans

The speaker indicates that although their heart may never be the same, they are willing to face the pain and move on. This quote is powerfully conveyed through its simplicity and candidness.

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive. Whether it's a new person in the house or a new job at work, change is always coming. And when it does, it can be tough to adjust. The old ways of doing things might no longer be feasible, and the new person might not understand our current way of life. It can be difficult to let go of the past, and even more difficult to make the leap into the unknown.

“Just because you miss someone doesn’t mean you need them back in your life. Missing is just a part of moving on.” – Unknown

Missing someone is a normal feeling. It's natural to miss someone who you care about, and it's okay to be sad. But it's also ok to move on. You don't need the person back in your life to feel happy. In fact, sometimes it can be better if you don't see that person again. Moving on means that you're taking care of yourself and that you're not letting the person control your life.

“Dating an ex is the equivalent of failing a test you already had the answers to.” – Kendrick Cole

There's a saying that goes something like "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." And while that may be true in some cases, when it comes to relationships, sometimes it's worth giving something a try – even if you know it might not work out. That's why, for certain people, dating an ex can be pretty risky. After all, you already know how the other person is supposed to behave and what their preferences are.

“When someone loves you, there’s nothing they won’t do for you. When they stop loving you, there’s nothing they will.” – Matt Dunn

When someone loves you, they will do anything to make you happy. What they say and do is based on what will make you happy. When someone stops loving you, all of that changes. They may still try to make you happy, but it will be forced and not genuine. This can cause a lot of pain for the person who has been hurt.

“It hurts when one day you wake up and you know you’re missing someone from your past but they are not there for you anymore.” – Norma Marthalia

When you wake up one day and realize that someone you used to love is not there for you anymore, it hurts. It feels like they have deserted you, or that you are now alone in the world. It's hard to understand why they would leave when things were going so well, but sometimes people change and we can't always keep them around.

“How do you know when it's over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” – Gunner Ardelius

Relationships can be beautiful and exciting, but they can also be frustrating and full of conflict. Over time, couples often develop a sense of knowing when it's over - when they no longer feel as in love with each other as they did when the relationship began. While there is no single answer to this question, there are some key indicators that may suggest that things have reached a point where it's time to end the relationship.

“I miss him in so many ways, but right now I miss him in the way you always miss someone when you’re single among a room full of couples.” – Emily Griffin

When Emily Griffin broke up with her last boyfriend, she knew that the single life would be tough. But nothing prepared her for how tough it would be to be surrounded by couples all the time. "It's really hard to miss somebody when you're surrounded by other couples," Griffin says. "You don't have that one person to talk to about your day or to share a memory with." Griffin is not alone in feeling this way.

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” – Mitch Albom

In order to move on from a painful experience, it is important to understand why you felt the way you did and why that feeling is no longer necessary. To do this, it can be helpful to journal or talk about your experiences with a trusted friend or family member. By openly discussing what happened and why it was so painful, you can start to heal.

“I won’t miss you. I will miss who I thought you were.” – Unknown

Many people say that they will not miss someone if they have never met them, but when it comes to family and close friends, this is not always the case. Many people say that they will not miss someone if they have never met them, but when it comes to family and close friends, this is not always the case. Friends are people who have shared special moments in their lives, and for many people, these moments are worth more than anything else.

“There will be times when it seems that it would be best to just call him and see how he’s doing. Don’t deceive yourself, you don’t care about how he’s doing, you’re just craving him, don’t do it. You’ll only hurt yourself.” – Osayi Osar-Emokpae

The desire to hear from a loved one, even if they are not in the best place mentally or physically, is natural. However, it is important to remember that you don't care about how he is doing; you only care about how he makes you feel. If you call him and he does not answer or returns your call with nothing but silence, it's time to stop calling and move on. You don't care about him and you never will.

“Everyone has that one ex that they don’t claim.” – Nitya Prakash

 For some, it might be a one-time thing that happened during their high school days. For others, it might be a more recent relationship that ended badly. Regardless of when or why the relationship ended, there's always a chance that the person doesn't want to deal with the memories or feelings associated with it. This is especially true if the ex is someone that they care about or are still close to.

“I thought I still loved you but then I realized I just love the memories of who you used to be.” – Morgan Hanthom

When we first fall in love with someone, we see them for who they are right now, and don't care about their past mistakes. As time goes on, we get attached to the memories of who they used to be, and start to resent the person they are now.

“Some people don’t realize what they have until it’s gone, but that does not always mean they are supposed to get it back.” – Stephan Labossiere

Some people don't realize what they have until it's gone. For some, this may mean never seeing their childhood home or car again. In other cases, it could be a sentimental item that is no longer in use. Regardless of the reason, when something is taken away from someone, it can leave them feeling devalued and diminished. This can be especially true for those who rely on that thing to make their life easier.

“It is so strange, to encounter an ex. It’s as if you’re in a foreign film, and what you’re saying face-to-face has nothing to do with the subtitles flowing beneath you. We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in our bed, like lichen on a rock. We are two strangers who know every shameful secret, every hidden freckle, every fatal flaw in each other.” – Jodi Picoult

When we see an ex, we are careful not to touch. We are careful not to make eye contact. We are careful not to say anything that might lead to a reunion. But in a sense, we're also strangers in a foreign film.

“Love doesn’t leave you. Not all at once. It creeps back in, making you think it can be another way, that it can still be another way, and you have to remind yourself of the reasons that it probably won’t be.” – Laura Dave

Love doesn't always leave you. It creeps back in, making you think it can be another way, that it can still be another way, and you have to remind yourself of the reasons that it probably won't work this time. But love is a fickle thing, and often enough it comes back around.

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Adrienne Grandi

 He says that if he had a single flower for every time he thinks about her, he could walk forever in his garden. This quote shows how much Holden loves Phoebe and how much he misses her.

“Ever look at your ex and wondered, ‘Was I drunk the entire relationship?’” – Unknown

The fact that we can remember our past relationships with clarity is often a sign that we were not drunk when we were in them.

Other Quotes

Eyes Quotes

Facebook Quotes

Fake Friends Quotes

Falling In Love Quotes For Him And Her