“You never really know a man until you have divorced him.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor. Here are 36 Inspirational Divorce Quotes.

Divorce Quotes

1. “There’s no pain or failure like going through a divorce.” — Jennifer Lopez

2. “My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce.” ― Joyce Brothers

3. “Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” — Valerie Bertinelli

4. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber

5. “When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to.” — Helen Rowland

6. “The good thing about getting divorced young—if there is a good thing—is that it makes you realize there’s no schedule in life. It blasts you wide open and frees you to be honest with yourself.” — Olivia Wilde

7. “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor

8. “When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.” — Monica Bellucci

9. “It was a long time in the making, my divorce. One day became less special than the [one before], and pretty soon we ceased all conversation. It is a sad day when you have nothing left to say.” — Ricki Lake

Divorce Quotes

10. “I was a high-functioning depressive, seemingly pulled together and buttoned down. But inside deep, I was numb and mute. Now on the other side of divorce, I know that was me fragmented and doing my best to cope. But my body knew.” — Liza Caldwell

11. “I learned that it would take more than just the black and white steps of getting divorced or even finding a lawyer. It would take NOT just facing my fears. It would take walking into my fears — with each step making me bolder and less ashamed, with each step giving me courage.” — Liza Caldwell

12. “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” ― Jennifer Weiner

13. “Don’t have regrets. You can learn something from every experience.” — Ellen Degeneres

14. “I wanted to turn my divorce into a positive. What if I didn’t blame the other person for anything, and held myself 100 percent accountable? What if I checked my own s— at the door and put my children first? And reminded myself about the things about my ex-husband that I love, and fostered the friendship?” — Gwyneth Paltrow

15. “Those who divorce aren't necessarily the most unhappy, just those neatly able to believe their misery is caused by one other person.” — Alain de Botton

16. “Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage.” — Joe Hill

17. “Nothing separates a woman or a family from God's love. Not death, and certainly not divorce.” — Glennon Doyle Melton

18. “Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.” — Ambrose Bierce

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Divorce Quotes

19. “You don't sign up for a divorce when you get married. It's very painful. But it's taught me a great deal about myself.” —  Dwayne Johnson

20. “Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.” — Voltaire

21. “I committed to directing 'Catch Me If You Can' not because of the divorce component, but principally because Frank Abagnale did things that were the most astonishing scams I had ever heard.” — Steven Spielberg

22. “I've never had a divorce, but I've seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can't write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I'm able to kind of express it, or their joy.” — Dolly Parton

23. “Even with my divorce and with everything, I don't need money.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

24. “For some reason, we see divorce as a signal of failure, despite the fact that each of us has a right, and an obligation, to rectify any other mistake we make in life.” — Joyce Brothers

25. “You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.” —Jimmy Carter

26. “I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since physically or mentally.” —Lucille Ball

27. “You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.” — Jimmy Carter

Divorce Quotes

28. “Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet.” — Robin Williams

29. “I'm so wrapped up in my work that it's often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this.”— Jim Carrey

30. “I’d marry again if I found a man who had $15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he’d be dead in a year.” — Bette Davis

31. “Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one.” — Hedy Lamarr

32. “Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.” — Jim Morrison

33. “Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.” — P. J. O'Rourke

34. “I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.” — Susan B. Anthony

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Best Divorce Quotes

“There is far too much of divorce, wherein hearts are broken, and sometimes lives are destroyed. ” — Gordon B. Hinckley
“During the divorce process, I lived alone and tended to get extremely down on myself.” —  Buzz Aldrin
“The seeds of divorce are often sown and the problems of children begin when Mother works outside the home.” —  Ezra Taft Benson

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