1.The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
"Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."
Why this breaks your heart: When you’re in that first yearning stage — standing on the outer edges of love and peering into it — you think that surely you can withstand any heartbreak that may result from lending your heart to someone else. You beautiful fool.
2.Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them. Is there? And it's so hard to keep from loving things, isn't it?
Why this breaks your heart: You know too well that all beginnings have their endings, even if they're way off somewhere far. It’stempting to try and protect your heart to keep it from ever breaking. But! A heart that's never used is also broken.
3.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it. You are in luck not to have a heart.
Why this breaks your heart: Because to live is to be hurt, although that shouldn't ever stop you from doing all that awful, wonderful,bittersweet living.
4.The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen
Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater.
Why this breaks your heart: Sometimes you put yourself out there and, well. And nothing.
5.Sin City, Vol. 3, Frank Miller
The fire, baby. It'll burn us both. There's no place in this world for our kind of fire. My warrior woman. My valkyrie. You'll always be mine. Always. And never.
Why this breaks your heart: Sometimes you put yourself out there, placing your heart in someone else's hands, and the obstacles are two great for both of you to overcome intact. The love is there. But sometimes that‘s not enough.
6.My Mortal Enemy, Willa Cather
People can be lovers and enemies at the same time, you know.
Why this breaks your heart: You are all too aware that you can adore someone with your whole stupid heart, and yet hate them with your whole entire mind. Someone can be right AND wrong for you.