Abandonment Quotes and Sayings

Friends will abandon you in times of disgrace, but enemies will follow you to your death.

They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.

If you leave someone at least tell them why, because what’s more painful than being abandoned; is knowing you’re not worth an explanation.

Value those friends who gave you good memories. Don’t ever change them for any material things in this world. Time has always taught us a lesson. Once you have disappointed them, you will hardly find a way to call an old friend when the time comes that will you need them.

I may fear abandonment, but don’t second guess my ability to cut ties with people in a split second.

Not belonging is a terrible feeling. It feels awkward and it hurts, as if you were wearing someone else’s shoes.
– Phoebe Stone

When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.
– Alexandra Katehakis


Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment.

I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realized that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame.
– Mickey Rourke

Recently abandoned women can be complicated.
– Elizabeth Kostova

Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.
– Pablo Neruda

And what if-what are you if the people who are supposed to love you can leave you like you’re nothing
– Elizabeth Scott

The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very loveable.

You can’t put abandonment and alienation under arrest.
– Carrie P. Meek

We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there’s no altering that.
– Leo Tolstoy


The sun loved me again when it saw that the stars would not abandon me.
– Jenim Dibie

A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers -the experience of knowing we always belong.
– Bell Hooks

The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.
– Brian A. McBride

My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy.
– Ethlie Ann Vare

I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.

When all of those that you know loves you no more, cares for you no more, and wants you no more, remember that you shall always be welcomed by death.

Submitted by: DementedChicken on July 27, 2018

…I will exile my thoughts if they think of you again, and I will rip my lips out if they say your name once more. Now if you do exist, I will tell you my final word in life or in death, I tell you goodbye.
– Knut Hamsun

Those who choose to walk on love’s path are well served if they have a guide. That guide can enable us to overcome fear if we trust that they will not lead us astray or abandon us along the way.
– Bell Hooks

Any work is always improvable, you cannot really finish the work, you can only abandon it out of tiredness or incompetence.
– Amit Kalantri

The world was more fun if you could enjoy it with complete abandonment, untouched by the misery of others.
– Darren Shan


If we hold a space for our partners to express themselves without the fear of abandonment, we’ve taken a HUGE step towards cultivating Love in our relationships.

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