A metaphor for intense emotional/physical stress or pain one feels at experiencing great and deep longing.
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Broken heart (also known as a heartbreak or heartache) is a metaphor for the intense emotional—and sometimes physical—stress or pain one feels at experiencing great and deep longing.
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- Who needs a heart, when a heart can be broken?
- Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, What's Love Got to Do with It, from the album Private Dancer (1984).
- Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. [...] Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the Sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
- Chief Joseph, speech in surrendering to General Nelson Appleton Miles after long evading a pursuit nearly to the border of Canada (5 October 1877).
- Doch ein gekränktes Herz erholt sich schwer.
- A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Torquato Tasso, IV. 4. 24.
- May Inana pour oil on my heart that aches.
- Never morning wore
To evening, but some heart did break.
- Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), Part VI. Same idea in Lucretius, II. 579.
- I'll break your heart
to keep you far from where
all danger starts
- Warpaint, Elephants, Exquisite Corpse (2008)
- Encyclopedic article on Broken heart on Wikipedia
- Media related to Broken hearts on Wikimedia Commons
- The dictionary definition of broken heart on Wiktionary