Quotes with broke
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
I'm an analog guy. I knew when they introduced them that it wasn't gonna be what they said, it wasn't gonna be a convenience, it wasn't gonna make life easier, it was just gonna make another category of people that come to your house to fix shit that's broke.
Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose." This rule doesn't require an explanation. I have noticed that writers who use "suddenly" tend to exercise less control in the application of exclamation points.
From Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, as appeared in The New York Times (July 16, 2001)