Unrequited Love Quotes

Loving you was easy,
losing you was hard.
Loving you is still easy,
but knowing you are no longer mine,
is the hardest of it all.

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If you could choose between life
and death you would almost rather die,
love is fun but hurts
so much the price you pay is high.
And so I say don’t fall in love,
you will get hurt before your through.
You see my friend,
I ought to know,
I fell in love with you.

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I thought I’d forget you,
but I guess I forgot to.

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You hurt me more than I deserve,
how can you be so cruel?
I love you more than you deserve,
why am I such a fool?

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It’s amazing how you
make your face just like a wall,
how you take your heart and turn it off,
how I turn my head and lose it all.

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Every few nights or
so you pop into my dreams,
I just can’t get rid of you like
you got rid of me.

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If you’re not the one for me,
and I still think you’re perfect,
think of how amazing
it will be to find the one who is.

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The worst thing is holding on to someone
who doesn’t want to be held on to.

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Days continue to pass,
stars continue to shine.
Why do I have tears in my eyes today
when he was NEVER mine?

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There’s only one thing I regret doing,
loving the girl who didn’t love me,
and forgetting the one who did.

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The saddest thing in life is loving someone who used to love you.

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The one who makes me the happiest,
is always the one who is already taken.

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I wish you could look at me and see the person
you once loved instead of the person you have grown to hate.

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Love… Why does it hurt?
Why does it ache?
Maybe because we love too much and too deep that
sometimes we forget to keep a little for ourselves…
sad but true.

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If I could be anyone at this moment,
I’d be her so you’d love me too.

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Should I smile because he’s my friend,
or cry because that’s all he is?

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Love that we can not have
is the one that last the longest,
hurts the deepest and feels the strongest.

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I am everything you want;
I am everything you need;
I am everything inside of you
that you wish you could be.
I say all the right things,
at exactly the right time,
but I mean nothing to you and I don’t know why?

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A mighty pain to love it is,
And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.

Abraham Cowley

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Washington Irving

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Charlie Brown

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Lokes

The saddest thing in the world, is loving someone who used to love you.
Anonymous

You never lose by loving. You always lost by holding back.
Anon

My love is of a birth as rare
As ‘tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by Despair
Upon Impossibility.

Andrew Marvell

Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James Matthew Barrie

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell

Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest:
Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers:
Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest,
And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers!

William S. Gilbert

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Oh lovelorn heart, give o’er—
Cease thy vain dreams of beauty’s warmth—forget
The face thou longest for.

~Meleager

If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you,
it was meant to be. If they don’t, their love was never
yours to begin with.

~Unknown

Without love our life is … a ship without a rudder …
like a body without a soul.

~Sholem Aleichem

Perhaps a great love is never returned. ~Dag Hammerskjold

I know I am but summer to your heart, And not the full four seasons of the year. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always
costs more, and those who fear to love often
find that want of love is an emptiness that robs
the joy from life.

~Merle Shan

Somewhere there must one
Made for this soul, to move it.

~William Johnson Cory

Somewhere there’s someone who dreams of your smile,
And finds in your presence that life is worth while,
So when you are lonely, remember it’s true:
Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you.

~Unknown

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Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest: Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers: Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers! ~William S. Gilbert

Because there is a larger awareness that transcends time and space, an awareness is available after death.

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1. Kahlil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

2. William Butler Yeats

Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…

3. Anonymous

The saddest thing in the world, is loving someone who used to love you.

4. Tennessee Williams

There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.

5. Samuel Butler

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

6. Toni Braxton

How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.

7. Charlie Brown

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

8. Vanessa Williams

You wondered how you’d make it through. I wondered what was wrong with you. Because how could you give your love to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the only thing you’re looking for, is the one thing you can’t see.

9. Herman Hesse

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

10. Anais Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Alan Watts

Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904)

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 19

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone – but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
Bette Davis (1908 – 1989)

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

There’s an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there’s an evolutionary imperative why we don’t give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn’t function.
David Foster, House M.D., TB or Not TB, 2005

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person, 1974

There’s a lot to be said for self-delusionment when it comes to matters of the heart.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967), Not So Deep as a Well (1937), “Comment”

One’s first love is always perfect until one meets one’s second love.
Elizabeth Aston, The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Erica Jong, O Magazine, February 2004

When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
Euripides (484 BC – 406 BC), Medea, 431 B.C.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), “On Reading and Writing”

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn’t all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839

Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, February 16, 2004

Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Ice T, The Ice Opinion

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999)

We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999), O Magazine, February 2004

When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005

But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Northanger Abbey

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Northanger Abbey

I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Mansfield Park

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12 comments on “Unrequited Love Quotes

  1. nice collection of quotes!

  2. These are some brilliant quotes. nice post

  3. nice quotes… I’ve been hit to the spot more than twice…

    **** If I wish for him to love me… And my wish was granted, still I won’t be happy. Coz he I know he loved me because of my wish…

  4. Flying Flobberworm says:

    These quotes were very inspirational. Helped me out of a writer’s block, so thank you :)

  5. * leave it behind. says:

    your unrequited love quotes say exactly what i’m feeling.

  6. Emily Treat says:

    Hey, I found the Charlie Brown quote to be so perfect for what I wanted to say, so I was wondering if you would mind if I re blogged it? Great post :)

  7. Rodney says:

    very inspirational

  8. john ferth says:

    Reading these quotes, this thought came to mind:

    My position is very clear,

    With all my heart I love you Dear…

  9. hitashi says:

    i have suffered from unrequited love since 8 yrs… it is definitely the harshest thing ever god created…. still cant get over… yet hopefull one find day…

  10. Dude says:

    If your chest and heart are aching for her…..
    Grow some bollocks and tell the bastard!
    Jeeze…..it will make you feel better, rejection
    Is closure and relief, never knowing is hell,
    Acceptance is bonerville!!!

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