By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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Here are 85 sad love quotes for you. I hope you’ll find relief and solace despite your heavy heart. I’ve been truly sad before too but keep in mind that better days are ahead. I promise. You’ll discover quotes by Lao Tzu, Eckhart Tolle, Rumi, and more. Enjoy!
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows. Paulo Coelho
Give more. Give what you didn’t get. Love more. Drop the old story. Garry Shandling
Love is wanting someone to be happy even if it’s not with you. Shane Parrish
The pain of yesterday is the strength of today. Paulo Coelho
How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words. David Foster Wallace
I should have hugged you tighter and longer the last time I saw you. C. JoyBell C.
For you, I was a chapter. For me, you were the book. Tom McNeal
What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. Richard Wilbur
Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do. C.S. Lewis (The Silver Chair, Amazon book)
Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it. Paulo Coelho
Perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad. Rainer Maria Rilke
Only when it is gone do people realize it even existed. Haruki Murakami
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. Mignon McLaughlin (The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, Amazon book)
Those who truly love take the risk of being hurt. They also take the chance of living fully. Maxime Lagacé
All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time. Mitch Albom
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Did you find some comforting quotes so far?
Some thoughts about love…
Giving all you’ve got and losing it is devastating.
I know because it happened to me a long time ago.
In fact, I lost my girlfriend in a car accident back in 2004 and it took me a long time to recover.
It was not a normal heartbreak (I was not losing my girlfriend for someone else) but I still felt a part of me disappearing.
For many months, I felt confused, lost, and profoundly changed.
But I couldn’t get out of that mood even with the tremendous support I had.
Ultimately, with time and patience, and positive self-talk, I overcame what seemed impossible.
Hope you’ll find reach better days too.
The Best Sad Love Quotes
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. G. K. Chesterton
I was jealous; therefore I loved. Jack London
We turned at a dozen paces, for love is a duel, and looked at each other for the last time. Jack Kerouac
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. Fyodor Dostoevsky
A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried. Unknown
I love you more than my own skin. Frida Kahlo
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. Mother Teresa
I don’t want to learn anything from the failure of this love. Susan Sontag
Being in love means being willing to ruin yourself for the other person. Susan Sontag
Do not haunt my soul; I have done well forgetting you. Jack Kerouac (On the Road, Amazon book)
Everything fell apart in me. How are things with you? Jack Kerouac
The hardest thing in life, is finding somebody you can’t live without, and then living without them. David Jones
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. James Baldwin
If you can’t own your past, your past will own you. Ed Latimore (edlatimore.com)
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. Elie Wiesel
You can’t heal if you still hate your past. Maxime Lagacé
I don’t know what went wrong, but we were never able to go back to where we started from. Haruki Murakami
He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking. Leo Tolstoy
Our hearts connect with lots of folks in a lifetime but most of us will go to our graves with no experience of true love. bell hooks
Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others. Marilyn Monroe
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. Marianne Moore
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire
Will you love me in December, as you do in May? Jack Kerouac
Constantly bringing up the past keeps you stuck there. Kanye West
Nothing, nobody matters. And yet the world is full of love. Sarah Manguso
But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. Rumi
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Inspiring Sad Love Quotes
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Here are a few quotes that could help you, encourage you, and give you another perspective on your actual sadness.
Cheer up, beautiful. You’ll be in love again and probably sooner than you’re ready. Atticus
Forget your personal tragedy. Ernest Hemingway
Sometimes it takes a breakdown to experience a breakthrough. Joshua Fields Millburn
This, too, will pass. Eckhart Tolle
It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Alain de Botton
Let the ground crack and rocks crumble around you because that’s how something amazing grows, through the cracks. Mark Manson
Clearly defining your values is as close to a cure for relationship problems as I’ve ever come across. Mark Manson
It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. Alain de Botton
One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on. Alain de Botton
Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. Fred Rogers
It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to. Marcus Aurelius
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The things which hurt, instruct. Benjamin Franklin
I hope you stand in the discomfort of growth instead of retreating to what you know is not good for you. Thema Bryant-Davis
There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance in your life can change. Rhonda Byrne
I’m still sure we’ll run across each other in some strange place years from now. Haruki Murakami
I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back. Paulo Coelho
When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. Paulo Coelho
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Wise Sad Love Quotes
To be able to forget means sanity. Jack London
I gave everything. Now that you’re gone, I’m lost. Maxime Lagacé
Unsubscribe from your drama. Thibaut (@kpaxs)
If you can’t handle time alone, you can’t handle successful relationships. @orangebook_
Avoiding certain people to protect your emotional health is not a weakness, it’s wisdom. Protect your anointing. Kimberly Jones
The same people who are candy to our eyes can be poison to our hearts. Study their ingredients before you feed them to your soul. Kimberly Jones
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. Amelia Barr
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving. Cyril Connolly
Men take more pains to mask than mend. Benjamin Franklin
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. H. L. Mencken
Trying harder with someone who doesn’t love you isn’t going to change that. It’s ok to let them go. Shane Parrish
To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful. Bess Myerson
Life sometimes separates people so that they can realize how much they mean to each other. Paulo Coelho (Source)
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. Jan Glidewell
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime. Bette Davis
An epidemic of loneliness generated by the misguided idea that romantic love is the only solution to loneliness. Alain de Botton
Just because something feels good doesn’t mean it is good. And just because you like someone doesn’t mean they are good for you. We often confuse our feelings for facts, when they’re two entirely different things. What in your life feels good but you know is bad for you? Mark Manson
When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you. Jaggi Vasudev
If you love something, be prepared to lose it. Haruki Murakami
Those who are attached to things will suffer greatly. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)
People enter our lives for a season, a reason, or a lifetime. Matthew Quick
We were a puzzle but you disappeared with your piece. Maxime Lagacé
All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. Jorge Luis Borges
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho
There are over 7.000.000.000 people on this planet. Why are you allowing one of them to ruin your life? Paulo Coelho
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Hope you enjoyed these sad love quotes.
The goal was to make you realize that sadness can sometimes redirect us on a good path. We just need to be patient a little bit.
Now, if you did like the quotes, please share them with a friend today!
Are you sad right now? What’s your favorite sad love quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
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