85 Sad Love Quotes

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Here are 85 sad love quotes for you. They are the best ones I could find and I hope you’ll find relief and solace despite your heavy heart. I’ve been truly sad before too but with time, better days are ahead. I promise. Enjoy!

sad love quotes trap when appears see only its light shadows paulo coelho wisdom

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

sad love quotes give more what didnt get more drop old story garry shandling wisdom

Give more. Give what you didn’t get. Love more. Drop the old story. Garry Shandling Click to tweet

sad love quotes wanting someone happy even not with you shane parrish wisdom

Love is wanting someone to be happy even if it’s not with you. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

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The pain of yesterday is the strength of today. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

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How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words. David Foster Wallace Click to tweet

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sad love quotes should have hugged you tighter longer last time saw you joybell wisdom

I should have hugged you tighter and longer the last time I saw you. C. JoyBell C. Click to tweet

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For you, I was a chapter. For me, you were the book. Tom McNeal Click to tweet

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What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. Richard Wilbur Click to tweet

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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 Click to tweet (The Silver Chair)

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Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

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Perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad. Rainer Maria Rilke Click to tweet

sad love quotes only when gone people realize even existed haruki murakami wisdom

Only when it is gone do people realize it even existed. Haruki Murakami Click to tweet

sad love quotes arithmetic one plus equals everything two minus nothing mignon mclaughlin wisdom

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. Mignon McLaughlin Click to tweet (The Second Neurotic’s Notebook)

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Those who truly love take the risk of being hurt. They also take the chance of living fully. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time. Mitch Albom Click to tweet

Related quotes and topics: loneliness, hurt, depression, love, positive

 

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

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sad love quotes way anything realize might lost gk chesterton wisdom

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. G. K. Chesterton Click to tweet

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

People who don’t believe in unconditional love have simply never truly loved. @orangebook_

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

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Being in love means being willing to ruin yourself for the other person. Susan Sontag Click to tweet

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Do not haunt my soul; I have done well forgetting you. Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

Everything fell apart in me. How are things with you? Jack Kerouac

I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat! Emily Brontë

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

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. Elie Wiesel

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You can’t heal if you still hate your past. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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

See also: 11 FAQs About Lovesickness: Signs, What to Do, More (healthline.com)

Part 2. Sad Love Quotes That Are…

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.
sad love quotes cheer beautiful again probably sooner ready atticus wisdom

Cheer up, beautiful. You’ll be in love again and probably sooner than you’re ready. Atticus Click to tweet

Forget your personal tragedy. Ernest Hemingway

Sometimes it takes a breakdown to experience a breakthrough. Joshua Fields Millburn

The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces. Robert James Waller

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

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One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on. Alain de Botton Click to tweet

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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

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

See also: 14 Ways To Get Over Heartbreak & Heal A Broken Heart (mindbodygreen.com)

Wise Sad Love Quotes

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sad love quotes able forget means sanity jack london wisdom

To be able to forget means sanity. Jack London Click to tweet

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

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows. Unknown

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The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. Amelia Barr Click to tweet

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

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. Jan Glidewell

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Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime. Bette Davis Click to tweet

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)

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

More words of wisdom

Part 3. Conclusion

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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

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There are over 7.000.000.000 people on this planet. Why are you allowing one of them to ruin your life? Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

Call to action: Read our relationship quotes and How to Heal a Broken Heart When a Relationship Ends (verywellmind.com)

Hope you enjoyed these sad love quotes. The goal was truly to make you realize that after all sadness can sometimes redirect us on the good path. We just need to be patient a little bit. Deal? Now, if you did like the quotes, please share them with a friend today!

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

April 12, 2021

Last Update

July 14, 2021

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2 comments

  1. Buddy, again you covered a very important topic!
    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
    How amazing a quote it is!

    1. Yes, it’s indeed a great one by C.S. Lewis.
      It’s fine to cry, but there must be a stop, right?
      Peace,
      Maxime

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