100 Love Hurts Quotes to Help With Heartbreak

Explore our collection love hurts quotes that speak of sometimes love just doesn’t work out, and that can leave us feeling heartbroken and lost.

Love hurts. It’s a simple but powerful statement that has been proven time and time again. Whether it’s the pain of one sided love or the agony of a broken heart, love can be a very difficult thing to experience. And yet, it’s something that we’re often drawn to and desperate to feel.

Why is love so painful? It might seem like it should be the most wonderful thing in the world, but in reality, it can be incredibly destructive. Love can make us feel vulnerable and exposed, leading to feelings of insecurity and fear. It can also cause us to suffer from mood swings and bouts of depression.

Even the most beautiful moments can be ruined by hurt feelings. But that doesn’t mean that we have to let love ruin our lives. There are many love hurting quotes that can help us to embrace the feeling and help us get through these tough times. Here are our love hurts quotes to get you started:

Painful deep love hurts quotes

Love can be a beautiful and tender thing, but it can also be incredibly painful. Sometimes the pain is deep and unbearable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth feeling. Here are some deep love hurts quotes that express the heartache and pain of deep relationships that are struggling:

So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.
E.A. Bucchianeri

The pain of one–sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me.
Sierra Simone

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
Neil Gaiman

My biggest fear is love and getting hurt in love but still believing.
Marina and the Diamonds

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

Love hurts quotes to restore your faith in love
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Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
Rosa Parks

The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.
Johnny Depp

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Ernest Hemingway

Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.
Carol Rifka Brunt

Love hurts quotes

Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living f*cking worthwhile.
Mia Asher

When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.
David Grayson

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Oscar Wilde

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

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You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.
Johnny Depp

Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
Vipin Sharma

If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.
C. S. Lewis

Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.
Mattie Stepanek

It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin.
Susan Sontag

Deep love hurts quotes

Sometimes all we want is to be loved and feel happy, but love hurts sometimes. Check out some love hurts quotes that will remind you that it’s not always sunshine and rainbows:

Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.
Cecily von Ziegesar

We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us
Kendrick Lamar

To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control.
Alexandra Adornetto

Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.
Faraaz Kazi

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
Oscar Wilde

If we must part forever,
Give me but one kind word to think upon,
And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking.
Thomas Otway

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you.
John Green

When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.
Shannon L. Alder

Sad love hurts quotes

I wore your promise on my finger for one year …
I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die …
Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.
Coco J. Ginger

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Khalil Gibran

Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
Christina Rossetti

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Bob Marley

Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.
Nicholas Sparks

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Love doesn’t hurt you. A person that doesn’t know how to love hurts you. Don’t get it twisted.
Tony Gaskins

Oh, innocent victims of Cupid, remember this terse little verse: To let a fool kiss you is stupid. To let a kiss fool you is worse.
Yip Harburg

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt
William Watson Purkey

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

Must I go bound while you go free …
Must I love a manwho doesn’t love me …
Must I be born with so little art …
As to love a man who’ll break my heart.
Cassandra Clare

Heart touching love hurts quotes

Falling out love is an emotional journey, and it’s inevitable that some moments of sadness will be encountered along the way. Here are ten sad love hurts quotes to illustrate what we’re talking about:

I truly believe that while love can hurt, love can also heal.
Nicholas Sparks

Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.
Bob Marley

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.
Carroll Bryant

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
Paulo Coelho

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The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

When you have a good heart: You help too much. You trust too much. You give too much. You love too much. And it always seems you hurt the most.

But love brings much happiness – much more so than pining brings pain.
Albert Einstein

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.
Aman Jassal

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else.

Relationship love hurts quotes

Saying goodbye to someone you love hurts more than anything else in the world. It feels like the end of the world and it can leave you feeling desolate and hopeless. These are some love hurts quotes that capture just how sad it can be when things go wrong:

You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.
Ayushee Ghoshal

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
Maya Angelou

You feel your strength in the experience of pain.
Jim Morrison

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.
Oprah Winfrey

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
C. S. Lewis

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

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

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.
Johnny Depp

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Maureen Duffy

Deeply in love with you, I feel the keen pain of your absence.
Laura Ramirez

Love hurt quotes

Check out these love hurts quotes that will remind you that sometimes love just doesn’t feel good at all:

You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Mignon McLaughlin

I thought when love for you died, I should die. It’s dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.
Rupert Brooke

But I do, and the barbed wire tightens once more, until my heart is strangled and broken.
A.G. Howard

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie

Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II

Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.
Will Smith

Don’t hurt my feelings anymore. I left you my roses and you gave me your thorns.
Godwin Delali Adadzie

Dance like it hurts. Love like you need money. Work when people are watching.
Scott Adams

Those who really love you don’t mean to hurt you and if they do, you can’t see it in their eyes but it hurts them too.
Holly Black

Love hurting quotes

Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.
Stephen R. Covey

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
Leonardo da Vinci

The chemistry of mind is different from the chemistry of love. The mind is careful, suspicious, he advances little by little. He advises Be careful, protect yourself Whereas love says Let yourself, go! The mind is strong, never falls down, while love hurts itself, falls into ruins. But isn’t it in ruins that we mostly find the treasures? A broken heart hides so many treasures.
Shams Tabrizi

I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.
Shannon A. Thompson

It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having.
Katie Ashley

To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
Mary Oliver

Tears are words the heart can’t express
Gerard Way

What will survive of us is love.
Philip Larkin

But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
J.R.R. Tolkien

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno

Love hurts quotes for him

My heart is broke, but I have some glue, help me inhale and mend it with you.
Kurt Cobain

Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.
Toni Morrison

Parting is such sweet sorrow
William Shakespeare

When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.
T. D. Jakes

Don’t be bitter. Everybody suffers. If you can accept your suffering then you will understand other people better. Be grateful for pain. Love life.
Stephen Colbert

You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned through pain
Boonaa Mohammed

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
Diane Arbus

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.
Nicholas Sparks

Love hurts quotes for her

Those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. LOVE is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.
Henri Nouwen

Why love, if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore: only the life I have lived… The pain now is part of the happiness then.
Anthony Hopkins

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
Jennifer Aniston

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds, and mars.
Roy Orbison

To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.
Bess Myerson

“You did love me,” I whispered. “Just not the same way I loved you.”
Jess Rothenberg

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?
Faraaz Kazi

It is unbearably painful for the soul to love silently.
Anna Akhmatova

I did the searching and remembering, she did the disappearing and the forgetting.
Ann Brashares

Final thought

Our collection of love hurts quotes were a great way to learn about the different ways relationships can go wrong. If you have experienced any hurtful moments in your own relationships, these quotes can provide some insight and comfort.

Rather than dwell on the negative, try to focus on the positive things that have happened in your relationship in the past. With a little patience and understanding on both sides, love can always overcome any obstacle.

And if you’re feeling down about your love life, take a look at our collection and feel better prepared for the next heartache.

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