100 Painful and Sad Love Quotes

Some of these painful and sad love quotes that we’ve listed below will resonate with anyone who just lost an important relationship in their life. These list quotes encourage us to make you feel better, because they give you a release.

Feelings of sadness and disappointment in romantic relationships are always experienced by every human being. Although uncomfortable, these difficult conditions still have to be passed.

One way to get past this condition is to be honest with yourself that you are experiencing feelings of sadness, disappointment, and heartbreak. That way, you can begin to accept the situation and learn to be sincere with the conditions that are being lived.

Why read sad quotes about love? In addition, these sad love quotes can provide comfort and remind us that we are not alone. This is help us to continue living and grow into a better person. Here there are our latest collection.

Related: broken heart quotes, one sided love quotes

Sad quotes about love and pain

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

Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived. — Anmol Rawat

Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves. — Ava Dellaira

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Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the.. BURN! — Syed Arshad

I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me. — Mohsen El-guindy

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. — Tony Braxton

That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going. — Robyn Schneider

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream; whatever that dream might be. — Pearl S. Buck

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Maybe we tried to leave as much memories of ourselves with each other because we knew one day we wouldn’t be together anymore. — Makoto Shinkai

Every intimacy carries secreted somewhere below its initial lovely surfaces, the ever-coiled makings of complete catastrophe. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Painful quotes on love

Tell me, do you feel the way my past aches? When you lay on me, can you hear the way my heart breaks? I wanted you to have everything I never had. I’m so sorry if what I’ve done makes you feel sad. — Adele

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. — James Baldwin

Though you don’t call anymore, I sit and wait in vain. — Aretha Franklin

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Nothing hurts more than realizing they meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to them. — Maya Angelou

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. — Louis de Bernieres

It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. — William Makepeace Thackeray

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. — Louis de Bernieres

The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow. — Sonya Watson

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Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for. — Mandy Hale

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair. — William Blake

Sad love quotes for her

She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone. — Katherine Paterson

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

But hers was a strange heart, sad in its very nature, and she could never weep and ease it as other women do, for her tears never brought her comfort. — Pearl S. Buck

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I was haunted by a painful desire for her, like the thirst of a voyageur in the desert. My feelings burst. Regret panged within me. — Anoir Ou-Chad

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. — Anais Nin

There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you. — Steve Maraboli

There will never be another like the other. A mother remains like no other… the same with friends and foes. Nothing replaces the other. — David Gatata

Sometimes we hurt the ones we love, but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better. — Shannon A. Thompson

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Sometimes, giving all of your love isn’t much so save a good soul, it demands soul for a soul as fair payment. — Gurusharan Singh

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

Painful love quotes for him

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

You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them … but still move on without them. — Mandy Hale

How do you know when it’s over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you. — Gunnar Ardelius

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. — Jane Austen

But love is not a joke, it also means sharing someone else’s pain. — Banana Yoshimoto

We were inseparable once. And today I hate even thinking about you. — Garima Soni

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us. — Brian Jacques

I think the worst part about a breakup sometimes, if one could choose a worst part, would possibly be if you get out of a relationship, and you don’t recognize yourself because you changed a lot about you. — Taylor Swift

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be. — Pearl Buck

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. — Oprah Winfrey

Love hurts quotes

Every heart needs a cutting part sharper than a blade to stab agony. — Munia Khan

The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious. — Betsy Kenton

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

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. — Humphrey Bogart

Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain. — Diana Peterfreund

You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me. — Shayne Ward

One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go. — Aubrey Drake Graham

Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy. — Virginia Woolf

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. — Margaret Mitchell

Love bleeds you dry until the red organ ceases to beat. — Sonya Watson

Poetry sad love quotes

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color. — W.S. Merwin

Well, now
If little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you
Little by little
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you — Pablo Neruda

I’ll love you even when I can’t
I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t — Colleen Hoover

I must have been a poet,
that might justify
the high sensibility drifted apart.
But then, I ask myself;
‘What is a poet without his voice of happiness?’
‘What is a poet when his sensibility is found in nothing
but fatal solitude and deep melancholy?’
My beliefs pour into unfounded questions
of my soul’s floated songs. ― Claudia Pavel

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

A flower knows, when its butterfly will return,
and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;
but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
when I don’t know, if you will ever come back. — Sanober Khan

I write you a letter that begins
With I love you and ends with I love you
And somewhere in the middle is one goodbye
For every hurt — Patricia Smith

I am taking this in, slowly,
Taking it into my body.
This grief. How slow
The body is to realize
You are never coming back. — Donna Masini Slowly

I’m afraid of waking up
to a world where you see
and I am not what you saw — Ali Nuri

Painful love quotes and sayings about false dream

The dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream. — Nora Ephron

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, ‘What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?’ — Shannon L. Alder

My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive; I’ll find love again. — Paulo Coelho

I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and it’s part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner. — Heidi Klum

Maybe true love isn’t out there for me, but I can sublimate my loneliness with the notion that true love is out there for someone. — Roxane Gay

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else. — Cheryl Strayed

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. — Julia Roberts

There are so many things that demand to be said. Where did you go? Do you ever think about me? You’ve ruined me. Are you okay? But of course, I can’t say any of that. — Gayle Forman

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. — Albert Schweitzer

Short hurt love words to reminiscence

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

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. — Mother Teresa

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

I know my heart will never be the same, but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay. — Sara Evans

You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.— Warsan Shire

I’m so scared of dying without ever being really seen. Can you understand? — David Foster Wallace

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. — Anaïs Nin

After that breakup, I just wanna be a ghost, completely anonymous. — Before Sunrise

The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you. — Nicholas Sparks

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

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

You kept me like a secret, but I kept you like an oath. — Taylor Swift

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. — Ray Stannard Baker

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime. — Bette Davis

It is so difficult in the world for people to find love, true love. — LaToya Jackson

Sadness loves quotes about grief

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. — Oscar Wilde

Oh, I hope you’re happy, but not like how you were with me. I’m selfish, I know, I can’t let you go. So find someone great, but don’t find no one better. I hope you’re happy, but don’t be happier. — Olivia Rodrigo

I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed. — Bob Marley

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. — Deepak Chopra

Even being alone–it’s better than being with a lover and feeling lonely. — Before Sunset

Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those. — Sylvia Plath

Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up. — Marian Keyes

If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it. — Emma Thompson

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Emotional painful relationship quotes

The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share. — Charlaine Harris

With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love. — Casablanca

The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all. — Nishan Panwar

Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before. — Cassandra Clare

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

You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens. – Kirsten Dunst

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. — Anais Nin

And I know it’s long gone and there was nothing else I could do, and I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to. — Taylor Swift

They say that true love hurts, well this could almost kill me young love murder, that is what this must be I would give it all to not be sleeping alone. — Kesha

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. — Toni Braxton

Final thought about sad love quotes

Reading and writing sad love quotes not to make you feel deeper and longer sadness. But, it can also be an inspiration for yourself and take lessons to keep moving forward.

Hopefully, these pain and sad love quotes have helped lift your spirits and given you ideas on how to cope with sadness. So, wipe away your tears, take some minutes to remind yourself of all the good things you have in your life, and get ready to fall in love again!

Did you enjoy these collection of sad love quotes? What is your favorite one? Would you like to add another one here? Write your feeling in the comments section!

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