100 Sad Love Quotes to Give Comfort

Explore our curated selection of moving sad love quotes that capture the complex emotions that come with heartbreak, lost love, and unrequited feelings.

Sad love is a profound emotion that arises from the loss or unrequited nature of a romantic relationship. It can bring intense feelings of sorrow, heartbreak, and longing, and leave people feeling lost and alone.

Despite the pain it can cause, sad love has also inspired some of the most poignant and beautiful expressions of human emotion in art, literature, and music. In this article, we gathered the most inspiring sad love quotes that offering words of comfort from heartbreak.

From classic quotes by famous writers and poets to modern expressions of love and loss, we got covered. Whether seeking solace in the words of others or finding the courage to facing hard times, sad love quotes can help people navigate the complexities of this challenging emotion.

By putting the wisdom to your feelings, you can process them more fully and begin to move forward. See how they can bring a sense of catharsis and start your healing journey. Let’s jump right in.

Heart touching sad love quotes

Let the power of language guide you through the difficult moments of love with our inspiring and heart touching sad love quotes.

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

Heart touching sad love quotes

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

Robyn Schneider quote on sad love - That's all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you...

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

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

Deep sad love quotes

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.

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

Deep sad love quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.
Alysha Speer

All good things come to an end and the pain of some endings isn’t worth the good things.
Emilyann Allen

Sad love quotes for her

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

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

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

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.
Ella Harper

Ella Harper quote on sad love - It's amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.

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

Love is like a flower. It’s upright when it’s in harmony and withered when it’s dead.

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

Sad love quotes for him

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broken heart sad love quotes

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

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

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

Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.
Patti Roberts

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

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
José N. Harris

Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.
Stephen King

We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
Elizabeth Gilbert

You left with my soul in your fists and my heart in your teeth, and I don’t want either of them back.
Colleen Hoover

Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?
Shannon L. Alder

Poetic sad love quotes

Dive into the world of poetry and explore the raw emotions of love and heartbreak with our selection of 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

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

I miss everything about you
Can’t believe that I still want you
And after all the things we’ve been through.
Colbie Caillat

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

When we first met,
I was lonely, and you were pretty.
Now I am pretty lonely.
Lemony Snicket

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

O Gentle Love, ungentle for thy deed
Thou makest my heart
A bloody mark
With piercing shot to bleed.
George Peele

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

Lonely sad love quotes

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

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.

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.
Christina Westover

Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult.
Faraaz Kazi

There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.
Nicole Krauss

I fear being alone more than anything else. So why do I do this? Why do I push away the people I love?
Victoria Aveyard

Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud– falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.
Lone Alaskan Gypsy

Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin.
Brian Ruckley

It’s hard to believe that there’s nobody out there. It’s hard to believe that I’m all alone. At least I have her love, the city she loves me. Lonely as I am, together we cry.
Anthony Kiedis

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

Short sad love quotes

Take solace in the beauty of language with our short sad love quotes, which capture the depth of human emotion in moments of heartbreak and loss.

Hearts live by being wounded.
Oscar Wilde

You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.
Terri Guillemets

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

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

Those who are heartless, once cared too much.
Frank Ocean

Tears are words the heart can’t express.
Gerard Way

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

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

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

Overcoming sad love quotes

‘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

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

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

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 witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes about sad love

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.

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

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

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

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

Final thoughts

Sad love quotes offer a way to express and process the complex emotions that arise from heartbreak and unrequited love. They capture the depth and intensity of our feelings, and provide a source of comfort and validation in times of pain and sorrow.

While the quotes cannot take away the pain of a broken heart, they can provide a way to acknowledge and process your feelings. By offering a space to reflect on uour experiences and emotions, sad love quotes can ultimately help you to find hope and healing in the midst of heartbreak.

Hope that you have enjoy these sad love quotes and that they have resonated with you on a personal level. If these quotes have touched you in some way, share them with others who may also be going through a tough time.

At the end, while sad love can be a difficult and painful experience, it is important to remember that it is not the end of the road. There is still hope for healing and finding new love in the future.

If you are experiencing sad love, don’t give up hope. Take the time to process your feelings, seek support from those around you, and remember that healing takes time. With patience, self–care, and a positive outlook, you can move forward from heartbreak and find happiness once again.

So keep moving forward, stay positive, and know that brighter days are ahead.

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