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100+ Sad Love Quotes

It’s always hard to move on from heartbreak or a one-sided relationship that ends up being a sad love tale, but it’s time to move on. Maybe spend a few minutes reading these quotations about to the things that you are thankful to help you remember all the positive things in your life.

100+ Quotes About Sad Love

Read our collection of sad love quotes if you’re experiencing heartbreak so that you are better able to relate to the difficult yet bittersweet nature of love’s obstacles.

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1. “Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore

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2. “I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” — Sam Worthington

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

4. “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

5. “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

6. “I used to think you were the best thing that happened, but now I think you might maybe be the worst thing.” — Silver Linings Playbook

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

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

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9. “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.”— Lykke Li

10. “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale

11. “He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side.” — Emily Giffin

12. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”― Tabitha Suzuma

13. “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

14. “I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts

15. “When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment.” ― Bell hooks

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16. “There is nothing more painful in this world than to be in love with something that never can be.” ― Laura Chouette

17. “No matter how hard your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” — Faraaz Kazi

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

19. “Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” — Sylvia Plath

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

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

22. “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

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23. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

24. “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

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

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

27. “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” ― Dominic Riccitello

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

29. “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” — Sara Teasdale

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30. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

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31. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” – George Eliot

32. “Sometimes temporary feels like a blessing in a world where love only lasts a second.” ― Laura Chouette

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

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

35. The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

36. “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

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37. “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler

38. “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

39. “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” ― Albert Schweitzer

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

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41. “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

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

43. “Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.”

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

45. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

46. “I got my heart’s desire, and there my troubles began.” ― Lev Grossman

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

48. “Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.” – Mario Teguh

49. “Nothing in this world was more difficult than love.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

50. “A divorce is like an amputation: You survive it, but there’s less of you.” — Margaret Atwood

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51. “Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…” – William Butler Yeats

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52. “Women explore for eternity in the vast garden of sacrifice.” — Before Midnight

53. “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

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

55. “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

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

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57. “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

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

59. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

60. “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

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61. “If you have to force it, it’s not for you. Love should come with ease, freedom and space to expand.” — Alex Elle

62. “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” ― Christina Westover

63. “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

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

65. “I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman

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66. “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” – Susan Polis Schutz

67. “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

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68. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

69. “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

70. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”

71. “Memories are wonderful things, if you don’t have to deal with the past.” — Before Sunset

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

73. “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

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

75. “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

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

77. “No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn’t going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.” ― Haruki Murakami

78. “Real relationships are the product of time spent, which is why so many of us have so few of them.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

80. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn

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

82. “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.” ― Marian Keyes

83. “I know happy couples…but I think they lie to each other.” — Before Sunrise

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85. “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

86. “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey

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

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

89. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. – Stephen Chbosky

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90. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

91. “I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” — H.C. Paye

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92. “Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” — Martha Beck

93. “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

94. “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

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

96. “When what you hear and what you see don’t match, trust your eyes.” ― Dale Renton

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

98. “What if you find your soul mate… at the wrong time?” — Lauren Kate

99. “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

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

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101. “The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.” — William Faulkner

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

103. “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” ― Shannon A. Thompson

104. Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’. – Faraaz Kazi

Gauri Singh Thakur
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Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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