Sad Love Quotes

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Sad Love Quotes

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

2. “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

3. “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

4. “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

5. “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

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6. “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to getaway. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain.” — Henry Rollins

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

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

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

10. “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

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

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

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

14. “‘You see,’ she concluded miserably, ‘when I can call like that to him across space–I belong to him. He doesn’t love me–he never will–but I belong to him.’” ― L.M. Montgomery

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

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16. “‘I told him I loved him,’ she said, her voice dropping to a whisper. ‘And he just said it wasn’t enough.’ Her eyes were wide and bleak. ‘How am I supposed to live with that?'” — Jojo Moyes

17. “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

18. “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

19. “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

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

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

22. “Hearts live by being wounded.” — Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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26. “Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She’d believed in it once too, back when she was eighteen. But she knew that love was messy, just like life. It took turns that people couldn’t foresee or even understand, leaving a long trail of regret in its wake. And almost always, those regrets led to the kinds of what if questions that could never be answered.” — Nicholas Sparks

27. “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

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

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

30. “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

31. “I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.” — Edith Piaf

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

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

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

35. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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

37. “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

38. “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

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

40. “I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky—but why, why, why can’t it be, oh can’t it be mine?” — Pearl Jam

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

42. “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

43. “The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel

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