32+ Unrequited Love Quotes & Sayings

best unrequited love quotes & sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, and funny unrequited love quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more quotes by topic on MindBootstrap.

Unrequited love quotes for him


Of all the people my heart could have chosen, it decided on a boy who didn’t have enough room in his own heart to love someone like me.


What’s it to me
if you love me or
miss me or need me
when you are doing
nothing to be with me
if you can’t allow me to be
the love of your life I will be
the loss of your life instead
~Rupi Kaur


I’m just a girl in love with a boy…who doesn’t notice her…


Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, “A nice quiet place”


For me, what hurts the most is unrequited love. The feeling of finding out you mean nothing to the person who means everything to you.


I wanted him in the bluntest way. I wanted his lips, his hands, his arms. I wanted him the way the ocean wants the shore, constantly reaching and running back. I wanted him the way rain wants to fall, the way the sun wants to shine, the way words want to be read. I wanted him to infinity, to the millionth degree, no amount of rain could douse the fire I had in me for him.


Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to him.


Loving someone you can’t be with…it’s a terrible, terrible burden. ~Mary Margaret, Once Upon a Time


Because nothing hurts more than knowing if the world were ending in five minutes, I would call you to tell you I love you, but the line would be busy because you’d be on the phone with someone else.


She looked at him.
And saw he was already looking at her.
She smiled and he returned his signature grin that she just adored.
But she didn’t know that while she felt butterflies in her stomach and her heart skip beat, he felt nothing at all…


The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else, because your heart still belongs to the one that broke it.


Wanting him is hard to forget, loving him is hard to regret, losing him is hard to accept, even with all the hurt I’ve felt, letting go is the most painful yet.


Unrequited love is not an affront to man but raises him. ~Alexander Pushkin


She takes a deep breath and slowly lets it out. “I have to admit something. I’m in love with him and it breaks my heart.”


I knew he didn’t love me, but I adored him anyway.


He will never know what he lost because let’s be honest; he never knew what he had.


It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love. ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez


The sun’s gone dim, and the moon’s turned black; for I loved him, and he didn’t love back.


I had never wanted to be one of those girls in love with boys who would not have me. Unrequited love plain desperate aboveboard boy-chasing turned you into a salesperson, and what you were selling was something he didn’t want, couldn’t use, would never miss. Unrequited love was deciding to be useless, and I could never abide uselessness. Neither could James. He understood. In such situations, you do one of two things – you either walk away and deny yourself, or you do sneaky things to get what you need. You attend weddings, you go for walks. You say, yes. Yes, you’re my best friend, too. ~Elizabeth McCracken


Unrequited love quotes from literature


I wish I knew how to quit you. ~Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain


The love that last the longest is the love that is never returned.


Love unrequited is violent. He loves you so much that he’s turned it into hate. ~Lauren DeStefano


Unrequited love quotes from movies


You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die. ~Will, Shakespeare in Love


So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows…but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them. ~Hitch (2005)


Unrequited love quotes from novels


Unrequited love is so boring. Weeping under a blue-black sky is for suckers or maniacs. ~Alice Woffman


I’m sorry I gave you everything I had without making sure you wanted it.


Living with someone you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one that you love doesn’t love you. ~Tennessee Williams


The knowledge that she would never be loved in return acted upon her ideas as a tide acts upon cliffs. ~Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey


Thus much and more; and yet thou lov’st me not,
And never wilt! Love dwells not in our will.
Nor can I blame thee, though it be my lot
To strongly, wrongly, vainly love thee still.

~Lord Byron, final verse of “Love and Death”


With women who do not love us, as with the “dear departed,” the knowledge that there is no hope left does not prevent us from continuing to wait. ~Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower


She had the look in her eye when you kick and kick at the door and it doesn’t open, when you write a boy letters and letters and he never loves you, not ’til the day he dies. Not even then. ~ Daniel Handler, The Basic Eight


Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do. ~ Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts


The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love. ~ Joyce Carol Oates, “Death Mother”



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