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100 Heartfelt Sad Love Quotes and Sayings to Reduce Pain

Read our emotional sad love quotes and sayings to let go of what has happened and face yourself and your life more courageously.

It is pretty challenging to come out of an episode of breakups and unrequited love experiences.

But your life is more precious in constantly dwindling with the past and its scars.

Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius has a powerful solution to end all hurt and pain caused by our exes.

He says, ‘ reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.’

Our minds keep repeating their mental distress in loops by overthinking and over worrying without coming to any proper closure.

Believe it or not, our minds love remaining disturbed and keep reiterating their misfortunes and how it has been deeply wronged.

Instead of sulking over what has happened, take courage, let go of the past, and put the remaining life to good use.

Life is slipping every moment, and we cannot erase the past but build beautiful tomorrow by deciding to live the present life properly.

That’s the only way forward to reduce the heartache and sadness within. Never take a single moment for granted.

Find meaning and purpose in life, get busy and give very little mental space to the past to haunt you.

We hope you find our sad love quotes collection soulful and heartwarming.

Best Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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Ask me why I keep on loving you when it’s clear that you don’t feel the same way for me. The problem is that as much as I can’t force you to love me, I can’t force myself to stop loving you.
– Unknown

I will wait for you till the day I can forget you or till the day you realize you cannot forget me.
– Herryicm

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

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

Where there is love there is pain.
– Spanish Proverb

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

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.
– English Proverb

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

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
– Christopher Morley

Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow.
– James Matthew Barrie

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

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.
– Unknown

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Sometimes your eyes are not the only place the tears fall from.
– Faraaz Kazi

Love is like a puzzle. When you’re in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.
– Unknown

Sad Love Quotes and Sayings for Him and Her

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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

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

I didn’t ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that is the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.
– Unknown

The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.
– Uniek Swain

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
– Unknown

They say that time heals all wounds but all it’s done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.
– Unknown

I wish I had the guts to walk away & forget about what we had, but I can’t because I know you won’t come after me & that’s what hurts the most.
– Unknown

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

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

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

I can’t be there next to you, to love you and hold you. But I am right here loving you from afar.
– Muhammed

To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because it is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it?
– Jeanette Winterson

He broke my heart. You merely broke my life.
– Vladimir Nabokov

Some things can be fixed. Some things are just too broken.
– Susan Vaught

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

Emotional Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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

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 is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
– La Rochefoucauld

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

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
– Merle Shan

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

Remember me with smiles and laughs, for that’s how I’ll remember you. If you can only remember me with sadness and tears, then don’t remember me at all.
– Unknown

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
– Benjamin Disraeli

To love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
– G.K. Chesterton

Perhaps a great love is never returned.
– Dag Hammarskjold

Falling out of love is very enlightening; for a short while you see the world with new eyes.
– Iris Murdoch

How do you know that love is gone? If you said you would be there by seven, you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet—it’s gone.
– Marlene Dietrich

You gave me wings to fly, then took away my sky.
– Leonora Speyer

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible God.
– Jorge Luis Borges

Love without return is like a question without an answer.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

Deep Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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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

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
– Chuck Palahniuk

Everything is temporary if you give it enough time.
– Jewel

I’d never dreamed that I’d love somebody like you, and I’d never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you.
– Chris Isaak

Love of mine, someday you will die. but I’ll be close behind. I’ll follow you into the dark.
– Ben Gibbard

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

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

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

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

When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.
– Unknown

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
– Unknown

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

One day you’ll love me as I love you. One day you’ll think of me as I think of you. One day you’ll cry for me as I cry for you. One day you’ll want me, but I won’t want you.
– Unknown

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
– Nicholas Sparks

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.
– Eileen Mayhew

Painful Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
– Alexander Graham Bell

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.
– Pascal

They say follow your heart, but if your heart is in a million pieces which piece do you follow?
– Unknown

When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize your falling out of love.
– David Grayson

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
– Steve Maraboli

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
– Harry Crews

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
– Oprah Winfrey

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
– John Vance Cheney

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
– Kenji Miyazawa

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in the elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long time no see.
– Phyllis Battelle

If you are going through hell, keep going.
– Winston Churchill

Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.
– Francoise Sagan

When I’m feeling weak and my pain walks down a one-way street, I look above and I know I’ll always be blessed with love.
– Ray Heffernan

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

I’m sad and blue, about nobody but you. I told you that I loved you right from the start, you told me the same and now you try to break my little heart.
– Leon Redbone

Short Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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

It is through the parting of two that eternal love is truly discovered. For their love stays strong and holds till the end.
– R.K. Smith

Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.
– Doug Fetherling

Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can’t.
– Mignon McLaughlin

Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.
– Albert Einstein

They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steps him in gentle radiance.
– Boy George

The farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.
– George Eliot

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night, I miss you like hell.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
– Kahlil Gibran

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure of discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart.
– Francesco Guicciardini

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.
– Vincent Van Gogh

The world was full of love, but not for her. The world lives on hope, and she was hopeless; the world is very beautiful, and she was a stain upon it.
– Nora Vynne

What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
– Leo Buscaglia

The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending—the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending.
– Orson Scott Card

Uplifting Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
– Jack Kerouac

Love is a sickness full of woes.
– Samuel Daniel

He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
– P.G. Wodehouse

How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.
– W. Somerset Maugham

Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! may your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agonized as in that hour left my lips: for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.
– Charlotte Bronte

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

He had a word, too. love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack.
– William Faulkner

I didn’t feel anything but a bone-deep weariness. Like I was suddenly a hundred years old, and I knew at that moment I would have to live a hundred more years, carrying my grief around like a backpack full of stones.
– Jennifer Weiner

The beginning and the decline of love are both marked by the embarrassment the lovers feel to be alone together.
– Jean de La Bruyere

You were as kind as you could be, and even though you’re gone, you still mean the world to me.
– Mark Tremonti

You are my sweetest downfall. I loved you first, I loved you first.
– Regina Spektor

It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word. We are screaming inside, but we can’t be
heard.
– Sarah McLachlan

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I’ve built my life around you. But time makes you bolder even children get older and I’m getting older too.
– Stevie Nicks

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

Hurtful Sad Love Quotes and Sayings

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