Sad Love Quotes To Help With Heartbreak

These sad love quotes are sure to resonate with anyone who just lost an important relationship in their life.

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What are the benefits of reading sad love quotes?

Allow these sad quotes to inspire you to see a light at the end of the tunnel and push you past the heartache.

These words might help you:

  • Find a new perspective
  • Remind you that you are not alone in your feelings
  • Remember that your life has meaning
  • Motivate yourself to reach a happier place

Sadness is a natural part of life that’s usually associated with certain experiences of loss or pain.

It has been said that the pain of loss is the price we pay for love.

But despite all the pain associated with it, sadness has some benefits as well.

Experts have also discovered that sadness helps one to think in a more detailed and attentive way.

What are some of the saddest quotes about life and love?

Although it has some benefits, frequently feeling sad can impact your quality of life.

You can avoid this by taking proactive measures such as focusing on improving your well-being, taking actions to be happier, and sharing your feelings with a trusted one.

Many things could make us sad, such as the loss of a loved one, conflict, failure, helplessness, and disappointment.

These loneliness quotes speak to a time of prolonged sadness, the period where we feel we are on our own when it comes to battling life’s challenges.

To help you through the hard times, here is our collection of uplifting, wise, and comforting sad quotes, sad sayings, and sad proverbs, collected from various sources over the years.

If you’re suffering from a broken heart, don’t hesitate to read our compilation of comforting heartbreak quotes that will make you feel better.

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Sad Love Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

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

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2. Tears come from the heart and not from the brain. – Leonardo da Vinci

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

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4. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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13. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

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14. “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal

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

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

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

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

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19. 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

Sad Love Quotes to uplift you

20. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi

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21. “Don’t let the scars on your heart define the way you love.” ― Laura Chouette

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22. “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman

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

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

Sad Love Quotes about being hurt

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

Sad Love Quotes to inspire and teach

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

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27. “There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.” — Jean Anouilh

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28. “Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” — Hermann Hesse

Sad Love Quotes about being happy

29. “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

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

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Sad quotes about love and life

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

32. “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

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

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

35. It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.— Graham Foust

36. “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

37. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving

38. It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins

39. 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

40. “I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” – Plato

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41. “Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color.”― W.S. Merwin

42. “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” ― Anonymous

43. “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

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

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

46. First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great. – Alyssa Milano

47. 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
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48. “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

49. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Safran Foer

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

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Sad quotes to get you through the tough times

51. The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley

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

53. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Khalil Gibran

54. Sadness is also a kind of defence. – Ivo Andric

55. 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

56. “Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.”― Nehali Lalwani

57. “People love each other for many reasons, not all of them good […]. They love each other because it’s easy. Or because they’re used to it. Or because they’ve given up. Or because they’re scared.” ― Nathan Hill

58. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

60. “Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

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Sad love quotes to inspire and teach

61. “Percy let me go, she croaked. You can’t pull me up. Never” ― Rick Riordan

62. “Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?” ― Faraaz Kazi

63. “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

64. “I’ll love you even when I can’t”
“I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t” ― Colleen Hoover

65. “Me wondering why they don’t say nothing about a kiss being salty as a tear.” ― Lindsay Hunter

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

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

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

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

70. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown

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71. “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal

72. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

73. “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

74. “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

75. “Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.” – Cassandra Clare

76. “Among my stillness was a pounding heart.”― Shannon A. Thompson

77. “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

78. “Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.” – Nishan Panwar

79. “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

80. “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

81. “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”– Mark Haddon

82. “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

83. “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

84. “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”– Joshua Wisenbaker

85. “Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived.”― Anmol Rawat

Sad love quotes about heartbreak

86. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham

87. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

88. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra

89. “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal

90. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

91. “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse

92. “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson

93. “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” – Christina Westover

94. “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

95. “The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat

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

97. “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

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

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

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

Sad love quotes for the broken hearted

101. “You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me.” – Shayne Ward
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102. “Sometimes we hurt the ones we love, but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better.”― Shannon A. Thompson

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

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

105. “Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” – Cecily von Ziegesar

106. “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

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

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

109. “Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew

110. “To live in a hallucination of being loved is more painful than rejection.”― Vinaya Panicker

111. “Life goes on… with or without you.” – Faraaz Kazi

112. “To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson

113. “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” – Bill Wilson

114. “Every heart needs a cutting part sharper than a blade to stab agony.”― Munia Khan

115. “The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious.” – Betsy Kenton

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116. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis

117. “To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver

118. “He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides

119. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

120. “I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.” – Humphrey Bogart

121. “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

122. “Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” – Toni Morrison

123. “Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you.” – Lisa Page Brooks

124. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi

125. “When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.” –
T. D. Jakes
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Sad love quotes to express your sad feelings

126. “Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” ― Alysha Speer

127. “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.”― Wendy Wunder

128. “I did the searching and remembering, She did the disappearing and the forgetting.” ― Ann Brashares

129. “She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.”― Katherine Paterson

130. “Love must not suffocate but breathe on its own.”― Soraya Naomi

131. “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

132. “If you love something, let it go…”― Karen Shreck

133. “Love can sometimes be magic..but magic can sometimes ..just be an illusion.” – Javan

134. “Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.”― Luanne Rice

135. “I love you forever. I am sorry I cannot love you now.” ― Nick Harkaway

Sad love quotes for the broken-hearted

136. “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Lamartine

137. “Love hurts, if rejected or betrayed.
If not at all, then love is all around.”― Toba Beta

138. “My love lies bleeding.” – Thomas Campbell

139. “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton

140. “Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” – John Dryden

141. “Love bleeds you dry until the red organ ceases to beat.” ― Sonya Watson

142. “All my memories still smell of you!”― Avijeet Das

143. “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

144. “But love is not a joke, it also means sharing someone else’s pain.”― Banana Yoshimoto

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

Sad love quotes about feeling hurt

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

147. “Regret not that you suffer in love, regret if you don’t.” ― Abhijit Naskar

148. “We were inseparable once. And today I hate even thinking about you.”― Garima Soni

149. “Only the one you will love will have the ability to hurt you.” ― Purvi Mehta

150. “I don’t mind the pain you give me. As long as you promise to heal me with your love.” ― Garima Soni

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

152. “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 Buck

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

154. “Every time we fall in love we fall more apart.” ― Laura Chouette

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

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156. “Let them go if they always have an excuse to stay away from you.”― Garima Soni

157. “Loving someone and being with them are two different things. Just cherish the magical times that both interlink.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

158. “Love is stupid. All we do is break one another’s heart.” ― Holly Black

159. “Moving on is tough, specially when you gave too much love.”― Heather Mae Buban

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

161. “He was my sweetest fantasy and my bitter reality.” ― Luffina Lourduraj

162. “We are fools to believe to believe that we have LOVED when it is just a sugar-coated word for NEED,”― Mystqx Skye

163. “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

164. “You know you love someone when you can’t hate them for breaking your heart.” – Unknown

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

Sad love quotes to express how you really feel

166. “I’m technically single but my heart is taken by someone I can’t call my own.” – Unknown

167. “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.” – Unknown

168. “I wish I could just ask you what you think of me.” – Unknown

169. “I wish I could hurt you the way you hurt me. But I know that if I had the chance, I wouldn’t do it.” – Unknown

170. “It’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.” – Unknown

171. “A heart doesn’t have to stop beating to be dead.” – Unknown

172. “How do you tell someone that the reason you’re sad is that you love them?” – Unknown

173. “I miss the time when you just wanted to spend every second of your life with me.” – Unknown

174. “My mistake was making you a priority when I was your second choice.” – Unknown

175. “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Unknown

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Sad love quotes for the broken-hearted

176. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S Lewis

177. “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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

179. “Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” — Baylor Barbee

180. “I’m sorry I was not good enough. But I tried to be.” – Unknown

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181. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” — Lord Byron

182. “That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart’s broken. It’s like all the butterflies just died.” – Unknown

183. “The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.” — Margaret George

184. “You stopped saying good morning, you stopped saying goodnight, that’s when I knew I had lost you.” – Unknown

185. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” — Cassandra Clar

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186. “Moving on is simple; it’s what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.” – Unknown

187. “A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.” — Shakti Gawain

188. “When I first met you. I didn’t know you were going to be this important to me.” – Unknown

189. “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” — Miss Piggy

190. “A person that truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is.” – Unknown

191. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe

192. “I can’t even look at you anymore, all I see is this stranger that once meant everything to me.” – Unknown

193. “It’s hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.” — Eric Kripke

194. “I only miss you when I’m breathing.” – Unknown

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

196. “A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone’s face.” – Unknown

197. “Just because I let you go doesn’t mean I wanted to.” – Unknown

198. “Someone can walk into your life and it is not until after they walk out that you realize that they were even there.” – Unknown

199. “Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that things will not go back to the way they used to be.” – Unknown

200. “Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Unknown

Sad love quotes to relate to

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

202. “How do you know when it’s over?” “Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” – Gunnar Ardelius

203. “The hardest thing is not talking to someone you used to talk to every day.” – Unknown

204. “The hardest thing I’ll ever do is walk away still loving you.” – Tracy Lawrence

205. “You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on.” – Steve Harvey

206. “What appears to be the end, is actually a new beginning.” – Unknown

207.”Life goes on after a breakup.” – Andi Dorfman

208. “I don’t think breakups are ever easy for anybody. If they are, they aren’t much of a breakup.” – Chris Young

209. “It is very easy to say “Hi” but it is very hard to say goodbye.” – Unknown

210. “I learned that people leave. Even if they have promised a thousand times that they won’t.” – Unknown

Sad love quotes that touch the heart

211. “I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.” – Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

212. “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, November 9

213. “I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.” – Terri Guillemets

214. “What a painful thing to taste forever in the eyes of someone who doesn’t see the same.” – Perry Poetry

215. “Love that remains longest in your heart is the one that is not returned.” – Unknown

216. “Lonely’s a different kind of pain, it doesn’t hurt as bad as heartbreak. I preferred it and embraced it ‘cause I reckoned it was one or the other.” – Kristen Ashley, For You

217. “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” – Rob Liano

218. “Come back! Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” — Euripides, Herakles

219. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

220. “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

Sad love quotes anyone can relate to

221. “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

222. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

223. “Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.” – Steve Maraboli

224 “Love is unconditional. Relationships are not.” – Grant Gudmunson

225. “Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.” – Nikita Gill

226. “Roses lose their petals. But they bloom again.” – Unknown

227. “What is meant to stay will stay.” – Unknown

228. “It hurts because it mattered.” – John Green

229. “My heart is broken but my mind says I’m okay.” – Unknown

230. “When you leave me it feels like someone has made a hole in my heart.” – Unknown

Don’t forget to also read our collection of quotes about losing a loved one to help you express the feelings behind loss.

Short sad love quotes

231. “Love is a hole in the heart.” — Ben Hecht

232. “The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.” — Pearl Bailey

233. “Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.” — Anonymous 

234. “Love is like war: easy to begin but hard to end.” — Anonymous 

235. “Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” — S. Johnson

236. “The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.” — Maureen Duffy

237. “Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.” — Anonymous 

238. “To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.” — William M. Thackeray

239. “No matter how badly your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief.” — Anonymous 

240. “I never felt true love until I was with you, and I never felt true sadness until you left me.” — Anonymous

Sad Love Quotes To Overcome A Heartbreak

241. “I gave you my love, I gave you my heart, I gave you everything you ever wanted and all you did was take it for granted…leaving me broken hearted.” — Chris Elam

242. “Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.” — Larry David

243. “Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret.” — Big Pun

244. “I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.” — Beth Ditto

245. “There is no such thing as a lovers’ oath.” — Plato

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

247. “A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

248. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” — Gwyneth Paltrow

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

250. “They always say the hottest love has the coldest end.” — Drake

Sad Love Quotes That We Can Relate To

251. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks

252. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” — Dante Alighieri

253. “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” — Charlie Chaplin

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

255. “Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” — Charles M. Schultz

256. “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” — Alain de Botton

257. “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” — Tennessee Williams

258. “All great and precious things are lonely.” — John Steinbeck

259. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A. A. Milne

260. “The more you love, the more you cry.” — Priyanshu Singh

Which are your favorite sad love quotes

Feelings of sadness are inevitable in life.

No matter your status, you’re bound to experience sadness at some point in your life.

It could be as a result of death, break-ups, failure, conflict, or any other undesirable event.

Luckily, there are things you can do to overcome sadness.

Hopefully, these sad quotes have helped lift your spirits and given you ideas on how to cope with sadness.

Did you enjoy these sad love quotes?

Which of the quotes was your favorite?

We would love to hear all about it in the comment section below.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor

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