Heart-wrenching Unrequited Love Quotes

Happy Sunday!

Love is always beautiful but when unrequited, it becomes painful. Not everyone but many had faced this one sided, unreciprocated love.

Often you would want to give up on the hope that they will may be love you some day but you can’t. I have faced this pain too and it is way too hard to move on.

So, today I have 31 quotes on this. Readers who have faced it may relate to it. And readers who have not been in this situation, enjoy the quotes.

 

1: “Nothing had changed. I was the stupid one again. I was the girl who never understood who she was to people.”

― Carol Rifka Brunt

 

2: “’And how do you really feel?’
‘Like I’ll never recover. Like I’ll never draw another breath without half of it being a wish for him.’”

― Jane Seville

 

3: “I’d always secretly believed that a love as fierce and true as mine would be rewarded in the end, and now I was being forced to accept the bitter truth.”

― Alma Katsu

 

4: “When you experience loss, people say you’ll move through the 5 stages of grief….
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance
….. What they don’t tell you is that you’ll cycle through them all every day.”

― Ranata Suzuki

 

5: “She knew too well the heartbreak of wanting love from someone who was not capable of giving it.”

― Julie Johnstone

 

6: “Never fall in love with someone that won’t fight for you because when the real battles begin they won’t pull your heart to safety, but they will their own.”

― Shannon L. Alder

 

7: “Unrequited love is so boring. Weeping under a blue-black sky is for suckers or maniacs.”

― Alice Hoffman

 

8: “I loved you even when you forgot me.

And—for a little while—you loved me back.”

― Julio-Alexi Genao

 

9: “Though these words will never find you, I hope that you knew I was thinking of you today….. and that I was wishing you every happiness.
Love Always,
The girl you loved once.”

― Ranata Suzuki

 

10: “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

 

11: “My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.”

― Meredith Taylor

 

12: “You know, unrequited love is very difficut? It’s not just having this one-sided love of someone who’s far away. Being close, talking daily, liking a guy who’s constantly near me is harder than it would be under different circumstances.”

― Park So Hee

 

13: “The biggest curse in life is not loosing your love, but not being loved by someone you love.”

― Kiran Joshi

 

14: “I am drowning in the silence you left behind”

― Sakshi Narula

 

15: “Didn’t realize when my love for him reached to the point where I don’t even need “him” to love him.”

― Vedangi Thaker

 

16: “Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth.”

George Sand

 

17: “You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.”

Tablo

 

18: “There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one’s sentiments.”

Georgette Heyer

 

19: “When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever.”

Sylvia Plath

 

20:  “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”

Chuck Palahniuk

 

21: “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”

Shannon L. Alder

 

22: “When you love something, you have to make sure it loves you back, or you’ll bring about no end of trouble chasing it.”

Patrick Rothfuss

 

23: “The worst feeling is falling for someone and knowing that they won’t be there to catch you.”

Rashida Rowe

 

24: “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”

Federico García Lorca

 

25: “Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have.”

Terry McMillan

 

26: “You have everything that is wrong, but I did everything that is right for you.”

― Unknown

 

27: “The scars left by a wounded love would never fade away. It could still hurt like it is still freshly cut.”

― Unknown

 

28: “You treat him like he is everything to you, but it would hurt so much if you learned that you meant nothing to him.”

― Unknown

 

29: “I could feel my tears drag down my heart like an anchor sinking into a deep ocean.”

― Unknown

 

30: “We are somehow responsible for some of our heartbreaks because we expect too much.”

― Unknown

 

31: “She’d been in love with the man, and love is a scary thing. If not reciprocated, it can turn a person into a monster.”

― Michele Young-Stone

 

 

 

 

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Author: Moni

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104 Replies to “Heart-wrenching Unrequited Love Quotes”

  1. These are so heartwrenching. “The scars left by a wounded love would never fade away. It could still hurt like it is still freshly cut.” That is so true.

  2. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”

    “We are somehow responsible for some of our heartbreaks because we expect too much.”

    So relatable! Had to learn this the hard way..on the bright side, I can comfort someone who is undergoing the same thing I experienced.

  3. Indeed these quotes are so deep and meaningful even though these are heartbreaking…like every single word touched the heart…glad you shared these with us…people who have suffered through this situation will definitely find much pleasure after reading these quotes….

  4. I love quotes about love. Not the unrequited ones as much haha. It’s because I’m a Libra. We’re in love with love

  5. These are such great heartwarming quotes. It is important to have uplifting and positive quotes to make your day!!!🤗

  6. I just can’t stop reading your quotes. They are of a great value. Thanks for sharing, it’s Soo amazing.

  7. Unrequited love is not fun. I have been in that position a few times. My favorite of the quotes is this one: “When you love something, you have to make sure it loves you back, or you’ll bring about no end of trouble chasing it.” by Patrick Rothfuss. He is an amazing author by the way.

  8. I have to say, what an interesting post! It is refreshing to see such a unique collection. These are so deep, I felt some of them in my core. I think that most people can relate to these, and that is what makes them special. To feel that way is to feel human!

  9. These are heartbreaking and bring me back to my depressed teenage days when I was very much in love with someone who didn’t love me back.

  10. There is something so pitifully poetic about unrequited love. It’s funny. I’ve experienced it, certainly not easy, but hey. Part of life!

  11. I like number 6 “Never fall in love with someone that won’t fight for you because when the real battles begin they won’t pull your heart to safety, but they will their own.” and number 25 “Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have.”

  12. Reading all of these made me quite sad 🙁
    Hopefully you’ll fill you blog with more possitiv once soon, I am keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  13. I enjoyed reading these quotes they are beautiful and I love this quote ” “Never fall in love with someone that won’t fight for you because when the real battles begin they won’t pull your heart to safety, but they will their own.”

    ― Shannon L. Alder

  14. Definitely an unusual topic for a post. I think no6 is the best. Not worth having someone like that in our lives.

  15. I so agree with #6 and #7, especially #6. Be with someone who will fight for you always. Also, I’ve never had unrequited love so I can’t speak to it but I hate the fact that women are mostly affected by this to the point of depression.

  16. We all need some love now and it’s important that we also share it. You have so many great quotes and thanks a lot for sharing with us! I think I response well to a number of them, and number 23 is just heartbreaking 🙁 – knycx journeying

  17. Quote #4 is so true. When my mom died, it was like the end of the world for me. It is true, you can never put a timeline for grief. For my past relationship, I could relate to Quote #21. If I could only erase those unpleasant memories from my subconscious mind, I would do it!

  18. Powerfully amazing quotes. Every single one of them is full of the wrenching truth. “Wrenching” because it resonates with the truth.

  19. Unrequited love is so sad. But that’s life. We should always move forward. Grear quotes you’ve shared here.

  20. I have my quotes book which I always go through whenever I am down. I will save some of yours which I did not have.

  21. From the list, this is my favorite: “’And how do you really feel?’
    ‘Like I’ll never recover. Like I’ll never draw another breath without half of it being a wish for him.’” It resonates me a lot.

  22. Unrequited love is sometimes the best form! I mean if there is anything more painful than a breakup, then it’s the one-sided love! These quotes are indeed heart-wrenching!

  23. Very somber quotes but keepers for sure! My favorite one that had a unique play one words was: “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.”

  24. I’ve faced some quite painful moments too concerning love. For more than five years. But I’m thankful we’re now planning our wedding. I believe if the love is strong and true from both ends you’ll really hurt each other sometimes, but you’ll end up happy.

  25. Wow, just wow! These are some of the amazing quotes, I can actually feel the pain on some of them. Surely unrequited love is painful and these quotes do express the pain so well.

  26. These quotes are heartbreaking. I can’t imagine how awful it must be to fall fully and truly in love and be rejected. I feel so lucky I’ve never experienced this, I can’t imagine how painful it must be x

  27. My favorite, who hasn’t been there? “She knew too well the heartbreak of wanting love from someone who was not capable of giving it.”

  28. You may think it would be easy to tell if love is unrequited but it isn’t always clear and can cause a lot of confusion and emotional turmoil. Learn what to look for and how to address the situation. Thanks for these quotes!

  29. These are very profound thoughts borne out of love and loss but this quote resonated the most with me “Never fall in love with someone that won’t fight for you because when the real battles begin they won’t pull your heart to safety, but they will their own.”.

  30. Love is truly beautiful and pure. Unfortunately, we cannot force it, therefore, unrequited love is truly painful.

  31. Oh I love reading quotes and have a good collection of it myself. I loved all your quotes especially the last one
    She’d been in love with the man, and love is a scary thing. If not reciprocated, it can turn a person into a monster.
    So deep

  32. Oh my gosh, some of these quotes are just incredible, I’m reading them over and over again. Such a wonderful inspiration.

  33. There are some really good quotes here that give me that gulp especially 14: “I am drowning in the silence you left behind” by Sakshi.

  34. These quotes are amazing and meaningful, great reminder to me. thanks for sharing them with us. Love reading your post

  35. This post reminds me of the Sex and the City movie when Carrie is reading the collection of love letters, and then Big sends her emails about them. Don’t know why, it just pings my memory this way.

  36. Really awesome and thanks for sharing the beautiful quotes. It’s a great reminder. Love reading your post.

  37. Interesting list of quotes! I’ll go through each and every one of them in detail while sipping my favourite coffee.

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