90 Best Quotes About Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You [2021]

Quotes About Loving Someone Who Doesn't Love You

Unrequited love is probably one of the most painful feelings. It can be extremely traumatizing to feel attached to someone you don’t love. It is hard to imagine saying “I love” to someone and then hearing nothing back. Even if the rejection is not so obvious, it can still be difficult to love someone you don’t like.

All of it is beautiful, which has inspired many of us to create the most heartwarming and touching quotes we could ever write.

These Quotes About Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You may have helped them get rid of their emotional burdens, just like they might have helped you.

Quotes About Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You


“I don’t know where I stand with him. And I don’t know what I mean to him. All I know is that every time I think of him, all I wanna do is be with him.”

“Give me some chance to actually try to make your heart flutter, wouldn’t you, please do.”

“It’s not that bad to love someone who doesn’t love you back.”

“Unrequited love is the hardest of them all, hoping for something that might never just happen.”

“You broke my heart into millions of pieces and still I cannot blame you for feeling this way.”

“Finding you was not easy and now that I’ve seen you I wanted to keep you but I just cannot.”

“If you constantly have to tell someone the same exact thing about how you feel and they don’t change it, understand they don’t respect you.”

“Don’t give yourself away for someone who doesn’t love you as much.”

“My chest is full of feelings that I don’t know how to control and I am just so scared of them.”

“It’s painful when the person you love doesn’t value you.”

“You can’t force someone to realize how amazing you are.”

“Unrequited love is the hardest of them all, hoping for something that might never just happen.”

“Men enjoy the thrill of chasing women, but once they get them, they lose interest.”

“I was honest. and naive. To you, it was a game; to me, it wasn’t.”

“I find myself wishing every time; if only you knew you were the reason.”

“There’s a difference between someone who wants you and someone who would do anything to keep you. Remember that.”

“It really hurts when you have someone in your heart but you can’t have them in your arms”

“The best remedy for unrequited love is to find someone new or give distance.”

“Would it be inhumane to wish you sadness, that I may bring me happiness?”

“Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.”

“It’s sickening when you love someone who doesn’t care about you.”

“It’s painful to love someone who doesn’t love you back.”- Billie

“Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back . . . then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.” ― Sarah Cross, Kill Me Softly

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” ― Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding, and Yerma

“Unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and means, and those who come after, pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.” ― Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief

“Let no one who loves is called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.” ― J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister

“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

“A person doesn’t know true hurt and suffering until they’ve felt the pain of falling in love with someone whose affections lie elsewhere.”- Rose Gordon, Her Imperfect Groom

“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

“Being in love with someone who doesn’t even know you exist isn’t the worst thing in the world. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Almost like passing in a term paper that you know sucked, but having that period of time where you haven’t gotten your grade back yet — that kind of exhale where you haven’t been rejected, although you pretty much know how it’s going to turn out.” ― Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl

“I have to admit, unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect… As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

“I had discovered that there was something more painful than falling in love with someone who hasn’t fallen for you; hurting that person-hurting him and not being able to do anything about it.” ― Elizabeth Chandler, Legacy of Lies & Don’t Tell

“There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one’s sentiments.” ― Georgette Heyer, Venetia

“Loving someone who doesn’t love you back is like hugging a cactus. The tighter you hold on, the more it hurts.” – Unknown

“It’s all right to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.” – Cassandra Clare

“Don’t waste your time loving someone who doesn’t love you back.” – Unknown

“If we don’t feel the love with our heart, then how come that’s where it hurts when someone doesn’t love you back?” – Unknown

“The saddest thing is to be a minute to someone when you’ve made them your eternity.” ― Sanober Khan

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

“I get what it’s like to want something, but to try and force yourself to really believe that you don’t.” ― Cora Carmack, Losing It

Cora Carmack, Losing It

“But, there was a curious thing. The more I tried to give up thinking of her, the more I said to myself, ‘She’s nothing to you, the harder I tried to pluck the idea of her out of my heart, the more she stayed there.” ― Sarah Waters, Fingersmith

“The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tell it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all.” ― Alessandra Torre

“What makes you vulnerable, makes you beautiful.” – Brene Brown

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“You know, unrequited love is very difficult. 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

“Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am?” ― Shannon L. Alder

“If you’re searching for a quote that puts your feelings into words – you won’t find it. You can learn every language and read every word ever written – but you’ll never find what’s in your heart. How can you? He has it.” ― Ranata Suzuki

“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, The Taker

“Loving someone who doesn’t love you back is like waiting for a boat at the airport. Hopeless and disappointing.” – Unknown

“Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless.” ― Kellie Elmore

“And yet, because I love thee, I obtain
From that same love this vindicating grace,
To live on, still in love, and yet in vain” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese

“It’s painful, loving someone from afar. Watching them – from the outside. The once familiar elements of their life reduced to nothing more than occasional mentions in conversations and faces changing in photographs. They exist to you now as nothing more than living proof that something can still hurt you… with no contact at all.” ― Ranata Suzuki

“Never make someone a priority, when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou

“There are 6,775,235,842 people in the world. Why are you letting one of them ruin your life?” – Unknown

“That physical feeling of extreme pain; like you just got a bullet, you get in your chest when you see the person you love, love someone else.” – Unknown

“If I could have had him, I could have let him go. But without the having there was nothing— so to the nothing I hold.” ― Coco J. Ginger

“It was hard to pour endless love into someone who wouldn’t love you back. No one could do it forever” ― Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth

“You are the best worst thing to ever happen to me.” ― A.H. Lueders

“I feel this very bittersweet moment so well, and so clearly, and so fondly, especially since to feel the bittersweet moments of life is to feel the best of it all.” ― Michael Whone, Winter Lyric

“Your love for me does not exist in the real world. Yes, it is love, I do not deny it. But not every love has a course to run, smooth or otherwise, and this love has no course at all . . . But that is remote from love and remote from ordinary life. As real people we do not exist for each other.” ― Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head

“The real horror of my life is not that I’ve killed some terrible people. The real horror is that the people I’ve loved didn’t love me back.” ― Caroline Kepnes, Hidden Bodies

“Problems can be fixed. But unrequited love is a tragedy.” – Suzanne Harper

“It is our desire, not need, to be loved (back).” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Deep learning isn’t deep love; it is all the unmet expectations rising to the surface of your soul.” ― J. Autherine, Wild Heart


“When you learn to let go of what you hold so close to your heart yet keep sending unconditional love it isJ. Autherine, Wild Heart way, you must know that you have mastered the art of living.” ― Shreya Naik

“A big issue that some empaths face is unrequited love and all the grief that accompanies this experience. If someone truly is your soulmate or twin flame, the relationship will happen sooner or later. … Don’t put your life on hold for another person, no matter how badly you want to be with them. If it’s meant to be, it will be.” ― Mateo Sol, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

“Unfortunately, loving someone doesn’t obligate them to love you back.” – J. Matthew Nespoli

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama

“If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.” – Stendhal

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they were.” – Richard Bach

“I may always miss you, need you, and want you… I may always remember you, think of you, and wish you well… I may always respect you, admire you and speak highly of you… And I will certainly always love you… But that doesn’t necessarily mean I’d take you back.” – Ranata Suzuki

“Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes…just be an illusion.” – Javan

“Some of us will never know we’d owned someone’s heart for a season.” ― Joyce Rachelle

“It is a terrible, wretched thing to love someone whom you know cannot love you. There are things that are more dreadful. There are many human pains more grievous. And yet it remains both terrible and wretched. Like so many things, it is insoluble.”― Naomi Alderman, Disobedience

“…and she loved him in that hidden place, where only the Soul knows the secrets of the heart…” ― Eily Nash

“You can give birth to a beautiful, perfect human being, but requited love isn’t guaranteed for her—or for any of us.” ― Elin Hilderbrand, Winter Street

“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.” – Unknown

“I love and I lust and it really doesn’t matter if they love me back because sometimes that’s what love is.” ― Dominic Riccitello

“They say the truth hurts. And these words hurt more than any I have ever written. But they are the truth – The cold, hard, undeniable truth. Not letting go doesn’t keep him with you. It’s still over. He’s still gone. … And nothing will ever change that.” ― Ranata Suzuki

“I’ve decided to take this unrequited love, and quietly put it away in a corner of my heart as a bittersweet page of my youth.” ― Shuu Maiko, Nisekoi

“It hurts that I was just one page in the book of your life…But what hurts more is knowing you’ll revise that chapter someday….and you’ll erase me completely.” ― Ranata Suzuki

“There is something strangely ecstatic, oddly fascinating and infinitely magnetic about unrequited love.” ― Arshpreet Kaur

“You’re hung up on something that’s never going to love you back.” ― Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

“I’m starting to learn that if things are messy, or pieces don’t get put back right, they are going to hurt, either way.” ― R. YS Perez, I Hope You Fall in Love: Poetry Collection

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

“A mighty pain to love it is, And ‘tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain, It is to love, but love in vain.” – Abraham Cowley

“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

“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.” – Unknown

“I brought you here to tell you this: sometimes what we are searching for does not exist. We may sacrifice for it, even bleed for it, but it was never meant to be ours.” ― Esther Dalseno, Drown

“We are way less likely to love someone just because they love us than we are to hate someone just because they hate us.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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