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 r//ejection 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.
Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You
It can be hurtful and challenging to love someone who does not love you back. It can cause feelings of rejection, uncertainty, and unsatisfied cravings.
Despite these obstacles, it is possible to cope with the situation and move forward. It is possible to negotiate this experience with grace and come out stronger on the other side by setting boundaries, engaging in self-care, and focusing on personal growth.
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
Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back Quotes
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
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
Loving Someone You Can’t Be With Quotes
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 isway, 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
Quotes About Loving Someone You Cant Have
I hate it when I can’t stop thinking about that one person and deep down inside I know they probably haven’t thought about me once.
I will never be good enough for you. I got that.
A lot of women fall for men who don’t care about them.
Unrequited love makes people do foolish things.
There is something creepy and neurotic about unrequited love.
Love is a non-refundable emotion.
You can’t force someone to fall in love with you.
Unrequited love avoids the heartache of a real relationship ending.
Trying to be friends with someone who you know will never love you back hurts. Being around them makes you simultaneously the happiest and saddest you’ve ever been.
It’s hard to admit that someone doesn’t love you back. So, you hold on to them until you have no choice but to admit it.
The biggest weakness of a person is not being selfish, amorous, wild or egotistical, but stubbornly loving someone who doesn’t love you.
I was so in love with you that I ignored how horribly you treated me.
And then karma whispered: “You’ll fall in love with someone who will not love you back, for not loving someone who did”
You stabbed me then pretended you were the one who was bleeding.
Sometimes we presume that the person we love loves us back.
Nothing is more painful than unrequited love.
It’s better to have nobody than to have someone who is half there or doesn’t want to be there.
No, no you don’t get it. Loving someone that doesn’t love you back is one thing. Loving someone who you think loves you back, then finding out they never did is a completely different thing. It crushes you. You think everything is great, and you’re so happy, then everything is ripped right out from underneath you. It hurts like hell, and you’ll never get it until you experience it.
True love is unconditional and remains even when unreciprocated.
Unrequited love can make a person go psychotic.
Love, even unreciprocated, is worth it.
It’s very tough to deal with unrequited love.
Unrequited love is unbearably painful.
Unrequited love is extremely inferior to mutual love.
Don’t be crazy about someone who doesn’t want you.
Unrequited love is more painful than how it is portrayed in literature and movies.
Unrequited love makes people continuously yearn for love.
Nothing makes one feel lonelier than unrequited love.
Unrequited love is one of the most painful feelings one can experience.
Some people can’t help love someone who doesn’t love them.
It can be exhausting to be loved by someone you don’t care about.
The pain of unrequited love will eventually subside.
When You Love Someone Quotes
If you love someone, you love someone. It doesn’t matter; age, color, c’mon! ― Sam Taylor-Johnson
If you love someone, you say it, right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.― Julia Roberts
I have learned one thing in life: that if you love someone, you have to accept that person with his/her flaws. ― Shaheer Sheikh
Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts. ― Henry Rollins
If you love someone – like, truly love someone – I don’t think that ever goes away. But what does change is your perspective on the relationship and the dynamic. ― Noah Centineo
If you love someone truly, just look into her eyes. You will find your soul in her. ― Vivek Oberoi
Most important though, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. ― Walter Payton
I personally believe that if you love someone, and you get heartbroken, and you can learn to love someone else just as deeply as the first, then that is the greatest lesson we can learn on this planet. ― Noah Centineo
If you love someone who is ruining his or her life because of faulty thinking, and you don’t do anything about it because you are afraid of what others might think, it would seem that rather than being loving, you are in fact being heartless. ― William Wilberforce
I’m not saying stealing a girl is okay at any cost, but the message I’m sending out is that if you love someone, you ought to be able to tell her that you do and she has the right to know what her options are. ― Kashmira Shah
If you love someone who’s an addict and their use is life-threatening, you don’t wait until they hit bottom because that can mean that they’re going to die. You have to do everything you can to get them in treatment. ― David Sheff
They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies, and ignite the night like a phoenix.
The kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!. ― C. JoyBell C.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they were. ― Richard Bach
I Loved One, Not Many; Many Loved It, Not One. ― Syed Sharukh
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. ― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love
If Love Was Easy, Everyone Would Love It. ― Syed Sharukh
“The saddest thing is to be
a minute to someone
when you’ve made them your eternity.” ― Sanober Khan
My only consolation when I am really sad is to love and to be loved. ― Marcel Proust
“Ô, Wanderess, Wanderess
When did you feel your
most euphoric kiss?
Was I the source
of your greatest bliss?” ― Roman Payne
There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life. ― Michael Bassey Johnson
But I know your blood doesn’t define you. What defines you is the choices you make. If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that.
And I also know that loving someone even when it’s scary, even when there are consequences is never the wrong thing to do. Loving someone is the opposite of hurting her. ― Cassandra Clare, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Do you know when you think you know someone? More than anyone in the world? You know you know them because you’ve seen them, like, for real. And then you reach out, and suddenly they are just.. gone.
You thought you belonged together. You thought they were yours, but they’re not. You want to protect them, but you can’t. ― Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead
You don’t walk away if you love someone. You help the person. – Hillary Clinton
Top Famous Movies About Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back
- The Way We Were
- All the Real Girls
- Like Crazy
- (500) Days of Summer
- Notting Hill
- P.S. I Love You
- The Holiday
- Annie Hall
- Sense and Sensibility
- Someone Like You
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Kramer vs. Kramer
- High Fidelity
- Jerry Maguire
- Say Anything
What are some common themes in these types of quotes?
Common themes in quotes about loving someone who doesn’t love you include unrequited love, heartbreak, self-reflection, and acceptance.
Where can I find these types of quotes?
You can find quotes about loving someone who doesn’t love you in books, online quote websites, and on social media.
Are these quotes helpful for getting over someone?
Some people find comfort in these types of quotes as they can relate to the emotions expressed and feel less alone in their experiences. However, they may not be a solution for everyone and it’s important to engage in self-care and seek support as needed.
Who are these quotes suitable for?
These quotes are suitable for anyone who has experienced unrequited love and is looking for a way to cope with the emotions that come with it.
Are these quotes only applicable to romantic love?
No, these quotes can also apply to any form of love, including familial or platonic love, where someone may love someone who doesn’t love them in return.
While love is often thought of as a butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, it’s so much more than that. Love is complex, and it doesn’t always go the way we want it to. Breakups are never easy. When you love someone who doesn’t love you back, it can be even harder. These quotes about loving someone who doesn’t love you anymore can help you get through the tough times.
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