208+ Heart Touching Hurt Quotes – Being & Feeling Love Hurt

Pain and hurt are difficult feelings to cope with. They touch the core of our being, leaving us vulnerable yet resilient. Whether you’re seeking solace, validation, or a deeper understanding of your own feelings, these meaningful hurt quotes, emotional collection of profound words and phrases, will help you heal yourself, get solace, and lift your spirits.

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Deep Hurt Quotes

We’re getting hurt, but I’m a long-term investor. Al-Waleed bin Talal

If you never heal from what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you. Tamara Kulish

I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings, and I don’t like to knock other writers as a matter of principle. Lydia Davis

The pain of yesterday is the strength of today. Paulo Coelho

Someone said, “anger is sadness that has had nowhere to go for a very long time,” and I’ll never forget that. Unknown

I’m scared of things that I can’t see that can hurt me, you know. Andy Ruiz Jr.

The worst loss you’ve ever experienced is the greatest gift you can have. Byron Katie

A person begging for their humanity to be acknowledged can sound an awful lot like rage. Kalen Dion

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I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it. Kobe Bryant

That’s the funny thing about old hurts―they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you. Lilith Saintcrow

Heal so you can hear what’s being said without the filter of your wound. Unknown

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. Abraham Lincoln

A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens. Michel de Montaigne

I admire people who could have turned cold after everything they’ve been through but still choose love anyway. There’s strength in that. Keneilwe Dr. Mhlanga

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. Mark Twain

I don’t like to hold back, because that’s how you hurt yourself. Chester Bennington

Healing doesn’t have to look magical or pretty. Real healing is hard, exhausting, and draining. Let yourself go through it. Don’t try to paint it as anything other than what it is. Be there for yourself without judgment. Unknown

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Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley

If they keep hurting you, love them, and stay or love yourself and leave. Sonya Parker

Vulnerability is about being brave enough to show up again and again. Even when it’s hard. Even when there’s been hurt. Lauren Fortenberry

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It hurts because it matters. John Green

She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won. Matt Baker

In NFL preseason, the coaches don’t use 10% of the playbook. They don’t game plan. They do nothing. They don’t give anything away for the regular season. They try to get everybody safely through it without anybody getting hurt. Rush Limbaugh

Disappointment hurts more than pain. Unknown

Healing never came when I clawed in search of it. Instead, it came when I was willing to listen to the lesson the pain was here to teach me. Lauren Fortenberry

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When you’re young, you don’t have much sense. You don’t have any reasoning power. You don’t have any ability to take a blow, an insult, a hurt in the right way. There is no way a child can do that. All a child can do is feel the pang of it, the heartache of it. Vernon Howard

We hurt so much because we have lost a part of ourselves. If we have loved much, we must have given much also, and when everything’s over, we feel as though we have lost everything. Jocelyn Soriano

There are no easy answers. No quick solutions. No clear paths for resolving the hardest in life. But we can choose forgiveness. We can choose grace. No matter what, we can still choose love. Lauren Fortenberry

There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner. Rosa Parks

Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. Mineko Iwasaki

You let time pass. That’s the cure. You survive the days. You float like a rabid ghost through the weeks. You cry and wallow and lament and scratch your way back up through the months. And then one day, you find yourself alone on a bench in the sun, and you close your eyes, lean your head back and realize you’re okay. Cheryl Strayed

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. Brigitte Nicole

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One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects. Marty Rubin

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. Dalai Lama

Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love. Clive Barker

Feeling Hurt Quotes

Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love. Leo Buscaglia

Life is not always smooth as we might think; there are times we are let down. The hurt is deep in our hearts. As much as we try to hide the feelings, it never goes away. When you keep the hurt inside your heart, it might even lead you to depression.

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings, but silence breaks your heart. C.S. Lewis

If a friend hurts you, run to your wife. Ethiopian Proverb

Don’t act out of the feelings of hurt and pain; you might do something you would regret the rest of your life.

Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Augustine of Hippo

If you love large, you’ve got to hurt large. If you’ve got a lot of light, you’ve probably got an equal amount of darkness. Sarah McLachlan

Even though I saw it coming, it still hurts to know that you did not care about my feelings.

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Oh, love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure. Hermann Hesse

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

Forgive those who have hurt you. Les Brown

Let God handle all of the hurt that you are feeling.

Love more, not less. Will you take a hit? Of course, you will. Do it anyway. Bob Goff

There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me. Jonathan Safran Foer

If you are feeling hurt, it means that you can at least acknowledge that something is wrong. Some people take it and act like it is not normal.

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Love though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman. Charles Dickens

True pain cannot be concealed. Serbian Proverb

The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so. Tammara Webber

A profound love between two people involves, after all, the power and chance of doing profound hurt. Ursula K. Le Guin

Don’t hurt my feelings anymore. I left you my roses and you gave me your thorns. Godwin Delali Adadzie

It is when we hurt that we learn. Steve Maraboli

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If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.

Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping? Lady Gaga

Don’t lock yourself away from those who care about you because you think you’ll hurt them or they’ll hurt you. What point is there in being human if you don’t let yourself feel anything? Sabaa Tahir

Love is an incurable disease. In love, there is permanent suffering. Those who love and those who are happy are not the same. Alain de Botton

Being hurt by someone you truly care about leaves a hole in your heart that only love can fill. George Bernard Shaw

You’re allowed to leave someone you love if they’re treating you poorly, you’re allowed to put yourself first if you’re settling, and you’re allowed to walk away when you’ve tried over and over again, but nothing has changed. Rania Naim

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Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust. Renita Weems

With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt because love is an amazing feeling. Britney Spears

Don’t chase after the people that hurt you. Replace them with people that care. Kaoru Shinmon

When a girl gives up, it’s not because she doesn’t love you. But she’s tired of getting hurt and feels like you’ll never care. Justice Cabral

You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little. Napoleon Hill

Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you. Israelmore Ayivor

To heal a wound, you must stop scratching it. Paulo Coelho

It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people but care more about their opinion than our own. Marcus Aurelius

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Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally. Kamand Kojouri

I’m not really sure why. But…do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much pain, frustration, anger.. and I still loved her. I still do. Brandon Sanderson

Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them. Roy Bennett

I don’t think I have ever tried to create things to encourage people to hurt others, or themselves. Marilyn Manson

Everyone is responsible for their own happiness. Trying to take on the responsibility of another person’s happiness can hurt them in the long run and deprive them of miracles. Gabby Bernstein

The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you. Paulo Coelho

Some people use their own hurt as an excuse for hurting others. Roland Merullo

True love is many things and can survive the strongest and most painful of times. When love comes out the other side of a fire, it may be scarred forever, but this bruised love is somehow only greater for having survived the pain. John Carter Cash

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The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings? Diogenes

The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren’t the ones people see on the outside. They’re the ones that make us bleed internally. Sherrilyn Kenyon

When you are dressing a wound, pain is pain’s medicine. Roman Proverb

When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t. Louis C.K.

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck

Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less. J. A. Redmerski

That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways. Chuck Palahniuk

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And maybe that was love. Being so vulnerable and allowing someone else in so far they could hurt you, but they also give you everything. Christine Feehan

It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt. Zakiya Caswell

The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people. Isobelle Carmody

You decide for yourself when it will hurt. Per Petterson

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu

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Sometimes even stuff you expect to happen can still hurt. Jennifer Brown

’Tis easier to hurt than heal. German proverb

Being Hurt Quotes

Sometimes, being hurt too many times, doesn’t make you stronger, it destroy who you were, who you wanted to be and makes who you are today. Rafael Prado

Let it hurt, and then let it go.

When you have one of the best hearts, it means you can end up being hurt the most. Therefore you should always protect your good heart.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

There are times you feel full of hate and bitterness towards others for no reason. It shows you have been hurt. You have to let it go.

All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think? Liane Moriarty

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow. L. Ron Hubbard

The medicine that hurts the most is generally the best healer. Scottish Proverb

I believe I’ve been a good person. Not perfect forget about perfect but just learning by what I was taught and living by my values. I might have stepped on a few ants and a few other things as well but I’ve never hurt anybody. Kiri Te Kanawa

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If it hurts, it’s probably doing you good. If it’s pleasant, it’s most likely wrong. John Graves

The way to heal from hurt is not to ignore or act oblivious of the fact that you have been hurt. You should talk about the hurt to heal.

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. John Green

I know it hurts now, but I know that this will make me much stronger.

To hurt is as human as to breathe. J. K. Rowling

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. Mark Twain

Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.

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You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you’re still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory. Steve Maraboli

Forgive the people who hurt you, and God will repay you for it.

I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering. Albert Borris

My heart is tired of getting hurt.

The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. Rumi

Do not act as if you care about me, because if you did care, then you would not have done what you did to hurt me.

Anger is our natural defence against pain. So when I say I hate you, it means “you hurt me.”

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

Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. Shannon L. Alder

Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. Rosa Parks

Those who really love you don’t mean to hurt you and if they do, you can’t see it in their eyes but it hurts them too. Holly Black

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. C. S. Lewis

Sometimes we want what we couldn’t, sometimes we love what we could. Lang Leav

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. James Baldwin

Handling our suffering is an art. If we know how to suffer, we suffer much less, and we’re no longer afraid of being overwhelmed by the suffering inside. Thich Nhat Hanh

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From hurt comes pain, from pain comes change. If it hurts enough, change will happen. Tripp Evans

If someone really wants to hurt you, they’ll find a way whatever. I don’t want to live my life worrying about it. George Michael

It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. Willie Nelson

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Richard Puz

Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. Alysha Speer

Love Hurt Quotes

I thought I lost you, but you were never really there. Maybe that should make it hurt less, but it doesn’t. Unknown

It may hurt to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on. Unknown

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

There is no greater pain in realizing that you are hurting someone you love under unavoidable circumstances. Unknown

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

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

I will make mistakes, after all I am not perfect, but I will do my best to make them up to you. I would never hurt you intentionally. I would not give up on you, so I hope you don’t give up on me. Unknown

When someone you dearly love decides to walk away, you feel your world has crumbled. You cannot bear the hurt. The love ceases to exist. Unknown

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you. Unknown

Maybe we feel empty because we leave pieces of ourselves in everything we used to love. R.m. Drake

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

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

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. Unknown

It’s tempting to imagine how we could hurt someone close, because it reminds us how fiercely we love them. Unknown

No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief. Faraaz Kazi

Among my stillness was a pounding heart. Shannon A. Thompson

We fell into a well called love, and only you were able to get out. Unknown

Think before you speak, your words could hurt someone’s feeling more than you intended it to. Justin Beiber

Everybody can see a laughing face but nobody can see a broken heart. Unknown

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

If someone keeps on hurting you, you have to decide if you want to love them and stay, or you can decide to love yourself and choose to leave. Unknown

You put me through so much hell, and I was blind enough to call it love. Unknown

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

The more you open up to loving people who don’t deserve to be loved, the more likely you are to be hurt irreparably by their actions.

Don’t be afraid to tell the truth. It’s better to hurt someone by truth than to make them happy by lies. Unknown

I tried to stay by your side, but you pushed me away instead. Unknown

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

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

Hands that never touch. Lips that never meet. Almost Lovers, never to be. Unknown

Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you. Unknown

All I ever did was love you when we were together. And all you did was hurt me. Unknown

There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that have nothing to do with physical violence. Laurell K. Hamilton

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces. Unknown

When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love. Unknown

Sad Hurt Quotes

The surest way to hurt yourself is to give up on love, just because it didn’t work out the first time. Amanda Howells

People who stop laughing are always the ones who get hurt. Josh Sundquist

I hurt myself today to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real. Johnny Cash

When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound. Let the process happen. Trust that nature will do the healing. Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, and more sensitive and aware. Mel Colgrove

My feelings? Oh, don’t worry about those; no one else does.

If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help the only ones. John Steinbeck

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho

As one grows weaker, one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt. Jack London

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If we aren’t capable of being hurt, we aren’t capable of feeling joy. Madeleine L’Engle

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. Antoine de Saint

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes! Jocelyn Soriano

The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other. Ashleigh Brilliant

It is not the pain. It’s who it came from. Drishti Bablani

Still, being able to feel pain was good, he thought. It’s when you can’t even feel pain anymore that you’re in real trouble. Haruki Murakami

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I have never been hurt by what I have not said. Calvin Coolidge

I’ve never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything. Rahm Emanuel

When I’m in a phase of real turmoil or the anxiety is very strong, it feels like the anxiety is never going to end, and it does. Emma Stone

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. Francis Bacon

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. George R. R. Martin

The problem to me is violence. It’s not cool to kill somebody or hurt people. Mark Ruffalo

A man can sleep on every hurt but his own. Irish Proverb

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment, and things left unsaid. Fyodor Dostoevsky

You can’t hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I’m in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do. Michelle Hodkin

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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

I always hated when my scars started to fade because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting. Jodi Picoult

Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts. Penelope Sweet

A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt. Rachel Sontag

The stupid might have wanted to help you but ended up hurting you. Arabic Proverb

In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What was the point in just being hurt on the inside? It should bloody well show. Janet Fitch

What hurts us is what heals us. Paulo Coelho

Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting. Siri Hustvedt

That is the rule of the Wilds: You must be bigger and stronger and tougher. You must hurt or be hurt. Lauren Oliver

Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best? Jacqueline Carey

I’m not upset that you lied to me; I’m upset that from now on, I can’t believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowingly we don’t have time to help and love people but unknowingly we always manage to have time to hurt them. Sushan R. Sharma

We need never be ashamed of our tears. Charles Dickens

Being broken-hearted is like having broken ribs. On the outside it looks like nothing’s wrong, but every breath hurts. Greg Behrendt

Pain is only bearable if we know it will end, not if we deny it exists. Victor Frankl

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

When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet. Steve Maraboli