175+ Lost Love Quotes

There is no doubt that a break-up is tough. If you’ve lost your love, you may need solace. Deep lost love quotes will shake off the blues, soothe your mind and warm your soul.

All love lost is hard in its own way, but you need to move on. It is important not to rush your true feelings, you should mindfully walk through the process. Insights from lost love quotes might provide some relief.

Love can often be hard to define, but famous quotes about love and loving someone quotes will make you rethink what love means.

Table of Contents

Profound Lost Love Quotes

You can love someone so much… But you can never love people as much as you can miss them. – John Green

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

When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. – Unknown

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

Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. – Dylan Thomas

People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences, but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime. – Ethel Person

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

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

Love is timeless and everlasting. However, no matter how immortal the feeling may be, there are just some things that aren’t meant to be. And sometimes, you have no choice but to move on and let go.

profound lost love quotes

I’ve always wondered what losing a limb would feel like. I stopped wondering the moment you left me for good.

There is nothing more painful than saying goodbye to something that’s brought so much joy and beauty to your life. However, some goodbyes are just inevitable.

You were the light in my life- the sun, the star, the everlasting luminance. Now all I’m left with is darkness, the specks of light here and there to remind me of what I once had but lost.

Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never met.

True love never dies as we see in our eyes, only when we let go that we can truly say goodbye.

Real loss only occurs when you lose something that you love more than yourself.

lost love sayings

Love does nothing but make you weak! It turns you into an object of pity and derision-a mewling pathetic creature no more fit to live than a worm squirming on the pavement after a hard summer rain. – Teresa Medeiros

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go. – Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

I should know enough about a loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone – you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence. – Alyson Noel

Sometimes you have to allow yourself to lose something great in order for something better to come in your life.

I never knew you could experience hell on earth until I lost the one angel that brought me heaven on earth.

I wondered if dying was a better alternative to enduring the rest of my days without your sweet kisses to keep me alive.

uplifting lost love quotes

I woke up from that beautiful dream and found myself living in a reality far worse than my scariest nightmares.

Losing you was like losing a limb. I could function, but there was always something missing.

The phantom pain of your sweet embrace continues to haunt me even when I’m asleep.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. – Unknown

To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose, the next best. – William Thackeray

quotes about love lost

I thought I loved him, but he had to break my heart for me to know what true love really is.

Memories are the best souvenirs.

Love doesn’t make the world go round, Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

The greatest weakness of most humans Is their hesitancy to tell others, How much they love them While they’re alive.

Though I may have lost you, you will always have a space in the most beautiful part of my damaged soul.

I buried you yesterday, but memories of you will keep on haunting me tomorrow and forevermore.

The grief of losing you made me feel so lost. But ironically, it is the same grief that keeps me going on with life.

inspiring lost love quotes

To fully appreciate the wonders of joy and love, you have to also appreciate the horror of pain and loss.

The process of losing someone does not happen all at once. It comes in bits and pieces, creeping up on you slowly but surely. It’s only when the gaping hole of loss overwhelms you that you fully comprehend the devastating permanence of losing someone to the hands of death.

I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.

A divorce is like an amputation; you survive, but there’s less of you.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

sad lost love quotes

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, / Men were deceivers ever, / One foot in sea and one on shore, / To one thing constant never. – William Shakespeare

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there. – Otomo No Yakamochi

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. – Daphne Rose Kingma

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. – Barbara De Angelis

You cannot see loss, you cannot hear loss. There is only one thing you can do, and that is to feel it.

When you lose someone, you have to accept that grief and love cannot be separated. For when you reminisce the joys of your sweet love, you will be awakened by the grief you have tried so hard to keep at bay.

I will never truly get over your loss, but there is nothing left to do but move on and make way for a bright and new day.

short lost love quotes

Sometimes I lie on our bed, eyes open, heart pounding, wondering when I will fully comprehend that you are never going to lie here beside me once more

You never know how special something is until you lose it.

How ironic it is that only loss can show us how important something is.

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either.

Sometimes the person you really need is the one you didn’t think you wanted.

Everyone tells me I should forget about you, you don’t deserve me. They’re right, you don’t deserve me, but I deserve you.

I don’t miss him, I miss who I thought he was.

missing lost love quotes

There’s this place in me where your fingertips still rest… your kisses still linger and your whispers softly echo… It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death.

If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.

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

They continued to ask me what pain felt like. I looked them in the eye and told them that true pain is having to bury your one and only child.

Where should all my love go when you are no longer here to receive it?

You always told me that someday I had to prepare myself for the day when you would never come back. I tried, I really did, but nothing could ever prepare me for the day it actually happened.

inspirational lost love quotes

Our love has become nothing but a memory I keep hidden deep inside the brightest part of my soul.

The grief of losing someone is like the air. No matter how hard you try to keep yourself from breathing, you must accept that you cannot go on without it.

You must not cry because something has ended. Instead, smile because it happened.

There were only two soul-stirring moments in my life. First was when I met you, and second was when I lost you.

It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

suffering lost love quotes

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

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. – George R.R. Martin

The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean De La Fontaine

How do you go on knowing that the one thing that keeps your heart beating is forever lost to you?

I try to live my life even without you with it. I go to our favorite spots, our favorite places, trying to live on. Instead, I find myself living in the memories that haunt me, always and forever.

Trying to forget someone is like trying to remember someone you never knew.

Healing Quotes About Love Lost

Losing you left a bitter taste in my mouth. But whenever I try to wash the taste away, the lingering sweetness of our time together keeps me from doing it. I would endure every bitter taste if only to taste bits and pieces of the sweetness that once overwhelmed me.

Love is divine only and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind. It is a learned application without reason or motive except that it is God. – Toni Morrison

No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends.

Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.

It takes a couple of seconds to say Hello, but forever to say Goodbye.

goodbye lost love quotes

The pain of losing you, no matter how much it breaks my heart, reminds me that once upon a time, I loved you with everything I had.

Love is timeless, love is immortal. Even if you lose someone to something as permanent as death, the love you once had will never fade away. It will caress you each and every day, reminding you of the everlasting sweetness of love.

After you left me, I was stuck wondering where I should go to start anew. A voice in the wind told me that maybe I didn’t have to start over again. Maybe I just had to go on walking through this path, and apply the lessons losing you has taught me.

I cried so hard when I lost my cat, the pain of losing her spearing a hole through my heart. My father hugged me tight and whispered in my ear, Do not cry, my child. For when you lose something great, something better will take its place.

lost love quotes

I knew that losing you would bring me nothing but devastation. Despite this, I took the risk and welcomed you in my life, hoping that the sweetness of our time together would make up for all the pain your loss would someday bring.

I’ve always wondered which was worse- remembering or forgetting.

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

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.

There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy. – Jean Anouilh

endless lost love quotes

Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep. – Clive Barker

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

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse

If you’ve fallen down, today is the day you can get back up and try again. – Amelie Chance

Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.

God is closest to those with broken hearts.

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Love is like a puzzle. When you’re in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.

heart touching lost love quotes

You’ve always acted like you were staying for good so when you left, I didn’t know how to live without you anymore.

It is always hard to lose somebody that you love. The loss leaves a hole in your heart that can never be repaired, only covered up.

You never truly get over losing someone. You may forgive, you may forget. But you can never stop the memories of sweetness and joy from creeping in when you least expect it to.

Does loss get easier with time? It doesn’t. It just takes longer to remember but when you do, the stabbing pain will be the same as the first time you felt it.

Where there is love, there will always be hurt.

healing lost love quotes

As soon as forever is through, I’ll be over you.

Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were. – Unknown

If it is real, it will never be over. – Unknown

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. – Steve Maraboli

She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum. – Jonathan Safran Foer

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.

God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces.

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.

You cannot truly love until you accept that with the sweetness of love comes the horror of pain.

I’m almost over you, that’s what I keep telling myself to make me sleep better at night.

It’s so hard to go back to the places that was once ours. When I look at them, it seems like nothing has changed. But deep in my heart, I know the truth. With you can from my life, everything has and forever will be changed.

What should I do without you? I simply cannot imagine.

simply lost love quotes

My student once asked me what the saddest word in the world was. I looked her in the eye and told her the most painful word that was ever said to me, Goodbye.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.

A new wound makes all the old ones ache again.

Its better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Everyone has a right to love and be loved, and nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong. – Barbra Streisand

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass – It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

Still hoping we ride off into the sunset together. – Andy Atticus

famous lost love quotes

Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.

Does love truly come to everyone? Or may I die alone, having never been loved or given the chance to love?

I wish I had the guts to walk away and forget about what we had. But, I can’t because I know you won’t come after me, and I guess that’s what hurts the most.

When you remember how hard it is to change yourself, you begin to understand what little chance we have of changing others.

A rose without thorns is like love without heartbreak; it doesn’t make sense.

How can I lose something that I never had?

Deep Lost Love Quotes

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult. – Faraaz Kazi

There is no greater joy that can ever compare to love as there is no greater pain that can ever compare to loss.

You cannot truly let go until you accept that despite the pain he caused, he brought you far greater and unimaginable joy.

I looked at the house with such great pain. Home. It is a sweet and foreign word to me now. Without you in it, what used to be a home is now nothing but a house.

Do not fear, sweet child, and let yourself love. Do not be afraid of the pain of loss, for the sweetness of love far outweighs it.

Would I have been better off if I never knew you? I do not know, and I find myself not wanting to know at all.

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

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. – Alphonse de Lamartine

popular lost love quotes

Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. – Unknown

Real tears are not those that fall from the eyes and cover the face, but those that fall from the heart and cover the soul.

They say, ‘Time heals all wounds.’ If that is true, then I guess mine go deeper than pain. There are no words to choose from losing you. I guess I found out too late, and now all I feel is a heartbreak that only hurts when I breathe.

And maybe this will end tomorrow or 2 weeks or 4 months or maybe even 2 years from now but no matter when it ends I’ll never regret any of it

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

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

When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. – Unknown

Love will not serve those who do not live for her, and in her, and to whom she is not the breath of life. – Jennette Lee

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

I searched for years I found no love. I’m sure that love will never be a product of plasticity. – Frank Zappa

There is no love without suffering. – Arielle Dombasle

greatest lost love quotes

No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight. – Lana Del Rey

I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. – Nicholas Sparks

Love can tear you apart… it can kill you. But if you’re lucky, it can put you back together.

I hate you…and then I love you…it’s like I want to throw you off a cliff….then rush to the bottom to catch you.

When I lost you, I felt as if the world ended. Time stopped for me and nothing else mattered. When I looked outside the window and saw that the birds continued to fly, I realized that the world will not accompany me in my grief. And life, as usual, will go on with our without me.

I keep on telling myself that I’m over you but whenever I hear my cellphone chime, I cannot help but wish that it’s a message from you.

To welcome great beginnings, you must welcome the possible sad endings that come with it.

I was faced with the hardest decision I will ever make in my life, to let go and move on.

Do not feel bitter when you lose someone. It will be painful, yes. But the pain of losing that person will only remind you of how much you’ve loved, and how much of it was real.

It hurts the most when you can actually feel your heartbreaking.

You love to hate the one who loves the one you hate to love.

The ones that you love the most are usually the ones that hurt you the most.

hurting lost love quotes

Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien

I knew I would hate my best memory because it would prove that people could fake love or that love could end or worst of all, love was not powerful enough to change a life. – Mona Simpson

The great love is gone. – Mercedes Lackey

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. – Mignon McLaughlin

The pain started years ago, but I’d lived with it for so long at that point that I’d accepted it as an inevitable part of me. – Ashley D. Wallis

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

It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. – John Steinbeck

I thought when love for you died, I should die. It’s dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on. – Rupert Brooke

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

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

There is a comfort in the strength of love; / Would overset the brain, or break the heart. – William Wordsworth

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 witherings, of tarnishings. – Anais Nin

A dream you once were, a dream of all my realities, a dream I can no longer strive for, in the wake of many betrayals. – C. Elizabeth

It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her. – Charlotte Featherstone

In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. – Dante Alighieri

I’m not like a car you can fix up. I’m never gonna run right Bella. – Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

cute lost love quotes

Yet leave me not; yet, if thou wilt, be free; Love me no more, but love my love of thee. – Algernon Charles Swinburne

When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth. – Sienna Miller