Unrequited Love Quotes

On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare. Scott Turow

If music be the food of love, play on,Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.William Shakespeare

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.Federico García Lorca

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love.Sigmund Freud

Ask me why I keep on loving you when it’s clear that you don’t feel the same way for me. The problem is that as much as I can’t force you to love me, I can’t force myself to stop loving you.Anonymous

The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won’t get over you, Clary, he can’t.Cassandra Clare

People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love. Daniel Radcliffe

Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it.James Patterson

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

When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever.Sylvia Plath

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.J. K. Rowling

Snape’s patronus was a doe,’ said Harry, ‘the same as my mother’s because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children. J.K. Rowling

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.Christina Westover

I wouldn’t change it,” Simon said. “I wouldn’t give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn’t know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they’re dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I’ll always feel like I’m alive.Cassandra Clare

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 mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.Elle Newmark

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.J.M. Barrie

Why hide your feelings to the one you love? Why love the one who loves another? Why give everything if only pain comes in return? Why wait if there’s nothing to wait for? I guess the answer is love. Anonymous

I know I am but summer to your heart,And not the full four seasons of the year.Edna St. Vincent Millay

The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love. Joyce Carol Oates

Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.Carol Rifka Brunt

I have to admit, an 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

If you don’t receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.Robert Goolrick

Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.Louisa May Alcott

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

There’s nothing quite so humbling as thinking you’re completely over someone, then realizing you’re not even close.Brian Strause

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

She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years.Julia Quinn

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

If I said I was madly in love with you you’d know I was lying.Margaret Mitchell

sometimes no matter how many eyelashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you tear out and slap on your sleeve, it just ain’t gonna happen.Melissa Jensen