Love Hurts Quotes and Sayings

Our collection of love hurts quotes provides some perspective on the challenges of relationships.

The pain that love can deliver can be the most difficult thing to bear. It is this pain that has inspired some of the greatest works of literature and driven the hearts of men and women to share their pain.

The moment you start loving someone, you also put your heart at risk of getting hurt. There are no guarantees in love, and you can never be sure where it will lead.

They say when a broken heart cries, the heavens cry with it. Nothing can soothe a heart that is hurt by love. When you are hurt, there is unsung contentment in reading to the words of other broken hearts. Here are some love hurts quotes to reflect on.

Quotes About Love Hurts

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

Why is it that we don’t always recognize the moment love begins, but we always recognize the moment it ends?

Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you
Cecily von Ziegesar

Memories are coming back. Pain! I tried so hard to erase it. The time I am spending without you, from you makes me remember you even more.

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Best Love Hurts Quotes

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
Clive Staples Lewis

The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.
Carroll Bryant

You hurt me more than I deserve, how can you be so cruel? I love you more than you deserve, why am I such a fool?

[A] final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works.
T.E. Kalem

Broken hearts die slowly.
Langston Hughes

If love is so important to have that one doesn’t want to lose it, why is it when we find true love we often don’t notice it?

Some people come in your life and make you believe that your life is incomplete without them. Then they leave, creating a void in your heart that may fill back with time but will never be complete.
Anmol Rawat

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Good Love Hurts Quotes

The pain of having a broken heart is not so much as to kill you, yet not so little as to let you live.

What do you do when the one person you want comfort from the most is the one who caused your pain?
Amanda Grace

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.

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Oscar Wilde

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on, and we fight to let go.

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Short Love Hurt Quotes

God is closest to those with broken hearts.
Jewish Saying

Where there is love, there is pain.
Spanish Proverb

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

The brittle bones beneath my chest cracked, piercing my heart. It was you who breathed new life into my lungs and it was you who would later siphon the life you had given so as to feed your selfish desires
Sonya Watson

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

Nobody is worth crying for, and those that are worth it will not make you cry.
Gabriel García Márquez

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare The Master of Love Hurts Quotes

It hurts if someone tells you they don’t want you, but it hurts more if they don’t tell you.

If you have it (love), you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.
Sir James M. Barrie

Broken Heart Sayings

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

Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart
My silent heart, lie still and break.
Christina Rossetti

The courses of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

The sky cries for those filled with sadness
Sonya Watson

I did the searching and remembering, she did the disappearing and the forgetting.
Ann Brashares

I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall, hurt, and fail.
Erma Bombeck

The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
William Somerset Maugham

Hurt Love Sayings

I’ve been hurt but I’ll continue to love, for that gives me the courage to go on with my life.

Of all pains, the greatest pain,
Is to love, and to love in vain.
George Granville

Love is blind and love can be foolish – our heart doesn’t always love the right people at the right time. Sometimes we hurt the ones that love us the most, and sometimes we love the ones that don’t deserve our love at all.

When you are in love and you get hurt, it’s like a cut, it will heal, but there will always be a scar.

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

Without love our life is … a ship without a rudder … like a body without a soul.
Sholem Aleichem

If you love something, let it go…
Karen Shreck


To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside of your control.
Alexandra Adornetto

I self-destruct every relationship so that I don’t get hurt but in truth, I just hurt myself worse in the long run.

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.

It’s not love’s going hurts my days,
But that it went in little ways.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love bleeds you dry until the red organ ceases to beat
Sonya Watson

At what point of time do you realize something you have been working for so long and so hard is no longer worth fighting for? After the fight I realized it.

Tip: Love Hurts quotes might help someone who is going through a difficult time in a relationship. Knowing what to say and when to say it is an art. At first, it might help just to listen.

Love Quotes For Her

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

Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived.
Anmol Rawat

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

The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.
Sonya Watson

I miss you in waves and tonight I’m drowning. You left me fending for my life and it feels like you’re the only one who can bring me back to the shore alive.
Denice Envall

I loved you then I love you now, I love you still, always have always will.

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.

Waiting is the Hardest Part

The man is quickened so with grief,
He wanders god-like or like a thief
Inside and out, below, above,
With relief seeking lost love.
Robert Graves

Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.
Luanne Rice

You did love me, I whispered. Just not the same way I loved you.
Jess Rothenberg – (some of these Love Hurts quotes get right to the core of the sadness)

I fight for what I want and that’s you. But sometimes I ask to myself if you’re worth it, my heart says yes you are. But I don’t want to fight a war if I’m going to lose.

I hate the day, because it lendeth light
To see all things, but not my love to see.
Edmund Spenser

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.
Aman Jassal

One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you…then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go

Inspiring Love Hurts Quotes

Maybe it’s a good idea to write something about you in my book… At least then, there will be a place where we will meet every day… and be together forever!
Anamika Mishra

Willingness to possess is the beginning hurts.
Toba Beta

Love stinks, yeah, yeah.
J. Geils Band

Don’t fall in love. Fall off a bridge, it hurts less.

The worst way to miss someone is to have them sitting right next to you… And knowing you have absolutely no chance with them.

With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless wore my heart away!
Thomas Moore

He was changed, burned, branded, destroyed and rebuilt. And he loved it.
Jess Michaels

Our love was like a game to you… when you got bored, you quit.

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

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.

Maybe part of loving is learning to let go.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.


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