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 an 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.
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.
Quotations about Painful Breakups
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.
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.
Broken hearts die slowly.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Hurting Love Quotes
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
Where there is love, there is pain.
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 syphon the life you had given so as to feed your selfish desires
Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.
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
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.
The courses of true love never did run smooth.
The sky cries for those filled with sadness
I did the searching and remembering, she did the disappearing and the forgetting.
I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall, hurt, and fail.
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 courage to go on with my life.
Of all pains, the greatest pain,
Is to love, and to love in vain.
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.
Without love our life is … a ship without a rudder … like a body without a soul.
If you love something, let it go…
To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control.
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
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.
What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.
Every night, I laid awake with your memories flooding through my eyes with the hope to be with you when sleep arrived.
I thought when love for you died, I should die.
It’s dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.
The clouds wept when my heart sand a song of sorrow
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.
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.
The man is quickened so with grief,
He wanders god-like or like thief
Inside and out, below, above,
With relief seeking lost love.
Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.
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.
Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.
One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you…then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go
Love Hurts Quotes
May be its a good idea to write something about you in my book… At least then, there will be a place where we will meet everyday… and be together forever!
Willingness to possess is the beginning of..love hurts.
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!
He was changed, burned, branded, destroyed and rebuilt. And he loved it.
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.
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