21 Unrequited Love Quotes That Tells You You’re Not Alone On That Painful Island

Posted on January 11, 2020Comments Off on 21 Unrequited Love Quotes That Tells You You’re Not Alone On That Painful Island

You will be hard-pressed coming with a list of a handful of things that hurt more than unrequited love. You love someone dearly and you dream of the beautiful things you two can do together. Running on wet beach and leaving footprints of affection on the sand of time. Riding on a Ferris Wheel with your lover clutching at you because she fears she is going to fall and break her pretty neck. Doing small dances in bed in a rhythm of music, romance, and passion. Doing that boat cruise where the whiteness of the water mixes with your heart in a union of happiness and a wish for a greater tomorrow. You have a long endless list of the things you can do together. But your love interest holds the key. They can make your dream or turn it into a nightmare. They can fail to return your love and add you to a sea-large list of people wallowing on the dark waters of unrequited love.

Of course, you already know you are not alone on this island but you may not know the extent people have suffered in the hands of an unrequited lover. I believe Kellie Elmore already spoke for all of us when she said. “Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless.” She is not alone; hear these authors tell us tales and words that you can relate to. You and your heart.

Unrequited Love Quotes

“Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” ― Christina Westover “Cruelty is a language that the blind can see, the deaf can hear, and the heart feels forever.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“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, Her Imperfect Groom

“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, The Book of Unholy Mischief

“My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.” ― Meredith Taylor, Churning Waters

“The biggest curse in life is not losing your love, but not being loved by someone you love.” ― Kiran Joshi

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

“She had the look in her eye when you kick and kick at the door and it doesn’t open, when you write a boy letters and letters and he never loves you, not ’til the day he dies. Not even then.” ― Daniel Handler, The Basic Eight

“Unrequited love is like kneeling on uncooked rice and waiting for the boiling water of his kisses to soften the pain but he never comes.” ― K. Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing
“She is the weakness you think of as strength while I am the strength you have no idea is there.” ― David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility
“I never expected you to love me, I didn’t see any reason that you should. I never thought myself very lovable. I was thankful to be allowed to love you and I was enraptured when now and then I thought you were pleased with me or when I noticed in your eyes a gleam of good-humored affection. I tried not to bore you with my love; I knew I couldn’t afford to do that and I was always on the lookout for the first sign that you were impatient with my affection.” ― W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

More Quotes

“My head is full of seeing you see me.” ― Julie Berry, All the Truth That’s in Me

“He silenced the thought, already itching to get inside her, his tongue, or his fingers, or his cock. After all these years of wanting, he would gladly accept whatever access to her body she gave him. He just wanted in.” ― Amber Belldene, Blood Entangled

“My heart had been touched by him, battered by him, cradled by him as the days passed. He was cruel without meaning to be yet he was kind, and I needed him too much to let myself want him” ― Mackenzie Herbert, Chasing Trains

“I came hoping to see those eyes, but instead I return with my heart, leaving behind only flowers.” ― Kim Dong Hwa

“Her love has been always unrequited, but until now it wasn’t real love. Now it hurts, and that’s how she knows it is real.” ― Ellen Litman, Mannequin Girl

“I found him between a reality and a nightmare.” ― Shannon A. Thompson, Take Me Tomorrow

“It’s painful, loving someone from afar. Watching them – from the outside. The once familiar elements of their life reduced to nothing more than occasional mentions in conversations and faces changing in photographs….. They exist to you now as nothing more than living proof that something can still hurt you … with no contact at all.” ― Ranata Suzuki

“I suffer from unrequited self-love. I love myself, but I don’t Love myself back.” ― Andrea Gibson, Lord of the Butterflies

“I know girls aren’t supposed to tell, but I’ve got to tell—just in case you should fail to love me because you never knew how much I loved you. I want not to have to say later — I wish I’d told him.” ― Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato

“I want to die because I love you. I don’t want to die because I love you.” ― Karl Kristian Flores, Cardiac Ablation

A bonus of the Unrequited love quotes. This one should console you:

“Certainly no one has ever died of an unrequited passion—it’s usually the ones that are requited that get people in trouble.” ― Mercedes Lackey, Four & Twenty Blackbirds

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