Sad Love Quotes: 200+ Sad Love Quotes for Him and Her

It hurts when you’re in a broken heart situation. It even hurt more when you hear your favorite love song or read some sad love quotes. You feel like all of these were specially written for you. That’s part of life. You can cry as much as you want but remember that it’s not the end.

Our collection of sad love quotes will comfort and help you to reduce the pain you feel from your broken relationship. Use these sad love quotes to express how you feel and hopefully someday you’ll find your better half.

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Sad Love Quotes for Him

  1. There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you. —Ashleigh Brilliant
  2. Remember me with smiles and laughs, for that’s how I’ll remember you. If you can only remember me with sadness and tears, then don’t remember me at all.
  3. Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime. — Bette Davis
  4. Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story. —Faraaz Kazi
  5. Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life. —Merle Shan
  6. You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. —Julia Roberts
  7. Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’. —Faraaz Kazi
  8. Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again. —Susan Polis Schutz
  9. There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you. —Steve Maraboli
  10. 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 that’s what hurts the most.
  11. 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
  12. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. —Alexander Graham Bell
  13. They say that time heals all wounds but all it’s done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.
  14. There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. —Harry Crews
  15. Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable. —Nicholas Sparks
  16. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. —Pascal
  17. I didn’t ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that is the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.
  18. Sometimes your eyes are not the only place the tears fall from. —Faraaz Kazi
  19. It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories but find yourself moving on. —Nicholas Sparks
  20. There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. —La Rochefoucauld
  21. When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love. —David Grayson
  22. The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. —John Vance Cheney
  23. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  24. Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. —Kahlil Gibran
  25. They say follow your heart, but if your heart is in a million pieces which piece do you follow?
  26. Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. —Christopher Morley
  27. ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. —Alfred Lord Tennyson
  28. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. —Kenji Miyazawa
  29. Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow. —James Matthew Barrie
  30. For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” —John Greenleaf Whittier
  31. I will wait for you till the day I can forget you or till the day you realize you cannot forget me. —Herryicm
  32. Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. —Herman Hesse
  33. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. —Jim Rohn
  34. 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.
  35. Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.
  36. Sometimes you may feel that you are weak and therefore have given up but at times it only shows that you are strong enough to let go of things.
  37. Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.
  38. In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. —Mignon McLaughlin
  39. 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.
  40. Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The Main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. —John Steinbeck
  41. 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.
  42. If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. —Thomas Otway
  43. Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.
  44. You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless. —Terri Guillemets
  45. Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. —Paramahansa Yogananda
  46. When you are in love and you get hurt, it is like a cut. It will heal but there will always be a scar.
  47. It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories. —Bonnie Blair
  48. It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces. —Ella Harper
  49. Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! —Dita Von Teese
  50. I hate to see the one I love happy with somebody, but I surely hate it more to see the one I love unhappy with me.
  51. The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. —Carl Jung
  52. A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone’s face.
  53. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. —Khalil Gibran
  54. It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. —Ernie Harwell
  55. First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great. —Alyssa Milano
  56. Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep. —Taraji P. Henson
  57. When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day. —Lynda Resnick
  58. I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. —Nana Mouskouri
  59. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. —Jim Rohn
  60. Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else. —Morrie Schwartz
  61. Everyone can have their heart broken. Even if you know the relationship isn’t working, it’s still sad. Even in a bad relationship, they’re part of your life for a long time, and saying goodbye to that can be difficult. —James Marsden
  62. In deep sadness, there is no place for sentimentality. —William S. Burroughs
  63. We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness. —Pierre Corneille
  64. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. —Khalil Gibran
  65. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. —H. G. Wells
  66. You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. It’s not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry? —Rumi
  67. You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel. —Johnny Depp
  68. It takes a minute to like someone, an hour to love someone, but to forget someone takes a lifetime.
  69. Someone can walk into your life and it is not until after they walk out that you realize that they were even there.
  70. If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. —Rabindranath Tagore
  71. It hurts to breathe because every breath I take proves I can’t live without you.
  72. I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. —Charlotte Bronte
  73. If you don’t value your life start smoking, you’ll die ten years early. Or, start drinking to excess every day, you’ll die fifteen years early. Or you could love someone who doesn’t love you back, you’ll die every day.
  74. Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
  75. The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
  76. When people walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left.
  77. Never make someone a priority, when all you are to them is an option.
  78. Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in a drought – useless and disappointing.
  79. I tried really hard, I promise. But one day I just woke up and I couldn’t handle it anymore.
  80. Sometimes, it’s not the person you miss, but the feelings and moments you had when you were with them.
  81. Sometimes, we do have to be selfless, not selfish and think of what’s going to be the best for the ones we love.
  82. Stop setting yourself on fire for someone who stays to watch your burn.
  83. My plan is to forgive and forget. Forgive myself for being stupid and forget you ever existed.

Sad Love Quotes for Her

  1. Sometimes you have to let people go because they’re toxic to you. Let them go because they take and take and leave you empty.
  2. Sometimes you don’t know how much something means to you until it’s taken away.
  3. Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you’ve never met.
  4. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.
  5. When you’re in love and you get hurt, it’s like a cut. It will heal with time, but the scars will never fade.
  6. When I see you smile and know that it’s not for me, that’s when I miss you the most.
  7. I hate this feeling. It’s one I know all too well. It’s a thing called heartbreak and it hurts like hell.
  8. People think it’s holding on that makes you strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
  9. You hurt me more than I deserve, how could you be so cruel? I love you more than you deserve, why am I such a fool?
  10. Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. —Steve Maraboli
  11. I wish I saved all the tears I cried for you so I could drown you in them.
  12. It’s hard to pretend that you love someone when you don’t, but it’s even harder to pretend that you don’t love someone when you really do.
  13. I’m afraid to love, afraid to love so fast, because every time I fall in love, it seems to never last.
  14. If you love me, let me know. If you don’t, please let me go.
  15. I would give up everything for one moment with you; for one moment is better than a lifetime of not knowing you.
  16. Real loss only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself.
  17. The times we were happy together are worth the times I cry alone.
  18. Breaking up is like having the worst nightmare after having the best dream.
  19. We always ignore those who adore us and adore those who ignore us.
  20. I don’t know why they call it heartbreak, when it feels like every other part of my body, is broken too.
  21. It’s hard to pretend you love someone when you don’t. But it’s harder to pretend that you don’t love someone when you really do.
  22. Falling in love is awfully simple, but falling out of love is simply awful.
  23. The hardest part of dreaming about someone you love is having to wake up.
  24. When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in it.
  25. Love that we cannot have is the love that lasts the longest, hurts the deepest, and feels the strongest.
  26. I hate the way that, even though I’ve moved on, you still sneak into my mind.
  27. The most painful part of leaving the person you love is that they’ll never come after you.
  28. It’s hard to take a role in someone’s life when you’re not even part of the script.
  29. I never let you go because in the back of my mind I still believe that someday we’ll get our second chance.
  30. Never let him have the satisfaction of knowing you will always be there waiting.
  31. One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be forgotten by someone they will never forget.
  32. We always thought we’d look back on our tears and laugh, but we never thought we’d look back on our laughter and cry.
  33. A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried. Neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.
  34. Every heart has a pain. Only the way of expressing it is different. Fools hide it in their eyes, while the brilliant hide it in their smile.
  35. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more painful than anything that bleeds.
  36. Some old wounds never truly heal and bleed again at the slightest word.
  37. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you’re special too.
  38. Those who hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.
  39. Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being the person behind the gun.
  40. It’s crazy how you can go months or years without talking to someone, but they still cross your mind every day.
  41. Be careful when you’re trying to fix a broken person because you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces.
  42. Having a broken heart is like having a broken rib. Nobody can see it, but it hurts with every breath.
  43. Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself putting them back together.
  44. One of the worst feelings in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
  45. Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you have control over is yourself.
  46. Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see that we’re worth so much more than we’re settling for.
  47. The most painful goodbyes are those that were never said and never explained.
  48. Maybe someday I’ll be what you want, but don’t wait too long because the day you want me may be the day I’ve finally given up.
  49. I wish I could hurt you the same way you hurt me. But I know that if I had the chance, I wouldn’t do it.
  50. If you have to beg someone to stay in your life, they don’t belong there.
  51. It’s hard to move on, but once you move on, you’ll realize that it was the best decision you’ve ever made.
  52. If you have to wonder where you stand with someone, it may be time to stop standing and start walking.
  53. They don’t miss you when you’re gone. They miss you when you’ve moved on.
  54. You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one.
  55. The biggest mistake I’ve ever made was letting people stay in my life longer than they deserved.
  56. Never settle for being someone’s other when you have the potential to be someone’s only.
  57. Love leaves a memory that no one can steal, but sometimes it leaves a heartache that no one can heal.
  58. If someone wants to be a part of your life, they’ll make an effort to be in it.
  59. Sometimes the best way to get someone’s attention is to stop giving them yours.
  60. Don’t waste your time giving someone a second chance when there is someone better out there waiting for their first.
  61. Sometimes being hurt doesn’t make you stronger. It destroys who you were, who you wanted to be and who you are today.
  62. I forgive, but never forget because I never want to be hurt the same way twice.
  63. I trusted you, but now your words mean nothing to me because your actions spoke the truth.
  64. Sometimes it’s easier to pretend that you don’t care than to admit that it’s killing you.
  65. It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.
  66. The sad thing about betrayal is that it never comes from an enemy.
  67. Be careful how far you push me away because I may end up liking it there.
  68. I don’t chase after anyone anymore. If you want to walk out of my life, there’s the door. I’ll even hold it open for you.
  69. Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.
  70. It’s sad when you realize you rejected other people for that one person that wasted your time.
  71. Seeing people change isn’t what hurts. What hurts is remembering who they used to be.
  72. Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the one thing that will set you free.
  73. Don’t feel sad when someone gave up on you. Feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who never would have given up on them.
  74. People don’t notice the things we do for them until we stop doing them.
  75. Being single is better than being in a relationship with someone who fills your heart with doubt.
  76. The moment you feel you have to start proving your worth is the moment you should walk away and never look back.
  77. Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.
  78. If you cheat on someone who’s willing to do anything for you, you’re actually cheating yourself out of true loyalty.
  79. When someone truly cares about you they make an effort, not an excuse.
  80. Once you put all the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you’ll never be quite the same as before the fall.
  81. You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.
  82. I don’t think I ever really loved you. I think I was in love with the idea of you.
  83. True pain is when you look into the eyes of someone you love and they look away.
  84. I don’t know if I’m getting over him or if I’m just getting used to the pain.
  85. The worst feeling in life is not being lonely; it’s being forgotten by the one person you could never forget.
  86. I’m not ignoring you. I’m waiting to see if you’ll make an effort for me.
  87. It hurts when you have someone in your heart but you can’t have them in your arms.

Short Sad Love Quotes

  1. Let your tears come. Let them water your soul. —Eileen Mayhew
  2. Never let an old flame burn you twice.
  3. Don’t cry over someone who won’t cry over you.
  4. Life goes on… with or without you. —Faraaz Kazi
  5. The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness. —Uniek Swain
  6. It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
  7. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. —Jean De La Fontaine
  8. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. —Rumi
  9. Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. —Bill Blass
  10. Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. —Arthur Koestler
  11. Why am I so afraid of losing you when you’re not even mine?
  12. Tears are words the heart can’t express.
  13. If you leave without a reason don’t come back with an excuse.
  14. Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation.
  15. I can pretend I’m not dying inside, but just so you know… I am.
  16. The sad thing is that I actually thought you’d be different.
  17. If you love me, let me know. If not, please gently let me go.
  18. Love is like magic, but magic is just an illusion.
  19. Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.
  20. If you don’t let your past die, your past won’t let you live.
  21. The memories are worth the pain.
  22. Don’t make someone your everything. If they leave, you’ll have nothing.
  23. While I was holding on, all you did was let go.
  24. If you love me so much, why are you walking away?
  25. True love will never fade unless it was a lie.
  26. I hate you and everything we once were.
  27. I gave you everything but it wasn’t enough to make you stay.
  28. My heart bleeds no more since turning to stone.
  29. You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.
  30. Loving you was my favorite mistake.
  31. True love is when you shed a tear and still want him.
  32. Tears are words the heart can’t express.
  33. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair.
  34. Of all the lies I’ve heard, “I love you” was my favorite.
  35. The hardest things to let go of are the things you never really had.
  36. Don’t say you miss me when it’s your fault I’m gone.
  37. It’s not the goodbye that hurts, but the flashbacks that follow.
  38. Have a nice life. I’m done trying to be in it.
  39. If someone won’t fight for you, they’re not right for you.
  40. Now we’re back to the way we started, as strangers.
  41. People don’t change; they reveal who they really are.
  42. Be all in or get out. There is no halfway.
  43. If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors.
  44. You’re an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry.
  45. Truth is, you’re the reason I don’t believe in love anymore.
  46. Apologies don’t fix broken hearts.
  47. I’m too broken to hold on, but too in love to let go.

Sad Love Quotes from Tumblr

  1. The person who loves the hardest never asks for much, but to be loved in return. Even just a little bit… —K.P.
  2. I’m Done. crying, fighting, trying. I’m just done
  3. I fought for someone who would not fight for me. —Cynthia Go
  4. How stupid of me; to think I was the only flower in your garden. —6 a.m. thoughts
  5. I hope I cross your mind once in a while just so that I won’t feel pathetic for thinking of you all the time.
  6. There’s one thing I’ve learned and realized from all of this: You never loved me. —Cynthia Go
  7. That’s my problem: I think too much, and I fell too deeply. What a dangerous combination.
  8. Love doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be true.
  9. I’m not as strong as everyone thinks I am.
  10. Do I regret? Yes. Would I do it again? Probably.
  11. You’re not very easy to forget.
  12. I say I’m over you, but yet, I still search for quotes which remind me of us.
  13. They say “follow your heart” but if your heart is in a million pieces which piece do you follow?
  14. Please don’t doubt my love for you, it’s the only thing I’m sure of.
  15. Why do they call it a CRUSH? Because that’s how you feel when they don’t feel the same way in return.
  16. You’ll always be mine even when I’m not yours…
  17. Don’t play with my feelings.
  18. Though I saw it coming, it still hurts.
  19. I miss you a lot but I think I’m done waiting.
  20. She knew he was gone when she felt alone in his arms. —Atticus
  21. You made me feel like a rose and then you just let me die.
  22. The worst feeling is feeling unwanted by the person you want the most.
  23. I like to think that if the timing was different, I could have been the one for you. —LGK
  24. Take me to a place where my heart doesn’t hurt so much.
  25. Stop thinking about everything so much, you’re breaking your own heart.
  26. You know what? You really hurt me.
  27. I know we’ll be lovers again. I just know it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but we will. —AG
  28. Only in my dreams do you love me back. Which is why I never want to wake up sometimes.
  29. Losing you isn’t what hurt, it was knowing that losing me didn’t hurt you. —Selicia Ramirez
  30. I wasn’t done with loving you. And even though you’ve left, I’m still loving you.

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