34 unrequited love quotes:
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
~Francois La Rochefoucauld
A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
~Alphonse Marie Louis De Lamartine
The great thing about unrequited love is that it is the only kind that lasts.
The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls very high.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
Some things are better left unspoken, and I guess loving you is one of them.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
If in this lifetime,
I won't get to have you,
I'll make sure that if
I meet you in my next life
I won't have to think twice on saying that
I waited a lifetime to say I love you...
~ Anjali Banerjee
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
~ Chuck Palahniuk
Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest:
Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers:
Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest,
And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers!
~William S. Gilbert
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
~ Jane Austen
A mighty pain to love it is,
And 'tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.
~ Abraham Cowley
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
Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously.
~ Cassandra Clare
There are times when it's better to choose to LOVE a person in SILENCE, for in silence,you will find no rejection. Likewise, it's sometimes better to choose to LOVE a person in DREAMS for in dreams, no one owns you, but....me.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
~ Aphra Behn
You'll never realize, because I'll never tell you, that I love you.
Every time I'm close to you, there's too much I can't say, and you just walk away. And I forgot to tell you I love you.
No love can hurt as much as the love that can never be..
and no thoughts can hurt as much as the thought of a love that could have been.
Loving you is like trying to touch a star, I know I can never reach you, but I can't help but try.
You wondered how you'd make it through. I wondered what was wrong with you. Because how could you give your love to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the very thing you're looking for, is the one thing you can't see.
~ Vanessa Williams
When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.
~ Miranda Kenneally
To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
~ Federico García Lorca
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
Unrequited love is the only possible way to give yourself to another without being held in indentured servitude.
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.
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