Secret Unrequited Love Quotes

34 unrequited love quotes:

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
~William Shakespeare

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.
~Ben Hecht

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.
~Allison Pearson

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

Even though we never said it to each other, I think we both knew.
~Unknown Author

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.
~ Christina Westover

Her heart was a secret garden and the walls very high.
~Unknown Author

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
~Pablo Neruda

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. 
~Saint Jerome

I loved you yesterday, Love you still, always have, always will.
~Unknown Author

Some things are better left unspoken, and I guess loving you is one of them.
~Unknown Author

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
~Charlie Brown

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.
~Unknown Author

Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
~J.M. Barrie

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.
~Unknown Author

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.
~Sarah Mclachlan

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.
~Unknown Author

Loving you is like trying to touch a star, I know I can never reach you, but I can’t help but try.
~Unknown Author

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.
~ Bauvard

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
Perhaps a great love is never returned.~Dag Hammarskjold

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