20+ Unrequited Love Quotes

We have all been stuck in the clutches of that soul crushing monster known as unrequited love. There is no greater pain in this world than to love somebody, and not have that feeling reciprocated in return. Sometimes it can happen quite suddenly, while at different moments it can take hold over time. Like a leviathan pulling you deeper and deeper into the sea of desire, love not returned is overwhelming. Maybe you have been lucky up to this point in your life, but eventually this tormented feeling will embrace you in it’s icy grip. Many people go through this awkward phase early in their lives while exploring the depths of love and lust. Often, those we think that we can’t live without end up breaking our hearts, and leaving us in a state that feels much worse than even death. Have hope oh ye of little faith, the feeling will eventually pass into the night, and love will find you when it’s least expected.

Maybe the boy/girl you feel passionately for doesn’t even know you exist. Perhaps a friend that has been by your side since childhood has now become something much more meaningful. Regardless of the situation, when you feel something special for another human being, it is one of the strongest emotions that can be experienced. At times, we make complete fools of ourselves trying to shake the nervous tick that comes to the surface whenever that special someone is within sight. If, and when this exciting moment occurs in your life, it’s far better to let the other party know how you feel than to keep the emotions bottled up, never knowing what might have been. Do your very best to live life without the burden of regret, which means putting yourself in an uncomfortable position at times. Perhaps the person of your daytime reveries will feel the same, or maybe they won’t. Ignore the threat of rejection and go out on a limb. The worst case scenario is that the person does not feel the same for you as you do for them. These quotes are for those of you who have taken that chance and now feel the sting of unrequited love.

1. Never Lose Yourself

“Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.”

Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you.

2. The Curse

“Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.”

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.

3. Vain Love

“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.”

Unrequited Love Quote

  1. Love Not Returned

    “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.”

Unrequited Love Not Returned

  1. Love and Peanuts

    “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

Unrequited love and peanuts

5. Open Your Heart

“You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.” (Johnny Depp)

Unrequited Love Quote Johnny Depp

6. Heartache

“I can’t tell you I love you, all I can see is you. Every time our eyes meet, every time I hear your voice I love you more and my heart aches more”

Unrequited Love Sad Quote

7. Truth

“Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth.” (George Sand)

Unrequited love George Sand quote

8. Brick Walls

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

Getting Over Unrequited Love

9. First Love

“The first love is almost always unrequited."

First Unrequited Love Quote

10. Ownership Of The Heart

“Why am I afraid to lose you… When you’re not even mine.”

Dealing With Unrequited Love

11. Nothing Changes

“I mean I try and I try, but nothing changes. You still don’t want me.”

Unrequited Love Quote

12. Everything You Can’t Have

“Don’t make someone your everything if they’ve already made someone else theirs.”

Unfulfilled Love Quote

13. Survival

“You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survive in a way that once-requited love cannot.” (John Green)

Quote About Love John Green

14. A Ghost In The Night

Perhaps unrequited love was a specter in the house, a presence that brushed at the edge of senses, a heat in the dark, a shadow under the sun.” (Sherry Thomas)

Unrequited Love Sherry Thomas

15. Tragedy

Problems can be fixed. But unrequited love is a tragedy.” (Suzanne Harper)

Unrequited Love Is Tragedy

16. Incredible Things

“people do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love.”

Incredible Things For Love Quote

17. One-Sided Love

“Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner…”

One Sided Love

18. A Love Never Had

“You know you’ve got it bad, when you miss something you never had.”

You know you got it bad when you miss something you never had quote

19. To See You Smile

“At least even for a little while, I was the reason behind your smile.”

To see you smile love quote

Article by Derek Gladden