Unrequited Love Quotes

On this page I want to share some quotes about unrequited love. This is by no means a complete collection of all the quotes about unrequited love, but I’m always trying to find new quotes and add them here. That’s why I also need your help. If you know any quotes about unrequited love, please send them to me. I will add them here so that we can hat the really great collection of unrequited love quotes.

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
-Washington Irving

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

Without love our life is … a ship without a rudder …
like a body without a soul.

-Sholem Aleichem

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

Perhaps a great love is never returned.
-Dag Hammerskjold

Somewhere there must one
Made for this soul, to move it.

-William Johnson Cory

Nothing spoils the taste of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
-Charlie Brown

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
-Harold Lokes

The saddest thing in the world, is loving someone who used to love you.

Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
-James Matthew Barrie

Somewhere there’s someone who dreams of your smile,
And finds in your presence that life is worth while,
So when you are lonely,
remember it’s true:
Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you.


If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you,
it was meant to be. If they don’t, their love was never
yours to begin with.


You never lose by loving. You always lost by holding back.

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell

These are all the quotes I currently have about unrequited love. Again, I always add more quotes when I find them, and if you know any quotes that are not listed here, then please send them to me so that I can publish them here. Together we can create a great collection of quotes about unrequited love. Please also let me know if you want to be credited for the quote or not so I know how to put it on the website. I don’t publish my e-mail address on the website anymore because I did that before and then I got spammed, but when you get the Unrequited Love Advisor you find my e-mail address inside, which is also a good way to contact me about anything that is related to unrequited love. So if you have any questions, that’s the best way to contact me. Just put your e-mail in the box above to get the unrequited love advisor. I promise you I won’t use your e-mail address to spam you or give it to somebody else or rent it out oric or anything like that. Just to send you the unrequited love advisor, and if I find other interesting things that related to unrequited love them I might occasionally sent them to you too.

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kevin kentai sweet July 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

if i could grab a star out of the night sky for every time you made me smile, the entire evening horizon would be in my hand, but if i had to put one back for every time you made me sad, it would be as if i never touched them in the first place. – myself

pravin kadam August 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

You See Things & You Say..
But, I Dream Things & I Say..
“Why Not?”

-George Bermard Shaw

Friend September 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

Hi Kevin and Pravin,
thanks for sharing your beautiful unrequited love quotes!

Akbar Ali Khan December 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm


I said “i love you”
She began to cry
She said she needed a friend
I said “i’ll try”
Soon we’d say nothing
Somehow I never wondered why

You see, she left me
She left me
I’m alone
I’m alone

I’d loved her always
She didn’t know
I tried patience
Let a friendship grow
I tried to keep her
That’s what made her go

You see, she left me
She left me
I’m alone
I’m alone

Beauty and the beast
Was how it seemed to be
A love like hers
Ain’t meant for guys like me
Some call me crazy
Some politely call me free
But either way you see

You see, she left me
She left me
I’m alone
I’m alone

I’m trying to forget you but it just won’t work
Think I’m losing my mind, think I’m going berserk
I love you with a passion that you just don’t know
And I kinda wish right now that I was telling you so
I could rant, or rave, or play some little game
But when I look into your eyes, it all seems the same
That you weren’t meant for me and that’s a sad but true fact
Now I don’t care how I look and don’t care how I act
Cuz you set me free
I’m a man among men
But when I think of what I missed it starts all again

Now alone in the darkness of each new day
My heart is on it’s own
I wanna rip it from my chest and throw it away
Watch this bassman take me home

I guess some day
Love will soon be here
And maybe then
I’ll see things more clear
I guess I got excited
Cause it felt so near

You see, she left me
She left me
I’m alone
I’m alone

But I know I’d give my life
Just to hold her now
And who knows
I might see her around

Hopes can always go up
Tears can only come down

You see, she left me
She left me
I’m alone
I’m alone
– John Popper

jeesenia March 6, 2012 at 12:51 am

this is my own love quote
i wish you would open your eyes and see
that i’m the one for you.
i wish you would let me be in your arms
look into your eyes
and see that i’m perfect for you.
i want you to see how much i want to be her, how much i wish you cherished me that much.
she’s my friend, and she’s with you, and i could never tell her how much it breaks
my heart that this is so.
i want you,
i love you
but i value her friendship even more.
so i’ll pretend that i don’t like you anymore
but remember that inside
i’m dying to be yours.

Tim from Unrequited Love Help March 7, 2012 at 5:35 am

Dear Jeesenia,
thank you for sharing this wonderful unrequited love poem. I can tell that it’s your heart that’s speaking, and I wish your heart to keep being strong – and get stronger. What you’re doing is really kind of a way of “training your heart muscle”, and when the right time comes and you’re ready to love again, your love for someone else will feel even more beautiful.
Wishing you all the best for your life,

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