100+ Deep Sad Love Quotes To Help You Heal And Move On

Words to help you pick yourself up and get over the pain that comes with a heartbreak

Reviewed by Bayu Prihandito, Life Coach
Written by Shivani Chandel, MA (English Literature), Certified Relationship Coach
Edited by Shatabdi Bhattacharya, BSc
Fact-checked by Sneha Tete, Integrated MA, Certified Relationship Coach  • 

Love can be outrageously painful. It is passionate in the initial days, but then comes the reality of heartbreak. If you are looking for sad love quotes which can put your feelings into words, you have come to the right place. Love is not a bed of roses; rather, it involves heartbreaks, hurt, and sorrow. Even though the heartache is temporary, these sad quotes will help ease the pain. Keep scrolling to read more.

Sad Love Quotes For Her

Sad Love Quotes For Her
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  1. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant
  1. “When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” – David Grayson
  1. “Losing someone hurts but if you truly love them you should let them go, one day you’ll be reunited.” – Anonymous
  1. “Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” – Mia Asher
  1. “It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having.” – Katie Ashley
  1. “Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” – Cecily von Ziegesar
  1. “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell
  1. “The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.” – Uniek Swain
  1. “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler
  1. “Dear Juliet. I could relate to her pain. Black misery painted on a blood red heart. Death would be more bearable than life without Romeo.” ― Marilyn Grey
  1. “Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew
  1. “A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.” – Anonymous
  1. “Life goes on… with or without you.” – Faraaz Kazi
  1. “To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson
  1. “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” – Bill Wilson
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  1. “Love is ironic. Only when you hurt someone, they realise they truly love you. We shall always fall in love with the people who break our hearts.” – Anonymous
  1. “The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious.” – Betsy Kenton
  1. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
  1. “To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver
  1. “He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides
  1. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates
  1. “I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.” – Humphrey Bogart
  1. “Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” – William Blake
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Keep yourself busy with outdoor activities and volunteer work. Surround yourself with people who support you. This will help you stay positive.
  1. “Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” – Toni Morrison
  1. “Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you.” – Lisa Page Brooks
  1. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi
  1. “When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.” – T. D. Jakes
  1. “The hardest thing is to hurt yourself for the sake of others’ happiness.” – Anonymous
  1. “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.”― Wendy Wunder
  1. “I did the searching and remembering, she did the disappearing and the forgetting.” – Anonymous

Heartbreaks are painful, but they are not the end of the world. It may seem the world has fallen apart, but you will have the strength to fall in love again with time. Check out the following quotes to help deal with your sorrow and release your emotions.

Sad Love Quotes For Him

Sad Love Quotes For Him
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  1. “You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me.” – Shayne Ward
  1. “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
  1. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi
  1. “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno
  1. “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler
  1. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn
  1. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran
  1. “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
  1. “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” – Henny Youngman
  1. “You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go.” – C.C Aurel
  1. “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.” – Lykke Li
  1. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine
  1. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – Anonymous
  1. “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
  1. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper

These sad quotes will inspire you to see the light at the end of the tunnel and make the heartache somewhat bearable. You may feel sad remembering your happy times, but even though brutal, sadness is temporary. Moreover, it’s important to reflect on your potential for personal growth following a difficult relationship. Learning and reflecting on your past experiences and mistakes can help you understand yourself better and build healthier relationships in the future.

Sad Relationship Quotes

Sad Relationship Quotes
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  1. “I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” – Anonymous
  1. “I try to make people feel loved and wanted because I know what it’s like to not feel loved and wanted.” – Anonymous
  1. “Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same.” – Anonymous
  1. “Yeah, I miss you. I miss you. I miss having you to talk to whenever I wanted. But I know I have to move on because this is pointless.” – Anonymous
  1. “Even if I fall in love again with someone new, it could never be the way I loved you.” – Anonymous
  1. “Sadly, the only way some people will learn to appreciate you is by losing you.” – Anonymous
  1. “You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did.” – Anonymous
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Instead of wallowing in sadness, if you feel the grief is too much to bear, you may want to attend a therapy session and learn some coping tips you can follow to help you move on.
  1. “She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.” – Katherine Paterson
  1. “I will wait till the day I can forget YOU or the day you realize you can’t forget Me.” – Anonymous
  1. “Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain.” – Diana Peterfreund
  1. “Goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good or bad will bring tears and words can never replace feelings.” – Anonymous
  1. “Love can sometimes be magic..but magic can sometimes ..just be an illusion.” – Javan
  1. “It’s hard when someone special ignores you, but it’s even harder to pretend that you don’t care.” – Anonymous
  1. “I’m so in love with you but I’m getting used to the fact that I’ll never be good enough for you.” – Anonymous
  1. “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Lamartine
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  1. “There is nothing in the world so wonderful as to love and be loved; there is nothing so devastating as love lost.” – Anonymous
  1. “My love lies bleeding.” – Thomas Campbell
  1. “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton
  1. “Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” – John Dryden
  1. “Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never met.” – Anonymous
  1. “When speaking of lost love, time may heal all wounds, but there will always be scars.” – Anonymous
  1. “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.” – Jane Austen
  1. “People who have lost relationships often wonder why they can’t just let it be “water under the bridge.” It is water under the bridge – the trouble is we do not live on the bridge but in the river of life with its many twists and turns.” – Santiz Grant Fairley
  1. “You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” – Terri Guillemets
  1. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts
  1. “When you are in love and you get hurt, it’s like a cut. It will heal, but there will always be a scar.” – Anonymous
  1. “Hearts will never be made practical until they are made unbreakable.” – L. Frank Baum
  1. “Life would be so much easier if we only fell in love with people that would love us back.” – Anonymous
  1. “A heartbreak is a blessing from God. It’s just his way of letting you realize he saved you from the wrong one.” – Anonymous
  1. “There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you.” – Steve Maraboli

Check out the next section for some heart-touching sad quotes about love, pain, and a broken heart.

Sad Quotes About Heartbreak

Sad Quotes About Heartbreak
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  1. “There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be.” – Pearl Buck
  1. “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
  1. “Everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Anonymous
  1. “The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  1. “Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.” – Anonymous
  1. “You know you love someone when you can’t hate them for breaking your heart.” – Anonymous
  1. “A broken heart is the worst. It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it but the pain is unbearable every time you breathe.” – Anonymous
  1. “I’m technically single but my heart is taken by someone I can’t call my own.” – Anonymous
  1. I will never regret you or say I wish I’d never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed.” – Anonymous
  1. “I wish I could just ask you what you think of me.” – Anonymous
  1. “I wish I could hurt you the way you hurt me. But I know that if I had the chance, I wouldn’t do it.” – Anonymous
  1. “It’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.” – Anonymous
  1. “A heart doesn’t have to stop beating to be dead.” – Anonymous
  1. “How do you tell someone that the reason you’re sad is that you love them?” – Anonymous
  1. “I miss the time when you just wanted to spend every second of your life with me.” – Anonymous
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  1. “My mistake was making you a priority when I was your second choice.” – Anonymous
  1. “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Anonymous
  1. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S Lewis
  1. “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you.” – Anonymous
  1. “Relationships fail because people take their own insecurities and try and twist them into their partner’s flaws.” – Baylor Barbee
  1. “I’m sorry I was not good enough. But I tried to be.” – Anonymous
  1. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” – Lord Byron
  1. “That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart’s broken. It’s like all the butterflies just died.” – Anonymous
  1. “The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.” – Margaret George
  1. “Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.” – Cassandra Clare

Love is both passionate and painful. The heartbreak and sadness that comes with a breakup are indescribable. It makes you feel a host of emotions and leaves you with a sense of loss and pain. Thinking about all those beautiful memories will make you smile and cry at the same time. While it might seem like the end of the world right now, with time, it gets better. Going through these sad love quotes will help you get through the sadness and give you hope.

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Sadness is an emotion (which can be manifested consciously or subconsciously) that everyone feels in their lives at some point. However, this emotion is temporary and can fade with time.

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