152 Waiting For Love Quotes

Find comfort in these wise words from notable personalities while waiting for the right one.

Reviewed by Amira Martin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist Amira Martin Amira MartinLicensed Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist facebook_iconlinkedin_iconinsta_icon
Written by , MA (English Literature), Certified Relationship Coach Shivani Chandel MA (English Literature), Certified Relationship Coach Experience: 4 years
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True love never runs out; it remains unchanged and sustains the greatest hardships. You stay as long as it takes because something about love pushes you to do the unthinkable. But the journey can be hard, especially when you have to wait for love to choose you back. So, here are some waiting-for-love quotes that capture the emotion of waiting in love and longing for that special heart. The longing, the minutiae of nostalgia, and the raw imperfection of love make it all worth it. So, scroll down and keep reading!

152 Waiting For Love Quotes

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Keep holding on and have faith while waiting for love to arrive. Anticipation can be a beautiful thing. When love finally comes, make sure to cherish it with passion, affection and tenderness. Nurture your relationship with romance, loyalty, intimacy, and connection.

Always strive for understanding, empathy, kindness, and gratitude towards each other and let them guide you on your journey together. Here are some quotes that may help you:

  1. “In love, all kinds of love, we wait. If I can’t be your dawn, I will be your sunset!” – Rossana Condoleo
  2. “Love is the sweetest fruit at the end of the beautiful journey called waiting.” – Unknown
  3. “In the silence of waiting, love finds its perfect moment to shine.”– Unknown
  4. “Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we’re waiting for.” – Charles Stanley
  5. “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. ” – Erica Jong
  6. “Real love trusts, mature love understands, and true love waits.” – Analiza Garcia
Real love trusts, mature love understands, and true love waits. – Analiza Garcia
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  1. “Your face faded from the wall of my memories as I waited, but the smell of your memories lingered like that of fresh paint.” – Unknown
  2. “The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you’re out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form. ” – A.J. Darkholme
  3. “To long for you has been my biggest bliss. ” – Unknown
  4. “I will wait for you because honestly I don’t want anyone else. ” – Unknown
  5. “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, and what’s written in the stars.” – Anais Nin
  6. “Don’t fall in love with someone who says the right things. Fall in love with someone who does the right things.” – Robert Tew
  7. “One day, someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.” – Unknown
  8. “Love isn’t finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.” – Unknown
  9. “I wasn’t expecting you. I didn’t think that we would end up together. The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is fall in love with you. I’ve never been seen so completely, loved so passionately and protected so fiercely.” – Beth Pearson
  10. “Love is not about how long I can wait for someone, but about how well I understand why I am waiting.” – Unknown
  11. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” – Elaine Davis
  12. “Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.” – Rudyard Kipling
  13. “How many more days will you wait for that clink – that you’ll cross her mind and she’ll finally see?” – Karl Kristian Flores
  14. “‘For a while’ is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.” – Haruki Murakami
  15. “The right person will come, once you have suffered enough to deserve her.” – Juvenal Lopez
  16. “Maybe we’ll meet again, when we are slightly older and our minds are less hectic, and I’ll be right for you and you’ll be right for me.” – Gabrielle Zevin
  17. “I am waiting and hoping and wishing for the time when we can be together.” – Unknown
  18. “Love isn’t supposed to be a fleeting moment. It is an everlasting sensation and experience you patiently wait for.” – Unknown
  19. “To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting; take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.” – Chris Jami
  20. “I might have to wait, I’ll never give up.” – Michael Bubble
  21. “Heartbreaks and hardships are perhaps the few hurdles you cross to meet your love in the middle of the ground of this love maze.” – Unknown
  22. “Who am I but a person that is far too small to understand the concept of love, so I wait.” – Unknown
  23. “Waiting for love isn’t a cake walk, but the reward is as satisfying as a delicious cake.” – Unknown
  24. “Maybe the right thing to do is sit tight and wait for love to come my way finally.” – Unknown
  25. “You wait for love simply because you believe in it; you think it exists and is trustworthy.” – Unknown
  26. “You will know if a person truly loves you if he is willing to wait for you no matter how long.” – Unknown
  27. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne
  28. “Waiting for love is not easy; you need to have the right amount of willpower to do so.” – Unknown
  29. “I wish I had known that the sun would never shine without you, then I would have waited then.” – Unknown
  30. “Longing for love is the most beautiful yet extremely difficult experience. You see the hope fade away in the fog of patience every day, but still choose to hold on to that single ray of light that shines through.” – Unknown
  31. “If you wait for the right time, for the perfect love, you will get there when you need it most.” – Unknown
  32. “Even if you are a man, you still need to wait for the right love to pursue with all of you truly.” – Unknown
Even if you are a man, you still need to wait for the right love to pursue with all of you truly. – Unknown
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  1. “One day, you will realize that waiting for love is the best decision you have ever made.” – Unknown
  2. “Waiting for love is not the only way you can show love, but it is by far the best one there is.” – Unknown
  3. “Tell me you care about me, and I will tell you how long I am willing to wait for you.” – Unknown
  4. “If you chase love, you won’t catch it. If you rush into it, it won’t last.” – Unknown
  5. “Because love is life and life is love. There’s no life without love and there’s no love without life, and waiting is the bridge between the two.” – Unknown
  6. “If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.” – Paulo Coelho
  7. “My longing to find love did not make me lose my sense of reason or perspective.” – Bell Hooks
  8. “Waiting for your love is like sunshine at night.” – Unknown
  9. “Patience is the key to finding true love.” – Unknown
  10. “I had waited all these years for the right time to say the three magical words; maybe the waiting results in a positive response.” – Unknown
  11. “The actual test for being a loving person is knowing how to wait for the right moment to say so.” – Unknown
  12. “When the right time arrives, you will find the perfect person, a soulmate to commit forever love.” – Unknown
  13. “If you choose to wait for the right time, true love will surely meet you and fill your life with happiness.” – Unknown
  14. “I have been marking every day on the calendar to keep a check for how long I can wait for your return. Do you wish to see the calendar I am marking.” – Unknown
  15. “True love waits; it encompasses everything else; it makes people happy and sad all the same.” – Unknown
  16. “Had he told me to wait for him, I would have; maybe he would have come back to me now.” – Unknown
  17. “Never rush into a relationship. True love is bound to reveal itself sooner or later.” – Jayden Hayes
  18. “I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.” – Paulo Coelho
  19. “Never rush in love for it never runs out. Let love be the one to knock on your door so that by the time you start to feel, you’ll know it’s real.” – Unknown
  20. “Waiting is the rust of the soul.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  21. “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.” – Paulo Coelho
  22. “Waiting is a sign of true love and patience. Anyone can say I love you, but not everyone can wait and prove it’s true.” – Unknown
  23. ” The course of true love never did run smooth and includes a lot of waiting too.” – William Shakespeare
  24. “Love is not about how long I can wait for someone, but about how well I understand why I am waiting.” – Unknown
  25. “If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” – Oscar Wilde
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. – Oscar Wilde
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  1. “I have died everyday waiting for you. Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you a thousand more.” – Christina Perri
  2. “I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.” – Robert Browning
  3. “It is in the waiting that we become who we are meant to be.” – Mandy Hale
  4. “I will wait for you as long as it takes. I will love you every moment across time.” – Lauren Kate
  5. “Don’t rush into love. You’ll find the person meant for you when you least expect it.” – Franzie Gubatina
  6. “Yearning for love is like yearning for food. Something to make the body feel real good, for love is like food, which we all really need. So yearning for it is wonderful indeed.” – Hubert Winston Anderson
  7. “Love is when you hold me. Love is when you wait for me. Love is the pulse, towards you, which pulls me.” – Unknown
  8. “The stars know everything so we try to read their minds. As distant as they are, we choose to whisper in their presence.” – Charles Simic
  9. “I’m not all that smart. It takes me a while to understand things. But if I do have the time, I will come to understand you- better than anyone else in the world.” – Haruki Murakami
  10. “In nostalgia there’s no difference between a day, a year, a decade, or a lifetime because the amount of longing is beyond the idea of time.” – Khalil Gibran
  11. “I would have waited for you beyond this lifetime and many if you just held my hand and gave me a single word, any. I would have stayed.” – Unknown
  12. “I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.” – Franz Kafka
I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly – Franz Kafka
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  1. “I only miss you when I’m breathing.” – Jason Derulo
  2. “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds, but I think of you always in those intervals.” – Salvador Plascencia
  3. “We are free to love who we want, be who we want, and say what we want.” – Agnes Bonas
  4. “Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.” – Luanne Rice
  5. “I have enough patience to wait for the fulfillment of my wishes.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  6. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana
  7. “Trust the almighty. He’ll open up the right door at the right time” – Sophieya
  8. “Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.” – John Keats
  9. “There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.” – J. G. Holland
  10. “How much of human life is lost in waiting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “We all have many great loves but to find a soul mate is the ultimate conquest.” – Marni S. Feldman
  12. “Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who try.” – Nishan Panwar
  13. “Some wishes are only there to teach us how to wait.” – Mandy Hale
  14. “All things come to he who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for.” – Woodrow Wilson
  15. “If we’re waiting for the most convenient time to say I love you, we may never find one.” – Terry Mark
  16. Delay is a bitter tonic, but it increases appetite. – Austin O’Malley
  17. “You have to give it a love shot somehow.” – Abdul’Rauf Hashmi
  18. “Time is the best teacher; patience is the best lesson.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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  1. “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer
  2. “If you can’t ignore imperfections, then your imaginary ideal soulmate will always remain pending till you grow old and die.” – Michael Bassey Johnson
  3. “I spent my early 20’s, searching for love without knowing what I was actually in search of” – R.H. Sin
  4. “Love me or step aside so another person can.” – Agnes Bonas
  5. “There are people out there who are waiting to meet you. Waiting to love you. You have to stick around for them.” – Benedict Smith
  6. “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.” – Dr. Robert Anthony Kreucher
  7. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
  8. “When one pine and yearned for love, then it’s good to pray to our lord above. Both God and love are needed that one may be bound, as we try to make the mind very sound.” – Hubert Winston Anderson
  9. “Love yourself first, then you can love everybody else.” – Agnes Bonas
  10. “Your love made it all worth waiting for someone like you.” – Dean Martin
  11. “Women often feel we are in a constant state of yearning, wanting to love but not receiving it.” – Bell Hooks
  12. “We don’t need anything but ourselves yet we want more when we find the right one.” – Marni S. Feldman
  13. “Sometimes, the moments spent in waiting for something are even more important than the moment something actually happens.” – Mandy Hale
  14. “In a world filled with women, I hope you find someone who isn’t afraid to commit to a relationship with just you.” – R.H. Sin
  15. “She wasn’t looking for a man that nobly beat his chest and proclaimed, ‘I would die for you!’, in fact, she wasn’t looking for anyone. She was content in waiting for a man that said, ‘l will live for you’, then proved it. One is a once in a lifetime event. The other is a lifetime event” – Lee Goff
  16. “I don’t stretch my hand out anymore, but I never get tired of waiting for the next magic.” – Marlon Brando
  17. “I don’t want to throw him anything. Maybe he’ll just get tired of waiting and leave.” – Lefty Gomez
  18. “No one ever gets tired of loving. But everyone gets tired of waiting, assuming, hearing lies, and hurting.” – Megan Fox
  19. “Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting.” – Gregory David Roberts
  20. “Just because I’m alone doesn’t mean I’m lonely.” – Marni S. Feldman
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  1. “I’m tired of waiting for you everyday that you’ll love me too.” – Rupa Nallari
  2. “You know I’m getting a little tired of waiting for you to catch on.” – Veronica Roth
  3. “She’ll be impatient because she’s tired of waiting. She’ll seem selfish because she’s tired of not being chosen but there’s love in her heart. You’ll just need to work for it because she’s worth it.” – R.H. Sin
  4. “You can’t force someone to care, you can only sit and wait till everything catches up to them and when it finally does maybe then they’ll realize what they lost.” ― Nishan Panwar
  5. “Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  6. “And if I can’t be yours now, I’ll wait here on this ground till you come, till you take me away. Maybe someday.” – Colleen Hoover
  7. “The beauty of the unexpected lies within the surprise of the momentum, not only at its tipping point, but also within all the moments waiting.” – Akilnathan Logeswaran
  8. “Stop waiting for the right person to come into your life. Be the right person to come to someone’s life.” – Leo Babauta
  9. “Sometimes you wait for the right time and you run out of time altogether.” – Regina Sirois
  10. “Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” – Nutan Bajracharya
  11. “Practice patience to get the results but don’t be much patient to take actions.” – Amit Kalantri
  12. “Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C. S. Lewis
  13. “The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life.” – Steve Brunkhorst
  14. “We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.” – Lysa TerKeurst
  15. “Arguably one of the most difficult concepts in life for us to grasp is the art of waiting patiently.” ― Mandy Hale
  16. “You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.” – Amy Poehler
  17. “My heart is not closed; it is just not opened to everyone.” – Marni S. Feldman
  18. “Grow old with me, the best is yet to come.” – Robert Browning
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  1. “Earth is full of heartache and strife, being able to share the journey with somebody you love helps to make it a little easier.” – Elijah Davidson
  2. “ I could never really love because as it turns out I didn’t even know how to love myself.” – R.H. Sin
  3. “And maybe, although it was a thing you could hardly bear to think about, like death or your last judgment, maybe he would be the last one ever and he would walk away now, and it would only be a question of waiting for it all to end and hoping for better things in the next world. But that was silly, it was never too late.” – Brian Moore
  4. “Days may pass into months, months may pass into years, and years may pass into decades, but I will always keep waiting for you.” – Avijeet Das
  5. The eyes tell a lot about what is going on in the mind, and they can convey love in a way that words cannot. – Alexis G. Roldan
  6. “The stretching of your faith is immediate pain that results in ultimate gain.” – Mandy Hale
  7. “Love is something we always yearned for. Whether we are here, there or afar. What else is there to make our lives so happy? With this kind of love, our lives would never be sloppy.” – Hubert Winston Anderson
  8. “I’ve already found the right person. I’m just waiting for her to be ready.” – Jessica Clare
  9. “I’m not that type of gal who sits at home all day waiting for a guy.” – Marni S. Feldman
  10. “Yearn for true love the go try for it. While you are strong and feeling fit. And for sure we need God and love at all times. With God and love, our lives will always be fine.” – Hubert Winston Anderson
  11. “Feeling things explainable but never substantial. An emotion that seemed to escape me whenever I thought my grip was tight enough to keep it.” – R.H. Sin
  12. “We all have scars; it doesn’t mean we should give up on love.” – Agnes Bonas
  13. “You can’t make someone love you by giving them more of what they already don’t appreciate.” – Annie C. White
  14. “I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.” – Audrey Niffenegger
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  1. “Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power.” – Gregory Corso
  2. “Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the best way to be sad.” – Jeffrey Benjamin
  3. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” – Morris West
  4. “Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.” – Hilary Duff
  5. “Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed.” – Mary Gordon
  6. “It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing.” – Audrey Niffenegger
  7. “You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Infographic: Top 10 ‘Waiting For Love’ Quotes By Famous Celebrities

True love is always worth waiting for since it can change your life forever. However, the wait for this magical moment is often filled with uncertainty and pining. It is during these doubt-filled moments that heart-touching quotes can keep you motivated. In the infographic below, we have listed some quotes from famous writers, philosophers, and celebrities who have gone through this period of longing. Check them out.

top 10 waiting for love quotes by celebrities(infographic)

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“It comes and goes in waves” can be said of the love that enters your life and forever changes you. There is much merit in learning how to wait for love as neither the feeling of love nor the beloved can constantly be present. Waiting can be challenging and wonderful since you are constantly craving your companion. The waiting for love quotes mentioned above can give you company and help you realize the sweet ache of distance and momentary separation. What makes life so beautiful is that you treasure it, even more when you eventually find love. Instead of begrudging times spent away from each, try to embrace the yearning with an open heart and complete devotion.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we use waiting-for-love quotes to inspire and motivate ourselves?

These quotes can help us to focus on ourselves. They center around loving yourself and practicing self-care. When the time is right, your partner will enter your life. Make the longest relationship of your life the one with yourself, and appreciate the opportunity to learn more about yourself and improve your skills.

What message does waiting for love quotes convey?

Searching for love may take a while, but quotes on waiting for it are reassuring. They provide hope that there is someone out there for everyone searching for love.

What are the different ways that waiting for love quotes can help us in our daily lives?

Waiting for love quotes helps you think about what you want and need in a partner while searching for love. Make a list of qualities and core values that your ideal partner should possess.

How can we apply wait-for-love quotes in our relationships?

Waiting for love quotes in relationships focuses on not pressuring yourself to fall in love with your partner. It’s something that happens naturally when the time is right. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself or your future partner. Some things are out of our hands, and learning to accept that will make you much happier. Enjoy yourself now and focus on the things you can control.

What advice can we take away from waiting for love quotes?

Waiting for love quotes teaches us to be patient and take things slow. If you like someone but know you’re incompatible, it’s time to walk away. It can be tempting to think it might work, but when your gut tells you it won’t, don’t ignore it. Letting go of things that don’t make you happy can bring something better.

How can we use waiting-for-love quotes to strengthen our relationships?

By waiting for love, you learn what you want and what kind of a relationship you expect. This helps you pick a strong and compatible partner and strengthens your relationship in the long run.

Key Takeaways

  • While true love endures forever, the journey toward finding it is often filled with uncertainty, heartache, and longing.
  • Waiting for true love is like a bittersweet experience. Once you have finally found the one, it’s important to nurture the relationship with loyalty, intimacy, romance, and connection.
  • While in search of love, it’s important to put in effort to find a partner, seek romance, and embrace the process of dating.

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Amira Martin, LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience. She obtained her master’s degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2002 and specializes in treating children and adults. In addition to being an adjunct lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work, Amira is the founder of Amira...read full bio

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