Sad Love Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sad love quotes, sad love sayings, and sad love proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I'd never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you, and I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you.     

Chris Isaak

Love of mine, someday you will die. but I'll be close behind. I'll follow you into the dark.     

Ben Gibbard

Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.     

Nicholas Sparks

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.     

Samuel Butler

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."     

John Greenleaf Whittier

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

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.     

Herman Hesse

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.     

Christopher Morley

Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow.     

James Matthew Barrie

Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you'd clicked 'Send'.     

Faraaz Kazi

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.     


When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.     


In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.     

Mignon McLaughlin

Sometimes your eyes are not the only place the tears fall from.     

Faraaz Kazi

Love is like a puzzle. When you're in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.     


Since I can't be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.     

Susan Polis Schutz

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.     


You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.     

Terri Guillemets

Ask me why I keep on loving you when it's clear that you don't feel the same way for me... the problem is that as much as I can't force you to love me, I can't force myself to stop loving you.     


One day you'll love me as I love you. One day you'll think of me as I think of you. One day you'll cry for me as I cry for you. One day you'll want me, but I won't want you.     


It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.     

Nicholas Sparks

There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It's caused by the absence of you.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.     

Eileen Mayhew

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.     

Alexander Graham Bell

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.     


They say follow your heart, but if your heart is in a million pieces which piece do you follow?     


When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize your falling out of love.     

David Grayson

I didn't ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that is the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.     


The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.     

Uniek Swain

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.