Unrequited Love Sayings and Quotes

It can be tough learning that the person you love doesn’t feel the same way. No one enjoys being rejected. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful unrequited love quotes.

My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.     

Meredith T. Taylor

The worst feeling is falling for someone and knowing that they wont be there to catch you.     

Rashida Rowe

When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn't want it, you cannot take it back. It's gone forever.     

Sylvia Plath

Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth.     

George Sand

You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.     

John Green

I know I am but summer to your heart, And not the full four seasons of the year.     

Edna St. Vincent Millay

I came hoping to see those eyes, but instead I return with my heart, leaving behind only flowers.     

Kim Dong Hwa

You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you     


I knew I was in love with you. Was I an idiot for thinking you were in love with me too?     

Jesu Nadal

No one understands why you do certain things even when you know you're never going to get anything back.     

Shahul Hussain

Maybe one day you'll understand that hearts don't intend to break other hearts.     

Marisa Donnelly

The biggest curse in life is not loosing your love, but not being loved by someone you love.     

Kiran Joshi

Love unrequited is violent. He loves you so much that he's turned it into hate.     

Lauren DeStefano

The Hardest thing about being broken, isn't the Love you don't receive, it's the Love you long to give that nobody wants.     

Dinesh Kumar Biran

One of the greatest pain and agony is being in one sided love with someone.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

Sometimes the best feeling is not falling in love, it's falling out of love with someone who never really loved you.     

Mitch Cuent

When you are in a relationship with someone and all the heavy lifting is put on you then there is no way that person loves you.     

Gichele Cocrelle

Unrequited love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there.     

Shannon Wheeler

His hands are saying that he wants to hold her. His feet are saying that he wants to chase after her... He's probably forgotten that I'm here, beside him.     

Ai Yazawa

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.     

Alan Watts

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

James Matthew Barrie

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

If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.     

Robert Goolrick

I wish I had the guts to walk away from what we had. But I can't because I know you won't come after me, and that's what hurts the most.     

Spencer Shirks

I used to care so much. I used to fight for this. I tried my hardest to hold on and keep you but you didn't want this as much as I did. I didn't lose you. Let's be honest, you lost me.     

Hemant smarty

I wish I could stop loving you so that I could free myself of the pain of you not being able to love me back.     

Cian Kim

The love that last the longest is the love that is never returned.     

William Somerset Maugham

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

Sometimes life sends us people who don't love us enough, to remind us of what we're worthy of.     

Mandy Hale

When you truly love someone, you don't hurt or cause them pain, that's how I painfully realized you didn't love me.     

Michael Hayssus