Love And Pain Sayings and Quotes

Love and pain are often interlinked. We can’t have one without experiencing the other too. It’s the yin and yang of life. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about love and pain.

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Friedrich Nietzsche
Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow. J. M. Barrie
How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police—it's gone. Marlene Dietrich
Never seek to tell thy love, / Love that never told can be; / For the gentle wind doth move / Silently, invisibly. / I told my love, I told my love, / I told my heart, / Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears. / Ah! she did depart! / Soon after she was gone from me, / A traveller came by, / Silently, invisibly: / He took her with a sigh. William Blake
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. Maurice Maeterlinck
There is no sorrow like a love denied, nor any joy like love that has its will. Richard Hovey
If it hurts, it isn't love. Chuck Spezzano
There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love. Washington Irving
Love is a great poet, its resources are inexhaustible, but if the end it has in view is not obtained, it feels weary and remains silent. Giacomo Casanova
The heart is the only broken instrument that works. T. E. Kalem
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. Mark Overby
Trouble is a part of life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. Dinah Shore
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. G. K. Chesterton
The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love. W. Somerset Maugham
You say that love is nonsense... I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength. Henry Brooks Adams
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it's the only way to live life completely. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
What is often referred to as love may be pleasurable and exciting for a while, but it is an addictive clinging, an extremely needy condition that can turn into its opposite at the flick of a switch. Many "love" relationships, after the initial euphoria has passed, actually oscillate between love and hate, attraction and attack... Real love doesn't make you suffer. Eckhard Tolle
Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust. Renita Weems
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. Peter Ustinov
Love is a universal migraine, / A bright stain on the vision, / Blotting out season. Robert Graves
I hate and love. You ask, perhaps, how can that be? I know not, but I feel the agony. Catullus
Only I discern / Infinite passion, and the pain / of finite hearts that yearn. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love, like death, levels all ranks, and lays the shepherd's crook beside the scepter. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. Miguel de Unamuno