One Sided Love Sayings and Quotes

It’s painful to love someone who doesn’t love you back. Love that is not reciprocated is not love. Allow yourself time to grieve and process, but don’t stay in a rut. Below you’ll find a collection of our best wise and insightful one-sided love quotes.

Love isn't always perfect. It isn't a fairy tale or a storybook. And it doesn't always come easy. Linda Lapointe
Although he doesn't know it yet, she isn't his real life. But he is hers. This is painful. Margaret Atwood
My LORD, the wait is long, my dream of you does not end. Marty Ayo Adebowale
That sometimes no matter how many eyelashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you tear out and slap on your sleeve, it just ain't gonna happen. Melissa Jensen
Stop breaking your own heart for someone who isn't even fighting to keep yours in one piece. NeeJay Sherman
People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love. Pearly Tan
The truth about life is, never lose yourself while trying to hold onto someone who doesn't care about losing you in the first place. Peter Cole
If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it. Robert Goolrick
A person doesn't know true hurt and suffering until they’ve felt the pain of falling in love with someone whose affections lie elsewhere. Rose Gordon
Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else. Sarah Cross
I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect. But as long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential. Sarah Dessen
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. Shannon L. Alder
When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it? Shannon L. Alder
Perhaps unrequited love was like a specter in the house, a presence that brushed at the edge of senses, a heat in the dark, and a shadow under the sun. Sherry Thomas
The pain of one sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me. Sierra Simone
It's not enough to believe! Don't you see that, you stupid girl? You could spend your whole life hoping and believing! If a love affair is one sided, then it's only ever a question, never an answer. You can't live your life waiting for an answer. Sophie Kinsella
When you care for people more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve. Stephen Kyeyune
I love you Daddy. How hard was that to say. Why hadn't she said it before, because she wasn't sure she meant it or was she afraid it would be one sided. Susan Wiggs
She hardly ever thought of him. He had worn a place for himself in some corner of her heart, as a seashell, always boring against the rock, might do. The making of the place had been her pain. But now the shell was safely in the rock. It ground no longer. T.H. White
Being in love with someone who doesn't even know you exist isn't the worst thing in the world. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Almost like passing in a term paper that you know sucked, but having that period of time. Where you haven't gotten your grade back, yet that kind of exhale where you haven't been rejected, although you pretty much know how it’s going to turn out. Tonya Hurley
She recognized it at once love, one way deep adoration that bounced off and did not bounce back. Careful, quiet love that didn't care and went on anyway. unknown
That it’s hard to wait around for something that you know may never happen but that it’s even harder to give up especially when it's everything you ever wanted. unknown
Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to him. unknown
If you love something let it go. If it comes back to you it’s,was yours, if doesn't, it never was. unknown
My silence is just another word for my pain. A love like I have for you, I'll never, ever know again. Vicki Case
He had placed himself at her feet so long that the poor little woman had been accustomed to trample upon him. She didn't wish to marry him, but she wished to keep him. She wished to give him nothing, but that he should give her all. It is a bargain not unfrequently levied in love. William Makepeace Thackeray