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.

The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love. Joyce Carol Oates
You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. Chuck Palahniuk
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. St. Jerome
In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire. Paulo Coelho
People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love. unknown
Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously. Cassandra Clare
Life has now taught me that love for things, like all unrequited love, takes its toll in the long run. Adolfo Bioy Casares
Unrequited love is all right in books and things, but in real life, it completely sucks. Meg Cabot
The only love that lasts is unrequited love. Woody Allen
Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart. Christina Westover
Perhaps unrequited love was like a specter in the house, a presence that brushed at the edge of senses, a heat in the dark, a shadow under the sun. Sherry Thomas
Unrequited love does not die. It’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before. Elle Newmark
When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special. Miranda Kenneally
There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one's sentiments. Georgette Heyer
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
Living with someone you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one that you love doesn't love you. Tennessee Williams
Nothing grieves more deeply or pathetically than one half of a great love that isn’t meant to be. Gregory David Roberts
The greatest pain that comes from love is loving someone you can never have. unknown
Sometimes you just need to accept that some people can only be in your heart not your life. Pintoo Bokadia
You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served. Nina Simone