Lost Love Quotes

The notion of lost love resonates deeply within the human experience, touching the hearts and stirring the souls of many. It’s a universal theme that captures the essence of longing, regret, and the bittersweet memories of what once was. Quotes about lost love often encapsulate these complex emotions, offering a glimpse into the profound impact that love and loss have on our lives. Through the eloquence of words, these quotes articulate the indescribable feelings of missing someone, the pain of farewell, and the enduring hope that lingers amidst the heartache.

These poignant expressions serve not only as a reflection of personal sorrow but also as a source of solace and understanding for those navigating their own journeys of love and loss. They remind us that while the experience of lost love is deeply individual, it is also remarkably universal. In the shared wisdom of these quotes, we find a common thread of humanity – a connection that binds us together in our collective experience of loving, losing, and ultimately, growing. As we delve into these quotes, let us embrace the catharsis and the lessons they offer, finding comfort in the knowledge that we are not alone in our experiences of love lost and the quest for closure and healing.

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” Shannon L. Alder

What interests me is whatever it is that allows the heart to continue to yearn for something the intelligence knows is impossible to have: a lost love, a shelter from life’s blows, the return of a time past, even a connection to the dead. Alice McDermott

I just like to sing for people who have lost love. Mac Miller

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” Buddha

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” Kahlil Gibran

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” Helen Rowland

“Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.” – Leo Buscaglia

“To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose, the next best.” William Thackeray

I think we’ve all been kind of… everyone’s been hurt, everyone’s felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you’re pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit. Mark Ruffalo

“When it’s gone, you’ll know what a gift love was. You’ll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.” ― Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” Bryant McGill

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” Edna St. Vincent Millay

Incidents of the past – a lost love, a missed opportunity – shape us and make us what we are. Rana Daggubati

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

“It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.” ― Charlotte Featherstone, Addicted

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J. K. Rowling

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.” – Anais Nin

“I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.” ― Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima mon amour

“A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” J.S.B. Morse

“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

One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time. Jasmine Guy

The silver screen offers much in the way of over-the-top rom-coms, long lost love, saddening love stories and heart warming optimism that can spark feelings in anyone. Hilary Farr

I understand lost love, and I think that can destroy a man more than anything if it was a deep love that is lost somehow. Sam Elliott

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Mencken

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” ― Dylan Thomas

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” Gilbert K. Chesterton

I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ in high school and was hypnotized by the beauty of the sentences and moved by the story about the irrevocability of lost love. Tom Perrotta

“In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“I have loved and I have lost and I’m starting to believe; it’s okay. Sometimes what we ‘think’ is best for us, is only the beginning of what is truly ‘meant’ for us. And if I have loved, so deeply the wrong heart; I am content in knowing the greatest love I will ever experience, hasn’t even begun yet.” Nikki Rowe

“There’s no love like a lost love and no pain like a broken heart.” – Ben Harper

“When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.”

“You can’t just make yourself matter and then die, Alaska, because now I am irretrievably different..” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska

“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” ― George R.R. Martin

“No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight.” ― Lana Del Rey

“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Alfred Lord Tennyson

Though lovers be lost, love shall not. Dylan Thomas

“You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” ― John Green

I think every writer has a book that haunts them, and on some level, every book you write is a reaction to it. ‘Lolita’ is that book for me. Nabokov’s love of wordplay, descriptive detail, artfully complex plots, and his themes of obsession and lost love, are inspiring. Marisha Pessl

“When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth.” Sienna Miller

I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it. Sam Worthington

“A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you.” – Margaret Atwood

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

“I know that’s what people say– you’ll get over it. I’d say it, too. But I know it’s not true. Oh, youll be happy again, never fear. But you won’t forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.” ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” Washington Irving

“Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“I’m not like a car you can fix up. I’m never gonna run right” Bella” ― Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

Love educates us about art. Art consoles us from lost love. Our great loves are a condition of our future love. Celine Sciamma

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

“Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don’t let it spoil you, for it’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.” Louisa May Alcott

If India hadn’t become a troubled space for me, somehow I wouldn’t have any reason to write about it. So the fact that it’s a lost love, or something, is why I keep thinking about it obsessively. Karan Mahajan

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ― Kahlil Gibran

“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.” ― Kirsten Miller, The Eternal Ones

Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson

Hello, I'm Emily, an American writer passionate about sharing insights and wisdom through captivating quotes.

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