53 One Sided Love Quotes, Sayings, Captions and Messages

One-sided love also known as unrequited love occurs when one person loves another person more than the other.

Unrequited love can really be a painful and stressful experience for the one who is experiencing it as they may feel rejected, lonely and unsatisfied.

In certain circumstances a person will go out of their way to be with someone they care about even if the other person is uninterested or does not return their feelings or sentiments.

This might result in the individual persistently chasing after someone who doesn’t even care about them which can be emotionally draining and harmful to their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Best One Sided Love Quotes


Why am I afraid to lose you? When you’re not even mine. ~ Unknown.


Don’t make someone your everything, if they’ve already made someone else theirs. ~ Unknown.

It hurts when you have someone in your heart but you can’t have them in your arms. ~ Belinda Hernandez.

Some say that one sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner. ~ Eric Berne.

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.

I’ve been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn’t anyone else in my life, and the reason … is you. ~ Julie James.

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Top One Sided Love Quotes

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James Baldwin.

All relationships have one law : Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you’re there. ~ Anmol Andore.

Sometimes it’s better to keep silent than to tell others what you feel, because it hurts badly when you come to know that they can hear you, but they can’t understand. ~ Heinrich Ferreira.


When you care for people more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve. ~ Stephen Kyeyune.

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. ~ Unknown.

I loved him the way some people are to be loved – from a distance. ~ Sanhita Baruah.

For so long, I’ve only had one-sided feelings for other people. I’ve completely forgotten how good it feels to be loved. ~ Hinako Takanaga.


I won’t do one-sided if my life depended on it. ~ Ahmed Mostafa.

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves. ~ Federico García Lorca.

Sad One Sided Love Quotes

Even if you tear me to pieces or even if you reduce me to ashes, I would still go back and give you my heart. ~ Anonymous.

My silence is just another word for my pain. A love like I have for you, I’ll never, ever know again. ~ Vicki Case.


I miss the time where everything felt okay because I was with you. ~ Unknown.

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow. ~ J.M. Barrie.

The pain of one sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me. ~ Sierra Simone.

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.

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. ~ Celeste Ng.


Sometimes, love is misplaced. ~ Wayne Gerard Trotman.

You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survive in a way that once requited love cannot. ~ John Green.

Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously. ~ Cassandra Clare.

Love isn’t possession. I don’t need to have him to love him. ~ Emory R. Frie.

Yet my longing for her was like a bad cold that had hung on for years despite my conviction that I was sure to get over it at any moment. ~ Donna Tartt.


Problems can be fixed. But unrequited love is a tragedy. ~ Suzanne Harper.

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart. ~ Christina Westover.

Famous One Sided Love Quotes

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

Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one. ~ Unknown.

The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won’t get over you, Clary, he can’t. ~ Cassandra Clare.

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.


Seeing you with someone else is the definition of hell. ~ Unknown.

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.

Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it? ~ James Patterson.

Stop breaking your own heart for someone who isn’t even fighting to keep yours in one piece. ~ NeeJay Sherman.

Isn’t that how falling in love so often works? Some stranger appears out of nowhere and becomes a fixed star in your universe. ~ Kate Bolick.

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.

Although he doesn’t know it yet, she isn’t his real life. But he is hers. This is painful. ~ Margaret Atwood.

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

You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else. ~ Jay Payleitner.


The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else. ~ Poise.

You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice. ~ Kris Vallotton.

It’s kind of funny how someone person can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces. ~ Kuhhrizma Clemons.

What nobody seems to understand is that love can only be one sided, that no other love exists, that in any other form it is not love. If it involves less than total giving, it is not love. It is impotent, for the moment it is nothing. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky.

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.

Loved her enough to pretend otherwise. Loving someone who doesn’t love you in return, is like trying to fly with a broken wing. ~ Amogh Tiwari.


People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love. ~ Pearly Tan.

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.

I did not know how long it took to get over such a love, and that even when you did, when you loved again, you would always carry a sliver of it in your stitched together heart. ~ Christina Haag.

So these were the 53 quotes about one-sided love.

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