85 Unrequited Love Quotes and Sayings That Are Empowering

Unrequited love is an agonizing experience that numerous individuals face at various stages of their lives, frequently in romantic situations.

This form of love may appear as an unreachable longing, denial from a significant other, or even an imbalanced expression of affection in family connections.

Bereavement can also be seen as a type of unreturned love. One-sided affection can be all-encompassing and alienating; however, it is crucial to recognize that it is a shared human occurrence.


Several renowned pieces of literature delve into this subject, providing consolation to those tormented by the pain of love that remains unrequited.

These 85 quotes aim to offer solace and insight to those navigating the intricate nature of unreciprocated love.

Best Unrequited Love Quotes

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in another, and the delight in the recognition. ~ Alexander Smith.

My soul has always remembered you, my mind is just trying to catch up. ~ Nikki Rowe.

I’m talking about the highest aspect of love ~ unconditional love. ~ Katya Ki.


Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. ~ Nicholas Sparks.


People usually fall in love. But some people were born in love. ~ C. JoyBell C.

You just know something is amiss, when you look at someone and long for something that is not yours or you cannot have. It’s an absence – a loss of a heartbeat. ~ Nadège Richards.

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 worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love. ~ Joyce Carol Oates.

With some, we’re certain our hearts must’ve been acquainted long before we have ever met them. ~ Shakieb Orgunwall.

When connections are real, they simply never die. ~ Victoria Erickson.

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering. ~ Nicole Krauss.


Unrequited love is all right in books and things, but in real life, it completely sucks. ~ Meg Cabot.

Famous Unrequited Love Quotes

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.

We are all two-spirited beings in one body. We originated from a Soul that is two-spirited, male and female in one body. ~ Deborah Brandt.

Love unrequited is violent. He loves you so much that he’s turned it into hate. ~ Lauren DeStefano.
When you give someone your whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever. ~ Sylvia Plath.


Oh, darling, you’re only too wild, to those who are to tame, don’t let opinions change you. ~ Nikki Rowe.

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. ~ Lady Gaga.

The sole purpose of the twin flame relationship is to help us soulfully mature and become the best version ourselves possible. ~ Twin Flame Guides.

There is a man waiting for a woman like you, don’t settle for someone who only opens half of your heart. ~ Nikki Rowe.


Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? ~ Neil Gaiman.

Things began happening with odd synchronicity as if the universe itself was conspiring on behalf of their love story. ~ John Mark Green.

A healthy relationship starts by loving the internal twin flame relationship, which results in attracting a healthy external twin flame relationship. ~ Deborah Brandt.

There is a special bond between twin soulmates – unconditional love, respect for each other, bringing out the best in each other, and highly compatible. ~ Mettrie L.


The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it’s over. ~ Nicholas Sparks.

Soul Mates mirror our Divine nature. ~ Serena Jade.

Many speak to her but she’s looking for the one who knows her soul’s language. ~ Nikki Rowe.

Because of their sacred gift of translating and embodying energy, empaths can spot their soul mates or twin flames a mile away. ~ Aletheia Luna

You and I, we are embers from the same fire, dust from the same star, echoes of the same love. ~ Craig Crippen.


The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. ~ Chuck Palahniuk.

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

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. ~ Rumi.

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Top Unrequited Love Quotes

There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it. ~ Ranata Suzuki.

Only the bravest souls signed up for the twin flame journey. ~ Beti Kotevski.


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

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~ Judy Garland.

I came to this earth so that I can find the way back to my Beloved. ~ Rumi.

The only man to win her heart was the one who was also free. ~ Nikki Rowe.

For some people, ‘the point of no return’ begins at the very moment their souls become aware of each others’ existence. ~ C. JoyBell C.


You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you. ~ Tablo.

‘Soulmate’ is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare and very real. ~ Hillary Duff.

Real connections live on forever. ~ Victoria Erickson.

Find what you love and let it kill you. ~ Charles Bukowski.

Twin flames are always ‘on the same page’. This is because you actually have the same internal frequency of energy vibrations. ~ Katya Ki.


Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up. ~ James A. Baldwin.

There are no accidental meetings between souls. ~ Sheila Burke.

How much of life could he spend aching? Aching is not a stable condition; it must resolve into something. ~ Arthur Phillips.

Powerful Unrequited Love Quotes

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~ Emily Brontë.

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. ~ Ellie Newmark.

Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. ~ Plato.


He touched my soul long before I knew what his hands felt like. ~ Nikki Rowe.

If you’re doubtful then just try it ~ go and revisit a person or place and see if there’s any sense at all of the space between now and then. ~ Victoria Erickson.

There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one’s sentiments. ~ Georgette Heyer.

Within your twin flame reunification, you don’t only return yourself to love, but also heal genetic injuries of your family, generation, nation, race, and all mankind. ~ Katya Ki.

Our souls speak a language that is beyond human understanding. A connection so rare the universe won’t let us part. ~ Nikki Rowe.

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever. ~ Alfred Tennyson.


The wait is long, my dream of you does not end. ~ Nuala O’Faolain.

Our twin soul counterpart is designed to fully and successfully surrender to the connection only once we have reached self-love. ~ Beti Kotevski.

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. ~ Haruki Murakami.

Sad Unrequited Love Quotes

Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins? ~ Nancy Garden.


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

The root cause of loneliness is not the absence of another, but the absence of the awareness of our connection to our true divine selves. ~ Swati Nigam.

My soul and your soul are forever tangled. ~ N.R. Hart.

People give flowers as presents because flowers contain the true meaning of love. Anyone who tries to possess a flower will have to watch its beauty fading. ~ Paulo Coelho.

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times… In life after life, in age after age, forever. ~ Rabindranath Tagore.


Unrequited love differs from mutual love, just like delusion differs from the truth. ~ George Sand.

Sometimes, soulmates may meet, stay together until a task or life lesson is completed, and then move on. This is not a tragedy, only a matter of learning. ~ Brian L. Weiss.

If you really have met your twin flame, you will feel the support of the Universe, no matter what difficulties you encounter. ~ Katya Ki.

I loved him, every inch of his being. ~ Nikki Rowe.

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.

I look into your eyes and I’m sure that some divine artist dipped her brush in the same soul and used it to paint us both. ~ Cristen Rodgers.


The worst feeling is falling for someone and knowing that they won’t be there to catch you. ~ Rashida Rowe.

All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love. ~ Leo Tolstoy.

Love is transcendent. It knows not of time nor space. It exists between ‘us’ for ‘us.’ Love and be loved. ~ Truth Devour.

Twin flames, you are humble. You do not realize you are the leaders on Gaia, the spiritual leaders, the carries of the flame of truth, and love and divinity on earth. ~ Beti Kotevski.

You always feel safe with your twin flame. ~ Katya Ki.

A bond between souls is ancient – older than the planet. ~ Dianna Hardy.

Your Twin Flame relationship isn’t the problem. It’s that your twin triggers all your past pain to come up and be released ~ Twin Flame Guides.


A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. ~ Richard Bach.

We are just particles of the Universe; our true story is written upon the Stars dear. ~ Katerina Kostaki.

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

Twin flames don’t ‘complete’ you, because you are already innately complete at a soulful level. Instead, they compliment you deeply and help you to grow. ~ Mateo Sol.

She lives her life like a flame; a dance of purposeful chaos.… her enchanting light can guide you and quell your fears. ~ Steve Mariboli.

So these were the 85 quotes about Unrequited Love.

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