100+ Short Unrequited Love Quotes for Him & Her

Unrequited Love Quotes

Unrequited Love Quotes: Showering outrageous love on your lover is one of the most delightful feeling in the world. When you shower love, you feel serene and peaceful within. However, your world turns quite bleak when that love is not returned by the person you care about the most. Unrequited love or one-sided love make us feel belittled and unworthy. It develops a kind of inferiority complex and make us question about the notion of love. When your are going through that phase, instead of cocooning yourself in your negative and cold thoughts, you must conduct a deep introspection and read some positive unrequited love quotes to exterminate the clouds of hate and self-doubt. Moreover, it is ways better to be in one-sided love than to be in no love at all. This post is completely dedicated to short unrequited love quotes for him and her that will give you the much needed consolation and consolidate your faith in love.

Unrequited Love Quotes

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. » William Shakespeare

The knowledge that she would never be loved in return acted upon her ideas as a tide acts upon cliffs. » Thornton Wilder

Unrequited Love Quotes

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

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When you love something, you have to make sure it loves you back, or you’ll bring about no end of trouble chasing it. » Patrick Rothfuss

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

You have never loved me as I love you–never–never! Yours is not a passionate heart–your heart does not burn in a flame! You are, upon the whole, a sort of fay, or sprite– not a woman! » Thomas Hardy

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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

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Unrequited love is so boring. Weeping under a blue-black sky is for suckers or maniacs. » Alice Hoffman

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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

Dignity will only happen when you realize that having someone in your life doesn’t validate your worth. » Shannon L. Alder

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Snape’s patronus was a doe,’ said Harry, ‘the same as my mother’s because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children. » J.K. Rowling

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I loved you even when you forgot me.
And—for a little while—you loved me back. » Julio-Alexi Genao

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…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

It’s delicious to have people adore you, but it’s exhausting, too. Particularly when your own feelings don’t match theirs. » Tasha Alexander

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Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again. » Carol Rifka Brunt

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Even before you touched me, I belonged to you; all you had to do was look at me. » Louise Glück

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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

Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another: Why can’t you see who I truly am? » Shannon L. Alder

Best Unrequited Love Quotes

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

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The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tells it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all. » Alessandra Torre

Unrequited Love Quotes

I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect… As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential. » Sarah Dessen

When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind. » Shannon L. Alder

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

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The biggest curse in life is not loosing your love, but not being loved by someone you love. » Kiran Joshi

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

Oh why rebuke you him that loves you so? / Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe. » William Shakespeare

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

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I realised that one might love him secretly with no hope of encouragement, which can be very enjoyable for the young or inexperienced. » Barbara Pym

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

She said she didn’t love him, and he said it didn’t matter, and the poverty of their words brought tears to their eyes. » Françoise Sagan

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

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There was a time when our desire for each other would have landed us in an asylum or prison, had it not been sanctioned by mutual assent. True or false. » Lawrence Krauser

A mighty pain to love it is, And ‘t is a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain. » Abraham Cowley

But the years came and went without bringing the careless boy; and when they met again Wendy was a married woman, and Peter was no more to her than a little dust in the box in which she had kept her toys. » J.M. Barrie

Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you. » Ranata Suzuki

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Granted, I’d waited a long time to hear those words. Would’ve sold a kidney-maybe two-to have heard them at one point. Now, though…they didn’t have the same impact. They were, in fact, an overcooked noodle in the pasta salad of love. » Kristan Higgins

the saddest thing is to be a minute to someone, when you’ve made them your eternity. » Sanober Khan

And so she shuddered away from the threat of his enduring love. What did he mean? Had she not the power to daunt him? She would see. It was more daring than became a man to threaten her. » Elizabeth Gaskell

She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years. » Julia Quinn

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She had the look in her eye when you kick and kick at the door and it doesn’t open, when you write a boy letters and letters and he never loves you, not ‘til the day he dies. Not even then. » Daniel Handler

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

With women who do not love us, as with the “dear departed,” the knowledge that there is no hope left does not prevent us from continuing to wait. » Marcel Proust

I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something? » Shannon L. Alder

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Stephen had spared no expense in making himself more unhappy, his own position as a rejected lover clearer. » Patrick O’Brian

If I said I was madly in love with you you’d know I was lying. » Margaret Mitchell

At first it was simply liking, Nastenka, but now, now ! I am just in the same position as you were when you went to him with your bundle. In a worse position than you, Nastenka,because he cared for no one else as you do. » Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nothing had changed. I was the stupid one again. I was the girl who never understood who she was to people. » Carol Rifka Brunt

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It was hard to pour endless love into someone who wouldn’t love you back. No one could do it forever » Zoje Stage

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

And, long after Clark had gone home, Solomon stayed up wondering if everyone falls in love with someone who can’t love them back. » John Corey Whaley

We’re cool,” I say calmly, although I feel something else. I feel… sad. Like I’ve lost something I never quite had. » Christine Seifert

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The only love that lasts is unrequited love. » Woody Allen

Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate. » Margaret Mitchell

Not the girl who got away, but just a girl who went away. » Nina Renata Aron

His hands are saying that he wants to hold her. His feet are saying that he wants to chase after her… He’s probably forgotten that I’m here, beside him » Ai Yazawa

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Wretched is the one who loves but can never be loved back » Veronica Lancet

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

Still I loved him, gasping-sobs-in-my-pillow hard, all along. » Allie Ray

When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special. » Miranda Kenneally

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And she knew, just as simply and just as surely that she loved him— had always loved him, with a love that lay at the very foundation of he being. » Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

She could never, in any words, deny her love for Teddy. It was much a part of herself that it has a divine right to truth. » Lucy Maud Montgomery

There was a man who loved the moon, but whenever he tried to embrace her, she broke into a thousand pieces and left him drenched, with empty arms. » Laini Taylor

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You have to take your chance, it’s not like you fall in love with someone every week. How arrogant are you, that you think you’re going to feel like this again about someone whenever you decide you’re ready, on your terms? » Dolly Alderton

I miss that feeling of connection. Knowing he was out there somewhere thinking about me at the same time I was thinking about him. » Ranata Suzuki

Your love is an addiction. It is destroying my life, but I can’t live without it. » Shon Mehta

nothing grieves more deeply or pathetically than one half of a great love that isn’t meant to be. » Gregory David Roberts

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The feeling was enough, I think. Just to know it. To have it in my bones, make it a part of my history. There was a beautiful ‘before,’ without an ‘after’ to wreck it on the other side. » Emma Lord

Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep. » Shannon Alder

Love those that hate you, but to love those one hates is impossible. » Leo Tolstoy

I want him to see the flowers in my eyes and hear the songs in my hands. » Francesca Lia Block