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100 Haunting Lost Love Quotes

Losing love is always hard. If you are looking for a lost love quote to help explain how you feel, you have come to the right place. We have gathered all the best lost love quotes including short love lost quotes, romantic quotes about lost love, thinking of your lost love quotes, quotes for lost lovers, missing you lost love quotes, inspirational quotes for a lost love one, quotes about losing love, you lost her quotes, lost love quotes for him, I lost you quotes, losing the love of your life quotes, quotes on lost love and finally moving on quotes.

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Lost Love Quotes

Here are some of our favorite lost love quotes and quotes about losing the love of your life.

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Person looking out to sea on a grey day with lost love quotes by Tennyson

“Then I said goodnight and tucked you away inside a place called Nostalgia, where you’ll always remain unspoiled, somewhere between my lungs that used to breathe ocean air and my belly that fluttered with hope.” ― Victoria Erickson

“An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.” ― Harold Loukes

“I have loved deeply. I have lost intensely. I will never love again. I get that love by people who care for me.” ― Richard Simmons

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

“I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had.” ― The Wonder Years

“Love becomes logically true when lost but still sought from the same source.” ― Brian Celio

Short Love Lost Quotes

If you like these short love lost quotes, check out our list of Short Love Quotes and Short Quotes.

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

“There is love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.” ― Jean Anouilh

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

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand.” ― Dorothy Parker

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

“The great love is gone.” ― Mercedes Lackey

“What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

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

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” ― Barbara De Angelis

“The hottest love has the coldest end.” ― Socrates

“Your sadness is a gift. Don’t reject it. Don’t rush it. Liveit fully and use it as fuel to change and grow.” – Maxime Lagace

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“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” ― Jean de La Fontaine

“When you love someone, and you’ve lost that one, then nothing really matters.” ― Agnetha Faltskog

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

“What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.” ― Richard Wilbur

Romantic Quotes About Lost Love

If you like these romantic quotes about lost love, check out our list of Romantic Love Quotes.

“All I know is, being away from you……makes it hard to breathe. I miss you so much”  – Samantha Towle

“Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ― Hermann Hesse

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“Yet leave me not; yet, if thou wilt, be free; Love me no more, but love my love of thee.” ― Algernon Charles Swinburne

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

“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

“Peace can only be achieved by letting go of the past and accepting what is.” – Abhishek Kumar

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“Any relationship should have love, and if there is no love, it is better to call off a relationship. People say that love happens only once, but I don’t believe in it because for me, if one relationship doesn’t work, you should move on and seek love in another relationship. Who knows; you might find love in the second relationship.” ― Bipasha Basu

“I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you.” — Dean Jackson

“I miss you a little. A little too much, a little too often, and a little bit more every day.” —John Michael Montgomery

Thinking of Your Lost Love Quotes

Here are some thinking of your lost love quotes from our list of Thinking of You Quotes.

“I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. To think I don’t have her. To feel that I’ve lost her. To hear the immense night, more immense without her. And the poem falls to the soul as dew to grass.” ― Pablo Neruda

“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

“I keep myself busy with the things I do. But in every moment when I pause, I still think of you.”– Mitch Cuento

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“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.” ― Nan Goldin

“I think the worst feeling in the world is knowing that someone you used to talk to everyday doesn’t care about you anymore.” ― Anmol Andore

“I can go days without talking to you, months without seeing you, but not a second goes by that I’m not thinking about you.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

“Between a million yesterdays and a million tomorrows, there’s only one today. And I would never let it pass without telling you I’m thinking of you.” – Mitch Cuento

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“So, here I am, all by myself, thinking of you – no one else. There’s a feeling inside and as hard as I try, it just won’t go away.” – Angel Hema

“And if ever I’m alone you’ll say. I’ll be thinking about you.” — Calvin Harris

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” – A.A. Milne

“I have learned how to make time pass, but I never stop thinking of you.” – Abbas Kazerooni

Quotes for Lost Lovers

Check out these quotes for lost lovers.

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not.” ― Dylan Thomas

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“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.”– Rumi

“Love is physiologically a legal battle that lovers fight until death.” – Farooq A. Shiekh

“To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.” – Valerie Lombardo

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

“All that remains to us when love and glory are over, when adventures and passions have faded into the past, is but a deeper and ever-deepening sense of the infinite; and if we have not that within us, then are we destitute indeed.” ― Maurice Maeterlinck

“People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences, but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.” ― Ethel Person

Missing You Lost Love Quotes

If you like these missing you lost love quotes, check out our full list of I Miss You Quotes.

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

“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

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” ― Alphonse de Lamartine

“I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” — The Wedding Date

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“I miss you like the sun misses the flowers, like the sun misses the flowers in the depths of winter, instead of beauty to direct its light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world which your absence has banished me to.” – William in “A Knight’s Tale”

“Sometimes I miss you so much, it hurts. It feels like someone is squeezing my heart with the strength of the entire world.”― Colleen Hoover

“I miss you every second of every minute, every minute of every hour, every hour of every day.” — Shanece

“Missing you comes in waves, and tonight I’m drowning.” – Chris Young

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“I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.” – Franz Kafka

“I miss you in ways that not even words can understand.” — Gemma Troy

“But I must admit, I miss you quite terribly.” — Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters

“Think I’ll miss you forever. Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky.” —Lana Del Rey

“Half of me is missing … and the other half is missing you.” – Ranata Suzuki

“I only miss you when I’m breathing.” — Jason Derulo

“Oh my dear! I think about you always and miss you forever.”   – Debasish Mridha

Inspirational Quotes for a Lost Loved One

If you like these inspirational quotes for a lost loved one, check out our list of Short Inspirational Quotes.

“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

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

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“In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.” ― Stendhal

“I don’t think, until you’ve actually lost somebody you really love, that you can go through that door that allows you to be grown-up.” ― Felicity Kendal

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” ― Clive Barker

“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go. I love you.” ― Nicholas Sparks

If you like this quote head to our list of Saying Goodbye Quotes for more.

“There can’t be a perfect replacement for those we lost, whom we love so much. But there’s always a kind replacement, strong and caring enough to take us through those lonely moments.” ― Terry Mark

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Hiker on rock with saying goodbye quotes by Gandi

“I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” ― Margaret Mitchell

“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.” ― Samuel Butler

“Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult.” ― Faraaz Kazi

Quotes About Losing Love

Here are some thoughtful quotes about losing love.

“I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone. You just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” ― Alyson Noel

“I thought when love for you died, I should die. It’s dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.” – Rupert Brooke

“Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.” ― Jonathan Harnisch

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

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“Love does nothing but make you weak! It turns you into an object of pity and derision, a mewling pathetic creature no more fit to live than a worm squirming on the pavement after a hard summer rain.” ― Teresa Medeiros

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straightway was lost.” ― Dante Alighieri

“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

“Saying goodbye to close ones is always the hardest.” – Edin Dzeko

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“Time only teaches us to conceal our pain from others and we learn to grieve all by ourselves.” ― Narin Grewal

“There is a comfort in the strength of love; Would overset the brain or break the heart.” ― William Wordsworth

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anais Nin

You Lost Her Quotes

Check out these you lost her quotes. On the flip side you might like our list of I Love You Quotes for Her.

“Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

If you like this quote head to our lists of Sad Quotes About Life and Deep Sad Quotes.

“Love will not serve those who do not live for her, and in her, and to whom she is not the breath of life.” ― Jennette Lee

“You want her, you need her, you had her, you lost her.”

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“I went to sleep last night thinking about you, I woke up this morning still thinking about you. When I’m down, I whisper your name to myself and smile. I still love you, don’t doubt it.” – Terry Mark

“His eyes missed her as much as the rest of him.” ― Rainbow Rowell

“Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee.” – John Green

“There’s solace in the thought that I will never finish missing her.”― Jim Crace

“I’m still missing you. Well I guess that I have, I guess that I have never really had you.”― Tegan Quin

Lost Love Quotes for Him

Here are some great lost love quotes for him. Check out our list of I Love You Quotes for Him.

“Everyone keeps telling me that time heals all wounds, but no one can tell me what I’m supposed to do right now. Right now, I can’t sleep. It’s right now that I can’t eat. Right now, I still hear his voice and sense his presence even though I know he’s not here. Right now, all I seem to do is cry. I know all about time and wounds healing, but even if I had all the time in the world, I still don’t know what to do with all this hurt right now.” ― Nina Guilbeau

“You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.” – Ranata Suzuki

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“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

“So, here I am, all by myself, thinking of you – no one else. There’s a feeling inside and as hard as I try, it just won’t go away.” – Angel Hema

“I am thinking of you, In my sleepless solitude tonight. If it’s wrong to love you, then my heart just won’t let me be right. ‘Cause I’m drowned in you, And I won’t pull through, without you by my side.” – Mariah Carey

“You will always be the answer when somebody asks me what I’m thinking about.” – Lisa Brooks

“Late at night when all the world is sleeping, I stay up and think of you. And I wish on a star that somewhere you are thinking of me too.” – Selena Quintanilla Perez

I Lost You Quotes

Here are some great I lost you quotes.

“I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” ― Plato

“A dream you once were, a dream of all my realities, a dream I can no longer strive for, in the wake of many betrayals.” ― C. Elizabeth

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

Person on steep cliff with ocean below and I lost you quotes by Ranata Suzuki

“I just wish I could lose these feelings as fast as I lost you.”

“If this is my heartache, then let it be mine to endure. Permit me to feel it in its entirety. Don’t tell me how much of you I am allowed to love.” ― Lang Leav

“Just because we don’t talk doesn’t mean I don’t think about you. I’m just trying to distance myself because I know I can’t have you.” ― Wiz Khalifa

“Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.” ― Otomo No Yakamochi

“Love is divine only and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind. It is a learned application without reason or motive except that it is God.” ― Toni Morrison

“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

“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

“If you’ve fallen down, today is the day you can get back up and try again.” ― Amelie Chance

Losing the Love of Your Life Quotes

Here are some losing love quotes for when you lose the love of your life.

“From the day you walked into my life, you’re all I think about. You’re the reason I breathe. You are the stars in my sky. I wouldn’t want this any other way. You’re the love of my life.” – Kemis Khan

“But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.” – Calla Quinn

“Long after I have given up, my heart still searches for you without my permission.”– Rudy Francisco

“I wish I had done everything on earth with you.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Falling asleep with hopes and wishes that I rarely get to hold in my hand for long…go me. All I’ve got are memories and secrets.”― Alyse M. Gardner

“Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

“You never really stop missing someone —you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” —Alyson Noel

Last Quotes on Lost Love

Here are our last quotes on lost love.

“I don’t know where you are, but I miss you. I don’t know what you’re doing, but I’m thinking of you.” – London Mond

“I felt like I was leaving a piece of my soul behind the moment you left. And every second that passes, I miss you like that, times a million.”― J.A. Huss

“Rise up, wise up, say it loud. Soul, I will not lie to you. I’m all alone. I’m still missing you, missing you, missing you.” – Tegan Quin

“Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” ― Hermann Hesse

“Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to I will.” ― The Beatles

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“It’s better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.” ― Laurence J. Peter

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ― Daphne Rose Kingma

If you like this quote head to our list of Letting Go Quotes for more.

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli

Moving On Quotes

For when you are ready to take the next step, here are some of our favorites from our list of moving on quotes.

“My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing the beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.” – Paulo Coelho

“That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.” – Robyn Schneider

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” – Elizabeth Berg

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“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.” – Mandy Hale

“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” – Kate DiCamillo

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” – Sarah Dessen

“Change has to come for life to struggle forward.” – Helen Hollick

Starting Fresh Quotes After Losing Love

When its time to start over again check out our full list of Fresh Start Quotes.

“And suddenly, you know…It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” — Meister Eckhart

“You are never too old to start over. Every day is a chance to make changes to create the life we want.” — Karon Waddell

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

“Life is a process — just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.” — Richard Carlson

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“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” — Joseph Campbell

“Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here.” — Cheryl Strayed

“As long as you’re still alive, you always have the chance to start again.” — Emily Acker

“I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.” — Vivian Jokotade

“You’ll never get a new ending if you keep starting with the same tired beginning.” — Lisa Daily

“To greet a lovely morning, we must leave the night behind.” – Tarang Sinha

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“It’s humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet.” — Jennifer Ritchie Payette

“But there’s a beginning in an end, you know? It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.” ― Alexandra Bracken

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

“Never feel guilty for starting again.” — Rupi Kaur

“I love that we get a new day… A new opportunity to move our lives in a positive direction… Let’s be unencumbered by yesterday’s nonsense… a fresh start… Take a deep breath, smile, and start again.” ― Steve Maraboli

“You have to start over. That’s what they say. But life is not a board game, and losing a loved one is never really “starting over”. More like “continuing without.” — Mitch Albom

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu

So that’s our list. We hope you found the quote about losing love you were looking for.

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