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20 Of The Saddest Quotes On Love That Will Make Your Eyes Wet

There is no cure for a broken heart; nothing will make the pain go away, or so it seems. The sadness will only increase and one might not be able to deal with it alone. Here are some of the saddest quotes on love that will move you. Sometimes it helps to read these quotes because you not only relate to them, but you understand them better since you’re going through similar feelings. That said, nothing can erase memories and the pain attached to them, sometimes people simply move on, and other times they struggle. If you have struggled in the past, you’d be able to relate to some of these quotes, and will know how they could simply put a lump in your throat and make your eyes moist.

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These 20 saddest quotes on love are excerpts from a few books and some are poems. Although they may not help the heartbroken, they will surely ease the pain simply knowing that such pain also exists, and that you’re not alone in feeling so wretched.

1. Behold me now,

I am lost somehow.

Summoned up by sorry

From the world beyond. – Draconian

The feeling of being lost after a breakup is one of the worst feelings ever.

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2. I was a dreamer, a fighter and a believer,

But now my dreams have faded, the fight has ended, and I don’t know what to believe – Rylie

When dreams fade away, there’s no fight left in you. How do you find the strength to go on?

3. A flower knows, when its butterfly will return,

And if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;

But now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,

When I don’t know, if you will ever come back. – Sanober Khan

When your other half leaves you and you don’t know what the future holds, it feels as if you’re left adrift in a vast ocean, without an oar, or a compass.

4. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud – falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.”  – Lone Alaskan Gypsy

It’s only natural to feel shattered after a breakup, and when you have company in the rain, it seems like the world is weeping right along with you.

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5. I write you a letter that begins

With I love you and ends with I love you and

Somewhere in the middle is one goodbye for

Every hurt.  – Patricia Smith

Saying goodbye to the person you once loved is one of the hardest and saddest things in life.

6. I am taking this in, slowly,

Taking it into my body.

This grief. How slow

The body is to realize

You are never coming back. Donna Masini

The grief that hits when you realize that the one who left you behind is never coming back can be quite crippling.

7. “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the… BURN!”  – Syed Arshad

No explanation needed, eh?

8. Sometimes I can feel tiny pieces of my soul

Rippling like waves through the memories of old

Never letting go of the pain and heartache we all know – Zurri

The worst and the most painful part of a love unfulfilled is the memories. They don’t let you forget.

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9. I’ve won many things.

Except what I wanted most,

her heart.

The only thing I ever wanted was lost.

I know no one else will stay for me.

So, I lie here in wait.

To catch her if she falls.

But, I’ll die happy

if the last thing I remember is her smile. – Dailyreaper

Unrequited love can simply tear you up from the inside.

10. “Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” – Jocelyn Soriano

Understanding why something happened is one thing, but to come to terms with it, is a whole different ball game.

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11. “Everybody said, ‘Follow your heart.’ I did, it got broken.” – Agatha Christie

Sometimes, following your heart can bring heartache.

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12. WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.  – W.B. Yeats

When love flees, there’s nothing left but sadness.

13. “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

What to do with the pain I’m feeling right now?

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14. I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.

Write, for instance: “The night is full of stars,

and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance.”

The night wind whirls in the sky and sings.

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.

I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like this, I held her in my arms.

I kissed her so many times under the infinite sky.

She loved me, sometimes I loved her.

How could I not have loved her large, still eyes?

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.

What does it matter that my love couldn’t keep her.

The night is full of stars and she is not with me.

That’s all. Far away, someone sings. Far away.

My soul is lost without her.

As if to bring her near, my eyes search for her.

My heart searches for her and she is not with me.

The same night that whitens the same trees.

We, we who were, we are the same no longer.

I no longer love her, true, but how much I loved her.

My voice searched the wind to touch her ear.

Someone else’s. She will be someone else’s. As she once

belonged to my kisses.

Her voice, her light body. Her infinite eyes.

I no longer love her, true, but perhaps I love her.

Love is so short and oblivion so long.

Because on nights like this I held her in my arms,

my soul is lost without her.

Although this may be the last pain she causes me,

and this may be the last poem I write for her. – Pablo Neruda

There’s no one better to capture the hurt and despair of a love lost than the master wordsmith, Pablo Neruda.

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15. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving

Tears are inevitable when you’ve lost a love.

16. “When you love someone… truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt – you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling – like having your heart carved out.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

How true these words are!

17. “In this world, it is too common for people to search for someone to lose themselves in. But I am already lost. I will look for someone to find myself in.” – JoyBell C

Have you lost yourself in someone, or are you looking for someone to find yourself in?

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18. Everyone is searching for love all the time

Yet love is like mist hovering in the humid sky – Zurri

Love is elusive like the mist that hovers just out of your reach.

19. “Wait,” he whispered.

But she didn’t. – Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer

Oh! Why didn’t she?!

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20. “Witch, do this for me,

Find me a moon

made of longing.

Then cut it sliver thin,

and having cut it,

hang it high

above my beloved’s house,

so that she may look up


and see it,

and seeing it, sigh for me

as I sigh for her,

moon or no moon.” – Clive Barker

Have you ever wondered if your beloved is looking at the same moon as you and pining for you?

When you feel low, everything around you seems miserable, but when you’re happy, you’ll notice how everything around feels like heaven. We hope you never have to read these saddest quotes on love again, but if you ever do, know that you are not alone. Know that these feelings are temporary and with time, everything does get better. You may find it hard at first, but life is such.

It goes on.

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