Lost love has been a big deal for humans since humans have been afraid of … anything. It’s the thing that makes us obsessively check our phones for new texts and the thing that makes us force ourselves to wait a little while to respond, in case they think we’re “desperate.” Lost love can be a part of life, part of our mistakes, part of an accident, but it always feels tragic to us.
Quotes about lost love don’t have to be as tragic as our feelings, however. This is a short collection of some sad quotes about losing your love, some funny ones, and some that might help you deal with the loss. Sometimes, knowing how to cope with lost love is the motivation we need to find love that will last.
Sad Quotes About Lost Love
Sad quotes can be comforting if they speak the truths that we feel already. We don’t want to get you down. We want to help you get through things and help those who need it by showing you that other people have felt the exact same things.
“You can love someone so much … but you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” – John Green
But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee. -Edgar Allen Poe, “Annabel Lee”
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” -George R.R. Martin
“The great love is gone. There are still little loves.” -Mercedes Lackey
Healing Quotes for Those Who have Lost
Sometimes, schmaltz is okay. These quotes may be a little cheesy, but they can be healing too. We can’t be sad forever about the mistakes we’ve made and the love we’ve lost. Try to use these to help others (or yourself) move on.
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss
“Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.” -Ethel Person
“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” -Barbara De Angelis
“To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose, the next best.” -William Thackeray
“If it is real, it will never be over.” -Unknown
“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” -G.K. Chesterton
“All love, even if it lasts a lifetime, ends in tears. Thank goodness tears can’t take away our love!” -Unknown
The Takeaway for Lovers
Lost love hits hard. Most people feel like it’s their fault even when it isn’t. It can be the result of an emotional tragedy or a small mistake — either way, our hearts can have trouble processing it.
Hopefully, these quotes can make it a little easier for yourself or someone you know. Nothing we say can make losing your love easy, but from the great authors to the total unknowns, it’s an experience that most people can share and understand. Hopefully, these quotes can help you do just that.