48 One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

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One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings

I loved him the way some people are to be loved – from a distance. ~ Sanhita Baruah.

You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice. ~ Kris Vallotton.

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James Baldwin.

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One of the greatest pain and agony is being in one sided love with someone. ~ Anurag Prakash.

Even if you tear me to pieces or even if you reduce me to ashes, I would still go back and give you my heart. ~ Anonymous.

All relationships have one law : Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you’re there. ~ Anmol Andore.

When you care for people more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve. ~ Stephen Kyeyune.

Best One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings

Sometimes it’s better to keep silent than to tell others what you feel, because it hurts badly when you come to know that they can hear you, but they can’t understand. ~ Heinrich Ferreira.

Although he doesn’t know it yet, she isn’t his real life. But he is hers. This is painful. ~ Margaret Atwood.

Break my face, my back, my arms, my neck. But please don’t break my heart. ~ Sarah Bettens.

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

What nobody seems to understand is that love can only be one sided, that no other love exists, that in any other form it is not love. If it involves less than total giving, it is not love. It is impotent, for the moment it is nothing. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky.

You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else. ~ Jay Payleitner.

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.

Top One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings

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

For so long, I’ve only had one-sided feelings for other people. I’ve completely forgotten how good it feels to be loved. ~ Hinako Takanaga.

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Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart. ~ Christina Westover.

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

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

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.

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.

Popular One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings

You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can be survive in a way that once requited love cannot. ~ John Green.

The pain of one sided love, of knowing that I had loved her more than she had loved me. ~ Sierra Simone.

Some say that one sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner. ~ Eric Berne.

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

It hurts when you have someone in your heart but you can’t have them in your arms. ~ Belinda Hernandez.

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.

Yet my longing for her was like a bad cold that had hung on for years despite my conviction that I was sure to get over it at any moment. ~ Donna Tartt.

Famous One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings

She recognized it at once: love, one-way deep adoration that bounced off and did not bounce back; careful, quiet love that didn’t care and went on anyway. ~ Celeste Ng.

You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel. ~ Johnny Depp.

Stop breaking your own heart for someone who isn’t even fighting to keep yours in one piece. ~ NeeJay Sherman.

Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale or a storybook. And it doesn’t always come easy. ~ Linda Lapointe.

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

My silence is just another word for my pain. A love like I have for you, I’ll never, ever know again. ~ Vicki Case.

The truth about life is, never lose yourself while trying to hold onto someone who doesn’t care about losing you in the first place. ~ Peter Cole.

Sad One Sided Love Quotes and Sayings

I won’t do one-sided if my life depended on it. ~ Ahmed Mostafa.

I’ve been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn’t anyone else in my life, and the reason … is you. ~ Julie James.

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Love isn’t possession. I don’t need to have him to love him. ~ Emory R. Frie.

I did not know how long it took to get over such a love, and that even when you did, when you loved again, you would always carry a sliver of it in your stitched together heart. ~ Christina Haag.

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else. ~ Poise.

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.

It’s kind of funny how someone person can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces. ~ Kuhhrizma Clemons.

Problems can be fixed. But unrequited love is a tragedy. ~ Suzanne Harper.

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.

That 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.

People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love. ~ Pearly Tan.

Loved her enough to pretend otherwise. Loving someone who doesn’t love you in return, is like trying to fly with a broken wing. ~ Amogh Tiwari.

Perhaps unrequited love was like a specter in the house, a presence that brushed at the edge of senses, a heat in the dark, and a shadow under the sun. ~ Sherry Thomas.


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