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Lost Love Quotes

Lost Love Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Richard Wilbur, LeBron James, Jeff Melvoin, Teresa of Avila, Toni Morrison and many others.

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.
Richard Wilbur
People who say “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” never felt a broken heart.
LeBron James
Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops? If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don’t feel anything now?
Jeff Melvoin
Pain is never permanent.
Teresa of Avila
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
I certainly do not adore the writer’s discipline. I have lost lovers, endangered friendships, and blundered into eccentricity, impelled by a concentration which usually is to be found only in the minds of people about to be executed in the next half hour.
Maya Angelou
Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?
Leo Buscaglia
A light heart lives long.
William Shakespeare
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
Dylan Thomas
Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret.
Big Pun
I know my heart will never be the same But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay
Sara Evans
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you
Roy Croft
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love lost can be found again.
Jon Jones
Incidents of the past – a lost love, a missed opportunity – shape us and make us what we are.
Rana Daggubati
You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.
Simone Elkeles
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
Ray Stannard Baker
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Oscar Wilde
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
C. S. Lewis
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.
James O’Barr
I didn’t know that, you take your coffee seriously, dont you?’ ‘Every morning, I run to the coffeemaker like a soldier returning to a lost love after the war.
Lisa Kleypas
If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.
James O’Barr
She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you’ll know loss the rest of your life.
Junot Diaz
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
I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
Nicholas Sparks
In your light I learn how to love.
There’s no greater search than that of lost love.
William Petersen
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
Saint Augustine
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
One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time.
Jasmine Guy
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
And no. I must not go on thinking. For the pain will never go away. You just go on and live. In the dust of desertion. Still falling where last I loved.
J. P. Donleavy
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
Tahereh Mafi
To my astonishment, when Wolf Hall came out, people asked if I made it up – [Thomas More] burning of heretics. It was well documented. And he was proud of it! The Brits love lost causes.
Hilary Mantel
Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
Mitch Albom
I understand lost love, and I think that can destroy a man more than anything if it was a deep love that is lost somehow.
Sam Elliott
You know what happens to girls who loves lost boys? They become lost themselves.
David Levithan
Lost love is still love.
Mitch Albom
In your beauty, how to make poems.
Life will not break your heart. It’ll crush it.
Henry Rollins
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
J. K. Rowling
Don’t compare yourself to others you have no idea what their journey is all about.
Dawn Abraham
Jon Krakauer
When raindrops hit the tin roof it’s crazy. That’s a metaphor, did I lose you baby?
She understood his eyes, colder than winter’s heart. A man who knew he was dead and couldn’t make himself care; you are spared that. Mashiara. His lost love.
Robert Jordan
You could do so much for me if you just would. If you just knew. I am I and you are you and I know it and you don’t know it and you could do so much for me if you just would and if you just would then I could tell you and then nobody would have to know it except you and me.
William Faulkner
God forbid you sing about love. It’s a lost concept.
Lenny Kravitz
Night after night we watch the news and see families who have lost loved ones via violence. We eat our dinner, shake our heads and keep on moving. But for families that have lost loved ones, life is never the same.
Sharon G. Flake
There’s no love like a lost love and no pain like a broken heart.
Ben Harper
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
They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way.
Helene Cixous
How many times do we pay for one mistake? The answer is a thousand times for the same mistake. The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for ONE mistake. The rest of the animals pay once for every mistake.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
If he ever left me, I wouldn’t even be sad; no, ’cause there’s a blessing in every lesson, and I’m glad that I knew him at all.
She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.
Simone de Beauvoir
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere
Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.
Martha Beck
I think every writer has a book that haunts them, and on some level, every book you write is a reaction to it. ‘Lolita’ is that book for me. Nabokov’s love of wordplay, descriptive detail, artfully complex plots, and his themes of obsession and lost love, are inspiring.
Marisha Pessl
Being remembered is all anyone can ask from a lost love.
Miguel Syjuco
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Khalil Gibran
Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Aphra Behn
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
Sarah Dessen
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The only people out at this hour were ones who couldn’t sleep,those haunted by one thing or another:love thwarted, love lost, love thrown away. They were the sort of people who didn’t want to be noticed, who wanted to slip through shadows, be alone with their despair.
Alice Hoffman
They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there’s moonlight all about and there’s no moon above.
Yip Harburg
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m not like a car you can fix up. I’m never gonna run right” Bella
Stephenie Meyer
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.
Anais Nin
For those who may be hurting over lost love:
Don’t cry because it is over… smile because it happened.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I’m afraid if I do, I’ll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.
Kenny Loggins
You know me, I love lost causes.
Mort Sahl
The sun won’t shine since you went away, seems like the rain’s falling every day. There’s just one heart, where there once was two; that’s the way it’s gotta be until I get over you.
Christina Milian
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
Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.
Erich Fromm
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence
Perspective is the enemy of long-lost love.
Amy Dickinson
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde
If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
Emily Bronte
So sad! This is the saddest part when you lose someone you love- that person keeps changing. And later you wonder, Is this the same person I lost?
Amy Tan
The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.
William Faulkner
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
Though lovers be lost, love shall not.
Dylan Thomas
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
John Green
If you really love her, Cratus, let her know it every day. And always put her before you and your wants just as you’ve done here today. Take it from someone who knows. Love lost is the hardest burden to shoulder, and it’s one you can never get under. (Artemis)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
It’s easy to get wrapped up in sharing everyday life with a partner. It’s fun to get lost in love and romance. It’s the best. But holding on to yourself while doing that is the most important thing.
Brittany Murphy
I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.
Sam Worthington
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
Helen Rowland
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
Maurice Maeterlinck
Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi
Love is the best medicine, and there is more than enough to go around once you open your heart.
Julie Marie Berman
I’ve heard attacks were made on coalition forces because of those. I apologize to the families of those who lost loved ones or were injured because of the photos.
Lynndie England
As for murmurs, mother, we grumble a little now and then, to be sure; but there’s no love lost between us.
Oliver Goldsmith
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.
I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!
Tom Lehrer
The more we know about how we lost our spontaneous wonder and creativity, the more we can find ways to get them back.
John Bradshaw
When you’re struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it’s just as hard as what you’re going through.
Nicholas Sparks
The world today is hungry Not only for bread But hungry for love; Hungry to be wanted, Hungry to be loved.
Mother Teresa
You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.
John Green
Ain’t no love lost, cause there was never none there.
Eric Murray
If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.
Paulo Coelho
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Hermann Hesse
So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.
Nicholas Sparks
I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say, it’s like this – the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man.
Oliver Platt
Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all.
Mitch Albom
When its 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 like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.
Nicholas Sparks
There are lots of things which I would love to tell him, but in some way, I also feel that I lost the person closest to me. And I got a second chance to live. So in a way I feel that I live for both of us… and I will do my best.
Petra Nemcova
There is no love lost between us.
Miguel de Cervantes
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
Michael left because of the Bulls’ management, not because he’d lost his love of playing the game.
Tiger Woods
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
Nicole Krauss
I want you to be happy, you’re my best friend. But it’s so hard to let you go now with all that could have been. I’ll always have the memories. She’ll always have you. Fate has a way of changing just when you don’t want it to. Throw away the chains, let love fly away. Till love comes again, I’ll be okay.
Amanda Marshall
If we need to be reminded to love one another, then we have already lost sight of the very essence of our existence.
Darren Johnson
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein
And there, in that phrase, the bitterness leaks again out of my pen. What a dull lifeless quality this bitterness is. If I could I would write with love, but if I could write with love I would be another man; I would never have lost love.
Graham Greene
To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.
Neil Gaiman
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell
I want to join everyone in expressing my great sympathy and support for people who lost loved ones in this terrible terrorist attack [in Orlando] and everybody still in the hospital who is struggling and all the first responders.
Hillary Clinton
The life you are living is your creation, your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
Dawn Abraham
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
Leo Buscaglia
What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven.
Victor Hugo
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever,- One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.
William Shakespeare
It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.
Vladimir Nabokov
And he hated himself and hated her,too, for the ruin they’d made of each other.
Dennis Lehane
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Washington Irving
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
Rosa Parks
There’s no love lost between us.
Miguel de Cervantes
I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ in high school and was hypnotized by the beauty of the sentences and moved by the story about the irrevocability of lost love.
Tom Perrotta
But all good things come to an end, often a sad angry miserable end. The cause for such an end can usually be whittled down to one of three things: money, sickness, love lost.
James Frey
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo
I just like to sing for people who have lost love.
Mac Miller
Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her.
Faraaz Kazi
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Though they go mad they shall be sane, though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; though lovers be lost love shall not; and death shall have no dominion.
Dylan Thomas