52 Total Quotes

Sad Love Quotes

Neil Gaiman
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
Neil Gaiman
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Maya Angelou
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Maya Angelou
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To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Dixon
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Ayn Rand
Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.
Ayn Rand
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The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures.
George Meredith
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Germaine Greer
Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.
Germaine Greer
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Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.
St. John
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 Socrates
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Socrates
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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
Vincent Millay
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John Paul
The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
John Paul
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Marcel Proust
People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.
Marcel Proust
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William Shakespeare
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
William Shakespeare
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Kurt Vonnegut
If somebody says, ''I love you,'' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? ''I love you, too. ''
Kurt Vonnegut
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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 Stendhal
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You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
Herman Hesse
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When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me.
Robert Bridges
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To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Borges
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Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all, but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?
Judith Guest
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C.S. Lewis
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
C.S. Lewis
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Francis Bacon
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Francis Bacon
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George Santayana
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
George Santayana
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Lord Byron
The best way will be to avoid each other without appearing to do so -- or if we jostle, at any rate not to bite.
Lord Byron
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When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal.
Gary Zukav
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
Wystan Hugh Auden
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