115+ Confused Love And Relationship Quotes To Get You Thinking

Reading confused relationship quotes is a great way to gain clarity and know where you stand with your partner. Love can be a mixture of sweet and bitter feelings. Therefore, it is important to avoid getting befuddled and make the right choices to stay happy in a relationship.

A successful relationship can only be based on trust, transparency, and clarity. If you face difficulties as a couple or are perplexed about your relationship status, compatibility, and love, these quotes about confusing relationships will help you.

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117 Best Quotes On Confused Love Relationship

Clarity is the key to a successful life and relationships. Read the below listed best quotes on jumbled and confused love and relationship, and get all your perplexity about love and relationships cleared.

  1. “It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.” – Wadsworth Longfellow
  1. “Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.” – John Gay
  1. “You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.” – Kirsten Dunst
Love just happens and can't be controlled
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  1. “It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.” ― J.D. Salinger
  1. “Love is so confusing – you tell a girl she looks great and what’s the first thing you do? Turn out the lights!” – Robert Orben
  1. “I really want to love somebody. I do. I just don’t know if it’s possible forever and ever.” – Jim Carrey
  1. “People always tell me either A. you love him. B. you hate him. My usual answer? C. All of the above.” – Anne Roiphe
  1. “Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky
  1. “I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty … you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.” – J. D. Salinger
  1. “Every time I start to ignore you and act as if I don’t care, there you go again showing up and messing up my mind.” – Xuan Ta
  1. “Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”― Criss Jami
  1. “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” – Roger Ebert
  1. “Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes … just be an illusion.” – Javan
  1. “I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.” ― Johnny Depp
  1. “You wondered how you’d make it through. I wondered what was wrong with you. Because how could you give your love to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the only thing you’re looking for, is the one thing you can’t see.” – Vanessa Williams
  1. “God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one” ― Rumi
  1. “We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” – W. Somerset Maugham
  1. “When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.” – Natalie Clifford Barney
  1. “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.” ― K.L. Toth
  1. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse
Letting go is what makes us strong
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  1. “Love is when two people who care for each other get confused.” – Bob Schneider
  1. “You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart; imagine my heartbeat when you are in this state.” ― Franz Kafka
  1. “No one ever loved anyone the way that person wanted to be loved.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  1. “First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.” – George Bernard Shaw
  1. “How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” – Toni Braxton
  1. “Women are made to be loved, not understood.” – Oscar Wilde
  1. “Sometimes what we call love is just a settling of old scores, or a seeking of forbidden pain, or a circuitous path to the kingdom of cruelty, or she may simply have confused lack of capital with heroism while searching for rescue without knowing from what.” – Anne Roiphe
  1. “If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” – Michel de Montaigne
  1. “When you came, you were like red wine and honey, and the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. “ – Amy Lowell
  1. “Our love for children is so immediate in part because we feel their powerlessness immediately; conversely, part of the way we deny our love for men is by denying men’s powerlessness. Too often we have confused love for men with respect for them, especially for their power to take care of us – which is really just love for ourselves.” – Warren Farrell
  1. “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” – George Carlin
  1. “Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.” – Edward R. Murrow
  1. “If I look confused it is because I am thinking.” – Samuel Goldwyn
  1. “Just keep going like crazy and look back when it’s over. Otherwise, you just get confused.” – Cliff Burton
  1. “Confused? Confusion is good. It’s an excellent place to learn something new from.” – Henna Inam
  1. “Sometimes I’m confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn’t obvious” – Michael Stipe
Sometimes, I’m confused
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  1. “I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.” – Tim Burton
  1. “Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore” ― James Baldwin
  1. “The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.” – Carl Sagan
  1. “The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.” – Mark Twain
  1. “To cut off the confusion and accept an answer just because it’s too scary not to have an answer is a good way to get the wrong answer.” – Janet Jackson
  1. “People don’t expect too much from literature. They just want to know they’re not alone with being confused.” ― Jonathan Ames
  1. “We must, all of us, learn actually not to have enemies, but only confused adversaries who are ourselves in disguise.” – Alice Walker
  1. “If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.” – Walter F. Mondale
  1. “I don’t know what he means by that, but I nod and smile at him. You’d be surprised at how far that response can get you in a conversation where you are completely confused.” ― Jodi Picoult
  1. “Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others.” – Simon Sinek
  1. Insecure people often falsify the past, in order to make the future pure.” – Shannon
  1. “It’s amazing how confused and distracted and misdirected so many people are.” – Stephen Covey
So many people are confused and distracted
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  1. “Tall, aren’t you?” she said. “I didn’t mean to be.” Her eyes rounded. She was puzzled. She was thinking. I could see, even on that short acquaintance that thinking was always going to be a bother to her.” ― Raymond Chandler
  1. “In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.” ― Amit Ray
  1. “So. Tell me. What do you think? Which is better? To take action and perhaps make a fatal mistake – or to take no action and die slowly anyway?” ― Ahdaf Soueif
  1. “Looking out over the courtyard at the dirty walls, he realized he had no idea whether it was hysteria or love.” ― Milan Kundera
  1. “Whatever I learned, whatever I knew seems like those faded years of childhood that flew, away in some dilemma, always in some confusion, the purpose of this life, seems like an illusion!” ― Mehek Bassi
  1. “Let the one before you not witness your inner fight; Keep your chaotic thoughts and emotions tight. For now, it is your soul that I test, which is where yourself you manifest. It’s high time you become truly wise; learn not to fall to evil in disguise. Confuse the one before you, as you are confused; never let your feelings be used or abused.”― Melita Tessy
  1. “Never make the mistake of thinking you are alone — or inconsequential. Ignorance is voluntary and confusion is temporary. You see the world as-is, which is more than can be said for the vast populace.” ― Rebecca McKinsey
You are not alone
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  1. “There is bound to be turbulence in the clouds of confusion before one can view the friendly skies, and an illuminated landing strip.” ― T.F. Hodge
  1. “We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.” ― Hark Herald Sarmiento
  1. “Don’t be confused in a relationship if you confuse that’s means you are with a
    wrong person.” ― B Singh Ethen
  1. “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and when people start getting it confused, that
    means they need to sit down with some real people.” ― Chuck
  1. “In a complex or confused relationship just check… if you are more sad than happy,
    walk away. If you are more happy than sad, stay put.” ― Naresh Saxena
  1. “Love is beautiful. However, being in a relationship isn’t always a walk in the park. I think people often get love confused with perfection.” ― Alexandra Elle
  1. “Feelings never do make sense. They get you all confused. then they drive you
    around for hours before they drop you right back where you started.” ― Blair Waldorf
  1. “Were you ever been in love? Terrible is it not? It can make you so weak. It opens your heart and as a result, anyone can get inside your mind and get you troubled.” ― Neil Gaiman
  1. “In love, the lines between right and wrong are blurred, so there is bound to be confused.”
  1. “If you chase for love, you will never get it. But, if you don’t pursue it, it will
    automatically find your way.” ― John Gay
  1. “Disordered love always leads to misery and breakdown. The only way to ‘reorder’
    our loves is to love God supremely.” ― Timothy Keller
  1. “Love is sometimes magic. But it can sometimes also be an illusion.”
      “These feelings of mine are totally
  1. “These feelings of mine are totally confusing; one moment, I am in love and the next, I am not.”
  1. “It was nice to want you so badly it made me breathless yet at the same time hate
    myself.” ― Sophie Kinsella
  1. “Love is a strange complicated mixture of misunderstandings and understanding.”
    ― Diane Arbus
  1. “I feel trapped in love, the tangles I’m unable to free myself from.”
  1. “Love is meant to feel serenity. Suppose you don’t feel the same, then you are not
    with the right person. The relationship which only hurts you is of no benefit to yours.” ―
    Larry McMurtry
  1. “It is said that ladies are not easy to perceive. But, the fact is that the one who is
    puzzled in a relationship is a man.” ― Amit Abraham
  1. “I am in a dilemma amidst ‘why I met you’ or ‘why I don’t met you before.’” ―
    Ahmed Mostafa
  1. “The one thing that is crystal clear that she was in love and had a strong bond with
    him. It doesn’t matter If he was alone, but he was continuously drawing toward her.” ―
    Tim LaHaye
  1. “Don’t let your feelings be confused for facts, and don’t ignore the facts that come to
    you as feelings.” ― David Alan Royster
  1. “Confusion in love can also mean that you’re very deeply in love with the person”
  1. “Mixed feelings are just like mixed drinks. Neither healthy nor good for your soul. All they do is confuse the heart and the mind.” ― George Carman
  1. “It is strange that a feeling as innocent and pure as love should be so complicated
    and should require us to let go of our ego.” ― Adrianne Wellman
  1. “For something as complicated as love and relationships, we have to be okay with
    the truth that some people might not remain in our lives although they might live in our
    hearts.” ― Ronald Oliver
  1. “I am in a sappy mood. Therefore, I am confused about how anyone can feel like this?” ― Stephen Chbosky
  1. “As I kept loving her more, my hatred for her increased, and as her love for me
    increased, I began to harm myself even more.” ― Marvin Gaye
  1. “It is painful when the person you love doesn’t love you back but what is worse is
    when you love a person but you do not have the courage even to let that person know
    about your feelings.” ― Gary Zukav
  1. “The mind is more sensible than the heart. So, follow your heart if you are sure and your mind if confused.”
  1. “I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.” ―
    Daniel Boone
  1. “Life doesn’t hurt until you think about how much things have changed, who you’ve
    lost along the way, and how much of it was your fault.” ― Ritu Ghatourey
  1. “It’s strange how people hurt those who love and care about them, and try to please
    those don’t.” ― Anil Wadhawan
  1. “It’s better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow
    silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.” ― Pope John Paul II
  1. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to
    imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and
    confused.” ― Paulo Coelho
  1. 91. “At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion,
    and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered
    heart can shed its love upon the world.” ― Sue Thoele
  1. “Just simplify all that confusion and try to make life wonderfully simple again.”―
    Aurora Berill
  1. “Secrets are festering parasites to a relationship, devouring their hosts from within,
    leaving behind an empty hollow husk of what once was.” ― Mark W. Boyer
  1. “A man who marries a woman to educate her falls victim to the same fallacy as the
    woman who marries a man to reform him.” ― Elbert Hubbard
  1. “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” ― Edith Hamilton
  1. “Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who
    loves you enough chance to love you enough.” ― Dinah Shore
  1. “I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to move forward constantly, or it dies.” ―
    Woody Allen
  1. “The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is
    a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship.” ― Henry Cloud
  1. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You
    develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus
  1. “Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.” ― Keanu Reeves
  1. “Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all
    obstacles and interferences to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted.” ― Kim George
  1. “Love is as complicated as it can get as it is really unique with every person you love and when the correct person comes long, you really have to hope to be able to recognize it.” ― Agnes Nixon
  1. “Every relationship needs an argument every now and then. Just to prove that it is
    strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about
    weathering the peaks and the valleys.” ― Melchor Lim
  1. “When you find someone you can truly love, you will fight to keep that relationship.
    No matter what obstacles you both will face, you will never give up on each other. You
    may get lost along the way, but one of you always keeps catch the other. Soon one day
    both of you will have each other’s backs.” ― Jenna Bognar
  1. “Love is the remedy of all problems, misunderstandings become jokes, insults
    become humor, a perfect relationship.” ― Dielnov Muchati
  1. “Great couples still get angry with each other, but they continue to discuss until
    there is a solution even if it takes several days.” ― Bob Grant
  1. “A relationship is like a house. When a light bulb burns out you do not go and buy a
    new house, you fix the light bulb.”― Bernajoy Vaal
  1. “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” ― Swedish Proverb
  1. “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most
    people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone
    who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if
    you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to
    take.” ― Anthony Robbins
  1. “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough
    to break them down.” ― Socrates
  1. “In any serious relationship, if you don’t gather your partner’s opinion before
    making a decision that impacts you both, you’re just storing up trouble for the future.” ―
    Cindy Woodsmall
  1. “We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me
    they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.” ― Alanis Morissette
  1. “The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in
    seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.” ― Doris Lessing
  1. “I remember learning as a kid that love meant loneliness and confusion.” ― Calum Scott
  1. “Confusion and complications are part and parcel of life. How can one expect love to be devoid of it?”
  1. “Of course, relationships are confusing, but who wants to live without it.”
  1. “Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can’t put their finger on me.” ―
    Lenny Kravitz
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I love someone and be confused?

Yes, it is common to get confused and emotionally tangled when you love someone. This may be because you are unsure how to express your perplexing inner feelings or are lovesick over them. Similarly, in some cases, empathy, pity, or compassion toward someone is conflated with love. Reflecting on your feelings, desires, and wants might help you to avoid getting discombobulated.

2. How do I get rid of the confusion about love?

If you are confused or muddled about your relationship, do not let it rotten as it does no good for you. Take your time deciding what you want. Give yourself and your partner room to breathe and think it over. Take the initiative and talk to your partner to get clarity of what you want to do after it, and last but not least–trust yourself and do what your instinct says.

3. What do I say when I am confused in a relationship?

If you feel confused, talk about it honestly with your partner. Share your feelings and listen to their perspective. It will help clear misunderstandings and bring you on the same page. Consult your friends and ask their opinions. You may also explore your interests and meet others to determine if anyone else is more compatible with you.

Confusion or befuddlement can lead to misunderstanding and lack of communication in a relationship. But it is common to have disordered thoughts and not know how to go about a certain feeling or issue. So with these thoughtful, sweet, funny confused relationship quotes, you can better understand your feelings and relationships. To reflect on your relationship and have a mutually giving and understanding relationship, take help from these quotes and express your love.

Infographic: Poetic Quotes About Being Confused In Love

People say if you’re in love, you will know, and there’ll be no doubt about it. But it may not always be true for everybody. Sometimes love confuses us, and we cannot understand what to do about our feelings. If you are a confused lover, explore the quotes below to learn how other people perceive love.

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