100+ Inspirational Quotes On Lost Love And Moving On

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Love is a divine feeling that we all experience once in life. Losing your love breaks your heart into pieces and pushes you into agony. People often go after lost love quotes to heal their bleeding souls and move on with their lives. However, getting over the despair of lost love takes many years and stays like a scar in the heart forever. Therefore, this post brings you some moving quotes about lost love or losing love. Reading them will help you stay positive and look at the light at the end of the tunnel.

101 Lost Love Quotes

Broken heart feelings and sweet memories of the past remain even after the love is lost. Read these lost love quotes and feel connected to the pain of losing someone you loved.

  1. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” ― John Green
  2. “There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.” ― Ranata Suzuki
  3. “No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight.” ― Lana Del Rey
  4. “It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.” – Charlotte Featherstone
  5. “People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences, but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.” ― Ethel Person
  6. “Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to I will.” ― The Beatles
  7. “The pain of losing you, no matter how much it breaks my heart, reminds me that once upon a time, I loved you with everything I had.” ― Unknown
  8. “I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.” ― Missy Altijd
  9. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi
  10. “I don’t think, until you’ve actually lost somebody you really love, that you can go through that door that allows you to be grown-up.” ― Felicity Kendal
  11. “Love is timeless, love is immortal. Even if you lose someone to something as permanent as death, the love you once had will never fade away. It will caress you each and every day, reminding you of the everlasting sweetness of love.” ― Unknown
  12. “When you lose someone, you have to accept that grief and love cannot be separated. For when you reminisce the joys of your sweet love, you will be awakened by the grief you have tried so hard to keep at bay.” ― Unknown
  13. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ― J.K. Rowling
  14. “This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  15. “I knew that losing you would bring me nothing but devastation. Despite this, I took the risk and welcomed you in my life, hoping that the sweetness of our time together would make up for all the pain your loss would someday bring.” ― Unknown
  16. “Sometimes I lie on our bed, eyes open, heart pounding, wondering when I will fully comprehend that you are never going to lie here beside me once more.” ― Unknown
  17. “When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” ― Unknown
  18. “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
  19. “You never truly get over losing someone. You may forgive, you may forget. But you can never stop the memories of sweetness and joy from creeping in when you least expect it to.” ― Unknown
  20. “Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  21. “You always told me that someday I had to prepare myself for the day when you would never come back. I tried, I really did, but nothing could ever prepare me for the day it actually happened.” ― Unknown
  22. “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
  23. “The grief of losing someone is like the air. No matter how hard you try to keep yourself from breathing, you must accept that you cannot go on without it.” ― Unknown
  24. “When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” ― Unknown
  25. “It’s so hard to go back to the places that were once ours. When I look at them, it seems like nothing has changed. But deep in my heart, I know the truth. With you from my life, everything has and forever will be changed.” ― Unknown
  26. “I thought when love for you died, I should die. It’s dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.” ― Rupert Brooke
  27. “Suddenly she realized that what she was regretting was not the lost past but the lost future, not what had not been but what would never be.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
  28. “I try to live my life even without you in it. I go to our favorite spots, our favorite places, trying to live on. Instead, I find myself living in the memories that haunt me, always and forever.” ― Unknown
  29. “To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose, the next best.” ― William Thackeray
  30. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ― Daphne Rose Kingma
  31. “And he’d hated himself, and hated her, too, for the ruin they’d made of each other.” ― Dennis Lehane
  32. “There is no greater joy that can ever compare to love as there is no greater pain that can ever compare to loss.” ― Unknown
  33. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” ― Barbara De Angelis
  34. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” ― Clive Barker
  35. “I looked at the house with such great pain. Home! It is a sweet and foreign word to me now. Without you in it, what used to be a home is now nothing but a house.” ― Unknown
  36. “Losing you left a bitter taste in my mouth. But whenever I try to wash the taste away, the lingering sweetness of our time together keeps me from doing it. I would endure every bitter taste if only to taste bits and pieces of the sweetness that once overwhelmed me.” ― Unknown
  37. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” ― Washington Irving
  38. “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” ― J.S.B. Morse
  39. “You have left me. But my love for you remains the same.” — Unknown
  40. “When I lost you, I felt as if the world ended. Time stopped for me and nothing else mattered. When I looked outside the window and saw that the birds continued to fly, I realized that the world will not accompany me in my grief. And life, as usual, will go on with or without me.” ― Unknown
  41. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ― Hermann Hesse
  42. “I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life.” ― Plato
  43. “If you’ve fallen down, today is the day you can get back up and try again.” ― Amelie Chance
  44. “Maybe it’s time to let him go. Find someone who truly appreciates you. That person is out there.” ― Summer Felix
  45. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” ― Jean de La Fontaine
  46. “Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” ― Dylan Thomas
  47. “Just because we don’t talk doesn’t mean I don’t think about you. I’m just trying to distance myself because I know I can’t have you.” ― Wiz Khalifa
  48. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli
  49. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ― Vivian Greene
  50. “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson
  51. “Do not feel bitter when you lose someone. It will be painful, yes. But the pain of losing that person will only remind you of how much you’ve loved, and how much of it was real.” ― Unknown
  52. “In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straightway was lost.” ― Dante Alighieri
  53. “What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” ― Henry Ward Beecher
  54. “An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.” ― Harold Loukes
  55. “Then I said goodnight and tucked you away inside a place called Nostalgia, where you’ll always remain unspoiled, somewhere between my lungs that used to breathe ocean air and my belly that fluttered with hope.” ― Victoria Erickson
  56. “Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.” ― Unknown
  57. “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” ― G.K. Chesterton
  58. “I have loved deeply. I have lost intensely. I will never love again. I get that love by people who care for me.” ― Richard Simmons
  59. “When you love someone, and you’ve lost that one, then nothing really matters.” ― Agnetha Faltskog
  60. “I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  61. “Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.” ― Otomo No Yakamochi
  62. “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
  63. “When it’s gone, you’ll know what a gift love was. You’ll suffer like this. So, go back and fight to keep it.” ― Ian McEwan
  64. “When you have your heart broken for the first time, you gain depth.” ― Sienna Miller
  65. “I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. To think I don’t have her. To feel that I’ve lost her. To hear the immense night, more immense without her. And the poem falls to the soul as dew to grass.” ― Pablo Neruda
  66. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ― Kahlil Gibran
  67. “There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.” ― Zayn Malik
  68. “A dream you once were, a dream of all my realities, a dream I can no longer strive for, in the wake of many betrayals.” ― C. Elizabeth
  69. “It’s better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.” ―Laurence J. Peter
  70. “I think the worst feeling in the world is knowing that someone you used to talk to everyday doesn’t care about you anymore.” ― Anmol Andore
  71. “I’ve lost love. I’ve tried to reclaim a lost love and didn’t know how to do it.” ― Sam Worthington
  72. “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone. You just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” ― Alyson Noel
  73. “All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.” ― Kirsten Miller
  74. “I have loved and I have lost and I’m starting to believe; it’s okay. Sometimes what we “think” is best for us, is only the beginning of what is truly “meant” for us. And if I have loved, so deeply the wrong heart; I am content in knowing the greatest love I will ever experience, hasn’t even begun yet.” ― Nikki Rowe
  75. “When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” ― Shannon L. Alder
  76. “You might have left the earth, but not me.” — Unknown
  77. “There can’t be a perfect replacement for those we lost, whom we love so much. But there’s always a kind replacement, strong and caring enough to take us through those lonely moments.” ― Terry Mark
  78. “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
  79. “Any relationship should have love, and if there is no love, it is better to call off a relationship. People say that love happens only once, but I don’t believe in it because for me, if one relationship doesn’t work, you should move on and seek love in another relationship. Who knows; you might find love in the second relationship.” ― Bipasha Basu
  80. “Love will not serve those who do not live for her, and in her, and to whom she is not the breath of life.” ― Jeanette Lee
  81. “Who do you run to when the only person who can make you stop crying, is exactly the one who is making you cry?” ― Unknown
  82. “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” ― Margaret Mitchell
  83. “There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.” ―Gretchen Kemp
  84. “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, you’ll 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
  85. “Everyone has a right to love and be loved, and nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong.” ―Barbra Streisand
  86. “There is nothing more painful than saying goodbye to something that’s brought so much joy and beauty to your life. However, some goodbyes are just inevitable.” ―Unknown
  87. “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
  88. “You were the light in my life- the sun, the star, the everlasting luminance. Now all I’m left with is darkness, the specks of light here and there to remind me of what I once had but lost.” ―Unknown
  89. “I think we’ve all been kind of… everyone’s been hurt, everyone’s felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you’re pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit.” ―Mark Ruffalo
  90. “Losing you was like losing a limb. I could function, but there was always something missing.” ― Unknown
  91. “Incidents of the past – a lost love, a missed opportunity – shape us and make us what we are.” ―Rana Daggubati
  92. “Though I may have lost you, you will always have a space in the most beautiful part of my damaged soul.” ―Unknown
  93. “You are not with me. But I feel more connected to you than ever.” ―Unknown
  94. “The grief of losing you made me feel so lost. But ironically, it is the same grief that keeps me going on with life.” ―Unknown
  95. “A person can be in love with someone forever till the end of time. But if that person doesn’t tell or show the feelings of love, it will be just another person living a dream, lost of true love.” ― Unknown
  96. “The silver screen offers much in the way of over-the-top rom-coms, long lost love, saddening love stories and heart warming optimism that can spark feelings in anyone.” ―Hilary Farr
  97. “The process of losing someone does not happen all at once. It comes in bits and pieces, creeping up on you slowly but surely. It’s only when the gaping hole of loss overwhelms you that you fully comprehend the devastating permanence of losing someone to the hands of death.” ― Unknown
  98. “One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.” ―Unknown
  99. “When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” ―Shannon L. Alder
  100. “There are so many people to fall in love with but I chose to fall for you. That was the biggest mistake of my life, but I know that like all difficult things come to an end, even this will and you will return back someday.” ―Ava Benson
  101. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ―Ernest Hemingway

When your love is lost, you feel the void in your heart. Their memories haunt you now and then. Sometimes, it becomes difficult to express your pain in the right words. In such circumstances, you look for support and healing. Going through lost love quotes may give you some respite from hurt and help you understand your true feelings. They may also help you make sense of the inner turmoil and regain peace of mind. So, give these quotes a read and find which ones speak to your deep-seated emotions in the most familiar way.

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Ratika Pai

Ratika has experience writing in various fields including finance, education, lifestyle, and entertainment. After her masters degree in Commerce, she acquired a PG Diploma in Communication and Journalism from Mumbai University. She is inquisitive about human relationships and likes to study people and how they manage their relationships, during her freetime. At MomJunction, Ratika writes insightful and informative articles on... more