63 Best Sad Quotes | Sadness Feelings about Love & Life

Breakups are extreme, and ideally, these sad quotes can assist you with remembering the more joyful occasions. Enable these sad life quotes to rouse you to see a promising finish to the present course of action and push you past the anguish. Sadness is a characteristic piece of life that is normally connected with specific encounters of misfortune or torment.

To help you through the harsh occasions, here is our assortment of inspiring, astute, and consoling sad quotes about life, sad maxims, and sad quotes about love, gathered from an assortment of sources throughout the years.


Sad Love Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Numerous things could make us sad, for example, the departure of a friend or family member, struggle, disappointment, weakness and dissatisfaction. These feeling sad quotes address a period of delayed sadness; the period where we believe we are alone with regards to fighting life’s difficulties.

  • “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey
  • “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together. – Unknown

  • It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. – Miguel de Unamuno
  • “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  • If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. – Thomas Otway
  • “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper
  • There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you. – Ashleigh Brilliant
  • When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you falling out of love. – David Grayson
  • “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp
  • “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” – Susan Polis Schutz

Sad love quotes to lighten your sorrows

Be that as it may, notwithstanding all the agony related with it, sadness has a few advantages too. It serves to help us to remember what gives our life meaning and what makes a difference to us. Quotes about sadness give us relief.

  • 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 living. – Plato 
  • “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially, it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally, it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the. BURN!” ― Syed Arshad
  • “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi

  • “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a bell jar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal
  • “People love each other for many reasons, not all of the good […]. They love each other because it’s easy. Or because they’re used to it. Or because they’ve given up. Or because they’re scared.” ― Nathan Hill
  • “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” ― Shannon A. Thompson
  • Lovelies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’. – Faraaz Kazi
  • Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable. – Nicholas Sparks
  • “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 withering, of tarnishing.” – Anais Nin
  • “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ― Samuel Butler

Sad quotes that might just change your outlook towards love and life

  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Ever has it been that love knows not its depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran
  • “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” ― Tennessee Williams

  • “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman
  • You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go.— C.C Aurel
  • Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.— Lykke Li
  • Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine
  • Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous, or in love. – Mario Teguh
  • It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories. – Bonnie Blair
  • Some days are just bad, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! – Dita Von Teese

Sad quotes about love and life

You can maintain a strategic distance from this by taking proactive estimates, for example, concentrating on improving your prosperity, taking activities to be more joyful, and imparting your emotions to a confided in one.

  • Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.— Ava Dellaira
  • Tears come from the heart and not from the brain. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.— Mohsen El-guindy
  • Marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one. –Queen Victoria
  • It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.— Graham Foust
  • “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”― Tabitha Suzuma
  • “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.”― David Levithan
  • It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins
  • Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever. – Mattie Stepanek

Sad love quotes to help fix a broken heart

  • “Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle Everything I do is stitched with its color.”― W.S. Merwin
  • “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” ― Anonymous
  • “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.” ― Tony Braxton
  • You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.— Warsan Shire
  • The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung
  • First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great. – Alyssa Milano
  • You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the saddest, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens. – Kirsten Dunst
  • Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. – Stephen Chbosky
  • You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. – George Eliot

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Sad quotes to get you through the tough times

  • The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley
  • For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Khalil Gibran
  • Sadness is also a kind of defense. – Ivo Andric
  • When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. – Alexander Graham Bell
  • “Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, let’s spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.”― Nehali Lalwani
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
  • “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris
  • “Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

Sad love quotes to inspire and teach

  • “Percy let me go, she croaked. You can’t pull me up. Never” ― Rick Riordan
  • “Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his decaying tomb?” ― Faraaz Kazi
  • “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” ― Dominic Riccitello
  • “I’ll love you even when I can’t”
  • “I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t” ― Colleen Hoover
  • “Me wondering why they don’t say nothing about a kiss being salty as a tear.” ― Lindsay Hunter
  • “Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.” – Anonymous
  • “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”- Jim Rohn
  • “There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.” – La Rochefoucauld
  • “Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…” – William Butler Yeats
  • “Nothing tastes out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown

Sad love quotes to cheer you up

  • “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal
  • “So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri
  • “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King
  • “The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all.” – Nishan Panwar
  • “Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.” – Cassandra Clare
  • “You are supposed to dry my tears, not cause them….” – Unknown
  • “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner
  • “Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.” – Nishan Panwar
  • “I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman
  • “I wore your promise on my finger for one year. I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger
  • “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we are.”– Mark Haddon
  • “The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris
  • “It still hurts that you’re doing completely okay, without me.” – Unknown
  • “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”– Joshua Wisenbaker
  • “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” – Unknown

Sad love quotes about heartbreak

  • “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham
  • “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz
  • “Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra
  • “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal
  • “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “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
  • “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson
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  • “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale
  • “The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat
  • “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale
  • “I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts
  • “I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye
  • “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans
  •  “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

Sad love quotes for the brokenhearted

  • “You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me.” – Shayne Ward
  • “Losing someone hurts but if you truly love them you should let them go, one day you’ll be reunited.” – Unknown
  • “Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” – Mia Asher
  • “It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having.” – Katie Ashley
  • “Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” –Cecily von Ziegesar
  • “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
  • “The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.” – Uniek Swain
  • “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler
  • “Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew
  • “A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.” – Anonymous
  • “Life goes on… with or without you.” – Faraaz Kazi
  • “To fall in love is simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson
  • “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” – Bill Wilson
  • “Love is ironic. Only when you hurt someone, they realize they truly love you. We shall always fall in love with the people who break our hearts.” – Anonymous
  • “The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious.” – Betsy Kenton

Sad love quotes to enlighten

  • “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
  • “To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver
  • “He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides
  • “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates
  • “I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.” – Humphrey Bogart
  • “Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” – William Blake
  • “Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” – Toni Morrison
  • “Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you.” – Lisa Page Brooks
  • “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi
  • “When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.” –T. D. Jakes

More sad love quotes and sayings

  • “The hardest thing is to hurt yourself for the sake of others’ happiness.” – Unknown
  • “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.”― Wendy Wunder
  • “I did the searching and remembering, She did the disappearing and the forgetting.” – Unknown
  • “She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.”― Katherine Paterson
  • “I will wait till the day I can forget YOU or the day you realize you can’t forget Me.” – Unknown
  • “Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of self-pity and pain.”― Diana Peterfreund
  • “Goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good or bad will bring tears and words can never replace feelings.” – Unknown
  • “Love can sometimes be magic..but magic can sometimes ..just be an illusion.” – Javan
  • “It’s hard when someone special ignores you, but it’s even harder to pretend that you don’t care.” – Unknown
  • “I’m so in love with you but I’m getting used to the fact that I’ll never be good enough for you.” – Unknown

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