Bitter Love Quotes

There Is Sweetness Even in Bitter Love Quotes

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Love is like dark chocolate. Although it always leaves you with a bitter taste in your mouth, you will still be tempted to take a bite the next time around. Many writers have tried to put the bitter experiences of love into words and some have done an exceptional job of it. Here are a few bitter love quotes that bring out the bleakness of love.

Mother Teresa
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.

Ben Hecht
Love is a hole in the heart.

To fall in love is awfully simple; to fall out of love is simply awful.

Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.

Pearl Bailey
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

James Baldwin
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.

Love is like war: easy to begin but hard to end.

W. H. Auden
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever:
I was wrong.

I never felt true love until I was with you, and I never felt true sadness until you left me.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.

Maureen Duffy
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

No matter how badly your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief.

William M. Thackeray
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.

S. Johnson
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

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