Dumped By Your Dreamboat? 13 Quotes to Help Deal With Unrequited Love

When You Get Dumped, Get Up on Your Feet!

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When Love Is in the Air

When you are in love, every emotion is overwhelming. Your mood, temperament, and preferences are controlled by love. Love ensnares you. But you willingly subject yourself to the imprisonment. Noted poet Ralph Waldo Emerson eloquently wrote, "Thou art to me a delicious torment."

Unrequited Love Is a One-Sided Romance

Nothing hurts more than unrequited love. Love, when turned down, can tear your heart.

Though time heals wounds, the heart is never really whole again. Many lovers find it difficult to rebound after heartbreak. The burden of a one-sided affair is too much to bear. The heart is broken, and so is self-esteem.

Charlie Brown, the fictional character in Peanuts, said, "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love." Life loses its flavor, and love becomes an unattainable dream. The object of your affection becomes the focus of your obsession.

Don't Look at Love Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

Before you get obsessive about your unrequited love, try to think logically. Are you in love with a person? Or is he or she a projection of your fantasies? If you are unable to see things clearly for yourself, enlist the help of a close friend, or a family member. Let them help you analyze your feelings, if you feel that you cannot make a fair judgment.

If your love goes unappreciated, don't waste your precious life chasing an elusive dream.

Perhaps it is for the best that your love was rejected. Your experience will make you pragmatic in your future love life. Your expectations will be rooted to the ground, and hence cause less disappointment. Unrequited love is not a character certificate. Don't agonize over why your love was rejected.

No one can ever fully understand another person's viewpoint about love.

Know the Difference Between Obsession and Passion

True love when reciprocated, can be liberating. Find someone who will reciprocate your love, without putting you to the test. When you find love that lets you be comfortable in your skin, you will know that you have met your match. If you are feeling depressed and confused about your unrequited love, seek guidance from the words of the wise. Read this collection of unrequited love quotes to soothe your pain. Find the inspiration to seek new love.

Elizabeth Chandler, Legacy of Lies & Don't Tell
I had discovered that there was something more painful than falling in love with someone who hasn't fallen for you; hurting that person -- hurting him and not being able to do anything about it.

Federico Garcia Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma
To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.

J. M. Barrie, The Little Minister
Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want.

Robert Goolrick, The End of the World as We Know It
If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won't get over you, Clary, he can't.

James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
Because what's worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?

Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief
Unrequited love does not die; it's only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.

Cassandra Clare
Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously.

Bill Russell
Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.

Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels
I want him to see the flowers in my eyes and hear the songs in my hands.

Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind
Vanity was stronger than love at sixteen and there was no room in her hot heart now for anything but hate.

Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan
When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.