These Soul-Stirring Lost Love Quotes Will Strike a Chord

Shake off the blues with encouraging words about lost love

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Many of us have been down the road of heartbreak. It is a typical phenomenon. Boy meets girl. The two fall in love. After a period of romance, one of them dumps the other and moves on, while the other is left nursing heartbreak.

Relationships are fragile. Heartbreak is inevitable. If you have suffered one, welcome aboard. When the wounds of heartbreak are fresh, they hurt a lot. Some get over it, while others continue to hold on to the pain.

Teens who have recently discovered the many joys of dating often face breakups. Usually, teens learn to cope with lost love. But in some cases, teenagers are unable to handle the pain. They require counseling or friendly advice. They need their family to love them unconditionally.

Are you coping with lost love? Let go of the pain by taking up new activities. If it helps, you can beat the blues with some funky music. Head off for a drive to the countryside. Join a yoga or dance class. Burning calories is a great way to recharge and get your adrenalin flowing.

If you are seeking solace, read these lost love quotes. You would be surprised by how soothing you will find them. Share your grief with your best friend or family member. Listen to your friends for some well-meaning advice.

Washington Irving

"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart."

Teresa Medeiros

"Love does nothing but make you weak! It turns you into an object of pity and derision—a mewling pathetic creature no more fit to live than a worm squirming on the pavement after a hard summer rain."

William Shakespeare

"Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, / Men were deceivers ever, / One foot in sea and one on shore, / To one thing constant never."

Otomo No Yakamochi

"Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there."

Toni Morrison

"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."


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

Jean Anouilh

"There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy."

Clive Barker

"Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep."

Hermann Hesse

"Love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure."

Jonathan Safran Foer

"She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum."

Alfred Lord Tennyson

" 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."

Barbra Streisand

"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."

Kahlil Gibran

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

Jennette Lee

"Love will not serve those who do not live for her, and in her, and to whom she is not the breath of life."

Margaret Mitchell

"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."

G. K. Chesterton

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."

Samuel Butler

"It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all."


"The hottest love has the coldest end."

William Wordsworth

"There is a comfort in the strength of love; / Would overset the brain, or break the heart."

Anais Nin

"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."

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