Why Love Hurts Quotes


Some say love is blind.  While this statement rings true today, many talk about the greatness of love and how it can conquer all.

What people don’t talk about is the pain that comes with being in love.

The path to love is not always straightforward.  Feelings get hurt intentionally or unintentionally.  Promises get broken.

But why does love have to hurt so bad?  These why love hurts quotes could provide some clarification of why love can be complicated.

“It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin”

~Susan Sontag

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love”

~E.A. Bucchianeri

“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever”

~Carroll Bryant

“It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having”

~Katie Ashley

why love hurts quotes

“However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave them, whatever you let them take, it could never be enough. Never enough to be sure. Never enough to satisfy them. Never enough to stop them walking away.  Never enough to make them love you”

~Manna Francis

“Love hurts when it changes us”

~Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

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“You did love me,” I whispered. “Just not the same way I loved you”

~Jess Rothenberg

“The end of love looks like the beginning of war”

~Bangambiki Habyarimana

“But I do, and the barbed wire tightens once more, until my heart is strangled and broken”

~A.G. Howard

“I hate you for all the years I ‘ll have to live without you. How can a heart hurt this much and still go on beating? How can I feel this bad without dying from it?
I ‘ve bruised my knees with praying to have you back. None of my prayers have been answered. I tried to send them up to heaven but they ‘re trapped here on earth, like bobwhites beneath the snow. I try to sleep and it’s like I ‘m suffocating
Where have you gone?
Once you said that if I wasn’t with you, it wouldn’t be heaven.
I can’t let go of you. Come back and haunt me. Come back”

~Lisa Kleypas, Dream Lake

“The way to my heart shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart”

~Anmol Rawat

“I’ll never tell you to stop loving. You see, I believe in hopeless love. Oh yes. I believe in it with all my heart, though you may discount the heart of an old nanny like me. For real love brings pain. Real love means sacrifices and hurts and all the thousand shocks of life. But it also means beauty, true beauty.

~Anne Elisabeth Stengl

“Some people come in your life and make you believe that your life is incomplete without them. Then they leave, creating a void in your heart that may fill back with time but will never be complete”

~Anmol Rawa

“The brittle bones beneath my chest cracked, piercing my heart. It was you who breathed new life into my lungs and it was you who would later syphon the life you had given so as to feed your selfish desires”

~Sonya Watson

“You took my heart and you held it in your mouth
And, with a word all my love came rushing out
And, every whisper, it’s the worst, emptied out by a single word
There is a hollow in me now…

Every whisper, every sigh
Eats away at this heart of mine
And there is a hollow in me now.

So I put my faith in something unknown
I’m living on such sweet nothing
But I’m trying to hope with nothing to hold
I’m living on such sweet nothing”

~Florence Welch Calvin Harris

“Love was feeling the person everywhere, under your skin, in every strand of your hair, in your heart, in your bones, in the tone of your voice when you said their name. Love wasn’t always about being with the person, it was feeling that your world was better just because they lived. Even if you weren’t ever going to be together, he was the air you breathed, invisible but everywhere”

~Jacqueline Simon Gunn

“She never knew her tender soul died daily as she helped him you fix his broken pieces of life. His departure was no longer a pain but a slow death”


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“In so many ways, suffering – when allowed – looks like love. Our cry of suffering is the cry for reunion: it is the calling towards home and the awakening of our True Nature. When we repress that call of suffering – which is the precise music of our healing – we also repress the love”

~Georgi Y. Johnson

“Love is a transient thing. A thought, a goal, a verb, an idea, an action. It can be so real, and yet… not. To some, it’s the ultimate high, an all-consuming obsession. For those who have been love-starved, it’s something else entirely. A bitter poison, a weakness. I thought I knew my definition of love until it destroyed me, and, in the wreckage I was remade. Born of Blood and Flames”

~Amber Darwin

“I want my illusion back, I want the feeling of hope to return because reality is too cruel without a maybe….

I want to look at you and feel home again, safe, protected, without fear, because right now I can’t sustain the elements without you as my armor……

I want you to be my sun again and warm my soul, because the light left with you and it’s getting cold, again….

I want my missing pieces back, the one’s you borrowed from me because I can’t make myself whole with what you left of me….


“Life is fragile and love is precious, but our world is built around the idea that life is forever and love is expendable”

~Oli Anderson

why love hurts quotes

“Love gone wrong hurts so goddamn much, but it’s nothing compared to the pain of repressing its memory”

~Laura Tolomei

“Suffering is easy, once you have a heart; it becomes unbearable once it is broken”

~Laura Chouette

“But love is not a joke, it also means sharing someone else’s pain”

~Banana Yoshimoto

“Love has teeth; they bite; the wounds never close. No word, no combination of words, can close those love bites. It’s the other way around, that’s the joke”

~Stephen King

“Because what is love, if not the very human ability to stare into that black abyss and manage to yearn for someone anyway?”

~Lily Brawner

“The scariest part of loving someone is not knowing if the other person loves you as much as you love them”

~Garima Soni

why love hurts quotes

“You see, love is not a straight line. A continuous fairy tale of bliss throughout your life. It’s like waves on the ocean. Your love can easily survive the small or medium size swells but when a hurricane hits, that is the true test of your love and your partner’s love, for each other”

~James Hauenstein

“I don’t mind the pain you give me. As long as you promise to heal me with your love”

~Garima Soni

“People are flawed. And they make terrible mistakes, even with people they love”

~Joani Elliott

“Love isn’t enough. I never used to understand that expression, but I do now. You can love someone completely and it still isn’t enough to make it work”

~Carola Lovering

“To live in a hallucination of being loved is more painful than rejection”

~Vinaya Panicker

“There’s a moment you realize, that at times, some people can’t be loved, no matter how hard we try, or how hard they open up; I wish people would know that every day, they surround us”

~Luis Quintanilla-Jimenez

“Loving anything is bound to the pain of losing it”

~Temi Oh

“It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin”

~Susan Sontag

“Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially, it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally, it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the… BURN!”

~Syed Arshad

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected”

~Nicholas Sparks

why love hurts quotes

“Not one scar on my heart came from the enemy. They all came from people who said they “loved” me”

~Thomas Shelby

“Love is knowing that your feet carry you to a painful place, and still go anyway”

~Mitta Xinindlu

“Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others”

~Stephen R. Covey

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