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Painful Love Quotes


"Romantic love is painful." - William

"That which is painful sharpens one's love." - Andrew Davidson

"Church of painful love - unfulfilled,unrequited & unattained" - Dan Brown

"Long distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you're thousands of miles away. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering." - Paulo Coelho

"Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love." - Steve Pavlina

"It is unbearably painful for the soul to love silently." - Anna Akhmatova

"Love tends to end in a very painful goodbye." - Taylor Swift

"I've been in love. It's painful, pointless and overrated." - Ian Somerhalder

"Falling in love is painful on the knees." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Criticism is painful when it's not done with love." - Alice Walker

"And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain." - Edmund Spenser

"Life is painful, nasty and short.. in my case it has only been painful and nasty." - Djuna Barnes

"Our greatest fear is that we will lose the love in our life... that we will be abandoned, left alone, bereaved, misunderstood, deprived, hated and rejected....but we can never be OUT OF LOVE. We are love and if our minds separate ourselves from who we really are it is a painful delusion. Ego personalities, including our own, might separate ourselves from love but love never dies because it is what we are made of." - Susan Mitchell

"But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love." - Paulo Coelho

"Those particular thoughts that are painful - love them. I love them to death!" - Ram Dass

"I love spicy food, love it. But wasabi is just painful." - Devon Werkheiser

"If it's so painful to love and absorb electricity, how much more painful it is to be a woman, to be the electricity, to inspire love." - Boris Pasternak

"Yes, loving is a painful thrill, And not to love more painful still; But oh, it is the worst of pain, To love and not be lov'd again." - Thomas Moore

"Before us lay a painful road, And guidance have I sought in duteous love From Wisdom's heavenly Father. Hence hath flowed Patience, with trust that, whatsoe'er the way Each takes in this high matter, all may move Cheered with the prospect of a brighter day." - William Wordsworth

"It is painful to doubt the sincerity of those we love." - Anne Bronte

"It is very painful to love someone and believe you cannot be with them." - Terry Kay

"It's the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful, wonderful joyous thing in the world, love" - Taylor Swift

"It's the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful, wonderful joyous thing in the world, love" - Taylor Swift

"And then there was him, the long and painful love of her life." - Jane Green

"We hurt most who we love the most. Bad grammar, painful truth." - Andy Stanley

"Love is the best school, but the tuition is high and the homework can be painful." - Diane Ackerman

"A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful." - Theodore Zeldin

"The loss of young first love is so painful that it borders on the ludicrous." - Maya Angelou

"As you experience love and relationships, you start to realize that love tends to end in a very painful goodbye." - Taylor Swift

"Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts: then it is real and pure." - Mother Teresa

"Love is love, no matter who you fall in love with, love is love, it can be painful, it can be wonderful." - John Barrowman

"If it is so painful to love and to be charged with this electric current, how much more painful must it be to a woman and to be the current, and to inspire love." - Boris Pasternak

"Do you know how painful it is to tell someone you love him and not hear him say it back?" - Monica Denise Brown

"It is painful to see someone suffering what you must be suffering- watching someone you love be so cruelly hurt." - Jude Morgan

"I don't want normal and easy and simple. I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love." - Olivia

"There is no hope for us in this painful, mysterious world save in giving ourselves to love." - Byron Caldwell Smith

"I do' want normal and easy and simple. I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love." - Olivia

"It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most." - David Brooks

"My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days." - Roger Daltrey

"It's been painful to see the people that you love be attacked when you know it's not fair or true." - Jeb Bush

"I find playwriting really painful. I love it, or I wouldn't do it, but I don't love the theater as much as I love movies." - Zoe Kazan

"Personal growth can be painful, because it can make us feel ashamed and humiliated to face our own darkness. But our spiritual goal is the journey out of fear-based, painful mental habit patterns, to those of love and peace." - Marianne Williamson

"Live what you love, and love what you live. Anything less is a painful and frustrating waste of your precious time." - Ralph Marston

"Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again." - Nicholas Sparks

"Love is so painful, how could you ever wish it on anybody? And love is so essential, how could you ever stand in its way?" - David Levithan

"The most painful things and the most happy things in life usually come from love. As a result of love or the lack of it." - Katrina Kaif

"The most painful love there is, is the love left unshown A love that cannot be expressed, affection left unknown The love that withholds touching,afraid of what it would say And the most painful thing about unexpressed love is.., it never fades away" - Susan Polis Schutz

"Sometimes compromise is painful." - Madeleine M Kunin

"The worst thing in the world when you feel broken is to have somebody coming at you with open-faced love. It becomes incredibly painful." - Jim Carrey

"If you listen long enough you can hear my skin grow tough love is painful to the touch must be made of stronger stuff." - Tom Petty

"Do you think love just goes away? Pops out of existence when it becomes too painful or inconvenient, as if you never felt it?" - Karen Marie Moning

"She said the reason that love is so painful is that it always amounts to two people wanting more than two people can give." - Edna O'Brien

"If God has given His Son to die for us, let us beware of doubting His kindness and love in any painful providence of our daily life." - J C Ryle

"Please understand. Please forgive me. I prayed every day for you to be alive, until hope became painful. Don't hate me. I still love you." - Lauren Oliver

"God's love for us is constant and will not diminish, but he cannot rescue us from the painful results that are caused by wrong choices." - Marvin J Ashton

"We thought humble and proud at the same time, all at once in love again with this painful bittersweet lovely thing called flight." - Richard Bach

"Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him." - Dominic Savio

"Jealousy is a painful passion; yet without some share of it, the agreeable affection of love has difficulty to subsist in its full force and violence." - David Hume

"In my opinion, actual heroism, like actual love, is a messy, painful, vulnerable business-and I wanted to try to reflect that." - John Green

"Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it." - Amy Sedaris

"To be lied about, to be slandered, to be smeared so publicly, and before your family that you love, is very painful." - Donald Trump

"I love the truth. Whether it's painful or wonderful, it always widens my perspective and changes me. It helps move me forward." - Madi Diaz

"Yes, it is a painful lot to be a poet and to love both God and man by the farthest northern seas!" - Halldór Laxness

"We came here to co-create with God by extending love. Life spent with any other purpose in mind is meaningless, contrary to our nature, and ultimately painful." - Marianne Williamson

"For, just as in the beginning it is formed by desire, so afterwards love is kept in existence only by painful anxiety." - Marcel Proust

"The thing I love about music is that you can take things that are painful, deep things that hurt you, and you can turn them into something beautiful." - Ray Lamontagne

"A very painful part of being a parent is having really negative feelings about your children when you love them so much." - Louis C K

"Life asked death, 'why do people love me but hate you?', death responded, 'because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.'" - Unknown

"Love is the greatest healing power I know. Love can heal even the deepest and most painful memories because love brings the light of understanding to the darkest corners of our hearts and minds....." - Louise Hay

"If love becomes too painful, then it's time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you'll be able to find another love but not another self." - Robert Tew

"When asked, "What do you think love is?" a lot of people speak of things that are painful or lingering. I wanted to talk about various sides to love. Things such as the excitement, happiness, parting, pain, regret regarding love." - Seungri

"Unrequited love may be painful, but it is safely painful, because it does not involve inflicting damage on anyone but oneself, a private pain that is as bittersweet as it is self-induced. But as soon as love is reciprocated, one must be prepared to give up the passivity of simply being hurt and take on the responsibility of perpetrating hurt oneself." - Alain De Botton

"I think there's nothing more painful for anyone than unrequited love. If you've ever had that kind of physical access to someone and then, all of a sudden, that is denied, and yet you're still in love with that person, it's very, very, very painful to be around that person in a certain way." - Tom Ford

"Nearly every understanding is gained by a painful struggle in which belief and unbelief are dramatically interwoven." - Leopold Infeld

"The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Being anxious, or in a painful rush of any kind, kills the possibility of meeting anyone with compassion" - Guy Finley

"Painful things are quickly forgotten." - Janet Morris

"Saving was slow and painful." - William Christopher Handy

"Growth is a painful process." - Wilma Mankiller

"That's painful always to lose." - Rafael Nadal

"Love - true love - is a precious thing. It is painful, uncomfortable, makes fools of us all, but it is what breathes meaning and color and purpose into our lives." - Kate Mosse

"Those who love, friends and lovers, know that love is not only a blinding flash, but also a long and painful struggle in the darkness for the realization of definitive recognition and reconciliation." - Albert Camus

"It is obviously quite difficult to be no longer loved when we are still in love, but it is incomparably more painful to be loved when we ourselves no longer love." - Georges Courteline

"Oftentimes we say goodbye to the person we love without wanting to. Though that doesnt mean that we've stopped loving them or we've stopped to care. Sometimes goodbye is a painful way to say I love you." - Kezia Dugdale

"I finally understood what true love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be." - Nicholas Sparks

"No one can remain married today because they are not married to the one they love, they are married to their sacrifice, and pretending to love is too damned painful. Love and build, love and work, love and fight. Always love first. Anything placed before love will fail." - Sister Souljah

"Sometimes we don't face what's going on in our world, be it a water crisis or an earth crisis, because it's a little too scary and painful. Just like we don't want to face the parts of ourselves that are a little too uncomfortable or painful. We've gotta face both and love both so that we can heal both." - Alysia Reiner

"I love, love, love women." - Anthony Quinn

"Think of everything you've ever experienced that was painful; that's the meaning of Good Friday. Think of all the ways that love ultimately healed your heart; that's the meaning of Easter." - Marianne Williamson

"So what Ghost Stories means to me is like, you've got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but then it will be great at some point." - Chris Martin

"Of love it may be said, the less earthly the less demonstrative. In its absolutely indestructible form it reaches a profundity in which all exhibition of itself is painful." - Thomas Hardy

"Life is so often unfair and painful and love is hard to find and you have to take it whenever and wherever you can get it, no matter how brief it is or how it ends." - Jenna Blum

"How much easier my life would be if I did not love you! I thought. How much less painful, but how much plainer. How much less color there would be in the world." - Cameron Dokey

"Relationships always sounded so physically painful: you fell in love, you broke a heart, you lost your head. Was it any wonder that people came through the experience with battle scars?" - Jodi Picoult

"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." - Elizabeth Chandler

"Not knowing is half the fun," Aphrodite said, "Exquisitely painful isn't it? Not being sure who you love and who loves you? Oh, you kids! It's so cute I'm going to cry!" - Rick Riordan

"The nicest people fall in love indiscriminately ... while under the influence of that pre-eminently selfish lunacy they may make the most outrageous demands upon their friends with no other excuse than their painful need." - Margery Allingham

"Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful." - J.R. Ward

"Love is quite violent. It is so painful at times, so devastating. And there is nothing worse or better. We find the highs and lows equally unbearable. But then again, the absence of them is more so." - Danielle Steel

"It's very painful to love someone who is wrestling with either an addiction or a mental illness because you want the best for them. And it seems so hard, and it's frustrating." - Maya Forbes

"I've been in a lot of fiery relationships, and it is so exciting. But there's a more profound feeling when the love is just real and not so painful." - Ali Larter

"I find the subject of childhood fascinating. I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world." - Sophie Marceau

"Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do, no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling." - Catherine Mcauley

"Being in a relationship is a hard, painful slog at least once a week, maybe more often - especially if you have a lot of defenses to let down, or if your parents didn't know how to love you very well." - Tracy Mcmillan

"It is painful to comprehend how the mind becomes fixed little by little as time goes by. The mind is the executioner of reality, the slayer of the true; the mind is the destroyer of love." - Samael Aun Weor

"Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth." - Michael Bassey

"I couldn't love a movie much more than 'Dazed and Confused.' I would argue that 'Dazed and Confused: The Series' would have been very much like 'Freaks and Geeks.' And that died a painful death because it was too good." - Rob Thomas

"I love bad movies, whereas going to the theater for me is a painful experience. I think it's really hard to sit and watch actors do something live and have it not go well." - Zoe Kazan

"I used to believe that love and happiness were synonymous. I was a fool. Love intensifies all emotions. Nothing is so painful o so sweet, so thrilling or so desperate... Pleasure is, after all, a luxury. It's love thats essential. You are never so alive as when you love, never so alert, intuitive, attentive, never so smart or so compassionate." - John Dufresne

"Love goes toward love." - William Shakespeare

"If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion." - Aldous Huxley

"I worry about another leg down in the economies causing social disruption because deleveragings can be very painful - it depends on how they're managed." - Salvador Dali

"Intellectual beauty is sufficient unto itself, and only for it rather than for the future good of humanity does the scholar condemn himself to arduous and painful labors." - Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"Golf is a diabolical game. It's easy to make fun of something that's so bizarre, so painful, so humiliating... yet so joyous." - Ken Green

"Learning to play golf is like learning to play the violin. It's not only difficult to do, it's very painful to everyone around you." - Hal Linden

"I keep letting you back in. How can I explain myself? As painful as this thing has been, I just can't be with no one else." - Lauryn Hill

"Loneliness is more painful than being hurt" - Eiichiro Oda

"Growth is often a painful process." - Elbert Hubbard

"Living too long exacts a painful price." - Mason Cooley

"Pleasure itself is painful at the bottom." - Michel De Montaigne

" mysteriously painful and elusive..." - William Styron

"It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Looking back doesn't have to be painful." - Chita Rivera

"It's too bad that stupidity is' painful." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Grace changes us and change is painful"." - Flannery O'Connor

"Alas! how deeply painful is all payment!" - Lord Byron

"Lack of understanding is always painful." - Byron Katie

"But without painful experiences, we dont grow" - Betty Williams

"Surviving is much more painful than death." - Tom Clancy

"Life is painful, suffering is optional." - Sylvia Boorstein

"Life is painful to be meaningful." - Kedar Joshi

"It's a shame stupidity isn't painful." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"When it's personal and painful, humble yourself." - James MacDonald

"Collaboration is no longer painful - or precious." - Vince Clarke

"It's painful to consider anything but writing." - Emma Donoghue

"Divorce is probably as painful as death." - William Shatner

"There's nothing more painful than writing." - Paul Haggis

"Obedience is less painful than regret." - Christine Caine

"The life of men is painful." - Euripides

"Love brings up our unresolved feelings . One day we are feeling loved , and the next day we are suddenly afraid to trust love . The painful memories of being rejected begin to surface when we are faced with trusting and accepting our partner's love ." - John Gray

"When he was young, he had thought love had something to do with understanding, but with age he knew that no human being understood another. Love was the wish to understand, and presently with constant failure the wish died, and love died too perhaps or changed into this painful affection, loyalty, pity..." - Graham Greene

"One thing I've always struggled with in life is loving people too much. It's painful when that love is not reciprocated. But one thing I always comfort myself with is the fact that Allah will always show greater love to those who love Him. Allah doesn't disappoint you so keep your heart attached to Him." - Omar Suleiman

"Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful" - Gautama Buddha

"Life is painful, nasty and short... in my case it has only been painful and nasty." - Djuna Barnes

"I too love everything that flows: rivers, sewers, lava, semen, blood, bile, words, sentences. I love the amniotic fluid when it spills out of the bag. I love the kidney with it's painful gall-stones, it's gravel and what-not; I love the urine that pours out scalding and the clap that runs endlessly; I love the words of hysterics and the sentences that flow on like dysentery and mirror all the sick images of the soul..." - Henry Miller

"I too love everything that flows: rivers, sewers, lava, semen, blood, bile, words, sentences. I love the amniotic fluid when it spills out of the bag. I love the kidney with it's painful gall-stones, it's gravel and what-not; I love the urine that pours out scalding and the clap that runs endlessly; I love the words of hysterics and the sentences that flow on like dysentery and mirror all the sick images of the soul..." - Henry Miller

"Love cars, love people, love life." - Yutaka Katayama

"I slept peacefully that night, feeling exultant and determined. Little did I know that I was making the most common and the most painful mistake women have made all throughout the ages: to naively think that with their love they can change the man they love." - Elif Safak

"Out of the mists of our long oppression, / We bring love for ourselves and each other, / And love for the gifts we bear, /So heavy and so painful the fashioning of them, /So long the road given us to travel them. A separate people, /We bring a gift to celebrate each other, /'Tis a gift to be gay! / Feel the pride of it!" - Harry Hay

"In a painful time of my life I went often to a wooded hillside where May apples grew by the hundreds, and I thought the sourness of their fruit had a symbolism for me. Instead, I was to find both love and happiness soon thereafter. So to me [the May apple] is the mandrake, the love symbol, of the old dealers in plant restoratives." - Hal Borland



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