Unrequited love is one of life’s greatest pains. Being in love without having that person love you back takes a piece of your soul each day your love remains unreciprocated.

A one-sided love status and quote can perfectly encapsulate the emptiness and void that’s left in your soul when the one you want doesn’t acknowledge your existence.

Take comfort in these sayings knowing that your broken heart isn’t alone.

I’ve carefully collected the best motivational quotes, sad quotes, life quotes, and quotes about one-sided love to help you put your pain into words.

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Perhaps you can even put one of these as your Whatsapp status if it’s going to help you heal.

While you’re waiting for your true love to find you (which they will), help yourself feel better with the most beautifully saddening lines about love that was never meant to be yours.

There’s a reason why there are so many touching movies, songs, and poems on this exact topic. Love is as pure as it is devastating… Delve into these sayings and let your feelings overwhelm you.

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Saddest One-Sided Love Status And Quotes

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1. I was born again because of your love, but I died of the same reason.

2. I’m not sure what scares me more: that you will never start loving me, or that I will never stop loving you.

3. People will hold your hand through the darkness but then let go when they find the light.

4. I love dreaming because in my dreams, you’re actually mine.

5. It’s so hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.

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6. I tried to hate you, but the only thing I hated is how much I loved you.

7. At some point, you have to realize that he doesn’t care, and you could be missing out on someone who actually does.

8. Loving someone who doesn’t love you in return… is like trying to fly with a broken wing.

9. He’s the one I love, but he keeps ignoring me.

1o. You don’t understand that the thought of you being with someone else hurts.

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11. Why do I feel so far away from you, even though you are sitting right next to me?

12. It’s hard to wait around for something that you know might never happen. But it’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.

13. If you want me falling for you, then you have to give me something worth tripping over.

14. It feels like I have acid rain in my brain, and it’s killing the flowers of my heart.

15. I don’t hate love. I just hate what it does to you in the end.

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16. Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairytale or a storybook. And it doesn’t always come easy.

17. Knowing that those big brown eyes won’t be looking into mine, kills me.

18. When you walked away, you took my heart with you. All you left are pain and tears.

19. There’s always going to be that one guy that no matter the distance between you two, no matter how long you go without talking, you’ll never stop loving him.

20. When you care for someone more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve.

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21. It’s funny how a person can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces.

22. Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to him.

23. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.

24. You never know what you have until it’s gone.

25. Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in a drought – useless and disappointing.

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26. Sometimes it’s better to keep silent than to tell others what you feel, because it hurts badly when you come to know that.

27. Come back to me. I need your love.

28. Sometimes your heart can’t afford to be just friends.

29. You can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else.

30. I don’t need your SORRY after breaking my trust.

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31. It is better to be alone than with someone who makes you feel alone.

32. My silence is just another word for my pain.

33. It hurts when you have someone in your heart but you can’t have them in your arms.

34. I was playing back a thousand memories, baby, thinking about everything we’ve been through.

35. After someone hurts you, you’re not the same anymore.

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36. If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, it never was.

37. If a girl is stupid enough to love you after you broke her heart, I guarantee you, she is the one.

38. I’m tired of trying, sick of crying. I know I’ve been smiling, but inside I’m dying.

39. Too sad to miss you, too bad to lose you, too hard to forget you.

40. When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them. They don’t!

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41. What could be sadder than being near to someone you know you cannot have.

42. One of the worst things in the world is when someone makes you feel that there’s a chance when in fact there is none.

43. Sometimes I don’t tell you what I’m feeling because I’m hoping the silence between us would give you a clue.

44. Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

45. Break my face, my back, my arms, my neck. But please don’t break my heart.

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46. Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.

47. My heart still melts at the very thought of you and I still love you. That will never stop.

48. If kisses were a tree, I’d give you a forest. If hugs were leaves, I’d give you a tree. If love was water, I’d give you the ocean.

49. That moment you make eye contact with somebody who used to mean the world to you.

50. It’s so ironic. The people in my life who say, “I’m always going to be here for you, are the ones that walk away first.

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51. Every time I trust someone new, they end up reminding me why I shouldn’t trust anyone at all.

52. We live in a world full of pain. Where love is blind and words are left in vain. Where trust is lost and never to be gained.

53. Why am I afraid to lose you when you’re not even mine?

54. Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.

55. I mean, I try and I try, but nothing changes. You still don’t want me.

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56. Stop breaking your own heart for someone who isn’t even fighting to keep yours in one piece.

57. I miss the time where everything felt okay because I was with you.

58. You can’t just come into my life and start to matter and become an important part of it, and then just walk away, leaving nothing but a hole in my chest.

59. I remember crying over you and I don’t mean a couple of tears and I’m blue. I’m talking about collapsing and screaming at the moon.

60. You were the love that came without warning. You had my heart before I could say no. And then you left so quickly before I could say “don’t go.”

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61. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” – Shannon L. Alder

62. “Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.” – Sarah Cross

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Heartfelt One-Sided Love Status and Quotes

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1. Hey, it’s been 365 days without you. Far apart we are, no words exchanged. And yet, here I am, foolishly and ceaselessly thinking about you with every beat of my heart.

2. Even if you tear me to pieces or even if you reduce me to ashes, I would still go back and give you my heart.

3. I’ve never really known the word “hopeless” until I met you.

4. Loving someone who will never love you back is like going to war and standing in the line of fire with your arms wide open.

5. Yes, love is being vulnerable and fragile before another person. However, if that someone can never love you back, not only are you weak before him but tragic and desperate too.

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6. She wrote you letters every day. She sang your name in the wind. She smiled only for you. And yet, all of this meant nothing to you. Now that she has gone into the arms of someone else, you are left haunted by the pieces she left you with. All you can do now is wander into the abyss of what-ifs and regret.

7. To me, you are the world, but to you, I am just a mere passerby.

8. All you’ve given me were scars, burns, barrenness, and a heart beyond repair, but still, I will not have it any other way if it means I can love you more.

9. My greatest fear is not the monsters under my bed; it is when you said that you could never love.

10. I am still trying to figure out why God has sent such a lovely angel in my life, only for that graceful being to destroy everything I’ve hoped for with love.

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11. I want to run to you when the world is pressing on me. I want to succumb to your arms and bask in the warmth of your love. I want you to be the first I see in the morning when I wake up. I know, however, that this will only be forever a hopeless dream.

12. I’d never want to hear the answer. I’m satisfied with your quiet smile. I know that the answer will never be a sweet “yes.”

13. Don’t worry if you see me bruised and hurting. Just give me time and I’ll learn to stop loving you soon… I hope.

14. I’ve said goodbye a thousand times. This time, I will truly leave. I will, for the sake of my sanity.

15. The façade may look perfectly fine, smiling and laughing, but deep inside, I am slowly eroding and falling apart.

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16. She may be the perfect one for me, but I will never be the right one for you.

17. I believe I will come out of this heartache alive. I pray that God will grant me the strength to make it through.

18. I’ve lost count of how many tears I’ve cried for you. I don’t know how many nights I’ve stayed up thinking about you. I know for a fact that no matter what I do, I will never get over you.

19. The more I convince myself to forget about you, the more I get stuck lingering on the thought of you.

20. You are the lesson I need no learning. The relationship with you was a wall that had to hit my heart.

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21. I could only dream of you, far away, forever beyond my reach.

22. Will I never get out of “almost”? Am I to linger at the edge of a cliff and perpetually stare as you walk away?

23. He may be my everything, but for him, I am nothing.

24. Forever, you will be left with nothing but scars and a bleeding heart, and the memory of him etched in every cell of your body.

25. I love you and it kills me each time I breathe.

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26. Even though he spares me no thought, I just can’t stop loving him.

27. Be careful of those beautiful eyes. They will lure you into thinking that they sparkle just for you. They will lead you to feel like they really do care. In the end though, when you are no longer needed, they will leave bleeding and almost dead.

28. I’m just a glimpse, a passing thought, while you are like a tattoo in mind, a permanent mark in my life.

29. I’ve already accepted it, I’ve already come to terms with it, but why do I feel like my world is ending?

30. You will never be mine – that’s one of the facts I’ve already tested and proven.

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31. Is it too hard to love me back? Is it that difficult to look at me? Will I ever be anything to you?

32. When you finally glanced back at me, my heart soared and leaped and danced to the music of the stars, but it wasn’t me who you were looking at… it was someone else.

33. Why did you make me feel like I am your world? And now you are telling me that I am just a mere dust on your road.

34. You are my favorite kind of pain and I don’t mind bearing you for the rest of my life.

35. The more I try to hate you and forget about you, the deeper I fall and succumb to every thought of you.

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36. Hearing those three words from you is enough to stitch all my broken pieces back together.

37. A day without you, even though I hear another name fall from your lips, is enough to keep me happy and alive.

38. I cannot bring myself to hate you despite being left shattered and torn apart by your very own hands.

39. Let me drown in my slumber forever, for in my beautiful dreams you are mine.

40. Thoughts of you are like grass. Every single day, I weed them out of my brain, but it just keeps coming back the next day.

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Motivational One-Sided Love Status And Quotes

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1. If someone doesn’t fight to keep you, never fight yourself to stay.

2. I’m not saying that I think of you constantly, but I can’t deny the fact that each time my mind wanders, it always finds some way back to you.

3. I’m tired of loving you and hoping you’ll do the same.

4. I cannot fathom congratulating you on finding love when I’m not the giver of that love.

5. I find myself wishing every time: if only you knew you are the reason.

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6. My life has been a continuum of unanswered prayers and you bear the largest portion of that.

7. If only life was fair, but I understand it’s not, that’s why you cannot love me.

8. I’m happy for you while feeling unhappy that I’m not the author of your happiness.

9. Would it be inhumane to wish you sadness, that it may bring me happiness?

10. I love you, and it kills me each day to see that you do not feel the same way too.

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11. “You like someone who can’t like you back because unrequited love can survive in a way that once-requited love cannot.” – John Green

12. “Perhaps unrequited love was a specter in the house, a presence that brushed at the edge of senses, a heat in the dark, and a shadow under the sun.” – Sherry Thomas

13. “Problems can be fixed. But unrequited love is a tragedy.” – Suzanne Harper

14. People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love.

15. Some say that one-sided love is better than none, but like half a loaf of bread, it is likely to grow hard and moldy sooner.

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16. You know you’ve got it bad when you miss something you never had. At least even for a little while, I was the reason behind your smile.

17. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Thus, I’m insane because of you, I just can’t stop hoping.

18. Those eyes that have been my sun, it pains to see them shining for another.

19. If only, if only… That’s been my anthem since I set eyes on you.

20. You have so much power over me to make me happy or sad. Yet the only thing you’ve ever done has been the latter by saying no.

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21. One word from you would make my whole day bright, dear crush.

22. It’s amazing how you could just accomplish so many things by doing nothing. That’s what you do to me when you make me smile just by smiling.

23. If only you knew how much my heart beats for you, then you’d know your thrall over my heart.

24. Was I wrong for ever-loving you? Because that’s how I’ve been feeling ever since I first saw you.

25. Dear crush, please just smile at me as I smile inside every time I see you. And you’ll know how much power you hold over me.

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26. It’s a pity your heart beats for someone else because I cannot cage my heart to do the same.

27. A long time ago, I thought I met the one. But all I did was meet my suffering because you’ve innocently been my suffering.

28. Somehow, I don’t know how you can miss seeing how much I love you.

29. I want people to know how much you mean to me. That you’ll finally know the feeling of my misery.

30. All of a sudden, my dreams seem to be better than my reality, because at least you loved me in my sleep.

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31. My heart is hollow and only you can fill it, yet it remains empty.

32. We cannot be friends anymore. What good is it, when I get to hear your love for someone else?

33. Seeing you with someone else is the definition of hell.

34. In my dreams, I felt complete and utter love, only to wake up with sadness and loneliness.

35. I’ll never forget the day I saw you. And ever since, I’ve been saying the same thing: “If only, if only.”

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36. If only you knew that I’d do anything, you’ll leave him for me.

37. In those beautiful eyes, it’s a pity I cannot share in its grace.

38. My heart is broken, you hold the pieces but cannot mend them.

39. They say “love is beautiful.” But If I love you so much, why do I still feel lost?

40. Cupid is nothing without harmony, and you made me understand why.

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41. I just hope that one day you’ll realize the reason why you should’ve loved me.

42. The worst thing about loving you is that I don’t know if or when it’s time to let go.

43. I hate that I’m not the warmth when you’re cold, or the hands that you hold.

44. Your absence is my death as your presence is very life itself.

45. Maybe, sometimes, being friends is just not enough. Sometimes, maybe, I just want you to look at me the way lovers do.

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Never forget that your love story doesn’t end here. Your love life may have hit a bump, but your best friend is out there somewhere waiting to meet you and become your lover, partner, and rock all in one!

People often don’t know how to love us the way we’re supposed to be loved. And that is a blessing in disguise.

One day, you’ll meet a person who will put effort into loving you and make you see why it didn’t work out before.

Life has a miraculous way of working itself out.

These one-sided love quotes and sayings are just a temporary fix until your one true love comes along. And then, all of the pieces of the puzzle will seamlessly come together and forever fill your heart with joy.

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