55 Touching Sad Quotes

If you have lost a loved one or a precious friendship, you will agree that the sound of heartbreak can be deafening. You will probably feel like you’re at the crossroads of life, lamenting over the past and doubting your future. You might even feel shattered!

If it offers you any comfort, know that you are not alone. A Countless number of people have walked the deceptive path of love only to be heartsick.

The good news is that time can heal all wounds and you can bounce back soon. Begin with unclogging your heart and letting go of the anger and sadness within you.

55 Touching Sad Quotes

Here are 55 touching sad quotes that reflect the pain of heartbreak and will help in the cathartic release of the sorrow within you.

1. “Love is unconditional, relationships are not.” ~ Grant Gudmundson

2. “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

3. “Your heart is the most precious part of you, never donate it to someone who doesn’t appreciate it.” ~ Unknown Author

4. “The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung

5. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~ Mark Twain

6. “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.” ~ John Lennon

7. “They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

8. “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds – but I think of you always in those intervals.” ~ Salvador Plascencia

9. “Saying someone can’t be sad because someone else may have it worse is just like saying someone can’t be happy because someone else might have it better.” ~ Unknown Author

10. “Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.” ~ Lauren Conrad

11. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ~ José N. Harris

12. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” ~ Henry Rollins

13. “Thank you for breaking my heart, because without that I wouldn’t be the person I am today with the person I love.” ~ Unknown Author

14. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” ~ Socrates

15. “Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” ~ Bob Marley

16. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” ~ Ally Condie

17. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ~ Faraaz Kazi

18. “Real loss only occurs when you lose something that you love more than yourself.” ~ Unknown Author

19. “Oh, sometimes I think it is of no use to make friends. They only go out of your life after a while and leave a hurt that is worse than the emptiness before they came.” ~ L. M. Montgomery

20. “My best friend… I feel like I’ve lost him forever, and he was like my touchstone.” ~ Reality Bites, An American Romantic-Comedy Drama

21. “Friendship based solely upon gratitude is like a photograph; with time it fades.” ~ Carmen Sylva

22. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

23. “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

24. “Never long for anyone from the past. There is a reason why they never made it to your future.” ~ Unknown Author

25. “No matter how far you take it with your friends, whether you’re fighting with them or you hate them for two months, you just really need them, because they’re the ones who teach you the most about yourself.” ~ Kate Hudson

26. “The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.” ~ Hector Hugh Munro

27. “The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” ~ Virginia Woolf

28. “Anyone can make you smile or cry, but it takes someone special to make you smile when you already have tears in your eyes.” ~ Unknown Author

29. “The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

30. “Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.” ~ Gabriel García Márquez

31. “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” ~ Oscar Wilde

32. “It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.” ~ Mark Twain

33. “It is better to end a relationship too early than too late. You will never get the days, weeks, and years spent with someone you don’t truly love back.” ~ Jennifer Wallace

34. “A flower knows, when its butterfly will return, and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand; but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon, when I don’t know, if you will ever come back.” ~ Sanober Khan

35. “The stupidest mistake in life is thinking the one who hurt you the most, won’t hurt you again.” ~ Unknown Author

36. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud – falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I’m not the only thing that falls apart. It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.” ~ Lone Alaskan Gypsy

37. “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 withering, of tarnishing.” ~ Anais Nin

38. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” ~ Charlie Brown, Peanuts

39. “Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.” ~ Javan

40. “A mighty pain to love it is,
And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain.
It is to love, but love in vain.” ~ Abraham Cowley

41. “Breaking up is part of life, but we shouldn’t let it control it.” ~ Barbara Willington

42. “Knowing when it is over is the beginning of a new life and the end of an old one.” ~ Michael Penn

43. “Love only lasts as long as you let it. It is a state of mind and a state of being. If you don’t have it, break up.” ~ Jerry Towers

44. “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” ~ Lamartine

45. “You left, and my heart is a ceaseless sermon of loneliness.” ~ Jesse Tyler

46. “Families break up when people take hints you don’t intend and miss hints you do intend.” ~ Robert Frost

47. “To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” ~ Bess Myerson

48. “Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew.” ~ Unknown Author

49. “Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” ~ Sylvia Plath

50. “The heart was made to be broken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

51. “There is, after all, a kind of happiness in unhappiness, if it’s the right unhappiness.” ~ Jonathan Franzen

52. “The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.” ~ Faulkner’s Artistic Vision: The Bizarre and the Terrible, William Faulkner

53. “You can’t keep a cool head when you’re drowning in love. You just trash around a lot and scream, and wear yourself out.” ~ Margaret Atwood

54. “Heartbreak is funny to everyone but the heartbroken.” ~ Jeffrey Eugenides

55. “I feel like someone after a deluge being asked to describe the way it was before the flood while I’m still plucking seaweed out of my hair.” ~ Norman Rush


The aftermath of a lost friendship can be disheartening. Love can make you laugh and cry. If you have experienced the sorrowful aspect of relationships, these valuable sad quotes will teach you to take things in your stride and start a fresh chapter.