These Quotes Are Super Relatable for Anyone Who's Experienced Unrequited Love

Oh, unrequited love.

Sadly, everyone's bound to experience a one-sided romance at one time or another. And as painful as it is to accept that someone doesn't feel for you the way you feel for them, it's also important to let that person go and move on.

Still, during your grieving process, it can be helpful to know that you're not the only one who's ever felt this way. Keep scrolling for 10 quotes that are super relatable for anyone who's ever experience unrequited love.

Because you can't let one person ruin your entire love life:

"Love Jo all your days, if you choose, but don't let it spoil you, for it's wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can't have the one you want."

-Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Tom starting at Summer in (500) days of Summer

((5oo) Days of Summer via Fox Searchlight Pictures)

 

Because you have to acknowledge how irrational it is:

"Unrequited love is a ridiculous state, and it makes those in it behave ridiculously."

-Cassandra Clare

 

Because there are better ways to use your time:

"Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy—if not less of it—doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do."

-Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan

 

Because it's okay to admit that it's embarrassing:

"There is nothing so mortifying as to fall in love with someone who does not share one's sentiments."

-Venetia by Georgette Heyer

 

Because it's okay to wallow a little:

"To want and not to have, sent all up her body a hardness, a hollowness, a strain. And then to want and not to have — to want and want — how that wrung the heart, and wrung it again and again!"

-To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Perks of Being a Wallflower: Charlie and Sam at the school dance

(The Perks of Being a Wallflower via Summit Entertainment)

 

Because loving someone who doesn't love you isn't really that romantic:

"Unrequited love is all right in books and things, but in real life, it completely sucks."

-Haunted: A Mediator Tale by Meg Cabot

 

Because there's no shame in saying how you feel:

"To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves."

-Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca

 

Because there's no use in running after someone who doesn't want you:

"When you love something, you have to make sure it loves you back, or you'll bring about no end of trouble chasing it." 

-The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

 

Because there's always a silver lining:

"Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow."

James Matthew Barrie

Betty and Archie Dancing Riverdale

(Riverdale via The CW)

 

Because eventually you have to move on:

"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

 

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