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Welcome to our collection of quotes on long distance relationships. Adding distance to the mix, obviously, can sometimes make things difficult. We hope that pondering these quotes helps you and yours.

quote by Ting Stores: Waiting does not bother me, nor does the distance that is cropping up between us. All I want is a true commitment and to know that your heat will never change. with background image: purple petaled flower on gray surface
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Waiting does not bother me, nor does the distance that is cropping up between us. All I want is a true commitment and to know that your heat will never change.

--Ting Stores
quote by Montana Lee: I can bear the distance but cannot imagine a life without you. For you I will go through the distance and the heartaches. You are my one and only. with background image: woman standing on beachfront
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I can bear the distance but cannot imagine a life without you. For you I will go through the distance and the heartaches. You are my one and only.

--Montana Lee

quote by Jessie Joe Parker: Why does it have to be hard in life? I was waiting all through life for love. When I finally found it, it is far far away from where I am. with background image: yellow and purple flower with white background
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Why does it have to be hard in life? I was waiting all through life for love. When I finally found it, it is far far away from where I am.

--Jessie Joe Parker
quote by Alcibiades: As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence. with background image: man and woman sitting on hanging bridge at daytime
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As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.

--Alcibiades
quote by Anonymous: I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you. with background image: red neon heart wallpaper
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I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you.

--Anonymous
quote by Bill Watterson: I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. with background image: man in black jacket and blue denim jeans running on road during daytime
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I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.

--Bill Watterson
quote by Charles M. Schulz: Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely. with background image: grayscale photo of couples near body of water
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.

--Charles M. Schulz
quote by Daniel Handler: I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. with background image: man and woman kissing on grass field during daytime
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I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone.

--Daniel Handler

Longer Version:

I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I'll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I'll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.


quote by E. E. Cummings: I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). with background image: photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart).

--E. E. Cummings
quote by Elizabeth Bowen: The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. with background image: woman in white dress and brown hat standing on green grass field during daytime
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The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out.

--Elizabeth Bowen

Longer Version:

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent friends.


quote by Jodi Picoult: I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him. with background image: photo of author Jodi Picoult with quote

I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.

--Jodi Picoult
quote by Jonathan Safran Foer: I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you. with background image: photo of author Jonathan Safran Foer with quote

I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.

--Jonathan Safran Foer
quote by Mignon McLaughlin: Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can't. with background image: woman in blue denim jacket leaning on man's shoulder near body of water
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Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can't.

--Mignon McLaughlin
quote by Miguel de Cervantes: Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. with background image: couple kissing under gray clouds
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Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.

--Miguel de Cervantes
quote by Pam Brown: Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away -- and leaves behind only silence. with background image: snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock
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Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away -- and leaves behind only silence.

--Pam Brown
quote by Richard Marx: Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you. with background image: pink, red, and black digital wallpaper
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Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you.

--Richard Marx
quote by Robbie Williams: I miss your love, I miss your touch But I'm feeling you every day. And I can almost hear you say You've come a long way baby. with background image: photo of author Robbie Williams with quote

I miss your love, I miss your touch But I'm feeling you every day. And I can almost hear you say You've come a long way baby.

--Robbie Williams

quote by Ben Harper: Distance is temporary, but our love is permanent.
This may be the last time I see you, but if you keep me in your heart, together we shall be eternal; if you believe, we shall never part. with background image: photo of author Ben Harper with quote

Distance is temporary, but our love is permanent.
This may be the last time I see you, but if you keep me in your heart, together we shall be eternal; if you believe, we shall never part.

--Ben Harper
quote by Danielle Steel: Long-distance relationships are another way of avoiding intimacy. with background image: couple under clear umbrella
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Long-distance relationships are another way of avoiding intimacy.

--Danielle Steel
quote by Diane Warren: Here in my heart, that is where you will be; you will be with me, here in my heart. No distance can keep us apart, long as you are here in my heart. with background image: selective focus of common poppy flower
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Here in my heart, that is where you will be; you will be with me, here in my heart. No distance can keep us apart, long as you are here in my heart.

--Diane Warren
quote by Gilbert Parker: Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. with background image: woman sitting on tree trunk with man holding on branch near sea under white clouds during daytime
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Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

--Gilbert Parker

quote by John Masefield: The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles. with background image: man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
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The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles.

--John Masefield
quote by Leona Lewis: Obviously, a long-distance relationship is hard. But, like anything worth having, you make it work. with background image: red rose
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Obviously, a long-distance relationship is hard. But, like anything worth having, you make it work.

--Leona Lewis
quote by Nancy Friday: Separation is not the end of love; it creates love. with background image: full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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Separation is not the end of love; it creates love.

--Nancy Friday
quote by Sarah Jessica Parker: Do we need distance to get close? with background image: photo of about to bloom lotus flower
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Do we need distance to get close?

--Sarah Jessica Parker
quote by Vita Sackville-West: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. with background image: photo of author Vita Sackville-West with quote

I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal.

--Vita Sackville-West

quote by Andrew Davidson: If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you. with background image: man and woman kissing each other
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If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you.

--Andrew Davidson
quote by Robert Dodsley: One kind kiss before we part,
Drop a tear and bid adieu;
Though we sever, my fond heart
Till we meet shall pant for you. with background image: pink and blue painted wall
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One kind kiss before we part,
Drop a tear and bid adieu;
Though we sever, my fond heart
Till we meet shall pant for you.

--Robert Dodsley


quote by Girdhar Joshi: So love is bound to happen over long distances -- easily and more comfortably then it can happen on the streets. with background image: blue sky with white clouds
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So love is bound to happen over long distances -- easily and more comfortably then it can happen on the streets.

--Girdhar Joshi
quote by Unknown Author: Distance means so little when someone means so much. with background image: red heart and man hanging drawing
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Distance means so little when someone means so much.

--Unknown Author
quote by Nicholas Sparks: Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more. with background image: yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime
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Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.

--Nicholas Sparks
quote by Umberto Eco: Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big. with background image: photo of author Umberto Eco with quote

Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.

--Umberto Eco
quote by Unknown Author: In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. with background image: man carrying woman beside seashore
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In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.

--Unknown Author
quote by Erica Jong: This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away. with background image: grayscale photo of couples near body of water
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This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away.

--Erica Jong
quote by Simone Elkeles: Distance makes the heart grow fonder. with background image: woman wearing white dress
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Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

--Simone Elkeles
quote by Mahatma Gandhi: Wherever you are you will always be in my heart. with background image: two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
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Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.

--Mahatma Gandhi
quote by Ernest Hemingway: I didn't want to kiss you goodbye -- that was the trouble -- I wanted to kiss you good night -- and there's a lot of difference. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

I didn't want to kiss you goodbye -- that was the trouble -- I wanted to kiss you good night -- and there's a lot of difference.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Joel Osteen: There may be times when you just have to love people from a distance. with background image: person wearing Apple watch
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There may be times when you just have to love people from a distance.

--Joel Osteen
quote by Linda Roy: The distance maybe far and wide but my heart can cover them all. The space between us is so much more but you should know that I love you so! with background image: silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset
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The distance maybe far and wide but my heart can cover them all. The space between us is so much more but you should know that I love you so!

--Linda Roy
quote by Art Williams: I'm not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it. with background image: silhouette of person's hands forming heart
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I'm not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it.

--Art Williams
quote by Unknown Author: The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. with background image: woman covering man's face
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The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.

--Unknown Author
quote by Sappho: All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long. with background image: heart drawn on sand during daytime
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All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long.

--Sappho
quote by Doug Fetherling: Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall. with background image: grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
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Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.

--Doug Fetherling
quote by Unknown Author: I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you. with background image: landscape photography of waves and clouds
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I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you.

--Unknown Author


quote by Lucy Aims: No matter how far you manage to go, distance will never be able to erase those beautiful memories. There is so much goodness that we shared together. with background image: woman standing on beachfront
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No matter how far you manage to go, distance will never be able to erase those beautiful memories. There is so much goodness that we shared together.

--Lucy Aims
quote by Ben Askren: Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money. with background image: three clear glass cups
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Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money.

--Travis Luedke
quote by Paulo Coelho: Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

--Paulo Coelho

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

--Helen Keller
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