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Quotes About Long Distance Relationships

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: Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away -- and leaves behind only silence. by author Pam Brown overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. by author Gilbert Parker overlaid on photo of woman sitting on tree trunk with man holding on branch near sea under white clouds during daytime
Photo Credit: Tiraya Adam

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.


Quote: 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. by author Ting Stores overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower on gray surface
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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.


Quote: 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. by author Montana Lee overlaid on photo of woman standing on beachfront
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

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.


Quote: Does distance really matter? You love your favorite actor, drool for your favorite singer and await patiently for the next art from your favorite artist or writer. Why not the one you love? by author Jane Morsel overlaid on photo of pink and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

Does distance really matter? You love your favorite actor, drool for your favorite singer and await patiently for the next art from your favorite artist or writer. Why not the one you love?


Quote: 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. by author Jessie Joe Parker overlaid on photo of yellow and purple flower with white background
Photo Credit: Flavia Bon

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.


Quote: I will wait for you
No matter where you are
I won't get lost
Even if something happens
I'll be here loving you
As long as you're there
As long as you still don't have... 
Someone else. by author Joshua Pallarca overlaid on photo of girl and boy figurines
Photo Credit: Dallas Reedy

I will wait for you
No matter where you are
I won't get lost
Even if something happens
I'll be here loving you
As long as you're there
As long as you still don't have...
Someone else.


Quote: As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence. by author Alcibiades overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on hanging bridge at daytime
Photo Credit: Daniel J. Schwarz

As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.


Quote: I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you. by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of red neon heart wallpaper
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I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you.


Quote: 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. by author Bill Watterson overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and blue denim jeans running on road during daytime
Photo Credit: Szőcs Viola

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.


Quote: Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely. by author Charles M. Schulz overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of couples near body of water
Photo Credit: Everton Vila

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.


Quote: I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. by author Daniel Handler overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Kate Hliznitsova

I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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

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


Quote: The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. by author Elizabeth Bowen overlaid on photo of woman in white dress and brown hat standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Rendy Novantino

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


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. by author Jodi Picoult overlaid on photo of purple flower on purple textile
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

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.


Quote: I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you. by author Jonathan Safran Foer overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom during daytime
Photo Credit: Huang Eugene

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


Quote: Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can't. by author Mignon McLaughlin overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket leaning on man's shoulder near body of water
Photo Credit: Milan Popovic

Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can't.


Quote: Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. by author Miguel de Cervantes overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
Photo Credit: Cassie Lopez

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.


Quote: 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. by author Richard Marx overlaid on photo of pink, red, and black digital wallpaper
Photo Credit: Octavian Rosca

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.


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. by author Robbie Williams overlaid on photo of white and brown long fur cat
Photo Credit: Kevin Chinchilla

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.


Quote: Distance never seperates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cuz I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss. by author Henri J. M. Nouwen overlaid on photo of brown leaf on brown stem
Photo Credit: Åukasz Rawa

Distance never seperates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cuz I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.


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. by author Ben Harper overlaid on photo of green leafed plant on clear glass vase filled with water
Photo Credit: Sarah Dorweiler

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.


Quote: Long-distance relationships are another way of avoiding intimacy. by author Danielle Steel overlaid on photo of couple under clear umbrella
Photo Credit: Morgan Sessions

Long-distance relationships are another way of avoiding intimacy.


Quote: 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. by author Diane Warren overlaid on photo of selective focus of common poppy flower
Photo Credit: Quaritsch Photography

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.


Quote: We get frantic
in our loving.
The distance between 
Santa Fe and Albuquerque
shifts and changes.
It is moments;
it is years.
I am next to you
in skin and blood
and then I am not.
I tremble and grasp
at the edges of
myself; I let go
into you. by author Joy Harjo overlaid on photo of photo of author Joy Harjo with quote

We get frantic
in our loving.
The distance between
Santa Fe and Albuquerque
shifts and changes.
It is moments;
it is years.
I am next to you
in skin and blood
and then I am not.
I tremble and grasp
at the edges of
myself; I let go
into you.


Quote: The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles. by author John Masefield overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
Photo Credit: Aiony Haust

The distant soul can shake the distant friend's soul and make the longing felt, over untold miles.


Quote: Obviously, a long-distance relationship is hard. But, like anything worth having, you make it work. by author Leona Lewis overlaid on photo of red rose
Photo Credit: Ergita Sela

Obviously, a long-distance relationship is hard. But, like anything worth having, you make it work.


Quote: Separation is not the end of love; it creates love. by author Nancy Friday overlaid on photo of full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
Photo Credit: Marshall W

Separation is not the end of love; it creates love.


Quote: Do we need distance to get close? by author Sarah Jessica Parker overlaid on photo of photo of about to bloom lotus flower
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Do we need distance to get close?


Quote: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. by author Vita Sackville-West overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing each other
Photo Credit: Zou Meng

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


Quote: I don't cry because we've been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we're still together. by author Donna Lynn Hope overlaid on photo of Dark purple to red to orange gradient
Photo Credit: Luke Chesser

I don't cry because we've been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we're still together.


Quote: If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you. by author Andrew Davidson overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing each other
Photo Credit: Zou Meng

If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you.


Quote: 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. by author Robert Dodsley overlaid on photo of pink and blue painted wall
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

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.


Quote: When you love someone from a distance, so deep and profound that it hurts, you regretfully feel as if you're going to lose her before you could hold her in your arms. by author Danny Castillones Sillada overlaid on photo of photo of author Danny Castillones Sillada with quote

When you love someone from a distance, so deep and profound that it hurts, you regretfully feel as if you're going to lose her before you could hold her in your arms.


Quote: It has been too easy letting distance form a chasm between our souls. Like digging a hole in the sand, the walls crumble in no time at all. I don't want our separation to be the nature of things. I want us to transcend the gap in distance. by author Alex Z. Moores overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Sabina Tone

It has been too easy letting distance form a chasm between our souls. Like digging a hole in the sand, the walls crumble in no time at all. I don't want our separation to be the nature of things. I want us to transcend the gap in distance.


Quote: So love is bound to happen over long distances -- easily and more comfortably then it can happen on the streets. by author Girdhar Joshi overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
Photo Credit: Lucas Ludwig

So love is bound to happen over long distances -- easily and more comfortably then it can happen on the streets.


Quote: Distance means so little when someone means so much. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of red heart and man hanging drawing
Photo Credit: Nick Fewings

Distance means so little when someone means so much.


Quote: 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. by author Nicholas Sparks overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Todd Trapani

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.


Quote: Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big. by author Umberto Eco overlaid on photo of 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.


Quote: In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of man carrying woman beside seashore
Photo Credit: Allen Taylor

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.


Quote: This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away. by author Erica Jong overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of couples near body of water
Photo Credit: Everton Vila

This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away.


Quote: Distance makes the heart grow fonder. by author Simone Elkeles overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
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Distance makes the heart grow fonder.


Quote: Wherever you are you will always be in my heart. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
Photo Credit: KaLisa Veer

Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.


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. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of person holding heart shaped red balloon
Photo Credit: Ryan 'O' Niel

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.


Quote: There may be times when you just have to love people from a distance. by author Joel Osteen overlaid on photo of person wearing Apple watch
Photo Credit: Mitchell Hollander

There may be times when you just have to love people from a distance.


Quote: 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! by author Linda Roy overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

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!


Quote: I'm not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it. by author Art Williams overlaid on photo of silhouette of person's hands forming heart
Photo Credit: Mayur Gala

I'm not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it.


Quote: The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of woman covering man's face
Photo Credit: Chermiti Mohamed

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.


Quote: All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long. by author Sappho overlaid on photo of heart drawn on sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Khadeeja Yasser

All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long.


Quote: 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. by author Doug Fetherling overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Andriyko Podilnyk

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.


Quote: I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of landscape photography of waves and clouds
Photo Credit: Ant Rozetsky

I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you.


Quote: Sometimes I just sit in front of the computer dreaming. I have food in front of me but no appetite to eat it. All because my heart misses you and my mind is dreaming about you. by author Sandra Toms overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

Sometimes I just sit in front of the computer dreaming. I have food in front of me but no appetite to eat it. All because my heart misses you and my mind is dreaming about you.


Quote: I have made new friends and have many new people that I know. But hey, you will always be a special part of my heart because no one has been able to replace the space you left in it. by author Stephen Lob overlaid on photo of pink and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

I have made new friends and have many new people that I know. But hey, you will always be a special part of my heart because no one has been able to replace the space you left in it.


Quote: 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. by author Lucy Aims overlaid on photo of woman standing on beachfront
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

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.


Quote: Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money. by author Ben Askren overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money.


Quote: Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of 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.


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


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