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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.

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 heart will never change.

--Ting Stores

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

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?

--Jane Morsel

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

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.

--Joshua Pallarca

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


I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you.


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

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

--Charles M. Schulz

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.

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

--E. E. Cummings

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.

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

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

--Jonathan Safran Foer

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

--Mignon McLaughlin

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

--Miguel de Cervantes

Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away -- and leaves behind only silence.

--Pam Brown

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

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

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.

--Henri J. M. Nouwen

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

Long-distance relationships are another way of avoiding intimacy.

--Danielle Steel

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

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

--Gilbert Parker

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.

--Joy Harjo

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

--John Masefield

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

--Leona Lewis

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

--Nancy Friday

Do we need distance to get close?

--Sarah Jessica Parker

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

--Vita Sackville-West

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.

--Donna Lynn Hope

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

--Andrew Davidson

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

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.

--Danny Castillones Sillada

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.

--Alex Z. Moores

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

--Girdhar Joshi

Distance means so little when someone means so much.

--Unknown Author

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

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

--Umberto Eco

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

--Unknown Author

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

--Erica Jong

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

--Simone Elkeles

Wherever you are you will always be in my heart.

--Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

--Joel Osteen

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

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

--Art Williams

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

--Unknown Author

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


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

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

--Unknown Author

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.

--Sandra Toms

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.

--Stephen Lob

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

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

--Travis Luedke

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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