150 Long-Distance Relationship Quotes To Make You Feel Closer, Even When You’re Apart

What is the best quote for a long-distance relationship?
on October 27, 2023
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Long-distance relationships speak to an incredible connection between two individuals, but they aren’t always easy! 

While being miles apart can present challenges, if you believe in true love, long-distance relationships can be every bit as rewarding as those who live closer together. Even though technology can help you stay connected, the pain of parting with your loved one doesn’t get any easier. Therefore, it’s good to have some long-distance love quotes up your sleeve for when the going gets tough, to ensure you stay emotionally connected. 

We’ve rounded up 150 of the best long-distance relationship quotes to help inspire and empower couples to persevere through the hardships of long-distance romance. 

Celebrate your authentic connection with your significant other, and let these words be a beacon of hope that transcends any physical distance. 

150 quotes about long-distance relationships

  1. “I missed him the more he was absent from my life, and the more I missed him, the more I loved him.” — Donna Lynn Hope

  2. “Because for as long as share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” —- Donna Lynn Hope

  3. “I exist in two places, here and where you are.” — Margaret Atwood

  4. “I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love in the years we were apart.” — Nicholas Sparks 

  5. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks 

  6. “The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” — Nicholas Sparks 

  7. “I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.” — Nicholas Sparks 

  8. “I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.” — Nicholas Sparks

  9. “You can be apart from people you love, be that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” — Nicholas Sparks 

  10. “You are, and always have been my dream.” — Nicholas Sparks 

  11. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A.A. Milne

  12. “But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” — A.A. Milne

  13. “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” — A.A. Milne

  14. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?” — A.A. Milne

  15. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” — A.A. Milne

  16. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dicken

  17. “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)” — E.E. Cummings 

  18. “Distance is just a test of how far love can travel.” — E.E. Cummings 

  19. “In true love, the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.” — Hans Nouwens 

  20. “Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.” — Dee King

  21. “Be the ones to survive your long-distance relationship. Be the inspiration for others to follow.” — Dee King

  22. “The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence.” — Edward Thomas

  23. “Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.” — Meghan Daum 

  24. “Ocean separates lands, not souls.” — Munia Khan

  25. “Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.” — Munia Kahn

  26. “True love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” — Steve Maraboli 

  27. “I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” — Steve Maraboli 

  28. “In many ways, the art of love is largely the art of persistence.” — Albert Ellis 

  29. “If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love.” — Bernard Byer 

  30. “Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles, and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.” — Cheryl Ott 

  31. “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

  32. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay 

  33. “This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away.” — Erica Jong 

  34. “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, and risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” — Erica Jong

  35. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” — Thomas Haynes Bayley 

  36. “Love knows no distance, it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” — Gilbert Parker 

  37. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller

  38. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller 

  39. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” — Jodi Picoult 

  40. “There’s nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.” — Jodi Picoult 

  41. “My heart is your home, wherever in the world you are – you will always have a place to stay.” — K.A. Hill 

  42. “No matter where I am, no matter where I go, your heart is my northern light, I will always find my way home.” — Michael Kilby 

  43. “Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.” — Roger De Bussy-Rabutin 

  44. “Absence sharpens the love, presence strengthens it.” — Thomas Fuller 

  45. “Love reckons hours for months and days for years, and every little absence is an age.” — John Dryden 

  46. “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Khalil Gibran 

  47. “When your absence is felt, your presence is the essence and it makes a difference.” — Michael Bassey Johnson 

  48. “If you truly want to be respected by the people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” — Michael Bassey Johnson 

  49. “Tonight I can write the saddest lines. To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her. To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.” — Pablo Neruda 

  50. “And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.” — Pablo Neruda 

  51. “Being close is the first and last desire of lovers, but being far and loving each other without an inch’s difference is the characteristic of real love.” — Senora Ray 

  52. “The value of love is slowly lost when we have way too much. There is just no time to appreciate it. It is in times of separation and distance that you truly understand the meaning of love.” — Tiffany Health 

  53. “Distance means so little when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal

  54. "Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn't count miles; it's measured by the heart." — Rozina Hasham

  55. "The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in." — Unknown

  56. "The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and just never letting go of." — Unknown

  57. "Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches." — Colley Cibber

  58. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely." — Charles M. Schulz

  59. "The art of love is largely the art of consistency." — Albert Ellis

  60. "If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you." — Unknown

  61. "Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without." — Rafael Ortiz

  62. "Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart." — Kay Knudsen

  63. "No matter how far you manage to go, distance will never be able to erase those beautiful memories." — Unknown

  64. "The longer the wait, the sweeter the kiss." — Unknown

  65. "The longest period of time is waiting for something or someone you truly want." — Unknown

  66. "Love doesn't know its own depth until the hour of separation." — Kahlil Gibran

  67. "Time is the longest distance between two places." — Tennessee Williams

  68. "Two hearts in love need no words." — Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

  69. "Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire." — François de La Rochefoucauld

  70. "No matter how painful distance can be, not having you in my life would be worse." — Unknown

  71. "Love is what binds us, through fair and stormy weather." — Unknown

  72. "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long." — Unknown

  73. "Time and distance don’t mean anything when I know we will embrace and hold each other again." — Unknown

  74. "Close together or far apart; you're forever in my heart." — Harry Styles

  75. "Our time together is just never quite enough." — Unknown

  76. "One day, we will never have to say goodbye, only goodnight." — Unknown

  77. "I love when I reach Marcus on the phone and as he says hello, I can hear the music he's listening to in the background. That music is the sound of him without me. How he surrounds himself when I'm not there, which is almost all the time." — Megan McCafferty

  78. "When two hearts are meant for each other, no distance is too far, no time too long, and no other love can break them apart." — Unknown

  79. "Love knows no distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars." — Gilbert Parker

  80. "We are the perfect couple; we're just not in the perfect situation." — Unknown

  81. "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires." — François de La Rochefoucauld

  82. "They knew it. Time, distance, nothing could separate them. Because they knew. It was right. It was real." — Unknown

  83. "The few hours I spend with you are worth the thousand hours I spend without you." — Unknown

  84. "While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart." — Nicholas Sparks

  85. "Distance is temporary, but our love is permanent." — Unknown

  86. "In human relationships, distance is not measured in miles but in affection. Two people can be right next to each other, yet miles apart." — Unknown

  87. "Distance gives us a reason to love harder." — Unknown

  88. "I can bear the distance but cannot imagine a life without you." — Unknown

  89. "Your love has changed my life completely. I'm touched by your love." — Unknown

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

  91. "We may be miles apart, but our hearts are always together." — Unknown

  92. "Distance teaches us to appreciate the days that we can spend together and the nights we spend together. It also teaches us the definition of love." — Unknown

  93. "We are the perfect couple, we're just not in the perfect situation." — Unknown

  94. "Even when we are miles and miles apart, you're still holding all of my heart." — Unknown

  95. "When you feel alone, just look at the spaces between your fingers, remember that in those spaces you can see my fingers locked with yours forever." — Unknown

  96. "The thought of being with you tomorrow gives me the strength to go on today." — Unknown

  97. "If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you." — A.A. Milne

  98. "Love bridges any distance and breaches any barriers. Soon, we will be together." — Unknown

  99. "If you found that one person who is really worth the sacrifices, pain, and hardships then your efforts will not go to waste." — Anna Agoncillo

  100. "Bridges can be built, no matter how wide the gaps are." — Unknown

  101. "Some people can be so close to you even if physically far, they walk with you and stay near in every moment of your life." — Senora Roy

  102. "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." — Albert Einstein

  103. "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

  104. "No great love ever came without great struggle." — Unknown

  105. "You're my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye." — Unknown

  106. "We may be thousands of miles apart, but you're still the first thing on my mind." — Unknown

  107. "The silence of the night brings us closer, even when you're miles away." — Unknown

  108. "Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief." — Robert Fulghum

  109. "You're too far for my hands to hold you, but too near for my heart to love you." — Heraline

  110. "Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance. It has the sole intention of bringing people together to a time called forever." — Unknown

  111. "I might not be there with you, but I'm always there for you." — Unknown

  112. "I'll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms." — Unknown

  113. "It's not the distance that's the enemy, but the endless time I have to wait until I hold you in my arms." — Unknown

  114. "Distance means so little when someone means so much." — Tom McNeal

  115. "Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely." — The Land Before Time

  116. "Distance is not an obstacle, rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be." — Unknown

  117. "A part of you has grown in me, together forever we shall be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart." — Unknown

  118. "Sometimes I just sit in front of the computer dreaming. I know that might sound silly, but that's what I really feel. I just want you to hug me." — Unknown

  119. "The separation is just a bridge to be crossed." — Unknown

  120. "Distance is just a space in between. It's only as far apart as our hearts will let it." — Unknown

  121. "Though space restraint us from being together, one thing I am sure of, there are no spaces in my heart that restrain me from loving you." — Unknown

  122. "With you, I am never alone. Even when we're apart, you are always in my thoughts." — Unknown

  123. "We may be miles apart, but our love keeps us close at heart." — Unknown

  124. "Distance is a measure of space, but my love for you is immeasurable." — Unknown

  125. "Just because things are not at their best right now does not mean that we should give up. Gold is tested in fire, and something precious like love needs distance to be tested." — Olga Peters

  126. "Your absence has only taught me more about myself, and what I need from a relationship. It's not easy, but it's worth it. Because I know you're worth it." — Unknown

  127. "Distance doesn't ruin a relationship. Doubts do." — Unknown

  128. "I hate waiting. But if it's waiting for you, I'll wait." — Unknown

  129. "Distance can never break a heart that truly loves." — Unknown

  130. "When you come back you will not be you. And I may not be I." — E.M. Forster

  131. "Miles can't separate two hearts that really care." — Unknown

  132. "We are still together, even if we are far apart." — Unknown

  133. "Every day, I think about how incredible it is that you're around." — Chad Sugg

  134. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely." — Unknown

  135. "If distance were measured in terms of the heart we'd never be more than a minute apart." — Unknown

  136. "If you're feeling alone, just look up at the stars. Someone, somewhere is looking right at them too." — Unknown

  137. "Distance is the soul of beauty." — Simone Weil

  138. "The miles between us mean nothing because I love you here, there, and everywhere." — Unknown

  139. "When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone." — Robert Brault

  140. "I am in my bed, and you're in yours. One of us is obviously in the wrong place." — Unknown

  141. "You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." — Barbara De Angelis

  142. "There is no long distance about love; it always finds a way to bring hearts together, no matter how many miles are between them." — Unknown

  143. "I will wait for you because honestly, I don't want anyone else." — Unknown

  144. "When you feel alone, just look at the spaces between your fingers, and remember that's where my fingers fit perfectly." — Unknown

  145. "If the days allow us to see each other, memories will, and if my eyes can't see you, my heart will never forget you." — Unknown

  146. "Missing someone gets easier every day. Because, even though it is one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will." — Unknown

  147. "If you can love, trust, respect, and support each other from a distance then you'll be unstoppable once you're physically together." — Unknown

  148. "Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." — Emily Kimbrough

  149. "You learn how to love someone when you find out what makes them smile, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry." — Unknown

  150. "Close together or far apart; you're forever in my heart." — Harry Styles

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