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40 Long-Distance Relationship Quotes to Inspire Your Love

Because relationships are difficult enough when you're in the same city.

Even in the most ideal circumstances, maintaining a healthy relationship is hard work. So when you add distance into the mix, things get understandably tougher. While all your friends grope about not getting to see their significant others enough during the school or work week, you're stuck knowing you won't get to see yours for another month (or longer!). And while everyone else can call up a shoulder to cry on at a moment's notice, you and your partner have to make do with video chat. So when things get challenging, it makes sense to seek out some inspiration. Fortunately, we've got just that. Ahead, find the best long-distance relationship quotes that are guaranteed to reignite your relationship. Because nothing incredible in life comes easy―and that includes love. And if you're looking for more advice aside from these long-distance relationship quotes, here are our expert-backed ways to have a happy long-distance relationship.

"Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great."

– Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

"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

"Time is the longest distance between two places."

– Tennessee William

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

– E.E. Cummings

"The scary thing about distance is you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you."

― Nicholas Sparks

"Distance means so little when someone means so much."

– Tom McNeal

"I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love in the years we were apart."

– Nicholas Sparks

"The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence."

– Edward Thomas

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."

– Epicurus

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

– Gilbert Parker

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."

– Thomas Fuller

"She affected me, even when she was absent."

– Shannon A. Thompson

"Can miles truly separate? If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"

– Richard Bach

"Ocean separates lands, not souls."

– Munia Khan

"I must admit, I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby."

– Lemony Snicket

"I know we loved each other, but distance can do strange things to people and before I was willing to tell you about it, I wanted to be certain that it would last."

― Nicholas Sparks

"Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits."

—Dee King

"When two souls are one, they hear each other, even in silence."

— Matshona Dhliwayo

"I found that 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

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."

— Helen Keller

"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."

— Charles Dickens

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

"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 Roy

"And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

— Khalil Gibran

"I exist in two places, here and where you are."

— Margaret Atwood

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

— Hands Nouwens

"Even when you are miles away, if you love someone more than anything, you can feel them when you close your eyes, as if your souls are together as one."

— Karen Kostyla

"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

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

— Vita Sackville-West

"In many ways, the art of love is largely the art of persistence."

— Albert Ellis

"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

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

— Kay Knudson

"I want to be with you. It's as simple, and as complicated as that."

— Charles Bukowski

"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart."

— Gandhi

"I'll hold you in my heart, till I can hold you in my arms."

— Hans Nouwens

"When two souls are one, they hear each other, even in silence."

— Matshona Dhilwayo

"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

"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


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