Living in a long-distance relationship can be difficult as it is, but the hardest part is often figuring out what to say to each other. That’s why Hallmark made it so big in the relationships business – it gave words to unspoken feelings; it turned the most inept speaker into a veritable fountain of eloquence; most importantly, it taught people that it’s okay to use someone else’s words to convey your feelings because someone out there feels just the same way you do.
Along those lines, we’ve curated a list of the best long-distance relationship quotes we could find on the web. Believe us, we scoured through literally hundreds of quotes before settling on these little nuggets. We hope you enjoy our selection and that you can put some of them to make your long-distance relationship experience just a little bit better.
To kick things off, a little truism from the creator of Peanuts and much-loved characters like Charlie Brown and Snoopy:
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist.
Here’s one that is both classic and contemporary. You can rephrase this however you like or use it as-is:
“I exist in two places, here and where you are.” – Margaret Atwood, Canadian multi-award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist.
We often find it hard to tell others what we feel about the love of our life. Will you say this of your long-distance lover?
“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, American screenplay writer and novelist (Nights at Rodanthe, The Notebook.)
This one really touched our hearts, not because of the quote itself but the fact that the person who wrote it could neither see nor hear. What makes the quote even more poignant is that ‘touch’ was her dominant sense. If you’ve read her famous autobiography, The Story of My Life, you know that she certainly knows what she’s talking about. And you’ve probably heard of her.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller, American political activist, teacher, and author.
Did you know that a long-distance relationship is the ultimate test of your love? That thought is perfectly expressed in this next quote by this 17th-century French memoirist:
“Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.” – Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy.
You have not known love until you have known long-distance love. That’s one of our own quotes here at FriendLamps and echoes the richly woven words of an oft-quoted Lebanese-American writer from over a century ago:
“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran, artist, poet, and writer (The Prophet, The Madman.)
How better to express the sentiment that your long-distance lover is the most important person in the world to you than to put it this way:
“The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.” – Edward Thomas, British novelist, poet, and essayist.
The words in these quotes have to be read over and over to let them sink in and have them imbue their full meaning into your soul. Use them to craft your little love notes or just blurt them out on zoom as if you’re reading them out… it doesn’t matter because they’re strong enough to retain their essence in any form of delivery.
And so, we end these long distance relationship quotes with these wise words from one of Britain’s most famous musical artists and 2016 Grammy Award winner:
“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” – Ed Sheeran
Looking for a great long-distance relationship gift for your lover overseas? How about these “touching” friendship lamps to help you “stay in touch” and “stay connected”?