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109 Deep Long Distance Relationship Quotes to Inspire You

Lolo & Nate | Updated: October 8, 2023

Inspirational long distance relationship quotes pack a powerful message in just a few words.

Sometimes, they’re the perfect way to express how we’re feeling when we can’t figure out a way to say it ourselves.

An impactful quote might be exactly what you or your partner needs if you’re:

  • Feeling down about the distance and need a pick-me-up.
  • Lacking inspiration for a letter or message.
  • Having a hard time putting emotions into words.
  • Struggling to get your point across in a text or other short message.
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It seems like there are millions of inspirational quotes out there that can help.

We’ve saved you some time and put together our favorite quotes specific to long distance relationships.


Long Distance Love Quotes

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“You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.”

John Green

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

Dee King

“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.”

Tom McNeal

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

E.E. Cummings

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

Charles Dickens

“Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.”

Munia Khan

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

A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.”

Erica Jong

“Distance between two people is inconsequential when their souls are united.”

Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Helen Keller

“Love is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.”

Rafael Ortiz

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”

Ed Sheeran

These quotes make for great additions in open when letters. Check out our post on the open when letter ideas that can help inspire your partner when they need it most!

Long Distance Relationship Quotes For Him

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“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

“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

“Your absence has not taught me how to be alone; it has merely shown me that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.”

Doug Fetherling

“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

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

Margaret Atwood

“Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.”

John Dryden

“It’s been a year and 3 months since we’ve kissed, and I rather have the ghost of his mouth on my lips than kiss anyone else.”

Alishah Khan

“When your absence is felt, your presence is the essence and it makes a difference.”

Michael Bassey Johnson

“I never got to tell him again that he really was wrong, that miles didn’t matter, not if you loved someone. That borders and oceans weren’t obstacles, not for the mind. I wished I’d been able to tell him these things, because saying them out loud to someone real, instead of a mirror or a picture postcard, would have made them all the more convincing.”

Emylia Hall

“My dear, I think of you always and at night I build myself a warm nest of things I remember and float in your sweetness till morning.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

“You know It’s true love when no matter how far the distance is he can still make you smile.”


Long Distance Relationship Quotes For Her

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“We are the perfect couple, we’re just not in the perfect situation.”


“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

“Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.”


“The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.”

Edward Thomas

“Close together or far apart; you’re forever in my heart.”

Harry Styles

“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

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

Khalil Gibran

“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

“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

“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

“I think about you constantly, whether it’s with my mind or my heart.”

Terri Guillemets

“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”

Ancient Indian Proverb

“She affected me, even when she was absent.”

Shannon A. Thompson

Funny Long Distance Relationship Quotes

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“Definition of a long distance relationship: ‘Inconveniently the most effective way to find out if you really love each other.”


“Want to learn how someone really handles frustration? Put them in a long distance relationship and give them a slow internet connection.”

Lisa McKay

“If anyone asks me ‘What is Hell?’ I would answer ‘Distance between two people who love each other.’”


“They say long distance relationships will teach you to communicate well… We should be mind-readers by now.”

Lisa McKay

“Whoever coined the term ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder,’ was an idiot. Absence makes a bitch grow crazy.”

Toni Aleo

“I wanted to send you something sexy, but the mailman told me to get out of the mailbox.”


“Him: ‘I miss you so much… When we finally get to be together, I’m never going to let you out of my sight again.’ Her: ‘Aw, honey. I want to say that’s sweet.. but it’s actually sort of creepy.’”


“I just want you to be happy, that’s all I want. Well, that and here. And naked.”


“I want to be with you. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.”

Charles Bukowski

“If need be, you can live in my heart…rent free…all utilities included.”

Grace Nagar

“Sometimes I miss you so much, I just want to rip you out of my dreams and hug you!”


Cute Long Distance Relationship Quotes

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

Charles M. Schulz

“If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you.”


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

Audrey Hepburn

“When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.”

Robert Brault

“You know you’ve found true love when you catch yourself falling in love with the same person over and over again despite them being miles away from you.”

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

“Being in a long distance relationship is like being in school all over again: Distance teaches us to appreciate the days that we get to spend together and how to define patience. It reminds us that every moment together is special, and every second together should be cherished… And just like when I was in school, I’d rather skip class and kiss you in the stairwell.”

Lisa McKay & Unknown

“If the only place where I could see you was in my dreams, I’d sleep forever.”


“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”

James Thurber

“May the moon kiss you to sleep until I can.”


Surviving Long Distance Relationship Quotes

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“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

Walter Elliot

“I don’t miss you and you alone – I miss you and me together.”


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

Bernard Byer

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

Hans Nouwens

“As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delights of presence best known by the torments of absence.”


“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

Albert Ellis

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

K.A. Hill

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

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

Mahatma Gandhi

“Once trust is built, distance cannot kill it. Time and space alone cannot destroy authentic connection.”

Vironika Tugaleva

“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

“Whether you’re by my side or a plane ride away, having you in my life has made me a better person.”


Quotes For Military Long Distance Relationships

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

Miguel de Cervantes

“Distance is not for the fearful, it’s 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 who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.”

Meghan Daum

“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

“It seemed that we loved each other better when there were large swaths of two continents between us. The daily work of love was often hard to perform at home.”

Aleksandar Hemon

“Behind every strong soldier, there is an even stronger woman who stands behind him, supports him, and loves him with all her heart.”


“Thank God for men who manage to hold from afar, wipe tears away with tender words and dish out the life force that is hope. She has never felt so alone but out there, across an ocean, and in a foreign land, there is a man who loves her and would lay down his life just so she could feel the light once again.”

Donna Lynn Hope

“If anyone asks me ‘What is Hell?’ I would answer ‘Distance between two people who love each other.’”


“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

A.A. Milne

“The biggest issue I have right now is not falling asleep with you by my side.”


“The only good thing about being apart is that I always have something beautiful to look forward to.”


“We’re the best couple, we’re just not in the best situation.”


Motivational Quotes For Long Distance Relationships

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“Long distance relationships are hard, but they’re also incredible. If you can love, trust, respect, and support each other from a distance then you’ll be unstoppable once you’re physically together.”


“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

Newt Gingrich

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”

Thomas Fuller

“We were together even when we were apart”

Shannon A. Thompson

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

Gilbert Parker

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

Steve Maraboli

“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

“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

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”


“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

“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it.”

Art Williams

“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

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”

Michael Bassey Johnson

Sad Long Distance Relationship Quotes

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“That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.”

George Eliot

“That is when time stands still – when you watch the one you love, walk away.”

Mallika Nawal

“But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.”

Calla Quinn

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

Vita Sackville-West

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


“It’s not the distance that’s the enemy, but the endless time I have to wait until I hold you in my arms.”

Livius Besski

“When you come back, you will not be you. And I may not be I.”

E.M. Forster

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

Lemony Snicket

“What I have with you is worth it. It is worth every lonely night, every tear I cry from missing you, and the pain I feel from not having you close. It is worth it because you are my one and only. When I picture myself years from now, I see only you. No matter how painful distance can be, not having you in my life would be worse.”


“It is only for you that I will go through the heartache. I can bear the distance but can’t imagine my life without you.”


“And as days go by, the memories remain. I wait for you. As days go by, I swear I’ll try. Until I die. Anything for you.”


“When you come back you will not be you. And I may not be I.”

E.M. Forster

Now It’s Your Turn

Which of these long distance quotes are your favorite?

Do you have a few in mind to send your partner?

Did we miss your favorite long distance relationship quote?

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Hi, we are Lolo (Canada) & Nate (Australia) a couple that had to go through all that a long distance relationship has to offer, just like you. With our experience and lessons learned we want to help you keep your long distance relationship as strong as ever and ultimately last the distance!
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