The Best Long Distance Dating Quotes

By Karyn Markwell | 10-Nov-08 in Dating
Karyn Markwell

We’ve all heard the famous proverb, ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’.


Here are the top 21 quotes that illustrate the challenges (as well as the blessings) of loving someone across a great distance:


  1. ‘A part of you has grown in me / And so you see, it’s you and me / Together forever and never apart, / Maybe in distance, but never in heart.’ (Anonymous).

  2. ‘Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.’ (Theodore Roosevelt).

  3. ‘Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.’ (Elizabeth Ashley).

  4. ‘Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.’ (Francois de la Rouchefoucauld).

  5. ‘Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.’ (William Shakespeare).

  6. ‘Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.’ (Roger de Bussy-Rabutin).

  7. ‘Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.’ (John Dryden).

  8. ‘Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.’ (Benjamin Franklin).

  9. ‘Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.’ (Robert Louis Stevenson).

  10. ‘Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?’ (Richard Bach).

  11. ‘Ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.’ (Khalil Gibran).

  12. ‘I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you.’ (Anonymous).

  13. ‘If the only place where I could see you was in my dreams, I’d sleep forever.’ (Anonymous).

  14. ‘In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.’ (Hans Nouwens).

  15. ‘Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.’ (Kay Knudsen).

  16. ‘Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.’ (Anonymous).

  17. ‘Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away – and leaves behind only silence.’ (Pat Brown).

  18. ‘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).

  19. ‘That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.’ (George Eliot).

  20. ‘The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.’ (Edwards Thomas).

  21. ‘There is one pain I often feel, which you will never know. It is caused by the absence of you.’ (Anonymous).

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