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150 Warm Classic, Quirky & Sweet Long Distance Relationship Love Quotes

Missing your long-distance love? Let long distance relationship love quotes be your emotional lifebuoy. One quote = a mini-reunion in your heart!

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In a world of fleeting Snapchats and endless Zoom calls, the magic of long distance relationship love quotes has never lost its charm. From the handwritten letters of yesteryears to the DMs of today, these quotes bind hearts across miles.

Remember the last time you stumbled upon a quote and thought, “This is exactly what my heart feels”? Well, you’re not alone.

From the timeless words of literary giants to the playful quips from movies, and yes, even those memes you share on Instagram, love’s vocabulary has a way of bridging any distance.

And if you’ve ever been in an LDR, you know that sometimes, words are all we have to feel a little closer.

Literary Long Distance Relationship Love Quotes: The Classics

When it comes to expressing the complexities of love, nothing quite compares to the classics. Timeless literature has the uncanny ability to encapsulate both the agony and ecstasy of loving from a distance.

It’s as if these authors were in their own LDRs with muses that lived continents or centuries apart! So let’s start with some classic quotes that have tugged at our heartstrings for generations.

1. “Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!” – Francis Kazinczy

2. “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, Winnie-the-Pooh

3. “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” – Gilbert Parker [Read: Long distance relationship: 46 LDR tips to make it work & not screw up]

4. “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

5. “Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.” – Munia Khan [Read: Does he miss me? 55 signs & ways a guy shows a girl he’s thinking of her]

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

7. “Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.” – Miguel de Cervantes

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

9. “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

10. “So close yet so far, where does my heart truly reside?” – John Keats *Interpreted from his work* [Read: Long distance crush: 11 ways to deal with your far away feelings]

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

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

13. “Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.” – Roger de Bussy-Rabutin [Read: Signs your long distance flirtationship won’t work]

14. “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

15. “Separation is not the end of love; it creates love.” – Salman Rushdie

16. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

17. “Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.” – William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale (Interpreted as a cheeky nod to accidental long-distance love.)

18. “What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face?” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

19. “Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach [Read: Long-distance friendship: What makes it work & ways to stay connected]

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

21. “Distance is just a test of how far love can travel.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

22. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” – Charles M. Schulz

23. “May the space between where I am and where you are be removed soon.” – Rumi

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

25. “True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.” – Unknown, often attributed to various sources

26. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” – Kay Knudsen

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

28. “Distance never separates two hearts that really care.” – Unknown, often attributed to various authors

29. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

30. “Love is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t imagine living without.” – Rafael Ortiz

31. “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

32. “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.” – Unknown, often attributed to various authors

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

34. “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, often attributed to various authors

35. “You’re too far for my hands to hold you, but too near for my heart to love you.” – Heraline

36. “Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money.” – Truman Capote

37. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

38. “The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook [Read: Signs you should end your long distance relationship]

39. “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

40. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

41. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

42. “Out of sight, but totally in my mind. I miss you.” – Unknown

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

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

45. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor

46. “For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.” – John Burroughs

47. “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

48. “Distance means so little when someone means so much.” – Tom McNeal

49. “It’s not the time we are away, not the miles we are apart. It’s the strong love that we feel in our heart that keeps us close when we can’t be near.” – Unknown, often attributed to various authors

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

Movie LDR Love Quotes

Time to bring out the popcorn and emotions as we delve into the world of celluloid. Movies, with their sweeping scores and dramatic pauses, have a knack for nailing the sentiments we can’t quite put into words.

So grab a cozy blanket, and let’s go down the cinematic rabbit hole of long distance relationship love quotes. Because as we all know, “Who said you can’t find profound wisdom in between your popcorn munching?

51. “I hate the distance between us, but I love having a horizon to look forward to.” – Claire, ‘Elizabethtown’

52. “I kind of see this all love as this, escape for two people who don’t know how to be alone.” – Joel, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

53. “I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.” – Seth, ‘City of Angels’

54. “I’d cross the world for someone like you.” – Tom, ‘500 Days of Summer’

55. “Long-distance love might be the strongest kind. You have to trust without seeing.” – Joe Fox, ‘You’ve Got Mail’

56. “You’re too far for my hands to hold you, but too near for my heart to love you.” – Hache, ‘Three Steps Above Heaven’

57. “Some love stories aren’t epic novels, some are short stories. But that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” – Carrie, ‘Sex and the City’

58. “I’d rather fight with you than make love to anyone else.” – Nick Mercer, ‘The Wedding Date’

“The miles between us mean nothing because I love you here, there and everywhere.” – Aman, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’

59. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you.” – Noah, ‘The Notebook’

60. “Even though we’re miles apart, you’re on my mind and in my heart.” – Jesse, ‘Before Sunrise’

61. “If it’s between you and some dream I’m building miles away, I’d pick you.” – Phil, ‘Her’

62. “Distance can’t take something away that was never there to begin with.” – Drew, ‘Elizabethtown’

63. “We’re so close, yet so far.” – Toula, ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’

64. “I can’t see you, but I feel you.” – Sully, ‘Avatar’

65. “If I’m not with you, I’m missing you.” – Jerry, ‘Jerry Maguire’

66. “Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place where you belong.” – Akeem, ‘Coming to America’

67. “You and me, we’re in a club now. The ‘Missing Each Other When We’re Apart’ Club.” – Adapted from a line by Ellie

68. “What’s keeping me away from you is the very thing bringing me back.” – Dom Cobb, ‘Inception’

69. “I wish I knew how to quit you.” – Ennis, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ [Read: 69 Signs your relationship is over or on the verge of ending for good]

70. “You know it’s love when you’ve been saying goodbye for how many times but still you’re not ready to leave.” – Andrew, ‘Garden State’

71. “I don’t want to go to sleep because I don’t want to leave this dream.” – Dom Cobb, ‘Inception’

72. “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” – Maria, ‘West Side Story’

73. “I will return. I will find you. Love you. Marry you. And live without shame.” – Robbie, ‘Atonement’

74. “If I had my way, I’d be with you right now.” – Edward, ‘Twilight’

75. “The greater the distance, the sweeter the kiss.” – Bob, ‘Lost in Translation’

76. “You and I are a story that never gets told.” – Jamal, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

77. “It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.” – Gabriel, ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’

78. “I’m lonely, not alone.” – Jack, ‘The Holiday’

79. “When you love someone, you just do. There are no maybes, no buts, no whys.” – Allie, ‘The Notebook’

80. “Maybe we’re both fools, and being apart ain’t easy on this love affair.” – Pat, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

81. “I miss you like the sun misses the flower. Like the sun misses the flower in the depths of winter.” – Guinevere, ‘A Knight’s Tale’

82. “My night has become a sunny dawn because of you, miles away.” – Jamal, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

83. “We are the uninvited guests, the lonely ones.” – Andy, ‘Shawshank Redemption’

84. “We’re miles apart but always in the same place.” – Lucy, ’50 First Dates’

85. “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” – Donnie, ‘Donnie Darko’

86. “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Ben, ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’

87. “When you feel alone, just look at the spaces between your fingers and remember that’s where my fingers fit perfectly.” – Sam, ‘Love, Rosie’ [Read: 23 flirty ways to get a guy to hold your hand without making a first move]

88. “Where you are is where I want to be.” – Julie, ‘Warm Bodies’

89. “I feel like I’m in the wrong world because I’m not next to you.” – Peter, ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

90. “If I could trade places with anyone in the world, it’d be with you.” – Tony Stark, ‘Avengers: Endgame’

91. “We may be apart, but we’re still under the same sky.” – Aurora, ‘Sleeping Beauty’

92. “If you’re wondering where I am—look at a map, find where you are, and know I’m the one waving from the opposite side.” – Ryan, ‘La La Land’

93. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting, and you, my dream, are miles away.” – Santiago, ‘The Alchemist’ (Okay, not a movie, but too good to skip!)

94. “I miss you in ways that not even words can understand.” – Lee, ‘Life of Pi’

95. “I miss you the same way the moon misses the sun, destined to chase it until the end of time.” – Tristan, ‘Stardust’ [Read: How to know if someone misses you: Signs they think of you often]

96. “You’re not really gone, you’re just not here.” – Marlin, ‘Finding Nemo’

97. “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.” – Gandhi, ‘Gandhi’

98. “If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love.” – Barfi, ‘Barfi!’

99. “No matter where you are, or who you’re with, I will always, truly, completely love you.” – Rosie, ‘Love, Rosie’

100. “I’d cross the world for someone like you.” – Robbie, ‘Atonement’

Whimsical LDR Love Quotes: A Touch of Modern Quirk

While classic literature and movies hit us right in the feels, there’s something irresistibly charming about made-up quotes that echo the texting, tagging, and swiping culture of Gen Z.

Here’s a list of 50 whimsical long distance relationship love quotes, straight outta the meme generation.

101. “If love was measured in WiFi bars, we’d be a strong signal in separate rooms.”

102. “You’re my favorite ‘close-distance’ daydream.”

103. “I miss you like my phone misses a charger at 1%.”

104. “They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.”

105. “You’re worth every mile between us.”

106. “You’re the one I want to share my unlimited data with.”

107. “If distance were an app, I’d uninstall it.”

108. “I wish I could text you a hug.”

109. “You’re the ‘Hey, I miss you’ message I can’t wait to send.”

110. “Love is: still feeling close when Google Maps says otherwise.”

111. “Being away from you is like having no Wi-Fi—disconnected and frustrating.”

112. “I’d endure a thousand video call lags just to see your face.”

113. “You’re the Snapchat streak I never want to lose, no matter the distance.”

114. “If there were an emoji for how much I miss you, even that wouldn’t be enough.”

115. “If I could mail you my heart, I would. But, you know, postage is expensive!”

116. “My heart is like a boomerang; it keeps coming back to you no matter how far I throw it.”

117. “With you so far away, my heart’s in roaming mode.”

118. “Distance may separate us, but our memes keep us close.” [Read: 27 psychological secrets to make a girl miss you, desire you & think of you 24/7]

119. “Your ‘good morning’ texts make my day, even if they arrive in my evening.”

120. “The best part of my day is daydreaming about teleporting to you.”

121. “When I miss you, I read our old conversations and smile like an idiot.”

122. “Even a million emojis can’t express how much I miss you.”

123. “We may be separated by miles, but we’re connected by love—and a reliable internet connection.”

124. “Why can’t my Uber bring me to you?”

125. “You’re the notification I’m most eager to get but most hesitant to clear.”

126. “Time zones may change, but my love for you stays constant.”

127. “I miss you like a tweet misses its edit button.”

128. “With you, distance is just a test to see how far love can travel.”

129. “I’m holding you close, one Skype call at a time.”

130. “Missing you comes in GIFs; sometimes short, sometimes looping endlessly.” [Read: How to make your boyfriend miss you every time you aren’t around]

131. “Love knows no distance; it’s not bound by WiFi or 5G.”

132. “Your absence in my life is like a phone without apps—functional but dull.”

133. “Distance is the ‘read’ but not ‘replied’ of relationships.” [Read: Being left on read: What it really means when they don’t text back]

134. “You’re always my top Snap, no matter the miles.”

135. “Can we fast-forward to the part where distance becomes a memory?”

136. “Missing you is my heart’s way of buffering.”

137. “You’re my heart’s favorite notification, even when you’re miles away.”

138. “Our love is like cloud storage—always there but not physically present.”

139. “If my love were a playlist, it would be ‘Missing You, on Repeat’.”

140. “You’re the first and last thought in my time zone.”

141. “You’re not a drop in the ocean but a sea in a drop—vast yet far.”

142. “Being away from you feels like a video that won’t load—eternally buffering.”

143. “If distance were currency, we’d be millionaires.”

144. “Your absence is a constant pop-up ad in the browsing tab of my life.”

145. “Between us, the distance measures in miles but our love measures in endless texts.”

146. “My phone may auto-correct your name, but it can’t auto-correct my feelings for you.”

147. “Love is updating each other’s statuses even when you can’t update each other in person.” [Read: 20 ways to show off your girlfriend on social media & hype her up]

148. “Miles don’t matter when your love is just a ‘Send Message’ away.”

149. “When we’re apart, I picture you next to me and hit ‘Save As.'”

150. “If love came with GPS, mine would be set to you, recalculating endlessly.”

Why These Long Distance Relationship Love Quotes Matter

So, you’re probably wondering, “What’s the big deal with these long distance relationship love quotes, besides giving us all the feels?”

Well, as it turns out, our brain has a pretty fascinating way of interpreting these nuggets of wisdom.

Let’s talk Oxytocin, the “love hormone.” When you read or hear something emotionally resonating, your brain releases Oxytocin, which is basically a warm, snuggly biochemical hug. It’s what keeps the love ticking even when you’re miles apart. [Read: Chemistry of love: How hormones make you feel love the way you do]

Now, about those mirror neurons. These are the brain cells responsible for why you cry in sad movies or smile when someone else is smiling. They mirror emotion.

So, when you read a heartfelt quote about long distance love, those neurons fire up and make you feel connected, even in absence.

Fun note: Your brain doesn’t differentiate between Shakespeare and a text message. Love’s love, no matter the word count!

So the next time you stumble upon long distance relationship love quotes, be it from a movie, a book, or even a tweet, know that your brain is working its magic to keep the love alive.

That’s your brain’s way of saying, “Hey, this distance thing? We got this!” So, soak up those quotes like your love life’s personal life coach—or hey, keep ’em in your back pocket for the next time your WiFi is stronger than your will to be apart.

Either way, science says it’s good for your relationship. And who are we to argue with science, right?

You’re Just a Quote Away From a Mini Reunion

The beauty of love and distance is that they’ve been celebrated through the ages and across mediums. Whether you find solace in the lasting lines of classic literature, the memorable dialogues from movies, or even the perfectly crafted, modern whimsical phrases, know that you’re never alone.

These long distance relationship love quotes serve as bridges, tiny threads that link hearts and minds across cities, countries, and sometimes even continents. And remember, every time you miss your long-distance love, you’re just a quote away from a mini reunion!

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...