A famous sad quote about love is "If it was time that made me lost what we were, then I hate time," spoken by author Maira Zafred Marinho Mesel. Another quote is "The course of true love never did run smooth," from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The character Lysander speaks this quote during an exchange with Hermia.
Hermia and Lysander are lovers in the beginning of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," but Hermia's father decides Hermia must marry another man, Demetrius, or face death or a lifetime of confinement in a nunnery. Lysander offers comfort to Hermia with his quote.
Another sad quote about love is "It is far more painful to awake from a beautiful slumber and, in that brief period when the continuity of life is still lost to you, to reach across the bed for a hand that is not there.” E.O. Higgins penned this quote in his comedic mystery "Conversations with Spirits." In 2014, Higgins received a nomination for The Guardian and Edinburgh Literary Festival's 2014 First Book Award.
Author Shannon A. Thompson authored the quote “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” Thompson, who lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, specializes in young adult romance literature. Thompson also wrote, “I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.”