Nov 15, 2021

75+ Long-Distance Relationship Quotes to Send to Your Partner

by Verena Hallam

The power of love can surpass all obstacles. How often do we have to remind ourselves of this when we are in a long-distance relationship? While social media, video calls, FaceTime, and Zoom meetings may unite us with loved ones and friends when we are unable to share physical presence, they are no substitute for the real thing.

Love conquers all in the end, but sometimes the struggle is real. Everyone from playwrights to poets, physicists to movie stars can relate to the pains and joys of a heart that misses its other half. There are countless beautifully written expressions of love, hope, and encouragement written throughout history to soothe lovers’ lonely hearts as they wait until they can be together again.

Here, we have compiled a list of over 75 quotes you can send to your long-distance sweetheart to brighten their day, show them how strong your love is despite the distance and time that separates you and that you’re thinking of them.

Long-Distance Relationship Messages for Her

“I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“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.” – Henri Nouwen

“I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I’ll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I’ll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.” – Lemony Snicket

I carry your heart with me(I carry it in my heart)I am never without it(anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) – E.E. Cummings

“No matter where my life takes me or yours takes you, I will love you whether there are a thousand miles between us or none at all.” – Courtney Peppernell

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

“Once the realisation is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

“I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love in the years we were apart.” – Nicholas Sparks

“She affected me, even when she was absent.” – Shannon A. Thompson

“‘I'll never leave you,’ he said, thousands and thousands of miles away.” – Juansen Dizon

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

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

“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

“I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you.” – Andrew Davidson

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

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

“If only I could fly, I would use my wings to be right beside you to begin each day.” – Unknown

“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

“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

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

“Love knows no distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” – Gilbert Parker

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

Long-Distance Relationship Messages for Him

“Don’t measure the distance. Measure my love.” – Unknown

“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

“If you are fighting, stop fighting. If you are marching, stop marching. Come back to me. Come back to me is my request.” – Charles Frazier, Ada in Cold Mountain

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things.” – John Wesley Powell

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

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

“You are the stars hidden by clouds. I know you’re there even when I can’t see you. Your shine peeks out and reaches me in the depths of my soul. Tell me your arms are long enough to reach me across oceans. Tell me someday we will be together, somehow, some way. Tell me that this love we have can survive being together as well as we’ve survived being apart. Tell me we are more than the chasm of our divide.” – Jacqueline Simon Gunn

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennesse Williams

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” – Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

“The distance may be far and wide but my heart can cover them all. The space between us is so much more but you should know that I love you so!” – Linda Roy

“My only enemy is the miles of distance that's there between us, my favourite place is the road that leads me to you - the long road home” – Jyoti Patel

“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

“Morning without you is dwindled dawn.” – Emily Dickinson

“Distance is not for the fearful, it is 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 knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.” – Meghan Daum

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

“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

“Missing you gets easier every day because even though I am one day further from the last time I saw you, I am one day closer to the next time I will see you.” – Unknown

“I wonder why people still underestimate the authenticity of long-distance relationships. I fell in love with his soul before I could even touch his skin. If that isn’t true love, then please tell me what is.” – Unknown

“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

Unisex Long-Distance Relationship Messages

“Distance makes the heart grow fonder” – Unknown

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” – Thomas Fuller

“We were together even when we were apart.” – Unknown

“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” – Unknown

“Love knows not its depth till the hour of separation has arrived.” – Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

“I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance.” – Luis Miguel

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Distance is a bad excuse for not having a good relationship with somebody. It’s the determination to keep it going or let it fall by the wayside; that’s the real reason that the relationships continue.” – James McAvoy

“Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.” – Robert Morgan

“No matter how painful distance can be, not having you in my life would be worse.” – Unknown

“No matter how far you are, I will wait for you until we can finally be together.” – Unknown

“Maybe, I thought, it’s not the distance that’s the problem, but how you handle it.” – Rachel Cohn David Levithan

“True love doesn’t mean being inseparable; it means being separated and nothing changes.” – Unknown

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

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

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.” – Henri Nouwen

“I miss you even more than I could have believed, and I was prepared to miss you a good deal.” – Vita Sackville West

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

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Yakov Smirnoff

“Love, like poems, knows no boundaries. Religions, race, distance not even age can restrict someone from falling in love.” – Sjweta Basu Prasad

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

“Distance does not ruin people’s relationships. You don’t have to see someone every day to be in love.” – Unknown

“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.” – Unknown

“The longer you wait for something. The more you appreciate it when you get it. Because anything worth having is always worth the wait.” – Kavita Sheth

“Forget the miles, forget them. You’ll be there and I’ll be here, and it’ll just be long distance. And that’ll be okay, because quite frankly I’m crazy about you.” – Unknown

“They sit together, physically separate but utterly connected by the moment they've created.” – Stan Lee

“Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.” – Yoko Ono

“Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle; rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be.” – Unknown

“In human relationships, distance is not measured in miles but in affection. Two people can be right next to each other, yet miles apart.” – A.R. Bernard

“The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.” – James G. Frazer

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world feels depopulated.” – Alphonse de Lamartine

“Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.” – Albert Einstein

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

“The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.” – Nicholas Sparks

“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

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

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

“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. – Dibba Kynn Hope

“Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.” – Aristotle

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

“In many ways, the art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

“Love is not just being with someone, love is feeling someone even if miles separate you.” – Wordions

“Can miles truly separate us from friends or lovers... If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?” – Nitya Prakash

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

“Keep in touch without touching.” – Amit Abraham

“When two souls are one, they hear each other, even in silence.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“Distance is just a test of how far love can travel.” – Unknown

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

“Ocean separates lands, not souls.” – Munia Khan

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

“The longer the wait the sweeter the kiss.” – Unknown Together forever, Never apart, Maybe in distance, But never in heart. – Unknown

“Love is begun by time And time qualifies the spark and fire of it”. – Shakespeare

“It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does? – Peter McWilliams

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

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

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia