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1. "Morpheus places his hand on Jeb's busy fingers, eyes opened to slits. "Ah, my pretty pseudo elf." He takes labored breath. "is it time at last to express our unrequited feelings?"
Author: A.G. Howard
2. "The specter of unrequited love can strike at any time, reducing even the most fearless, independent woman to a weepy wreck"
Author: Abby McDonald
3. "My encounter with another world and another culture and the beginnings of an attachment to them had set up an irritation, barely perceptible but incurable-rather like unrequited love, like a symptom of the hopelessness of trying to grasp what is boundless, or unite what cannot be joined; a reminder of how finite, how curtailed, our experience on earth must be"
Author: Andrei Tarkovsky
4. "The stars are but tears shed by a miriad of unrequited dreams; each sparks with fire and guides its light homeward when a dream is revealed"
Author: Basith
5. "Love leads people to become lost in their own feelings and ignore the world, so it's no surprise their love for the world goes unrequited."
Author: Bauvard
6. "Beyond love, beyond unrequited love, perhaps even beyond any other passion known to humanity, deep, deep in the depths of the turgid, clinging, swamplike pit of despair that lies dormant within every soul, lurks JEALOUSY. Jealousy, that most demeaning and debilitating of emotions. Jealousy, which can double the strength of the love upon which it is based, but whilst doubling it, warp and pervert it, untill it is no longer recognizable as the thing of beauty it once was. Jealous love is no more like true love than Mr Hyde was like Dr Jekyll or a stagnant swamp is like a freshwater lake."
Author: Ben Elton
7. "She came by..... I couldn't help but look...only to look and she smiled back!Wheeew, she blown me away,to realize i made her my goal from the hands of the man he have at present....A family of her own i never want to destroy laid on the line.... a story was made, a secret was solemnly shared by two...Oh i loved her and she loved me too.... most of the time she got scared, i got scared too..for fighting aginst the odds and she stayed back...i stood up to break....flew just to fall....only to realize a love i have no control of and no one can......i am not to bid goodbye ...I can't ...only to keep a love unrequited like mine."
Author: Bob Villarosa
8. "What was I afraid of? That something that I'd wanted for so long might be possible? That what I'd felt for Toby wasn't imagined? After so long of having an unrequited crush...I didn't know how to digest the possibility."
Author: C.J. Duggan
9. "Unrequited love sucks. It should be against the law." She brightened. "If it was, then I could have Rick arrest me. I'd love to be handcuffed to him."
Author: Carla Cassidy
10. "By the Angel, Bridget's depressing," said Henry, setting down his newspaper directly on his plate and causing the edge to soak through with egg yolk. Charlotte opened her mouth as if to object, and closed it again. "It's all heartbreak, death and unrequited love.""Well, that is what most songs are about," said Will. "Requited love is nice, but it doesn't make much of a ballad."
Author: Cassandra Clare
11. "Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited."
Author: Cassandra Clare
12. "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
Author: Charles M. Schulz
13. "He slowed to a walk. As he approached her he was surprised at just how pretty she was. She looked a little like Maureen O'Hara in those old pirate movies. His writer's mind kicked in and he thought, This woman could break my heart. I could crash and burn on this woman. I could lose this woman, drink heavily, write profound poems, and die in the gutter of turberculosis over this woman.This was not an unusual reaction for Tommy. He had it often, mostly with girls who worked the drive-through windows at fast-food places. He would drive off with the smell of fries in his car and the bitter taste of unrequited love on his tongue. It was usually good for at least one short story."
Author: Christopher Moore
14. "Elinor had read countless stories in which the main characters fell sick at some point because they were so unhappy. She had always thought that a very romantic idea, but she'd dismissed it as a pure invention of the world of books. All those wilting heroes and heroines who suddenly gave up the ghost just because of unrequited love or longing for something they'd lost! Elinor had always enjoyed their sufferings—as a reader will. After all, that was what you wanted from books: great emotions you'd never felt yourself, pain you could leave behind by closing the book if it got too bad. Death and destruction felt deliciously real conjured up with the right words, and you could leave them behind between the pages as you pleased, at no cost or risk to yourself."
Author: Cornelia Funke
15. "Love is as simple as the absence of self given to another. God, when invited, fills the void of any unrequited love; hence loving is how one is drawn closer to God no matter its most horrific repercussions."
Author: Criss Jami
16. "An unarticulated crush is very different from an unrequited one, because at least with an unrequited crush you know what the hell you're doing, even if the other person isn't doing it back. An unarticulated crush is harder to grapple with, because it's a crush that you haven't even admitted to yourself. The romantic forces are all there -- you want to see him, you always notice him, you treat every word from him as if it weighs more than anyone else's. But you don't know why. You don't know that you're doing it. You'd follow him to the end of the earth without ever admitting that your feet were moving."
Author: David Levithan
17. "You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot."
Author: David Levithan
18. "...unrequited love does not die; it's only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before."
Author: Elle Newmark
19. "Her love has been always unrequited, but until now it wasn't real love. Now it hurts, and that's how she knows it is real."
Author: Ellen Litman
20. "I am a recovering narcissist. I thought narcissism was about self-love till someone told me there is a flip side to it. It is actually drearier than self-love; it is unrequited self-love."
Author: Emily Levine
21. "...Imagine that you yourself are building the edifice of human destiny with the object of making people happy in the finale, of giving them peace and rest at last, but for that you must inevitably and unavoidably torture just one tiny creature, that same child who was beating her chest with her little fist, and raise your edifice on the foundation of her unrequited tears--would you agree to be the architect on such conditions?"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
22. "...the invincible power that has moved the world is unrequited, not happy love"
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
23. "Some are convicted for breaking the heart…some are the victims of broken heart – Irony of unrequited love."
Author: Heenashree Khandelwal
24. "All love is unrequited. All of it."
Author: J. Michael Straczynski
25. "But yet it appeared to her so natural, so inevitable to strive against an inclination of that sort unrequited, that she could not comprehend its continuing very long in equal force."
Author: Jane Austen
26. "There are bigger things to worry about. Bigger things than unrequited love and false kisses."
Author: Janet Gurtler
27. "Guys are totally stupid when it comes to unrequited love. We females pine away and keep our thighs closed for the most part when we love someone we can't have. Guys swing their shit around at anything that has a hole, trying to forget the one they want."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
28. "Special. Cute. Friends. He wished she'd just cut his testicles off and be done with it already. Depending on the next adjective she chose for him, he would either qualify as a card-carrying member of Emasculated Men's Club or a Muppet. No wonder he avoided love for as long as he had. When it went unrequited, it truly sucked."
Author: Jennifer Shirk
29. "It was February sixth: eight days until Valentine's Day. I was dateless, as usual, deep in the vice grip of unrequited love. It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year's Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids in their windows by January second to rub it in."
Author: Joan Bauer
30. "Mary adored her mother with a hopeless affection, like an unrequited crush. She understood this feeling was common in middle children, as Mary was, but there was also a story."
Author: Justin Cronin
31. "Unrequited love can give you butterflies and tingly lips and lovely, dizzy days where you analyze every word of every sentence they've ever said to you. . . but you cry a lot too."
Author: Kate Le Vann
32. "Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless."
Author: Kellie Elmore
33. "Love unrequited is violent. He loves you so much that he's turned it into hate."
Author: Lauren DeStefano
34. "I was being sincere. Hold on to it as long as you can, Lark. Life knocks the stuffing out of youeventually. Look at me. Look at Cade. As long as things are simple, keep them that way. As long asunrequited liking is the least of your worries . . . it's not so bad.""It feels bad.""I know. Take comfort in the fact that that actually makes you pretty normal.""Not comforted."He laughed. "That's normal too.""Shut up.""Love you too." He didn't say it often enough. But it had never been easy for him to say.That earned him a smile. "I do. Love you, you know. Thanks for trying. And thanks for . . . beingwilling to kill someone for me.""It's what brothers are for. 'Night"
Author: Maisey Yates
35. "I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?I know you are unable to imagine this.Nevertheless, I can tell you that you will awake someday to find that your life has rushed by at a speed at once impossible and cruel. The most intense moments will seem to have occurred only yesterday and nothing will have erased the pain and pleasure, the impossible intensity of love and its dog-leaping happiness, the bleak blackness of passions unrequited, or unexpressed, or unresolved."
Author: Meg Rosoff
36. "...it is how a person goes about quenching his desires or living with them unrequited that the readers get a glimpse of his true character."
Author: Michael Connelly
37. "Family traditions are more than arguments with the dead, more than collections of family letters you try to decipher. A tradition is also a channel of memory through which fierce and unrequited longings surge, longings that define and shape a whole life."
Author: Michael Ignatieff
38. "When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special."
Author: Miranda Kenneally
39. "Loving someone can never be difficult, it's when you judge the other person that everything tumbles.. Loving someone is easy, so I fall, rise or fly in love over and over again.. what's difficult is being loved in return.. Unrequited love is amusing.. It's more fun when the person you love doesn't know you do.. what's difficult is when he does.. and that makes you what you'd never want to be - Vulnerable."
Author: Sanhita Baruah
40. "I sighed, because that's what unrequited love made you do. Sigh with self-pity."
Author: Sariah Wilson
41. "She was so fed up with unrequited love and platonic love and all the other kinds of love that weren't passionate, romantic, can't-live-without-you, I-have-to-have-you-right-now, the-beat-of-your-heart-matches-the-beat-of-mine love."
Author: Sarra Manning
42. "On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare."
Author: Scott Turow
43. "Ranulf had spent much of his life watching those he loved wrestle with the seductive, lethal lure of kingship. It had proved the ruination of his cousin Stephen, a good man who had not made a good king. For his sister Maude, it had been an unrequited love affair, a passion she could neither capture nor renounce. For Hywel, it had been an illusion, a golden glow ever shimmering along the horizon. He believed that his nephew had come the closest to mastery of it, but at what cost?"
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
44. "Perhaps unrequited love was like a specter in the house, a presence that brushed at the edge of senses, a heat in the dark, a shadow under the sun."
Author: Sherry Thomas
45. "Not today. Instead of Wendy, I found myself thinking of Annie Ross and realizing I'd developed a small but powerful crush on her. The fact that nothing could come of it—she had to be ten years older than me, maybe twelve—only seemed to make things worse. Or maybe I mean better, because unrequited love does have its attractions for young men."
Author: Stephen King
46. "He supposed that even in Hell, people got an occasional sip of water, if only so they could appreciate the full horror of unrequited thirst when it set in again."
Author: Stephen King
47. "Problems can be fixed. But unrequited love is a tragedy."
Author: Suzanne Harper
48. "Next worst thing to unrequited Love, isn't it? Insufficient hate."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
49. "Pornography, in my opinion, has been much misunderstood, for it doesn't develop sex fiends and send them roaming alleyways - it is an anodyne for the sexually oppressed and unrequited, for what is the aim of pornography if not to stimulate masturbation? And surely masturbation is the pleasanter alternative for men "on the muscle," as they say in horse-breeding circles."
Author: Truman Capote
50. "That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents."
Author: Ursula Hegi

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Would smashing Lukas's face into the doorjamb as he brushed past count as "sticking together," as long as he didn't let go afterward?"
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