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53 Miss You Quotes That Really Capture the Longing

If you're longing for someone who can't be close by, these "miss you" quotes will help capture that heartache.

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Miss you quotes for that person you’re longing for

Missing someone is hard. Really, really hard, and even the most profound strength quotes can only help so much. But it’s certainly a universal feeling, and many wise, beautiful words have been written about it! Plenty of these are also love quotes, specifically about missing a romantic partner, but many others can be about missing anyone, whether that’s a family member, friend, or someone else that you just wish was a little closer! You’ll find many of these “miss you” quotes in romantic books, songs, and poems. Send some of your favorites to the person you’re missing if possible, or just read them and find some bittersweet comfort. If that special person’s left you with a broken heart, we’ve got quotes for that too, as well as uplifting quotes that’ll move you.

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Alphonse De Lamartine Miss You Quoterd.com

“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” —Alphonse de Lamartine, author and former member of the National Assembly of France

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Tessa Bailey Miss You Quoterd.com

“If you never left again, I would still spend the rest of my life missing you.” —Tessa Bailey, author

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Sanober Khan Miss You Quoterd.com

“How is it that he’s always in my thoughts even when I am not thinking?” —Sanober Khan, poet and author, in A Thousand Flamingos. Read these other love poems for every mood.

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Eddy Arnold Miss You Quoterd.com

“I’ll hold you in my heart, till I can hold you in my arms.” —Eddy Arnold, country singer, “I’ll Hold You in My Heart”

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Anthony T Hincks Miss You Quoterd.com

“No matter where you go, you will always be in my heart.” —Anthony T. Hincks, author

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Rupi Kaur Miss You Quoterd.com

“You’re everywhere except right here and it hurts.” —Rupi Kaur, poet, in The Sun and Her Flowers

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Cj Carolyn Miss You Quoterd.com

“He kisses me like he misses me, even before I have to go.” —C.J. Carlyon, author. How’s that for a swoon-worthy “missing him” quote?

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Caroline George Miss You Quoterd.com

“Poets use countless words to describe their pain, but I only need three: I miss you.” —Caroline George, author, in Dearest Josephine. Check out these other romantic quotes from books.

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Luke Bryan Miss You Quoterd.com

“No, I can’t close my eyes without you in my dreams.” —Luke Bryan, country singer, “I See You”

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Richelle E Goodrich Miss You Quoterd.com

“Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful ‘I miss you.’” —Richelle E. Goodrich, author

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Ja Huss Miss You Quoterd.com

“I felt like I was leaving a piece of my soul behind the moment you left. And every second that passes, I miss you like that, times a million.” —J.A. Huss, author

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Munia Khan Miss You Quoterd.com

“Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.” —Munia Khan, author

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Colleen Hoover Miss You Quoterd.com

“I’ve missed you every single day we weren’t together since the moment I met you.” — Colleen Hoover, author, in Ugly Love. These inspirational poems will boost your mood.

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Jim Crace Miss You Quoterd.com

“There’s solace in the thought that I will never finish missing her.” —Jim Crace, novelist

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Chris Young Miss You Quoterd.com

“Missing you comes in waves, and tonight I’m drowning.” —Chris Young, singer, “Drowning”

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Nikki Schiefelbein Miss You Quoterd.com

“It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.” —Nikki Schiefelbein, TV writer and producer

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Lemony Snicket Miss You Quoterd.com

“I must admit, I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.” —Lemony Snicket, author, in The Beatrice Letters

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Gemma Troy Miss You Quoterd.com

“If I miss you any harder, my heart might come looking for you.” —Gemma Troy, artist and poet

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Henry Alford Miss You Quoterd.com

“Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly, we ought to be together, you and I.” —Henry Alford, clergyman and theologian. This miss you quote would make an excellent addition to our list of life is short quotes as well.

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Ranata Suzuki Miss You Quote 2rd.com

“Today is just another day of trying to get by without you.” —Ranata Suzuki, poet

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Dean Jackson Miss You Quoterd.com

“The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you.” —Dean Jackson, poet, in The Love in Blue Verses

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Lang Leav Miss You Quoterd.com

“What was it like to lose him? It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.” —Lang Leav, poet and novelist

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Nicholas Sparks Miss You Quoterd.com

“I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.” —Nicholas Sparks, author, in Dear JohnCheck out 50 of the best book quotes from books.

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Tyler Knott Gregson Miss You Quoterd.com

“For when the cold winds blow, I will close my eyes calmly knowing I am anchored to you.” —Tyler Knott Gregson, poet and photographer

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Franz Kafka Miss You Quoterd.com

“I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.” —Franz Kafka, novelist

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Andrew Guzaldo Miss You Quoterd.com

“Although we are miles apart, the thought and touch of you lives within my heart. It is for that reason, my dear, you will always feel near, even though we are thousands of miles apart.” — Andrew Guzaldo, author and president at G&A Amusements and ACES Int’l

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Karen Quan Miss You Quoterd.com

“We’ll meet again, but you’re a lifetime away, and I need you now.” —Karen Quan, writer and mentor

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Mahatma Gandhi Miss You Quoterd.com

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” —Mahatma Gandhi, lawyer and activist. Share these gratitude quotes with the special people you’re missing as well to show how much they mean to you!

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Dodinsky Miss You Quoterd.com

“There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” —Dodinsky, author

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Salvador Plasecia Miss You Quoterd.com

“I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds—but I think of  you always in those intervals.” —Salvador Plascencia, writer, in The People of Paper

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John Cena Miss You Quoterd.com

“You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” —John Cena, pro wrestler and actor

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Kaui Hart Hemmings Miss You Quoterd.com

“That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.” ―Kaui Hart Hemmings, author, in The Descendants. In addition to these missing someone quotes, here are more beautiful love quotes you should read.

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Sasa Stanisic Miss You Quoterd.com

“Missing someone, they say, is self-centered. I self-center you more than ever.” ― Saša Stanišić, writer, in How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

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Ranata Suzuki Miss You Quoterd.com

“If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.” —Ranata Suzuki

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John Michael Montgomery Miss You Quoterd.com

“I miss you a little. A little too much, a little too often, and a little bit more every day.” —John Michael Montgomery, country singer, “I Miss You A Little”

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Gemma Troy Miss You Quote 2rd.com

“I miss you in ways that not even words can understand.” —Gemma Troy

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Sanober Khan Miss You Quote 2rd.com

“My world is thinning and it’s all because of one person I’m missing.” —Sanober Khan. If you’re waiting for someone you miss to come back into your life, these patience quotes will help as well!

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Calla Quinn Miss You Quoterd.com

“Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.” —Calla Quinn, author

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Donna Lynn Hope Miss You Quoterd.com

“As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” —Donna Lynn Hope, author

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Joan Didion Miss You Quoterd.com

“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.” —Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

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Virginia Woolf Miss You Quoterd.com

“In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” —Virginia Woolf, modernist writer, in Selected Diaries

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Matshona Dhliwayo Miss You Quoterd.com

“I miss your voice because it is a symphony; your scent because it is a treasure; your smile because it is a jewel; your hug because it is a masterpiece; and your kiss because it is a miracle.” —Matshona Dhliwayo, author, philosopher, and entrepreneur

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John Gay Miss You Quoterd.com

“We only part to meet again.” —John Gay, poet and dramatist. If you’re missing someone, they’re probably pretty important in your life and would love these loyalty quotes as well.

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Gibran Khalil Gibran Miss You Quoterd.com

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” —Gibran Khalil Gibran, poet and artist, in The Prophet

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Jm Storm Miss You Quoterd.com

“I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars.” —JM Storm, poet

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Luigina Sgarro Miss You Quoterd.com

“When we miss someone, often, what we really miss is the part of us that with this someone awakens.” —Luigina Sgarro, author, consultant, and psychologist

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Nzuri Za Austin Miss You Quoterd.com

“Must I wonder if your thoughts are of me? If you are missing me, wanting me, creating heart beats and poet-less words for me?” —N’Zuri Za Austin, author, filmmaker, and producer

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David Jones Miss You Quoterd.com

“How strange to dream of you even when I am wide awake.” —David Jones, poet. Definitely a swoon-worthy relationship quote!

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Cameron Lincoln Miss You Quoterd.com

“They said: ‘Write the longest sentence you know.’ I wrote: ‘A life without you.’”  —Cameron Lincoln, poet

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Nayyirah Waheed Miss You Quoterd.com

“I wake to you everywhere. Yet you are not here.” —Nayyirah Waheed, poet and author

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Steve Maraboli Miss You Quoterd.com

“I wish for you the wisdom to realize that it’s okay to miss something, but not want it back.” —Steve Maraboli, behavioral scientist and speaker

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Kay Knudsen Miss You Quoterd.com

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

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Megan Erickson Miss You Quoterd.com

“I just wanted you to know you were missed.” —Megan Erickson, author. Missing someone is usually the result of a significant change; these quotes about change will help you get through turbulent times.

Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a Staff Writer for RD.com who has been writing since before she could write. She graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has been writing for Reader's Digest since 2017. In spring 2017, her creative nonfiction piece "Anticipation" was published in Angles literary magazine. She is a proud Hufflepuff and member of Team Cap.

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