50 Long-Distance Relationship Quotes to Inspire You

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Long-distance relationships can be tough at times, but they can also be incredibly rewarding. If you have a deep connection with someone, you can make it work no matter what distance might be between you. But sometimes, you need a little external inspiration and motivation to get through those tougher times. That’s why we’ve made a list of the top long-distance relationship quotes for you.

If you’re feeling down about being physically apart from the one you love, we’ve got a collection of quotes designed to help keep your love alive over miles and timezones. With words of wisdom from some of history’s greats paired with relatable modern-day musings, get ready to feel inspired by these long-distance relationship quotes.

Long-distance relationship quotes

Here are some inspirational quotes to help to remind you of the power of love and connection, no matter how far apart you are.

1. At the end of the day, connection trumps distance.

“We were together even when we were apart.” ― Shannon A. Thompson, Death Before Daylight

2. It can sometimes feel as if there’s an invisible force connecting the two of you.

“Maybe we are stars apart from each other, that there’s an invisible line connecting us. I’d like to think we are together in one constellation” ― Nicola An, Soul Song: Poetry and Prose of Awakening to Divine Love

3. Yes, long-distance relationships can require more effort. But when you’ve found someone who is right, there’s no doubt that it’s worth it.

“If you found that one person who is really worth the sacrifices, pain, and hardships then your efforts will not go to waste.” ― Anna Agoncillo, Psychology Of Love, Money, & Life

4. Isn’t it crazy to think that one single moment can spark a connection that lasts a lifetime?

“They sit together, physically separate but utterly connected by the moment they’ve created.” ― Stan Lee, A Trick of Light

5. While some people can struggle with distance, for others, it’s simply a reminder of how strong their bond is.

“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, Pillow Thoughts

6. Absence and presence can both cultivate love in different ways. On one hand, absence encourages you both to appreciate the connection you share. On the other hand, presence helps to build familiarity.

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

7. Countries separated by oceans are no match for the strength of the deepest connections.

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

8. While it can be sad to say goodbye to a long-distance partner, the happiness of seeing them again makes it all worthwhile.

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

9. Quite simply, love doesn’t care about distance.

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

10. No matter what, true love will be able to withstand distance, time, and whatever else is thrown at it.

“If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love.” — Bernard Byer

11. We are all connected in one way or another.

Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo DaVinci

12. Love isn’t swayed but something as trivial as distance.

“Love is not governed by numbers” ― Kalia Lewis, An Unbreakable Bond

13. The depth of a connection is far more important than proximity.

“The most important things in life are the connections you make with others.” ― Tom Ford  

14. While you may be physically separated at a surface level, there’s something that goes deeper.

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” ― William James

15. We have an unexpected appearance from Obi-Wan Kenobi, who talks about the force that binds us together, no matter where we are in the galaxy.

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” ― Obi-Wan Kenobi

16. There is no greater force in the universe than love. And for that, let’s be thankful.

“Love transcends time, space, distance, universes.” ― Pepper Winters, The Girl & Her Ren

17. Now, this quote reminds us that there are certainly advantages of long-distance relationships, too.

“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

18. This quote could apply to all relationships full stop. But it’s even more relevant to long-distance relationships.

“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it.” ― Art Williams

19. To do anything that is meaningful in life, you have to give up options, make sacrifices, and be willing to take risks.

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

20. There will be times when you deeply miss each other.

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

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21. Even though you aren’t physically together, remember that your destinies are still intertwined.

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

22. The size of the challenge is only relative to how much someone means to you.

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

23. Feeling joy when you’re with someone and sadness from missing them are two sides of the same coin.

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

24. If you’re looking for a long-distance relationship quote to give you another perspective, this is it.

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

25. There isn’t a single person in this world who doesn’t appreciate a meaningful connection.

“Once trust is built, distance cannot kill it. Time and space alone cannot destroy authentic connection.” — Vironika Tugaleva

26. The intangibility of love is what makes it so special.

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

27. You might relate to this quote if you deeply feel your partner’s physical absence.

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

28. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you’ll know the feeling of having someone you are prepared to go above and beyond for.

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

29. If there’s one thing you want in a partner, it’s that they bring out the best in you.

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

30. It can sometimes feel like part of you is with your lover at all times.

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


31. Time for a quote from good old Harry Styles. He clearly knows that love is far more powerful than distance.

“Close together or far apart; you’re forever in my heart.” — Harry Styles

32. Not everyone has someone so incredible to miss.

“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.” — Cheryl Ott

33. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, I’m sure you’ll relate to this one.

“Want to learn how someone really handles frustration? Put them in a long-distance relationship and give them a slow internet connection.” — Lisa McKay

34. If you find yourself falling in love despite the distance, you’ll know it’s for real.

“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.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

35. Love is a way of feeling truly intertwined with another being.

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

36. This is a beautiful long-distance relationship quote that highlights the boldness involved in loving someone when they are far away.

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

37. If one thing’s for sure, people certainly aren’t in long-distance relationships out of convenience.

“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

38. This is a long-distance relationship quote that will remind you that there are adventures to be had when you’re travelling far and wide to meet the one you love.

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie The Poo

39. For many people, distance can help to give meaning to love.

“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

40. This is one of my favorite long distance relationship quotes. With enough self-awareness and dedication, you make the most of your situation and appreciate the positives.

“Maybe, it’s not the distance that’s the problem, but how you handle it.” — David Levithan


41. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder.

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

42. If you put in the effort, your relationship will only become stronger over time, and the moments together will feel all the more magical.

“The harder the fight, the greater the victory.” ― Chris Burkmenn

43. If the distance feels like a challenge, have faith that it will all work out, and remind yourself that it’s just part of the process.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ― Henry Ford

44. This is another of my favorite quotes about life in general, not just long-distance relationships.

There are always learnings you can take from any situation. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein

45. True love gives you a deep sense of connection, no matter where you both are.

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

46. Sometimes, external factors can complicate a physical situation but your connection doesn’t have to be complicated.

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

47. If you live far away from each other, the fact that you met can feel even more special.

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

48. Few people actively choose a long-distance relationship, but we don’t always get a say in who we love.

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” ― Loretta Young

49. This list wouldn’t be complete without a ‘love conquers all’ quote.

“Circumstance shouldn’t always set your happiness, sometimes you have to look within your heart. Love conquers all.” ― M.J Abraham

50. Now, let’s end with a long-distance relationship quote from Mae West that will hopefully bring a smile to your face.

“Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.” – Mae West

Final thoughts on long-distance relationship quotes

When it comes to long-distance relationships, being miles apart doesn’t have to mean emotional disconnect. As the quotes we’ve just gone over demonstrate, it’s certainly possible to build a heartfelt connection with a long-distance partner.

So, regardless of the distance between you two, always remember that love is the powerful force in the universe. With enough dedication and care, any long-distance relationship can become a beautiful adventure. In fact, your mindset is a key factor in how you approach your long-distance relationship and how you feel on a daily basis.

While such grandiose displays of mutual affection are wonderful, don’t forget how simple gestures such as video chat dates or romantic text messages are enough to remind your partner how much they truly mean to you – no matter where in the world either of you may be. After all, open and honest communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship.

If you’re going through a tough path and you’ve found this post during a time when you need support, take comfort in the fact that all couples, long-distance or otherwise, face struggles. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed from time to time, but remember that every challenge is an opportunity for growth.

Overall, stay positive and remember why the relationship is worth maintaining. We hope this has provided you with the motivation and inspiration you were looking for.

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