Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself constantly walking around in the
daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like
hell. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but
somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in
heart. ~Kay Knudsen
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world
seems depopulated. ~Lamartine
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.
~William Shakespeare, "Sonnet XLIII"
Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you
want to be with someone you love, aren't you already
there? ~Richard Bach
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!
~William Shakespeare, "Sonnet XCVII"
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have
friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and
longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau
If I had a single flower for every time I think about
you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Attributed
to Claudia Ghandi
Within you I lose myself...
Without you I find myself
Wanting to be lost again.
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to
know of hell. ~Emily Dickinson, "Parting"
Gone - flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and
frustrates hope severer than despair. ~William Cowper
What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely
you. ~Richard Wilbur
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the
friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of
each other's worth. ~Robert Southey
Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
~W.S. Merwin, "Separation"
Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream.
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and
every little absence is an age. ~John Dryden
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is
a type of heaven. ~Tryon Edwards
When I go away from you
The world beats dead
Like a slackened drum....
~Amy Lowell, "The Taxi"
Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly,
We ought to be together, you and I.
As contraries are known by contraries, so is the
delight of presence best known by the torments of
Oft in the tranquil hour of night,
When stars illume the sky,
I gaze upon each orb of light,
And wish that thou wert by.
Days of absence, sad and dreary,
Clothed in sorrow's dark array, -
Days of absence, I am weary;
She I love is far away.
The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our
souls are connected. ~Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face?
How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace?
~Frances Anne Kemble
I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't
know that, and I have no carbons. ~Adrienne Rich
I am tired, Beloved,
of chafing my heart against
the want of you;
of squeezing it into little inkdrops,
And posting it.
~Amy Lowell, "The Letter"
I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is
the day I will stop missing you. ~Author Unknown
To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live,
there, there is the torment. ~George Lansdowne
In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who
could bear it? ~Nicholas Rowe
Why can't we get all the people together in the world
that we really like and then just stay together? I
guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave.
Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say
good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I
need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz
Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see,
My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee;
Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain,
And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
~Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller
Missing someone gets easier every day because even
though it's one day further from the last time you saw
each other, it's one day closer to the next time you
will. ~Author Unknown
We only part to meet again. ~John Gay
She went her unremembering way,
She went and left in me
The pang of all the partings gone,
And partings yet to be.
One kind kiss before we part,
Drop a tear, and bid adieu;
Though we sever, my fond heart
Till we meet shall pant for you.
As the presence of those we love is as a double life,
so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of
vacancy, is as a foretaste of death. ~Anna Brownell
Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring,
Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing,
Ye trees that fade, when Autumn heats remove,
Say, is not absence death to those who love?
A goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to
say hello again. ~Author Unknown
Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is
necessary before you can meet again. And meeting
again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those
who are friends. ~Richard Bach
Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!
Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I
knew you were missing me too. ~Author Unknown
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great
ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a
fire. ~Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, translated
The eternal quest of the individual human being is to
shatter his loneliness. ~Norman Cousins
It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This
is true of men as of dogs. ~Eric Hoffer
I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together
all night. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes