82 Motivational Quotes For Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships aren’t always easy. Even the smallest distance can make you feel so far at times. But motivational quotes for long distance relationships can definitely help.

When my boyfriend and I first started dating, we did long distance from Raleigh, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida for about a year. We took a lot of flights to see each other, and spent a lot of time making 7 hour drives on the weekends.

While the distance and the travel was tough, we always managed to make great plans and have a nice time when we finally were together – which made all the difference! And so did communication. You really can’t text/call/video chat each other enough.


Do long-distance relationships work?

Long-distance relationships can definitely work. I’m happy to report that almost 5 years later, my boyfriend and I are still going strong! And now we both live in Florida.

If you are about to be in a long distance relationship, or even if you already are, don’t worry! You can do this. Many people have been successful with long distance and you can, too.

These quotes will absolutely help you feel a little better about the long distance that you’re about to experience. True love will stand the test of time and even the longest distance. And the good thing is that you will always have these long-distance relationship quotes in your back pocket the next time you need a little pick-me-up!


This post is all about 82 motivational quotes for long distance relationships.

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82 Motivational Quotes For Long Distance Relationships


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

2. “I may not always be with you, but when we’re far apart, remember you will be with me, right inside my heart.” – Marc Wambolt

3. “Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.” – Munia Khan

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

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

6. “We are the perfect couple, we’re just not in the perfect situation.” – Unknown

7. “Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.” – Unknown

8. “You know It’s true love when no matter how far the distance is he can still make you smile.” – Anonymous

9. “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

10. “No matter where I am, no matter where I go, your heart is my northern light, I will always find my way home.” – Michael Kilby

11. “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

12. “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

13. “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

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

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

16. “If distance were measured in terms of the heart we’d never be more than a minute apart.” – Unknown

17. “The only good thing about being apart is that I always have something beautiful to look forward to.” – Unknown

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

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

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


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21. “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

22. “The ocean separates lands, not souls.” – Munia Khan

23. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus

24. “Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.” – Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

25. “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

26. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

27. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

28. “True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.” – Kiera Cass

29. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

30. “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.” – Mitch Albom

31. “Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” – Melissa Marr

32. “The course of true love never did run smooth.” – William Shakespeare

33. “sometimes you don’t need a goal in life, you don’t need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you’re going to do next!” – Sophie Kinsella

34. “Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…” – Elizabeth Gilbert

35. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi

36. “I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.” – Veronica Roth

37. “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” – Marcus Aurelius

38. “Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.” – Jorge Luis Borges

39. “If you can capture a woman’s imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly.” – Kathleen Tessaro

40. “The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.” – Paulo Coelho

41. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou

42. “Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” – Marissa Meyer

43. “We were together even when we were apart.” – Shannon A. Thompson

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

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

46. “There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” – Elizabeth Berg

47. “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather

48. “Know that my love is present even when I am not.” – Unknown

49. “Love is space and time measured by the heart.” – Marcel Proust

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


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51. “No matter how many years pass, how much distance exists between us, wherever we are in the world – even if the universe itself tries to keep us separated – I will always find my way to you.” – Unknown

52. “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

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

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

55. “I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” – Julia Roberts

56. “Distance between two people is inconsequential when their souls are united.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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

59. “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 Roy

60. “Love finds a way.” – Unknown

61. “Be the success story you’re looking for. Be the ones to survive your long distance relationship. Be the inspiration for others to follow.” – Dee King

62. “Some people can be so close to you even if physically far, they walk with you and stay near in every moment of your life.” – Senora Roy

63. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.”- Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

65. “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

66. “For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.” – John Burroughs

67. “It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you.” – Nicholas Sparks

68. “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

69. “The thought of togetherness keeps me alive, and nonetheless breathing inside .” – Shaun Rain

70. “Distance is nothing when love is real.” – Nikhil Parekh

71. “I’ll hold you in my heart, till I can hold you in my arms.” – Eddy Arnold

72. “Sometimes the people who are thousands of miles away from you can make you feel better than those right beside you.” – Unknown

73. “I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.” – Jodi Picoult

74. “Just because things are not at their best right now does not mean that we should give up. Gold is tested in fire and something precious like love needs distance to be tested.” – Olga Peters

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

76. “May the moon kiss you to sleep until I can.” – Unknown

77. “I think about you constantly, whether it’s with my mind or my heart.” – Terri Guillemets

78. “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

79. “Close together or far apart: you are forever in my heart.” – Harry Styles

80. “If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.” – Unknown

81. “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” – A.A. Milne

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


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