When you have a strong connection with someone, it’s only natural to miss them whenever they are not close. And it can sometimes become a really painful experience.

Missing someone is really a complex emotion — so complex that you can actually miss someone while they’re in the same room. It just happens… If you already know how it feels when your loved one is away, it’s easy to experience some kind of melancholia before they even step out of the door.

You can’t always control the distance between you and the one you love, but you can talk about the way that distance makes you feel. And talking will definitely help you cope better with the situation. Besides, your partner will also feel better knowing that they’re in your thoughts.

To help you frame your feelings in a few, yet powerful words, we’ve handpicked a list of beautiful miss you quotes. Pick your favorite one and use it to bring a smile on your loved one’s face.

Here are 25 miss you quotes to help you express your deepest feelings:

I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.


FRANZ KAFKA (more Franz Kafka quotes)

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.


RICHARD WILBUR

You’re everywhere except right here and it hurts.


RUPI KAUR (more Rupi Kaur quotes)

Touch has a memory. O say, love, say, What can I do to kill it and be free?


JOHN KEATS (more John Keats quotes)

I miss you and I want to be with you. It’s as simple, and as complicated as that.


CHARLES BUKOWSKI (more Charles Bukowski quotes)

Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.


GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

I miss you like the sun misses the flowers, like the sun misses the flowers in the depths of winter, instead of beauty to direct its light to, the heart hardens like the frozen world which your absence has banished me to.


WILLIAM THATCHER in ‘A KNIGHT’S TALE’

Watch this Goalcast video on Vin Diesel’s incredibly powerful reminder:

I miss you in ways that not even words can understand.


GEMMA TROY

I only miss you when I’m breathing.


JASON DERULO

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.


ALPHONSE DE LAMARTINE

Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly, we ought to be together, you and I.


HENRY ALFORD

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


KAY KNUDSEN

In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.


VIRGINIA WOOLF (more Virginia Woolf quotes)

For when the cold wind blows, I will close my eyes calmly, knowing I am anchored to you.


TYLER KNOTT GREGSON

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

My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you.


JOHN KEATS

I don’t wanna close my eyes, I don’t wanna fall asleep, cause I miss you baby, and I don’t wanna miss a thing.


AEROSMITH

How you can already miss someone when you are in the same room with them, I have no idea. But I do.


KAREN HARRINGTON

All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (more William Shakespeare quotes)

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.


NICHOLAS SPARKS

I wish I had done everything on earth with you.


F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (more F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes)

Long after I have given up, my heart still searches for you without my permission.


RUDY FRANCISCO

The silence isn’t so bad, till I look at my hands and feel sad. Because the spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.


OWL CITY

Tonight I can only say that I love you too well for my peace of mind, and that absence from you is death to me.


HONORÉ DE BALZAC

Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.


MUNIA KHAN