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30 Forbidden Love Quotes [An Affair That’ll Remain a Secret]

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Is there something more miserable than a love that can only happen behind closed doors? Let these forbidden love quotes wake you up to reality.

Why are there so many people who still get into secret relationships even after knowing that it’s forbidden? What’s in forbidden love that seems to make people crave for it more than what’s called “safe” love?

According to Psychology Today, the reason why forbidden love makes relationships stronger can be explained through what is called cognitive dissonance and psychological reactance

Those which are forbidden are valued more and people tend to do the opposite of what they are told not to. Of course, a lot of people may see this as a taboo.

Believe in the power of forbidden love? Here are prohibited love quotes, forbidden crush quotes, forbidden love quotes for Tumblr, and more that’ll show the agony of secret love.


15 Forbidden Love Quotes


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#1 “The love that lasts the longest is the love that can never be.” – S Maugh


#2 “How can you simply be friends with someone when every time you look at them, you’re thinking about how much more you really want?” – Dawson’s Creek


#3 “Never’s just the echo of forever, lonesome as a love that might have been. Let me go on lovin’ and believin’ ’til it’s over. Please don’t tell me how the story ends.” – Kris Kristofferson


#4 “You wondered how you’d make it through. I wondered what was wrong with you. Because how could you give your love to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the very thing you’re looking for, is the one thing you can’t see.” – Vanessa Williams


#5 “Loving you is like trying to touch a star, I know I can never reach you, but I can’t help but try.” – Unknown


#6 “Love that we cannot have is the one that lasts the longest, hurts the deepest, and feels the strongest.” – Unknown


#7 “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” – Frederico García Lorca


#8 “Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy the appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.” – Tryon Edwards


#9 “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” – Mark Twain


#10 “We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.” – François Rabelais


#11 “Bitter always follows the sweet, especially when it comes to love. Especially when it comes to forbidden love.” – Karina Halle


#12 “Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.” – Tyron Edwards


#13 “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda


#14 “Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” – Rick Riordan


#15 “Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it.” – James Patterson


5 Romeo and Juliet Forbidden Love Quotes


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#1 Romeo: “Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.”

Juliet: “Then have my lips the sin that they have took.”

Romeo: “Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.”


#2 “A glooming peace this morning with it brings;

The sun for sorrow will not show his head.

Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;

Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished;

For never was a story of more woe

Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”


#3 “See how she leans her cheek

upon her hand, O that I were a

glove upon that hand that I

might touch that cheek!”

– Romeo


#4 “My only love sprung from my only hate!

Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Prodigious birth of love it is to me,

That I must love a loathed enemy.”



#5 “These violent delights have violent ends

And in their triumph die, like fire and powder

Which, as they kiss, consume.”


5 Forbidden Love Quotes for Him


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#1 “I am perfectly happy being his friend, in fact, I love it… I just have this incredible urge to kiss him, that doesn’t go away… and this feeling that we would be perfect together.” – Unknown


#2 “My last conscious thought was of my biggest mistake – not the boy beside me, but the one I could never have.” – Jennifer L. Armentrout


#3 “If he touched her, he couldn’t talk to her, if he loved her he couldn’t leave, if he spoke he couldn’t listen, if he fought he couldn’t win.” – Arundhati Roy


#4 “Lying here with him, I realize love is so much more than silly words or actions. It is all-encompassing and unfathomable until experienced. It is darkness intertwined with light, good with evil.” – Nancee Cain


#5 “His hands are saying that he wants to hold her. His feet are saying that he wants to chase after her. He’s probably forgotten that I’m here, beside him.” – Ai Yazawa


5 Forbidden Love Quotes for Her


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#1 “I want to tell her that I can’t pull her down. I want to tell her that she has to let go of my hand in order to swim. I want to tell her that she must live her own life. But I sense she already knows that these options are open to her. And that she, too, has made her choice.” – Tabitha Suzuma


#2 “Fate was cruel to play this trick on her, although if she were honest she knew she only had herself to blame. She had taken the chance and now she had to pay the price.” – Emily Arden


#3 “As soon as I saw her, I knew I had to stay far away from her. Being with her makes me feel like I’ve been starving for so long. Sofia has given me a taste of something I didn’t know I wanted. Something I am now desperate for. Her.” – E.R. Wade


#4 “Nobody had ever looked at her like that—as if she were filled with such lethal sweetness that craving could be synonymous with ruin.” – Nenia Campbell


#5 “Her skin smells of vintage books and pale moonlight, exotic things, forbidden loves and rainy nights.” – Melody Lee


Wrapping It Up


While many people crave the excitement and challenge that forbidden love brings, those who have already experienced it may be longing for the opposite. They want happiness and security in “safe” love, which others may consider dull.

Loving someone whom you know will never be yours is agonizing. Some might think it’s romantic; others see it as chaotic. Maybe in tragic movies and romanticization, you’d find it exciting, but what about in real life? 

To you who seem to have loved at the wrong time, we hope that these quotes about forbidden love affairs were able to help you get through your pain.


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