27 Quotes About I Miss You

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There’s almost no greater feeling in the world than reuniting with someone you miss.

It’s a feeling of completion, of wholeness, and of things being the way that they should be.

Whether we take the material worldview that it’s just a chemical reaction that’s going on in our brain, or we take the more existential understanding, that something deeper is happening, either way, the experience feels incredibly profound.

But that reunion would not taste so sweet if it were not for the longing that had occurred in the other person’s absence. This feeling has been expressed in innumerable ways throughout time eternal, and it’s the subject of novels, movies, and countless other works of art. And the sensation can be summed up in three little words; I miss you.

The following quotes will explore the phenomena of missing someone, and their variety, complexity and emotionality will make the profundity of our relationship with love and loss self-evident.

So, here are 27 quotes about I miss you.

Loneliness and missing someone

When we miss someone, particularly someone with whom we have spent a lot of time, it’s common that feelings of loneliness might arise. This is normal, humans are relational creatures, and a bond between people often causes people to define themselves in the other. So when the other person isn’t there, they feel like they’ve lost a part of themselves, and in such moments, we can feel lonely.

A long row of book shelves filled with books and lit by incandescent bulbs
“Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.” – Calla Quinn

The thing is that you brought this out in me. How could I want it with anyone else?


Missing someone and not being able to see them is the worst feeling ever.

Nathanael Richmond

Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you.

Richelle E. Goodrich
A young couple walking on the beach together talking about the Great Gatsby
“I wish I had done everything on earth with you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s strange how many ways there are to miss someone. You miss the things they did and who they were, but you also miss who you were to them. The way everything you said and did was beautiful or entertaining or important. How much you mattered.

Robin Roe

You realize how much you truly miss someone when something happens, good or bad, and the only person you want to tell is the one person who isn’t there.


He kisses me like he misses me, even before I have to go.

C.J. Carlyon

Missing someone’s physical presence

Relationships run much deeper than the moments we spend with each other physically. So it can be comforting to know that even though someone isn’t right there with you at that particular moment, a part of them is still present when you keep them in your mind.

I miss you. Not in some cheesy “Let’s hold hands and be together forever kind of way”. I just miss you, plain and simple. I miss your presence in my life. I miss you always being there for me. I miss you best friend.


And yet I want to be human; I want to be thinking of him because then I feel he is alive somewhere, if only in my head.

Sally Green

You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.

John Cena
A couple embracing near the Waters of Leith in Edinburgh on a gray morning
“For when the cold wind blows, I will close my eyes calmly, knowing I am anchored to you.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.

Claudia Adrienne Grandi

No matter where you go you will always be in my heart.

Anthony T. Hincks

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 don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds – but I think of you always in those intervals.

Salvador Plascencia

Missing someone and letting go

As much as we may try to, we can’t control our emotions. Sometimes we need to accept the fact that we miss someone, despite the sense that it’s uncomfortable, and get on with our life. We can distract ourselves briefly, or even just attempt to appreciate the fact that we have had someone in our lives that we miss so much.

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

Rudy Francisco

The beauty of the sea is that it never shows any weakness and never tires of the countless souls that unleash their broken voices into its secret depths.

Zeina Kassee

Missing you is my hobby, caring for you is my job, making you happy is my duty, and loving you is my life.


And they can’t understand, what hurts more—missing the other person, or pretending not to.

Khadija Rupa

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

Karen Harrington

The joy of having something comes from the length of time you have been wanting it, expecting it. Happiness really lies in the expectation. So once you achieve it, it loses its charm for you.


The heart is as transparent as the depths of the ocean; One can only see until the light is gone.

Meredith Taylor

Perhaps one day we will meet again as characters in a different story, may we’ll share a lifetime then.


I wish for you the wisdom to realize that it’s okay to miss something, but not want it back.

Steve Maraboli

I miss your voice because it is a symphony; your scent because it is a treasure; your smile because it is a jewel; your hug because it is a masterpiece; and your kiss because it is a miracle.

Matshona Dhliwayo

When we miss someone, often, what we really miss is the part of us that this someone awakens.

Luigina Sgarro
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Natalie Seale

Natalie Seale is a writer, researcher, and editor for keepinspiring.me. She holds an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, and has started two businesses since 2011. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring others to live healthy, happy, and active lives.