Missing someone is a difficult thing. Whether it’s your best friend, close family member, or a romantic partner, you may find yourself saying, “I miss you” to them several times a week, or even every day.

While simply saying that you miss someone is enough to warm anyone’s heart, "I miss you" quotes can take those warm fuzzies and deep feelings even further. Whether it’s through a greeting card put in the mail, a text message sent out of the blue, or a cute Instagram caption dedicated to them, any of these quotes are guaranteed to make their heart swell — and, if it’s possible, miss you even more!

Missing a person can feel like a pit in your stomach, but sharing quotes about missing them can feel authentic and true to the connection you have. Though it may be difficult to say exactly what you feel, you can lean on these "miss you" quotes to help you through. And the bond between you and your loved one will continue to grow, despite the metaphorical or physical miles.

No matter who you're missing — a pal, boyfriend, sister, or parent — these meaningful quotes are sure to make that person feel special and loved.

Missing You Quotes for Him

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  • "I miss you in ways that not even words can understand." — Gemma Troy
  • “How strange to dream of you even when I am wide awake.” — David Jones, Love As The Stars Went Out
  • “The world is very quiet without you around.” — Lemony Snicket
  • “When we miss someone, often, what we really miss is the part of us that with this someone awakens.” — Luigina Sgarro
  • “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” — Virginia Woolf
  • “You’re everywhere except right here and it hurts.” — Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers
  • “I keep myself busy with the things I do, but every time I pause, I still think of you.” — Cecelia Ahern
  • “If you never left again, I would still spend the rest of my life missing you.” — Tessa Bailey, Too Hot to Handle
  • “Poets use countless words to describe their pain, but I only need three: I miss you.” — Caroline George, Dearest Josephine
  • “Listen to the sunset; see its pretty hue. When you see it, think of me, and I’ll think of you.” — Oksana Rus
  • "They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now." — Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "Whenever I miss you, I look at my heart. Because it’s the only place I can find you." — Unknown
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  • "He kisses me like he misses me, even before I have to go." — C.J. Carlyon
  • “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
  • "Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love." — Munia Khan
  • “I miss you more than the sun misses the sky at night.” — Unknown
  • “I miss you in waves and tonight I’m drowning.” — Denice Envall
  • “A hug for you means I need you, a kiss for you means I love you, a call for you means I’m missing you.” — Beth Obedoza
  • “Half of me is missing you and the other half is missing you.” — Ranata Suzuki
  • “As long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” — Donna Lynn Hope
  • “Tonight, I look up, searching for you among the stars.” — Tilicia Haridat
  • “When you are missing someone, time seems to move slower, and when I’m falling in love with someone, time seems to be moving faster.” — Taylor Swift
  • “Trees quiet without the birds, my heart quiet without you.” — Terri Guillemets
  • “Missing you is flashes of our past and fantasies of our future with the hard irony of the absence of our present as present occurs.” — Zhi
  • “I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars.” — J.M. Storm

Missing You Quotes for Her

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  • “I miss you once I wake up and I miss you once I fall asleep. I wish that we could always be together.” — Greg Rokozy
  • “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 you are not at hand to kiss away my fears, I cannot choose but be wretched.” — Byron Caldwell Smith
  • “Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” — John Dryden
  • “Missing someone and not being able to see them is the worst feeling ever.” — Nathanael Richmond
  • "For when the cold winds blow, I will close my eyes calmly, knowing I am anchored to you." — Tyler Knott Gregson
  • "You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them." — John Cena
  • "My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you." — John Keats
  • “You can never love someone as much as you miss them.” — John Green
  • "I only miss you when I’m breathing." — Jason Derulo
  • "Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly, we ought to be together, you and I." —Henry Alford
  • "I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly." — Franz Kafka
  • “Missing someone enlightens how the person means to you and broadens the feelings shared.” — Unarine Ramaru
  • “I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
  • "I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone." — James Dashner
  • "No matter where you go, you will always be in my heart." — Anthony T. Hincks
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  • “There’s solace in the thought that I will never finish missing her.” — Jim Crace, Harvest
  • “Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee.” — John Green
  • “Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” — W.S. Merwin
  • “All days are nights to see till I see thee, and nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.” — William Shakespeare
  • “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
  • “When I miss you, sometimes I listen to music or look at pictures of you, not to remind me of you but to make me feel as if I’m with you. It makes me forget the distance and capture you.” — Lebron James
  • “Missing someone is the reverberating echo of everything beautiful about her laugh, her song, her touch, her smell, the power of her words, and the constant shadow that lingers on as her perfect image in your memory.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks
  • “Another day, another pang that you are far.” — Byron Caldwell Smith

Missing You Quotes for Family

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  • “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” — Charles M. Schulz
  • "It's always nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile even when they're not around." — Unknown
  • “There’s no shame in feeling homesick. It means you come from a happy home.” — Mrs. Hughes, Downton Abbey
  • “Missing someone is part of loving them. Not until you are apart do you realize how much they mean to you.” — Nikhil Saluja
  • “The ache for home lives in all of us. The place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” — Maya Angelou
  • “You can put miles between you and your family, but you carry them with you; you live in a world, and a world lives in you.” — Frederick Buechner
  • “Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return.” — Leo Christopher
  • “Distance means so little when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal
  • “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” — Agatha Christie, The Last Séance
  • “A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” — Jennifer Williamson
  • "But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it." — Calla Quinn
  • "Missing someone is your heart’s way of reminding you that you love them." —Unknown
  • "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." — Unknown
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  • “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” — Kay Knudsen
  • “Cherish those people who have the ability to touch you and still be thousands of miles from your presence.” — Rachel Wolchin
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “There’s no place like home and the people who make it so.” — Unknown
  • “Love never ceases even when we’re miles apart.” — Unknown
  • “Family is forever and so is our love, despite the distance.” — Unknown
  • “Missing a sister’s love is like missing a piece of my heart.” — Unknown

Missing You Quotes for Friends

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  • “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.” — Dodinsky
  • “When I miss my best friend, I miss my happiness.” — Unknown
  • “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absences, though it may be increased by short intermissions.” — Samuel Johnson
  • “When you part from your friend, you grieve not; for that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.” — Kahlil Gibran
  • “When you miss someone in your life, just close your eyes and think about the things that you do when you are with each other.” — Unknown
  • “I’m never sad when a friend goes far away because whichever city or country that friend goes to, they turn the place friendly. They turn a suspicious-looking name on the map into a place where a welcome friend can be found.” — Helen Oyeyemi
  • “My world is thinning, and it’s all because of one person I’m missing.” — Sanober Khan
  • “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley
  • “It’s not the length of time we knew someone that makes them so special. It’s what they brought into our lives.” — Sandra Kring
  • “If it’s real, they’ll find you no matter how far you go.” — R.M. Drake
  • “In times of separation, I affirm that our connection remains intact through spirit. Spirits lead our loving hearts, and spirit knows no distance or separation.” — Julia Cameron
  • “Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the heart.” — Unknown
  • “Time is never of the essence when it comes to true friendship.” — Unknown
  • “True friendship is…missing you like crazy.” — Unknown
  • “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.” —Unknown
  • "That friend who you may not see very often, but the moment you reconnect feels like yesterday." — Unknown
  • “Life moves on, but memories don’t. You may have gone away but our friendship is right here..in my heart.” — Unknown
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  • “Missing our friend is missing ourselves from the world.” — Sashank Varma
  • “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” — C.S. Lewis
  • “Can miles truly separate you from friends…if you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” — Richard Bach
  • “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.” — Unknown
  • “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” — Henry David Thoreau

Cute "I Miss You" Quotes

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  • "If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk in my garden forever." — Claudia Adrienne Grandi
  • "In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged." — Hans Nouwens
  • "What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you." — Richard Wilbur
  • "I wish I had done everything on earth with you." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “When you miss me, just look up to the night sky and remember, I’m like a star; sometimes you can’t see me, but I’m always there.” — Jayde Nicole
  • “I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.” — Jonathan Safran Foer
  • “It's wild to miss someone so much, and yet in order to care for them, you have to constantly say goodbye.” — Elizabeth Acevedo
  • “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.” — Peyton Sawyer, One Tree Hill
  • "If you think missing me is hard, then you should try missing you." — Theofilos
  • “You don’t cross my mind, you live in it.” — Unknown
  • “I miss you so much more than the miles between us.” — Unknown
  • “Missing you is what I do all day, every day.” — Unknown
  • “One of your hugs would be nice right now.” — Unknown
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