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70 I Need You More than Life Quotes

Dayna Remus
Sep 17, 2022
05:00 A.M.
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'Need' is a strong word used for necessities such as food, water, and housing. However, some people fall so deeply into idealizing another individual that their perceived needs extend to one person's presence in their lives. Read these 70 quotes about needing someone more than life itself.

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Many of us have been there, caught up so deeply in the throughs of love that we can not envision a life without the person we have fallen for and believing that we truly cannot live without them. Many of us have also been on the other side of this experience, broken, with a gaping hole in our chest and believing we will never survive the heartbreak.

However, we all eventually realize that we never needed these individuals in the end, although, at the time, it was all we could see.

Join this journey from feeling as if you need someone more than life itself to finding oneself on the other side and learning to thrive by reading these 70 quotes below.

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LeAnn Rimes’ quote: "Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'" | Image: AmoDays

LeAnn Rimes’ quote: "Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'" | Image: AmoDays

Quotes about Needing Someone So Much It Hurts

"The heart is a lonely hunter with only one desire! To find some lasting comfort in the arms of another's fire...driven by a desperate hunger to the arms of a neon light, the heart is a lonely hunter when there's no sign of love in sight!" — Carson Mccullers

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"Sometimes you don't even know what you want until you find out you can't have it." — Meghan O'Rourke

"You're everything I hope for. You're everything I need. You are so beautiful to me." — Joe Cocker

"Your kind of woman needs a guy—not a fine gentleman." — Akim Tamiroff

"She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years." — Julia Quinn

 Lora Leigh’s quote: "I need you more than I need freedom." | Image: AmoDays

Lora Leigh’s quote: "I need you more than I need freedom." | Image: AmoDays

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"I need your smile to be happy." — Charlie Chaplin

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?" — John Lennon and Paul McCartney

"I need you like the blues needs the pain." — Janet Jackson

"We all desperately need love." — Gary Chapman

"They say our love is not true, but the truth is that they're all fools; I need you, you need me; that's the end of our love story." — Jamie

Suzanne Wright’s quote: "I don't need words; I just need you to come back." | Image: AmoDays

Suzanne Wright’s quote: "I don't need words; I just need you to come back." | Image: AmoDays

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".. denied, sentenced forever more. Only your love can set me free." — Michael Bolton

"I need you to pray for me; I need you to care for me. I need you to want me to win. I need to know where I'm heading because I know where I've been." — Curtis Jackson

"I need you more than I need freedom." — Lora Leigh

"I'm lying. I don't just need someone like you. I need you." — Sophie Kinsella

"Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be in any world. No matter what happens. I need you to remember that I love you." — Laini Taylor

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Frank Sinatra’s quote: "I want you, want you to want me; I need you so badly.” | Image: AmoDays

Frank Sinatra’s quote: "I want you, want you to want me; I need you so badly.” | Image: AmoDays

"Difficult or easy, pleasant or bitter, you are the same you: I cannot live with you—or without you." — Martial

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"I don't need words; I just need you to come back." — Suzanne Wright

"When all you wanted was to be wanted." — Taylor Swift

"If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable." — Andre Breton

"I want you, want you to want me; I need you so badly." — Frank Sinatra

Jimmy Needham’s quote: "I need you like a hurricane…to tear my walls down. I'm only yours now." | Image: AmoDays

Jimmy Needham’s quote: "I need you like a hurricane…to tear my walls down. I'm only yours now." | Image: AmoDays

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"Today and always, beyond tomorrow, I need you beside me, always as my friend, lover, and forever soul mate." — Ritu Ghatourey

"And gradually, his memory slipped a little, as memories do, even those with so much love attached to them, as if there is an unconscious healing process within the mind which mends up in spite of our desperate determination never to forget." — Colleen McCullough

"Is it possible to love so desperately that life is unbearable? I don't mean unrequited; I mean being in the love. In the midst of it and desperate. Because knowing it will end because everything does. End." — Peter Heller

"I love you because I know you're always there, there to catch me when I fall, there to listen when I need you, there when I feel alone." — Anurag Prakash Ray

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"I need you like a hurricane…to tear my walls down. I'm only yours now." — Jimmy Needham

Ritu Ghatourey’s quote: "Today and always, beyond tomorrow, I need you beside me, always as my friend, lover, and forever soul mate." | Image: AmoDays

Ritu Ghatourey’s quote: "Today and always, beyond tomorrow, I need you beside me, always as my friend, lover, and forever soul mate." | Image: AmoDays

"For every day, I miss you. For every hour, I need you. For every minute, I feel you. For every second, I want you. Forever, I love you." — Nicholas Sparks

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"I need you here with me; we look for our love, but we don't find it. I'm searching and searching; I really need you here with me, boy, we're going Round-and Round!" — Selena Gomez

"I need you to be happy. I need one of us to be happy." — Holly Black

"When we need someone to give to us in a very specific manner, it's because there are needs that we need to fill; and these needs create gaps inside us that heavily influence our definition of what love is." — Xandria Ooi

"When I say that I need you – I don't mean in some emotionally clingy way… I mean it in a very real, literal sense. I need you like sleep. You are essential to my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. You are my dreams, my restful state, and my reset button. You are what should be at the end of every day and what prepares me for the next one. You are the one thing that keeps me sane in an insane world… but most of all… you are the one place I know I am safe from it." — Ranata Suzuki

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Anurag Prakash Ray’s quote: "I love you because I know you're always there, there to catch me when I fall, there to listen when I need you, there when I feel alone." | Image: AmoDays

Anurag Prakash Ray’s quote: "I love you because I know you're always there, there to catch me when I fall, there to listen when I need you, there when I feel alone." | Image: AmoDays

"The way I need you is a loneliness I cannot bear." — Carson Mccullers

"Oh, you'll need me. You'll need a woman. Need what a woman can give you." — Coleen Gray

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Moving On: Quotes about No Longer Needing Someone You Once Loved

"I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place." — Michael Faudet

"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." — Joseph Campbell

"Girls, you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page." — Tori Amos

Joanne Reed’s quote: "There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough." | Image: AmoDays

Joanne Reed’s quote: "There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough." | Image: AmoDays

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"Sometimes forever doesn't happen. And that's something we all occasionally forget." — Dominic Riccitello

"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." — Mohadesa Najumi

"You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won't happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, 'I don't care how hard this is, I don't care how disappointed I am, I'm not going to let this get the best of me. I'm moving on with my life.'" ― Joel Osteen

"The pain of letting go will be eclipsed by the relief of moving on." — Scott Stabile

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"There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough." — Joanne Reed

Stephen Chbosky’s quote: "We accept the love we think we deserve." | Image: AmoDays

Stephen Chbosky’s quote: "We accept the love we think we deserve." | Image: AmoDays

"I was fine before you came into my life. And I bet I'll be just fine without you in it again." ― Nina Ardianti

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"That's all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story; you keep going." ― Robyn Schneider

"If I cut you off, chances are you handed me the scissors." ― William Turner

"In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place." — Elizabeth Gilbert

"We accept the love we think we deserve." ― Stephen Chbosky

Nina Ardianti’s quote: "I was fine before you came into my life. And I bet I'll be just fine without you in it again." | Image: AmoDays

Nina Ardianti’s quote: "I was fine before you came into my life. And I bet I'll be just fine without you in it again." | Image: AmoDays

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"If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave." ― Mo Willems

"I will never regret you or say I wish I'd never met you. Because once upon a time you were exactly what I needed." — Bob Marley

"Somewhere underneath it all, I know he doesn't deserve to take up space in my brain." ― Susane Colasanti

"I need him like the axe needs the turkey." ― Barbara Stanwick

"You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened..., or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on." ― Tupac Shakur

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 Mo Willems’ quote: “If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” | Image: AmoDays

Mo Willems’ quote: “If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” | Image: AmoDays

"Letting go is hard but being free is beautiful." ― Wilder Poetry

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — Winnie-the-Pooh

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"The only place I ever felt at home was with you. There isn't a place for me anywhere anymore... I've been evicted." — Ranata Suzuki

"If you went to bed crying and woke up crying, it's time to reconsider some things. When tears outweigh the smiles, the love is fading. Don't hold on to someone who is desperately trying to let you go." — Tony Gaskins

"I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are." — Steve Maraboli

 John Green’s quote: "And now I'll do what's best for me." | Image: AmoDays

John Green’s quote: "And now I'll do what's best for me." | Image: AmoDays

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"Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for." — Mandy Hale

"I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I am better than that... goodbye." ― Steve Maraboli

"Stop worrying about someone that isn't worried about you." ― Mitchell Perry

"Don't pretend to care. I don't need you as an anesthetic." ― Jenny Downham

"Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you." ― Bill Murray

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Mandy Hale’s quote: "Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for." | Image: AmoDays

Mandy Hale’s quote: "Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for." | Image: AmoDays

"So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." — E.A. Bucchianeri

"Kiss away the past as you head towards the future." — Imania Margria

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"Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same." — Warsan Shire

"And now I'll do what's best for me." — John Green

"Moving on will show you a lot about who you are, what you truly want, and what you have no desire to waste your time on." — April Mae Monterrosa

E.A. Bucchianeri’s quote: "So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." | Image: AmoDays

E.A. Bucchianeri’s quote: "So it's true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love." | Image: AmoDays

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"The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too." — Ernest Hemingway

"You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless." — Stelle Atwater

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'" — LeAnn Rimes

"I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love; I will keep my respect." ― Amit Kalantri

"The most liberating moment is the moment you finally let go." ― Ava Harrison

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Ranata Suzuki’s quote: "The only place I ever felt at home was with you. There isn't a place for me anywhere anymore... I've been evicted." | Image: AmoDays

Ranata Suzuki’s quote: "The only place I ever felt at home was with you. There isn't a place for me anywhere anymore... I've been evicted." | Image: AmoDays

These experiences of intense love or infatuation can be toxic. However, that is not always the case, and in some cases, they can leave us with beautiful memories that, although they fade away over time, always have a place in our hearts. Either way, we learn to live and thrive without them, void of the idea that we need them in our lives to be content.

After all, life is bittersweet, so every relationship will have its good parts, its bad parts, and the agonizing parts where those we love leave us.

If you are still grieving your past relationship, read these 76 relatable quotes about heartbreak.

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