Being in love is a beautiful feeling, but no one ever prepares you for the lows and dark side of being in love. Jealousy, obsession, and toxicity are more common in such relationships than we might think. Dark love encompasses those toxic traits and the more passionate sides of love.
Secret desires, danger, and secrecy are also a part of love that is forbidden and not considered ‘traditional.’ This fascination with the goodness of love and the less cheery side of love has intrigued writers and poets for centuries.
Although dark love and light romantic love are different sides of the same coin, love as an emotion is all-encompassing in that it is powerful, moving, and fulfilling. If you want to learn more about love and its darkness, keep reading this article for fascinating dark love quotes.
Here Are Some Amazingly Eye-Opening Dark Love Quotes
1.“I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened you, only to discover you were not the gift they expected, and they had to smile and nod and say thank you all the same.” – Jodi Picoult
2.“When love is bloody like that, it’s hard to remember what love really is.” ― Megan D. Martin, The Filthy Series
3.“Instead, it’s slow and insidious, slinking through you like ink through water, until it permeates every inch of your soul.” ― Karina Halle, A Nordic King
4.“She had killed, and she had liked it, and he surely would have delighted to see her as she was now. Half-mad and fading fast, every inch the Gothic heroine that he’d envisioned— Ophelia, floating dead in the water and haunted by ghosts. Lilith, crafted from the earth instead of as a subjugate of the flesh, drawn to the fiercely blazing beauty of an angel only to find that the brilliant light singed as cruelly as the fires of hell. A fallen woman, drawn to her Lucifer. A cautionary tale to those who refused to bend to the natural order and fell in love with the wrong kind of man.” ― Nenia Campbell, Escape
5.“Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.” – Whitney Otto
6.“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn
7.“What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? He wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.” – Rainbow Rowell
8.“Nothing is ever born out of fear. Love gives birth; love is creative; fear is impotent. It has never created anything. It cannot create anything because it has no substance. But it can destroy your whole life; it can surround you like a dark cloud, it can exploit all of your energies. It will not allow you to move into any deep experience of beauty.” – Osho
9.“When I woke up, and the dark wasn’t gone yet, and the darkness seemed so big, then she sang soft and made the dark small again. That is the best of all things we can do for one another: Make the dark small.” – Dean Koontz
10.“The dark and the light, they exist side by side. Sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other. The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened.” – Raven Davies
11.“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken; it is the star to every wandering barque, whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks but bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.” – William Shakespeare
12.“And the darkness felt suddenly like home again. Like a familiar place in the shadows; where we used to meet.” ― Laura Chouette
13.“Thus, it is said: The path into light seems dark, the path forward seems to go back, the direct path seems long, true power seems weak, the greatest love seems indifferent, the greatest wisdom seems childish. – Lao-Tzu
14.“It is impossible to say why we love something or someone. We can come up with reasons if we have to, but the important part happens in the dark, beyond our control. We just know when it is there. And when it goes away.” – John Ajvide Lindqvist
15.“We can talk frankly about our defects only to those who recognize our qualities.” – Andre Maurois
16.“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown
17.“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. such a constellation was he to me.” – Madeline Miller
18.“Romance is thinking about your significant other when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” – Nicholas Sparks
19.“Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.” – Bertrand Russell
20.“If your parents left you, it doesn’t mean that other people will also do it to you.” – Olga Goa
21.“Relationships are ropes. Love is a noose.” – Durzo Blint
22.“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan
23.“Everything has a price. The price, however, isn’t always money.” ― Ahmed Mostafa
24.“She’s has craters you didn’t create and darkness you don’t deserve. She’s as stunning as the moon on a cloudless night, but it may take millennia for her to find and manifest her own internal sunlight.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones
25.“I’ve never loved the wrong person, but I have loved the right people at the wrong time. The wrong life. The wrong moment.” ― Dominic Riccitello
26.“He made you dependent on him so that your happiness depended on his and his depended on whether or not you agreed to what he said.” ― Namrata Gupta, Lost Love Late Love
27.“Someone who truly loves you will never expect you to give up your goals, dreams, or ambitions. They will encourage you, not hold you back.” ― Anthon St. Maarten
28.“I was mad. I was bitter. I was angry. I was outraged. I was sad. I was hateful. I was hurt. I was in love. But I never let him take the best of me.” ― Dominic Riccitello
29.“I remembered the man I’d fallen for after my father died. I’d hardly known him, but it didn’t matter. I’d recruited him to serve my loss, made him everything I needed.” ― Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk
30.“After all, there’s no sort of guarantee when it comes to love, nor about feeling any sort of way that leaves you attached to another person. We’re unpredictable, almost toxic in a way. If there’s anything I’ve learned since the first day I made this discovery, it’s the fact that we shouldn’t have the sort of relationship that we do. We shouldn’t associate with one another. I shouldn’t care about you. Because like I claimed already, there’s inevitably going to be one person who cares more than the other person does, who feels more than the other person does. And in learning this, in learning that I care more about you than you do about me, I’ve found that I’ve given you the uncanny ability to break me down and, above all else, to destroy me.” ― Cara Demers
The Dark and Addictive Form of Romantic Attraction Affecting 5% of Americans – BBC REEL
Have you ever spent countless hours idly daydreaming about a certain someone? Limerence is an addictive form of romantic attraction, first defined in the late 1970s by American psychologist Dorothy Tennov and reportedly affects 5% of the US population. But what are the signs your crush might be getting out of hand, and what can you do about it?
Love is not just as we see in the movies. The reality of loving someone can be harsh and heartbreaking. Dark love is the side of love that we don’t often talk about, but all feel as we get into a relationship and begin loving someone fully. Jealousy, infatuation, obsession, and toxicity can be a part of your love relationship, even if you have a long-term relationship with your significant other.
Recognizing the early signs of dark love can be helpful if you want a healthy and fulfilling relationship in the long run. Toxicity that affects your love can make for an unhappy relationship.
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