50 Thinking of You Quotes to Show Someone You Care (2024)

Let him or her know you're with them through the highs and lows with these sweet messages.

By Olivia Muenter and Samantha Lawyer

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It’s not always possible to be a literal shoulder to lean on when loved ones are going through a tough time. Whether you’re separated by hundreds of miles or tied up by other obligations, there are often times when you’ll want to show someone your support from a distance. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to send thoughtful messages in the form of handwritten letters, DIY cards, emails, or even a quick text message. And though these may seem like small gestures at first, incorporating some of these best "thinking of you" quotes for him or for her can make a great deal of impact for the person receiving them.

The list of quotes below includes several categories that might prompt you to reach out in this way. There are quotes for friends to express how much you care, loving quotes for romantic partners, motivational and mood-boosting quotes for anyone in a rut, and tender quotes for those experiencing grief. There are also funny quotes you can share at any time, since you most certainly don’t need to wait for misfortune to let someone know they’re on your mind. Regardless of the circ*mstances and the exact wording you choose, by surprising them with any of these heartfelt messages, you’ll make it clear that you’re there for them no matter what.

Thinking of You Quotes for Friends

  • "You've got a friend in me." — Toy Story
  • "When I think of you, I think of kindness, wisdom, and love. Thanks for being you." — Sam Crow
  • “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell
  • "This is a hug from me to you, to let you know I am thinking of you. And although I have nothing to say, you know I have thought of you today." — Unknown
  • “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer
  • “Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do.” — Unknown
  • "When I was thinking of you, I realized all the positive influences you have in my life, thank you." — B. Rivers
  • "Words fall short whenever I want to tell you how special you are to me, but all I can say is that my world is full of smiles whenever I think of you." — Natalie Anderson
  • "When I find myself thinking of you, it is all the good memories that bring a smile to my face." — C. Pulsifer
  • "Adult friendships are hard. Everyone is busy, and life happens. I've learned you gotta text people when you're thinking of them. A simple, 'Thinking of you, hope all is well,' really goes a long way." — Rob Lowe

Thinking of You Quotes for Romantic Partners

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  • "In case you ever foolishly forget, I am never not thinking of you." — Virginia Woolf
  • “I think I'd miss you even if we never met.” — The Wedding Date
  • "Do you know I never ever feel bored, never ever feel lonely, because you are always in my thoughts, morning, afternoon, and night?" — Mitch Cuento
  • "A day without you is like a day without sunshine. A life without you is like a life without music. You are the sunshine on my face and the music in my heart." — Alfiya Shaliheen
  • “Thinking of you is easy — I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.” — Michael Pryce
  • "One day I caught myself smiling for no reason, then I realized I was thinking of you." — Rahul
  • "I think about you constantly, whether it's with my mind or my heart." — Terri Guillemets
  • "If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden." — Claudia Adrienne Grandi
  • “If you ever ask me how many times you’ve crossed my mind, I would say once. Because you came and never left.” — Ritu Ghatourey
  • "Today, if a smile comes to you, a happy smile that perhaps you can't explain, it's because in that moment, I am thinking of you and smiling too." — Unknown

Thinking of You Quotes to Express Sympathy

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  • "Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow." — Renee O'Neill
  • "Maybe I can't stop the downpour, but I will always join you for a walk in the rain." — Unknown
  • “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.” — Helen Keller
  • "I can think of no words that will truly comfort a broken heart, but I want you to know you are in my every thought." — Unknown
  • "Words seem so feeble in moments like these. Life is so precious, and death such a thief. The depths of your pain I cannot comprehend, but I'll stand alongside you in the darkness, my friend. Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from your arms, but still held in your heart." — John Mark Green
  • "Thinking of you and praying you find moments of peace and comfort in the midst of your grief." — Unknown
  • "Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear, may it be comforting to you to know that others care." — Unknown
  • "Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” — Leo Buscaglia
  • "Wishing you strength in these difficult days and hoping that with time, peace will heal and comfort your heart." — Unknown
  • “In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own." — The Notebook

Thinking of You Quotes for Anyone

  • "Let us be grateful to those who make us happy, they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." — Marcel Proust
  • “May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you.” — Irish Blessing
  • "Sending hugs and best wishes your way. You will be in my thoughts." — Unknown
  • "Between a million yesterdays and a million tomorrows, there's only one today. And I would never let it pass without telling you I'm thinking of you." — Mitch Cuento
  • “The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters.” — Svetlana Alliluyeva
  • “Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.” — Walt Whitman
  • “Love is missing someone when you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in the heart.” — Kay Knudsen
  • "I don't know where you are, but I miss you. I don't know what you're doing, but I'm thinking of you." — London Mond
  • "Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. The person is using celestial colors to paint your image. Someone is making you into a vision so beautiful that it can only live in the mind." — Henry Rollins
  • "Sending happy thoughts and a little sunshine." — Unknown

Thinking of You Quotes With a Sense of Humor

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  • "Sometimes me think, 'What is friend?' and then me say, 'Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'" — Cookie Monster
  • “I just hugged you in my thoughts. Hope you felt the squeeze.” — Unknown
  • "If it's the thought that counts, then I'll be counting a lot today." — Unknown
  • "Dear Friend: You're on my mind today. Everyone else is on my nerves." — Greeting card
  • “I’m looking for what I call my move-the-body friends. I’m looking for the folks who are going to show up and wade through the deep with me.” — Brené Brown
  • "You are the 'nothing' when people ask me what I'm thinking."— Unknown
  • "I hope this card makes you feel less crappy. If not, you can use it to paper-cut people who annoy you." — Greeting card
  • "I am totally down for punching the next person who tells you, 'Everything happens for a reason.'" — Greeting card
  • “How you can already miss someone when you are in the same room with them, I have no idea. But I do.” — Karen Harrington
  • "It’s okay to fall apart sometimes. Tacos are always falling apart, and everybody still loves them." — Greeting card

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Olivia Muenter

Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.

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Samantha Lawyer

Sam Lawyer is a lifestyle writer and television producer based in New York City. She’s been contributing to Woman’s Day for nearly five years, and covers a variety of topics from gifting, to health, and entertainment. Her work has additionally been featured in Cosmopolitan, Country Living, and Good Housekeeping. When she’s not writing or producing, you can find her binging her favorite Bravo shows or getting walked by her French Bulldog.

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