117 Moving On Quotes About Letting Go Of Things

Moving on doesn’t mean you are running away from any situation. It simply means you have given your 100%and didn’t get any result. In that situation moving on, is important.

If you don’t let go you can’t move on. Still invested emotionally and unable to let go means you still need that person in some way. Allowing feelings to process over time – grieving – and concentrating on self, friends, and activities means eventually all those unwanted feelings change. A person feels freed to let go.

Here are some quotes about moving on and letting go.

  1. “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 the fuck on.” ― Tupac Shakur
  2. “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  3. “Letting go means to realize that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” ― Steve Maraboli
  4. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you have control over is yourself.” ― Deborah Reber
  5. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” ―  JoyBell C.
  6. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” ― Steve Maraboli
  7. “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” ― Beryl Markham
  8. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. To be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” ― Mary Manin Morrissey
  9. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  10. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” ― Nicole Sobon
  11. “Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”
    ― Tori Amos
  12. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” ― Criss Jami
  13. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pascal Mercier
  14. “I’m done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.” ― Ned Vizzini
  15. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” ― Steve MarabolMoving on quote
  16. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  17. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” ― Dan Brown
  18. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer
  19. “We are all failures- at least the best of us are.” ― M. Barrie
  20. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  21. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” ― Mandy Hale
  22. “She took a step and didn’t want to take any more, but she did.” ― Markus Zusak
  23. “You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” ― Jodi Picoult
  24. “It was strange. A couple of months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.” ― Gabrielle Zevin
  25. “When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” ― Shannon L. Alder
  26. “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward” ― Fridtjof Nansen
  27. “I think it happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  28. “Time will make it worse! You’re…the other half of his soul. He’s never going to get over you. And no matter how much you hope that you will… you’ll never get over him. You’re going to wake up one day and realize what you’ve done, and you’re going to regret the time you wasted apart from him for the rest of your life.” ― Jamie McGuire
  29. “And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.” ― Sarah Waters
  30. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you want out of life? Right after a break-up.” ― Mandy HaleMoving on quote
  31. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” ― Lyndon B. Johnson
  32. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year I’ll wear your name on my heart until I die Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” ― Coco J. Ginger
  33. “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging, and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest..” ― P. Lovecraft
  34. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” ― Katherine Mansfield
  35. “Life moves on and so should we” ― Spencer Johnson
  36. “You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.” ― Jojo Moyes
  37. “Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  38. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” ― Robert Brault
  39. “When you love someone, it’s never over,’ Dr. Carruthers replied gently. ‘You move on because you have to, but you bring him in your heart.” ― Elizabeth Chandler
  40. “Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.” ― Gail Tsukiyama
  41. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” ― Shannon Alder
  42. “The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  43. “Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  44. “There’s more to life than love.” -― Ramon Bautista
  45. “A broken friendship that is mended through forgiveness can be even stronger than it once was.” ― Stephen RichardsMoving on quote
  46. “I’m sorry about yesterday,” she said. He hung on to his straps and shrugged. “Yesterday happens.” ― Rainbow Rowell
  47. “Everyone’s moving on without me, into a world I don’t understand.” ― Sophie Kinsella
  48.  “Rehashing the past wouldn’t change anything. Time to move forward.” ― Zena Wynn
  49. “Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” ― Maori Proverb
  50. “Sometimes, I think one should only live in the present. The past is only a heavy burden to carry with you. And yet… it’s so hard to let them go… to forget… to move ahead…” ― Danielle Steel
  51. “I had turned away from the picture and was going back to the world where events move, men change, light flickers, life flows in a clear stream, no matter whether over mud or stones.” ― Joseph Conrad
  52. “Every day has a past. Every day has a tomorrow.” ― Amy Meyerson
  53. “Staying in the past won’t help you move on to your future”.” ― Princess Chezka B. Asaldo
  54. “Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.” ― Ginni Rometty
  55. “You can be a good daughter or you can be a good mother, but you can’t be both. It is your decision and it is yours only.” ― Efrat Cybulkiewicz
  56. “Thank you for showing me that bending backward for someone isn’t always enough to keep them around and that people will leave if that’s what they want, no matter what you do.” ― Paolo Cruz
  57. “In those pages, I belonged to him, and regardless of time and place, I’m confident he was mine.” ― Caroline George
  58. “Because things need their closure, Blanca, even though it may be painful. It’s not wise to leave open wounds. Time cures everything, but before that, it’s best to reconcile yourself with whatever you’ve left behind.” ― María Dueñas
  59. “I almost gave up on strength until hope shouted, “help is on the way”.” ― Mitta Xinindlu
  60. “The shrubs and the water move backward in a blur, and I imagine that time is rewinding. Back to when the world was some other place. I look through the windshield and wait for the concrete and the absence of sea.” ― Cath CrowleyMoving on quote
  61. “Leave the past, from which you always ran; and live today because you can.” ― Malaika Gilani
  62. “Just like a tree that loses branches and dead leaves in the Autumn, I will rebuild anew. I will rebuild new branches and leaves. I will rebuild and maintain only what bears me fruits.” ― Mitta Xinindlu
  63. “You can be more ruined if you keep on worrying about loyalty. Not everyone is going to be loyal. Accept it and move on.” ― Mitta Xinindlu
  64. “When we stop seeing ourselves as broken We can lift our eyes and see the world.” ― Amie Gabriel
  65. “To move on, you have to want to let go.” ― Kevin Darné
  66. No one is stuck with anyone. Suffering is optional.” ― Kevin Darné
  67. “We don’t realize how excess stuff draws on our energy until it’s removed.” ― Mary Vra
  68. “Sometimes, we figure out our next move when we release what it won’t be.” ― Mary Vraa
  69. “Start gaining by dropping weights: weight of regrets, anxiety, and what-ifs.” ― Krizha Mae G. Abia
  70. “The past does not define you. There will be people who once knew you intimately, but they don’t know you now. They may remember a chapter that once spoke to them, but they don’t get to know the chapters that are coming. You get to write those.” ― Courtney Peppernell
  71. “If they left you in bad times, keep them away in good times.” ― Mitta Xinindlu
  72. “You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it.” ― Queen Tourmaline
  73. “Oppression only lasts for a season. Change the way you fight and the way you think so that you can break free and walk out of the situation. Correct it and get it right. Do what it takes to win.” ― Germany Kent
  74. “You just don`t know that it is the last time. But I think that`s a good thing because if you did know it would be almost impossible to let go .” ― Lauren Oliver
  75. “Sadness and pain are not the hardest parts about losing someone you love. Saying goodbye is the hardest part. Saying goodbye means you must let go of them and the memories you shared if you want to move on without them. That’s what makes it the hardest, most frightening part.” ― Imania MargriaMoving on quote
  76. “Just because I moved on doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking of you. Perhaps there is something about it for me.” ― Anoir Ou-Chad
  77. “It’s terrible how soon routine turns into memories.” ― Misbah Khan
  78. “I am the only person who can set me free from what might have been.” ― Willie Nelson
  79. “It’s ironic but you saved me by your leaving.” ― Nichomachus
  80. “You cannot begin the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” ― Sophia L Skaalerud
  81. “Appreciate the lovers rather than acknowledging the haters.” ― Sophia L Skaalerud
  82. “So what you’re not where you wanna be. At least you’re not where you used to be.” ― Sophia L Skaalerud
  83. “Nunca olvides la hermosa costumbre de enviar a al mierda a quien no te trate como te mereces.” ― Efrat Cybulkiewicz
  84. “Life has to go on even when you don’t want it to or when you feel unable to participate. The world doesn’t stop turning for anyone.” ― Stewart Stafford
  85. “You can never go back the way you came.” ― Jacqueline Simon Gunn
  86. “With each failed relationship, heartache, and betrayal, we are presented with an opportunity to either craft or refine our mate selection process.” ― Kevin Darné
  87. “There is no moving on, just moving with.” ― Karl Kristian Flores
  88. “What is it I am afraid of letting go, my secret self-less but self-absorbed habits? Or maybe the question is – What am I afraid of learning – to become a more enlightened human being?” ― Helen Edwards
  89. “Leave the cave of darkness, move into God’s light, and begin blessed birth!” ― Joseph S. Spence
  90. “Sometimes, you have to look back and remember who you were before someone told you who you should be.” ― James HiltonMoving on quote
  91. “You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.” ― Ranata Suzuki
  92. “I am a world of uncertainties disguised as a girl.” ― Nicole Lyons
  93. “If it doesn’t agree with your spirit let it go.” ― Germany Kent
  94. “Don’t try to worry about the things that could’ve to happen. Just wonder about the things that can still happen and fight for them. Because anything worth fighting for will happen in time.” ― Imania Margria
  95. “The less you move on the ground the more the world moves around.” ― Ana Claudia Antunes
  96. “Instead of hating someone, pray for that person. Don’t forget to pray for yourself as well, that you may learn how to let go and forgive.” ― Germany Kent
  97. “You miss a lot of a person’s life when you don’t keep in touch. Maybe that’s the point.” ― Bryant A. Loney
  98. “Let Go Of The People That Wound You.” ― Wesam Fawzi
  99. “Kiss away the past as you head towards the future.” ― Imania Margria
  100. “Of course, she no longer excites him. She no longer works overtime to maintain a dumpster fire.” ― Efrat Cybulkiewicz
  101. “It does nothing to dwell on what’s been taken from you,” he snarled. “Nothing.”\ ― E. Schwab
  102. “Get past your past, be a presence in your present, and let no one refute your future.” ― Johnnie Dent Jr.
  103. “I just gritted my teeth, took out a needle, and worked him out of my heart like a splinter.” ― Mohsin Hamid
  104. “When we can return to the roads of our past and see nothing but the beautiful view, then we’ve truly moved on.” ― Nanette Mathews
  105. “To forgive is a solemn tussle between love and hate” ― Ymatruzmoving on quote
  106. “You only get to keep what you refuse to let go of” ― Jonathan Safran Foer
  107. “Our bodies heal without permission but our hearts need consent. Give it.” ― Lauren Eden
  108. “When you forgive, it does not mean that you have submitted, it simply means that you have chosen to stop bearing any grudge.” ― Stephen Richards
  109. “You move forward because you have to. Life doesn’t standstill. It makes you move on until you want to move on, you know? It’ll run you over if you don’t move.” ― Darian Wilk
  110. “The heart is where the journey of forgiveness begins.” ― Stephen Richards
  111. “Moving is not about forgetting. It’s about moving forward and never looking back.” ― Imania Margria
  112. “Blaming other people inevitably makes us blame ourselves because if we are pointing the finger at someone, practically, we are pointing it at ourselves as well.” ― Stephen Richards
  113. “Locking ourselves in the situation where we wish for sympathy and want to be looked at as the aggrieved party normally makes us powerless.” ― Stephen Richards
  114. “In an unforgiving world, chaos rules.” ― Stephen Richards
  115. “The only thing that will make us remain glued to being the victim is our failure to handle the emotions that we go through and the pain that overcomes us.” ― Stephen Richards
  116. “The idea of forgiveness is a journey that requires patience. If the journey of forgiveness is well-traveled, there is a chance that we are bound to change in a very helpful way.” ― Stephen Richards
  117. “Forgiveness is freedom. Forgiveness is liberation. Forgiveness is a choice. If you forgive and forget you are free but, if you keep it, you shall always have it and it shall always rule and direct your heart, mind, body, and spirit.” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


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