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240 Quotes About Moving on And Letting Go

Last Updated: October 31, 2021 by Team

No matter if it’s the end of a beautiful relationship, a good friendship or a fulfilling job, it’s never easy to accept that it’s gone for good. As you may know, coming to terms with what has happened and finally letting go is never easy. Many of us think that holding on to the past is a sign of strength. However, quite the contrary is the case. Desperately trying to hold on to that which once was will only create even more problems. An essential aspect of life to remember is that almost nothing lasts forever, so at some point, you will be forced to move on. that as time passes, the pain will slowly fade.

To help you finally let go, we’ve created the following selection of encouraging quotes about moving on. Hopefully, these quotes about moving on will help you or someone you know finds the strength to move on from some hardship.

240 Letting Go And Moving On Quotes

“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.” – Roy T. Bennett

“There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over – and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value.” – Ellen Goodman

“Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.” – Alice Walker

“The day I understood everything was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.”

“It was strange, really. A couple of months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.” – Gabrielle Zevin

“Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.” – Steve Maraboli

“Change can be good, but it’s always tough to let go of the past.” – Emily Giffin

“I don’t know what lies ahead, but I want to keep going forever.” – Fuyumi Soryo

“I demolish my bridges behind me… then there is no choice but to move forward.” – Fridtjof Nansen

“Dreams are the first to fade, as you begin to let go of all you shared. They will become a memory of a future you wished you had, but there’s a new future lying just ahead.”

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney

“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” – Haruki Murakami

“Sometimes, you have to let things go. Sometimes you have to stop caring for a minute.” – Trina Etmanskie

“If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn’t have found a reason to let you go.” – Jourdane Erasquin

“Your past does not equal your future.” – Anthony Robbins

“Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go.” – Wilfred James Dolor

“Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realise how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.” – Osho

“The reason why we can’t let go of someone is that deep inside; we still have hope.”

“We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp, and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

“It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“A very wise man once told me that you couldn’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” – Jodi Picoult

“Through each struggle comes to a lesson. Through each lesson comes a blessing.”

“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

“Don’t linger when you need to run.”

“What people resist is not change per se, but loss.” – Ronald A. Heifetz

“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

“There’s no work in living in pain and regrets which you inflict on yourself. The real work is in choosing to move on, to say goodbye to the memories and letting go.”

“It’s like stepping out of the boat into the water with no floats. You suddenly feel all sorts of new feelings and notice new desire when you choose to let go of the past.”

“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The moment after being let go, when we can finally let it go is the moment when love once again has hope.” – Brian MacLaren

“If someone doesn’t care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don’t hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are.” – Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“I will continue my path, but I will keep a memory always.” – Rosie Thomas

“I must give you this warning: your journeys will rarely ever go as you plan. You will make mistakes, and you will feel lost. Whenever that happens, look to the light and keep moving forward in faith.” – Seth Adam Smith

“My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing the beauty of life once more. It’s happened before; it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.” – Paulo Coelho

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

“I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.” – Ashley Rickards

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

“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.” – C. JoyBell, C.

“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” – Melody Beattie

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It just realises that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

“Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.” – Ginni Rometty

“No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on.” – Alexandra Elle

“without a word, I shall gently let you go.” – Kim Sowell

“I’ve been burdened with blame trapped in the past for too long, I’m moving on” – Rascal Flatts

“Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have anything better.” – C. JoyBell, C.

“The days grow long when love becomes a thing of the past and the person you once professed so much love for becomes a stranger. Still, you must let them go and fix yourself.”

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.” – Ralph Marston

“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

“The best way to know how strong you have become after losing the best thing in your life is to see how well you are letting go of all the hurt and the pain.”

“Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting go.”

“You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” – Guy Finley

“Rehashing the past wouldn’t change anything. Time to move forward.” – Zena Wynn

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”

“Last night, I lost the world and gained the universe.” – C. JoyBell, C.

“Memory looks back in order to move forward.” – Marty Rubin

“The past is all that has kept you tied to unfulfilled promises and desires, so you might need to find new desires for the old ones to fade.”

“The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.” – Edmond Mbiaka

“To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it.” – Germany Kent

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them, they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much drabber and empty for their departure.” – Stephen King

“It’s time, Perry. He let her go. She took a step back, taking in his face one last time. His green eyes. The bend in his nose and the scars on his cheek. All the tiny imperfections that made him beautiful. Without a word, she turned and made her way downhill.” – Veronica Rossi

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” – Faraaz Kazi

“I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve, but when I’m done, I’m done.” – Turcois Ominek

“Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.” – Gail Tsukiyama

“It’s effortless to let go of self-absorbed people. It’s challenging to let go of someone you care about, and it’s exceedingly difficult to let go of an idea and a belief in someone because what exacerbates the disappointment of finding out they weren’t who they presented themselves to be, is the betrayal of it.”

“Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were; it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay.” – Lee Goff

“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – B. Nicole

“The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.” – Robert Tew

“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”

“To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” – Jack Kornfield

“I had to cease to mourn what could never be and make the most of what was possible. And I would begin doing that by trying to mend the hurts of the past.” – Cameron Dokey

“You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them.” – Mandy Hale

“Even a rock moves on.” – Anthony Liccione

“You don’t have to let go of who you were because the love ended, you simply have to let go of who you were not because the future just opened up to unlimited possibilities.”

“I think every girl has that a guy she has trouble letting go of.” – Rashida Jones

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers

“You really don’t have to burn any bridges to let go… You don’t have to destroy anything. You can just decide to cross over and move on.” – Marta Mrotek

“Change has to come for life to struggle forward.” – Helen Hollick

“You had a routine until they stopped loving you, and now you feel like a foreigner in your own life.”

“Don’t get mad. Don’t seek to get even. Do better and rise above the negativity. Focus on your own path and let negative people have their dramas elsewhere.”

“While love was perfect, it felt like an unending blend of hearts and affection, but then it ends and suddenly demands that you let go of everything that made you feel beautiful.”

“Once you realise you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.” – Roy T. Bennett

“I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman

“The beginning of your healing comes when you let out all the bitterness and pain when you choose your peace over everything else and let them go.”

“You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

“Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it’s the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open. But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it’s frozen shut.” – Gayle Forman

“You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” – Jodi Picoult

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” – Turcois Ominek

“Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon

“Every person comes into your life for a reason. It may be a lesson or a blessing, but it is all of value.”

“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

“Sometimes, people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.”

“If you keep holding on to the things you lost, you might never find the things you need so you must be willing to let go even when it hurts you so much.”

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

“When you let go, you create space for something better.”

“Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“Accept the fact that you will grow apart from people you’ve had significant relationships with. Understand when someone no longer positively affects your life. Let them go. Don’t hinder your growth.”

“If I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, it stands to reason that I’m going to get there.” – Rachel Joyce

“The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realise that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” – Wayne Dyer

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm

“Cutting people out of my life doesn’t mean I don’t like them. It means I respect myself.”

“At some point, you have to realise that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”

“She let him go once. Every day demands that she release him over and over again.” – Julianna Baggott

“You thought you had the choice to stay still or move forward, but you didn’t. As long as your heart kept pumping and your blood kept blowing and your lungs kept filling, you didn’t. The pang she felt for Tibby carried something like envy. You couldn’t stand still for anything short of death, and God knew she had tried.” – Ann Brashares

“No one is stronger than heartbreaks.”

“Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.” – Jackson Kiddard

“Life moves on and so should w.” – Spencer Johnson

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”

“Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Sooner or later, we’ve all got to let go of our past.” – Dan Brown

“You’ve got to know when to let a woman go if you want to keep her, and if you don’t want to keep her, you let her go anyhow, so it’s always a process of letting go, one way or the other.” – Charles Bukowski

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

“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

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi

“What happens when you let go when your strength leaves you, and you sink into darkness, when there’s nothing that you or anyone else can do, no matter how desperate you are, no matter how you try? Perhaps it’s then, when you have neither pride nor power, that you are saved, brought to an unimaginably great reward.” – Mark Halperin

“Whatever comes, let it come, what stays let stay, what goes let go.” – Papaji

“You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.” – Drew Gerald

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

“Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.” – Roy T. Bennett

“You can meet someone who’s just right, but he might not be meant for you. You break up; you lose things, you never feel the same again. But maybe you should stop questioning why. Maybe you should just accept it and move on.” – Winna Efendi

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Ignite yourself, remain in motion and refuse to stay static or locked down in the past. Letting always go fuels motion and progress.”

“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

“Your greatest enemy at this point would be your fantasies about ideal circumstances when you think there’s some happily ever after coming and refuse to let go.”

“It is by giving the freedom to the other, that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back.” – Aleksandra Ninkovic

“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.” – Mandy Hale

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Octavia Butler

“Taking that leap from the familiar ground is the one and most important step you need to make for growth to happen, and it marks the beginning of something new so let go of the past.”

“Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.” – Dawson’s Creek

“One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change.”

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli

“Living in fear would keep you stuck, thinking the past could have been better and blinding you to the beautiful future ahead of you.”

“It’s time to let go when they stop looking at you, they stop seeing you and you just know they stopped caring.”

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose upsides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” – Tony Schwartz

“Letting go may sound so simple, but rarely is it a one-time thing. Just keep letting go, until one day it’s gone for good.” – Eleanor Brown

“God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.” – Rick Warren

“Trust that everything will work out for you, maybe not exactly as you planned, but just perfect for the evolution of your soul.”

“If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go of the past that drags you down.” – Amit Ray

“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

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” – Bryant McGill

“To wander is to be alive.” – Roman Payne

“There’s always a time to be strong and to make every move to patch things up, but there’s also a time when you realize that the best way to love them is by letting them go.”

“There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.”

“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain; you need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love.” – Leo Buscaglia

“There is love in holding, and there is love in letting go.” – Elizabeth Berg

“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering.” – Hal Tipper

“Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.”

“Because you simply cannot draw these things out forever. At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over, and you’re relieved.” – John Green

“It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence.” – Isabel Lopez

“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” – Paulo Coelho

“It’s good to fight to keep them around because of the time and the love you shared, but there’s a lot more loving in letting people go.”

“Relinquishing control to another person is like death: it’s only scary until it finally happens.” – Agnostic Zetetic

“The great courageous act that we must all do is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.” – Justin Timberlake

“The bottom line is this; when one person stops being a part of your life, another one will come, and fill that empty space. Leave the ones who left in the past, right where they belong, and never look back.” – Ena Snow

“You never expected the future to take on such a sad look suddenly, so don’t be in a hurry to let go of all that seems familiar.”

“For everything that has a beginning, there’s always an ending, so when you see the finish line, don’t hold on stubbornly to the race. Simply let go.”

“The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay; they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.” – Arti Honrao

“Like the wind, you cannot hold on to memories because they’ll slip through your fingers. Just let go.”

“The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.” – Tammara Webber

“Find your peace, walk away from all that reminds you to be static and unchanging, grow.”

“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” – Angelina Jolie

“There’s no point in arguing and loving someone who doesn’t want to be with you and doesn’t want to keep you in his life.. the real person will try harder to reach out and work for the best and what’s supposed to be done to their relationship.. but things are not so good this time, it’s time to try letting go.” – Russia

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

“I have to get my life back on track. Order as an antidote to chaos. Calm after the storm.” – Susane Colasanti

“If love becomes too painful, then it’s time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you’ll be able to find another love but not another self.” – Robert Tew

“Simplify your life. You don’t grow spiritual; you shrink spiritually.”

“I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel

“Insanity: Holding on to things you cannot change. Let it go.”

“Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith are measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.” – Shannon L. Alder

“A breakup is not the end of the road, and the only way to heal from this is to let go of all those memories that keep your cheeks wet with tears.”

“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye” – Beyoncé

“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” – Tori Amos

“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.”

“Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.”

“If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.” – Deb Caletti

“If it doesn’t agree with your spirit, let it go.” – Germany Kent

“Refuse to be distracted by the past when the future calls for your presence. It’s time to wake up into the new person and let go of the old.”

“In every friendship, hearts grow and entwine themselves together so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder.” – Fulton J. Sheen

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.” – Denis Waitley

“The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.” – Seneca

“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” – Steve Maraboli

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” – Alyson Noel

“When I say I’m going to forget you, I know it’s impossible to forget someone I once knew. What I want is to erase you from my thoughts and purge you from my memories. I’m saying it’s what I wish for, not what is or could ever be.” – Donna Lynn Hope

“You will say good-bye for all the right reasons. You’re tired of living in wait for his apocalypse. You have your own fight on your hands, and though it’s no bigger or nobler than his, it will require all of your energy.”

“The attachment you feel to the past is perfectly normal, history is a powerful force that creates bonds that are not easily broken, but times change and letting go just a part of being human.”

“Letting go means to come to the realisation that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

“Not all things are meant to last forever, and you always have known this so handle these moments gracefully by letting go without a struggle or drama.”

“If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say ‘I can do this’ even when you know you can’t.” – Stephen King

“Anything I cannot transform into something marvellous, I let go.” – Anais Nin

“Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.” – Anthony Robbins

“It’s amazing, really, how in one instant a wall can be torn down or climbed over. Misconceptions can be shattered; illusions dashed, dreams irrevocably ruined. Given the right frame of mind, within a heartbeat, people can begin the business of starting over.” – Tamara Thiel

“This pain will remain until you finally allow yourself to let them go.”

“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

“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

“Letting go is the last stage of the heartbreak, and at this stage, it stops being so tough to watch all the times you shared fading into the past.”

“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 L. Alder

“They say when you really love someone, you should be willing to set them free. So that is what I am doing. I will step back, and you will move on. I will let you go….Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow.” – Tabitha Suzuma

“It’s you who has to hold on to earth. You have to tighten your grip-which means letting go of him.” – Melissa Bank

“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you’ve been holding on to until you feel the weight of its release.”

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” – C. JoyBell, C.

“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” – Mandy Hale

“The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.” – Baltasar Gracián

“A competitive and insecure woman will tell you that “true love” is never giving up on someone you’re in love with. A confident and spiritual woman knows that “moving on” doesn’t mean you never loved someone. She realises that letting go is what God needs her to do because both your happiness and hers requires taking different journeys for spiritual growth. Letting go is sometimes the hardest thing, but it is the most “real love” you will ever experience.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The way to let go is to embrace the memories and then turn to the future at the same time.”

“A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.” – Anthony Liccione

“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

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” – Kate DiCamillo

“The art is not one of forgetting but letting go. And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss.” – Rebecca Solnit

“You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.” – Ranata Suzuki

“Pain will leave you when you let go.” – Jeremy Aldana

“Take all the time; you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day; it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.” – Tere Arigo

“Most of us are too afraid to try new things because we are holding on to memories that have become nothing but ghosts of a life we once had. Courage comes from letting go and moving on.”

“One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.”

“Don’t you ever feel guilty for going after what you want in life. This is your life, and you need to live it fully while you have the chance.”

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli

“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

“The lingering thoughts of the past are there to make you weak, and you alone can stop this from ruining your whole existence by letting go and releasing the pain.”

“I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.” – Shannon A. Thompson

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“There’s nothing left for you in that space, so let go and move on.”

“If I look back, I am lost.” – George R.R. Martin

“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” – Wayne L. Misner

“Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.” – C. JoyBell, C.

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” – Bob Newhart

“Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.” – Goldie Hawn

“Let go, or be dragged.”

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” – Sarah Dessen

“Create a life that feels good on the inside. Not just one that looks good on the outside.”

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order 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

“Not everyone will understand your journey, and that is just fine. You focus on your path and let others focus on their own.”

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