Some of the best letting go quotes have helped the brokenhearted and souls get through some of their most difficult times. Whether it’s in love, in close relationships, or when you have lost someone, letting go and moving on can be the most difficult decision you make.
It is always the best decision to move on in a relationship when there is no longer any love or when continuing with it is painful. But it needs lots of courage to gather yourself up and move on.
One of the most consistent things in life is change and when you notice important people changing for the worse, you should think of letting go and moving on.
Find the inspiration and encouragement you need in these words or share them with a friend or loved one who is in need of it.
Quotes About Letting Go
Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
When you let go, you are truly free.
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
You don’t live in the past; you take a sledgehammer to it to see what stands so that you can build on it.
Samuel L. Drew
Take a Walk
Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma
The truth is unless you let go unless you forgive yourself unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.
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.
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Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.
I think that power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.
Robert Downey Jr.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.
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.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.
The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.
Time to Move On
Life moves on and so should we.
You have to decide when it is time to move on.
There is always time to move on.
It was time to move on, to dance with life again.
I just feel that you reach a point when it’s time to move on.
A big part of letting go is recognizing when it is time to stay in a situation and when it is time to move on.
Time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, the grass is growing.
Your soul tells you when it’s time to move on.
Letting Go Quotes
In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.
We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.
There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.
Anyone can give up. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
We ultimately get to know ourselves a little bit better by pushing forward.
Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Every leap forward that I make is by reaching back and firmly getting a footing in the past, and pushing forward as hard as I can.
Letting go isn’t a one-time thing; it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again. Dawson’s Creek
The world breaks everyone, and then some become strong at the broken places.
Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.
Shannon L. Alder
The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity, and a willingness to embrace paradox rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are but never stop trying to learn and grow.
You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Hard To Let Go Quotes
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.
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.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Offering yourself forgiveness and compassion for what has happened will help you to let go of the past so that you can move more fully into the future.
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
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.
Short Letting Go Quotes
Life moves on and so should we.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.
Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Strength in Letting Go Quotes
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.
A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.
Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.
Roy T. Bennett
One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
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.
It is through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Helpful Quotes To Let Go
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history but not a part of your destiny.
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
Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.
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.
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.
We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present. Marianne Williamson
Celebrities on Letting Go
Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the 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.
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 more drab and empty for their departure.
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.
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
Change and Letting Go
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
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.
C. JoyBell C
Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.
Roy T. Bennett
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
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.
Advise To Move Forward
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
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.
One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change.
A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you and find something better in your future.
Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.
Wayne L. Misner
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.
The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.
Maybe you should just accept it and move on.
It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be.”
Jon Kabat Zinn
By Liz Olson
Liz is a writer and poet who lives in Minneapolis.
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