Letting Go Quotes – The Ultimate Collection


An Ultimate Collection of Letting Go Quotes.

  • Let go of the attachment, keep the lesson. L.J. Vanier

  • Life moves on and so should we. Spencer Johnson

  • Pain will leave you, when you let go. Jeremy Aldana

  • I lost the world, and gained the universe. C. JoyBell C.

  • Love should make you better not bitter. Temitayo Olami

  • Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye. Beyonce Knowles

  • Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward. Erika Taylor

  • Sometimes the only way to hold on, is to let go. Jacqueline Simon Gunn

  • I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. Carl Jung

  • A mistake is only a mistake if you dwell on it. Let go and forgive. Akiroq Brost

  • But there’s a whole world waiting, still, and there are good things in it. Lois Lowry

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go. Roy T. Bennett

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

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. Herman Hesse

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

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

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

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 think that the 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.

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

You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old whatever the old means for you. Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. Victor Kiam

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Henry Ford

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.

Change has to come for life to struggle forward. Helen Hollick

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


Do not bother holding onto that thing that does not want you. You can’t make it stay. Rupi Kaur

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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

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. Deborah Reber

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

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. Gerald Jampolsky

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

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. Dalai Lama

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

Broken hearts hurt but they will make you strong. Unknown

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

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

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

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 can only lose what you cling to. Buddha

Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past. Emily Giffin

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all. Gerald G. Jampolsky.


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

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 realize 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

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.

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

Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger. Sara Evans

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. C. JoyBell C.

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 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

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

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. Tony Schwartz

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

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

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

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

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

There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this. Terry Pratchett

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


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. Robert Frost

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

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

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

Let go of something old that no longer serves you in order to make room for something new. Roy T. Bennett

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

You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you. Jojo Moyes

When you leave,
weary of me,
without a word I shall gently let you go. Kim Sowol

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. Don Miguel Ruiz

Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living fucking worthwhile. Mia Asher

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

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’ll never be able to let him go. You’ll always feel wrong about being with me. Suzanne Collins

I suppose you can’t hold on to old things just for the sake of holding on. Jenny Han

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

Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours Donna Lynn Hope

Detachment means letting go and non-attachment means simply letting be. Stephen Levine


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

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. Valery Satterwhite

If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down. Amit Ray

when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you’re free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up. Richard Carlson

I take my hand back, like a leaf letting go. It hurts too much to hang on. So why does it hurt so much to let go. Emily Murdoch

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. Jack Kornfield

All that sadness. All that anger. It is the smoke that gets into your eyes. If you do not blow it away, how can you hope to see Anthony Horowitz

Do you know what pain is, Cammie It’s the body’s physical response to imminent harm. It is the mind’s way of telling us to move our hand off the stove or let go of the broken glass. Ally Carter

She’s not going to let go until she sees for herself that there’s nothing left to hold on to. Susane Colasanti

It’s me. I chose this. I chose all of this — this rock has been waiting for me my entire life. I’ve been moving towards it my whole life. Aron Ralston

Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go. Oriah Mountain Dreamer

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Henry Havelock Ellis

And when the light has long since gone …. I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply because I cannot let go. Ranata Suzuki

You should get out of here. Have a good life. Bree Despain

Learning isn’t acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired. Criss Jami

Don’t go through life; grow through life. Eric Butterworth

We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom He has given the breath of life. We die in order to live. Elisabeth Elliot

The rose has told
In one simplicity
That never life
Relinquishes a bloom
But to bestow
An ancient confidence. Nathalia Crane

So go, girl. We should have been one person all along, not two. Dorothy Baker

Everything started as nothing. Auliq Ice

I can’t protect you without holding a sword. I can’t embrace you while holding a sword. Tite Kubo

It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving it’s purpose in your life. Chinonye J. Chidolue

The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all. Lalah Delia

The ultimate form of forgiveness is in comprehending there’s nothing to forgive. Roy Bennett

If you let people’s perception of you dictate your behavior, you will never grow as a person. Mr. George Feeny

Then, she let it go. Cassia Leo

Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well. Germany Kent

His being there was stirring up a lot of memories she’d have been happier to leave as sentimental sediment. Not that they weren’t good memories. That was the trouble. Diana Killian

We have to unclasp our palms and let go of every alternate reality where we’re happier, stronger, brighter because of all the things we did differently. Those universes do not exist. But ours does. And it’s okay here, if we open our eyes up and let it be. Heidi Priebe


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

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. Goldie Hawn

To ‘let go’ sometimes makes us feel like losers because it means giving up what truly we felt we had a right to. But true strength lies in resisting the urge to hold onto things and people that bring us down. Chinonye J. Chidolue

Seen no matter how and said as seen. Dread of black. Of white. Of void. Let her vanish. And the rest. For good. Samuel Beckett

The question is: do you want suffering or do you want peace It’s that simple. Donna Goddard

Letting go is a practice, but the more you experience the joy and peace from being in alignment and remain committed to your growth the more easeful it becomes to remain in alignment. Victoria L. White

No one is perfect. The important thing is to keep trying and to not beat yourself up over anything you did or didn’t do. Just keep moving forward. Remember, you can’t change the past. The power you hold to change anything is right now. Akiroq Brost

It’s not the current that will drown you. It’s the exhaustion from fighting it. Rebekah Crane

It never truly mattered. None of it. Neither of us. It was one out of billion moments and I took it for more than it was; that’s why we’re always so brokenhearted. Dominic Riccitello

The sooner we let go of holding on, the sooner we can hold on to the beauty of what’s unfolding before us. Nothing was ever meant to stay the same forever. Julieanne O’Connor

This is the upside to crashing: madly letting go and giving yourself to someone else. This is the freedom beyond the fear. Rebekah Crane

When you hold onto a script that doesn’t serve you, you leave no space to write a new one that does. Jennifer Ho

I had to let her go. She’s not coming back. The distance is too great. The mountain between us is the one mountain I cannot climb. Charles Martin

Very few things in our privileged life are entitled to the distinction, or the stranglehold fear can have on us. Debbie Lynn

I realized that there was no point or sense in chasing after happiness that had perished. Mikhail Lermontov

Sometimes letting go is braver than holding on until you break. Rebekah Crane

The most beautiful form of mastery is the art of letting go. Claudia Gray

Letting go emotionally is the quintessential asana for yoga of the heart. Khang Kijarro Nguyen

In the process of letting go, you gain the power to unfold yourself like a flower. Debasish Mridha

You have to learn when to care. And when to let go. You’ll grow calluses. Brandon Sanderson

There is no point in living in the present if you can’t let go of the past. Miranda Olsen

Because sometimes it’s about letting go of what your mind tells you and following what your heart shows you instead. That’s how you know it will always be real. T.J. Klune

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

Life is a perfect balance of acceptance with joy and of letting go with love. Debasish Mridha

Letting go frees us to connect with more of our vital energy. Kristi Bowman

How is it you can feel you love someone when you hardly know them and how do you stop loving them once you do. Kate McGahan

The second I realized I had nothing left to say is the exact moment I realized it was truly over. Dominic Riccitello

Autumn is the time of year when Mother Nature says, Look how easy, how healthy, and how beautiful letting go can be. Toni Sorenson

Some loves are like the tide. Like water washing over you then slipping through your fingers. They come and they go. They come and they go. Kate McGahan

Silence in the midst of chaos is an art that no man can understand! Fahad Basheer

If you can’t forgive, if you can’t let go, you have to carry the rock with you. Amit Ray

Those who mock at your letting go are those who respect your revenge. Fahad Basheer

By letting go of everything, you will find you can create everything within you. Debasish Mridha


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

I’m trusting that the pain of letting go will be eclipsed by the relief of moving on. Scott Stabile

It’s a tiring game resenting the scars and the fearful memories. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Live and forgive. James Constable

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

I’ve come to understand that life is a constant letting go. Scott Stabile

Maybe you’re holding on too tight, and the magic comes in letting go. Scott Stabile

You have to let the balloon go if you want to see it fly. Marty Rubin

It takes love to hold on when you want to let go. It takes love to let go when you want to hold on. Kate McGahan

I need to stop running back to you in my mind all the time. Ranata Suzuki

Don’t hold onto things, it will only bring you pain. Ellen DeGeneres

Breathe in, take what life hands you; hold it, accept it; breathe out, let it go. Susan Gable

Sometimes you have to fight for the past and sometimes you have to let go. Shannon M Mullen

It is a fight to let go of a past that refuses to withdraw its sticky tentacles from your present. Richelle E. Goodrich

If it doesn’t agree with your spirit let it go. Germany Kent

Before you reach the point of forgiveness, you go through the phase where you pray… for every possible misfortune and ill luck to strike them dead while you sit and watch. Joyce Rachelle

The overarching practice of letting go is also one of gaining resilience and insight. Sharon Salzberg

Letting go is an inside job, something only we can do for ourselves. Sharon Salzberg

Question: Where do I go from here
Answer: Out of your comfort zone. In the direction of your dreams. Izey Victoria Odiase

Letting go is not getting rid of. Letting go is letting be. Sally Brampton

Forgiveness for ourselves and other is one of the main elements in growth. It allows us to free ourselves of the issues that are holding us down. Nanette Mathews

Forgiveness means saying that you’re not going to let what happened to you define you any longer. Heidi Priebe

The happiest people are the one who have mastered life’s hardest lesson. They’ve learned how to let go. Romina Russell

Ignite the light within you, it will make your world brighter. Avis J. Williams

Sometimes moving on is the only way to move on. Colleen Hoover

If you want to make room for something new, you must let go of something old that no longer serves you. Roy T. Bennett

Letting go is not about giving up, being lazy, or sacrificing yourself… Letting go doesn’t have to mean losing; it can be about coming into a new, open, clean space from which you can create. Rebekah Elizabeth

Holding on and getting attached is sadness. Letting go with love opens the heart to fill it with happiness. Debasish Mridha

Clear out the past, layout the present and prepare for a much better and brighter future. Omoakhuana Anthonia

It takes a lot of courage to let go of things that hurt us. But when we finally do – we are free. Kiran Shaikh

I have learned that the first step to letting go is to accept the facts. Abeer Allan

The life is possible without the past. You can always have a fresh start with life, at any point. Each moment millions of children’s are born to have a fresh start with life. Roshan Sharma


Whatever comes, let it come, what stays let stay, what goes let go. H. W. L. Poonja

Let go into His arms until you find yourself obsessed on things divine. John Crowder

In the process of letting go, we create abundance. Debasish Mridha

The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me. Ricky Maye
Follow your heart. It will lead you to where you need to be. Avis J. Williams

Learning to let go of anyone that does not add to your progress is affirming your inner sense of purpose. Just Keep moving! Chinonye J. Chidolue

When you choose to let go, you discover more about who you are and what you want out of life, and then you go for it! Chinonye J. Chidolue

What you are trying to let go of
…is already gone. Sanober Khan

Think differently, BE better! Darren L Johnson

Life is a balance of hanging on and letting go.In the moment, shut down the mind and let intuition give you the answer. Have no regrets. Matthew Donnelly

People will always reveal themselves to you. Read the signs and know when to let go. Karen A. Baquiran

The most liberating moment, is the moment you finally let go. Ava Harrison

Life happens with or without our permission. Sheila Tiller-Tooks

You know you’re in a good place when you no longer are interested in looking back. You prefer to enjoy the journey. Karen Salmansohn

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

If you truly love someone, have the faith to ‘let them go.’ Encourage them to be the fullest measure of themselves, and you will be overwhelmed by the love that your spouse returns to you. Seth Adam Smith

There’s no need to look back. What’s behind you is smaller than what’s in front you. Robert Tew

You don’t smile when you’re holding on. You smile when you’re letting go. Taylor Adams

When you try too hard to hold on to something, you break it. Sometimes, we need to let go so that other people can have their chance at the magic. Cassie Beasley

The process of letting go is an act of accepting. Debasish Mridha

Sometimes you have to let go in order to receive; after all the universe naturally acquires balance. Turcois Ominek

it is hard to let go , to imagine alternatives, stop thinking about things you are not ready to explore. Kamal Benslimane Soufiane

Past shouldn’t always be treasured, because
Present and Future become trashed. Bradley B. Dalina

You have to make the decision to let go of the past if you want to move forward. Bryant McGill

Letting go doesn’t have to mean walking away. It means the things that hurt you don’t hurt you anymore. Sue Fitzmaurice

Life is full of bullshit; reject or deal with it, but move on. Sue Fitzmaurice

You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on.
Accept what it, forget what was. Sue Fitzmaurice

You can’t fight the whole world, and you can’t keep fighting everyone in your own world. It’s not about giving up, it’s about letting go. Sue Fitzmaurice

Prolonging it won’t make it your belonging. Goitsemang Sandra Mvula

Sometimes the way to share your love is to let someone go. Bryant McGill

Let go with love. Danielle Barone

Life is meant to be remarkable. . let go and let it be! Heidi Reagan

Is it a weakness not being able to hate Or is it preparation for what is inevitable, the ability only to love. Tom Althouse

Let go and go beyond living the dream, by dreaming the reality, into a reality beyond the dream. Tom Althouse

Let your love remain pure as if it was never cut in the first place. Aline Alzime


Because some things
aren’t ours to hold,
but just beautiful
to listen to. Sanober Khan

How do you let go of anger How do you release a fury you’ve been standing on for so long, you would stumble were it yanked away. Mitch Albom

Sometimes you have to let things go. Sometimes you have to stop caring for a minute. Trina Etmanskie

Letting go of “stuff” allowed the world to collapse behind me as I moved, so I became nothing more or less than who I simply was: Me. Dee Williams

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

Things change, time changes. People change, life changes. Time changes things, life changes people. Aline Alzime

Forgiveness is the process of dropping off your emotional baggage. Tim Fargo

Some people have to leave your life because their very presence prevents, perverts & distorts your purpose. Don’t be afraid to let go. Renita Bryant

Sometimes letting go is the hardest thing imaginable, yet holding on is even harder. Toni Sorenson

The future has no memory of your past or present. You are free to make it anything you choose. So make it great! Meena Sarine

What is the purpose of my life, is it doesn’t have to do with learning to let go. Jack Johnson

The only thing you should never hold on to is a grudge. Lisa M. Cronkhite

It’s painful and it’s messy. But sometimes you just have to make the break and start again. Tony Parsons

No matter what, we have to keep moving forward, even if we have to crawl. Kellie Elmore

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is the freedom to pursue their happiness. S.K. Nicholls

Dare to live by letting go. Tom Althouse

Sometimes the only way to keep love, is to let it go. Prashant Chopra

Don’t try fixing something that is already broken in the first place. John Robert Go

Letting yesterday affect today will only destroy the excitement of tomorrow. Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Sometimes letting someone go is the ultimate act of love. Cassia Leo

Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember nothing stays the same for long, not even pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. May Sarton

You have to let go of those feelings, Ra. Anger, fear, regret. It’s the only way you can forgive yourself and love again. Winna Efendi

Seize the day, then let it go. Marty Rubin

Watch me go. Watch me. Because you said i couldn’t. Because you thought I wouldn’t. Go on, cry now. Cry. Kellie Elmore

If I learned anything in this life, I’ve learned that you can’t cling on. Michael Morpurgo

I miss your smile… but I miss mine more. Laurel House

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

In order to pick something up, you’ve got to put something down. Todd Stocker

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

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

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

Your past does not equal your future. Anthony Robbins


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 more drab and empty for their departure. Stephen King

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

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
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. Unknown

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. Unknown
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

When we go back in to the past and rake up all the troubles we’ve had, we end up reeling and staggering through life. Stability and peace of mind come by living in the moment. Pam W. Vredevelt

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

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. Jan Glidewell

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

Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution. Get over it and crush it. Anthony Robbins

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

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

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

Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. Anais Nin

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 Brownn

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

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

Let go, or be dragged. Unknown

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present. Marianne Williamson

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. Michael Cibenko

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. Catherine Ponder

To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own. Jack Kornfield

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

Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else. Paulo Coelho


Life is just a slide. Back and forth between loving and leaving, remembering and forgetting, holding on and letting go. Nicole Lyons

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes people come into your life just to teach you how to let go. Unknown

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 most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. Brigitte Nicole

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

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

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

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

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

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

We keep ourselves so tied up in regretting the past and fearing the future that we don’t have any energy left to figure out who we are and what we want to create right now. Gay Hendrix

The decision to let go of that which has completed its course in your experience is even more important than the decision to welcome new ideas. You cannot walk forward by looking backward. New wine cannot be put into old bottles, for the Bible states that the old bottles will break. You intuitively know what should depart from your life. Raymond Charles Barker

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Buddha

Don’t be afraid to let go of this acquired, invented identity; this false feeling of ‘I.’ That is like being afraid to let go of a headache. That is what the imaginary ‘I’ is—one great big headache. Vernon Howard

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

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

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

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

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

what letting go doesnt mean

Letting go does not mean that you are giving up or that you are weak. It could just mean that you are no longer allowing what hurts you to control you. Najwa Zebian

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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

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Unknown

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

Simplify your life. You don’t grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual. Unknown

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

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

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! Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ideal 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. Unknown

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

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

Letting go helps us to 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 Beatti

Letting Go Quotes By Shannon L. Alder


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

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

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

Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first. Shannon L. Alder

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

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

Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. Shannon L. Alder

A Plan B life can be just as good or better than a Plan A life. You just have to let go of that first dream and realize that God has already written the first chapter of the new life that awaits you. All you have to do is start reading! Shannon L. Alder

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. Shannon L. Alder

Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to. Shannon L. Alder

Every relationship that has hit a crossroads has asked, “What is it that you want from me. Shannon L. Alder

Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace. Shannon L. Alder

The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free. Shannon L. Alder

Forgiveness is the one gift you don’t give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free. Shannon L. Alder

You can’t selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light. Shannon L. Alder

If you never learned to hold onto someone, how could it possibly hurt now to let them go. Shannon L. Alder

We live with the scars we choose. Shannon L. Alder

When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell. Shannon L. Alder

When you forgive those that hurt you, they no longer have control over your future happiness. Their anger keeps them a prisoner to your past, while you enjoy the present. Shannon L. Alder

Worry does not keep it from raining tomorrow, but it does keep it from being sunny today. Shannon L. Alder

In the end, a lack of compatibility is what ruins relationships. You can’t force someone to be an eagle when they are a duck. Nobody wants to fly solo. Dreams were meant to be shared together. Shannon L. Alder

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

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. Shannon L. Alder

Steve Maraboli’s Quotes About Letting Go

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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. Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. Steve Maraboli

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

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

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. Steve Maraboli

Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event with fresh eyes. Steve Maraboli

Simplify your life. You don’t grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual. Steve Maraboli

We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit. Steve Maraboli

Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else. Steve Maraboli

A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery. Steve Maraboli

Why let go of yesterday Because yesterday has already let go of you. Steve Maraboli

You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to control something that isn’t yours to control. Let go. Free yourself. Allow your mind and energy to focus on something positive… to build something beautiful. Steve Maraboli

Letting go isn’t about forgetting; it’s about learning and moving on. It’s making a choice to be strengthened by your past… not strangled by it. Steve Maraboli

Let go… How would your life be different if you learned to let go of things that have already let go of you From relationships long gone, to old grudges, to regrets, to all the ‘could’ve’ and ‘should’ve,’ to the dead friendships you still hang on to… Free yourself from the burden of a past you cannot change. Steve Maraboli

Letting go is to love yourself enough to look at the past with a different perspective. It is to accept that you can’t change the past, but that you can change whether your perspective poisons or nourishes you. Steve Maraboli

Letting go is never easy. There is no short-cut or trick to it. You must be committed enough to your future to let go of your past. It’s not easy and it’s likely to hurt, but it is for the best. Steve Maraboli

Letting go isn’t about having the courage to release the past; it’s about having the wisdom to embrace the present. Steve Maraboli

Perspective makes all the difference. It’s not what you look at; it’s what you see. Steve Maraboli

When you hate something, you chain yourself to it. Steve Maraboli

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! Steve Maraboli

You can’t possibly embrace that new relationship, that new companion, that new career, that new friendship, or that new life you want, while you’re still holding on to the baggage of the last one. Let go… and allow yourself to embrace what is waiting for you right at your feet. Steve Maraboli

Mandy Hale Quotes About Letting Go


You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself. Mandy Hale

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

The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life. Mandy Hale

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

Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate. Mandy Hale

It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it. Mandy Hale

We can let go of the person or love or friendship without letting go of the lesson. Mandy Hale

Breakups have a way of shaking us awake and helping us see what we really want vs. what we are willing to settle for. Mandy Hale

When God requires us to surrender one dream, it’s because He wants to hand us a bigger and better one. Mandy Hale

To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more. Mandy Hale

No matter how much you stress or obsess about the past or future, you can’t change either one. In the present is where your power lies. Mandy Hale

Don’t pour a lifetime of effort into a seasonal relationship. Not everyone from the pilot belongs in the finale. Mandy Hale

If you’ve been there, done that, gotten the t-shirt, isn’t it time to move on to a new destination Don’t waste a lot of time stressing the “could have’s – because if it should have, it would have! Mandy Hale

The wonderful, beautiful thing that happens when you rid yourself of the things that don’t see your worth You make space in your life for all the glorious things you deserve. Mandy Hale

Happily Single is holding out for the best and letting go of the rest. It’s saying “I will and I can to YOURSELF before you say “I do to someone else. Mandy Hale

The things we don’t stress tend to turn out best. Trust and let go. Mandy Hale

TRUST that if they strayed from your path – they DO NOT belong there. Not everybody can go where you’re going. Mandy Hale

Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to. Mandy Hale

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

One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life Right after a break-up. Mandy Hale