Learning the art of letting go…

Loss is a natural part of life, but sometimes it can be hard to go about letting go and moving on. Here are my collection of quotes that’s helping me in moving on. These quotes can also help those who have  lost a loved one, ended a romantic relationship or just lost touch with a friend…


The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.
— John Seely Brown

True love doesn’t have a happy ending, because true love never ends. Letting go is one way of saying I love you.
— Author Unknown

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.
— Karen Casey

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.


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

“We can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say goodbye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can’t turn the hourglass over.” – Unknown

“We need in love to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily–we do not need to learn it.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“The Tao Te Ching says, 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. Have you ever struggled to find work or love, only to find them after you have given up? This is the paradox of letting go. Let go, in order to achieve. Letting go is God’s law.” – Mary Manin Morrissey

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“There’s no need to miss someone from your past- There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future” – Unknown

You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind.
— Author Unknown

You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
— James Matthew Barrie

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
— Lao Tzu

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

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
— Joseph Campbell

As I started to picture the trees in the storm, the answer began to dawn on me. The trees in the storm don’t try to stand up straight and tall and erect. They allow themselves to bend and be blown with the wind. They understand the power of letting go. Those trees and those branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight are the ones that break. Now is not the time for you to be strong, Julia, or you, too, will break.
— Julia Butterfly Hill

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
— Oprah Winfrey

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
— Author Unknown

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
— Ann Landers

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
— Gerald Jampolsky

Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.
— Anon

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.
— Gloria Naylor

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

–Jim Rohn


Stand up and walk out of your history.
— Phil McGraw


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Cris says:

    Love the quotes and hope its okay with you but had to steal your header as it is within my line of thinking atm 🙂 .

  2. Thank you!

    **Not a problem 🙂

  3. website says:

    Is it okay to place part of this on my blog if perhaps I submit a reference to this webpage?

  4. pam dowd says:

    When you have learned and Believe that faith is not knowing God can,its knowing that God Will.Its then that you will find the inter strength you didnt know you had to be able to let Go and let God
    and not look back.Keep your focus on God he loves us and will take care of us.He didnt make our soul mate and not let us meet them.
    j

  5. Thuy Minnie says:

    “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.”

    this quote is belong to Shim Changmin of TVXQ ^^

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