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Letting Go Quotes and Sayings

Kanika Khara Jul 18, 2020
Letting go of someone you loved dearly is the most difficult thing to do in life. However, if you are going through such a traumatic phase in your life, these quotes and sayings can help you move on in life with a new zest.
"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." ~ Havelock Ellis
So true isn't it? Well, most of us feel that it's holding on that makes us stronger, but this is not always true as sometimes it is important to let things go in your life. As humans we all tend to become attached to people or things very easily but when the time comes where we have to let go of them, it is the most hardest and painful thing for us to do.
In fact, even the slightest thought of leaving that person or thing you love the most can squeeze your heart in pain. But sometimes we have to let go of things in order to know whether it was really worth holding on or not. And so here is great collection quotes that will surely give you some hope and words of encouragement to deal with those tough situations.
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." ~ Lao Tzu
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." ~ Author Unknown
"Sadness flies away on the wings of time." ~ Jean de La Fontaine
"Sometimes you have to let go of the one you love to find out if there is really something there." ~ Author Unknown
"Every goodbye makes the next hello closer." ~ Author Unknown
"It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life." ~ Author Unknown
"You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind." ~ Author Unknown
"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
"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning." ~ Author Unknown
"The real genius for love lies not in getting into, but getting out of love." ~ Author Unknown
"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
"Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go." ~ Author Unknown
"Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together." ~ Author Unknown
"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." ~ Oprah Winfrey
"When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal." ~ Author Unknown
"I'm going to smile and make you think I'm happy, I'm going to laugh, so you don't see me cry, I'm going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me- I'm going to smile." ~ Author Unknown
"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
"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
"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

Never Letting Go Quotes

Though it is always better to move on with life after realizing that holding on to that person or thing was not worth, there are a few people who believe that holding on to the past may help them bring back their lost things.
"Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell." ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts." ~ Author Unknown
"I thought when love for you died, I should die.
It's dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on."
~ Rupert Brooke
"Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light." ~ Jean Giraudoux
"With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!"
~ Thomas Moore
"Ask me why I keep on loving you when it's clear that you don't feel the same way for me... the problem is that as much as I can't force you to love me, I can't force myself to stop loving you." ~ Author Unknown
"It takes a minute to like someone, and hour to love someone, but to forget someone takes a lifetime." ~ Author Unknown
"The greatest pain that comes from love is loving someone you can never have." ~ Author Unknown
"I don't know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too." ~ Missy Altijd
I hope these quotes have helped you realize that as well as encouraged you to perceive life with a positive attitude.