Letting Go Quotes and Sayings

Letting go is not easy. It takes courage and strength to let go of your fears and worries. But if you want to live life on your terms, you need to learn how to let go.

Here are some quotes about letting go that will help you move forward.

“I think anybody who has had a long relationship and has had a really hard time letting go, wants to feel like it’s not all for naught, and it’s meaningful because it makes you who you are.” Rashida Jones
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. ” Herman Hesse

“Let go of the things that make you feel dead. Life is worth living!” Rihanna
“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
“I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.” Sheng-yen
“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
“Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.” Steve Maraboli
“Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding onto.” Socrates
“Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.” Jackson Kiddard
“Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.” Sonia Ricotti
“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
“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
“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

Letting go quotes to help you move forward

letting go sayings

“Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.” Ginni Rometty
“Sometimes you definitely need to just let go. You need to sort of forget everything.” Thea Gilmore
“Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” Dan Brown
“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” Raymond Lindquist
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” Mandy Hale
“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 Lander
“Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.” Roy T. Bennett
“So we’re in this process of letting go of our own attachments to our physical forms and to the people we love, and… basically everything. Life is like this one big process of letting go.” Adrianne Lenker

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” Guy Finley
“You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.” Drew Gerald
“If someone breaks your heart, unburden yourself by seeking inner forgiveness. Then move ahead in life. Remember that each person who comes into your life serves a purpose.” Anoir Ou-Chad
“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 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, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better.” C. JoyBell C.
“Most people believe that results matter. The idea that results in matter is one that you have to keep letting go of. And most of the time, I believe it.” Russell Simmons

Letting go quotes that will set you free and inspire you to keep going

let go quotes

“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
“A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.” Anthony Liccione
“She let him go once. Every day demands that she release him over and over again.” Julianna Baggott
“As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations.” Debbie Ford
“I used to have a lot of superstitions, and then I realized that it was kind of hogwash. Once I let go of them, I relaxed a lot.” Amy Adams
“In those moments when we realize how much we cannot control, we can learn to let go.” Sharon Salzberg
“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
“Revenge stems from the darkness. It won’t make you whole.” Shina Reynolds
“Meditation is really letting go of all the thought processes or ‘mind traffic’ that gets in the way of just whatever is between you and space and consciousness.” Trudie Styler
“Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over. ” Nicole Sobon
“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
“We have our future to explore. We won’t be slaves to the past.” Tillie Cole
“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

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.” Bryant H. McGill
“Life moves on and so should we.” Spencer Johnson
“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” Eckhart Tolle
“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

More let go quotes to help you move on

letting go quotes

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Havelock Ellis
“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” Daphne Rose Kingma
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” Victor Kiam
“We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.” Leo Buscaglia
“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
“The only way to keep a friend is to let go his stupid faults, and keep his silly love for you, with a bushel full of salt.” Fakeer Ishavardas
“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” Melissa Marr
“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. ” Deepak Chopra
“The hardest part is what to leave behind, … It’s time to let go!” A. A. Milne
“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
“Forgiveness hurts but its reward is priceless.” Naide P Obiang
“The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.” Friedrich Nietzsche
“You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” Guy Finley
“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
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