Moving On quotes

A collection of quotes on the topic of sad quotes, goodbye, moving on, going.

Total 147 quotes moving on, filter:

John Lennon photo
Tupac Shakur photo

„You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

Variant: You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f**k on.

Robert Frost photo

„In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life — It goes on.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 261
General sources
Variant: In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Joseph Campbell photo

„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Variant: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.

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„It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Variant: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

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„Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Letter to his son Eduard (5 February 1930), as quoted in Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), p. 367
1930s

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„The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 BC

This is actually a quotation http://books.google.com/books?id=FUIHmRHf8SUC&lpg=PA130&dq=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&f=false from a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_the_Peaceful_Warrior, by Dan Millman.
Misattributed

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„Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

Variant: Life can only be understood going backward, but must be lived going forward.

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Anne Frank photo

„Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Anaïs Nin photo

„The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

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Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„You must do the thing you think you cannot do.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Victor Hugo photo

„Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.“

—  Victor Hugo, book Les Misérables

Source: Les Misérables

Maya Angelou photo

„My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.“

—  Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014

Shared on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MayaAngelou/posts/10150251846629796, July 4, 2011

Citát „Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.“
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„Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.“

—  Rosa Luxemburg Polish Marxist theorist, socialist philosopher, and revolutionary 1871 - 1919

As is often the case, this quote appears to be something Luxemburg could have said or written, but searches for a source have been unsuccessful. While Luxemburg often used metaphors of breaking or shattering chains, this, apparently, is not one of them. See: https://librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/reference-desk-unanswered-questions/

Johnny Cash photo

„You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.“

—  Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003

Variant: You build on failure. You use it as a stepping sone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

Вивиан Грин photo
William Shakespeare photo

„The course of true love never did run smooth.“

—  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lysander, Act I, scene i.
Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595)

Abbie Hoffman photo

„TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE“

—  Abbie Hoffman American political and social activist 1936 - 1989

Source: Revolution for the Hell of It (1968), p. 184.

Alice Walker photo

„Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.“

—  Alice Walker American author and activist 1944

Robin S. Sharma photo

„the purpose of life is the life of purpose“

—  Robin S. Sharma, book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Source: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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Billy Graham photo
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Bruce Lee photo
Roald Dahl photo

„If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.“

—  Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990

Paulo Coelho photo

„If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new Hello.

Paulo Coehlo“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

Variant: If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

Yogi Berra photo

„No matter where you go, there you are“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

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Henry Ford photo
Morrissey photo

„There is no such thing in life as normal“

—  Morrissey English singer 1959

Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Lauretta Bender / Quotes / 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings into Juvenile Delinquency, "Testimony of Dr. Lauretta Bender, senior psychiatrist, Belleveu hospital Newyork N.Y." http://www.thecomicbooks.com/bender.html
From songs

Jerome K. Jerome photo

„Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.“

—  Jerome K. Jerome, book Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

"On Being in Love".
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886)
Context: Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. Also like the measles, we take it only once... No, we never sicken with love twice. Cupid spends no second arrow on the same heart.

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Marya Hornbacher photo

„There is, in the end, the letting go.“

—  Marya Hornbacher, book Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Source: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Margaret George photo

„The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night's sleep.“

—  Margaret George American writer 1943

Source: Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles

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Edmund Burke photo

„I had to cease to mourn what could never be and make the most of what was possible. And I would begin doing that by trying to mend the hurts of the past.“

—  Cameron Dokey American writer 1956

Source: The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of The Ballad of Mulan

Oprah Winfrey photo

„There is no time for grief; there never is.“

—  Christopher Pike American author Kevin Christopher McFadden 1954

Source: The Red Dice

James M. Cain photo

„If you have to do it, you can do it.“

—  James M. Cain, book Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

George Gordon Byron photo

„The heart will break, but broken live on.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

Variant: And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Life is to be lived, not controlled.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Seth Godin photo

„If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.“

—  Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960

„Some people there's no getting over.“

—  Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964

Source: Sugar Daddy

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Tori Amos photo

„Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.“

—  Tori Amos American singer 1963

Source: Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel

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Herman Melville photo

„It is not down on any map; true places never are.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

Source: Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Markus Zusak photo

„She took a step and didn't want to take any more, but she did.“

—  Markus Zusak, book The Book Thief

Source: The Book Thief

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Erich Fromm photo

„Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.“

—  Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980

Anaïs Nin photo

„Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Dan Brown photo

„Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.“

—  Dan Brown, book Deception Point

Source: Deception Point

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Jodi Picoult photo

„You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.“

—  Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls

Variant: 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.
Source: Salem Falls

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Elizabeth Berg photo

„There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.“

—  Elizabeth Berg American novelist 1948

Variant: There is love in holding, and there is love in letting go.
Source: The Year of Pleasures

Citát „The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.“
Confucius photo

„The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

Source: Confucius: The Analects

„Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.“

—  Gail Tsukiyama, The Samurai's Garden

Source: The Samurai's Garden

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Nora Roberts photo

„You have to believe in it to get it…“

—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

Source: Heart of the Sea

Paulo Coelho photo

„When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Zahir

Variant: When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive- I'll find love again.
Source: The Zahir

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„No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book Kafka on the Shore

Source: Kafka on the Shore (2002), Chapter 12
Context: Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through, is now like something from the distant past. We're so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past, like ancient stars that have burned out, are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about every day, too many new things we have to learn. New styles, new information, new technology, new terminology... But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone. And for me, what happened in the woods that day is one of these.

Candace Bushnell photo

„You have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.“

—  Candace Bushnell, book Sex and the City

Source: Sex and the City

Lyndon B. Johnson photo

„Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.“

—  Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973

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„I'm done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.“

—  Ned Vizzini, book It's Kind of a Funny Story

Source: It's Kind of a Funny Story

„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 American writer

Source: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning

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Reinhold Niebuhr photo

„God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.“

—  Reinhold Niebuhr American protestant theologian 1892 - 1971

One of the most commonly quoted forms.
The Serenity Prayer (c. 1942)
Variant: Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
he courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Charles Bukowski photo
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Rebecca Solnit photo

„The art is not one of forgetting but letting go. And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss.“

—  Rebecca Solnit Author and essayist from United States 1961

Source: A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Suzanne Collins photo

„I will never give up if you never give in.“

—  Suzanne Collins American television writer and novelist 1962

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Brené Brown photo

„The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button.“

—  Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965

Source: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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Carl Sandburg photo

„I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.“

—  Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967

"Prairie" (1918)
Source: Cornhuskers

Pablo Neruda photo
Dr. Seuss photo

„You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Source: Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Oprah Winfrey photo

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

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954