Moving on from an idyllic love life that has just crashed before your eyes like a deck of cards is never easy. It may seem impossible even. But you know what? The sun will shine again, the flowers will bloom again and the birds will sing again. The grief and pain will take time to pass. To help you get through them, here are some love quotes about moving on that will serve as inspiration, and give you the strength you need to finally let go and move on.
Zahir, in Arabic, means visible, present, incapable of going unnoticed. It is someone or something which, once we have come into contact with them or it, gradually occupies our every thought, until we can think of nothing else. This can be considered either a state of holiness or of madness.
– Paulo Coelho
Not every love story has a happy ending. Not everyone gets to be with the person they want to be with. Not every love is requited. Getting over someone is so much easier said than done. You want to scream your lungs out. You want to rip and break everything that reminds you of the one you love. You want to hurt yourself, you want to hurt others. You want to be left alone, to pick up the million pieces that your heart has broken into and try to put them back to make yourself whole again. Unnecessary sympathy and hollow reassurances annoy you. At such times, words that explicitly explain what will help you and what will not, are probably the only thing that will ring true to you. Here are some quotes that will help you see that after all the crying and sadness, there will always be hope for something better.
An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
– Harold Loukes
If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.
– Lisa Moriyama
Never look back. If Cinderella went to pick up her shoe, she would not had become a princess.
Get mad, then get over it.
– Colin Powell
Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling and moving on.
– Tom Jackson
If you bury the pain deep down it will stay with you indefinitely, but if you open yourself to it, experience it, and deal with it head-on, you’ll find it begins to move on after a while.
– Greg Behrendt
To be able to move on, one has to learn to forgive not only the person (or people) who have done one wrong but also oneself.
– Eugenia Tripputi
You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
– Oprah Winfrey
Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.
– Pat Riley
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
– Norman Vincent Peale
You have to forgive to forget, and forget, to feel again.
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
– Ayn Rand
There’s no need to miss someone from your past. There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future.
Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
– M. Kathleen Casey
The heart was made to be broken.
– Oscar Wilde
Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were.
Love is unconditional, relationships are not.
– Grant Gudmundson
I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I’m open to anything that will happen to me.
– Nicole Kidman
Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you’re with an individual who isn’t moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain’t going to work.
Take a second out to think about this: in your life you search and search for the right person for you. Every time you break up with someone you get one step closer to that person. You should look at moving on as getting closer to meeting the one.
– Ian Philpot
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’
– Joel Osteen
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
– E.M. Forster
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
– Oprah Winfrey
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
– Hermann Hesse
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.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Moving on after a break up can seem tough, but remember, tough times don’t last, tough people do. And impossible though you may find it at this juncture, you definitely want to live your life with dignity and the constant hope for something better. There’s no better way of doing it.