Moving On Quotes

Life is an ever-rolling journey, and sometimes, we find ourselves at crossroads where we must let go of the past and move forward. Whether you’re facing a breakup, a career change, or simply the need for personal growth, embracing change and moving on can be a challenging but necessary part of life. To inspire and support you on this transformative journey, we have curated a collection of moving on quotes.

These words of wisdom from various thinkers, writers, and leaders encapsulate the essence of resilience, courage, and the human spirit. Feel free to use these quotes as a source of motivation, share them with friends and family, or even create visually appealing graphics by copying them and enhancing them with stylish fonts. So, without further ado, let these moving on quotes guide you on your path to a brighter future.

Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing. Danica Patrick

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. Jean Kerr

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. Tori Amos

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full. Marcel Proust

Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care. Jerry Cantrell

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future. Carl Sandburg

I can’t go on. I’ll go on. Samuel Beckett

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Seneca

In my life, I have made the occasional catastrophic choice, and it’s just a case of moving on and learning from it. James Nesbitt

I don’t live in the past at all; I’m always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind. Brian Eno

I mean, don’t forget the earth’s about five thousand million years old, at least. Who can afford to live in the past? Harold Pinter

Moving on is not closure. It’s not neat, and it’s not about turning the page. It is about moving on, but it doesn’t mean that you’ve left something behind. Thomas Gibson

I can still love an ex as a person, regardless if the breakup was bad. I would never wish anything negative on them. It takes more energy to hate them than to wish them well. Ashley Greene

Like anyone who goes to college, you’re leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you’re starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting. Jason Biggs

There will always be excuses, arguments, and questions of timing when moving on difficult and controversial issues. Lara Giddings

Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about. George Allen, Sr.

I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose. Rita Rudner

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. Maxwell Maltz

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. Billy Graham

We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there’s always something beautiful that you can find. Mattie Stepanek

I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place. Caleb Johnson

Any time you end a relationship, and everyone has ended plenty in their life, it’s always a tough thing and hard to get over. Adam Brody

I can relate to having those people in your life that you feel are moving on to this great, big, normal life and you’re like, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ Kristen Wiig

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. Yoko Ono

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

The Real is ever-present, like the screen on which the cinematographic pictures move. While the picture appears on it, the screen remains invisible. Stop the picture, and the screen will become clear. All thoughts and events are merely pictures moving on the screen of Pure Consciousness, which alone is real. Ramana Maharshi

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them. Saint Basil

I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there. Billy Corgan

Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off. Demi Lovato

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. Helen Rowland

The strange thing about living somewhere for a couple of years and then moving on and not returning is that those locations become ghosts of themselves in your mind. Sarah Pinborough

Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is. Christiaan Barnard

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Lewis B. Smedes

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. Ulysses S. Grant

I will be really happy once I have done my jail time. I can start fresh. Nicole Richie

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. Sai Baba

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on. Dave Pelzer

In the world of opinion writing, there’s something called the ‘to be sure’ paragraph. A sort of rhetorical antibiotic, it seeks to defend against critics by injecting a tiny bit of counter-argument before moving on with the main point. Meghan Daum

I think you have to know how you feel when you’re sad and it’s healthy to mourn if a relationship ends. Leighton Meester

I can enjoy anywhere, and I can leave it. Life is about moving on. Waris Dirie

Anything I wrote before the age of 17 is probably worth putting a pin in and moving on. Lewis Capaldi

Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on. Carrie Underwood

By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry. Jack Dempsey

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. Helen Keller

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. Jane Austen

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. Dave Mustaine

Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past. Nikolai Gogol

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. Horace

Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss. Allen Klein

Who can’t relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next? Mike Shinoda

It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. Ernie Harwell

It takes bravery to end a relationship. Leona Lewis

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. Walter Anderson

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs. Mick Jagger

I’m moving on in years, but I tell you I still want to kick the devil before I kick the bucket. Reinhard Bonnke

The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self. Marianne Williamson

Part of the game is moving on. And you do. Chris Hughton

It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies. Rose Kennedy

Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. Elie Wiesel

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery. David Brainerd

Forget the past. Nelson Mandela

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is. Iris Murdoch

I’m the kind of person who, if I like one song, will listen to all of the band’s work before moving on to another group. Alexis Bledel

Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love. Mason Cooley

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey

O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that’s broken! Walter Scott

Grief is never something you get over. You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’ve conquered that; now I’m moving on.’ It’s something that walks beside you every day. And if you can learn how to manage it and honour the person that you miss, you can take something that is incredibly sad and have some form of positivity. Terri Irwin

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. Edmund Burke

Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. Jerome K. Jerome

Recovery begins from the darkest moment. John Major

There’s a grace period where being a mess is charming and interesting, and then I think when you hit around 27, it stops being charming and interesting, and it starts being kind of pathological, and you have to find a new way of life. Otherwise, you’re going to be in a place where the rest of your peers have been moving on, and you’re stuck. Greta Gerwig

Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people. Michael W. Smith

I have made many decisions that I probably shouldn’t have made, but life is about making mistakes, learning and moving on. Shamita Shetty

Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that’s only expedited by ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It’s a high-class problem, but it’s real. Hank Azaria

I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase. Jennifer Aniston

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were. Khalil Gibran

The Marines was a fresh start – that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name. Drew Carey

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. Sarah Fielding

I’ve always believed that if you don’t stay moving, they will throw dirt on you. Paul Anka

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana

What’s that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up. Alanis Morissette

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it. Omar Khayyam

I’ve been heartbroken. I’ve broken hearts. That’s part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner. Heidi Klum

There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving. Phylicia Rashad

The heart will break, but broken live on. Lord Byron

My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses. Isabel Allende

I know people who grow old and bitter. I want to keep making a fresh start. I don’t want them to defeat me. That would be suicidal. Robert Wyatt

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. Romain Rolland

I’m pretty horrible at relationships and haven’t been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on – returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy – is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay. Carrie Brownstein

I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music. Andy Summers

I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears. Edith Piaf

Life goes on, and I’m moving on to the next thing, but I hope the soaps that are still running will thrive. They have millions of loyal viewers. Susan Lucci

I kind of came to the conclusion after I did finally get married that love and relationships are just a series of horrific losses with hopefully one win. Justin Halpern

Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life. Tyler Perry

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I’m sure that’s true, but they aren’t willing to make healing a high priority. They aren’t willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it. Lindsay Wagner

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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