89 Inspiring Quotes about Letting go

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about letting go? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 89 most beautiful letting go quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Letting go quotes

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past. You won’t be able to forgive yourself for not doing things differently until you stop wishing things were different

— Zoe York, Love on a Spring Morning

[D]etachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be. (95)

— Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

We can let go of the person or love or friendship without letting go of the lesson.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

When every piece falls into place, it’s like a dance, a delicate but powerful balancing act. The art of holding on and letting go at the same time.

— Kristin Bartley Lenz

You look around at the people in your life, one by one, choosing to hold on to the ones who make you stronger and better, and letting go of the ones who don’t.

— Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word

Choosing the right people to surround you, and letting go of the wrong ones, takes courage.Be courageous!

— Tony Curl

Sometimes I am all right. Is this what they call letting go? I have let go, if letting go means I am all right sometimes.

— David Sheff

Let today be the day you learn the grace of letting go and the power of moving on.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Sometimes letting go is not about a lack of faith in God, but a lack in faith that you have it in yourself to pull off the greatest plan he has in store for you.

— Shannon L. Alder

I’m not letting go of you.

— Jojo Moyes, After You

When you’re passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.

— Debra Messing

Future strong is letting go of what no longer serves you. Quickly.

— Bill Jensen, Future Strong

Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat.

— William Paul Young, The Shack

‎All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

— H. Havelock Ellis

When you have succeeded in letting go of a trivial preoccupation or two, your awareness will begin to expand into the deeper sources of stress in your life, the bigger uncontrollable things that you have been at pains to control.

— Linda Bender, Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

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 G. Jampolsky, Love Is Letting Go of Fear

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.

— Lama Surya Das

Surrendering and letting go isn’t not taking action.There is a difference. Taking action is moving forward and surrendering is letting go of fear.

— Eileen Anglin

This is the Hour of Lead – Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow – First – Chill – then Stupor – then the letting go –

— Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

Sometimes letting go is the only way to find out who you’re meant to hold on to.

— J. Sterling, The Perfect Game

Forgiving is not about forgetting, it’s letting go of the hurt

— Mary McLeod Bethune

Having inner peace means committing to letting go of self-criticism and self-doubt.

— Sanaya Roman, Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation

The meaning of bravery is more than the act of being strong, it is also about letting go of what you cannot control and trusting the unknown.

— Steven Cuoco

You can either hold onto your dream by letting go of your excuses or hold onto your excuses by letting go of your dream.

— Orrin Woodward

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

— Havelock Ellis

I ponder the rhythms of letting go and embracing whatever is around the corner, trusting that the empty spaces will be filled. And knowing that sometimes community can happen only in the gaps where mystery resides.

— Joyce Hollyday

All levels of ascension involve letting go of things that hold you back.

— Lenon Honor

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store.

— Joel Osteen

The overarching practice of letting go is also one of gaining resilience and insight.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

When you initially forgive, it is like letting go of a hot iron. There is initial pain and the scars will show, but you can start living again.

— Stephen Richards, Releasing You From The Past: Healing Past Hurt Through Forgiveness

Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.

— David Bowie

By letting go we become free to accept what is new.

— Debasish Mridha

Forgiveness is not about forgetting, Mack. It is about letting go of another person’s throat.

— William Paul Young, The Shack

Sometimes kindness is stepping aside, letting go of our need to be right & just being happy for someone.

— Sharon Salzberg, A Heart as Wide as the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness

I believe the difficulty that lies in growth, is the struggle of letting go of all you know to learn about the unknown. When in all actuality the unknown that you’re learning about is yourself.

— Turcois Ominek

I used to have a sign pinned up on my wall that read: Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us…It was all about letting go of everything.

— Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Do not let go of your right to make your own decisions, because by doing so you are letting go of who you really are.

— Sameh Elsayed

I spend a lot of time thinking about this business of letting go – letting go of the children God gives to us for such a brief time before they go off on their own; letting go of old homes, old friends, old places and old dreams.

— Susan Estrich

Sometimes it’s just a matter of letting go and getting on with life.

— Angi Kim, A Journey Of Riches: The art of overcoming challenges

I wish for you the wisdom to realize that you can let go of a past relationship without letting go of the lessons it taught you.

— Steve Maraboli

The most hardest thing in life is letting go of the person whom you dearly love.

— Luffina Lourduraj

I’m trusting that the pain of letting go will be eclipsed by the relief of moving on.

— Scott Stabile

A cynical modification of letting go doesn’t bring forgiveness, it’s when, once you forgive, will you be able to let go.

— Anthony Liccione

We could do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.

— Steve Maraboli

The secret self knows the anguish of our attachments and assures us that letting go of what we think we must have to be happy is the same as letting go of our unhappiness.

— Guy Finley

We were letting go of October, relinquishing color, readying ourselves for streets lacquered with ice, the town closed like a walnut, locked inside the cold.

— Mark Perlberg, The Impossible Toystore

Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation’ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.

— Marianne Williamson

After every shirt she looks at me and smiles, letting go of air she no longer needs. She laughs after the sweater, knowing I’m gonna tell her it’s too hot for it, knowing she’ll say it’s for the plane and ask “what if the room gets cold?

— Darnell Lamont Walker, Book of She

When you feel stuck in a hard time, jump-start a pro-change attitude by letting go of possessions that no longer work for you – like old clothes and old shoes.

— Karen Salmansohn

We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

There is one essential requirement for being close with a dying person: the letting go of self-concern.

— Robert Martensen, A Life Worth Living: A Doctor’s Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era

The art of letting go is simply about personal empowerment. Realizing what you’re in charge of, realizing what you control, and more importantly, what you don’t control.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Sometimes letting go is the best solution

— Mahsati Abdul

Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.

— Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

Sometimes letting go is the hardest thing imaginable, yet holding on is even harder.

— Toni Sorenson

By letting go of misguided beliefs, love and compassion can break through.

— Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

I have learned that the first step to letting go is to accept the facts.

— Abeer Allan

In many cases, people hold on so tightly to their past pains to avoid letting go of the “excuses” and the fear of having to be accountable for their life.

— Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

It is okay to release your feelings when you feel the waves coming. It’s all part of the process of having to let go of your relationship with your loved one as you once knew it. And remember, letting go is not the same thing as forgetting!

— Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick’s Path from Loss to Hope

After writing, there is the letting go part. Perfection is a myth; as we all get better by day.Allow yourself to grow in active practice, release that book to the world, and do better with the next one.

— Uma Nnenna

A true pilgrimage requires letting go of the very things most people try to hold onto. In seeking after what the soul desires, we become pilgrims with no home but the path the soul would have us follow.

— Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul

Cutting out drama… Healthy mind and body choices… Intent followed by action… Keeping real friends and letting go of the pretends… Livin’ clean for Twenty Seventeen!

— Steve Maraboli

Love is letting go of fear.

— Gerald Jampolsky

The relief of opening one’s hand and letting go was immense. But soon after, I tightened again. A desire for revenge, a strange revenge.

— Anaïs Nin, Henry and June: From “A Journal of Love”–The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event with fresh eyes.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.

— Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

For me, every single thing I do seems to be about the process of letting go because that’s what I so desperately need to do with so many things: with fear, with what people think of me, and all these things I’ve worried about my whole life.

— John Grant

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

— Gerald G. Jampolsky

I’m not letting go of you” – Sam

— Jojo Moyes, After You

It was my letting go that gave me a better hold.

— Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

[Let] go of your attachments: your attachment to being right, to having total control, or to living forever. This process of letting go is integral to the process of becoming whole.

— Judith Hanson Lasater

Flanked by his personal guardsmen, Emperor Gevalen walked toward me, never letting go of me with his eyes. It was thrilling and terrifying all at once.

— Julie B. Campbell, Love at First Plight

The most difficult thing is letting go of something you believed you were born to do, but there is always other options.

— Julian Quintero

The process of letting go is an act of accepting.

— Debasish Mridha

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are. (in Bill Moyers’ Healing and the Mind)

— Rachel Naomi Remen

Giving up doesn’t make you a quiter, a loser or a failure.It makes you wise enough to stop holding on to what refuses to be held.Hence i say, letting go hurts, but holding on to what is no longer therehurts even more.

— Nomthandazo Tsembeni

Letting go of resentment or hurt allows you to take your power back. Forgiveness isn’t about saying what happened to you is okay. It is about living your life in the present and letting go of the past.

— Renee D. Cefalu

As far as I can tell, it’s just about letting the universe know what you want and then working toward it while letting go of how it comes to pass.

— Jim Carrey

Knowledge is learning something new everyday. Wisdom is letting go of some bad habits everyday.

— Farshad Asl

The key in letting go is practice. Each time we let go, we disentangle ourselves from our expectations and begin to experience things as they are.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Creativity could be described as letting go of certainties.

— Gail Sheehy

See for yourself whether letting go when a part of you really wants to hold on doesn’t bring a deeper satisfaction than clinging.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are – Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life

When you become a happier human being as a result of letting go of certain people or things, that’s the universe’s way of letting you know it was the right choice.

— Unknown

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.

— Nicole Sobon, Program 13

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that makes you sad.

— daily dose

Happily Single is holding out for the best and letting go of the rest. It’s saying “I will and I can” to YOURSELF before you say “I do” to someone else.

— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

When you accept discomfort of whatever moment that you are in. The power of that surrender, that letting go of desiring to be in a different situation than the one your in………will set you free from the hell of your unconscious.

— Matthew Donnelly

We often mistake letting go for giving up. Knowing the difference betweenthe two can make all the difference in the end.

— Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road