This collection features twenty of the best quotes about letting go. We hope these letting go quotes will help you let go and move on from whatever it is you’re going through.

“Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on.”

– Alan Cohen


“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”

– Eckhart Tolle


“If the one you love left you and your heart is still beating, it’s because you are alive, not because they are your life.”

– Unknown


“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

–  Steve Maraboli



Love is so short forgetting is so long. - Pablo Neruda



“Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.”

– Steve Maraboli


“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


“The things we don’t stress tend to turn out best. Trust and let go.”

– Mandy Hale


“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


Everything I've ever let go of has claw mark on it. - David Foster Wallace


“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times and at others, move forward with it.”

– Ray Bradbury


“We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.”

Rainer Maria Rilke


“It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.”

–  Steven King


“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.”

– Ajahn Chah


There is love in holding and there is love in letting go. - Elizabeth Berg


“Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.”

– Steve Maraboli


“In the end you can’t always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.”

– Ally Condie


“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing there’s a future.”

–  Daphne Rose Kingma

“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


Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. - Steve Maraboli

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