70 Moving On Quotes to Heal the Pain from The Past

Collection of lovely quotes by famous people when moving on. These amazing quotes can heal a person who was hurt and have trouble letting go of harmful or unhealthy things, relationships, places, and people.

Check out these quotes to get new insights and peace of mind into the art of letting go and moving forward with a positive look.

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Best Moving On Quotes

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

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

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

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

— Denis Waitley

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

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

— Albert Camus

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

— Hubert H. Humphrey

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

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

Forget the past.

— Nelson Mandela

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

— Dave Mustaine

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all this too shall pass.

— Ann Landers

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

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 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

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

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

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

— Maxwell Maltz

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

The heart will break but broken live on.

— Lord Byron

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

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.

— Yoko Ono

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

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

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

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

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

What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on.

— Emile M. Cioran

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

— Mick Jagger

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

Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.

— George Allen Sr.

Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.

— Gene Tierney

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

If you’ve got to my age you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.

— Emma Thompson

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

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

— Sarah Fielding

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

— Mike Shinoda

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

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

— Jack Dempsey

When you start using senses you’ve neglected your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.

— Barbara Sher

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

— Paul Anka

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

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

— Nicole Richie

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.

— Duncan Sheik

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

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 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

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’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

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

Suffering isn’t ennobling recovery is.

— Christiaan Barnard

Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart.

— Beverley Mitchell

I can tell you one thing Iran is closer to developing nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago or a month ago or a year ago. It’s just moving on with its efforts.

— Benjamin Netanyahu

As far as friendships go things change even without the fame. People start moving on. I have a few friends that are married and are starting to have kids and I’m like ‘Oh my goodness gracious – that’s so insane.’ I also have friends who are just doing their own thing which is cool.

— Jordin Sparks

I’m moving on. I should have made that clear when I made the announcement. I guess I wasn’t clear. If people think you’re leaving a show after all these years you might be retiring. So I understand where they’re coming from but I should have impressed the fact that I hope I’m just moving on right now.

— Regis Philbin

So I won an Oscar. It’s amazing. I’ve got that for the rest of my life for a performance I am proud of. It nearly killed me. I am really proud of the film. That’s it moving on.

— Kate Winslet

It is very clear that voice communications is moving on to the Internet. In the end the price that anyone can provide for voice transmission on the Net will trend toward zero.

— Meg Whitman

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I’m moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.

— Jeffrey Archer

In the theater it’s about taking time in a musical segment a pause in a musical way and then moving on.

— Marcia Gay Harden

With more than 67 percent of the Nation’s freight moving on highways economists believe that our ability to compete internationally is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.

— Dennis Hastert

We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment in terms of people moving on to do other things because there are relatively few companies in Scotland that are looking for the skill set that we’ve developed.

— David Milne

I can see that if this was an album done 10 or 15 years ago we could see we were moving on to some place else.

— Wayne Coyne

I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me that editing process feels like a form of play like a puzzle that needs solving and it’s one of the most satisfying parts of writing.

— Karen Thompson Walker

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

— Andy Summers

If it were the Clinton people they’d be sitting around figuring out how to pull themselves out. Instead the president is continuing to go around the country and peddling Social Security which the needle is not moving on.

— Gwen Ifill

Kubrick’s vision seemed to be that humans are doomed whereas Clarke’s is that humans are moving on to a better stage of evolution.

— Marvin Minsky

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

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