Break Up and Divorce 12 Uplifting Quotes About Moving On After A Break Up

12 Uplifting Quotes About Moving On After A Break Up

I found quotes about moving on after a break up so incredibly helpful after my painful experience back then.

I'm sure you want to move on too, but – as often in life – this is easier said than done.

The hardest step in the arduous journey of breakup recovery is this one painful decision to let go finally.

It's this single choice that means the difference between learning from this devastating experience or dwelling upon the negative for a long time.

And by doing so, risking that this whole process might happen again in your future relationships.

The tricky part about moving on after a breakup is that it takes a conscious decision.

It's so much easier to hold on to the known, the hope that they will come back, rather than to find yourself cut off from your comfort zone.

Moving on, and letting go is exactly that – going out into the unknown, alone, without the one you used to love by your side.

Before you can take this important step, it helps that you are fed up back to the teeth with being powerless, dependent and so helpless about what is happening to you.

This will give you the strength to take action.

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Will it be easy after that?


But you will have made a significant leap towards independence and healing.

The following quotes about moving on after a break up can help you with that step.

If you are a regular reader, you will notice that we've had some articles with uplifting quotes before, but none so far about moving on after a breakup.

So, enjoy.

12 Uplifting Quotes About Moving On After A Break Up:

Moving On Quote #1:

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

This is from the song “A Tout Le Monde” by Megadeth.

Moving On Quote #2:

“Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.”

This quote addresses one of the biggest dangers of suffering from a breakup: not believing in love anymore and shutting down your heart.

This is wrong because there is always someone out there better than your Ex, someone who will meet your needs perfectly. Whether we believe it or not.

Turning away from love out of fear means saying “NO” to life.

Moving On Quote #3:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
-Albert Einstein

Passivity means death; activity is living. If you are passive, you allow negative things to come into your life.

Keep riding the bike.

Moving On Quote #4:

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”
-Christopher Columbus

This is one of my favorites.

To grow and to experience, one must leave their comfort zone.

Very often this means that you have to act against your fear to find what you didn't know you were looking for.

This takes a lot of courage.

Ask yourself, who would Columbus be today if he hadn't had the courage to lose sight of the shore back then?

Moving On Quote #5:

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart”
-Washington Irving

Love is like positive energy.

Energy is never lost in this universe. It only changes its form.

And so does love.

Love is a positive choice, and love always attracts more love. That's is a fact. (Now I sound like Deepak Chopra).

Moving On Quote #6:

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us”
-Alexander Graham Bell

This is so true.

We often focus and dwell too long upon negative events in our lives, the “whys” and “what ifs,” that we don't allow new positive things to come into our lives.

We have to open our eyes and say “YES” to life more often.

Moving On Quote #7:

“I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived”
-Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind.

“What is broken is broken.”  That's is often so hard to accept and yet so true.

Moving On Quote #8:

“The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.”

All experiences, be they positive or negative, define who we are as a person.

You can't carry your unfinished past with you if you want to grow, especially when entering a new relationship.

You need to have gotten over past negative experiences.

Because if you haven't, then they will bite you in the lower back eventually.

Moving On Quote #9:

“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

One of the hardest things to do after a break up is to let go of the bright future that you've planned out together.

Moving On Quote #10:

“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

We don't have any control over our Exes.

If they want to leave, we have no power to hold them back.

All we can do is to accept, let go, heal and aspire to be a better person.

Moving On Quote #11:

“Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.”
-Len Santos

What is easier, holding on or letting go?

Moving On Quote #12:

“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

This is the only way to overcome fears:

First by doing and facing what you fear and then by gaining the confidence that no matter what comes your way, you can handle it!

I hope you've enjoyed the 12 quotes about moving on after a break up and that you've found some inspiration and help to do the most vital step in your recovery process:

To let go and move on.

Your friend,
Eddie Corbano

  • tooshytotell says:

    Hi, My boyfriend and I decided to end our Long distance relationship.

    (I used to live in the same city with him so we had 3 years of foundation being together physically.)

    We broke up after our 4th year because I couldn’t trust him and I fell to the party scene.

    (After one year we got back together.)

    He went for a vacation in my city and initiated the moves and even said He loves me but I couldn’t say it back to him, then we suddenly started talking again and visiting each other. He started talking bout how he think that I am the one and how he wanted to marry me and even asked me to move in with him when we are both financially ready. I had so much hope because of the reassurance he gave me. I was willing to hold on till I get to be in his arms and there is no day that I ever stop dreaming of being near him everyday and waking up right beside him in the morning. It was perfect!

    Suddenly I started having Intuition and my gut feelings is making me uncomfortable. I was hurting for no reason. I couldn’t trust him all of a sudden. It did drive me nuts as I was confused if it was only my anxiety making me over think and he even agreed with me that it’s just my anxiety.

    May7th we both decided to end it up because he started showing no remorse whenever we’re fighting and I’m always worried about who he is with. What broke me the most was when he told me that he didn’t want me to move where he is because he wasn’t emotionally ready to be living together. I was in pain and felt helpless because I was so confident that this man loved me so much with all of his heart and now he’s not emotionally ready for me. I was hurt because he gave me false hope and I expected so high.

    I was hurting a lot and missing him. I blamed myself for why it didn’t worked out but 2 days later, I came to church to pray, cried a lot and called my friend for comfort. I was crying while expressing to her how I feel, Then she told me the most shocking story that almost made me puked. Apparently He has been flirting with my former roommate back in College. She even provided me the screenshots for evidence. My emotion escalated right away from feeling sad to feeling so mad and betrayed. I texted him right away and showed all the screenshots and funny how he even put the blame to my friend and denied everything since then I knew he wasn’t who I thought he was.

    Then the next day, the girl he used to see before we got back together told me an even more shocking story..

    Long story short when we were talking things out and about to get back together he denied me to her that we will never getting back together and how I had a boyfriend and that he only likes her. He even begged her to see him and they did. She said they almost did it but she stopped coz he thought that she was being stupid. I was glad thats what happened because I’d be more hurt. She even showed me all the screen shots and so I was furious again and told him how fucked he was and send him the screen shots and still he denied. I send hime essays of rants and how it made me feel and all he could say was “srry” not even a full sentence.

    Since then, I blocked him on my contact because I realized that he wasn’t worth it and I see him now as a complete different person because of all the lies he has done to me. The worst part was when he denied me.

    Now I don’t wish to be with him again and I’m happy that he is out of my life. I’m just hurt everything I remember all the things he has done behind my and he totally damaged me both mentally and emotionally.

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