Monday Motivation: 55 Famous Quotes About Moving On

One thing that is permanent in life is change, whether we like it or not things and people will continue to change. However, no matter how we see those changes, we must learn to move on. Holding onto past hurts, failures, betrayals will only keep you back, you must learn to let go and keep moving on. Here are some quotes about moving on.

1. “You’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” – Tori Amos

2. “Life moves on and so should we” – Spencer Johnson

3. “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius

4. “Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward” – Erika Taylor

5. “Change has to come for life to struggle forward.” – Helen Hollick

6. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

7. “When the world is at your back, and your heart is at your feet…the best way to go on is to just “be”.” – Jennifer Varnadore

8. “A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.” – Anthony Liccione

9. Three hundred words in a day is not a lot. So much of it is thinking before writing. And then there’s the cutting.

10. But you do what you do and keep moving forward. – Holly Black

11. Designing a station with artificial gravity would undoubtedly be a daunting task. Space agencies would have to re-examine many reliable technologies under the light of the new forces these tools would have to endure. Space flight would have to take several steps back before moving forward again – Andy Weir

12. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

13. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

14. “Some think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go.” – Herman Hesse

15. “Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.” – Unknown

16. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.” – Denis Waitley

17. “We don’t want to go back to the same policies and practicies that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led to this catastrophe. We keep moving forward.” – David Axelrod

18. In the 1980s, we were advised, why don’t you follow Reaganomics or Thatcherite economics. We said, yes, there are good points, let’s see how we can fit them in the Indian economy. Every country has its own way of moving forward. – Pranab Mukherjee

19. People so far have been very fond of the Robert Altman movie, as I am, and when one things goes well it shines light on your other projects and now I seem to have a number of projects that are moving forward. Bob Balaban

20. As a melody instrument player, it’s all about getting from one note to the next, and those intervals and how you navigate your way through these vertical structures of chords. You realize that everything’s moving forward, and it’s all linear. David Sanborn

21. I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point.  David Axelrod

22. I fear that my mind would starve and that I might find myself in danger if I had no visual information, that it’s chiefly the light, the shapes, the spaces, the colors that I see that compel me to keep moving forward in life and that keep me safe. Rosemary Mahoney

23. Actually, as president of the Conference of Mayors, we passed the Simpson-Bowles plan as a template, as a template, as a frame work for moving forward and the president has done the same. Antonio Villaraigosa

24. Rock n’ roll is our religion, and we will continue to lose disciples as we go, but we pick up the fallen flag and keep moving forward, bringing forth the good news that our heroes have helped create, their bodies lost, but their spirits and their good work everlasting. Steven Van Zandt


25. Our national security is at risk when we rely on foreign oil to keep our economy moving forward. Bill Shuster

26. The big picture is the Trials and Olympics. I just have to keep focused for that, keep moving forward.
Ryan Lochte

27. I definitely feel we’re moving forward. There’s a lot more understanding… there’s less fear and we’re working on there being less hatred. Melissa Etheridge

28. I was getting a little bored with my hair. It’s kind of a symbolic thing, just getting rid of the past, moving forward. It’s amazing what a reaction you get when you cut your hair. Pamela Anderson

29. I certainly can’t complain. I work six days a week, if not seven, and eighteen hours out of twenty-four – fortunately, with a great deal of pleasure. Why? Because I only do something if I want to do it; I need to feel a desire, to find pleasure in moving forward, creating, moving, inventing. Alber Elbaz

30. With each step I take, I see that my ability to perform gets a little better. So until it starts getting worse, I’m going to keep moving forward. Rivers Cuomo

31. It is the Democrats who get the economic engine of this economy moving forward again. Terry McAuliffe

32. Try to write at least 500 words a day. You may ditch 499 of them tomorrow, but you will still be moving forward. Jojo Moyes

33. The 1992 crisis proved that the existing system was unstable. Not moving forward to the euro would have set up Europe for even more disruptive crises. Barry Eichengreen

34. “Broken hearts hurt but they will make you strong” – Unknown

35. “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” – Bryant McGill

36. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

37. “Even a rock moves on.” – Anthony Liccione

38. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

39. “People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” – Bill Cosby

40. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” – Dan Brown

41. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon

42. “When lifes seems hopeless, rearrange things for a dose of dopeness.” – Kid Cudi

43. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

44. “You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

45. “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

46. “Making a big life change can be scary but living with regret is always scarier.” – Unknown

47. “Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.” – Mandy Hale

48. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

49. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

50. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

51. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Lander

52. I often feel intellectually frustrated when I’m in a position where I’m not moving forward; when I’m not enquiring about something. Eleanor Catton

53. It’s essential to have sacred time for writing. All successful authors have some daily commitment to keep on-track and moving forward.  Dani Shapiro

54. Government spending is being restrained, the economy is making progress and moving forward, and the pro-growth, tax cutting policies put in place have allowed businesses to grow, which has brought in additional tax revenue to help pay off the debt. Bill Shuster

55. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
– Tao Te Ching


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