110 Letting Go Of Someone You Love Quotes To Help You Move On

Looking for heartfelt quotes about letting go of your love? We have rounded up the best collection of letting go of someone you love quotes, sayings, captions, (with images and pictures) that you might relate to.

It’s always hard to let go of relationships and friends. Whether it’s through death or separation, breakup, it doesn’t happen easily. The process is very sad and painful and you always feel to attached to let go of the feeling and move forward in life.

Also See: Toxic People Quotes

We’ve all had an ex that we can’t seem to get out of our minds. You may have ended your relationship because of betrayal, cheating or a toxic friendship. But even after the breakup their thoughts hold us and often stops us from moving on.

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If you like these words of wisdom then also check out our post don’t look back quotes and learning from mistakes quotes.

Letting Go Of Someone You Love Quotes 

  1. “Dare to live by letting go.” – Tom Althouse

  2. “It hurts letting go to someone you loved but in the end you will realize it was for the best.”

  3. “It’s better to have nobody than to have someone who is half there, or doesn’t want to be there.”

  4. “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.” – Fridtjof Nansen

  5. “The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli

  6. “It’s not easy letting go of someone you love. It’s even harder when you know it’s the right thing to do.”                                                                                                   
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    letting go of someone you love quotes

  7. “Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.” – Dawson’s Creek

  8. “Letting go of someone you love is hard, but holding on to someone who doesn’t even feel the same is much harder.”                                                                                         
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    goodbye letting go of someone you love quotes

  9. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel                                                                         
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    letting go of someone you love quotes images

  10. “Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.” – Germant Kent

  11. “The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.” – Tammara Webber

  12. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli                                                                     
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    sad letting go of someone you love quotes

  13. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale

  14. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them.” – C. JoyBell C.

  15. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

  16. “There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” – Kate DiCamillo

  17. “If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” – Amit Ray

  18. “To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” – Jack Kornfield

  19. “If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” – Sarah Dessen

  20. “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

  21. “There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.”

  22. “The sooner we heal our traumas, the sooner we liberate ourselves from the people who hurt us. By hating them, we hold onto them. We cannot heal.” – Vironika Tugaleva

  23. “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

  24. “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

  25. “If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.” – Deb Caletti

  26. “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

  27. “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 Landers

  28. “There’s a difference between goodbye and letting go. Goodbye is “I’ll see you again when I’m ready to hold mine”. Letting go is “I’ll miss your hand. I realized it’s not mine to hold, and I will never hold it again….”

  29. “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” – Alyson Noel

  30. “Letting go of someone you love is the rarest and truest form of love itself. To stay together needs attachment and understanding. But to stay apart no matter how hard it is and wish for their happiness needs love.” – Shree

  31. “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” – Steve Maraboli

  32. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” – C. JoyBell C.

  33. “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

  34. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – C. JoyBell C.

  35. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” – Stephen King

Goodbye Letting Go Of Someone You Love Quotes 

Though it’s not easy to let go someone you love so deeply, but forgiving the person in your mind will help you counter the painful thoughts.

Also See: End of Relationship Quotes

When you let go the bitterness, anger, and grudges against your partner who did wrong to you, it is better for your emotional health and helps you grow and move on in life with better relations and love.

  1. “It’s not easy letting go of someone you love.”

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

  3. “Letting go of someone you love is the hardest thing you’ll do.”

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

  5. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” –Lao Tzu

  6. “Sometimes, the loudest sound you hear is the sound of letting go.”

  7. “Whatever comes, let it come, what stays let stay, what goes let go.”

  8. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama

  9. “Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past.” – Emily Giffin

  10. “Sometimes we have to let go of what killing us, even if it’s killing us to let go.”

  11. “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

  12. “If we let the storms pass and choose to reflect, we come out better than ever.” – Tim Ferriss

  13. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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    goodbye let go of someone you love pictures

  14. “Detachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be.” – Stephen Levine

  15. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

  16. “At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”

  17. “Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.” – Valery Satterwhite

  18. “Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.” – Ralph Marston

  19. “We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.”

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

  21. “Its really hard to let someone go. Especially if that person you’ve always wanted in your life, but that’s the thing.”

  22. “In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

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

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

  25. “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

  26. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” – Mandy Hale

  27. “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

  28. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

  30. “It’s really hard not letting go of someone you love, but it’s harder getting hurt by knowing the fact that you will never be together.”

  31. “To love and let go, love and let go, love, and let go… it’s the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.” – Rachel Brathen

  32. “To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.”

  33. “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

  34. “All that sadness. All that anger. It is the smoke that gets into your eyes. If you do not blow it away, how can you hope to see?” – Anthony Horowitz

  35. “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

  36. “The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.” – C. JoyBell C

  37. “Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” – Jack Kornfield

  38. “…when you let go of your expectations when you accept life as it is, you’re free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.” – Richard Carlson

  39. “If you create some space for them in your heart and they choose to ignore… let them go. If the two of you were meant to relate you will eventually reconnect in future.”

  40. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

  41. “It hurts to say goodbye to a person you love knowing that life won’t be the same without him. But its better to give up rather than to fight knowing that you’re the only one fighting.”

  42. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J. K. Rowling

  43. “You’ve got to know when to let a woman go if you want to keep her, and if you don’t want to keep her, you let her go anyhow. It’s always a process of letting go, one way or the other.” – Charles Bukowski

  44. “You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.” – Marisa Donnelly

  45. “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.

Letting Go Of A Relationship Quotes

You may lose someone to death, time, or a break-up. Being apart from the love of your life can be heart-breaking. You seem your life has come to an end when you can’t get your mind off your partner who has now parted ways.

Be it a divorce or a sad breakup, with time you should accept the reality and free yourself from the baggage of the relationship.

Also Read: Forget The Past Quotes

A harmful friendship or love relation we hold on to even though it exhausts us. Or even a family member who is toxic. Why can’t we learn how to let go of someone, even when we know they’re not good for us?

  1. “It’s not easy letting go of someone you love.”

  2. “Pain will leave you, when you let go” – Jeremy Aldana

  3. “Never be sad for what is over, just be glad it was once yours.”

  4. “Sometimes people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.”                                                         
    Letting Go Of Love Quotes
    Letting Go Of Love Quotes

  5. “There is no point in holding on to someone who has already let you go.”

  6. “There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” – Elizabeth Berg

  7. “Don’t let the heart that didn’t love you, keep you from the one that will.”                                 
    Letting go of someone you love Messages
    Letting go of someone you love Messages

  8. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

  9. “Some think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go.”

  10. “A person who loves you truly will never let you go whatever the situation is.”

  11. “Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.”

  12. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli

  13. “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans

  14. “Fall in love with somebody who will never let you go to sleep wondering if you still matter.”

  15. “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”

  16. “In the end, I’d loved him enough to let go. From afar, I would love him forever.” – Cynthia Leitich Smith

  17. “Sometimes letting go of the person isn’t enough sometimes you have to let go of your memories with them too.”

  18. “Letting go is a process of releasing something that is precious to you only because it is no longer available to you.”

  19. “I mean, I am no love expert, but I’m pretty sure that the dude making you cry every day isn’t your soulmate.” – Anon

  20. “The only reason you won’t let go of what is making you sad is because it was the only thing that made you happy.”

  21. “Let go and go beyond living the dream, by dreaming the reality, into a reality beyond the dream.” – Tom Althouse

  22. “If you love something so much let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn’t it never was.” – Albert Schweitzer

  23. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” – Patti Roberts

  24. “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.” – Khalil Gibran

  25. “The greatest act of loving another person is letting go and wishing for their happiness, regardless of satisfying you.” – Ritu Ghatourey

  26. “Your peace of mind is too precious to be ruined by people who’ve broken your heart. Breath in…what lies ahead, and breath out…what has gone by.”

  27. “A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go.”

  28. “One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.”

  29. “You cannot allow your heart to be pinned to the shirtsleeve of a man you are no longer in a relationship with. You cannot allow yourself to hold onto what needs to be let go of.” – Marisa Donnelly

  30. “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

  31. “When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Catherine Ponder

  32. “When it comes to love and loss, acceptance is never easy. We can’t make someone see all we have to give, make them love us, or make them change. All we can do is move on and stop wasting time.” – April Mae Monterrosa

  33. “Are you going to allow the world around you to change while you remain stagnant? Make this the time you throw away old habits that have hindered your happiness and success and finally allow your greatest self to flourish.” – Steve Maraboli

  34. “You can meet someone who’s just right, but he might not be meant for you. You break up, you lose things, you never feel the same again. But maybe you should stop questioning why. Maybe you should just accept it and move on.” – Winna Efendi

  35. “Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.” – Goldie Hawn

  36. “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” – Tony Schwartz

  37. “You can’t possibly embrace that new relationship, that new companion, that new career, that new friendship, or that new life you want, while you’re still holding on to the baggage of the last one. Let go… and allow yourself to embrace what is waiting for you right at your feet.” – Steve Maraboli

  38. “I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart.” – Kazuo Ishiguro

  39. “What happens when you let go, when your strength leaves you and you sink into darkness, when there’s nothing that you or anyone else can do, no matter how desperate you are, no matter how you try? Perhaps it’s then, when you have neither pride nor power, that you are saved, brought to an unimaginably great reward.” –  Mark Halperin

  40. “They say when you really love someone, you should be willing to set them free. So that is what I am doing. I will step back and you will move on. I will let you go. … Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow.” –  Tabitha Suzuma

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