60 Best Moving On Quotes From Someone Who Hurt You

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We all need a little help after going through a breakup or hurt and moving on quotes serve as a great medium to channel energy. Such encouraging pieces contain soothing words that speed up your healing process. Time helps, but you need quotes to help you make sense of the hurt you feel during all the time necessary to move on entirely.

Most moving on quotes come from people who can relate to your pain, from having gone through it themselves or know someone that has encountered the same. To move on from an unexpected breakup is hard, so it is best to find comfort in quotes. The truth is life doesn’t always go as planned, so you can rely on the words of wisdom to guide you through it all. 

Below we have 60 moving on quotes from around the world and some from your favorite celebs (yes, they hurt too). Read on to begin your healing process.

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 Moving on Quotes From Personal Experiences

  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” –Robert Frost
  2. “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
  3. “You must let the pain visit. 2. You must allow it teach you. 3. You must not allow it overstay. (Three routes to healing)”―Ijeoma Umebinyuo
  4. “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass.” –Ann Landers
  5. “There are some real dark days where you just feel like the story is falling apart in everyone. Just keep moving forward, even when you are bluffing, even when you don’t quite know what is going to happen next”. -Unknown Author
  6. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” –Alan Watts
  7. “To move forward today, you must learn to say good-bye to yesterday’s hurts, tragedies, and baggage. You can’t build a monument to past problems and fail forward.” – John C. Maxwell
  8. “When you feel at peace with your troubles, they turn into lessons and ladders to help you climb to the next level of your evolution.”― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D., MBA
  9. “Yes, we will get hurt. Our hearts will break, and if we are lucky they will break open. When they do, we can begin to experience ourselves, relationships – indeed all of life – in a deeper, richer, and more meaningful way.” – Randy Siegel
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. Meditation practice is simply moving from a life of hurting myself and others to a life of not hurting myself and others.” – Joko Beck
  13. “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
  14. You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. Forgiveness is your own mental healing. Forgiveness is an act of self-love.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
  15. “The choice isn’t to move on—life moves whether I want it to or not. No, the choice is to look forward, not backward, to take a step because refusing to move won’t draw the past nearer, only postpone better days.”―Caroline George
  16. “Hurt can make you blind to the truth” – Abby Clements
  17. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” –Mary Manin Morrissey
  18. “We are often so convinced that we are so hurt and in pain, so much so that we opt not to forgive. Yet, consequently, that is what will make you weak!” –  Stephen Richards
  19. “Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” –Leo Buscaglia

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Fortify Your Heart After a Breakup With These Moving on Quotes

  1. “After a breakup, it takes a couple weeks for the fog to settle, but it’s always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them.” Brittany Murphy
  2. “You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.”―Ranata Suzuki
  3. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” –Jane Austen
  4. “How do you know when it’s over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” –Gunnar Ardelius
  5. “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
  6. “If you really want closure… at some point, you have to shut the door.” —Jacki Wells Wunderlin
  7. “Everyone’s allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it’s a mistake not to be.”–Harriet Evans
  8. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a breakup.” —Mandy Hale
  9. “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do, and often do much much better.”―Coco J. Ginger
  10. “Heartbroken? Channel your sorrow to become worthy of love. The world will be yours.” –Tapan Ghosh

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Moving on Quotes From Books

  1. “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 CalettiThe Six Rules of Maybe
  2. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” ― Mandy HaleThe Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
  3. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  4. “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, Rita Hayworth, and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons
  5. “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, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
  6. “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, Love Is Letting Go of Fear

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Moving on Quotes From Notable Figures

  1. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”–Albert Einstein
  2. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
  3. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You can 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
  4. “Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.” – Nelson Mandela
  5. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates
  6. “Sometimes, good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” –Marilyn Monroe
  7. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde
  8. “Hearts live by being wounded.” –Oscar Wilde
  9. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.”―Charles Dickens

Moving on Quotes From Celebrities

Here are some quotes from celebrities to help you through the hurt. They, too, go through life-changing moments, and being a celebrity does not save them from feeling pain; hence, they find comfort in these words and generously share them.

  1. “I really believe in, ‘Move on, live and let live, forgive and forget.'” –Kate Winslet
  2. “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
  3. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and [move] on.” —Tupac Shakur, rapper
  4. “Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.” Beyoncé
  5. “I think heartbreak is something that you learn to live with as opposed to learn to forget.”–Kate Winslet
  6. “Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” –Carrie Underwood
  7. “Be honest about how you approach failure. Don’t just be critical of yourself because that can be self-serving. Approach it honestly, assess your performance, and assess the areas where you have fallen short. Correct them and move on. Don’t dwell on it. Don’t hold on to it.” –Megan Rapinoe
  8. “The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on.” – Tyler Perry
  9. “You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. 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
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Moving on Quotes From Movies and Tv Shows

  1. “I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.” —Winnie the Pooh
  2. “No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends.”—Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
  3. “When he left, you spent all your energy holding on to him. You could be happy if you let go.”― Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse
  4. “You may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone’s face, but there’s a third option: You can just let it go, and only when you do that is it really gone and you can move forward.”—Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother
  5. “The course of true love did never run smooth.” —William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  6. “So, I am hanging on to the bumper and life goes on and the car goes on, and I get really badly bruised and I’m hitting potholes. And it hurts. It really hurts. So yesterday I had to let go of the bumper. Because it hurts too much.”—Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
  7. “I am beginning to feel like the only way to truly get over someone that you cared a lot about is to start a new chapter.”—Mindy Lahiri, The Mindy Project

We hope you find the peace you desire after going through these quotes. You can always speak to someone about how you’re feeling by reading these quotes. Both will foster your healing process, learn, discover, and live!

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