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I can't go on. I'll go on. Samuel Beckett
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
When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes. Barbara Sher
Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care. Jerry Cantrell
It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. Horace
Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. Maxwell Maltz
Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on. Carrie Underwood
Forget the past. Nelson Mandela
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
Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love. Mason Cooley
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. Anne Roiphe
Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup. Drake
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
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
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken! Walter Scott
Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. Jerome K. Jerome
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Seneca the Younger
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
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. Helen Keller
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass. Ann Landers
I've always believed that if you don't stay moving, they will throw dirt on you. Paul Anka
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
One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. Romain Rolland
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus
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
Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau. Gene Tierney
I think you have to know how you feel when you're sad and it's healthy to mourn if a relationship ends. Leighton Meester
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
I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what's happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through it. Joel Osteen
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
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
We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find. Mattie Stepanek
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
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. Sarah Fielding
I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing. Duncan Sheik
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
My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses. Isabel Allende
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. Leo Buscaglia
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future. Carl Sandburg
Recovery begins from the darkest moment. John Major
Death ends a life, not a relationship. Jack Lemmon
Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal
Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that's only expedited by 'Out of sight, out of mind.' But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It's a high-class problem, but it's real. Hank Azaria
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
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
Time takes away the grief of men. Desiderius Erasmus
A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it. Lindsay Wagner
Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life. Tyler Perry
If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana
The Marines was a fresh start - that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name. Drew Carey
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is. Iris Murdoch
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
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
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
The heart will break, but broken live on. Lord Byron
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. Albert Schweitzer
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
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
Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people. Michael W. Smith
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
I will be really happy once I have done my jail time. I can start fresh. Nicole Richie
Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about. George Allen, Sr.
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
I think hearts are very much like glasses. If they do not break with the first ring, they usually last a considerable time. Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past. Nikolai Gogol
I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears. Edith Piaf
By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry. Jack Dempsey
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full. Marcel Proust
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
It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. Ernie Harwell
Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss. Allen Klein
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
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
It takes bravery to end a relationship. Leona Lewis
Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is. Christiaan Barnard
It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies. Rose Kennedy
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert Humphrey
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
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
Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. Dave Mustaine
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
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
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how. James Russell Lowell
Healing yourself is connected with healing others. Yoko Ono
Who can't relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next? Mike Shinoda
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
A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. Helen Rowland
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. Tori Amos
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them. Saint Basil
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. Billy Graham
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. Joseph Campbell
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. Elie Wiesel
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 goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self. Marianne Williamson
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