Life is often likened to a book filled with chapters of triumph, tragedy, love, and loss. Each page we turn is a testament to our resilience, our capacity to grow, and our unwavering hope for brighter tomorrows. But there are moments when our past holds us back.
These 10 quotes about turning the page will show you that it’s not just about moving forward, but about cherishing the narratives that have shaped us, all while making space for the stories yet to be written.
The following quotes, from thinkers, poets, and luminaries across generations, touch upon this transformative journey of letting go and starting anew. Each offers a unique perspective on the importance of shedding what once was to make way for what might be. As you read through them, may you find inspiration, resilience and rebirth, one page at a time.
Table of Contents
1. The Ending Can Be a Beginning
Often times, when we’re in the midst of a difficult chapter in our lives, it may feel like the end. Unexpected events, big changes, and a loud inner critic can make us feel like the world is about to crumble beneath our feet.
However, what if within one ending, is a new beginning?
“The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”Ivy Baker Priest
2. The Unknown Is a Story Waiting To Be Written
The unknown is always a difficult place to enter – or to be in. For somebody like me (a sliiight control freak), the unknown comes coupled with anxiety and panic.
However, there is also something incredibly exciting about entering a new phase – a new chapter – of our lives. As scary as it may be, it is also thrilling. Instead of knowing what will happen (and being in the same routine), we are curious about all the possibilities of what might happen.
“It’s always a bittersweet kind of thing to relinquish the past. But the most exciting thing is that moment, just before you step into the unknown, just before you start something new, just before the journey begins. Like a story waiting to be written.”Akiroq Brost
3. New Beginnings Are Painful
Even though we may want to start over, turn the page, and go towards something new… it can still be painful. Growth is painful. Change is painful. There’s a reason there is a word do describe this – growth pains.
However… nothing is as painful as staying stuck in a chapter that has ended and a place that doesn’t feel right any longer.
P.s. If you enjoy poetry and inspiring quotes and thought-provoking ideas, you might enjoy reading Yung Pueblo’s book “Inward”.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.Mandy Hale
4. Turning The Page Is a Decision
Throughout my life I’ve learned that it’s easy to feel like a victim and like somebody else is driving the car of your life. There is a sense of powerlessness. However, only in the last couple of years it hit me that not making a choice, not deciding… Is a decision in itself.
Therefore, the first thing you need to do, before you do anything… is to decide.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”J.P. Morgan
5. You Can Start Over Each Day
Starting over doesn’t have to be about grand gestures and decisions. Each new day is an opportunity to turn the page.
Don’t wait for January 1st, don’t wait for a Monday, don’t wait for a different day. Each morning is an opportunity to star over.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”Buddha
6. A Fresh Start
A fresh start is exciting. That’s why we like the feeling we get from a new year, a new job, or a new project. Moving on can be difficult and filled with sadness and grief.
Nevertheless, see it as a brand new start.
“There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroad, afraid, confused, without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course, when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back. But the sound of moving on — though it may be wild and deafening — is the triumphant sound of a fresh start.”Unknown
7. Let Go
We all need a little spiritual inspiration from Tao Te Ching. This beautiful quote encompasses that turning the page goes hand in hand with letting go.
Letting go of who we are, what we have, and what we have known. Let’s open ourselves up to all that the Universe has in store for us! Bring it on.
“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
8. Special Moments Ahead
By dwelling excessively on bygone times, whether filled with regret or nostalgia, we risk becoming prisoners of our own memories. This fixation not only hinders personal growth but also obscures the unfolding present.
The wisdom within this quote encourages us to release the weight of the past and embrace the potential of the present, ensuring that we remain open to the new experiences and joys awaiting us.
“The only way to get over the past is to leave it behind. If you spend your time re-living moments that are gone, you might miss out on the special moments that are yet to come.”Unknown
9. You Will Find Yourself
Letting go often carries the pain of parting with memories, relationships, or beliefs that once defined us. However, this shedding, while challenging, can also be profoundly liberating.
As we detach from elements of our past that no longer serve us, we pave the way for introspection and self-discovery. In essence, the act of releasing external attachments allows us to journey inward, where we can reconnect with our true selves and attain a state of authentic self-awareness.
“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”Deepak Chopra
10. Intentional Change
While the unpredictability of life may present sporadic moments of serendipity, relying solely on chance can be a passive approach. Rohn suggests that to truly enhance our life’s trajectory, it necessitates intentional change, be it in our habits, mindsets, or choices.
This perspective not only empowers individuals to take charge of their circumstances but also emphasizes that transformative growth often stems from conscious decisions and actions rather than mere luck.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”Jim Rohn
Quotes About Turning The Page
I hope you you found some inspiration in these 10 quotes. I love quotes because they show me, over and over again, that only a few sentences and change my perspective and help me see things differently.
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