35 Quotes About Starting Over

At some point in time in your life, you may have to start over. There could be many reasons for this life change and it is not always an easy thing to do. If you have a good support system, the transition to starting over will be a little bit easier. If you have to do it completely on your own, there may be some struggles or backward steps taken.

But no matter what the situation and circumstance, always remember that you are strong and you will get through it. This fresh start will make you a better person and give you insight that you didn’t have before. The following quotes will give you comfort and strength to get through this difficult life adjustment.

Quotes about Starting Over

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

2. “Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.” ― Shannon L. Alder

3. “You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time and it’s up to you to pass it as you please.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

4. “Starting over is opportunity informed by failure, which is an opportunity made intelligent.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

5. “Life is perhaps after all simply this thing and then the next. We are all of us improvising. We find a careful balance only to discover that gravity or stasis or love or dismay or illness or some other force suddenly tows us in an unexpected direction. We wake up to find that we have changed abruptly in a way that is peculiar and inexplicable. We are constantly adjusting, making it up, feeling our way forward, figuring out how to be and where to go next. We work it out, how to be happy, but sooner or later comes a change-sometimes something small, sometimes everything at once- and we have to start over again, feeling our way back to a provisional state of contentment.” ― Anne Giardini

6. “When your world is completely flattened, you have no choice but to start over from the ground up. It can take over a decade. Anyone that watched from afar would call this a tragic catastrophe. I now know one of life’s greatest secrets; destruction breeds growth.” ― Kristin Michelle Elizabeth

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7. “Remembering where and why you fell and learning the lessons well is a good starting point to start all over again with a broaden insight and a renewed fortitude and wit to dare again for victory!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

8. “Regrets and mistakes help us identify areas of growth. They are not meant to be dwelled on. Do not let them undermine your potential.” ― Naide P Obiang

9. “Remembering where and why you fell and learning the lessons well is a good starting point to start all over again with a better insight and a renewed fortitude and wit to dare again for victory!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

10. “What a seductive belief – that one can start fresh simply by jettisoning one’s history, that one can leave all that is painful or unsavory behind.” ― Susan Rebecca White

11. “No one can go back in time and start over. The great news is that you can right now with the gift of another day entrusted to you.” ― Christine E. Szymanski

12. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” — Guy Finley

13. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. — Joseph Campbell

14. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen

15. “It isn`t always a change of scenery needed to make life better. Sometimes it simply requires opening your eyes.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

16. “If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house.” – Mandy Hale

17. “For last year`s words belong to last year`s language And next year`s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

18. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

19. “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – J. B. Priestly

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20. “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” – Marsha Petrie Sue

21. “Starting all over again is not that bad because when you restart, you get another chance to make things right.” – Ryan Ferreras

22. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it, Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

23. “You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, `I release the need for this in my life.” – Wayne Dyer

24. “I found myself starting over and needed an outlet, a way to channel a seething debris of rage left over from the divorce and my slowly deteriorating self-esteem and confidence.” – Donna Isaacson

25. “When you feel that you have  reached the end and you cannot go one step further when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.” – Eileen Caddy

26. “A man needs a reason to ride this country. When people feel the morning sun on them, they want to get up and start over.” – Randolph Scott

27. “Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose–not the one you began with perhaps, but one you`ll be glad to remember.” – Annie Sullivan

28. “Forgive yourself your failures, but resume. Fall down, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start over again. One teacher liked to say ` Fall down nine times, get up ten.` Start over.” – James Ishmael Ford

29. “If we understand the momentary nature of realization, then each moment becomes a great opportunity for us. It is the opportunity for practice, for realization. Each moment is precious because we have the opportunity to start fresh and to see, nakedly, the dharmakaya once again and experience a moment of enlightenment.” – Anyen Rinpoche

30. “Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world someday remains to be seen. But within ourselves, we must renew it each day.” – Herman Hesse

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31. “The hoping and praying usually starts as you find yourself on the wrong side of a trend and the losses get bigger and bigger. Get out and start over when the loss is small.” – Anirudh Sethi

32. “Starting over again / New set of silverware, a new set of friends / It`s hard as hell if you don`t know where to begin / Starting over again.” – Billy Dean

33. “And now we’re starting over again / It’s not the easiest thing to do / I’m feeling inside again / “Cause every time I look at you / I know we’re starting over again / This time we’ll love all the pain away / Welcome home my lover and friend / We are starting over, over again.” — Gerry Hoffin

34. “Sometimes the hardest part isn`t letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon

35. “It`s good to start over. It will be scary but you will see what you`re really made of; it`s the best opportunity to achieve what you never thought you could.” – Jennifer Coletta


I hope that the quotes above have given you some insight, some strength, and the positivity that you need to begin the journey of starting over. Keep your chin up! Smile, laugh and have fun while starting over.

It doesn’t have to be a terrible journey and you don’t have to sit on the couch all day and feel stressed, frustrated, or confused. “Take the bull by the horns” and do what makes you happy. One day at a time and one step at a time. You can and will succeed.



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