Release Quotes

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Goldie Hawn
“If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they're supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.”
Goldie Hawn

Jenny Han
“We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything. In his eyes, there was no trace of what had happened between us earlier and I could feel something inside me break.
So that was that. We were finally, finally over.
I looked at him, and I felt so sad, because this thought occurred to me: 'I will never look at you the same way again. I'll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.'
I couldn’t even be mad at him, because this was who he was. This was who he’d
always been. He’d never lied about that. He gave and then he took away. I felt it in the pit of my stomach, the familiar ache, that lost, regretful feeling only he could give me. I never wanted to feel it again. Never, ever.
Maybe this was why I came, so I could really know. So I could say good-bye.
I looked at him, and I thought, 'If I was very brave or very honest, I would tell him.'
I would say it, so he would know it and I would know it, and I could never take it back. But I wasn’t that brave or honest, so all I did was look at him. And I think he knew anyway.
'I release you. I evict you from my heart. Because if I don't do it now, I never will.'
I was the one to look away first.”
Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You

Anne McCaffrey
“To cry was to release all sorts of ugly little pressures and tensions. Like waking out of a long, dark dream to a sun-filled day.”
Anne McCaffrey, Nerilka's Story

“When you dance with the Africans, unless it is a ritual dance like a wedding or harvest or rain dance, there’s no right or wrong way to dance. There’s only movement. And the more you express your feelings as you move, the better you feel when you’re done…When I dance the African Way, I show my feelings with my body instead of hiding them in my heart. When I dance, I know I’m alive here and now. My body and soul are in harmony.”
Maria Nhambu, Africa's Child

“Silence can be breathing space and spawn release and wellness in a time of appalling inflation of words. But silence may be intolerably screaming, if it means absence of communication, deficiency in friendship and emotional deficit. (« A gap of silence”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Germany Kent
“6 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break:

1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others”
Germany Kent

Anne Giardini
“My tears brought no sense of release or relief. Their flight felt like the lightest, coldest touch of a departing lover.”
Anne Giardini, The Sad Truth About Happiness

Franny Billingsley
“Secrets press inside a person. They press the way water presses at a dam. The secrets and the water, they both want to get out.”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Natascha Kampusch
“Suicide seemed to me the greatest kind of freedom, a release from everything, from a life that had been ruined a long time ago.”
Natascha Kampusch, 3,096 Days

Kami Garcia
“The anger welled inside me, with no where to go. I could feel it eating away at me. I knew if i didn't find a way to release it, it would destroy me.”
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Sublimes creatures

Gillian Flynn
“She released her grievances like handfuls of birdseed: They are there, and they are gone.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Annie Dillard
“He judged the instant and let go; he flung himself loose into the stars.”
Annie Dillard

Ray A. Davis
“Nothing releases like forgive. Nothing renews like forget.”
Ray A. Davis

Janet Fitch
“His voice was cloves and nightingales, it took us to spice markets in the Celebs, we drifted with him on a houseboat beyond the Coral Sea. We were like cobras following a reed flute.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Erin Entrada Kelly
“Crying is good for the soul. It means something needs to be released. And if you don't release the something, it just weighs you down until you can hardly move.”
Erin Entrada Kelly, Hello, Universe

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A label locks me into a definition that people use to control me. A vision graces me with an idea that serves to release me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I pray that I am never so foolishly naive or roguishly pompous to think that I can be the captain of my own ship, for if God is not at the helm my ship will soon be at the bottom.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Hippocrates
“Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preceding the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more comfortably.”
Hippocrates, Aphorisms

Charlotte Eriksson
“You know you’ve moved on when you find other people beautiful.
when you don’t avert your eyes but keep them steady
or when you stay the night, the last one at the party,
and you don’t feel sorry. or empty. or guilty
because whatever, where are you going anyway?
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i used to sit here, in this same pub in this same city
7 years ago, writing another book,
like i am now
again
and i wrote myself out of heartbreak with that book
like i am now
i guess.
in some ways maybe i’ve written myself into heartbreak this time but i’m coming out of it.
at least i find other people beautiful again. they make me smile. maybe more than i have before and i have a good feeling about things.

You know you’ve moved on when you find other people beautiful.”
Charlotte Eriksson, He loved me some days. I'm sure he did: 99 essays on growth through loss

Steven Magee
“Why go to war when you can release a genetically modified virus to assassinate specific genetic types of people.”
Steven Magee

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“How many beginnings were held at bay because we refused to let an ending be an ending?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Corry MacDonald
“The truth of the matter is that creative magic happens when we play without trying to control and plan out everything. Trust that the Creative Intelligence of the whole Universe longs to align and cocreate with you, and that can’t happen if it’s all preplanned and controlled by you.”
Corry MacDonald, Life In Full Colors: Unlock Your Childlike Curiosity to Uncover and Activate the Creative Intelligence You Are

Geffrey Davis
“Alone, I rifle streamers through pockets
deep enough to hold fish large

as memory. With others, I will wade
waist-deep all day, for the small

paradise of watching someone
run their fingers along the belly

of what was once impossible
to touch. And release everything back.”
Geffrey Davis, Revising the Storm

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To forgive is to say that we will not allow someone else’s foolishness become our burden lest we become the fool.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Claudia Rankine
“Words work as release--well-oiled doors opening and closing between intention, gesture.”
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

John Locke
“I am sure the principal end why we are to get knowledge here, is to make use of it for the benefit of ourselves and others in this world; but if by gaining it we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands, and if by harnessing our bodies (though with a design to render ourselves more useful)we deprive ourselves of the abilities and opportunities of doing that good we might have done with a meaner talent, which God thought sufficient for us by having denied us the strength to iprove it to that pitch which men of higher constitutions can attain to, we rob God of so much service, and our neighbor of all that help, which, in a state of health, with moderate knowledge, we might have been able to perform. He that sinks his vessel by overloading it, though it be with gold and silver and precious stones, will gives his owner but an ill account of his voyage.”
John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education

John Locke
“I am sure the principal end why we are to get knowledge here, is to make use of it for the benefit of ourselves and others in this world; but if by gaining it we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands, and if by harnessing our bodies (though with a design to render ourselves more useful) we deprive ourselves of the abilities and opportunities of doing that good we might have done with a meaner talent, which God thought sufficient for us by having denied us the strength to improve it to that pitch which men of higher constitutions can attain to, we rob God of so much service, and our neighbor of all that help, which, in a state of health, with moderate knowledge, we might have been able to perform. He that sinks his vessel by overloading it, though it be with gold and silver and precious stones, will gives his owner but an ill account of his voyage.”
John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Kiran Manral
“When you finally gather the courage to release what you’ve been hanging on to for a while, you realise it is not just a release, but also a relief. It frees you to find something else to hold on to, something else that was also waiting to be held.”
Kiran Manral, More Things in Heaven and Earth

“i walk into
a poem
and walk out someone else.
— writing”
Nayyirah Waheed, Nejma

Sonali Dev
“Time stilled. The constant need to spin stilled. Yash watched the scene before him, the power of what he was witnessing overtook his body. Every bit of helplessness that had been dragging at him stilled.
He'd been obsessively practicing the pranayama India had taught him every morning and meditating through the surya namaskar. He'd become addicted to the escape of centering his mind and body as one. That's how this felt, this letting go, this being fully immersed in something out of his control.
It felt good.
Like someone had sliced the ropes tying him up with the sharpest blade. One flick, the cut clean and quick. He was unbound.”
Sonali Dev, Incense and Sensibility

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