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12 Quotes from books about embracing new beginnings

12 Quotes from literature that remind us to embrace new beginnings.

1. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

2. “The nice thing about the world is that is rarely ends, and even when it does, you can always rip your stitches back and start from the beginning.”
Alanna Okun, The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater

3. “But here’s the thing: The something new, it isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, in some ways, maybe it’s better.”
Nick Lake, There Will Be Lies

4. “Sometimes it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Sometimes it’s about starting again and building something new. Something better.”
Leisa Rayven, Bad Romeo

5. “This is life. Things get taken away. You will learn to start over many times — or you will be useless.”
Mitch Albom, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

6. “Life is a process–just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.”
Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

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7. “She was scared about leaving everything, and I got that, but I also knew you couldn’t start living in the new place until you said fuck-all to the old.”
Leslie Jamison, The Gin Closet

8. “Hush, child. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Everyone gets to start over again. This America, hon. One dream dies, you get another.”
Gary Shteyngart, Lake Success

9. “All he would say was that sometimes you have to burn it down and start over.”
Kelly Braffet, Last Seen Leaving

10. “The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over.”
Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

11. “Don’t worry. Just when you think your life is over, a new story line falls from the sky and lands right in your lap.”
Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down

12. “You’ve got a chance to start out all over again. A new place, new people, new sights. A clean slate. See, you can be anything you want with a fresh start.”
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

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