It might not be the most romantic subject in the world, but finding a new home or even moving an office can tug at the heartstrings. The old place probably saw some good times and some bad times, and now you’re moving on to new pastures. The idea of turning away from the old and embracing an unknown future is one that brings up emotions in all of us.
We know a lot about the ins and outs of storage and moving, but not so much about emotion and poetry, so our feelings about the idea of moving are better expressed by other people. Here are a few of our all-time favorite moving quotes. Some are about moving home, some are about changing the world and moving forward to a brighter future, and some are about moving on from love and building a new life.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
“Life is life a bicycle. To keep you balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
“How do geese know when to fly to the sun?
Who tells them the seasons?
How do we, humans know when it is time to move on?
As with the migrant birds, so surely with us,
there is a voice within if only we would listen to it,
that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” – Elbert Hubbard
“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”– George Eliot
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan
“Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.” – Donald Trump
“God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess
” ‘Cos I’m moving on up. You’re moving on out.
Movin’ on up. Nothing can stop me.
Moving on up. You’re moving on out.
Time to break free. Nothing can stop me,
Yeah.” – M People, ‘Moving on up’
Of all our clever speaker and writers, Walt Disney might have said it best: “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”