Inspirational Quotes Of Rebirth & Renewal
2021 felt like it couldn’t come soon enough. After a year that seemed to spring new surprises and change on us every day, the first few months give us time to re-center and ground ourselves for the year ahead.
Many of the greatest minds and the best literary and creative works throughout time have addressed the themes of rebirth and renewal. We love to draw inspiration from writers, artists, thinkers, dreamers. Let’s set ourselves up for a season of intentional mindfulness. These inspiring quotes and excerpts help us remember that the change and hard times in our lives offer up ample opportunities for rebirth and renewal.
"Hope is not pretending that troubles don't exist. It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark into the sunshine."
― Liz Chase
“I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”
― Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters
“The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.”
― Author-Poet Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams
"Change is supremely inconvenient, uncomfortable and naturally scary. Yet we only move through life through the process of change, reinvention and renewal, and so bravery is our quintessential rebel for pushing us past our own limiting beliefs and behaviors. Bravery is feeling the fear, immersing yourself into it and through it so you can come out the other side."
― Christine Evangelou
“As wave is driven by wave
And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead,
So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows,
Always, for ever and new. What was before
Is left behind; what never was is now;
And every passing moment is renewed.”
― Ovid, Metamorphoses
“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
― Suzanne Collins
“You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.”
― Fyodor Dostoevsky
“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself - then how to come pliantly back to life again.”
― Ali Smith, Winter
“There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.”
― Vilayat Inayat Khan
"Recovery is an important word and a vital concept. It means renewal of life and energy. Knowing how and when to recover may prove to be the most important skill in your life."
― James E. Loehr
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby