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43 Closure Quotes to Help Overcome Tough Life Situations

Titi Dokubo
Dec 27, 2022
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After going through significant emotional events, some people need closure, while others move on quickly. Closure means letting go of something that you once considered important. Read these 43 closure quotes if you need to let go.

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Many people make the mistake of thinking that finding closure only happens after a heartbreak. Sometimes people need to find closure after significant life events. They may need closure if they suddenly lose their job or a close loved one.

When people seek closure, they seek answers to many unanswered questions to resolve their pain. Once they can find the answers and are satisfied, moving on becomes possible. Read on and let these 43 closure quotes inspire you.

Leslie Braswell's quote: "It's normal to want closure, but realize you’re the only one that needs it. He doesn't." | Image: AmoDays

Leslie Braswell's quote: "It's normal to want closure, but realize you’re the only one that needs it. He doesn't." | Image: AmoDays

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Closure Quotes with Philosophical Context

"Closure doesn't really exist….That's why we're always looking for it." ― Maggie Shipstead

"Dictionaries describe closure as the "act of closing or the state of being closed; a bringing to an end, a conclusion." In Gestalt psychology, it is the "tendency to create ordered and satisfying wholes." — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"There will be no closure, no resolution. I lie awake thinking about it and I ache. There can be no greater agony, nothing can be more painful than the not knowing, which will never end." — Paula Hawkins

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"I don't see novels ending with any real sense of closure." — Michael Ondaatje

"When religious people take the stance that they don't owe anyone that is hurting closure or answers then God is not winning. Conflict continues because of lack of communication, fear and indifference." ― Shannon L. Alder

Maggie Shipstead's quote: "Closure doesn't really exist….That's why we're always looking for it." | Image: AmoDays

Maggie Shipstead's quote: "Closure doesn't really exist….That's why we're always looking for it." | Image: AmoDays

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"Closure is when raw memory blurs to become the folklore of life." ― Stewart Stafford

"Closure, for me, would mean accepting my circumstances rather than trying to alter them to serve me best." ― Samra Habib

"Closure is just as delusive—it is the false hope that we can deaden our living grief." ― Stephen Grosz

"Closure is a neurotic and infantile demand to make upon reality, other people, or language." — Terence McKenna

"If you look back at the origins of the word, closure comes from an old Latin source meaning "closing the gap between two things"—or to enclose so as not to disturb your neighbors. But in modern society, where grief disturbs our neighbors who want to fix and heal us, so they don't have to feel their own grief, closure has taken on the clichéd meaning of "wrapping up a situation."" — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Steward Stafford's quote: "Closure is when raw memory blurs to become the folklore of life." | Image: AmoDays

Steward Stafford's quote: "Closure is when raw memory blurs to become the folklore of life." | Image: AmoDays

"Sometimes the only way to get closure is by accepting that you'll never get it." ― John Mark Green

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"Sometimes a thing needed opening before closure was found." — Hugh Howey

Closure Quotes about Relationship

"Closure. That's probably the most unrealistic word in the English vocabulary. It's up there with heartbreak, pain, loss, and abandonment, all these things that you're supposed to get over and mend and heal but really, do you ever get over those moments?" — Katie Kacvinsky

"Listen, there are different ways of getting closure and one of those ways might be to make someone miserable for the sake of satisfying your petty soul." ― Mia Sosa

John Mark Green's quote: "Sometimes the only way to get closure is by accepting that you'll never get it." | Image: AmoDays

John Mark Green's quote: "Sometimes the only way to get closure is by accepting that you'll never get it." | Image: AmoDays

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"I tried to find it but there was no answer at the end of the last conversation." ― Rupi Kaur

"The only time you'll ever be satisfied and obtain closure with a breakup is when you're the one breaking up. Accept the fact unless a breakup ends on your terms any breakup you experience in the future will end with pain and heartache." — Leslie Braswell

"Don't waste any more of your precious time seeking closure because he's already provided it to you. I know you feel you need a verbal conversation to obtain closure, but the fact is, a man left you without speaking a word leaving you confused with no clue of any kind speaks volumes about his character." — Leslie Braswell

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"What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of good-by. I mean, I've left schools and places I didn't even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place, I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse. (sic)" ― J.D. Salinger, "The Catcher in the Rye"

"If you've ever let yourself fall to pieces, cried, begged and groveled to a man to take you back after a breakup, or if you have ever sought closure, then you've never learned the art or the power of no contact. Now is the time to learn it, live it and master it." — Leslie Braswell

Rupi Kaur's quote: "I tried to find it but there was no answer at the end of the last conversation" | Image: AmoDays

Rupi Kaur's quote: "I tried to find it but there was no answer at the end of the last conversation" | Image: AmoDays

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"You don't need someone who isn't strong enough to love you. You don't need someone who can't even face you and tell you why they had to walk away. You don't need closure." — Rania Naim

"Sometimes it's better to just let things be, let people go, don't fight for closure, don't ask for explanations, don't chase answers and don't expect people to understand where you're coming from." — Rania Naim

"We are pressured to find closure on the work situation, the romantic relationship, and even on a death. But how do we find an ending on a process that encompasses the integration and healing not only of a loss but of a person whom we deeply loved?" — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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"You may be seeking closure in an attempt to save the broken relationship. It's very likely towards the end of the relationship, Mr. Ex began to detach himself emotionally. Chances are he stopped initiating calls, texts, and stopped making plans in advance. When this happened, you may have unintentionally shifted into the pursuer mode without even knowing that you were doing it." — Leslie Braswell

"I forgive you.' This statement suggests attachment. If you have forgiven someone to close their chapter from your life, you won't feel the need of saying it to them. They will just stop existing for you." ― Shunya

Rania Naim's quote: "You don't need someone who isn't strong enough to love you. You don't need someone who can't even face you and tell you why they had to walk away. You don't need closure." | Image: AmoDays

Rania Naim's quote: "You don't need someone who isn't strong enough to love you. You don't need someone who can't even face you and tell you why they had to walk away. You don't need closure." | Image: AmoDays

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"No desperately seeking closure emails. No "Hi, how are you?" No wishing him a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year or Happy Birthday. Not a peep!" — Leslie Braswell

"Closure is an American lie used to justify revenge. Healing is getting used to the pain, learning to be damaged." ― Tim Morrison

"Just like you left me without closure, I'm over you without forgiving you." ― Namrata Gupta

"Closure is only a fairytale, a myth, a legend. The only true closure can come from within…this is a type of love story where the happy ending lies in not finding Prince Charming. Rather, it lies in the realization that he never existed at all." — Shahida Arabi

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"Almost relationships mostly end without closure. You may never know why things ended or why it fizzled out, was it you or was it them — and so many other unanswered questions. You will learn that if the relationship was never defined in the first place, then it will end without explanations too." — Rania Naim

Tim Morrison's quote: "Closure is an American lie used to justify revenge. Healing is getting used to the pain, learning to be damaged." | Image: AmoDays

Tim Morrison's quote: "Closure is an American lie used to justify revenge. Healing is getting used to the pain, learning to be damaged." | Image: AmoDays

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"It's normal to want closure, but realize you're the only one that needs it. He doesn't." — Leslie Braswell

"Some chapters just have to close without closure. You can't lose yourself by trying to fix what's meant to stay broken." ― Nitya Prakash

"We demand closure as though our lives were put together as neatly as novels, but the fact of the matter is they're not. In real life, relationships are messy and poorly written, ending too early or too late, and sometimes in the middle of a sentence." — Beau Taplin

Closure Quotes to Help Turn the Page in Life

"I no longer seek closure, no more bitterness and my heart is no longer cold for I have found the love you were incapable of providing and I have found warmth in the arms of someone better." — R.H. Sin

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"What was closure if not a clock? Not an end as everyone imagined, but a beginning." ― Celeste Chaney

Nitya Prakash's quote: "Some chapters just have to close without closure. You can't lose yourself by trying to fix what's meant to stay broken." | Image: AmoDays

Nitya Prakash's quote: "Some chapters just have to close without closure. You can't lose yourself by trying to fix what's meant to stay broken." | Image: AmoDays

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"Sometimes you don't get closure, you just move on." — Karen Salmansohn

"You want clarity and closure, but it never comes. You have to ride this ride with bravery. Putting on a brave face and handling the conflicting emotions you experience takes self-control." — Leslie Braswell

"Time doesn't heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them." ― Shannon Alder

"I only have the nerve to tell you what comes after because the chance this letter finds you is slim — the very impossibility of your reading this is all that makes my telling it possible." ― Ocean Vuong, "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous"

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Karen Salmansohn's quote: "Sometimes you don't get closure, you just move on."  | Image: AmoDays

Karen Salmansohn's quote: "Sometimes you don't get closure, you just move on." | Image: AmoDays

"Forgiving people isn't always giving them another chance. It's for closure so you can move on." — Sonya Parke

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"If emotional pain or problems have cropped up in your life, you must insist on getting closure. Closure means you don't carry the problem or the pain. You address the issue, then you slam shut the book and put it away." — Phil McGraw

"It wasn't closure, really. But I'd said the right things. I'd hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn't get closure. Maybe some things weren't really worth it, or didn't really need it, and after a while, the unimportance would become obvious." ― Vee Hoffman

"You don't need to message them to receive closure and move on. You can just move on, on your own and feel better about in the long run. You don't need anything more from then and a text won't change anything." — Amanda Jensen

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Sonya Parke's quote: "Forgiving people isn't always giving them another chance. It's for closure so you can move on." | Image: AmoDays

Sonya Parke's quote: "Forgiving people isn't always giving them another chance. It's for closure so you can move on." | Image: AmoDays

While finding closure is a big deal for some people, it is essential to note that it is ok if you never find it. Learn to let go, take the lessons, forgive them, and forgive yourself. Even though you feel hurt, surround yourself with people who genuinely love you.

In addition, learn to stay open and good things will come to you. Continually do your best, and aim to rise to the next level in your life by reading these elevation quotes.

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