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50 Purge Quotes to Deep Cleanse Your Life of All Negativity

Dayna Remus
Jan 19, 2023
12:00 P.M.
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While painful at that moment, many of us have let go of people and situations in our lives that caused us nothing but pain. These purges were not easy, but in the end, they were worth it. Learn more about purging with the 50 quotes below.

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To purge something means to do away with anything undesirable on a small or societal level. Individuals, for example, can purge negative people from their lives, while companies can sometimes purge a massive number of employees.

While it is important to use discernment when purging what you find undesirable in your life, once you do and have dealt with the loss, a huge weight will be lifted off your chest.

The new space, then, that you have created by ridding yourself of something or someone in your life can now be filled with experiences and people that are healthy and in your best interest. Read the 50 quotes below to learn more.

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Heather Rose’s quote: "Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down." | Image: AmoDays

Heather Rose’s quote: "Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down." | Image: AmoDays

Purge Toxic People Quotes

"Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows." — Bobby Darnell

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"Losing will not always amount to a loss; sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things." — Gift Gugu Mona

"My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that's where genius lives." — Robin S. Sharma

"Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down." — Heather Rose

"When you have a lot of stress and negativity around you when you cut that away, you cleanse." — Lil Jon

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Dalai Lama’s quote: "Let go of negative people. They only show up to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear, and judgment on others. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it's not in your mind." | Image: AmoDays

Dalai Lama’s quote: "Let go of negative people. They only show up to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear, and judgment on others. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it's not in your mind." | Image: AmoDays

"Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go." — Denisse Lisseth

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"Don't let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out." — Robert Tew

"Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!" — Israelmore Ayivor

"Let go of negative people. They only show up to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear, and judgment on others. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it's not in your mind." — Dalai Lama

"When you are pursuing your dreams, they will call you crazy because they are lazy. They never know you are a hero who just jumped away from step zero. Stay away from negative people; they will only pollute you." — Israelmore Ayivor

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Denisse Lisseth’s quote: "Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go." | Image: AmoDays

Denisse Lisseth’s quote: "Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go." | Image: AmoDays

"Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don't hesitate. Fumigate.” — Mandy Hale

Purging Quotes for the Benefit of Self Improvement

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"Sometimes you have to let everything go—purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything—whatever is bringing you down—get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out." — Tina Turner

"Facing personal truths and purging yourself of addictions or manipulative habits require strength, courage, humility, faith, and other qualities of a soul with stamina because you are not just changing yourself; you are changing your universe. Your soul is a compass. Change one coordinate in your spiritual compass, and you change your entire life's direction." — Caroline Myss

"I'm going through an evolution. I'm completely cleaning out my closet. I'm purging because I saw that show 'Hoarders.' I had a sweatshirt from sixth grade, and I'm going, 'Why do I hold on to this?'" — Fergie

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"The more we can purge ourselves of the diseases we create, the more we can become magnificent people." — Judith Light

Tina Turner’s quote: "Sometimes you have to let everything go—purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything—whatever is bringing you down—get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out." | Image: AmoDays

Tina Turner’s quote: "Sometimes you have to let everything go—purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything—whatever is bringing you down—get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out." | Image: AmoDays

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"Twitter was actually the holdout in what has turned out to be my total purge of social media." — Kelly Evans

Purging and Creativity Quotes

"Art is a form of catharsis emotional release, purging, cleansing, purifying." — Dorothy Parker

"I do think I was trying to entertain the reader more than I was trying to purge myself." — Curtis Sittenfeld

"I think what I was unconsciously expressing in 'Black Rainbow' was a very abstract and metaphorical grief, in the way I had suppressed my grief about my mother dying. In retrospect, I realize I started writing 'Mandy' as a sort of antidote to that, to sort of express those emotions, to purge that grief." — Panos Cosmatos

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"The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process." — Kathryn Bigelow

Dorothy Parker’s quote: "Art is a form of catharsis emotional release, purging, cleansing, purifying." | Image: AmoDays

Dorothy Parker’s quote: "Art is a form of catharsis emotional release, purging, cleansing, purifying." | Image: AmoDays

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"You can't intellectually purge yourself of who you are. Whatever that is, it's going to come out in the wash, the film wash. What you are is going to be relevant, if not to yourself, to the movies you make." — Steven Spielberg

"I can take all the negative energy and turn it into a positive simply by purging my soul through music. That's how powerful music can be." — Bow Wow

"I do these records. All of these ideas that I have, that I put out there, that inspire me to write, are a purging in a lot of ways. I have to expel them in order for myself to walk around and actually smile and be a regular, or a living, person." — El-P

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"Mirrors that hide nothing hurt me. But this is the hurt of purging and precious renewaland these are the mirrors of dangerous grace." — Walter Wangerin

"I think every film I make that puts characters in jeopardy is me purging my own fears, sadly only to re-engage with them shortly after the release of the picture. I'll never make enough films to purge them all." — Steven Spielberg

Social and Political Purging Quotes

Brian Kemp’s quote: "Everybody calls it a purge, but when people move out of the state, they don't need to be on our voting rolls if they're living somewhere else. That's how you get double voting." | Image: AmoDays

Brian Kemp’s quote: "Everybody calls it a purge, but when people move out of the state, they don't need to be on our voting rolls if they're living somewhere else. That's how you get double voting." | Image: AmoDays

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"Joseph McCarthy, the Junior Republican Senator from Wisconsin, ruled America like devil king for four years. His purges were an American mirror image of Stalin's purges, an unnoticed similarity." ― Martha Gellhorn

"Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion." James Buchan

"Modern prophets say that our economics have failed us. No! It is not our economics which have failed; it is man who has failed-man who has forgotten God. Hence no manner of economic or political readjustment can possibly save our civilization; we can be saved only by a renovation of the inner man, only by a purging of our hearts and souls; for only by seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Justice will all these other things be added unto us." — Fulton J. Sheen

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"Everybody calls it a purge, but when people move out of the state, they don't need to be on our voting rolls if they're living somewhere else. That's how you get double voting." — Brian Kemp

"North Korea, under its thirtysomething Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, is no country for old men. The latest casualty in Kim's ongoing purge of the senior military command was the defense minister, Hyon Yong-chol, who reportedly committed the classic old man's offense of falling asleep in a meeting." Barbara Demick

Greg Gutfeld’s quote: "Work together. Do not purge your allies because of purity." | Image: AmoDays

Greg Gutfeld’s quote: "Work together. Do not purge your allies because of purity." | Image: AmoDays

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"With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution." Kate Millett

"Arlen Specter left the GOP because it is a lot easier to win in Pennsylvania as a Democrat than as a Republican. It is that simple. For folks on the Right to brush this off as some sort of 'good purge' is extremely naive." Chuck Todd

"Remember, Monsieur, that the downfall of most Communities comes from the cowardice of Superiors in not holding firm and in not purging them of the troublesome and incorrigible." Vincent de Paul

More Purging Quotes

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"It's funny; I do try to maintain health. I started doing Bikram yoga which is that hothouse yoga, the 105 degrees yoga for 90 minutes. It's great, you purge out all the sweat, and you're drinking water." — Bryan Cranston

"I'm a guy who has problems with moderation. All or nothing. Binge and purge. Kill or be killed. Gray is not a color I wear well. I should be dead. I know that. I should not be successful. I know that too. My daily existence is a toss of the coinone side, fear, the other side, gratitude." Kurt Sutter

Bryan Cranston’s quote: "It's funny; I do try to maintain health. I started doing Bikram yoga which is that hothouse yoga, the 105 degrees yoga for 90 minutes. It's great, you purge out all the sweat, and you're drinking water." | Image: AmoDays

Bryan Cranston’s quote: "It's funny; I do try to maintain health. I started doing Bikram yoga which is that hothouse yoga, the 105 degrees yoga for 90 minutes. It's great, you purge out all the sweat, and you're drinking water." | Image: AmoDays

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"The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search." Max Lerner

"If someone is starving, excessively exercising or using purging behaviors, then we know they are in a high-risk place for turning on the psychiatric illnesses." Craig Johnson

"But who am I if I'm not Janie, the bulimic? Bulimia has become so much a part of me that I can't remember what it felt like not to purge. It's been this secret that I have hidden from my parents and my friends (well, except for Nancy), and the rest of the world. It's the way I can let off the pressure of always feeling like I'm not smart enough, I'm not thin enough, not pretty enough, not funny enough, just plain not enough." ― Sarah Darer Littman

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"Honey comes out of the air. At early dawn, the leaves of trees are found bedewed with honey. Whether this is the perspiration of the sky or a sort of saliva of the stars or the moisture of the air purging itself, nevertheless, it brings with it the great pleasure of its heavenly nature. It is always of the best quality when it is stored in the best flowers." Pliny, the Elder

"I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief." Jan Hus

Andrew Sullivan’s quote: "I purge compulsively. I'm constantly shedding things." | Image: AmoDays

Andrew Sullivan’s quote: "I purge compulsively. I'm constantly shedding things." | Image: AmoDays

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"Commit. Purge. Replenish." ― James Smythe

"Work together. Do not purge your allies because of purity." — Greg Gutfeld

"I purge compulsively. I'm constantly shedding things." — Andrew Sullivan

Bonus Quotes from the Film 'The Purge'

"No one's coming to help us." — Nya

"They forgot about one thing. They forgot about us." — Dmitri

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Nya’s quote: "Tonight, we'll see the good and evil in everyone." | Image: AmoDays

Nya’s quote: "Tonight, we'll see the good and evil in everyone." | Image: AmoDays

"Human nature does not obey the laws of politics." Dr. May Updale

"Tonight, we'll see the good and evil in everyone." — Nya

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"Citizens, this will be a tradition we celebrate every year. Join in on the first Purge." — President

"This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the first Purge. At the siren, all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 hours. All emergency services will be suspended. Your government thanks you for your participation." Purge Announcer

Dmitri’s quote: "They forgot about one thing. They forgot about us." | Image: AmoDays

Dmitri’s quote: "They forgot about one thing. They forgot about us." | Image: AmoDays

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Once we have purged and cleansed our lives from that which doesn't serve us, we need to ensure that we either leave that space free for rest or welcome healthy experiences and people into our lives.

While individuals may succeed in letting toxic people and situations go, their patterns may still rear their heads, and they will simply find a similar person or situation to replace what they let go of.

To avoid repeating your patterns, you must learn how to protect your energy. Let these 43 quotes help you do just this.

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