It happens to each and every one of us.

We fall in love and experience the highs and lows. Work really hard and expect everything… then receive nothing. Feel on top of the world… then fall down.

Our emotions are not us, and those who know this can detach. But self-mastery isn’t about shutting down emotions; rather, it’s about managing them.

Every person, experience, and thing will always have two sides — the joy, hope, and positive energy that it gives us… as well as the side we wish wasn’t there. Yet that’s life.

And once you embrace life as a whole — embrace the emptiness that allows feelings of love, the struggle that allows feelings of success, the pain that allows growth…

You will learn how to live. Life itself is a bit of a rollercoaster, and if sometimes you go through an emotional rollercoaster, don’t worry — it only means that you’re alive.

Here are the 35 quotes…

Best emotional rollercoaster quotes

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

Eckhart Tolle

The moon taught me: it’s okay to go through phases. The sun taught me: no matter how many times you go down, keep rising!


Our hopes are our gods. Gods create struggles similar to our battles with demons, except they are attempts to get something rather than get away from something.

Tsultrim Allione

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

Brigitte Nicole

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

Haruki Murakami

Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.

Vironika Tugaleva

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.

Timber Hawkeye

Life is like a rollercoaster. It’s never going to be perfect — it’s going to have perfect moments, and then rough spots, but it’s all worth it.

Patti Smith

The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to.

John Cleese

More emotional rollercoaster quotes

As you come to know your emotions better, you realize they are not one-dimensional, fixed states of mind that go on for so many hours, days, or years. They come and go, rise and fade, just like our breath (…).

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

I am the master of my fate and I am the captain of my boat. While ups and downs are part of everyone’s journey, how you face it makes you the person or artist you are.

Jubin Nautiyal

Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and the best days give memories.


Meditation is power. Enter chaos from the place of internal stillness, and your stillness becomes a chaos buster.

Marianne Williamson

We should all relax about life because you don’t have a clue as to what’s really going on.

Barry Sonnenfeld

My moods are like a rollercoaster. It’s hard for me to just feel one way all the time.

Tierra Whack

When you are mad, mad like this, you don’t know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else’s reality, it’s still reality to you.

Marya Hornbacher

Embrace the lows so that you can more effectively enjoy the highs. Love the fight. Love it so much, and let it save you when your emotional muscles have become soft.

Tarryn Fisher

The world has enough women who live a masked insecurity. It needs more women who live a brave vulnerability.

Ann Voskamp

Our emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Emotional rollercoaster in love quotes

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just need to find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.

Ella Harper

You can’t have heartbreak without love. If your heart was really broken, then at least you know you really loved him.

Leila Sales

It hurts to love. It’s like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin.

Susan Sontag

Love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.

Hermann Hesse

We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.

Brene Brown

Short emotional rollercoaster quotes

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

Emotions come and go and can’t be controlled so there’s no reason to worry about them.

Nicholas Sparks

Don’t let ups and downs leave you down and out.

Harvey Mackay

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.

Charles Bukowksi

Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.

Stephenie Meyer

Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through.

Ronald David Laing

What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.

Brene Brown

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

Thich Nhat Hahn

Life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.

Frank Lowy

Anything you get attached to will one day be gone.

Eric Lange