Do you believe in reincarnation? When talking about rebirth, most people refer to physical rebirth — the act of being born again, and life after death.

But from a spiritual or psychological point of view, rebirth simply refers to our ability to change our identity, and our whole existence, and it can happen at any time in our current life.

Once you realize that all the things you’ve been through so far do not define who you are, and once you are able to forget the past and focus all of your energy on the future, your dreams, your desires, who you want to be — that’s rebirth.

Here is a collection of 111 beautiful quotes about rebirth that will inspire you to become who you are truly meant to be…

Quotes about spiritual rebirth

Out of the shell of the broken heart emerges the newborn soul.

— Hazrat Inayat Khan

You will be reborn. You will come from the inner to the outer again.

— Frederick Lenz

That is one good thing about this world: there are always sure to be more springs.

— Lucy Maud Montgomery

The birth and rebirth of all nature, the passing of winter and spring, we share with the life universal, rejoice in the magical ring.

— Doreen Valiente

Whether we remain the ash or become the phoenix is up to us.

— Deng Ming Dao

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.

— Gerard Way

You seek too much information and not enough transformation.

— Sai Baba of Shirdi

Growth and transformation occur not by changing who we are, but as we summon the courage to be who we are.

— Katrina Kenison

Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high — still I’ll rise.

— Maya Angelou

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring.

— Bernard WIlliams

You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation.

— Cory Booker

Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.

— Roy T. Bennett

There is another possibility: not the end of nature, but the rebirth of wonder and even joy.

— Richard Louv

Don’t ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it.

— Lalah Delia

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

— Socrates

Instead of saying “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues”, say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over”.

— Horacio Jones

To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.

— Jack Kornfield

In order to save myself, I must first destroy the me I was told to be.

— Unknown

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.

— Gary Zukav

Reinvent yourself over and over and over and over and over until you find home. There is no timeline for the soul.

— Malebo Sephodi

And suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

— Meister Eckhart

Life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself.

— Boris Pasternak

In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.

— Ekaterina Walter

“Scared” and “sacred” are spelled with the same letters. “Awful” proceeds from the same root word as “awesome”. “Terrify” and “terrific”. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.

— Alan Cohen

Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die, and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.

— Bryant McGill

You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.

— Pablo Neruda

Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Sometimes you get to what you thought was the end and you find it’s a whole new beginning.

— Anne Tyler

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you know that illusion and transformation are no different from birth and death, then you may learn magic.

— Lie Yukou

Everyone focuses on the earthly state, but how cool might death be? I believe in spiritual rebirth, and I can’t wait to experience that.

— Barry Zito

Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth.

— Ramana Maharshi

If you’re still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.

— Joyce Chapman

Reincarnation is not something that occurs at death; it is something that takes place at every moment. Death and rebirth are occurring every second.

— Frederick Lenz

Quotes about rebirth and change

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

— Unknown

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.

— Louis L’Amour

No action is more fascinating than the action of self-transformation. Nothing on earth can compare with its drama or value.

— Vernon Howard

We all hope for breakthrough rebirth moments. When you’re headed for a breakthrough moment, it’s kind of scary because you say: “if I break through, then I have to make great change in my life”.

— Dane Cook

The past does not equal the future unless you live there.

— Tony Robbins

Allow the fires of transformation to burn away all that doesn’t serve you.

— Heather Ash Amara

Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up, and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do.

— Robin Sharma

Each day begins like a blank chalkboard, on which each one of us can write the poem of our present and our dreams for the future.

— Ricky Martin

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

— Meister Eckhart

Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.

— Jim Rohn

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.

— Karen Salmansohn

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

— Clive Staples Lewis

It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.

— Angelina Jolie

The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.

— Joel Osteen

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

— Gail Sheehy

The only way you survive is, you continuously transform into something else.

— Ginni Rometty

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.

— Unknown

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

— Marianne Williamson

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” isn’t the falling down but the staying down.

— Mary Pickford

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.

— Voltaire

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.

— Steve Maraboli

The path to greatness requires a transformation to your higher self.

— Asad Meah

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

— Joseph Campbell

There is no shame in beginning again, for you get a chance to build bigger and better than before.

— Leon Brown

All things fall and are built again, and those that build them again are gay.

— William Butler Yeats

A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.

— James E. Faust

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go, but rather learning to start over.

— Nicole Sobon

When you can no longer think of a reason to continue, you must think of a reason to start over.

— Linda Poindexter

As long as you’re still alive, you always have the chance to start again.

— Emily Acker

I always loved butterflies because they remind us that it’s never too late to transform ourselves.

— Drew Barrymore

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.

— Sheryl Crow

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

— Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Sometimes it’s about starting again and building something new.

— Leisa Rayven

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

— Rumi

Recreate your life, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets. Begin again.

— Cora Coralina

Suffering can lead to transformation. And redemption. And marvelous mystery.

— Allen Hunt

You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old — whatever “the old” means for you.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self-destruct.

— Sam Stevens

Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self transformation.

— Bernie Siegel

Convalescence is a sort of grown-up rebirth, enabling us to see life with a fresh eye.

— Margaret Prescott Montague

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change and become a better version of yourself.

— Madonna

What if that change you are avoiding is the one that gives you wings?

— Unknown

From every ruin, life springs up again, and everything that dies is born again.

— Isabelle Eberhardt

I think that any time of great pain is a time of transformation, a fertile time to plant new seeds.

— Debbie Ford

Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.

— Frank Sinatra

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.

— Anna Quindlen

Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.

— Robin Sharma

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.

— Carl Jung

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

— John D. Rockefeller

Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful; sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time it’s both.

— Kristin Kreuk

The splendid thing about falling apart silently is that you can start over as many times as you like.

— Sanober Khan

Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation.

— Nia Peeples

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.

Short rebirth quotes

All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

— Mitch Albom

Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.

— James Russell Lowell

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

— T. S. Eliot

Today is the beginning of whatever you want.

— Unknown

What feels like the end is often the beginning.

— Unknown

Metamorphosis is the most profound of all acts.

— Catherynne Valente

The universe is transformation; life is opinion.

— Marcus Aurelius

Souls reconstructed with faith transform agony into peace.

— Aberjhani

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

— Unknown

Life moves on and so should we.

— Spencer Johnson

Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.

— Lauren DeStefano

A sunrise is God’s way of saying: “let’s start again”.

— Todd Stocker

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone.

— Steve Maraboli

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The beginning is always today.

— Mary Shelley

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

— Proverb

The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

— Joseph Campbell

Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.

— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past is where it’s supposed to be.

— Jason Newsted

Out of the shell of the broken heart emerges the newborn soul.

— Hazrat Inayat Khan

You can only lose what you cling to.

— Unknown

Everything changes; nothing perishes.

— Ovid

The greatest transformations happen silently.

— Nitya Prakash

Create your future from your future, not your past.

— Werner Erhard