33 Quotes About Emotional Baggage


With so many things that hit at us during our lifetime, you may find yourself left with some emotional baggage. These quotes about emotional baggage provide some relief to the type of pain and hurt you may be carrying.

“A career is just a longer trip with a whole lot more baggage.”

“A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.”

“But, I do think, on a very simplistic level, that we can project onto dogs because they are so innocent. They don’t come with a lot of baggage.”

“Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.”

“For me, it’s really easy to be kind to others when I remember that none of us came into this world with a manual about how to get it all right.”

“Forgiveness means that you do not carry the baggage of an experience.”

“I am hoping the four new players can bring in some energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side.”

“I like people who are still actively creating in their life, who aren’t set, I don’t feel like I’m set. And I don’t have any baggage, for better or worse.”

“I mean everybody’s got ex-boyfriends and girlfriends. Everybody’s got baggage.”

“I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don’t carry anything around with me – no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it’s too exhausting to do that.”

“I think a loaded weapon aboard an airplane, whether its in the cargo section or in your overhead baggage, is a security issue.”

“In many ways I wish I wasn’t an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves.”

“In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.”

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.”

“It’s a big responsibility dating me. Because I come with a little bit of baggage, you know?”

“Life is a journey, and you can’t carry everything with you. Only the usable baggage.”

“Modern Americans travel light, with little philosophic baggage other than a fervent belief in their right to the pursuit of happiness.”

“My dad was a baggage handler at Heathrow and careful with money. He worked hard and had three jobs when I was young. I wish I’d inherited his care for money.”

“No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car.”

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”

“The moment when someone attaches you to a philosophy or a movement, then they assign all the baggage and all the rest of the philosophy that goes with it to you.”

“The only way to lose weight is to check it as airline baggage.”

“The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.”

“The time has come to lay that baggage down and leave behind all the struggling and striving. You can be set free as you journey forward into a balanced healthy and rewarding future.”

“Things you believe are baggage in your life.”

“To me, wrestling is therapy. No matter how bad my personal situation is, when I step into the ring, all my troubles disappear. My baggage stays in the back where it belongs.”

“To move forward today, you must learn to say good-bye to yesterday’s hurts, tragedies and baggage. You can’t build a monument to past problems and fail forward.”

“Two of the biggest drivers of airline profit are change fees and baggage fees.”

“We all come to the theater with baggage; The baggage of our daily lives, the baggage of our problems, the baggage of our tragedies, the baggage of being tired.”

“We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.”

“Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?”

“You cannot move on to a new phase in life if you bring your old baggage with you, let the bad go, and move onto the new.”

“You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it?”

Be a doctor to your emotions and provide yourself with some emotional first aid.

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