39 Quotes About Drifting Apart


Maintaining relationships can be difficult. There are many times we may find ourselves drifting apart. These quotes about drifting apart capture the essence and importance in putting value and priorities on relationships you want to keep healthy and strong.

“A small world where people know each other, and still so deep, able to get lost.”

“All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.”

“Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so.”

“Being friends with anyone for 30 years is no easy task – people change, they drift apart, they move on.”

“Continents drift, and so do hearts.”

“Drift racing is expensive.”

“Drifting apart from someone you never used to go a day without speaking to.”

“Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.”

“For some reason I have a visual intuition that allows me to design things in an interesting way, and I don’t know where that came from. Because I don’t have this formal training, I seem to drift in a different direction.”

“I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.”

“I could’ve just walked away but I never could have forgiven myself to allow Starbucks to drift into mediocrity or not be relevant. I just couldn’t be a bystander.”

“I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I’m with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball.”

“I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.”

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

“I simply seem to drift. But I sort of allow the drift, because it has a kind of check – it forces me to work harder at what I’m interested in.”

“I think I drift toward sad love songs.”

“I try to work in the mornings. Usually, I write in my pajamas and slowly assemble myself. I don’t get organized and sit down and get dressed. I do the laundry. I drift in and out of writing.”

“If one day you realize that we’re drifting apart, it’s because you’ve pushed me away.”

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

“My decision to be a scientist was a bit of a drift really, more or less by default.”

“Once the intimacy has gone, however well you may get on, however friendly you may become, it is hard to believe it was ever there.”

“Sometimes its about starting over and creating something better. Sometimes growing up means growing apart.”

“Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.”

“The only result of our present system – unless we reverse the drift – must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector and the gradual disappearance of the system of free enterprise under a free representative government.”

“The single biggest lesson I learned was when a hire isn’t working out fire them fast. My biggest mistakes, and where I’ve seen the worst results, were when I gave someone too many chances, or let a situation drift on for too long because I couldn’t bring myself to terminate it.”

“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”

“The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.”

“There is a time when we must firmly choose the course which we will follow or the endless drift of events will make the decision for us.”

“Though we drifted apart in distance I still think of you as being right here. And although we have many new friends, it is our friendship that means the most to me.”

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”

“To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.”

“Unfortunately, in the entertainment field, sometimes you start believing your celebrity. You have a strong tendency to drift from the Lord, which I did. I did drift for a number of years.”

“We also own a little boat and I’m like a kid with it. I take off early in the morning, fishing rod in tow, and just drift about the ocean all day.”

“We don’t have to wonder or drift with society; the Lord has a very strong and clear pathway of what is right and where blessings come from.”

“We lose stories every day because they drift out of use and into the vast limbo of in-copyright, out-of-print books whose ownership is unclear.”

“We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective.”

“What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.”

“When two people are close and one chooses to walk away, it is far more painful to deal with than slowly drifting apart.”

“You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it’s best.”

There are many ways you can go about preventing the failing of your relationships with others.