65 Baggage Quotes On Success In Life

These baggage quotes will inspire you. Baggage, bags, cases, etc. that you take with you when you travel or the beliefs and feelings that influence how you think and behave.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging baggage quotes, baggage sayings, and baggage proverbs.

Best Baggage Quotes

  1. “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 don’t have any plants or pets or kids. I can lock the door and go. I need to be with somebody for whom that’s okay.” ~ Dana Delany
  2. “Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” ~ Charles Dudley Warner
  3. “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.” ~ Patrick Read Johnson , Life baggage quotes
  4. “Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the roads which lie ahead, and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that as well.” ~ Maya Angelou
  5. “Life is a journey, and you can’t carry everything with you. Only the usable baggage.” ~ Ha Jin

  6. “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.” ~ Laozi
  7. “A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.” ~ John Hancock
  8. “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. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  9. “Whatever baggage you have, use it. Conquer it. Don’t let it stop you.” ~ Sara Shepard
  10. “Forgiveness means that you do not carry the baggage of an experience.” ~ Gary Zukav

  11. “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. We are ultimately a product of our biology and environment. Consequently, I choose to be compassionate with others when I consider how much painful emotional baggage we are biologically programmed to carry around. I recognize that mistakes will be made, but this does not mean that I need to either victimize myself or take your actions and mistakes personally. Your stuff is your stuff, and my stuff is my stuff.” ~ Jill Bolte Taylor , Emotional baggage quotes
  12. “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.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  13. “In life, when the baggage gets too heavy, you have to put it down.” ~ Nikki Sixx
  14. “What’s our baggage? Only vows,
    Happiness, and all our care,
    And the flower that sweetly shows
    Nestling lightly in your hair.” ~ Victor Hugo
  15. “Life truly is a journey, and the less baggage we carry the easier the ride.” ~ Wally Amos

  16. “No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car.” ~ August Strindberg
  17. “Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  18. “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. To put things into perspective – your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.” ~ Sean Bean
  19. “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.” ~ Sue Augustine
  20. “No man will swim ashore and take his baggage with him.” ~ Seneca the Elder

  21. “Forgiveness is not a moral issue.
    It is an energy dynamic…
    Forgiveness means that you do not carry the baggage of an experience.
    When you choose not to forgive,
    the experience that you do not forgive sticks with you.
    When you choose not to forgive,
    it is like agreeing to wear dark, gruesome sunglasses that distort everything,
    and it is you who are forced every day
    to look at life through those contaminated lenses
    because you have chosen to keep them.” ~ Gary Zukav
  22. “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? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater
  23. “There is the grand truth about Nathaniel Hawthorne. He says NO! in thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes. For all men who say yes, lie; and all men who say no,why, they are in the happy condition of judicious, unincumbered travellers in Europe; they cross the frontiers into Eternity with nothing but a carpet-bag,that is to say, the Ego. Whereas those yes-gentry, they travel with heaps of baggage, and, damn them! they will never get through the Custom House.” ~ Herman Melville
  24. “As I say the words, I realize how true they are. And maybe that’s the trick to getting through it, through life: realizing that everybody, including ourselves, is lugging around some kind of screwed-up baggage. Maybe we are put here to help each other carry the loads.” ~ Lisa Ann Sandell
  25. “Things you believe are baggage in your life.” ~ Stuart Wilde

  26. “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.” ~ Andy Pick
  27. “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.” ~ William Congreve
  28. “But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.” ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski
  29. “Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?” ~ Steven Pinker
  30. “The only way to lose weight is to check it as airline baggage.” ~ Peggy Ryan

  31. “Two of the biggest drivers of airline profit are change fees and baggage fees.” ~ Paul Hudson
  32. “One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn’t want to take the chance.” ~ Ron Jaworski
  33. “Out, you tallow-face! You baggage!” ~ William Shakespeare
  34. “A career is just a longer trip with a whole lot more baggage.” ~ Jay Samit
  35. “Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility.” ~ Lee Patrick Mastelotto

  36. “I’ve actually been given a great gift. When I walk into an audition with a director, I’m carrying no baggage. They haven’t seen me in anything, even though I’ve done nine films.” ~ Jessica Chastain
  37. “There’s a lot of baggage that comes along with our family, but it’s like Louis Vuitton baggage.” ~ Kim Kardashian
  38. “I believe that behind both the person who weighs 400 pounds and the one who weighs 85 there is a lot of baggage, and it has nothing to do with their bodies.” ~ Kirstie Alley
  39. “I suppose I’ve always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I’ve always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.” ~ Chris Patten
  40. “For my eightieth year warns me to pack up my baggage before I leave life.” ~ Marcus Terentius Varro

  41. “Well, you know, what’s better? To play a character who stays stuck in the same baggage year after year, or to play a character who gets beyond that and goes to a new level?” ~ Andreas Katsulas
  42. “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.” ~ Dirk Benedict
  43. “They were now both ready, not to begin from scratch, but to continue with a love that had survived for thirteen years in hibernation. They were no longer travellers without baggage. They were no longer twenty. They’d both been around the block a bit and had suffered without the other. They’d both lost their way without the other.  Each had tried to find love with other people. But all that was now finished.” ~ Guillaume Musso
  44. “We humans have millions of years of evolutionary baggage that makes us regard competition in a deadly light.” ~ Vernor Vinge
  45. “Modern Americans travel light, with little philosophic baggage other than a fervent belief in their right to the pursuit of happiness.” ~ George Will

  46. “If ever there were a true “just as I am” church, if ever there were a community where everybody could bring all their baggage and brokenness with them without neat and tidy happy endings quite yet, if ever there was a group where everyone was loved and no one pretended – we could not make enough room inside the building.” ~ John Ortberg
  47. “I mean everybody’s got ex-boyfriends and girlfriends. Everybody’s got baggage.” ~ Nina Dobrev
  48. “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.” ~ Eddie Guerrero
  49. “I am co-writing a screenplay now and I’m working on the rights to another story I want to do. So I plan to produce and direct. So, for me, I don’t really feel that I am vulnerable to that sad baggage that comes with the business of filmmaking.” ~ Kerry Washington
  50. “If you go into a relationship when you’re 16, you’ve got no baggage.” ~ Daphne Guinness

  51. “I can live without it all – love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear.” ~ Erica Jong
  52. “It’s a big responsibility dating me. Because I come with a little bit of baggage, you know?” ~ Demi Lovato
  53. “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. It doesn’t matter what age you are. But if our hearts get opened and released – well, that’s what theater can do, and does sometimes, and everyone is thankful when that happens.” ~ Vanessa Redgrave
  54. “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. And when you want to have a conversation, they will assert that they already know everything important there is to know about you because of that association. And that’s not the way to have a conversation.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  55. “I’ve gone out of my way to not take baggage with me from film to film.” ~ Jeff Bridges

  56. “You’ve traveled up ten thousand steps in search of the truth. So many days in the archives, copying, copying. The gravity of the Tang and the profundity of the Sung make heavy baggage. Here! I’ve picked you a bunch of wild flowers. Their meaning is the same but they’re much easier to carry.” ~ Hsu Yun
  57. “I think the hill one has to trudge in order to understand a man’s baggage is more of a trek than I’d like to take right now.” ~ Shirley MacLaine
  58. “He says NO! In thunder; but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.” ~ Herman Melville
  59. “I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it’s the sound of a baggage carousel coming to a grinding halt, having reunited every passenger on your flight with their luggage, except for you.” ~ Sloane Crosley
  60. “The past is a room full of baggage and rubbish and sometimes things that are of use, but if they are of real use, I have kept them.” ~ Jamaica Kincaid

  61. “Forgiveness is the process of dropping off your emotional baggage.” ~ Tim Fargo
  62. “I think a loaded weapon aboard an airplane, whether its in the cargo section or in your overhead baggage, is a security issue.” ~ Janice Hahn
  63. “When she looked at him now, she couldn’t help thinking that the man he had become bore so little resemblance to the boy he had been. His smile was the only piece of baggage he had carried with him from boyhood into manhood.” ~ Arundhati Roy
  64. “I got religion in the airport, my Lord. They caught me waiting on my baggage when I was bored.” ~ Neil Young
  65. “If you can’t handle the baggage, you’ll have to get out of the baggage room.” ~ Laura Schlessinger

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