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25 Phoenix Quotes to Inspire How You Rise After Your World Falls Apart

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25 Phoenix Quotes to Inspire How You Rise After Your World Falls Apart

When your world comes crashing down, you have a chance to do something you couldn’t have done before: rise up.

You can only be reborn if you’ve known what it feels like to die inside.

Your story might be called “Resilience” or “Hope” or even “Freedom.” It’s the story of the phoenix.

If you need an extra spark of hope today, read these phoenix quotes. Or, get my handwritten poetry print: "Wear your scars to show how a phoenix is born from ashes and hope."

Suffering changes you. If you let it, what happens to you becomes fuel for something new. It’s a teacher you learn how to not run away from. If you can do that (and you can), you’ll learn how to live through what you thought would destroy you.

Falling apart gives you a reason to build something new.

One thing that helps? Sharing your story. Telling your truth. It’s a healing, not only for you but for those who want to know how they, too, can rise from the ashes of destruction.

How many times do you rise after you've come crashing down? Every single time.

If you’re ready to see how you can take your pain and give back differently, read these phoenix quotes. They’ll give you a glimpse of what’s possible when it seems like nothing’s left.

Believe in your ability to rise from your own fallen ashes to become brighter and more beautiful than ever before. You can do that. You were born for that.

When your world comes crashing down, you have a chance to do something you couldn’t have done before: rise up. You can only be reborn if you’ve known what it feels like to die inside. Your story might be called “Resilience” or “Hope” or even “Freedom.” It’s the story of the phoenix. If you need an extra spark of hope today, read these phoenix quotes. They’re about you.

25 Phoenix Quotes for the Broken Who Shall Be Renewed

1. “Sometimes the worst thing that happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive… it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be.” ― Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home

2. “For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.” — Zoe Skylar (I think)

3. “From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring…” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

4. “Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.” – S.A. Sachs

5. “I’ve died a thousand deaths, each time reinventing myself brighter, stronger, and purer than before. From the midst of destruction, I became the creator of myself. From the midst of darkness, I became my own source of light.” — Cristen Rodgers

6. “Suffering can lead to transformation. And redemption. And marvelous mystery.” — Dr. Allen Hunt

7. “Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” — Cassandre Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

8. “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” — Charles Bukowski

9. “Here in this suffering, all previous beliefs are called into question. They are consumed in the fire sparked and fueled by our own illusion. The pain becomes the ashes we are now entombed in. It is only when we find ourselves at this most imprisoned of junctures that we emerge again, the phoenix of our very life which is ever so much more beautiful than the last one.” — TEAL

10. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou

11. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” — John Mark Green

12. “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” — Rabindranath Tagore

13. “She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won.” — Matt Baker

14. “And when all that was left was ashes, she would again clothe herself in flame. Rising from the dust of her past to rekindle the spark of her future. She was a Phoenix, her own salvation; rebirthed, renewed, resurrected.” — LaRhonda Toreson

15. “Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” — Karen Salmansohn

16. “A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.” — Rumi

17. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Kahlil Gibra

18. “In order to rise / From its own ashes / A phoenix / First / Must / Burn.” — Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

19. “Ready must thou be to burn thyself in thine own flame; how couldst thou become new if thou have not first become ashes!” — Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

20. “We are more than the worst thing that’s ever happened to us. All of us need to stop apologizing for having been to hell and come back breathing.” — Clementine von Radics, Broken

21. “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” — Janet Fitch, White Oleander

22. “I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes.” — William C. Hannan

23. “Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.” — Maya Angelou

24. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. 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

25. “And just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, she too will rise. Returning from the flames, clothed in nothing but her strength, more beautiful than ever before.” — Shannen Heartzs

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

Never stop wondering how you can rise brighter than you were before.

Love,

Jen

P.S. Never forget how valuable you are, how far you’ve come. Go visit my shop to find the perfect poetry print that celebrates you in your fullness, in your mess and magic and everything in between.

When your world comes crashing down, you have a chance to do something you couldn’t have done before: rise up. You can only be reborn if you’ve known what it feels like to die inside. Your story might be called “Resilience” or “Hope” or even “Freedom.” It’s the story of the phoenix. If you need an extra spark of hope today, read these phoenix quotes. They’re about you.

Comments on this post (39)

  • May 25, 2020

    Mandy, that’s so cool!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • May 25, 2020

    Karthik, thank you! :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • May 25, 2020

    thank you made a creation with it:
    https://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z45/stampvoetje/Dieren/Phoenix_zpsqssyxzl1.jpg

    — Mandy Hens

  • May 25, 2020

    WoW
    Just As Beautiful As Phoenix!
    You Are Amazing 🔥🔥💯💯💯
    Thank You Soooooooo Much!

    I Will recommend to all my knowns!

    Is it okay to thank again?

    Sure even thanking ∞ × is lesser!

    — Karthik Iyer

  • Mar 15, 2020

    Neven, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Mar 15, 2020

    These quotes are a reminder of myself a once stong and rooted person that was knocked down right into the ground I’ve been th hell and back and I have recovered amazingly,I feel more strength in me than I ever did before , these Phoenix quotes have really inspired me

    — Neven Moodley

  • Feb 17, 2020

    Ohh, yes, I love this one so much too Sue! Glad this one called to you :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 17, 2020

    Yes, Debbie, I agree! We certainly can endure a lot more than we think we can…

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 17, 2020
    “I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise from the ashes.” — William C. Hannan

    So many spoke but this one shouted!

    — Sue

  • Feb 17, 2020

    Thank you for these inspiring quotes. I never realized such devastation could batter the human soul so many times in a lifetime. naive. But in that rise of the Phoenix we bring the strengths from the past.

    — Debbie

  • Jan 26, 2020

    #24… day by day, minute by minute… you are enduring the storm and coming through, different. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart and truth. My heart is with you.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 26, 2020

    Christie, my pleasure! I’m so touched and happy you left a comment!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 26, 2020

    24 hits hard..after escaping a horrible relationship then him stalking me. My house was caught on fire in the middle of the night 7 hrs before restraining order hearing – arson. My elderly mom and i made it out. No where to run. Scared. Thats just a little glimpse of hell within the last year. Literally smelling of smoke covered in soot but made it to court. Day by day minute by minute but still standing. #24 will be tattooed on me

    — #24

  • Jan 26, 2020

    I never leave comments, but this was really good. Thank you for sharing!!

    — Christie Lozada

  • Jan 02, 2020

    Rebecca, it sounds like you’re both strong women, and are ready for peace and healing in your life! May this be the year you get all the light you need <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 02, 2020

    Sarah, may you rise higher and sink deeper into the love that’s inside your own heart <3 wishing you the best in your travels this year!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 02, 2020

    . “And just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, she too will rise. Returning from the flames, clothed in nothing but her strength, more beautiful than ever before.” — Shannen Heartzs

    About my daughter (And I suppose, myself) Escaping a domestic violence situation that continued with years of emotional torture & abuse, even after we divorced. My daughter is now a strong, independent almost 20 yr old, who has been strong enough to cut all contact with her abusive father. She is am amazing person & deserves to live in PEACE!

    — Rebecca

  • Jan 02, 2020
    & #23
    I am a British Scorpio female aged 44. I have burned and died after 10 years from hell. Today – New year’s Day 2020 a new decade, I am reborn, transformed and empowered. My once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world begins in a couple of weeks focussed on planet earth & it’s purest source of all life.. the rainforests in Costa Rica and Borneo and the purity of the stunning South Island of New Zealand.
    Peace and love to all x

    — Sarah

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Charlee, thank you for this additional quote, I love it! Thank you for your perspective, for rising even after everything that’s happened in your life. The world is better because of people like you :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Nov 19, 2019

    This is truer than true, at least with me. I am not quite sure how I survived through some times in my life. But those dark times, led me to be a better person. I rose. Here is another quote I like that is not on here, not sure who its by.. “Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you”.

    24. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. 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

    — Charlee

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Sarah, happy to know you love so many of them!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Oct 17, 2019

    i think this quotes,is first of many..
    thank u..

    — Kaseem

  • Oct 17, 2019

    11,13,16, & 20 are my favorites💙💚💙💚💙💚

    — Sarah Kassing

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Phanice, that’s a great idea! So happy this could inspire you :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Sep 17, 2019

    I love it! Really love it! I must create a vision board for this……..

    — Phanice

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