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When Enough Is Enough: 125+ I’m Done Trying Quotes

When Enough Is Enough: 125+ I’m Done Trying Quotes

When you've had enough, and you're done trying, these “done trying quotes” will resonate.

Whether you're done with a person, a job, or a situation, sometimes it's just time to walk away.

It can be hard to admit when something isn't working, but sometimes just saying “I'm done” can be the best thing you can do.

When you do, it allows you to focus your energy on something more positive.

In this article, I cover many different aspects of being done and the quotes that align with each sentiment.

Scroll through and find the quotes that provide the perfect words to help express what you're feeling.

I'm Done Trying Quotes

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1. “When you feel like you're done trying, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”

2. “I'm officially done trying. If you want me in your life, you can come find me. Until then, continue treating me like I don't exist.” – Quinton Riley

3. “I'm done trying to be funny. I'm just going to be myself from now on.”

4. “Trying is for people who are afraid to fail. I'm not afraid to fail. So, I'm done trying.”

5. “I'm done trying to be someone I'm not. I'm done trying to please everyone. I'm done with faking it. From now on, I'm just going to be me.”

6. “It's over. I'm done. No more trying.” – Nicole Tran

7. “I'm done with trying to be perfect. A perfect body belongs to somebody else – and it's not me.” – Geri Halliwell

8. “I'm so done with people and their statuses loaded with “my life, my attitude or I don't have an attitude problem…” or whatever the f*ck, just grow up and speak nothing if you really have an attitude.” – Aaliyah

9. “Every time I say I'm done I find myself trying again.” – Kaye Gurrea

10. “I'm Done. Done with the people I care, done with the people I used to care for and done with the people I was going to care for. I’m done.” – Sahil Suryawanshi

11. “Just pick up your courage and walk away. Don't waste your time. The longer one drags on, the amount of pain accumulates.” – Dick Hirayama

Quotes About Being Tired And Done

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12. “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

13. “I am not tired of my work, neither am I tired of the world; yet, when Christ calls me home, I shall go with gladness.” – Adoniram Judson

14. “I don't stop when I'm tired, I stop when I'm done.” – Bruce Lee

15. “Sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I'm tired of making other people feel good about themselves.” – Dan Castellaneta

16. “The day I made that statement, about inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.” – Al Gore

17. “I don't stop when I'm tired. I only stop when I'm done.” – Marilyn Monroe

18. “I'm so tired I never want to wake up again. But I've figured out now that it was never them that made me feel that way. It was just me, all along.” – Maggie Stiefvater

19. “I've done all my tricks. I'm tired of myself.” – Sandra Bullock

20. “I never get tired because it ain't energy that's being dispensed. It is GOD speaking through me.” – Don King

21. “I'm tired of trying to get other people to see into my brain. I'm done.” – Todd McFarlane

22. “I get a little tired of people telling me what might have been. I think I've done OK. I don't dwell on what might have been.” – Ken Griffey Jr

23. “I'm tired of pretending I'm not special.” – Charlie Sheen

24. “I am so tired of rearranging my life around what the stupidest people might do.” – Bill Maher

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Being Done And Giving Up Quotes

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25. “Once you give up, you know you're done.” – Gerald Green

26. “The fact of the matter is, you don't give up what's natural. Anything I've fantasized about, I've done.” – Ray Charles

27. “Me, my heart and my soul will always be a fighter. I'm not comfortable with saying, ‘I'm done. I quit. I give up.' That's the way I am, and that's the way I always will be. From the day I was born to the day I die, I am a fighter!” – Ken Shamrock

28. “I believe that you see something that you want to get done, you cannot give up, and you cannot give in.” – John Lewis

29. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” – Alice Walker

30. “It's over. I'm done. No more trying. I just give up, I finally see that you will never let our love be. I will never get my second chance, cause you always put someone in front of me.” – Nicole Tran

31. “If you believe in something and have the strength not to give up, it can happen. I am the living proof it can be done.” – Samuel Eto'o

Done Trying Relationship Quotes

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32. “I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle.” – Halle Berry

33. “I cannot do this anymore, to be at your call every time, I want a life of my own, so I'm getting it.”

34. “I'm done with relationships. I'm just going to focus on myself from now on.”

35. “No, I don't hate you. I'm just done with you.”

36. “I am done with people saying… Why do you only write on love and I am like… Love is the only drug I am addicted to.” – Parr Winn

37. “Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

38. “I'm done trying to be someone's everything when I'm not even their something.”

39. “I just wish you knew how much I liked you. But now since you decided to leave I'm done trying. I'm done with you because the last thing I want now is to be with you.” – Andii Sudari

40. “I'm done chasing after people if you want to walk out of my life I'll hold the door open for you.” – Hallie

41. “Sometimes, giving someone a second chance is like giving them an extra bullet for their gun because they missed you the first.”

42. “I pop, I break, I love, and I crave, but when push comes to shove, we're done.” – Dominic Riccitello

43. “Don't be afraid to walk away. It's better to walk away than being taken for granted.”

44. “People are less likely to think it's immoral to walk away from their home if they know others who have done so. And if enough people do it, the stigma begins to erode.” – Richard Thaler

45. “You can walk away and say “We don't need this.” but something in your eyes says “We can beat this.” – Taylor Swift

Done Trying Friendship Quotes

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46. “I'm guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I'm done, I'm done.” – Turcois Ominek

47. “I'm done chasing people, now it's up to the people whether they'll be in my story, or just a part of my memory.” – Shubham Kumar

48. “Trying to be friends with someone who doesn't want to be friends with you is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.”

49. “I don't need friends who only come to me when they need something. I'm done trying to be your friend.”

50. “I'm so done with people who don't try in friendships. If you don't put in the effort, why should I? I've had enough friends who only want to take and never give anything back. It's exhausting and draining.”

51. “My friend, I'm done with you, with this measly relationship you call friends that I am.”

52. “I'm done trying to be friends with you. I deserve better.”

53. “I'm done with trying to keep people in my life.” – Jeetu Pal

54. “I'm done with trying to seek other people's approval. From here on now it's just me and approving myself. I'm done.”

55. “Anyone or anything that is negative, you should walk away from. Make room for all the positives.” – Wendy John

56. “Sometimes you have to walk away from people, not because you don't care, but because they don't.” – Melchor Lim

57. “I am done with temporary people. Stay only if you mean it. Don't make promises you can't keep!” – Kanushka

58. “I'm done with negative people who bring me down.” 

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I'm Done Quotes 

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59. “When I'm done with something, I'm done. I don't go back and listen to and pine for my old albums, or the Lollapalooza days, or ‘Psalm 69' selling millions of records. Maybe I'm really just getting old and mellow.” – Al Jourgensen

60. “Once upon a time, I could sing for three hours. Now, when you see me say ‘I'm done,' I'm done; ain't nothing left till the next night.” – Bobby Womack

61. ““I'm done saying ‘I'm sorry I wasn't who you needed or wanted me to be' to everybody in my life.” – Diane Lane

62. “I'm not someone who gives up easily, but I know when to walk away. When I'm done, I'm done.”

63. “I just can't break. If I break, I'm done. So I don't break.” – Hannah Simone

64. “I'm done with rules that are there just to be rules.” – Brad Paisley

65. “I'm done trying to fit into a mold that doesn't suit me.”

66. “If you walk away, don't walk away with something still left in the tank. Then you're wondering like, ‘Man, what could I have done?' When I'm done playing, I want to leave it all out on the field.” – Ryan Howard

67. “I don't want to say anything derogatory I'm done.” – Ed Rollins

68. “I'm done. I've wasted enough tears for people who don't even care.”

69. “I still miss you and maybe even still like you, but I'm done chasing you.” – Anmol Andore

70. “Maybe in my 20s I was a little more lively. But I'm done with that.” – Peter Dinklage

71. “By the time I'm done with a project, it's taken so long that I usually don't even like it anymore. I only see the things I wish I'd done differently.” – Sydney Pollack

72. “I just can't break. If I break, I'm done. So I don't break.” – Hannah Simone

73. “But I've got more to learn, too. I don't feel like I'm done or I know it all.” – Gary Sinise

74. “I'm going to be done when I've decided that I'm done.” – David Ortiz

75. “I'm done living for other people. I'm done being a people pleaser. I'm done thinking about what people think about me.” – Shailene Woodley

76. “I'm done with pretending everything is okay when it's not.”

77. “I'm done with relationships. They're too much work.”

78. “I'm done with men… I'm going to be alone. I have no luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage.” – Halle Berry

79. “It's sad to know I'm done. But looking back, I've got a lot of great memories.” – Bonnie Blair

80. “I'm done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.” – Ned Vizzini

81. “I'm naturally a nice person. I'm not trying to have any problems with people. I'm done with the drama and trouble. I want a stress-free life.” – Action Bronson

82. “Once I retire, I'm retiring. I'm done.” – Michael Phelps

83. “I'm done with people, I'm done with life, more you get involved, more you cry, more tears fall, more hearts cry.” – Shifa Khan

84. “I'm done. Done with social media. Done.” – David Draiman

85. “I'm done chasing people, I'm done begging them to stay, no expectations, no regrets. Broken.” – Sushmitha Sravanthi

86. “When I'm retired someday, when I'm done playing football, that's when I'll be relaxing and look back at some things.” – Aaron Donald

87. “I'm done with pretending to be something I'm not.”

88. “I'm done with being told what to do.”

I'm Done With The Past Quotes

89. “You are done with the past, but the past isn't done with you.” – Deyth Banger

90. “I am done with the past, the future has plenty of room for change.” – Cyrile Dayao

91. “If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” – Amit Ray

92. “I'm done with the past. It's time to move on and create new memories.”

93. “I'm done with the past. It's time to move on and live in the present.”

I'm Done Quotes About Work

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94. “I'm not really done with this project, but I am done with caring.”

95. “When you think about retiring, you're done. You already checked out.” – Frank Gore

96. “You can never be satisfied until you are done playing this game. So I'm just working.” – Aaron Donald

97. “I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.” – Grandma Moses

98. “If you end your day feeling like you got nothing done, it's because you weren't working: you were busy, not productive.” – Richie Norton

99. “Perfection to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.' I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That's perfection.” – Drake

100. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

101. “When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.” – George C. Marshall

Funny I'm Done Quotes

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102. “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.” – Mark Twain

103. “I'm done with being serious all the time. It's time to have some fun!”

104. “You can only do so much grunting and groaning and then you're done, you know?” – Craig T. Nelson

105. “I'm fed up with the idiots.” – Sean Connery

Being Done Trying And Just Letting Go Quotes

106. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

107. “Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon

108. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

109. “The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli

110. “We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

111. “I'm one of those people where, if I go back and look at it, I'm going to feel like, ‘I wish I would have… ‘I need to just leave it on the floor. What's done is done.” – Regina King

More I'm Done Quotes And Sayings

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112. “Trying is overrated. Done is where the fun begins.”

113. “What's done cannot be undone.” – Rachel Hartman

114. “But ‘almost done' is not done!” – Israelmore Ayivor

115. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

116. “Just because it is not done your way, doesn't mean it is not right.” – Charmaine J Forde

“117. I am fed up. I am fed up with tears and weakness.” – Veronica Roth

118. “You're always growing as a coach, and I am not done growing, and hopefully I'm not done winning.” – Doc Rivers

119. “Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.” – Ang Lee

120. “What's done is done. Whether to you, or by you, and you cannot change it. But what's not done is not done. And there, both hope and hazard lie.” – Jennifer Donnelly

121. “It always seems impossible until it's done.” – Nelson Mandela

122. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

123. “What's done it's done, in choice there are risks!” – Deyth Banger

124. “Trying is overrated. Do or do not. There is no try.”

125. “I'm not gonna say it's all done, 'cause it ain't ever all done.” – Dimebag Darrell

126. “The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.” – Alysia Harris

127. “After all is said and done, make sure you are not sad and down.” – Gift Gugu Mona

128. “I have never looked back on what I have done. Instead, I am looking for new things to do.” – Amala Akkineni

129. “Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” – Benjamin Jowett

130. “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

131. “People are fed up with seeing the same thing over and over. They want a qualitative change.” – Amitabh Bachchan

132. “I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.” – Lucille Ball

133. “I definitely am done with as much drama as I can be done with. I don't think it helps me with any of my business endeavors or the things that I'm excited about.” – Farrah Abraham

134. “I need a little peace now, I can't handle the situations.” – Pavankumar Nagaraj

What Are Your Favorite I'm Done Quotes?

After reading all of these I'm done trying quotes, which one is your favorite?

My favorite is…

“Trying is overrated. Done is where the fun begins.”

It's short, sweet, and to the point. We should all remember that trying is overrated and that done is where the fun begins.

Life is too short to waste time on something that's not making you happy. I'm might be time to call an end to whatever is stressing you out and let the fun begin elsewhere.

Thank you, and please share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, we'd love to hear them.