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60 Negative Energy Quotes

Negativity can present in various ways, including self-limiting beliefs, toxic relationships, and a lack of confidence.

Regardless of how negative thinking shows up, the result is always the same: negativity and bad habits stop you from living your best life.

I’ve compiled 60 helpful negative energy quotes to help you conquer any form of negativity in your life. These quotes will inspire and help you weed out toxic friends and people. Even if your current situation seems bleak, you can alter your mindset with these quotes and turn things around with huge positive energy.

Negative Energy Quotes to Inspire You

Even the most positive person goes through periods where they feel down and out and engage in negative self talk. However, self-pity, self-blame, worry, bad energy, and other negative projections won’t improve your situation if you feel downcast and find yourself in a negative situation.

The following quotes can help at such times.

  1. “Negative energy is wasteful.” – Khoudia Diop
  2. “There are so many people who will tell you that you can’t do this, but you have to make sure that your voice isn’t going to be one of them.” – Pooja Agnihotri
  3. “Be above the negative energy of others. Refuse to allow their negativity to affect you. Instead, allow your positive energy to cancel their negative energy.” – Bohdi Sanders
  4. “A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.” – Barbara Corcoran
  5. “I don’t want to bring negative energy to myself, and if people feel one way about me, I don’t want that changing how I feel or what I believe.” – Marley Dias
  6. “Do not jump into reaction mode at the first appearance of negative energy. Just breathe, and relax.” – Neale Donald Walsch
  7. “Just because you feel lost doesn’t mean that you are. Sometimes you just have to relax, breathe deep, and trust the path you’re on.” – Lalah Delia
  8. “Block out all the negative energy, and just love.” – Ariana Grande
  9.  “Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.” – Bobby Darnell
  10. “Always believe in yourself. No matter who’s around you being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off. Because whatever you believe, you become.” – Michael Jackson
  11. “Remember my friend, to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy.” – Bruce Lee
  12. “Maybe I’m being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back.” – Persis Khambatta
  13. “If I stay negative in negative energy, that’s what’s gonna come back.” – Metro Boomin
  14. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan
  15. “If a person finds negative people in his life, then he needs to mend his own nature than that of others, for his own basic grounding decides the level of acidic or toxicity surrounding him.” – Anuj Somany
  16. “The older I get, the more I try not to waste my time on negative energy.” – Christine Baranski
  17. “Besides being good for our body, running helps us to focus and throw away negative energy.” – Joe Taslim
  18. “I believe doctors and scientists who say that disruption of our immune system by negative energy makes you prone to diseases of which cancer is one. That is a medical fact.” – Noel Edmonds
  19. “An unforgiving nature reflects in your face. Holding negative energy drags down the facial muscles, puckers one’s frown and causes lines around the mouth. Working daily on forgiveness (forgiving oneself as well as one’s enemies) is the cheapest, most effective facelift in the whole wide world. All it requires is love and discipline.” – Sarah Miles

Negative Energy Quotes for Toxic Relationships

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Humans are hard-wired to connect, but that doesn’t mean you should be in a toxic relationship or friendship with a negative person. Let these quotes give you the push you need to free yourself from draining relationships and negative behavior.

  1. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won.” – Lalah Delia
  2. “Don’t waste another minute dealing with a toxic, negative, energy-draining person. Some people are wired for negativity. They love being argumentative, combative and abusive. Run for your life as quickly as possible.” – Les Brown
  3. “Always beware of the people you allow in your energy space. Some might contaminate your energy to a point of no return. Meditate, stay prayed up.” – Mitta Xinindlu
  4. “Shout out to everyone transcending a mindset, mentality, desire, belief, emotion, habit, behavior or vibration that no longer serves them.” – Lalah Delia
  5. “Alien Parasites. These beings literally feed off your negative energy: anger, guilt, jealousy, depression, frustration, sadness and fear; for these intense and often harmful emotions are a gourmet dinner for these evil beings.” – Laurence Galian
  6. “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Robert Tew
  7. “I have walked away from friendships when I’ve realized that someone smiles to someone’s face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore.” – Sophia Bush
  8. “People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel bad about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.” – Hendrie Weisinger
  9. “No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools.” – Michael Bassey Johnson
  10. “Remember, whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour
  11. “In my professional life, I do not have to like everyone, but when I feel negative energy with someone, I try and avoid that person.” – Mario Mandzukic
  12. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!” – Israelmore Ayivor
  13. “When you’re around negative energy, it gets to you if you keep letting it affect you.” – James Van Praagh

Negative Energy Quotes to Help You Take Charge of Your Mind

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Your mind is your greatest asset! Practicing a healthy mindset starts with protecting your mind. These quotes will help you guard your mind against negativity.

  1. “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” – Prov 4:23 (NLT)
  2. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” – Goi Nasu
  3. “When you become so determined that you want to feel good – you have become as your Inner Being is, in such a pure place of Positive Energy – then that which is ‘negative energy’ simply can’t mix with you. It defies Law. If you are very strong and clear about your positive wanting and feeling it, then ‘bad’ things simply cannot get in. Colds can’t get in, car accidents can’t get in, anything that you are not wanting cannot be your personal experience.” – Esther Hicks
  4. “Negative energies can’t touch you if you are in a state of meditativeness.” – Jaggi Vasudev
  5. “There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile at it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.” – Nhat Hanh
  6. “Deal with your negative patterns before they become habits because habits are hard to break.” – Germany Kent
  7. “It’s wonderful to feel supported, but there’s a lot of negative energy towards me as well. So I ignore it, to be honest. If I started to read it all, it would completely mess up my head.” – Sienna Miller
  8.  “What’s more toxic than what they have done, think, or have said about you is how you let your mind receive it. In a world as ours, filled with so much noise and hate, what suffers the most is our minds. Know when to keep your mind shut!” – Chinonye J. Chidolue
  9. “Sorry negative energy… You are not welcome here.” – Karen A. Baquiran
  10. “I don’t want to be linked to anything negative. I don’t want negative energy. I want everything positive around me.” – Kendra Wilkinson
  11. “Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions.” – Steve Maraboli
  12. “Be careful not to let a negative social media life attract you to a dark way of thinking.” – Germany Kent
  13. “I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now, if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.” – Yoko Ono
  14. “Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life because negative energy always costs in the end.” – Tom Hiddleston
  15. “You can’t get a pay raise when you’re angry. People will react to the negative energy and will resist you.” –  Stuart Wilde
  16. “If you think of others in a jealous way or if you become angry, immediately pause for a moment. It’s going to pull you down and send negative energy. At that moment, pause and correct yourself.” – Frederick Lenz
  17. “Finally, imagine that you’ve really worked hard on yourself and become a level 10 person. Now, is this same level 5 problem a big problem or a little problem? The answer is that it’s no problem. It doesn’t even register in your brain as a problem. There’s no negative energy around it. It’s just a normal occurrence to handle, like brushing your teeth or getting dressed.” – T. Harv Eker

Negative Energy Quotes for Turning Bad Situations Into Good Ones

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Life is not always a smooth sail, but you can stay on top of your situations if you know how to convert a seemingly bad situation into a good one. Here are a few quotes to remind you of this fact.

  1. “You gotta be able to take criticism if you want to be anything close to great even if it’s not true. You use that as an advantage for yourself. You can use that negative energy and turn that into an energy that drives you to be something more than you thought you could be. That’s one thing I did.” – DeMar DeRozan
  2. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
  3. “With negative energy, you can make a positive energy. A flower will become compost someday, but if you know how to transform the compost back into the flower, then you don’t have to worry. You don’t have to worry about your anger because you know how to handle it – to embrace, to recognize, and to transform it. So this is what is possible.” – Nhat Hanh
  4. “I can take all the negative energy and turn it into a positive simply by purging my soul through music. That’s how powerful music can be.” – Bow Wow
  5.  “I grew up in low-income areas, and I’ve seen people take negative energy and just accept it. They give into and end up living a pretty rough life. At a young age, I just knew I wasn’t going to give in because I didn’t want to end up being one of those people in the neighborhood that didn’t have anything and lived a hard life.” – LaMarcus Aldridge
  6. “An eagle uses the negative energy of a storm to fly even higher.” – Eric Thomas
  7. “Remember that ‘needing’ something to change will always flow negative energy and hold it to you. Finding a way to become excited about what it will be changing into will flow positive energy and get the desired revisions started.” – Lynn Grabhorn
  8.  “You can use your life in a very useful and intelligent way. You can very well transform that negative energy into a positive energy that empowers you and makes life meaningful.” – Nhat Hanh
  9. Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude’s power.” – Melody Beattie
  10.  “I had a rough childhood coming up, and I just took all that negative energy and made it very positive for myself to drive me. I’m a very driven person. I have a passion that almost scares people, just to be successful and make it no matter what.” – David Goggins
  11. “You have to realize that myself and others that have been wrongfully convicted of crimes, we’ve dealt with the situation. You realize that you’re not going to survive in prison or progress as a human being if you allow yourself to continue to hold on to this negative energy.” – Brian Banks
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