Reach for the Stars: Inspirational Quotes for Dreamers

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational things encompass quotes, songs, images, role models, and more, serving to ignite positivity and determination. They uplift spirits, instill hope, and bolster confidence, urging individuals to overcome obstacles and chase their aspirations. These sources of inspiration foster belief in oneself and the pursuit of dreams.

Inspirational Quotes

1. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”
— Carol Burnett

2. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!”
— Audrey Hepburn

3. “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.”
— Alexander the Great

4. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
— Michael Altshuler

5. “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.”
— Nicole Kidman

6. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”
— Walt Whitman

7. “Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell.”
— Amal Clooney

8. “You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.”
— Duchess Meghan

9. “I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened … it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, please.”
— Taylor Swift

10. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Winston Churchill

11. “You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script.”
— Oprah Winfrey

12. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
— Malala Yousafzai

13. “At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.”
— Dr. Phil

14. “People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.”
— Carrie Ann Moss

15. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”
— Michelle Obama

16. “Spread love everywhere you go.”
— Mother Teresa

17. “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on.”
— Lady Gaga

18. “If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you and it will be extremely clear what the next step is.”
— Gabrielle Bernstein

19. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”
— Mandy Hale

20. “You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.”
— Kesha

21. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”
— Brene Brown

23. “I’m going to be gone one day, and I have to accept that tomorrow isn’t promised. Am I OK with how I’m living today? It’s the only thing I can help. If I didn’t have another one, what have I done with all my todays? Am I doing a good job?”
— Hayley Williams

24. “I am experienced enough to do this. I am knowledgeable enough to do this. I am prepared enough to do this. I am mature enough to do this. I am brave enough to do this.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Knock Down The House

25. “Belief creates the actual fact.”
— William James

26. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
— Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society

27. “I’m not going to continue knocking on that old door that doesn’t open for me. I’m going to create my own door and walk through that.”
— Ava DuVernay

28. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
— Aristotle

29. “Not having the best situation, but seeing the best in your situation is the key to happiness.”
— Marie Forleo

30. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

31. “Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.”
— Marianne Cantwell

32. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald

33. “Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.”
— Marlee Matlin

34. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

35. “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen—that stillness becomes a radiance.”
— Morgan Freeman

36. “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”
— Anne Frank

37. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
— Earl Nightingale

38. “I care about decency and humanity and kindness. Kindness today is an act of rebellion.”
— Pink

39. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
— Roald Dahl

40. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
— Maya Angelou

41. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
— Joseph Campbell

42. “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.”
— Ellen DeGeneres

43. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

44. “Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied.”
— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

45. “Nobody built like you, you design yourself.”
— Jay-Z

46. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

47. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.”
— Serena Williams

48. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”
— Henry David Thoreau

49. “Our lives are stories in which we write, direct, and star in the leading role. Some chapters are happy while others bring lessons to learn, but we always have the power to be the heroes of our own adventures.”
— Joelle Speranza

50. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
— Albert Einstein

51. “Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.”
— Beyoncé

52. “There’s nothing more powerful than not giving a f—k.”
— Amy Schumer

53. “Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.”
— William Ellery Channing

54. “When it comes to luck, you make your own.”
— Bruce Springsteen

55. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!”
— Dolly Parton

56. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
— Rosa Parks

57. “The moral of my story is the sun always comes out after the storm. Being optimistic and surrounding yourself with positive loving people is for me, living life on the sunny side of the street.”
— Janice Dean

58. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”
— Dr. Henry Link

59. “Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal. And if that takes a few years, then that’s great, but if it takes 10 or 20, then that’s part of the process.”
— Naomi Osaka

60. “We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.”
— Amy Dickinson

61. “I’ve noticed when I fear something, if I just end up doing it, I’m grateful in the end.”
— Colleen Hoover

62. “Work hard, know your s—t, show your s—t, and then feel entitled.”
— Mindy Kaling

63. “We’ve been making our own opportunities, and as you prove your worth and value to people, they can’t put you in a box. You hustle it into happening, right?”
— Jennifer Lopez

64. “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”
— George Harrison

65. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

66. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
— Zig Ziglar

67. “I’m realizing how much I’ve diminished my own power. I’m not doing that no more.”
— Alicia Keys

68. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
— C.S. Lewis

69. “I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Something just motivates you to keep moving.”
— Tina Turner

70. “How wild it was, to let it be.”
— Cheryl Strayed

71. “The simple act of listening to someone and making them feel as if they have truly been heard is a most treasured gift.”
— L. A. Villafane

72. “You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.”
— Amy Poehler

73. “Don’t be afraid. Because you’re going to be afraid. But remember when you become afraid, just don’t be afraid.”
— Joan Jett

74. “We need to take risks. We need to go broke. We need to prove them wrong, simply by not giving up.”
— Awkwafina

75. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts today.”
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt

76. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
— George Eliot

77. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.”
— Camilla Eyring Kimball

78. “We all have problems. But it’s not what happens to us, [it ‘s] the choices we make after.”
— Elizabeth Smart

79. “You don’t have to be defined or confined by your environment, by your family circumstances, and certainly not by your race or gender.”
— Mariah Carey

80. “When we let fear be our master, we cannot be happy and free as a butterfly. But when we choose to trust the journey and embrace love and joy, we are free to fly.”
— Annicken R. Day

81. “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”
— Toni Morrison

82. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
— Deepak Chopra

83. “Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.”
— Eckhart Tolle

84. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
— Vince Lombardi

85. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”
— Madonna

86. “We have to let go of who we think we should be and embrace what is.”
— Achea Redd

87. “Being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.”
— Selena Gomez

88. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”
— Sir Francis Bacon

89. “I don’t look ahead. I’m right here with you. It’s a good way to be.”
— Danny DeVito

90. “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
— Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa

91. “I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.”
— Nicki Minaj

92. “We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We’ve gotta listen more and talk less. We’ve gotta know that this is everybody’s responsibility.”
— Meghan Rapinoe

93. “Trying to grow up is hurting. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don’t, it hurts even more.”
— Aretha Franklin

94. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
— Helen Keller

95. “Let love rule.”
— Lenny Kravitz

96. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
— John Muir

97. “The only journey is the one within.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

98. “If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”
— Muhammad Ali

99. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert

100. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

101. “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.”
— Angela Bassett

102. “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”
— Isabel Allende

103. “Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals.”
— David Ogilvy

104. “I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.”
— Barbara Elaine Smith

105. “If you believe something needs to exist if it’s something you want to use yourself, don’t let anyone ever stop you from doing it.”
— Tobias Lütke

106. “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.”
— Anne Lamott

107. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
— Warren Buffet

108. “True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.”
— Mortimer J. Adler

109. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
— A.A. Milne

110. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
— Martha Graham

111. “Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself.”
— Jason Fried

112. “He that can have patience can have what he will.”
— Benjamin Franklin

113. “The only one who can tell you “you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.”
— Jessica Ennis

114. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”
— Bo Jackson

115. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.”
— Mia Hamm

116. “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
— Steve Jobs

117. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
— Albert Einstein

118. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

119. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
— Mark Twain

120. “If you can’t yet do great things, do small things in a great way.”
— Napoleon Hill

121. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
— Jim Rohn

122. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
— Abraham Lincoln

123. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”
— Stephen Covey

124. “Do not wait for the perfect time and place to enter, for you are already onstage.”
— Unknown

125. “The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.”
— Epicurus

126. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
— Mary Anne Radmacher

127. “If the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you’ll never become that person.”
— Clayton M. Christensen

128. “Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life was the day I realized that I no longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business”
— Cindy Gallop

129. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
— Arthur C. Clarke

130. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.”
— Unknown

131. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
— Maya Angelou

132. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”
— Edna Mode

133. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.”
— Unknown

134. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
— Steve Furtick

135. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
— Carl Sagan

136. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.”
— Jay-Z

137. “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
— Arianna Huffington

138. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
— Erica Jong

139. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
— Henry Ford

140. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
— Confucius

141. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
— Wayne Dyer

142. “We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.”
— Arthur Ashe

143. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
— Bill Gates

144. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been given a no. Only to find that a better, brighter, bigger yes was right around the corner.”
— Arlan Hamilton

145. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”
— Ariana Huffington

146. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
— Henry Ford

147. “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
— Wayne Dyer

148. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
— Aristotle

149. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
— Arthur Ashe

150. “Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle”
Ross Simmonds

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