108 Most Inspirational Movie Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Inspirational movie quotes

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Need some quick inspiration? The following is our list of the most inspirational movie quotes taken from a whole host of great movies. These are sure to lift you up and full you with courage and motivation. Check out these quotes and see which ones resonate with you the most.

“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”

– Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

“Hate is baggage. Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. It’s just not worth it.”

American History X

“Instinct is the nose of the mind.”

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

“All of life is an act of letting go.”

Life of Pi (2012)

“All boundaries are conventions waiting to be transcended.”

Cloud Atlas (2012)

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”

– Vito Corleone, The Godfather

“Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.”

– Michael Corleone, The Godfather

“Forget you don’t stand a chance, and just go for it! Who knows, it might work out of a misunderstanding!”

– French Fried Vacation 2

“You gotta embrace the chaos. You have to. That way, life might just astonish you.”

– April, Hot Tub Time Machine

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live!”

– Captain McCrea, Wall-E

“Adventure is out there.”

– Ellie Fredricksen, Up

“Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.”

– Anton Ego, Ratatouille

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

– John Keating, Dead poet’s society

“I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing.”


“Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

“Don’t make my mistake, kid. Don’t follow orders your whole life. Think for yourself.”

– Barbatus, Antz (1998)

“Sometimes you got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.”

– Poppa, The Good Dinosaur (2015)

“Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go.”

Black Swan

“You want me to respect the law? Then make the law respectable.”


“Live every day like it’s your last, and someday you’ll be right.”

Cafe Society

“I’d rather have 30 min of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”

Steel Magnolias

“To make something special you just have to believe it’s special.”

– Ping, Kungfu Panda

“Who cares what these creeps think of you? They don’t make you what you are, you do. You are who you choose to be.”

– Dean McCoppin, The Iron Giant

“Set your sights upon the heights, don’t be a mediocrity.”

– Merlin, The Sword in the Stone (1963)

“You know, sometimes people say things that seem mean, but they do it only because they’re afraid.”

– Sandra, Paranorman

“Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá!”

– Flik, A Bugs Life

“Victory belongs to those who believe in it the most and believe in it the longest.”

Pearl Harbor

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”

Harry Potter

“In this life, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody but yourself.”


“Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.” – Rudy

“All things change in a dynamic environment. Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.”

– Puppet Master, Ghost in the Shell

“Self-pity – it destroys everything around it.”

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”

– Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

“Sometimes people need to step outside of who they are to realize who they could really be.”

All Eyez On Me.

Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. Go for it.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

“In this life, family is the most precious gift we are given.”

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

“See the world not as it is, but as it could be.”

– Fairy Godmother, Cinderella (2015)

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

“We humans are more concerned with having than with being.”

Lucy (2014)

“The world is full of guys. Be a man, don’t be a guy.”

Say Anything

“With every act of kindness, the universe changes for the better.”

The Shack (2017)

“Let’s focus on where you could end up, not where you were or are.”

Forever Strong

“The world is a playground. You know that when you are a kid but somewhere along the way, everyone forgets it.”

Yes Man

“Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.”

The Reader

“There’s no chance to fail if you never give up.”

Lovely Still

“Be the hero of your own life story.”

Nim’s Island

“Love is about finding courage inside of you that you didn’t even know was there.”

Little Manhattan

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”

– Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

“Everything will be better in the morning. It always is.”

Black Swan

“The only person standing in your way is you.”

Black Swan

“A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.”


“You don’t judge a book by its cover or a person from the outside. You judge them by their actions.”


“The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It’s so easy to make it complex.”

180 South

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.”

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

“You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.”

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

“We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here.”

Law Abiding Citizen

Marcel Proust (French writer) gets down to the end of his life, and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered, Those were the best years of his life, ’cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn’t learn a thing.

Little Miss Sunshine

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

– Gandolf, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“It’s what you do right now that makes a difference.”

Black Hawk Down

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I’ll guarantee you’ll win.”

Patch Adams

“A true king’s power is his compassion.”

The Lion King (2019)

“The measure of a person, is how well they succeed at being who they are.”

Avengers Endgame

“It’s okay to be a little scared. In order to be brave, you’ve got to be a little scared.”


“You’ve got to be greater than the haters.”

– Hotel Transylvania 3

“When you get a different vantage point, it changes your perspective.”

First Man

“I think you gotta keep on keeping on, just living your life, trying new things, just gotta keep on pushing.”

– The Old Man & the Gun

“The wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.”

Black Panther

“The best things in life happen unexpectedly.”

Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again!

“Life is short, the world is wide. I want to make some memories.”

Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again!

“You don’t make mistakes. Mistakes make you. Mistakes make you smarter. They make you stronger and they make you more self-reliant.”

The Last Word

“Sometimes, patience is the key to victory.”

Spiderman: Homecoming

“You’ve just got to learn to listen and pay attention to that spirit inside you.”

Forever Strong

“The main thing is to pay attention, pay clear attention to everything you see. Notice what no one else notices and you’ll know what no one else knows.”

City of Ember

“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”


“Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.”


“I’d much rather be happy than right, anyday.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“You always fear what you don’t understand.”

– Batman Begins

“You can shine no matter what you’re made of.”

– Robots

“Everything that is or was began with a dream.”

– The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

“How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?”

– E.T. The Extraterrestrial

“We can’t just run away from who we are.”

– Queen Elinor, Brave (2012)

“See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see – out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!”

– Patch Adams

“When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.”

– Dory, Finding Nemo (2003)

“Nobody but me is gonna change my story.”

– Matilda (1996)

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do.”

– Coach Carter

“All we can do is learn from the past and make peace with it.”

– Cold Mountain

“If you want to succeed, really succeed, the only choice you have is to mentally toughen up.”

– Everybody Wants Some!

“It’s about finding out who you are in the space between the notes that they’re offering you. You’ve got to tune in and don’t be afraid to let the experience find you.”

– Everybody Wants Some!

“Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others.”

– Before Sunrise (1995)

“The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.”

– Timothy Q. Mouse, Dumbo (1941)

“You cannot live your life to please others.”

– White Queen, Alice in the Wonderland (2010)

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!”

– Mary Poppins

“Once you accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”

– Tywin Lannister, Game of Thrones

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

–Alan Turing (The Imitation Game)

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”

– Richard, Eat Pray Love

“when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment or the moment defines you.”

–Roy McAvoy, Tin Cup

“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”

– Sean Maguire, from Good Will Hunting

“It’s hard to stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world.”

– American Beauty

“It can’t rain all the time.”

– Eric Draven, The Crow

“Happiness is only real when shared.”

– Chris McCandless, Into the Wild

“You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think.”

– Finding Forrester

“We walk away from our dreams afraid that we may fail, or worse yet, afraid we may succeed.”

– Finding Forrester

“Balance is the key. Balance good, karate good.”

– Miyagi, Karate teacher

“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.”

– Master Oogway, Kungfu Panda

“There are reasons each of us are born. We have to find those reasons.”

– Uncle Iroh, The Last Airbender

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.”

– Rafiki, The Lion King (1994)

The greatest teacher failure is.

– Yoda, Star Wars

Do or do not, there is no try.

– Yoda, Star Wars

“You must not let anyone define your limits. Your only limit is your soul.”

– Gusteau, Ratatouille