Wonderful & Inspiring Quotes For When You're Feeling Stuck In Life

Quotes have ways of speaking to us on every level and helping us through the difficult moments. I have a few quotes saved on my phone from authors, movies/TV shows, artists and more that inspire me in day to day life, i mean what would it be like if we didn't have the inspiring words of those around us?

I like to collect quotes. If I come across a line in a book that moves me, or a quotation online that really speaks to me, I always write it down. I refer back to these quotes frequently. When I’m feeling lost or stuck in life, or just a little down on myself, it helps to read the comforting words of someone wiser than me. They reassure me about the direction I’m going in life, and help me realise that everything isn’t as bad as it may seem. We all need some motivation, inspiration and drive and sometimes something so simple like quotes can do just that.

So i wanted to share some of the quotes I love that inspire me on a daily basis. Here are some of my favourite inspirational, motivational, uplifting, and simply thought-provoking quotes:

1. Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
— Joshua J. Marine

2. You must always have faith in people. And, most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.
— Legally Blonde

3. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it’s only in the black of night you see the stars.
— Coach Whitey Durham, One Tree Hill

4. You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
— Robin Williams

5. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
— A Cinderella Story

6. if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise
― Rupi Kaur

7. The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.
— The Emperor (Mulan)

8. Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.
— Denis Waitley

9. It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.
—Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

10. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
― Maya Angelou

11. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
— Dr. Seuss

12. You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.
 — White Queen, from Alice in Wonderland

13. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
— Dr. Seuss

14. You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously
― Sophia Bush

15. stay strong through your pain
grow flowers from it...
bloom beautifully
bloom softly
however you need
just bloom
― Rupi Kaur

16. Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear; The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.
― The Princess Diaries

17. Life kicks you around sometimes. It scares you and it beats you up. But sooner or later, you realise you're not just a survivor, you're a fighter. You're tougher than anything life throws your way. And you are.
— One Tree Hill

18. Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.
— Merchant (Aladdin)

19. We all have light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
— Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

20. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
 ― Golda Meir

21.  Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
― E.E. Cummings

22. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Howard Thurman

23. Nothing can dim the light that shines within.
— Maya Angelou

24. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
― Bruce Lee

25 Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

26. Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.
― Iyanla Vanzant

27. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style
― Maya Angelou

28. Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
— Eat, Pray, Love

29. The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.
— Sex and The City

30. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
— Christian D. Larson

31. Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun. Don’t be in a hurry about spiritual matters. Go step by step and be very sure.
— White Eagle

32. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou

33. Do not dwell on the past. Your history cannot be erased, but your future has yet to be written, so make the most of what is going to happen instead of worrying about what you cannot change.
 — Anonymous

34. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
 — Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
— Arnold Bennett

36. Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
— Cecil Beaton

37. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
 — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

38. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.
— Mary Anne Radmacher

39. We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
— Malala Yousafzai

40. She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. ― Ariana Dancu

41. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
— George Bernard Shaw

42. Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.
 — Hilary Clinton

43. Why the f**k not me? should be your motto.
— Mindy Kaling

44. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
— Harriet Tubman

45. Stop fighting yourself and start fighting for yourself.
— The Revolutionary Impact

46. For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

47. There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment you must choose your direction. Will you fight to stay on the path while others tell you who you are? Or will you label yourself? Will you be honoured by your choice? Or will you embrace your new path? Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up.
— One Tree Hill

48. Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
— Mae Jemison

49. A woman is the full circle. Within her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform.
— Diane Mariechild

50. I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion.
— Billie Jean King

51. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
— William James

52. Do the best you can. Until you can do better. Then do better.
— Maya Angelou

53. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
— Maria Robinson

54. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
― Martin Luther King Jr.

55. By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.
– Edwin Elliot

56. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
― Napoleon Hill

57. You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where you’ll go.
– Dr. Seuss

58. No one sees your strength, do they? No one sees the silent battle you fight against your overprotective mind that’s trying to keep you safe from harm by keeping you safe from risk, safe from connection, safe from honesty. Maybe others don’t see, but you see it sometimes, don’t you? In the mirror, in those eyes, begging for someone to notice. You have noticed. It is real. You are strong. You are fighting for something incredible. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise—especially not your thoughts.
– Vironika Tugaleva

59. it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.
― Rupi Kaur

60. Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
– August Wilson

We worry too much about the pace we're going at in life instead of just enjoying the journey and letting life take its course. It's not to say I'm not feeling stuck because that's far from the truth, the point is - we as humans find life overwhelming, frustrating and at the same time amazing. It's OK to feel stuck, just keep going, keep walking your desired path. Your journey is far from over and you are going to create waves.

Stay strong and just breathe. We're still growing and learning. And remember your behind-the-scenes are more honest and beautiful than anything on the highlight reel.

What quote inspires you to kick ass, keep going and love every part of you?

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