Inspirational Quotes

My belief is to achieve success in any scheme one has to make oneself master of that scheme, know it inside and out, know every detail.

- E. L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.

- Tony Dungy

What an unchallenging life it would be if we always got things right on the first go.

- Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Life isn't life if you just float through it. The whole point - the only point - is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.

- Lauren Oliver, Delirium

My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results, but it is the effort that's heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.

- George R.R. Martin

Someday, when I am nothing but dust and wind, what tale will they tell about me?

- Marie Lu, The Rose Society

Heroes aren't always the ones who win. They're the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don't give up. That's what makes them heroes.

- Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Life won't just happen to you boy. You have to happen to it.

- Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer

The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

You’re stronger than you believe. Don’t let your fear own you. Own yourself.

- Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Do not find peace. Find passion. Find something you want to die for more than something you want to live for. If it is your children, then fight not just for your own but for orphans who have no one else. If it is for medicine, then do not just seek out a cure for cancer but search for a cure for AIDS as well. Fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Speak for them. Scream for them. Live and die for them. You life will not always be a happy one, but it will have meaning.

- Michelle Hodkin, The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

- Albert Einstein

May you fight your own battles and forge your own wings.

- Rainbow Rowell, Carry On

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.

- Mahatma Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I think what I’ve realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. As long as you’re kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.

- Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey

I'm like a fine wine. I get better with age. The best is yet to come.

- Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

We all have moments of weakness. It’s how we recover from them that really counts.

- Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

It's impossible to go through life unscathed. Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments.

- Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.

- Daniel H. Burnham

Don't wait too long. Life takes unexpected turns, and we don't always have the time we think we have.

- Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Rapture

What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?

- John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.

- Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Live boldly. Push yourself. Don't settle.

- Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

You could be great. You could rattle the stars. You could do anything if only you dared.

- Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Nobody's going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you're rich or poor, out of money or raking it in, the beneficiary of ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things befall you.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

Work hard. Do good. Be incredible!

- Cheryl Strayed, Torch

Live your life. Be happy as you can be, let go of the things that don't matter, and fight.

- Kiera Cass, The One

Life isn't just about taking in oxygen and giving out carbon dioxide.

- Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The only way out is through.

- J. K. Rowling

We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

- J. K. Rowling

The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it's a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers - of persistence, concentration, insight and sensitivity - to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.

- Susan Cain, Quiet

A human being may not choose her circumstances, but she does choose her actions.

- Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here

You must forge your own path for it to mean anything.

- Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Push your boundaries, that's what they're there for.

- Colleen Hoover, Slammed

A life of mediocrity is a waste of a life.

- Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday

Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn't waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.

- Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

Don't make the same mistakes that everyone else makes. Make wonderful mistakes. Make the kind of mistakes that make people so shocked that they have no other choice but to be a little impressed.

- Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy

Sometimes life just happens to you, and you can't dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you're made of.

- Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Things worth having don’t come easy. You have to fight for it until you’re tired of fighting, and then you take a breather and fight some more.

- Abbi Glines, You Were Mine

A real fighter never cries, never lets the weight of any blow bring him down. Except that final blow, the inevitable one, but even then they always go out like men.

- J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never

Work at it, if necessary, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.

- P. T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting

No profession, trade, or calling, is overcrowded in the upper story. Wherever you find the most honest and intelligent merchant or banker, or the best lawyer, the best doctor, the best clergyman, the best shoemaker, carpenter, or anything else, that man is most sought for, and has always enough to do.

- P. T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting