I love a good motivational quote, especially one that I can really empathise with and apply to myself. Here’s a list of my top quotes of all time, collected from various films, books and famous lines.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” – Gandalf, Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring
This is my favourite quote going, it’s from Gandalf and the magic that is Peter Jackson and his team on Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring. This line is spoken to Frodo as he waivers with the responsibility of the ring. It’s basically saying that we can’t change every situation we are in, but we can decide what we will do about it.
“But times change and so must I.
We all change, when you think about it. We are all different people, all through our lives and that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got to keep moving. So long as you remember all the people that you used to be.” – The 11th Doctor, Doctor Who
This one always gets me, I can’t help but cry at Matt Smith’s end in Doctor Who. He makes such a good point, we will change, of course we will and there’s nothing wrong with that. But we should always remember who we were and where we came from to be the person we are now.
“You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” – Alice, Alice in Wonderland
I love this one because it’s so true, who wants to be boring and normal?! I love having little obscurities and being a bit bonkers. It makes life a bit more interesting and makes me see things in a different way.
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
So true and something we need to remember, again we can make our own happiness if we try. We will all go through some dark times, but if we just switch on the light and look to the positives then we will see an improvement and a change in our situation and attitude.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
I’ve always been fond of this quote, it’s very true, we must make change if we wish to see change. We can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen around us, be the person who votes, recycles, speaks up, makes a difference. Don’t be afraid to be the only one, because something always has to start somewhere.
“Never say no when you really want to say yes” – Stormy, Always and Forever, Lara Jean
This one is really sticking with me at the moment, we need to stop living by other’s rules, if we want to say, we should. How many times do you say no because you think it’s the right thing to do, or because you’re in a bad mood? Stop living by those rules and say yes to the things you want to say yes to!
“You may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.” – Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End
This book ripped me apart, it was so powerful and so well written. This quote from it is very relevant to taking the toxic people out of your life and working hard on the ones who aren’t. I think this can be applied to relationships too, know when to move on or when people are worth putting in the effort.
“Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.” – Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything
I’m all about trying to build up experiences and work towards making yourself the best version of you. See new things and do new things, never let fear stand in your way and never let yourself be talked out of something you want to do. Just because you haven’t experienced a lot yet, doesn’t mean you can’t start!
“You have no control, who lives, who dies, who tells you story” – Hamilton the Musical
Who knows what we will all be remembered for and by who, but I try to make a lasting impression on the people I meet. I try to be kind to everyone and show them the best me. You don’t know who will stick around in your life and who will open doors for you, go into everything with an open mind.