120 Do What You Love Quotes and Sayings

Given the chance to do whatever it is that you want, you would absolutely work on what you love. Putting in the work for the things that you love is always worth the time and the effort. And to pursue your heart’s desire, here are 120 do what you love quotes.

Do What You Love Quotes

1. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

2. Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow. – Peter McWilliams

3. Whatever you make, base it upon that which is most important to you. Only then will it have depth and meaning, and only then will it resonate with others. – Christopher Paolini

4. Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love. – Steve Pavlina

5. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

6. Do what you love; you’ll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t get this one right away. – LL Cool J

7. This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan W. Watts

8. I like to build things, I like to do things. I am having a lot of fun. – Walter Chrysler

9. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. – John Ruskin

10. Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. – Rumi

11. Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work. – David Sarnoff

12. The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life. – Charles Schwab

13. The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. – Oprah Winfrey

14. Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. – Dr. Wayne Dyer

15. Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that’s their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it. – Mario Andretti

16. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk

17. Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world. – Uri Geller

18. In fifty years, he never worked a day. To him, nine to five was odds on a horse. – Archie Bunker

19. Love the life you live. Live the life you love. – Bob Marley

20. Do what you love. Don’t do what others love.


21. If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. – Billy Joel

22. Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work. – Denis Waitley

23. If you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life. – Tony Bennett

24. When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves. – Shakti Gawain

25. We can do no great things-only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

26. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. – Johnny Carson

27. The people who make it to the top – whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos – are addicted to their calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid. – Quincy Jones

28. Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it…I have written because it fulfilled me. … I did it for the pure joy of the things. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever. – Stephen King

29. If you are not doing what you love, then start doing it, even if it is only part-time. – Robert Kiyosaki

30. When you spend your life doing what you love to do, you are nourishing your Soul. It matters not what you do, only that you love whatever you happen to do. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

31. To be ‘on purpose’ means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at, and accomplishing what’s important to you. – Jack Canfield

32. My definition of success is doing what you love. I feel many people do things because they feel they have to, and are hesitant to risk following their passion. – Tony Hawk

33. So much of what happened to me is good fortune. But I would say: Try to get a job that gives you some time; get your sleep and a little bit of food; and work as much as you can. There’s so much enjoyment in doing what you love. Maybe this will open doors, and you’ll find a way to do what you love. – David Lynch

34. I play guitar, the ukulele and the piano. I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee and we had The Mountain Opry, where anyone could just get up on stage to perform. It was just about the soul and heart of music. My upbringing was less about being great and more about just doing what you love. It was always for joy. – Rachel Boston

35. I’m pretty much a workaholic, but when you’re doing what you love it’s hard to think of a reason to stop. – Ani DiFranco

36. I love everything about entrepreneurship and about owning your career and doing what you love to do. – Tamera Mowry

37. When you do something you love, you have a passion for it. It comes naturally. Staying true to yourself and doing what you love keeps you going…everything else falls into place. – Christian Louboutin

38. When youre doing what you love to do, you become resilient. You create a habit of taking chances on yourself. If you do whats expected of you, and things go poorly, you will look to external sources for what to do next, because that will be your habit. You will be standing there frozen. If you are just filling a role, you will be blindsided. – Dick Costolo

39. The logic is backwards. Genius is the result of doing what you love, not a prerequisite for it. – Charles Eisenstein

40. You might as well take a chance on doing what you love. – Jim Carrey

Do What You Love Quotes

41. To having no self esteem to feeling wonderful about yourself doing what you love to do and making the money that you want to be making. That is my contribution to humanity. – John Assaraf

42. It’s important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love. – Lyle Lovett

43. I would say being deeply involved in the art world would help keep a young artist on track. Doing what you love, so that your focus is your artistry. – Jada Pinkett Smith

44. Don’t stop doing what you love. Don’t let your future be ruined by a bunch of loony sand monkeys. – Megan McCafferty

45. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of people if you’re doing what you love. – Felicia Day

46. I think it doesn’t matter if you are the best surfer in the world. I’m going to try to be the best surfer I can be. It’s not all about competing and being the best. It’s more about having fun and just doing what you love. – Bethany Hamilton

47. My life may be a pretty crazy life at times, but its a very privileged one – being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity. – Julianne Moore

48. The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love. – Raphael Saadiq

49. Ultimately, if you’re not doing what you love, you’re not going to be fulfilled. Sure, to make money, you have to be tough, you have to have some smarts and a little luck would help, but the bottom line is: You have to love what you do. – Donald Trump

50. I consider every step towards doing what you love an achievement. – Irena A. Hoffman

51. The life spent in doing what you love is a different life indeed from putting yourself out for hire to the highest bidder. The only way you can say it makes no difference is to say life makes no difference. – Laurence Boldt

52. It’s not just a question of doing what you love for a living. It’s about doing what you love with love. Then your life and all be transformed. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

53. Finding and creating your life’s work, even if it is entirely different from what you have done most of your life, will bring you more happiness and health than any other action you can take. If your primary responsibility in life is being true to yourself, that can only be accomplished by carrying out what you are called to do – your unique and special vocation…Your life’s work involves doing what you love and loving what you do. – Dennis Kimbro

54. You only have one life and if you’re not doing what you love, what’s the point? – Hilary Swank

55. The first step is to find out what you love – and don’t be practical about it. The second step is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible. – Barbara Sher

56. If you are doing what you love then you’re doing what is right. Desire and passion resonate with your body, mind and soul. When you’re passionate you don’t question, judge, criticize, second-guess, or doubt. It’s that passion that will fuel the fire to overcome challenges. – Layne Beachley

57. Doing what you love means dealing with things you don’t. – David Shore

58. Are you doing what your heart desires, or living up to society’s expectations, what friends and family think? Because the moment you start doing what you love, what you truly feel in your heart, all your cells start working for you. – Ralph Smart

59. Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn’t come with money and it doesn’t come with fame. It comes from having a meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate about what you do. That’s having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That’s having a life of success. That’s what having a life of meaning is. – Tim Tebow

60. Success means successful living. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous and doing what you love to do, you are successful. – Joseph Murphy

61. Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it. – Katherine Whitehorn

62. You never stop earning when you do what you love. – Asha Tyson

63. You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. – Maya Angelou

64. Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them. – Stacy London

65. Follow your heart. Do what you love. Because I was constantly struggling with that. If it’s in your heart, go for it. Don’t listen to other people. – Maz Jobrani

Do What You Love Quotes

66. Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it. – Al Lopez

67. The ultimate dream in life is to be able to do what you love and learn something from it. – Jennifer Love Hewitt

68. Do what you love. Do what is important to you and your family. I just want to encourage people to just go for it and do what makes sense to you. – Chip Gaines

69. Do what you love, and do it well – that’s much more meaningful than any metric. – Kevin Systrom

70. You’ve got to keep your eye on the prize and do what you love to do. – Taylor Lautner

71. I believe that when you do what you love, you find higher levels of satisfaction that can compensate for lower income. – Adam Neumann

72. Success is a terrible thing and a wonderful thing. If you can enjoy it, it’s wonderful. If it starts eating away at you, and they’re waiting for more from me, or what can I do to top this, then you’re in trouble. Just do what you love. That’s all I want to do. – Gene Wilder

73. Believe in yourself, listen to your gut, and do what you love. – Dylan Lauren

74. It’s definitely a privilege to be able to do what you love to do; it’s not something that everyone gets to do, so I feel really good about that. – Awkwafina

75. It’s always great to get to do what you love and to do something that hopefully people will see and love. – Casey Wilson

Do What You Love Quotes

76. My philosophy has always been, ‘do what you love and the money will follow.’ – Amy Weber

77. Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. – David Frost

78. All I tell artists is, ‘Do what you love. Never let anybody talk you into changing what your musical idea is just to try to get a hit, because you’re chasing your tail that way. It’s not going to happen, and if you’re successful, you have to do it the rest of your life. Stay true to it and do it for the sake of the art.’ – Gloria Estefan

79. I tell people: ‘Do what you love, but it can also be hard to know what you love early on. But when you think about it and you describe the options, which one gets you a little more excited?’ – Brad D. Smith

80. You know, I think I’m more of a micro-person, so to me, the context and the framework of trying to do what you love and feel passionate about, in supporting your family in that way, is the most important thing to me. – Joan Cusack

81. If you do what you love, you’re going work your butt off every day. – Johny Hendricks

82. Discover a purpose that gives you passion. Develop a plan that makes you persistent. Design a preparation and motivates you to optimize your potentials. Do it because you love it! – Israelmore Ayivor

83. The secret to happiness is doing what you love and the secret to success is loving what you do. – Vanny Angel

84. Joy comes from using your potential. – William Schutz

85. When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Patanjali

86. Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. – Dale Carnegie

87. I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns

88. I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do. – Georgia O’Keefe

89. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

90. At the end of their lives, people assess how they’ve done not in terms of their income but in terms of their spirit, and I beg you to do the same, even if those who came before sometimes failed to do so. – Anna Quindlen

91. Be who you are, and do what you do, with love. The energy of this love seeks out those vibrationally linked to it’s purpose and creates your audience, your customers & your success. – Coach Bobbi

92. What you love is as unique to you as your fingerprints. You need to know that because nothing will make you really happy but doing what you love. – Barbara Sher

Do What You Love Quotes

93. One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. – Paulo Coelho

94. If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. – T. D. Jakes

95. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. – Sean Patrick Flanery

96. …spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people. – The Breakfast Club

97. When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when your activities and actions become gratifying and purposeful, when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing. – Gary Zukav

98. Do what you love, not what you think you’re supposed to do.

99. You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them. – E. J. Lamprey

100. Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

101. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

102. An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born. – Anonymous

103. The stuff that makes your heart beat faster and your eyes glow when you do it or talk about it, no matter if it’s hiking, yoga, gardening, painting, meditation, photography, going for walks, helping others–do that. Do it as often as you can. Because that’s what life is about. Creating as many passionate, happy moments as possible. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing the things you love — not even yourself. – Author Unknown

104. If you find something you love, then it doesn’t feel like work. – Darcy Miller

105. Let what you love be what you do. – Rumi

Do What You Love Quotes

106. Never give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, you cannot go wrong.

107. Do what you love and surround yourself by people you love. – Rachel Zoe

108. What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do. – Sanaya Roman

109. The most important thing that I’ve found, however, is to do what you love. I always got distracted from taking the time to truly search my soul with what fulfilled me when it came to work and my passions. I thought about what would be more likely to make me money. – Jinna Yang

110. I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. – Steve Jobs

111. Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. – Kahlil Gibran

112. The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. – Pearl S. Buck

113. The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make. – Mark Twain

114. Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. – Buddha

115. Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. – Ray Bradbury

116. Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. – Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

117. This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. – The Holstee Manifesto

118. The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it’s a different kind of life. – Buckminster Fuller

119. Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something, find it and keep it lit! – Marry Lou Retton

120. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

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