168 Inspirational Movie Quotes and Sayings

Movies are not only a great source of entertainment but also a good reference for life lessons. Sometimes, you can’t help but be inspired by your favorite movie character from your favorite film. So feel free to seek inspiration from fiction with the following 168 inspirational movie quotes.

Inspirational Movie Quotes

1. Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. – Rocky Balboa

2. Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. – Professor X

3. Great men are not born great, they grow great. – Mario Puzo

4. It’s what you do right now that makes a difference. – Struecker

5. There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope. – Stephen Hawking

6. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Timo Cruz

7. Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. – Benjamin Button

8. The way it works is, you do the thing you’re scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it, not before you do it. – Archie Gates

9. We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here. – Nick Rice

10. Do, or do not. There is no “try”. – Yoda

11. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. – Prince of Genovia, The Princess Diaries

12. Remember those posters that said, ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life?’ Well, that’s true of every day but one…the day you die. – Lester Burnham, American Beauty

13. Every man dies but not every man really lives. – William Wallace, Braveheart

14. I don’t want to survive. I want to live. – The Captain, Wall-E

15. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

16. The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. – The Emperor, Mulan

17. There’s no such thing as too far. You understand? You push everything as far as you can. You push and you push and you push until it starts pushing back. And then you push some goddamn more. – Walter Abrams, Two For The Money

18. I have to believe that when things are bad I can change them. – Jim Braddock, Cinderella Man

19. I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? – Chuck, Castaway

Inspirational Movie Quotes

20. Never give up, never surrender. – Cast, Galaxy Quest

21. Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness

22. Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine. – Christopher Morcom, The Imitation Game

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

24. Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? – Ian, What a Girl Wants

25. If everybody were like everybody else, how boring it would be. The things that make me different are the things that make me, me! – Piglet and Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh

26. You choose your own path. Your actions and your values define who you are. – Vampire Diaries

27. Listen with your heart, you will understand. – Grandmother Willow

28. Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it. – Elastigirl

29. Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

30. We are who we choose to be. – Green Goblin, Spider-Man

31. You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems. – Merida

32. A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart. – Zeus

33. Today is a good day to try. – Quasimodo

34. 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! Now, y-you might not feel like you can do much now, but that’s just because, well, you’re not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself some time. You’re still a seed. – Flik

35. Giving up is for rookies. – Philoctetes

36. I remember daddy told me ‘fairytales can come true’. But you’ve got to make them happen, it all depends on you! – Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

37. Just keep swimming. – Dory

38. If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. – Factotum

39. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floatin’ around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happenin’ at the same time. – Forrest Gump

40. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – Gandalf, Lord of the Rings

41. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Inspirational Movie Quotes

42. We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness but rather with the happiness of pursuit. – Hector and the Search for Happiness

43. Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings. – Peter Pan

44. Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own. – Donald Duck

45. Maybe, underneath all the neurosis, you have a profound capacity for happiness that you’re not allowing to exist. – Kissing Jessica Stein

46. Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever. – The Beach

47. You are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from human relationships. God’s placed it all around us, it’s in everything, in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at those things. – Into the Wild

48. What a beautiful death to die in the arms of your passion. – Man on Wire

49. Failure is not an option. – Apollo 13

50. Ernest Hemingway once wrote: ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part. – Se7en

51. If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead. – Gusteau

52. I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now. – Edna Mode

53. Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it. – Rafiki

54. If you don’t like where you are, just picture where you want to be. – Wonder

55. Look beyond the world in front of you. – Doctor Strange

56. I wish for you the life you’ve always dreamed of. – Jupiter Ascending

57. You’ve got to go after your dreams. If you don’t make an effort, nothing’s ever going to change. – Here Comes the Boom

58. The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one and it would not be a wasted life. – The Last Samurai

59. I saw the horizon. It’s out there. And though I may not ever be able to touch it, it’s worth reaching for. – At First Sight

60. Imagine what you will be, and it will be so. – Gladiator

61. However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness. – Unbroken

62. Everything will be better in the morning. It always is. – Black Swan

63. Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around. – Vanilla Sky

64. Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will. – Hope Floats

65. The main thing is to keep on living, to keep on caring about what’s going to happen. – Carousel (1956)

66. We like our stories to end with the promise of hope and happily ever after. Too bad real lives don’t have that structure. Or hell, maybe they do. Maybe it’s right there in front of us. We just can’t see it. – Wilson

67. I have to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind. – Cinderella

68. Fortune favors the brave, dude. – Pacific Rim

69. It takes backbone to lead the life you want, Frank. – Revolutionary Road

70. Once you find a way to face this bravely, you’ll see these things have a way of sorting themselves out. – A Place in the Sun

Inspirational Movie Quotes

71. Tragedy is a test of courage. If you can meet it bravely, it will leave you bigger than it found you. – A Star is Born

72. Most important, don’t doubt yourself. You are extraordinary. – Pan

73. What would you do today if you knew you could not fail? – New Year’s Eve

74. I didn’t invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella. – Almost Famous

75. If you had an ounce of self-esteem, of self-worth, of self-confidence, you would realize that as trite as it may sound, beauty is truly skin-deep. – Beautiful Girls

76. Kids, you got to be yourself. You can’t act like anybody else just because you think they have all the answers and you don’t. You have to be your own man and learn to speak up and say what’s on your mind. – Zelig

77. I’m a strong tree with branches for many birds. I’m good for something in this old world and I know it too. – The Night of the Hunter

78. Ain’t nothing a man can’t do if he believes in himself. – The African Queen

79. I think one day you’ll find that you’re the hero you’ve been looking for. – An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

80. Never be ashamed of your abilities. – The Good Shepherd

81. Sometimes, patience is the key to victory. – Spiderman: Homecoming

82. You know what makes you feel okay about losing? Winning. – Molly’s Game

83. The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Fifty Shades of Grey

84. You never won’t know what you can’t achieve until you don’t achieve it. – 21 Jump Street

85. The life I want – there’s no shortcut. – An Education

86. You want to succeed? You’ve got to be like a racehorse focused on your final goal because everything absolutely depends on you. – Sugar

87. Think big, get big. – Delirious

88. They enjoy the goal but not the process. But the reality of it is that the true work of improving things is in the little achievements of the day. – Before Sunset

89. A faithful heart makes wishes come true. – Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

90. Remember, once you’ve done it, nobody can ever take it away from you. – Shine

91. We will win because we believe in something. – The Year of Living Dangerously

92. More important is the effort, not what we accomplish. – Persona

93. Greatness is only the seizing of opportunity, clutching it with your bare hands until the knuckles show white. – National Velvet

94. You get one life. You decide how you’re going to spend it. – Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

95. Life is a big adventure. You just need to open up and enjoy it. – Victoria and Abdul

96. Do what makes sense for you. – Little Boy

97. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Life

98. The path to life is baby steps, one step after the other. – Elsa & Fred

99. To those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know. – Sucker Punch

100. What happens, matters. Maybe only to us but it matters. – Ghost Town

101. If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being completely insane. – Revolutionary Road

102. All that either of us has is right now and we should pay attention to that. – Henry Poole is Here

103. Be the hero of your own life story. – Nim’s Island

Inspirational Movie Quotes

104. You ain’t got but one life. You ought to live it the way you want. – Black Snake Moan

105. The reward is in the doing of it. – The World’s Fastest Indian

106. Whatever you do, make it mean something to you. – Barbershop

107. Wake up and live. It’s a fast world out there. – Lost in Yonkers

108. If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary. – Dead Poets Society

109. I hope you find whatever it is that you’re looking for. – The Jerk

110. Try something new each day. After all, we’re given life to find it out. It doesn’t last forever. – Harold and Maude

111. Stop running from it. Let that pain become your inspiration. – I Can Only Imagine

112. There are two kinds of pain in this world – the pain that hurts and the pain that alters. – The Equalizer 2

113. Fall on your face. Fail. Fail spectacularly. Because when you fail, you learn. When you fail, you live. – The Last Word

114. Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. – Baby Driver

115. A man grows with the greatness of his task. – Assassin’s Creed

116. The only thing you can do when things go against you is pick yourself up and push back. – Unfinished Business

117. The wind cannot defeat a tree with strong roots. – The Revenant

118. In life, going downhill is an uphill job. – The Lady in the Van

119. There will always be struggle. You just need to choose who you want to struggle with. – Before We Go

120. What is to give light must endure burning. – Jodorowsky’s Dune

121. The art of survival is a story that never ends. – American Hustle

122. Every setback is a setup for a comeback. – The Best Man Holiday

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123. The real challenge in my life, the real hardship, is me. – The Spectacular Now

124. God gives us what we can handle, even if we don’t believe it ourselves. – Beautiful Creatures

125. No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how far you fall, you are never out of the fight. – Lone Survivor

126. An obstacle is an inspiration. – Searching for Sugar Man

127. I don’t know why terrible things happen to us sometimes. But I have to believe that something good is going to come of this. – Soul Surfer

128. Nothing truly good was every easy. – One Day

129. If things were easy to find, they wouldn’t be worth finding. – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

130. It’s not whether or not you get knocked down, it’s what you do when you get back up. – The Adjustment Bureau

131. If you want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat. – Eat Pray Love

132. I know life’s hard but if you want to find a way, you find it. – Happy-Go-Lucky

133. The more difficult something is, the more rewarding it is in the end. – Big Fish

134. Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. – The Count of Monte Cristo

135. When you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that’s a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us….. And I know if I’m going to have any life anymore it’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that’s what living is, the six inches in front of your face. – Any Given Sunday

136. It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. – A League of Their Own

137. The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct proportion to the intensity with which others are trying to prove him wrong. – Heaven Can Wait

138. You will go on. We do, you know. We have to. – The Poseidon Adventure

139. It seems like there’s times a body gets struck down so low, there ain’t a power on earth that can ever bring him up again. Seems like something inside dies so he don’t even want to get up again. But he does. – The Yearling

140. Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen. – Hello My Name is Doris

141. Fear is the enemy of will. Will is what makes you take action. Fear is what stops you and makes you weak. You must ignore your fear. When you’re afraid, you can’t act. – Green Lantern

142. Fear is not what’s important, it’s how you deal with it. It would be like asking a marathon runner if they feel pain. It’s not a matter of whether you feel it, it’s how you manage it. – War Photographer

143. Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop. But that’s no reason to shut out the world. – Now and Then

144. Don’t be afraid. Overcome the obstacles. – Last Tango in Paris

145. Kings, queens, knights everywhere you look and I’m the only pawn. I haven’t got a thing to lose, that makes me dangerous. – The Lion in Winter

146. It is very important to transcend the places that hold us. – The Hurricane

147. The key to a great story is not who, or what, or when, but why. – Tomorrow Never Dies

148. Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams? – Ed Wood

149. Why be bogged down by petty limitations? Open your eyes to the horizon. – Bugsy

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150. Men should be explorers no matter how old they are. – Cocoon

151. We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams. – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

152. I believe a man is as big as what he is seeking. – Bad Day at Black Rock

153. If you dream – dream big. – The Bad and the Beautiful

154. Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. The great creators, the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors stood alone against the men of their time. Every new thought was opposed, every new invention was denounced. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won. – The Fountainhead

155. Which would you rather have, what’s behind or what might be ahead? – Red River

156. Don’t you ever want to see what’s on the other side of the hill? – Lost Horizon

157. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. – Scrooge

158. Life’s too short for ‘someday’. – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

159. Your great book is your life. Don’t spoil it. – Raintree County

160. Live. Let nothing be lost upon you. Be afraid of nothing. – The Picture of Dorian Gray

161. Take part. Contribute. Be interested in everything and everybody. – Now Voyager

162. We are all traveling through time together. All we can do is relish this remarkable ride. – About Time

163. My whole life, I got tangled up in complications. Today, I simplify matters. – Renoir

164. We fought against the day and we won. – The Master

165. The cup you choose to fill has no bottom. – Kung Fu Panda 2

166. The past is just something we can’t do anything about. The future, who knows, it could be wonderful or it could be something else. So, let’s just be happy now. – Lovely Still

167. I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts and of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn’t the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then. – The Hours

168. You can like the life you’re living, you can live the life you like. – Chicago

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