Quotes to Inspire and Ignite Your Passion

I am a quote junky.  I love, love, LOVE quotes!  They inspire me to reflect on my life-who I am, but most importantly who I am becoming. Quotes challenge me to live my life with intent (which is crazy hard some days) but at the same time to dance in the moment relishing my one wild life. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

William Shakespear

I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself.
Mae West

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
Martin H. Fischer

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.
Margaret Bonnano

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.
Oprah Winfrey

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill


To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wild

When fear stops showing up so often in your life it's because you are nearing your true self.

Brandon Burchard

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Helen Keller

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein 

Sometimes we give too much too soon. Sometimes we hold back for too long. This is our beautiful dance. Our imperfect dance. This is the dance that makes us human.

Simon Sinek

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.

Emile Zola

Which of these quotes ignites your passion? Do you have a favorite quote to add to the list?  Please share below. I'd love to hear from you!

Posted on April 9, 2015 .