85 Inspirational Movie Quotes To Help You Conquer Life

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Hey there, movie buffs and quote aficionados! In this article, we’re diving into the most inspirational movie quotes of all-time from some of the best films ever made.

Movie quotes have a way of encapsulating powerful emotions and universal truths in a manner that we can all relate to.

Some of these quotes may bring a tear to our eyes. Some of them may get us to think about the world differently, and others can give us the motivation we need to keep pushing forward towards our goals.

Well today, we’re diving into quotes that hit all of the above criteria. So without further ado, grab some popcorn and get ready to be inspired by this list of incredible quotes from movies.

Inspirational Movie Quotes

  • “Do or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda (Star Wars)
  • “Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” ~ Alan Turing (The Imitation Game)
  • “That’s the beauty of life, Tony. It’s hard, and it’s scary, and it’s confusing. And it’s beautiful.” ~ Tony Stark (The Iron Man)
  • “People can’t do something themselves, so they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” ~ Christopher Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happiness)
  • “The night is always darkest just before the dawn. And I assure you, the dawn is coming.” ~ Harvey Dent (The Dark Knight)
  • “It ain’t about hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” ~ Rocky Balboa (Rocky Balboa)
  • “Yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” ~ Rafiki, The Lion King
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  • “I guess it comes down to a simple choice really; get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’.” ~ Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)
  • “Why do we fall Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” ~ Alfred (Batman Begins)
  • “Training is nothing, will is everything. The will to act!” ~ Ra’as Al Ghul (Batman Begins)
  • “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that’s given to us.” ~ Gandalf (The Lord Of The Rings)
  • “Sometimes all it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage, just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it.” ~ Benjamin Mee (We Bought A Zoo)
  • “Your future hasn’t been written yet, no one’s has! Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” ~ Doc Brown (Back To The Future)
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  • “I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you…to make each day count.” ~ Jack Dawson (Titanic)
  • “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” ~ William Wallace (Braveheart)
  • “Fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up.” ~ Tobias Eaton (Divergent)
  • “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” ~ The Joker (The Dark Knight)
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  • “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” ~ Harvey Dent (The Dark Knight)
  • “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.” ~ Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
  • “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices.” ~ Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
  • “What we do echoes in eternity.” ~ Maximus (Gladiator)
  • “The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ~ Bob Harris (Lost In Translation)
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  • “Life’s a game of inches, and on this team we fight for that inch! We claw with our fingernails for that inch! Because we know that when we add up all those inches, that’s gonna make the f**kin difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying!” ~ Tony D’Amato (Any Given Sunday)
  • “All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for no one.” ~ Tony Montana (Scarface)
  • “We accept the love we think we deserve.” ~ Mr. Anderson (Perks Of Being A Wallflower)
  • “To me, a real hero is someone who does the right thing when the right thing isn’t the easy thing to do.” ~ Mr. Feeny (Boy Meets World)
  • “We’re still pioneers, we barely begun. Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.” ~ Cooper (Interstellar)
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  • “Every once in a while, people step up. They rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise you. And sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes, and it can push pretty hard. But if you look close enough, you can find hope in the words of children, in the bars of a song and the eyes of someone you love.” ~ Nathan Scott (One Tree Hill)
  • “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Dumbeldore (Harry Potter)
  • “In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove anything to anybody except yourself.” ~  Fortune (Rudy)
  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” ~ The Emperor (Mulan)
  • “Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” ~ Yoda (Star Wars)
  • “You can choose to be a victim or anything else you’d like to be. A warrior acts, only a fool reacts.” ~ Socrates (The Peaceful Warrior)
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  • “You can’t learn anything when you’re talking. That’s a fact of life. As long as you’re talking, you’re not listening.” ~ Rocky Balboa
  • “Life is not the amount of breaths you have, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” ~ Alex Hitchens (Hitch)
  • “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” ~ Jack Sparrow (Pirates Of The Caribbean)
  • “The hardest choices require the strongest wills.” ~ Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War)
  • “Your mind is like water. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see, but when you let it settle, the answer becomes clear.” ~ Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
  • “The only thing standing between you and your goals is the bullsh*t story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” ~ Jordan Belfort (Wolf Of Wall Street)
  • “You’ve got to kill the person you were born to be in order to become the person you want to be.” ~ Wilson (Rocketman)
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  • “You’ll have bad times. It’ll wake you up to the good ones you weren’t paying attention to.” ~ Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)
  • “You gotta let go of that stuff from the past, because it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.” ~ Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • “You never know what life is gonna throw at you. And you have two choices, run from it, or run at it.” ~ Max (Max)
  • “Sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” ~ Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • “I can only show you the door, you’re the one that has to walk through it.” ~ Morpheus (The Matrix)
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  • “Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” ~ Merida (Brave)
  • “You can search the entire universe and never find a being more worthy of love than yourself.” ~ Whitney (Isn’t It Romantic)
  • “We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them.” ~ The Ancient One (Doctor Strange)
  • “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 frightens us…and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ~ Timo Cruz (Coach Carter)
  • “We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re gonna make from here.” ~ Nick Rice (Law Abiding Citizen)
  • “When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.” ~ Roy McAvoy (Tin Cup)
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  • “Select your thoughts in the same way you select your clothes every day. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” ~ Richard (Eat Pray Love)
  • “There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a rich man and I’ve been a poor man…and I choose rich every f**kin time.” ~ Jordan Belfort (Wolf Of Wall Street)
  • “There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. No matter how bad life may seem, there is always something you can succeed at.” ~ Stephen Hawking (The Theory Of Everything)
  • “Great men are not born great. They grow great.” ~ Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
  • “When you get a different vantage point it begins to change your perspective…it allows you to see things you should’ve seen a long time ago.” ~ Neil Armstrong (First Man)
  • “Nothing happens to anyone that he is not fitted by nature to bear.” ~ Maximus 
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  • “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” ~ Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption)
  • “Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it is tested.” ~ Pi Patel (The Life Of Pi)
  • “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is…is what makes it great.” ~ Jimmy Dugan (A League Of Their Own)
  • “My mama always said that you’ve gotta put the past behind you before you can move on.” ~ Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)
  • “You have to get through your fear to understand the beauty on the other side.” ~ The Good Dinosaur
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  • “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” ~ Gusteau (Ratatouille)
  • “While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.” ~ Mufasa (Lion King)
  • “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” ~ Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You)
  • “You want a good life? It isn’t complicated; tell the girl you love her and tell the truth to everyone, whenever you can.” ~ John Lennon (Yesterday)
  • “If you work on something long enough you will find it, even if you are lost for a while you will find it.” ~ Professor Bomba, Epic
  • “Sometimes the only way to heal our wounds is to make peace with the demons who created them.” ~ Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Godzilla)
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  • “Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.” ~ Neil Gaiman (Coraline)
  • “We’re all told at some point in life that we can no longer play the children’s game…we just don’t know when that’s gonna be. Some of us are told at eighteen, some of us are told at forty, but we’re all told.” ~ Scout Barry (Moneyball) 
  • “Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” ~ Vernon (The Breakfast Club)
  • “Stop waiting for life to be easy. Stop hoping for somebody to save you.” ~ Dr. Beckham (To The Bone)
  • “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” ~ Jimmy Dugan (A League Of Their Own)
  • “Sometimes we only see how people are different from us. But if you look hard enough, you can see how much we’re alike.” ~ Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.” ~ Gusteau (Ratatouille)
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  • “If you’re scared, just be scarier than whatever is scaring you!” ~ Thumper (Bambi)
  • “If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be better than what you are.” ~ Master Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)
  • “Don’t waste your time looking back, you’re not going that way.” ~ Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings)
  • “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ~ Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)
  • “A team isn’t a bunch of kids out to win. A team is something you belong to, something that you feel you have to earn.” ~ Gordon Bombay (The Mighty Ducks)
  • “Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I’ve found. I found it is the small things. Everyday deeds by ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.” ~ Gandalf
  • “You want to be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you’re still smiling.” ~ Claire Colburn (Elizabethtown)
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  • “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” ~ Bethany Hamilton (Unstoppable)
  • “So it’s not gonna be easy, it’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want all of you forever.” ~ Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)
  • “We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. These moments where we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements.” ~ Cooper (Interstellar)

Final Thoughts

I hope that you enjoyed this article covering some of the all-time inspirational quotes from movies!

From the hard-hitting words of Rocky Balboa to the timeless wisdom of Yoda, these quotes teach us many different lessons about life. 

They serve as a stark reminder that no matter how hopeless life may seem sometimes, we’re all capable of finding meaning in the struggles we endure.

So next time you need a little pick-me-up, turn to some of these inspiring movie quotes and use them as fuel to keep moving forward.

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