Movies give us tons of life lessons and sometimes inspire us to do something out of the ordinary, to push yourself. Here're some popular quotes from Hollywood movies that will keep you motivated and get you moving through the day.
"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
"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, Rocky Balboa
"Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright."
—Arnold Bennett, The Shawshank Redemption
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
—Red, The Shawshank Redemption
"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices."
—Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Frodo: "What are we holding onto, Sam?"
Sam: "That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for."
—Frodo and Sam, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
"Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?"
—Clarence the angel, It’s a Wonderful Life
"In this life time, you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through,if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen."
"Ah 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
Do, or do not. There is no "try".
—Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light."
—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
"A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it's the only weapon we have."
—Roger Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
"It's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer."
—Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
"I know, it's almost impossible to succeed, but who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt."
—Celine, Before Sunrise
"Our lives are defined by opportunities. Even the ones we miss."
—Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
"Great men are not born great, they grow great."
—Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather
"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."
—John Keating , Dead Poets Society
"I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed."
—Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street
"You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
"Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."
—Christopher, The Imitation Game
"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, The Theory of Everything
"The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it."
—Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street
"We buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like."
—Tyler Durden, Fight Club
"Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part."
—William Somerset, Se7en
"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life."
—Walter Mitty, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
"We all end up dead, it’s just a question of how and why."
—William Wallace, Braveheart
"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
—Andy, The Shawshank Redemption
"My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.'"
—Forrest, Forrest Gump
"You don't have to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things. Because you are the Special. And so am I. And so is everyone. The prophecy is made up, but it's also true. It's about all of us. Right now, it's about you. And you... still... can change everything."
—Emmet, The Lego Movie
Bruce Wayne: "I wanted to save Gotham. I failed."
Alfred Pennyworth: "Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up."