112 Marilyn Monroe Quotes That Still Inspire After 50 Years

112 Marilyn Monroe Quotes That Still Inspire After 50 Years

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Marilyn Monroe on stage in a red dress before a performance in 1958

Marilyn Monroe is known as one of the most famous and beautiful actresses of all time. Born in 1926, she spent her youth living in foster homes, but she overcame her humble beginnings and catapulted to fame during the 1950s and 60s.

Monroe began modeling as a teenager which eventually led to an acting contract. During her career, she starred in numerous films. Some of her most famous films include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, and How to Marry a Millionaire. She was married several times, most notably to baseball star Joe Dimaggio and playwright Arthur Miller.

Sadly, Monroe died in 1962 from an apparent drug overdose. Although the world lost her at the young age of 36, her legacy of films remain. In addition to her acting talents, Marilyn Monroe possessed depth and intelligence and she left us with some of the most profound quotes of all time.

The following quotes will give you a peek into her life that ended far too soon.

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych depicting her face in bright pastel colors

“They will only care when you’re gone.” – Marilyn Monroe

“In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.”

“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”

“Everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don’t think they realize it, but it’s like ‘grrr do this, grr do that…’But you do want to stay intact and on two feet.”

“A woman can’t be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can’t do it by herself.”

Marilyn Monroe onstage at an army base with a cheering crowd of soldiers

“I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.” -Marilyn Monroe

“I always felt insecure and in the way, but most of all I felt scared. I guess I wanted love more than anything else in the world.”

“If I’m a star, then the people made me a star.”

“Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.”

“Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.”

A woman with pink hair swirling around her as she throws her head back

“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, Fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle.”

“The most unsatisfactory men are those who pride themselves on their virility and regard sex as if it were some form of athletics at which you can win cups. It is a woman’s spirit and mood a man has to stimulate in order to make sex interesting. The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or by just staring into space.”

“First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.”

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up.”

“With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself – for survival and living day to day with what comes up.”

A woman gazing up at a night sky full of twinkling stars

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you.”

“Arthur Miller wouldn’t have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.”

“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”

“I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.”

“Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that?”

A woman asleep in a white bed underneath a large skylight

“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I won’t be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn’t mean I want them to stop looking.”

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.”

“Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I’ve experienced them both.”

“Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.”

“I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.”

A blonde girl spending some restorative and contemplative time alone

“I restore myself when I’m alone.” – Marilyn Monroe

“A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I’m afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings.”

“My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I’m working on the foundation.”

“I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.”

“I don’t consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people.”

“I’m a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they’ve made of me– and that I’ve made of myself– as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman’s and I can’t live up to it.”

Marilyn Monroe performing on a stage for US troops in Korea in 1954

“Fame doesn’t fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.” – Marilyn Monroe

“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.”

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”

“If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I’ve got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”

“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.”

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

Light shining through a window into an empty room with gray walls

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.”

“If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”

“I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”

“It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”

“I love to do the things the censors won’t pass.”

A college girl writing down appointments in a blue Moleskine calendar book

“I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.” – Marilyn Monroe

“When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them.”

“I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one.”

“I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.”

“It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.”

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

A gift wrapped in tan paper with colored stars sitting on an oak table

“I don’t understand why people aren’t a little more generous with each other.” – Marilyn Monroe

“In spite of everything life is not without hope.”

“A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her.”

“The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.”

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”

“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.”

Marilyn Monroe in a form fitting white dress leaning against an ornate table

“I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t stop when I’m tired. I only stop when I’m done.”

“All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same.”

“Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?”

“Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.”

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

Street art of Marilyn Monroe on an old building with paint chipping off it

“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up to it on a cold night.” – Marilyn Monroe

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”

“Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn’t catch their eye they won’t bother to read what’s inside.”

“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”

“Who said nights were for sleep?”

“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?”

A white Victorian house in Hollywood with a vast manicured lawn

“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I read poetry to save time.”

“You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.”

“That’s the way you feel when you’re beaten inside. You don’t feel angry at those who’ve beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”

“Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.”

“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.”

An 8mm film stretched out of a reel and held up to a backlight

“I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that’s not easy.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Maybe I’ll never be able to do what I hope to, but at least I have hope.”

“Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.”

“I’ve often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.”

“I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.”

Two hands holding a clapperboard against a desert backdrop before filming

“If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.” – Marilyn Monroe

“People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.”

“Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.”

“For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.”

“Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.”

High school graduates throwing their hats in the air after graduation

“I live to succeed, not to please you or anyone else.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t forgive people because I’m weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes.”

“Please quote me right!”

“The ‘public’ scares me, but people I trust.”

“I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone’s wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.”

Marilyn Monroe's young smiling face in makeup and red lipstick

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” -Marilyn Monroe

“Anything’s possible, almost.”

“This is supposed to be an art form, not just a manufacturing establishment. The sensitivity that helps me to act, you see, also makes me react. An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.”

“I never wanted to be Marilyn — it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.”

“Its not too much fun to know yourself too well or think you do — everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through and past the falls.”

Vintage clothing, an antique bicycle, and an old suitcase in a shop window

“You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.” – Marilyn Monroe

“This is a free and democratic country and no one has a monopoly on anything.”

“For life: it is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed. For work: the truth can only be recalled, never invented.”

“I’m trying to find the nailhead, not just strike the blow.”

“Men are climbing to the moon, but they don’t seem interested in the beating human heart.”

A laughing woman in a white dress sitting on a leather couch

“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” – Marilyn Monroe

“It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.”

“Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.”

“I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another — it shows an inner life. I like to see that there’s something going on inside them.”

An old man smiling as he sits behind the wheel of a taxi in Rio De Janeiro

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

Quotes About Marilyn Monroe

“She’d come out of our apartment in a shleppy old coat, looking like my maid, and all the people would push her aside to get my autograph. She loved it.” – Shelley Winters

“I was very, very drawn to her. To me, she was like a golden child. She radiated light and vulnerability. She used to gravitate to me at parties because she knew I was not very secure either. She was fragile. I was very touched by her.” – Jane Fonda

“She was trying to prove she was a serious actress and not just a movie star playing bimbo parts,” said Murray, who earned an Oscar nomination as Beau. “She was trying to prove she was an actress of substance, and in my opinion she certainly did.” – Don Murray

“I never saw anybody work so hard, but it wasn’t an easy ride. She did such a good job and personally, I think she stole the whole damn show. I just think she was thrown into a nest of vipers.” – Mitzi Gaynor

10 Fun Facts About Marilyn

  1. Monroe found it impossible to learn lines. It took her 60 takes to deliver the line “It’s me, Sugar,” in Some Like it Hot.
  2. After her mother was institutionalized, Monroe became an orphan. She had 11 sets of foster parents throughout her childhood and teenage years.
  3. It’s well-known Monroe was commonly casted as a dumb blonde — she hated this. She was, in fact, very intelligent, and had an IQ of 168.
  4. While married to Miller, Monroe attempted to have a baby. She unfortunately suffered an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage.
  5. Her weight fluctuated so much during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl that the costume designer had to create identical dresses in several sizes.
  6. Monroe’s funeral was open casket. She wore an apple green Pucci dress and a platinum wig.
  7. In 1950, her agent talked her into and paid for her to have two plastic surgeries: a tip rhinoplasty and a chin implant.
  8. Monroe wrote her autobiography My Story at the height of her career. The autobiography was not published until a decade after she passed.
  9. Veronica Hamel purchased Monroe’s house in 1972. She said that when she was renovating she came across an extensive system of wire-taps.
  10. While she was filming Let’s Make Love, her no-shows added 28 days, adding $1 million to the budget.

Marilyn Monroe will never be forgotten. Her voice will carry on through the films she made and through the very meaningful things she said. Her inspiring words are still as meaningful today as they were 50 years ago.

Published at Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:05:34 +0000

Great Community Clean Up 2019

Great Community Clean Up 2019

Teams from our Store Support Office visited Lake Pupuke as part of this year’s Great Community Clean Up. The annual event encourages Kiwis around the country to get out into their communities and help clean up.

Helping New Mothers Find Their Voice Through Community | Stacy Seigel | TEDxLeonardtown

Helping New Mothers Find Their Voice Through Community | Stacy Seigel | TEDxLeonardtown

As a local doula and yoga instructor, Stacy recognized a need for new to have a community that supports and accepts them through the journey of motherhood. The combination of being a doula and yogi provides a holistic birthing experience for those she guides through motherhood and connects them to each other in what she refers to as “Stacy’s Tribe” While raising her two sons as a single mom, Stacy realized there was very little support for women through birth and motherhood. She saw a  shift in parenting, away from the “it takes a village” mentality, and wanted to change that. This is when her passion for working in the birth community truly emerged. 

Stacy has guided more than 200 families through the birth of their children. By helping mothers find their voice and speak their truth and encouraging father’s to be present in the birth process, her love of all things birth has grown. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

100 Most Inspirational Sports Quotes Of All Time

100 Most Inspirational Sports Quotes Of All Time

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For sports fans, sports are the epitome of hard work and dedication. To get to the pinnacle of their sport, even the most naturally gifted athletes have to give it their all.

Yes, we watch sports for the excitement, but even more so for the drama. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a team come back to win that 4th game after being down 0-3, or a fighter getting off the canvas to score a comeback after a knock-out.

Sports are about those incredible moments where sheer human will and desire overcomes the odds. These are the moments we remember.

Given the nature of sports, it’s not surprising that athletes have had some inspiring and motivational things to say about hard work, leadership, perseverance, winning, and much more. Here are the top 100 sports quotes for athletes and fans.

100 Great Sports Quotes

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks

“When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.” – Bill Shoemaker

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

A Wilson tennis ball sitting at the intersection fo two lines on a tennis court

“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” – Frank L. Gaines

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.” – Bruce Jenner

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton

“Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too.” – Pat Tyson

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” – Ross Perot

“You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.” – Larry Brown

A baseball player holding two baseballs during a New York Yankees practice

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” – Ted Williams

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rockne

“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” – Ken Doherty

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” – Emil Zatopek

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” – Mia Hamm

Two blue lanes on a 100 mete sprint track

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

“Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.” – Doug Williams

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Marv Levy

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” – Tom Landry

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

A man looking off a cliff at a vast valley below him

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.” – Sandy Koufax

“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” – William James

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

Several marathon runners competing in the 1956 Boston Marathon

“If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.” – M.H. Alderson

“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Liane Cardes

“Good is not good when better is expected.” – Vin Scully

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” – Herb Brooks

PNC Park filled with fans before a Pittsburgh Pirates game in April

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time.” – Don Zimmer

“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.” – Lou Holtz

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi

“Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.” – George F. Will

“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” – Steve Young

Two safeties chasing a wide receiver with a ball down a football field

“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” – Arthur Ashe

“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – Andre Agassi

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele

“Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.” – Brett Favre

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. ” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Memorial Stadium and the Sea of Red fans before a Nebraska football game

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

“Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me.” – Cal Ripken Jr.

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” – Chris Evert

“When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.” – Paul Brown

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” – Eddie Reese

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

A boxer behind his gloves thinking of a Joe Frazier quote to get inspired

“When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.” – Joe Frazier

“During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball.” – Mickey Mantle

“I never left the field saying I could have done more to get ready and that gives me piece of mind.” – Peyton Manning

“Leadership, like coaching, is fighting for the hearts and souls of men and getting them to believe in you.” – Eddie Robinson

“You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.” – J. Askenberg

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

A Spalding basketball swishing through the net at an NBA game in Brooklyn

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street

“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” – Lou Brock

“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.” – Homer Rice

“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave–win or lose.” – Gordie Howe

The feet of a runner in Nike shoes running up stone steps in Edinburgh

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” – Herschel Walker

“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” – Hank Aaron

“I didn’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on the field and be prepared to play a good game.” – Tom Landry

“Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” – Bobby Knight

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”– Carl Lewis

The 20 yard line of a football field before the NFC Championship Game

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

“Win If You Can, Lose If You Must, But NEVER QUIT!” – Cameron Trammell

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

Three runners sprinting down a track in an empty stadium

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams

“What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

A cyclist riding his bike down a hot desert road in Nevada

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

“Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” – Phil Jackson

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno

“Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.” – William A. Ward

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” – Satchel Paige

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ” – Venus Williams

A baseball tucked into an old leather baseball glove

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

 “It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra

The inside of Texas Stadium before a Monday Night Football game in 1992

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka

“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

Hope you enjoyed these 100 inspirational quotes for athletes. If we left anything out, we’d love to hear the quotes that make you love sports and get you motivated to play them.

Published at Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:30:08 +0000

101 Quotes About Smiling To Boost Your Mood

101 Quotes About Smiling To Boost Your Mood

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Do you want to know something fascinating?

Even though there are drastic differences between human cultures and the way we express ourselves, psychologist Paul Ekman discovered that facial expressions have a degree of universality that transcends time and place.

Each of these thousands of ways of moving the muscles in our faces, serve to express and reinforce one of the six basic emotions: anger, disgust, enjoyment, fear, sadness, and surprise.

And the most powerful and profound facial expression of them all?

The smile.

Smiling is universally considered to be a way we display joy. It can communicate our internal world to people on the outside, and it can be a welcoming sign to new people. In some cultures, such as parts of Asia and the former Soviet Union, in some contexts, smiling is considered dishonest.

Whatever the case, our muscles can send feedback to our faces and help to boost our mood. Which is why we’ve created this post to boost your mood and bring a few more smiles to your day.

101 Quotes about Smiles

A woman with tattooed arms smiling and laughing to boost her mood

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others. “ – Dalai Lama

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.” – Bryant H. McGill

“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.” – Chad Sugg

“I love those who can smile in trouble.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe

A woman in a gray hoodie with curly blonde hair and a big smile

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. “ – Tom Wilson

“A smile doesn’t always stand for a perfect life.” – Faraaz Kazi

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” – William Hazlitt

“When things are difficult, smile by faith. Don’t wait until you feel better.” – Joel Osteen

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” – William Shakespeare

“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.” – Rashida Jones

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“Smile, it’s free therapy.” – Douglas Horton

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” – Kenneth Branagh

“Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.” – Vidya Balan

“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.” – Chinese Proverb

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“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

“Maman told me that every time you smile, a very tiny bit of the smile stays stuck to your face, so as you get older and older your face starts to show all the tiny bits of all your smiles and you look like you are smiling all the time, even when you are just thinking about what to have for breakfast. She said, also, that if you frown a lot then the frown sticks to your face instead. That way when you are old you have a very frowny face and look cross all the time and people are scared of you.” – Claire King

“You shouldn’t never regret something that made you smile.” – Mei Maejor

“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.” – Unknown

“That smile could move mountains. It could also break hearts. “ – Kylie Scott

“Teeth aren’t pearly, until you smile.” – Anthony Liccione

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“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” – Steve Maraboli

“Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?” – Joel Osteen

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile” – Mother Teresa

“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” – George Carlin

Two smiling girls laying backwards on the hood of a Ford truck while talking

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou

“Strong people are ones who can smile for others’ happiness.” – Veronica Purcell

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Look back, and smile on perils past.” – Walter Scott

“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.” – Michael Jackson

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

“It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.” – Roy T. Bennett

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“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.” – Anthony J D’Angelo

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” – Christie Brinkley

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

“I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes.” – Jeremy Aldana

“I can sing and dance. I can smile – a lot.” – Chris Colfer

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” – Andy Rooney

“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

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“A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman

“A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.” – Dr. T.P. Chia

“The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco

“Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph.” – Unknown

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. “ – Unknown

A brunette girl with red Revlon lipstick and a big smile

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Unknown

“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” – Santosh Kalwar

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.” – Steve Maraboli

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Connie Stevens

“Smile! It increases your face value.” – Robert Harling

“Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge.” – Medusa

“A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.” – Masashi Kishimoto

“If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.” – Les Giblin

A man carrying his daughter through a meadow and smiling at her

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” – John Ray

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono

“You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.” – Anonymous

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A smile is a friend maker.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

“I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.” – Santosh Kalwar

“I wake up every day with a smile on my face.” – Henry Ian Cusick

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“You don’t have to be happy to smile.” – Daniel Willey

“Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.” – Jim Beggs

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” – Anonymous

“A smile cures the wounding of a frown.” – William Shakespeare

“The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his WORST.” – Lauren Graham

“Her smile, I’m sure, burnt Rome to the ground.” – Mark Z. Danielewski

“People with dimple have a divine role in this universe: smile!” – Toba Beta

A woman posing with an open umbrella near a yellow wooden wall

“Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.” – Les Brown

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. “ – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“The living should smile, for the dead cannot.” – George R.R. Martin

“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.” – Og Mandino

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” – Joseph Addison

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

A laughing redhead woman on a brown leather couch at her friend's wedding

“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Chris Hart

“When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.” – Steve Maraboli

“Smile. Be open and welcoming.” – Ephraim Buchwald

“Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.” – Joe Brown

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller

“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s infeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger

A wryly smiling blonde woman with short hair and blue sunglasses

“Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe.” – Sri Chinmoy

“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” – Dejan Stojanovic

“I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness.” – Yani Tseng

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“It seems to me that what we call beauty in a face lies in the smile.” – Leo Tolstoy

“An enigmatic smile is worth ten pages of dialogue.” – Connie Brockway

“Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.” – Sasha Asevedo

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” – Unknown

A background of brightly colored maple leaves painted blue, yellow, red, and orange

“Colors are the smiles of nature.” – Leigh Hunt

When it comes down to it, we know that smiling is not just a way that our body expresses the joy in our mind, but a way that it can help to create the positive emotions.

Taking just a few minutes of your day to smile intentionally will improve your confidence and attract positive energy.

If you want to boost your mood, improve your relationships, and even improve your health, smiling is a wonderful way to do it!

Published at Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:35:54 +0000



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Soulmate Quotes

Soulmate Quotes

A man and woman as soulmates embracing on a beach at sunrise

Have you ever met somebody who you felt like you could spend eternity with — or maybe already have? The idea of finding a soulmate is a common concept all around the world, though everybody has different ideas what that might mean.

Quotes about soulmates reveal that to some, the concept is a literal, metaphysical one. Some people believe that a soul mate is someone they knew in another lifetime, or in many lifetimes. To others, the idea is more metaphorical. It represents a special person whom one can connect with on a spiritual level.

To some, soulmates are “twin flames” who reflect our own true natures. To others, they are simply those who deserve the very best from us. They can be romantic partners, best friends, or even just wonderful people who pass through one’s life and make a genuine difference.

Reading these quotes on soulmates will give you perspective on different ideas of love and will make you think about your own relationships and what you want from them. They will also make you think about your own actions and choices and what you  bring to your relationships.

Quotes About Soulmates

Bank of ornate stained glass windows at St. Chapelle Royal Church in Paris

“In a church of my own we’re perfect together I recognize you in the stained glass.” – Heather Nova

“Our universe grants every soul a twin-a reflection of themselves -the kindred spirit – And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other- even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another. This is destiny; this is love.” – Julie Dillon

“If someone could reach into my chest and tear out my heart and turn it into a living, breathing person, Isaiah would be it.” – Airicka Pheonix

“I couldn’t imagine that I’d ever fall in love again like I had with Gideon. For better or worse, he was my soulmate. The other half of me. In many ways, he was my reflection.” – Sylvia Day

“I want to be your soulmate, even if I don’t believe in them.” – Colleen Hoover

A woman laying with her head on her soulmate's chest as the two smile

“Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?” – Nancy Garden

“…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…” – Plato

“She lives her life like a flame; a dance of purposeful chaos.… Her enchanting light can guide you and quell your fears… She’s hot; warming those who respect her and burning those who don’t… She is a flame with an unforgettable glow… A weak man will try to dim her luminance… but her soul mate will take pleasure in fanning the blaze.” – Steve Mariboli

“Our souls already know each other, don’t they?’ he whispered. ‘It’s our bodies that are new.” – Karen Ross

“A bond between souls is ancient – older than the planet.” – Dianna Hardy

A man embracing his twin flame and being glad they are together

“You have half our gifts. I the other. Together we make a whole. Together we are much more powerful.” – Joss Stirling

“It’s so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me.
That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can.” – Lang Leav

“People give flowers as presents because flowers contain the true meaning of love. Anyone tries to possess a flower will have to watch its beauty fading. But if you simply look at a flower on a field, you will keep it forever, because the flower is part of the evening and the sunset and the smell of damp earth and the clouds on the horizon.” – Paulo Coelho

“There was something in her eyes that made me trust her. Maybe it was because they held the same cynicism, the same world-weariness I saw in my own every morning when I looked at myself in the mirror.” – Melika Dannese Lux

“Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.” – Merle Shain

A couple in a gray beanbag chair next to an acoustic guitar and houseplant

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse

“A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self-discovery, of awakening.” – Kenny Loggins

“Love never claims, it ever gives.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the the mysteries.” – Paulo Coelho

“The greatest love stories are not those in which love is only spoken, but those in which it is acted upon.” – Steve Maraboli

“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with..” – Candace Bushnell

“What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.” – Rainbow Rowell

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“Soulmate” is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare, and very real.” – Hilary Duff

“There is no such thing as a soulmate…and who would want there to be? I don’t want half of a shared soul. I want my own damn soul.” – Rachel Cohn

“I recognized you instantly. All of our lives flashed through my mind in a split second. I felt a pull so strongly towards you that I almost couldn’t stop it.” – J. Sterling

“You see,” she concluded miserably, “when I can call like that to him across space–I belong to him. He doesn’t love me–he never will–but I belong to him.” – L.M. Montgomery

“I melted into the dream as if I had always been there. I knew where I had come from; I knew where I was going.” – Chelsie Shakespeare

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly..” – Rose Franken

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“True friends are not mirrors where we can always see ourselves reflected in a positive light.” – Shannon L. Alder

“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.” – Cher

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.” – Erich Fromm

“Love is all about guts. If you have it, you fight with the world. If you don’t, you fight with yourself.” – Heenashree Khandelwal

“Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself — to be is to be related.” – Bruce Lee

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“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.” – Faye Hall

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

“Soul mates are muses. The people in your life you despise, disrespect and desire the most.” – Coco J. Ginger

“Giving someone a piece of your soul is better than giving a piece of your heart. Because souls are eternal.” – Helen Boswell

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

“When will I meet him?”
“We meet our soulmates when we’re on our soul path.” – Karen M. Black

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Real love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own..” – Robert Heinlein

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

“Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.” – Scott Peck

“I used to believe in one true soul mate, but not anymore. I believe you can have a few.” – Paul Walker

A couple standing under an umbrella together talking as heavy rain falls

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

We hope you enjoyed these quotes about soulmates. If you have found your own soulmate, consider sharing some of these beautiful quotations with him or her. If you are still searching, may they encourage you to keep your faith in love.

Published at Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:50:52 +0000