28 of the Most Inspirational Quotes from Our Favorite Celebrities
by Alyssa K. Priebe
We look to celebrities for a lot of things, like style advice or simple entertainment. But our favorite Hollywood icons also make some important statements about confidence, happiness and perseverance. No matter what challenges you’re facing, these inspirational quotes will help you conquer them.
“Your imperfections make you beautiful, they make you who you are. So just be yourself, love yourself for who you are and just keep going.”
No doubt Demi speaks from experience here. We know she’s been through a lot, from addiction to self-harm, but she pulled through. Let her recovery be an inspiration to you, no matter what you’re going through.
“No matter how talented you are, not everybody is going to like you. But that’s life, just stay strong.”
There are two kinds of people in this world: “Beliebers” and people who want to see Justin get arrested again. Regardless of your opinion, the pop star has a valid point. So keep doing your thing, you know he is.
“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.”
“Hm, I don’t like this, what’s wrong with me?” Ever done that? We have. And it has to stop. Any time you start questioning why your opinion is different, turn to these wise words from Emma Watson.
“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you are further along in life than most people.”
Sure we aren’t starring in blockbuster hits like The Revenant, but life is all about finding your passions and succeeding in doing them. But more importantly, if you excel at something but don’t enjoy it, there’s no point. Do what makes you happy!
“Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job.”
Spot on, Chris Pine! We know you didn’t get those abs—er, movie roles—without some hard work. So if you want to succeed in your career or other aspects of life, remember to ignore those who doubt you and put all your energy into kicking a**.
“I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.”
Hey girl, never tell yourself you can’t do something; because you absolutely can. Don’t believe me? Well, I doubt you can disagree with this gorgeous Hollywood star.
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”
You can wear all the makeup you want, dress in fancy clothes, but if you aren’t being yourself, you’re putting your most attractive qualities aside. Do you think we love Emma Stone for her looks? Nah, we love her because she is different from other Hollywood stars.
“I’m a big believer in accepting yourself and not really worrying about it.”
Like her best friend Stone, Jennifer Lawrence owns life because she is 100 percent real. She falls at awards shows, chows down like nobody’s watching and speaks honestly. She’s definitely accepted herself, and she DEFINITELY isn’t worried about other people’s opinions of her.
“I don’t do things for the response or the controversy. I just live my life.”
We should all strive to be a little bit more like RiRi. Even if you do get responses or cause controversy, does it really matter if you’re being true to yourself?
“I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.”
Amy Schumer is hands down one of the most inspirational (and humorous) woman of all time. And this quote shows just how fierce she really is. Learn from her. NEVER let someone determine your story, your life.
“Never worry about bad press: All that matters is if they spell your name right.”
Ever heard the the saying, “No publicity is bad publicity”? Well, Kate might be on to something. If they’re talking about you, you matter.
“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”
Another wise woman, Jennifer Aniston, knows how to handle a “failure.” She lives with no regrets and chooses to view things positively. Will you?
“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.”
Ah, the Fresh Prince gives us an equally fresh piece of advice. Never give up on your dreams, and never talk yourself out of a life that truly makes you happy, even if it seems unrealistic. You know Will didn’t—remember his rap career? Totally unrealistic. Still went for it.
“It’s amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly, and authoritatively demand it.”
Meryl Streep is a phenomenal actress, creative genius and intelligent woman. There’s no doubt that she’s accomplished a lot in life. Be polite but assertive, and you too can have a successful career like her—minus the Oscars (probably).
“Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.”
Another perseverance-related quote, Drake knows how to live. In life people will tear you down, but if you stay strong and move forward with a smile on your face, you can conquer anything. Started from the bottom, now you’re here, right?
“Your regrets aren’t what you did, but what you didn’t do. So take every opportunity.”
Similar to Aniston’s philosophy, Diaz takes her life advice one step further. She defines regrets as letting opportunities go, and she’s right. So the next time your boss offers you a challenging task, or your girls want you to chat up that hot stranger, just take the chance!
“Perfect is boring. Human is beautiful.”
Coming from one of the most beautiful women of our time, this quote is “perfect.” Don’t break your back striving for perfection, it’s not possible, nor is it “beautiful,” but being yourself definitely is.
“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.”
We all have to do things that put us outside our comfort zones, but don’t consider these moments death sentences. Instead, follow Kutcher’s advice and accept the challenge. You will only grow and learn more.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
It’s the glass is half empty/half full conundrum. Which way will you choose to see life? We stand with Oprah. Be grateful for you have and focus on why you’re blessed, instead of always wanting more.
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
America’s sweetheart is so right. And maybe her kindness helped her create such a massive squad (that we totally wish we were in). Yes, Taylor is leaving behind a huge legacy, but the fact she stayed humble and kind means so much more to us. Way to go, Tay!
“Try and fail, but never fail to try.”
Plain and simple life advice from Jared Leto. Combine this with Aniston’s and Diaz’s previous quotes and you have one great reminder to ALWAYS try new things.
“Life is very interesting… In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
We can probably all attest that some of our most trying times turned out to be our best memories. We’re no Barrymore, but her words can resonate with anyone.
“It’s the choice. You have to wake up every day and say, ‘There’s no reason today can’t be the best day of my life’.”
Of course when you live as charmed a life as Blake Lively, this advice seems easy. Not everyone can be married to Ryan Reynolds (even if he’s total BF material), but what everyone can do is choose to be happy. Start each day with this positive attitude and good things are sure to happen.
“I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”
Hello, can you hear me? Surrounding yourself with positive people helps you be positive in return. Love yourself, and hang out with people who love you too.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
Robin was a creative genius. He could bounce from a comic genie to a serious father in a few seconds flat. He loved being silly and he wanted to share it with others. Honor Robin, share your spark!
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
Audrey Hepburn wowed us on and off the screen. And this advice, which is found on countless home decor items, is spot on. It’s logical and clever—everything you need in a great inspiration quote.
“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”
Coming from a gorgeous movie star who married Brad Pitt, it’s hard to believe she has many challenges left she’s worried about conquering. But it’s true, and remember that there is almost no task you can’t complete. Believe in yourself.
“Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things, like a double cheeseburger.”
It’s always good to end with a laugh right? And Channing Tatum succeeds at cracking us up on a weekly basis. It’s hard to imagine someone with abs like his enjoying a greasy cheeseburger, but heck, we’ll take it. So go ahead, indulge in everything life offers you.