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Inspirational Quotes: Motivation from the Media

Updated on January 30, 2015
Movies, TV shows, music, and books are great sources of inspirational quotes.
Movies, TV shows, music, and books are great sources of inspirational quotes. | Source

Searching For Words Of Wisdom

Sometimes when we are facing obstacles, we look for words of wisdom to get through difficult times. While sometimes we find it easy to come up with our own mantras, other times we notice ourselves searching for words of encouragement from other sources. Believe it or not, movies, TV shows, music, and books often include inspiring quotes to help us get through our struggles.

The following is a list of some quotes from movies, TV shows, music, and books that offer guidance in overcoming our obstacles. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments section.


The Birdcage:

“You’re only twenty, have a little hope” --This quote is an excellent reminder that young individuals have their whole life ahead of them and that being young is just another reason to have hope in themselves and in the world. Even when situations seem tough, solutions can usually be found.

Back to the Future:

“Like I've always told you, you put your mind to it, you can accomplish *anything*” – Whether getting through anxiety, getting through something else you suffer with, or just accomplishing a goal, this quote illustrates that if you try hard enough, you can succeed.

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Jewel-Life Uncommon

“No longer lent your strength to that

which you wish to be free from

Fill you lives with love and bravery

And we shall lead a life uncommon”

*This song reminds us to work hard to overcome our obstacles so that we do not let them control us. Also, it reminds us of the importance of love and bravery.

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“If I could tell the world just one thing

It would be that we're all OK

And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful

And useless in times like these

I won't be made useless

I won't be idle with despair

I will gather myself around my faith

For light does the darkness most fear

My hands are small, I know

But they're not yours, they are my own

But they're not yours, they are my own

And I am never broken”

*This song reminds us that we all have the ability to overcome our fears and that we shouldn’t let others convince us otherwise.

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Jewel-Stronger Woman

“I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else

Believe in me, even if someone can't see

The stronger woman in me”

*While some people are supportive in helping us battle whatever keeps us from succeeding,, others aren’t. This song reminds us (especially women) that we need to be a part of our own support system.

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Gloria Estefan-Get on Your Feet

“Get on your feet

Get up and make it happen

Get on your feet

Stand up and take some action”

*This song illustrates that we need motivation to get through our struggles.

Lyrics Found On: Gloria Estefan - Get On Your Feet Lyrics | MetroLyrics

John Haitt-Have A Little Faith In Me

“When the road gets dark

And you can no longer see

Just let my love throw a spark

An' have a little faith in me

An' when the tears you cry

Are all you can believe

Just give these loving arms a try, baby

An' have a little faith in me”

*This song is a reminder that you can ask for help in getting through your struggles. Just make sure you can trust the person. Also, you are not alone in facing your fears.

Lyrics Found On: John Hiatt - Have A Little Faith In Me Lyrics | MetroLyrics

TV Shows

The Stand (mini-series)

[Mother Abagail talks to Ralph and Nick about what God has told her. Ralph reads Nick's response.]

Ralph Bretner: Uh, Nick says that… he says he don't believe in God.

[Mother Abagail laughs.]

Mother Abagail: God bless ya, Nick! But it don't matter! He believes in you.

*This quote reminds us that even if we don’t believe in God, he believes in us. With God on our side, we can get through what we struggle with. God has faith in us.

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Benefits of Quotes

Movies and Tv Shows
Shows the inspirational quote in action
Songs are easy to memorize
Reading inspirational quotes is a great way to absorb their messages
Seeing the quote in action helps you remember it
Music helps you feel the inspiration
Reading helps make the reader feel part of the quote
Movies and Tv shows are enjoyable to watch
Music is a great motivator
Like in a movie, books illustrate how the quote is carried out


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    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      Thank you for your comment and quote suggestion, gurbani!

    • gurbani profile image


      3 years ago

      Good collection of Inspirational quotes. I want to share one inspirational that's

      "Where there is will there is way"

      This quota is from short moral stories, that learned in childhood.

    • BessieBooks profile image


      3 years ago

      Very motivational. Thanks!

    • Breanne Ginsburg profile imageAUTHOR

      Breanne Ginsburg 

      3 years ago

      You're welcome. Thanks for commenting!

    • btrbell profile image

      Randi Benlulu 

      3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Great quotes. Thank you for sharing!


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