25 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes From Hollywood Films

Star Wars

Star Wars

"Do, or do not. There is no “try”."

(Yes, Yoda)

Kissing A Fool

Kissing A Fool

"Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does."



The Lion King

The Lion King

"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it."

What A Girl Wants

What A Girl Wants

"Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?"



Feris Bueller's Day Off

Feris Bueller's Day Off

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

The Notebook

The Notebook

"You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."

(Did you really think we weren't going to include one from The Notebook....?)



Spider-Man

Spider-Man

"We are who we choose to be."

Unless you choose to be a horse. You can't be a horse no matter how hard you try. Probably.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You

"Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want."

RIP Heath Ledger.



Empire Records

Empire Records

"I don’t regret the things I’ve done, but those I did not do."

Does anybody feel like perhaps he's borrowed that sentiment from somewhere...?

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices."

Dumbeldore with a shot of truth.



Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

“Run, Forrest, run!”

I know this might not sound all that inspirational but when you think about it, it certainly can be. I mean, he did run, didn't he? He kept running and running and accomplished some amazing things based on these three simple words.

Forrest Gump 2

Forrest Gump 2

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”

It's probably one of the most famous movie quotes of all time. There's usually a reason when a quote becomes so famous and that reason is usually because it works.



The Pursuit Of Happyness

The Pursuit Of Happyness

"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."

'Nuff said.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“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.”



Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

"You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours."

There is perhaps not a better quote by which to live your life. So many of us forget that if happiness is what we're after (and let's be honest, if it isn't then what is the point?), you won't find it without being yourself.

Shrek

Shrek

"After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are."

This guy would know...



Factotum

Factotum

"If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs. And maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine."

Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring

Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

If we can't turn to The Ring for wisdom then where can we turn?!



Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

"It’s what you do right now that makes a difference."

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss."

I guess living your life backwards might offer a unique perspective, right?



The Godfather

The Godfather

"Great men are not born great, they grow great."

The Beach

The Beach

"Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever."

There was a time when Leo had no beard and had not won an Oscar....



Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

"Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others."

The loviest love story to ever love (until the equally praised sequels hit the screen).

Cast Away

Cast Away

"I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"

Dude talks to a volleyball ...but we still take his advice!



All The King's Men

All The King's Men

"To find something, anything, a great truth or a lost pair of glasses, you must first believe there will be some advantage in finding it."

Indeed.