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105 Famous Quotes for Any Occasion

By Elisha Baba


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Famous quotes are sayings that have been popular for generations or uttered by famous people. No matter how they came to be, famous quotes can be good to have on hand when writing social media captions or filling out a card for a friend.

105 Famous Quotes for Any Occasion

Benefits of Famous Quotes

Famous quotes are famous for a reason. They can have a deeper meaning that applies to different parts of your life and can be useful for social media captions or your email signature.

  • Famous quotes will give you something to say during those times you can’t think of anything.
  • You’ll always have a saying for any medium you need one for.
  • Famous quotes can provide inspiration on off days.
  • Famous quotes can help remind you where famous people came from and the struggles they had to endure to get there.
  • Use famous quotes for the note you send with flowers.
  • Famous quotes can fit any situation, from holidays, get well soon cards, and cards for a friend who has lost a loved one.

105 Famous Quotes for Holidays, Birthdays, and Anything In Between

Famous Movie Quotes

  1. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You
  2. “May the Force be with you.” –Star Wars, 1977
  3. “There’s no place like home.” –The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  4. “I’m the king of the world!” –Titanic, 1997
  5. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” –Dead Poets Society, 1989
  6. “Elementary, my dear Watson.” –The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939
  7. “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” –Forrest Gump, 1994
  8. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” –Casablanca, 1942
  9. “Houston, we have a problem.” –Apollo 13, 1995
  10. “There’s no crying in baseball!” –A League of Their Own, 1992

Famous Quotes About Life

  1. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” -Steve Jobs
  1. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
  1. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” -John Lennon
  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost
  1. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” -Bob Marley
  1. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
    Love like you’ll never be hurt,
    Sing like there’s nobody listening,
    And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey
  1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” -Tony Gaskins

Inspirational Quotes that are Famous

  1. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” -James Cameron
  1. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” -Margaret Mead
  1. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”-Robert Louis Stevenson
  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss
  1. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -Neil Gaiman
  1. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein

Quotes By Famous People

  1. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela
  2. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius
  3. Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe
  1. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” -Barack Obama
  2. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein
  3. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” ― Mark Twain
  4. “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ― Elie Wiesel
  5. “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend” ― Albert Camus
  1. “I’m not here to be perfect, I’m here to be real.” – Lady Gaga
  1. “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
  1. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway

Most Famous Love Quotes

  1. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
  1. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  1. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ― Pablo Neruda
  1. “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ― Neil Gaiman
  1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu
  1. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” ― Sarah Dessen
  1. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ― Mother Teresa
  1. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” ― Jodi Picoult

Famous Quotes About Success

  1. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston S. Churchill
  1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas A. Edison
  1. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” -Maya Angelou
  1. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” -Steve Jobs
  2. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” Zig Ziglar
  3. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” Estee Lauder
  4. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

Most Famous Shakespeare Quotes

Most Famous Shakespeare Quotes

  1. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ― William Shakespeare
  1. “Love all, trust a few,
    Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy
    Rather in power than use; and keep thy friend
    Under thy own life’s key: be check’d for silence,
    But never tax’d for speech.” ― William Shakespeare
  1. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind. Nor hath love’s mind of any judgment taste; Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste: And therefore is love said to be a child, Because in choice he is so oft beguil’d.” ― William Shakespeare
  1. “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” ― William Shakespeare
  1. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare
  1. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ― William Shakespeare
  1. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare

Famous Quotes by Women

  1. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa
  1. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller
  1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling
  1. “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” ― J.K. Rowling
  1. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ― Mother Teresa
  1. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller
  1. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen
  1. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― Joan Powers

Memorable Short Quotes

  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
  1. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank
  1. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth
  1. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde
  1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller
  1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  1. “You’ve got to be in it to win it.” -Tony Robbins
  1. “I have a dream.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West
  3. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” Hans Christian Andersen
  1. “Life is a long lesson in humility.” -James M. Barrie
  1. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson
  1. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ― Steve Martin

Famous Bible Quotes

  1. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”—John 3:16
  2. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”—Romans 8:28
  3. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”—Philippians 4:13
  4. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” –Genesis 1:1
  5. The Lord bless you and keep you;
    the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
    the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”—Numbers 6:24-26
  1. “So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”—Isaiah 41:10
  1. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”—Jeremiah 29:11
  1. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”—Ephesians 4:2
  1. “The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
    the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.”—Psalm 121:7-8

Popular Book Quotes

  1. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” -Charles Dickens
  1. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe
  1. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  1. “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
  1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
  1. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
  1. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories
  1. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  1. “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  1. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” ― John Lennon
  1. “′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” ― Mark Twain
  1. “I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. ” ― W.C. Fields
  1. “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.” ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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