36 best quotes by famous authors to inspire you

Best Quotes by famous authorsIf you’re looking for some of the best quotes by famous authors, then I have 36 great quotes to inspire you today. I’m confident that they will all get you thinking.

So, take a few minutes to read them all and then see how many of them you can work into your day.

Perhaps you have a presentation to do in the office? Well, a good quote to stress your underlying message is always a good idea. Maybe one of these would fit perfectly?

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Best quotes by famous authors (1-12):

  1. It hurt because it mattered. ~John Green
  2. To thine own self be true. ~William Shakespeare
  3. Life’s not fair; why should I be? ~Margaret Atwood
  4. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~Virginia Woolf
  5. As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. ~Rumi
  6. Straight roads do not make skilful drivers. ~Paula Coelho
  7. Each moment is a place you’ve never been. ~Mark Strand
  8. There is always something left to love. ~Gabriel García Márquez
  9. To avoid criticism: say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~Aristotle
  10. Everything is hard before it is easy. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  11. Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose. ~C.S. Lewis
  12. Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. ~Henry David Thoreau

Best quotes by famous authors (13-24):

  1. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~Plato
  2. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~J.K. Rowling
  3. Sooner or later even the fastest runners have to stand and fight. ~Stephen King
  4. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein
  5. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. ~Oscar Wilde
  6. When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails. ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  7. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ~Maya Angelou
  8. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win. ~Stephen King
  9. I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~Audre Lorde
  10. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury
  11. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark Twain
  12. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. ~J.K. Rowling

Best quotes by famous authors (13-24)

  1. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Eliot
  2. Self-awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead. ~Brene Brown
  3. No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments. ~Regina Brett
  4. Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. ~George Orwell
  5. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson
  6. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt 
  7. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~Alice Walker
  8. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. ~Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~Mark Twain
  10. 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
  11. It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here. ~James Baldwin
  12. There have been times, lately, when I dearly wished that I could change the past. Well, I can’t, but I can change the present so that when it becomes the past it will turn out to be a past worth having. ~Terry Pratchett

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21 Quotes by Oprah Winfrey that’ll inspire you

Quotes-by-Oprah-WinfreyTrue fame implies universal recognition. You’re only famous when your photograph could be shown to anyone, anywhere and they would be able to identify you immediately. One such person is Oprah Winfrey.

She really doesn’t need any introduction but for anyone who’s spent the past 25 years living life in complete seclusion on another planet, let me tell you she’s an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist.

Clearly a very smart lady, she’s someone who would be regarded as successful by any measure. And let’s face it, it’s always worth listening to successful people. Whatever worked for them may work for us.

So here are 21 quotes by Oprah Winfrey.

There’s plenty of good advice here I’m sure you’ll agree.

Quotes by Oprah Winfrey (1-10):

  1. Facing the truth really will set you free.
  2. Where there’s no struggle, there’s no strength.
  3. Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
  4. You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.
  5. Don’t let people talk you into what they think is you.
  6. Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
  7. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.
  8. The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power.
  9. My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
  10. Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Quotes-by-Oprah-WinfreyQuotes by Oprah Winfrey (11-21):

  1. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
  2. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.
  3. Even if you flippin’ fries at McDonald’s, if you’re excellent, everybody wants to be in your line.
  4. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
  5. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
  6. Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now.
  7. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
  8. 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
  9. The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.
  10. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
  11. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

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