Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it
ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you
can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how
much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That’s how winning’s done.

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)

My life is like a movie. I have trials and
tribulations, and I overcome them.


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

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The accident is your training. Life is choice.
You can choose to be a victim or anything else
you’d like to be.

Movie Peaceful Warrior, Socrates, Nick Nolte

The unhappiest people of the world are
retired - no purpose. What makes life mean
something is purpose - a goal, a battle,
a struggle.

Frost/Nixon - Richard Nixon

Somewhere along the line we stopped
believing we could do anything. And if
we don’t have our dreams, we have nothing.

The Astronaut Farmer

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

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

It's what you do right now that makes a

Black Hawk Down

We're going to live like we're telling the
best story in the whole world.  Are you ready?

The Brothers Bloom

Children, gather round! No retreat, no
surrender; that is Spartan law. And by Spartan
law we will stand and fight… and die. A new age
has begun. An age of freedom, and all will know,
that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to
defend it!

Movie 300

Fear is not what's important, it's how you
deal with it. It would be like asking a marathon
runner if they feel pain. It's not a matter of
whether you feel it, it's how you manage it.

War Photographer

Danger is the spice of life and you've got
to take a risk now and then...that's what
makes life worthwhile.

Movie The World's Fastest Indian

I don’t want excuses. I know what you’re up
against. We’re all of us up against something.
So you better make up your mind, because until
you have the balls to look me straight in the
eye and tell me this is all you deserve, I am
not letting you fail. Even if that means coming
to your house every night until you finish the
work. I see who you are. Do you understand me?
I can see you. And you are not failing.

Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank), movie Freedom Writer

Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t
do something. Not even me. All right? … You got
a dream… You gotta protect it.People can’t do
somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you
can’t do it.
If you want somethin’, go get it.

Movie The Pursuit of Happyness, Christopher Gardner (Will Smith)

When luck comes knocking on your door, you
can't turn it away.

In America

Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.

Movie The Empire Strikes Back Yoda

Remember, kid, there’s heroes and there’s
legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends
never die. Follow your heart kid, and you’ll
never go wrong.

The Sandlot

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

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

We're all faced throughout our lives with
agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are
on a grand scale, most of these choices are on
lesser points.  But we define ourselves by the
choices we have made.  We are in fact the sum
total of our choices.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

We can't retract the decisions we've made. 
We can only affect the decisions we're going
to make from here.

Law Abiding Citizen

Great men are not born great, they grow great.

Mario Puzo, The Godfather

There will be no free rides, no excuses. You
already have two strikes against you: your name
and your complexion. Because of these two strikes,
there are some people in this world who will
assume that you know less than you do. Math is
the great equalizer… When you go for a job,
the person giving you that job will not want to
hear your problems; ergo, neither do I. You’re
going to work harder here than you’ve ever worked
anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you is
ganas. ‘Desire’.

Movie Stand and Deliver , Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos)

Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody.
But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause
I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I
lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this
guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do
is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance
with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see,
and that bell rings and I’m still standin’,
I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see,
that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.

Rocky (Sylvester Stallone)

In this life time, you don’t have to prove
nothing to nobody, except yourself.
And after
what you’ve gone through,if you haven’t done
that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen.

Movie Rudy , Fortune (Charles S. Dutton)

You know, the ancient Egyptians had a
beautiful belief about death. When their souls
got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked
two questions. Their answers determined whether
they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found
joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to

Movie The Bucket List , Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman)

Yes, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life
is so beautiful," then nothing else is

Mario Puzo, The Godfather

I would rather have thirty minutes of
wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.

Steel Magnolias

Life is not the amount of breaths you take,
it’s the moments that take your breath away.

Movie Hitch (Will Smith)

There are only four questions of value in
life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what
is the spirit made? What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for? The answer to
each is the same – only love.

Movie Don Juan DeMarco (Johnny Depp)

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.

The Beach

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

Movie Before Sunrise

If you want to be understood – listen.

Movie Babel

It was really quite simple, and yet we humans,
so much wiser and more sophisticated, have
always had trouble figuring out what really
counts and what does not. Sometimes it takes
a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure
intentions to help us see. Ask yourself, how
many people in the world can truly make you
feel rare, pure, and extraordinary?

Movie Marley and Me , John Grogan (Owen Wilson)

To give and not expect anything in return,
that is what lies at the heart of love.

An Ideal Husband

When you realize you want to spend the rest
of your life with somebody, you want the rest
of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

Love is eternal. It has been the strongest
motivation for human actions throughout history.
Love is stronger than life.

Laura (1944)

Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times.
I guarantee that at some point, one or both
of us is gonna want to get out of this thing.
But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you
to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my
life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the
only one for me.

Movie Runaway Bride, Ike Graham (Richard Gere)

I think we can't go around measuring our
goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny
ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude.
I think we've got to measure goodness by what
we embrace, what we create, and who we include.

Chocolat (2000) – Pere Henri (Hugh O’Conor)

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?

Cast Away

I will miss you too, but you are wrong if
you think that the joy of life comes principally
from the joy of human relationships.
God’s place
is all around us, it is in everything and in
anything we can experience. People just need to
change the way they look at things.

Movie Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch)

Machines never come with any extra parts,
you know.  They always come with the exact
amount they need.  So, I figured that if the
entire world was one big machine, I couldn't
be an extra part. I had to be here for some


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.

All the King's Men

I’ve always believed that the world is what
we make of it.


Family is the most precious gift we are
given...Turn your back on them and that is
when you truly have nothing.

MovieThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Friendship is everything. Friendship is more
than talent. It is more than the government.
It is almost the equal of family.

- Don Corleone, Mario Puzo, The Godfather

In every job that must be done, there is an
element of fun. You find the fun and ‘snap’,
the job’s a game.

Movie Mary Poppins

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives
you something to do but it doesn't get you

Movie: Van Wilder

If you can't laugh at yourself, life's gonna
seem a whole lot longer than you like.

Movie: Garden State

My number one rule is, ‘Hope for the best,
plan for the worst.

The Bourne Ultimatum

You're your problem and you're also your

Bridesmaids - Megan (Melissa McCarthy)

My momma always said, Life is like a box of
chocolates, you never know what you're gonna

Tom Hanks as "Forrest Gump"


Any of these books will set your inspiration for happy, success and purpose.


Word inspiration, used by Ancient Greeks and in translation means <<breath>> or <<to inhale>>.


This blog is all about inspiring words for you and me both.
Enjoy the praise :)