15 Inspiring Quotes To Lift Your Mood & Kick Your Ass

We all have days where we wake up and think, “Ugh, I wish I could skip over this whole day.” Somehow, we have to push through that, which isn’t always easy. Thankfully, these quotes will help lift your mood and spirits, and kick your ass back into awesome mode.

  1. On loving yourself, from Diane Von Furstenberg:“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.”
  2. On failure, from Jon Sinclair:“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
  3. On the powers of positive thinking, from Eckhart Tolle:“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation itself, but your thoughts about it.”
  4. On the future, from David Bowie:“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.”
  5. On having a game plan, from Conan O’ Brien:“If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
  6. On getting it together, from Elizabeth Taylor:“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”
  7. On perfection, from Annette Funicello:“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”
  8. On scars, from Anaïs Nin:“The scar meant that I was stronger than what had tried to hurt me.”
  9. On embracing yourself, from Erin Van Vuren:“Be lionhearted. Be nerdy as hell. Stay sexy. Remain intelligent. Be courageous. But, above all, embrace the hell out of your insanity.”
  10. On endurance, from Confucius:“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
  11. On beauty, from Coco Chanel:“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
  12. On work, from Oprah Winfrey:“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”
  13. On what it means to be a bitch, from Madonna:“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”
  14. On having a backbone, from Elizabeth Gilbert:“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”
  15. On the impossible, from Nelson Mandela:“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Almie Rose is a writer from Los Angeles, California. Her favorite thing to do is eat, sleep, and repeat. If you enjoy reading about dating and Los Angeles and pop culture, check out her book, "I Forgot To Be Famous."