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100 Funny Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Motivation

Have you ever felt stuck in a rut, like you’re just going through the motions of life without any real passion or drive? It can be a disheartening feeling, but the good news is that inspiration is all around us – we just have to know where to look for it.

In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of being inspired and how to find inspiration in everyday life. So, if you’re ready to reignite the fire in your belly and chase your dreams, let’s get started with some beautiful and hilarious quotes that will surely inspire you:

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“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”

 Lily Tomlin

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.”

Joe Girard

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

Winnie the Pooh

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Thomas Edison

“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.”

Steven Wright

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.”

Erma Bombeck

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Zig Ziglar

“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.”

 Groucho Marx

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

Oscar Wilde

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished – If you’re alive, it isn’t.”

Richard Bach

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

Mark Twain

“My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea. That’s the way to get an idea.”

Andy Rooney

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”

Sam Levenson

“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun’.”

Groucho Marx

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.”

Bill Watterson

“Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.”

 Robert Brault

“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.”

 Robert Benchley

“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.”

Woody Allen

“So long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire to not screw up, you’re on the right track.”

Ed Helms

“There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through. There needs to be a monster truck option.”

Jeph Jacques

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”

 Kyle Chandler

“I’ll probably never fully become what I wanted to be when I grew up, but that’s probably because I wanted to be a ninja princess.”

Cassandra Duffy

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”

Terry Pratchett

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.”

Charles Schulz

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”

Reba McEntire

“Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.”

 Robert Bloch

“Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.”

Chuck Palahniuk

“See the world like a big wardrobe. Everybody has his own costume. There is only one that fits you perfectly.”

George Harris

“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.”

Robert Benchley

“When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”

 Sydney Harris

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”

Charles Bukowski

“You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”

Chris Rock

“Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.”

Vaclav Havel

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

Maya Angelou

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”

Robert Frost

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.”

 Joe Girard

“To be is to do – Socrates. To do is to be – Jean-Paul Sartre. Do be do be do—Frank Sinatra.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”

Dave Barry

“When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best that is inspiration.”

Robert Bresson

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”

Dr. Seuss

“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches.”

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.”

Robert Frost

“Live each day like it’s your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night.”

Jason Love

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

John Lennon

“When life brings big winds of change that almost blow you over, close your eyes, hang on tight, and believe.”

Lisa Lieberman-Wang

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” 

Albert Einstein

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

 Maureen Dowd

“Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.”

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka and have a party.”

Ron White

Funny Short Inspirational Quotes

“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.”

Billie Burke

“Do or do not. There is no try.”


“Be happy, it drives people crazy.”

Paulo Coelho

Change is not a four letter word but often your reaction to it is!”

Jeffrey Gitomer

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.”

Bill Murray

“Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We’re unrehearsed.”

Mel Brooks

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

“It’s okay to look at the past and the future. Just don’t stare.”

Benjamin Dover

“Bad decisions make good stories.”

Ellis Vidler

“I am an early bird and a night owl so I am wise and I have worms.”

Michael Scott, The Office

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

Winnie the Pooh

“Aspire to inspire before we expire.”

Eugene Bell Jr.

“It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.”

Ashleigh Brilliant

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

 Yogi Berra

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.”

Dorothy Parker

“Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.”

Tom Lehrer

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

Abraham Lincoln

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”

Andy Rooney

“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.”

Steven Wright

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”

Mark Twain

“There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

Jack London

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”

Steven Wright

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Charlie Chaplin

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”

Will Rogers

“A peacock that rests on his tail feathers is just another turkey.”

Dolly Parton

“Change is not a four letter word but often your reaction to it is!”

Jeffrey Gitomer

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

Dalai Lama

“Hating people is like burning down your own home to get rid of a rat.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.”

 Langston Coleman

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

Dalai Lama

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

Dale Carnegie

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”

Terry Pratchett

“A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.”

Mark Twain

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

Vince Lombardi

“Confidence is 10% work and 90% delusion.”

Tina Fey

“When something goes wrong in your life just yell ‘plot twist’ and move on”

Molly Weis

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”

 Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

“Even if you’re on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”

Will Rogers

“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.”

Cathy Guisewite

“Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.”

Ellen DeGeneres

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

George Carlin

“Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to toss in the lifeboats.”


“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The road to success is always under construction.”

Lily Tomlin

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”

 Albert Einstein

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”

Charles Dickens

“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand
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What Is Inspiration?

Before we dive into the importance of being inspired, let’s take a moment to define what inspiration is. Simply put, inspiration is a feeling of enthusiasm or excitement that comes from within and motivates us to take action. It can be sparked by something we see, hear, or experience, and it can come in many forms – a beautiful sunset, a moving speech, or a challenging conversation with a friend.

Inspiration is often associated with creativity and the arts, but it’s not limited to those fields. In fact, inspiration can be found in almost any area of life – from science and technology to business and sports. The key is to keep an open mind and be receptive to new ideas and experiences.

Why Is It Important to Be Inspired?

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Now that we know what inspiration is, let’s talk about why it’s important to be inspired. There are many benefits to being inspired, both for individuals and for society as a whole.

When we’re inspired, we’re more likely to take action and pursue our goals with enthusiasm and determination. This increased motivation can lead to greater productivity and success in our personal and professional lives.

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Inspiration can also have a positive impact on our mental and emotional health. It can lift our mood, reduce stress, and improve our overall well-being. This, in turn, can lead to better relationships, better performance at work, and a greater sense of fulfillment in life.

Inspiration is often the driving force behind innovation and progress. When we’re inspired, we’re more likely to think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and come up with new and creative solutions to problems. This can lead to advancements in science, technology, and other fields, which can ultimately benefit society as a whole.

How to Find Inspiration in Everyday Life

So, now that we know why it’s important to be inspired, the next question is: how do we find inspiration in everyday life? The truth is that inspiration is everywhere – we just have to be open to it and willing to look for it. Here are a few suggestions for finding inspiration in your everyday life:

Pay attention to your surroundings. Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places, so be on the lookout for it in your everyday surroundings. Take a walk in nature, visit a museum, or explore a new neighborhood – you never know what might spark your imagination.

Talk to interesting people. Inspiration can also come from the people we interact with on a daily basis. So, make an effort to talk to interesting people – whether it’s a co-worker, a friend, or a stranger on the street. You might be surprised by the insights and ideas they have to share.

One of the best ways to find inspiration is to try something new. Take a different route to work, try a new hobby, or learn a new language. The possibilities are limitless!

Wrapping Up

Being inspired is important because it can increase motivation and productivity, improve mental and emotional health, and drive innovation and progress. To find inspiration in everyday life, pay attention to your surroundings, talk to interesting people, and try something new.

Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and embrace new experiences – you never know what might inspire you. So go forth, dear reader, and let your passion and curiosity guide you on your journey. Thank you for reading!

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Nemanja Đukić
Nemanja Đukić

I am a writer and a teacher of rhetoric, international humanitarian law, and entrepreneurship. As a writer, I specialize in writing about history, politics, and finding quirky ways to elevate all the great selling points of a product/service. I obtained my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the University of Montenegro and completed my master' s studies at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary where I studied diplomacy. I believe studying diplomacy and politics sets you up for knowing how to craft a sentence, how to fill it with content and ensure that your audience understands the message.