“Keep moving forward.” A very impactful scene that many people have seen from a scene in Meet the Robinson’s.” This quote made me realize that there are an endless amount of other good quotes from movies that have inspired people.
I am a huge fan of movies. I love the crazy plots that people come up with, the music they decide is a perfect fit for a scene, the lessons they teach, and the lines the characters say.
That is why I decided that I would share with you 12 quotes from 12 different movies that I’ve seen that I thought were really inspiring in a way that motivated me to keep moving forward when times got tough.
So, let’s get started on those quotes!
1. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
“Don’t ever let someone tell you that can’t do something…You want something, go get it. Period.”
No one has the right to tell you that you can’t do what you want to do. The only person who can make that decision is you. People will always be saying something discouraging and not everyone will agree, so if you want something as bad as you say you do, then just for for it. Don’t think about it too much, just start.
“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”
If things aren’t going the way you would like them to be, then come up with something new, something bigger. Dream up new ideas to get to your destination. Don’t be afraid to pursue different paths if it’s going to get you to your ultimate goal.
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.”
Sometimes you desperately want time to slow when there’s something ahead that you’re extremely nervous for or afraid of. Stop worrying and looking at the clock hoping that time will magically slow down for you. It won’t. If you know it’s going to happen, there’s no need obsessing over it. I’m not saying that should get rid of your nerves 100% because that’s impossible, but don’t obsess, okay?
4. FIGHT CLUB
“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.”
You should keep moving forward because slowly, but surely you’re approaching your death. Too morbid? Well, it’s the truth, isn’t it? Don’t regret not having worked hard enough or don’t give yourself the opportunity to regret making the mistake of living in “the waiting place” as Dr. Seuss calls it.
5. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
“You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, you have a shot at a silver lining.”
You have to work hard. God, you have to work so fucking hard is you want to see success. Doesn’t matter how big or small the success is, you have to hustle to see it. There will be times where it will seem like too much, but you can handle it. I know you can. Keep moving forward in order to see that silver lining.
“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day, but today.”
Technically, this is a song, but it’s from the movie Rent so it counts, right? Anyway, like I’ve said before regret is a very shitty feeling. So, do things so that you won’t regret not having done them. If you missed an opportunity, it’s already happened. You’ll feel the regret, but don’t give into it, don’t feed it your attention. Just focus on the present and make life yours. “No day, but today,” right?
7. A BRONX TALE
“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”
Keep moving forward because if you’re not doing what you believe you’re supposed to be doing, if you’re not fulfilling your purpose then it’s just…sad. Don’t let what you’re supposed to do go to waste. It’s simple: you either do or you don’t. Also, if you do, it’s actually pretty selfish because you’re depriving us of your amazing brain!!
8. THE DARK KNIGHT
“It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.”
You can say that you’re going to do this and that and show it with your eyes and words, but none it matters if you’re not taking action. That’s not what defines us, and I don’t know if that’s a sad thing or not, but you have to go for it, dude. You have to walk the walk and just talk the talk.
“No matter what kind of person you are…I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place.”
My parents tell me that I can choose whatever I want to do with my life, but they also tell me that whatever I choose to bring value to the life of others. So, that’s what I’m telling you to do. If you’re too afraid to keep moving forward because of your own feelings, then think about others. Think about the lives that you will impact. Doesn’t matter what you do, just be the type of person that changes the world in any way.
10. X-MEN FIRST CLASS
“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path doesn’t mean they can’t be saved.”
When you’re on any type of journey, you will get lost sometimes. You’ll feel confused and maybe even alone, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t make it out of the hard times. Things will be tough and you will want to give up, but if you look within or ask for help, you can overcome anything.
“There’s no normal life, Wyatt. It’s just life. Get on with it.”
People will judge you because they think that you’re crazy. However, I don’t understand because as the quote says, life is fucking crazy! Like, what’s normal? There is no such thing, so all those people who are talking crap are kinda…stupid. Everyone’s crazy. You’re just brave enough to admit that there no such thing as a normal life and you should be proud of yourself for that.
12. DONNE DARKO
“I promise that one day, everything’s going to be better for you.”
When times are tough, remember this quote. Keep moving forward because hard times don’t last even if it has been a long time. Everything gets better even if it feels like you’re encountering one of the worst things even. I promise you that.
I genuinely hope that these quotes touched you and made you realize that no matter what, you can keep moving forward. 🙂