Everyone loves movies. For the crazy plots, the dramatic characters, the beautiful settings, and the random inspirational lines.

We’re going to talk about those inspirational lines!

Down below are 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.

I hope they do the same for you!

1. THE PURSUIT OF ‘HAPPYNESS’

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“Don’t ever let someone tell you that can’t do something… You want something, go get it. Period.” —Chris Gardner

People will always disagree and have something mean to say, so might as well do what you want. If you want something as bad as you say you do, then just go for it. Stop thinking, start doing.

2. INCEPTION

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“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” —Eames

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

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“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 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, then don’t obsess.

4. FIGHT CLUB

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“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” —Tyler Durden

You should keep moving forward because slowly but surely you’re approaching your death. Too morbid? Well, it’s the truth, isn’t it? Live the life you want as you want to live it because you don’t know when it’ll end.

5. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

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“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.” —Pat Solitano

You have to work hard to reach your goals, and do whatever you have to do to make it. There will be times where it will seem like too much, but you can handle it. Keep moving forward in order to see that silver lining because I promise you, there is one.

6. RENT

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“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day, but today.”

Do the things you want to do so that you won’t regret not having done them. If you missed an opportunity, it’s already happened. Take 5 minutes to feel the regret, then let it go. Don’t give in. Just focus on the present and make life yours. Own today.

7. A BRONX TALE

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“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” —Lorenzo Anello

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 it or you don’t.

8. THE DARK KNIGHT

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“It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.” —Rachel Dawes

You can say that you’re going to do this and that, but none of it matters if you’re not taking action. Ultimately, action is what really matters. You don’t reach your goals only by visualizing them.

9. ZOOTOPIA

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“No matter what kind of person you are… I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place.” —Judy Hopps

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 who selflessly gives, provides value, changes lives.

10. X-MEN FIRST CLASS

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“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path doesn’t mean they can’t be saved.” —Charles Xavier

When you’re on any type of journey, you will get lost sometimes. You’ll feel confused andangry, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t make it out alive. Things will be tough, and you’ll want to give up, but if you look within or ask for help, you can overcome anything.

11. TOMBSTONE

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“There’s no normal life, Wyatt. It’s just life. Get on with it.” —Doc Holliday

No one has a normal life. Once you engrave that into your brain, only then will you be able to live. You’re alive, do something with that. Just move on, and keep moving forward.

12. DONNE DARKO

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“I promise that one day, everything’s going to be better for you.” —Donnie Darko

When times are tough, remember this quote. Keep moving forward because hard times don’t last. Everything will be okay in the end. I know that your happy ending feels far away, but it’s closer than you think.

I hope that these quotes touched you and made you realize that no matter what, you can keep moving forward.

Let me know in the comments below which one was your favorite. Or if I didn’t mention your personal favorite, feel free to share that, too!

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