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20 Inspiring Quotes From Animated Movies

20 Inspiring Quotes From Animated Movies

What do you see when you watch films? Nothing but your own hopes, dreams, and fears played out on the big screen. We humans reflect on our world through symbolic stories of our life. Simply put, stories are metaphors for our lives.

Here is a list of 20 inspiring quotes from animated movies that I adore. Anything you imagine can be conceived in animated movies. They’re vivid, rich, and filled with lively characters offering us profound wisdom in the most subtle ways. They’re not just for children, but for adults too. And if we pay close attention to them, we may just find the answers to life that we’ve been searching for.

1. Nobody is entitled to anything. Anyone can become an artist; you just have to make a choice.

Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. – Anton Ego, Ratatouille

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    2.True friendship is rare. Cultivate it to the core.

    There is no greater gift than friendship. – Santa Claus, The Polar Express

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      3. Change is within. If thought is the cause, effect is the outcome.

      Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than what you have become. – Mufasa, The Lion King

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        4. Invest in identity capital and build it. It adds value to who you are.

        Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it. – Elastigirl, The Incredibles

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          5. Success is subjective – don’t get carried away. Have your own definition of it.

          There is whole lot more to racing than just winning. – Tex, Cars

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            6. Our true reality lies in identifying with other people.

            As long as we are together; it doesn’t matter to me. – Marty, Madagascar

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              7. Abandoning your ego is a gift. Strive for it.

              To laugh at yourself, is to love yourself. – Mickey Mouse

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                8. Storms pass. Just wait until you reach the shore and never stop dreaming.

                All at once everything looks different, now that I see you. – Rapunzel, Tangled

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                  9. Believe your gut instinct and just plunge in. All you need is a little faith.

                  All it takes is little faith and trust. – Peter Pan

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                    10. Don’t be deceived by appearances. Search for the soul – it actually counts.

                    Do not be fooled by commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts. – Aladdin

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                      11. Your mind is everything. Wield it carefully or it will command you.

                      Your mind is like water. When it is agitated it becomes difficult to see, but when you let it settle; the answer becomes clear. – Oogway, Kung Fu Panda

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                        12. Timing matters. Do not try to prove anything just for the sake of proving it.

                        I’m only brave enough when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble. – Mufasa, The Lion King

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                          13. We create our own destiny through the choices we consciously make.

                          There are those who say fate is something beyond our command, that destiny is not our own. But I know better. Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it. – Merida, Brave

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                            14. Never give up – you’ll find it. Trust me.

                            If you work on something long enough you will find it, even if you are lost for a while you will find it. – Professor Bomba, Epic

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                              15. Everything bothers you if you let it. Remember you have a choice.

                              Cold never bothered me anyway. – Elsa, Frozen

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                                16. We always search for answers without realizing the fact that answers lie within.

                                There is no secret ingredient. It’s just you. – Po, Kung Fu Panda

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                                  17. Never ever accept your limitations. Human spirit is eternal.

                                  I’m flying… I’m flying! I’m not an ostrich…I’m not an ostrich! – Blu, Rio

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                                    18. When you are going through hell, just keep going.

                                    Just keep swimming. – Dori, Finding Nemo

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                                      19. Whatever you imagine, you can conceive. The universe is waiting.

                                      To infinity, and beyond! – Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

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                                        20. You can’t see the future with tears of the past in your eyes.

                                        You should, Shen. You gotta let go of that stuff from the past, because it just doesn’t matter! The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now. – Po, Kung Fu Panda 2

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                                          Last Updated on October 5, 2020

                                          How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                          How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                          We are given life with many opportunities to make it everything we want it to be and more. If you find that you’ve slipped into living a boring life, it’s time to take a hard look at what you’ve been doing and what you can start doing now to make it more interesting.

                                          Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list can definitely make any day or life more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                                          Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaningful) one!

                                          1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                                          Imagine being a young child. Life was never boring, was it? That’s because children harness every ounce of creativity they have in order to try new things.

                                          What would your 7-year-old self want to do in this moment? Maybe they’d pick up a paintbrush and try to paint the landscape around them. May they would go outside and build something with random materials around the yard. Maybe they would raid the fridge and put together a dish they’ve never seen before.

                                          Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play and use your creativity to its fullest.

                                          2. Go Play With Kids

                                          Speaking of little kids, if you have your own (or a niece or nephew), go play with them!

                                          Kids are absolutely hilarious, so it’s simply impossible to be bored when you’re around them. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                                          3. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                                          You’ll need at least one buddy for this, but this is a great way to avoid a boring life. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one, and (if it feels right) call the person.

                                          You could spark an incredible catch-up session or, at the very least, remind someone that you’re thinking of them. Neither are boring.

                                          4. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                                          This is a great part of a gratitude practice. We often forget to thank the people who do things for us, especially if we have come to expect those things. For example, have you ever thought about thanking your mom for that weekly phone call? Or thanking your sister for always sending you a homemade gift on your birthday?

                                          Take time to think of at least 5 people you would like to say thank you to and write out a card. You could even write them out for random people in your neighborhood, like the local librarian, a teacher at your child’s school, or the accountant at your bank.

                                          Anyone and everyone appreciates being thanked for their efforts.

                                          5. Sign up for a Class

                                          Nowadays, there are classes for everything. To make it as interesting as possible, try finding one that you wouldn’t normally consider doing, like salsa lessons, improv, or boxing.

                                          Otherwise, try to find a course on something you’ve always wanted to learn, like pottery, photography, or a foreign language course.

                                          What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people, which will add even more interest to your life!

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                                          6. Talk to Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                                          We often underestimate how interesting the elderly are. You can rest assured that any elderly person you talk to will not have had a boring life! Take some time to talk to them and hear their interesting stories. You may even find that this motivates you to go out and find your own interesting experiences.

                                          7. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                                          Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage. If you’re not into comedy, find an open mic that focuses on reading poetry or short stories and bring your own. These groups tend to be incredibly supportive for anyone who is willing to be brave enough to get up and try.

                                          8. Do Something for Someone Else

                                          Showing kindness automatically makes you feel good, but doing these small acts will also help to ensure that you don’t have a boring life. Try doing one or two things each week that are outside your normal routine.

                                          For example, you could make a batch of cookies for the mailperson or help your elderly neighbor organize one of their rooms. There are a million ways to show kindness to those around you. Tap into your creativity and find your own or use some of the ideas from the image below[1].

                                          Do random acts of kindness to avoid living a boring life.

                                            9. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                                            If you have your own place, there is always a project that needs to get done. Many people simply pay for someone else to do it in order to avoid the hassle, but taking on a DIY project can make a boring life much more interesting.

                                            It doesn’t have to be super complicated. Maybe you repaint an old vase or build a spice shelf out of used pallets.

                                            If you need ideas, you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

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                                            10. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                                            This will give you something to look forward to. One study actually found that most travelers are happiest before a vacation[2]. Therefore, simply planning a trip will boost your mood, even if you can’t actually take the vacation right now.

                                            Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is also fun and relaxing!

                                            11. Go People Watching

                                            Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops, and train stations are great for this!) and just observe[3].

                                            People are infinitely interesting. Try to imagine what their lives are like, what they’re thinking, or where they’re going. You’ll never know if you’re right, but it will give you something to focus on and also help you practice empathy.

                                            12. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                                            You can try that new Moroccan restaurant down the street and pick the most interesting dish on the menu. Or, you can raid your own fridge and throw together a dish you’ve never made before.

                                            If you’re up for a trip to the grocery store, try picking up a new fruit or veggie from the produce section. You may find a new food that you love!

                                            13. Dance

                                            You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                                            If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public or join a flash mob.

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                                            14. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                                            Reading a good book can keep you occupied for hours. It will also transport you to a life that isn’t your own, and one that likely will be the opposite of a boring life. You’ll be amazed by what you can learn from those pages.

                                            Pick on of these inspirational books to start reading: 10 Best Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

                                            15. Spend Some Time With People You Care About

                                            Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. Call up a friend you haven’t seen in a while, or bring a coffee over to your parent’s place and catch up. They’ll appreciate the gesture, and you’ll avoid boredom.

                                            16. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to

                                            Some people are bored by museums, so if that’s you, skip to the next one. However, if you love art, history, or culture, this one is for you!

                                            17. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                                            This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                                            Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then, start taking your first step to make it happen.

                                            Now, go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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                                            Featured photo credit: Alex Alvarez via unsplash.com

                                            Reference

                                            [1] FECAVA: Random Acts of Kindness
                                            [2] Applied Research in Quality of Life: Vacationers Happier, but Most not Happier After a Holiday
                                            [3] Psychology Today: The Expert’s Guide to People Watching

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