12 Movie Mottos to Help You Through Life

Some movies are great, some are funny, and some are deep. Every now and then, a line spoken during a film hits close to home and is fitting for life in general. Here are the top 12 movie quotes than should be life mottos:

1 – “Hakuna Matata” The Lion King (1994)

“It means no worries, for the rest of your days.” This is a movie for kids, yet this saying is great for life. Shrug things off, let stuff go, and don’t worry too much about anything.

2 – “Why so serious?” The Dark Knight (2008)

This is similar to the previous. If you find yourself overthinking and overstressed about a situation, ask if it’s really worth all the damage.

3 – “Whatever it takes.” Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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When something is important, do everything in your power to take care of it. Get the job you want, ask your crush on a date, start exercising – do whatever it takes.

4 – “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Money is not the goal of life. Figure out what’s your own personal form of treasure.

5 – “Happiness only real when shared.” Into the Wild (2007)

Connection with others is very important. Being completely alone too long isn’t healthy for anyone.

6 – “I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bulls***. For those ten seconds or less, I’m free.” The Fast and the Furious (2001)

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Find your passion in life. Find the activity that keeps you grounded, an activity that takes your mind off of the stressors in life.

7 – “Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, ‘No, you move.'” Captain American: Civil War (2016)

Stand firm with what matters to you most, regardless of what everyone else says.

8 – “Remember, kid – there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legend never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” The Sandlot (1993)

Pursue things that give you excitement and trust your gut. If you feel enjoyment, it’s probably not a fluke. Keep doing it.


9 – “It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Dreams are important, but we should never put our lives and happiness on hold while making dreams happen.

10 – “Never tell me the odds.” Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Just go for it – don’t think about statistics, probability, chances, etc. Do what feels right.

11 – “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Holding onto hate in the heart only hurts, lingers, and festers throughout life. Let go of hate, to prevent suffering.

12 – “For certain, you have to be lost to find the place that can’t be found.” Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Odd logic, but we do tend to find people or opportunities when we are not looking for them.


Thank you for reading this post. Do you agree that these movie quotes make great life mottos? Have a great day. 🙂

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