Positive affirmations from movies (31+)

Positive affirmations from movies

  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – The Emperor, Mulan
  • “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”              – Christopher Robin, Pooh’s Grand 
  • “Sometimes, the right path is not the easiest one.” – Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas
  • “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo
  • “Even miracles take a little time.” – Fairy Godmother, Cinderella
  • “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it … or learn from it.”           – Rafiki, The Lion King
  • “It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small.” – Elsa, Frozen
  • “Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” – Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The world is happier with you in it.
  • “You control your destiny, you don’t need magic to do it.” – Merida, “Brave” 
  • “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”  – Zeus, “Hercules”
  • “The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” – Piglet, “Winnie the Pooh: Sing a Song with Pooh Bear” 
  • “Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo, “Dumbo” 
  • “The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart.” – Ernesto, “Coco” 
  • “Just keep swimming.” – Dory, “Finding Nemo” 
  • “Always let your conscience be your guide.” – Jiminy Cricket, “Pinocchio” 
  • “The only way to get what you want in this world is hard work.” – Princess and the Frog
  • “It’s better to use your head than break your back.” – Swiss Family Robinson
  • “Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your whole life go by without ya.” – Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • “Reach for the sky!” – Toy Story
  • “To live would be a big adventure!” – Peter Pan
  • “Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo
  • “There’s the whole world at your feet.” – Mary Poppins
  • “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…” – Finding Nemo
  • “Giving up is for rookies.” – Hercules
  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – Mulan
  • “You’ll be surprised what you can live through.” – Aladdin
  • “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either learn from it or run from it.” – Lion King
  • “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never see what lies ahead.” – Ratatouille
  • “I never look back, dahling! It distracts me from the now.” – The Incredibles
  • “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” – Alice in Wonderland
  • “You gotta earn your mark by doing something big for something bigger than yourself.” – The Good Dinosaur
  • “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” – Pocahontas
  • “Change is good.” – Lion King
  • “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” – Ratatouille
  • “The moment you doubt you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – Peter Pan
  • “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Tangled
  • “Hakuna Matata.” – Lion King
  • “I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer: Have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella
  • “You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring.” – Beauty and the Beast
  • 8“If you’re scared, just be scarier than whatever’s scaring you.” – Bambi
  • “You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: All the best people are.” Alice in Wonderland
  • “Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?” – Pocahontas
  • “If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk.” – Alice in Wonderland
  • “Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities. Forget about your worry and your strife.” – The Jungle Book
  • “Always let your conscience be your guide.” – Pinocchio
  • “Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.” – Aladdin
  • “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” – Bambi
  • “Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ even if you’re feeling grumpy.” – Snow White
  • “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Winnie the Pooh
  • No retreat, no surrender. – 300
  • If it’s worth it, fight for it.- Braveheart
  • The power to shine is in every one of us.- Coach Carter
  • Carpe Diem — seize the day!-Dead Poet Society
  • Love conquers all.-Don Juan DeMarco
  • No excuses!- Freedom Writers
  • Love something more than yourself. -Good Will Hunting
  • Find the things that take your breath away. – Hitch
  • Find the beauty in all things.- Into the Wild
  • Step up to the plate and write your story forward.- Lord of the Rings
  • Do you make people feel rare, pure, and extraordinary?- Marley and Me
  • Be relentless.- Million Dollar Baby
  • Be YOUR best, despite the odds.-Mulan
  • Love what you do. – Peaceful Warrior
  • Go the distance!- Rocky
  • Keep bouncing back, keep moving forward.- Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6)
  • Want it and work for it.- Stand and Deliver
  • Find the joy and make it contagious. -The Bucket List
  • Just do it.- The Empire Strikes Back
  • Stick together, win together. -The Mighty Ducks
  • Awaken your soul and reach for more.- The Notebook
  • Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do something.- The Pursuit of Happyness
  • It’s the moments that matter.- Vision Quest
  • Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.- Pocahontas
  • Do or Do not. There is no try.- Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  •  Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.-Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.- Ratatouille
  • To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.-The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • You want to get out of the hole? First you’re going to have to put down the shovel.-Incredibles 2
  • You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.- Good Will Hunting
  • The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.- Dumbo
  • You’ve got this. Most of the time, the challenges you face are those you were already built to handle.- Gladiator
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  •  It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. -Dead Poets Society
  • Nobody’s perfect.-Some Like It Hot
  • Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.-Finding Nemo
  • How many times do I have to teach you: just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.- Black Panther
  • Hope is not a strategy.-Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • When you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective … It allows you to see things you should have seen a long time ago.- First Man
  • Everything is possible, even the impossible. – Mary Poppins Returns
  • It’s what you do right now that makes a difference. – Black Hawk Down
  • Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • It’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  •  A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have. -Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Let’s just allow ourselves to be whatever it is we are.-Garden State
  • There’s just no telling how far I’ll go. – Moana
  • You know how everyone’s always saying, ‘Seize the moment’? I don’t know, I’m kinda thinkin’ it’s the other way. Like the moment seizes us.-Boyhood
  • The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.  -Lost in Translation
  • You control your destiny – you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.- Brave
  • Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.-The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Today is a good day to try. -The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • There should be no boundaries to human endeavour. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.- The Theory of Everything (and Stephen Hawking IRL)

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