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16 Motivational and Inspiring Quotes from Actors and Influential People

Sometimes when I find that my motivation is dwindling I read a few quotes from actors or other inspirational people who have found success and this helps replenish my motivation.  

When I am talking about success I'm not referring to expensive cars and big mansions.  No, I am talking about doing what you love to do and being surrounded by the people you most love.

When you set out to do something as risky as acting, you bump into more rejection and let downs than anywhere else.  That's why I collected a few quotes that remind me that I am pursuing this dream for a reason.  

It's ok to face rejection but it's not ok to give up because of it.  When I read these quotes I feel a fire light up inside of me.

No matter how many hurdles we have to jump over we have to remember why we are doing it and most importantly we have to remember we aren't the only ones facing a tough journey.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and cuddle up and ponder over these motivational quotes. 

Here are 16 of my favorite motivational and inspiring quotes that I have collected from around the internet.   I hope they motivate you to keep (or start) pursuing your dream.

Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees The Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” -Winston Churchill
“You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”- Unknown
“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” -Will Rogers
“Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”- Jennifer Aniston
“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris
“Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” —Denzel Washington
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." -Anonymous
“You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.”- C.S. Lewis
“What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.”- Don Zimmer
“Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”- Theodore Roosevelt
"I think there was something in me at a young age that was not worried about success, but was worried about becoming a better actor." -Paul Dano
"My desire to become an actor really early on was [that] I wanted to communicate something, to reflect something back to the audience. For me, that was what was powerful. I think that's what's more important than being in the center of the stage. To communicate something." -Matt Dillon
"Actors are not like dancers at the barre every day or singers practicing their scales. They're serious sometimes, and sometimes not. They drink a little and try and live the most they can. Which I think is right! You've go to get hurt. You've got to experience joy." -Mamie Gummer
"If you can see yourself doing anything else and being happy, by all means, go and do it. But if you cannot, if you cannot see yourself doing anything else, then you should go for it and not let anybody tell you no." - Kristin Chenoweth

Thanks for reading!

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nancy valdez

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