85 Spring Quotes to Make Your Soul Bloom

Spring Quotes

After the cold and dark days of winter, the spring season brings new life and fresh hope to the world. These spring quotes will do the same for you.

After thawing snow and blooming flowers, spring means we’re finally able to enjoy time outside again.

Though spring might not look quite as idealized as this where you are, it is a welcome period of rebirth and inspiration all the same.

So here are the best spring quotes to inspire you to make the most of this season of rebirth and rejuvenation.

Top 10 Spring Quotes

Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.

John Muir

Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

Algernon Charles Swinburne
Jessica Harrelson quote "Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is"
“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.

Ellis Peters

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

Pablo Neruda

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

English Proverb

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’

Robin Williams
Marty Rubin quote "The deep roots never doubt spring will come"
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin

Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.

Doug Larson

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

William Shakespeare

Quotes about Spring

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

Margaret Atwood

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.

Bishop Reginald Heber

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

Anonymous

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.

Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Mark Twain
Christina Rossetti spring quote "Spring is when life’s alive in everything.
“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” – Christina Rossetti

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.

Virgil

‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’…’It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…’

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion and kisses whizzing by your head.

Emma Racine Defleur

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

Luther Burbank

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.

Gustav Mahler

When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

Ernest Hemingway

If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.

Victor Hugo

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens
Susan Bissonette quote An optimist is the human personification of spring"
“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette

That is one good thing about this world… there are always sure to be more springs.

L. M. Montgomery

Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.

Vladimir Nabokov

Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.

Anita Krizzan

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

Mark Twain

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.

W. Earl Hall

What a strange thing to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.

Kobayashi Issa

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.

Charles Dickens

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.

Ruth Stout
Lilly Pulitzer quote "Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring"
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer

If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.

Audra Foveo

The earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.

Gertrude Wister

I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.

Dodie Smith

We can’t possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name’s become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.

Truman Capote

Because the birdsong might be pretty, But it’s not for you they sing, And if you think my winter is too cold, You don’t deserve my spring.

Erin Hanson
"Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light"
“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke

A kind word is like a spring day.

Russian Proverb

I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.

Virginia Woolf

It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.

John Galsworthy

Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?

Neltje Blanchan

Or maybe spring is the season of love and fall the season of mad lust. Spring for flirting but fall for the untamed delicious wild thing.

Elizabeth Cohen

Always it’s Spring and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves.

E. E. Cummings

When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

William Wordsworth

Spring is the fountain of love for thirsty winter.

Munia Khan

Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.

Edgar Guest
Tolstoy spring quote "Spring is the time of plans and projects"
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.

Virgil A. Kraft

My favorite weather is bird chirping weather.

Terri Guillemets

The Coming of Spring

The first real day of spring is like the first time a boy holds your hand. A flood of skin-tingling warmth consumes you, and everything shines with a fresh, colorful glow, making you forget that anything as cold and harsh as winter ever existed.

Richelle E. Goodrich

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.

Roger Hornsby

The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

Harriet Ann Jacobs

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.

Sitting Bull

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.

Gary Zukav

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

Henry Van Dyke

The sun was warm but the wind was chill / You know how it is with an April day.

Robert Frost
"With the coming of spring I am calm again"
“With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” – Gustav Mahler

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.

Christopher Morley

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

Robert H. Schuller

The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!

Jen Selinsky

But only a person in the depths of despair neglected to look beyond winter to the spring that inevitably followed, bringing back color and life and hope.

Mary Balogh

It is spring again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Come with me into the woods. Where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.

Mary Oliver

I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.

David Hockney

You make me feel so young, you make me feel so Spring has sprung.

Frank Sinatra, You Make Me Feel So Young

Rebirth and Renewal

"The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing"
“The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” – S. Brown

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

George Santayana

I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.

Steve Southerland

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

Yoko Ono

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

Bernard Williams

I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?

Edward Giobbi

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

Rainer Maria Rilke

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.

Millard Kaufman

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.

Sheryl Crow

Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.

Charlotte Brontë
"A flower blossoms for its own joy"
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” – Oscar Wilde

From the end spring new beginnings.

Pliny The Elder

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.

Lewis Grizzard

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Audrey Hepburn

It’s spring again. I can hear the birds sing again. See the flowers start to bud. See young people fall in love.

Lou Rawls, Spring Again

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.

Jim Carrey

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.

Josiyah Martin

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.

Pablo Neruda
"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed these spring quotes and thoughts on the joys of springtime.

Writers, poets, painters and other creative minds have been fascinated by the springtime for centuries. In fact, some of the most famous lines of poetry and literature are about this time of year.

Whenever the change in seasons happens where you are, and whatever it looks like, go make the most of the new season and even enjoy a new Spring book this year.

90 Winter Quotes

Winter Quotes to Warm Your Heart

Winter is the most magical of seasons. These winter quotes will help you enjoy The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Winter is the perfect time for curling up beside the fire with a good book, spending quality time with the ones we love, and getting caught up in the magic of Christmas and the promise of a New Year to come.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you enjoy getting lost in these beautiful winter quotes.

Top 10 Winter Quotes

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.

Paul Theroux

You can’t get too much winter in the winter.

Robert Frost
Tim Allen quote "Winter forms our character and brings out our best"
“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

William Blake

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.

Andrew Wyeth

If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.

Murray Pura

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.

Deborah Kerr
Sinclair Lewis quote "Winter is not a season it’s an occupation"
“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.

John Boswell

Quotes about Winter

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

John Steinbeck

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.

William Shakespeare

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.

Taylor Swift

I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.

T.S. Eliot

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus
Pietro Aretino quote "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius"
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.

Anton Chekov

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.

John Burroughs

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.

Richard Adams

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.

Patricia Briggs

Winter is coming.

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.

Alex Guarnaschelli

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.

Victor Hugo

Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.

Terri Guillemets

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Elizabeth Bowen
Anamika Mishra quote "Winter is not a season it’s a celebration"
“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.

Jack Kerouac

The problem with winter sports is that–follow me closely here–they generally take place in winter.

Dave Barry

That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.

Ali Smith

Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows, but without that noise.

Jack Handley

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.

Garry Zukhav

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.

Hal Borland

Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.’

Henry David Thoreau

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.

W. J. Vogel
"To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory"
“To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.” – Marty Rubin

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The fire is winter’s fruit.

Arabian Proverb

Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.

Thomas de Quincey

The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.

Bob Seger

When I was young, I loved summer and hated winter. When I got older I loved winter and hated summer. Now that I’m even older, and wiser, I hate both summer and winter.

Jarod Kintz

I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.

John Geddes

In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.

Ben Aaronovitch

I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.

Mark Twain
Japanese Proverb "One kind word can warm three winter months"
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.

Italian Proverb

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.

Terri Guillemets

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow.

Andy Williams, It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’

Robert Byrne

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.

Henry Rollins

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.

Sydney J. Harris

I was just thinking, if it really is religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheist in the wintertime.

Will Rogers
Shakespeare quote "Now is the winter of our discontent"
“Now is the winter of our discontent.” – William Shakespeare, Richard III

Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.

Gustave Flaubert, November

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

Yoko Ono

Quotes about Snow

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.

Sara Raasch

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

George R.R. Martin

There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.

Korean Proverb

There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.

Carol Rifka Brunt

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.

Aristotle

Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.

Candace Bushnell

January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.

Sara Coleridge
Roger Ebert quote "The very fact of snow is such an amazement"
“The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

Markus Zuzak

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.

Andy Goldsworthy

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!

Unknown

The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.

Lama Willa

Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.

Novala Takemoto

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.

Kahlil Gibran

Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a mining town, but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.

John Burnside

Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.

Nancy Hatch Woodward
Marty Rubin winter quote "Snow is the truth only when it’s snowing"
“Snow is the truth only when it’s snowing.” – Marty Rubin

I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.

Rachel Cohn

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different.

J.B. Priestley

Nothing burns like the cold.

George R.R. Martin

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder.

Susan Orlean

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow.

Edmund Hillary

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.

Unknown

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

Carl Reiner

Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.

Sarah Addison Allen

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Antoinette van Kleef quote "When snow falls nature listens"
“When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette van Kleef

We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.

Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream.

E.B. White

Conclusion

We hope you loved these amazing winter quotes and feel ready for that first cold snap to usher in the season.

The temperature drops, the days get shorter, and frost and snow cover the ground. The season brings with it an abundance of amazing scents and smells, from baking gingerbread to mulled wine, pine trees and woodsmoke.

There’s really nothing quite like the first snowfall of the year, blanketing the ground with white and inviting children everywhere outside to build snowmen and have snowball fights. So enjoy the season and appreciate the beauty of winter while you can!

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Looking for some Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes to pump you up? We’ve got you covered.

From champion body-builder to movie star and political figure, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a truly inspiring figure. His story shows how hard work, dedication, and belief in yourself will propel you to reach your goals and live life to the fullest.

These Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes show the passion and determination he used to achieve greatness and live the American Dream.

Inspiring Schwarzenegger Quotes

The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.

Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.

Arnold Schwarzenegger quote "If my life was a movie no one would believe it"
“If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.

Well, you know, I’m the forever optimist.

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?

"Start wide expand further and never look back"
“Start wide, expand further, and never look back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.

Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.

You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.

If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.

As you know, I’m an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.

You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.

"Dreams are for the dreamers. Goals are for achievers"
“Dreams are for the dreamers. Goals are for achievers.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I went from being the Terminator to being the governator.

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.

The more knowledge you have, the more you’re free to rely on your instincts.

I love it when people say that something can’t be done. That’s when I really get motivated; I like to prove them wrong.

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

Have a vision, trust yourself, break some rules, ignore the naysayers, don’t be afraid to fail.

I’m a big believer in hard work, grinding it out, and not stopping until it’s done.

Schwarzenegger quote "None of my rules of success will work unless you do"
“None of my rules of success will work unless you do.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

My definition of living is to have excitement always; that’s the difference between living and existing.

To be successful, however, you must be brutal with yourself and focus on the flaws.

If you don’t have a goal, if you don’t have a vision, you’ll just drift around.  And you’re not going to be happy.

Work your a– off.  There is no magic pill.

What is not okay, is when you fail you stay down.  Whoever stays down is a loser.

I don’t like being comfortable.  Once you get used to it, it’s hard to give up.  I’d rather stay hungry.

I like the color red because it’s a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire.

In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.

"You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior"
“You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way. I hope it never will.

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.

Forget plan B. To test yourself and grow, you have to operate without a safety net.

I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.

Don’t go where it’s crowded. Go where it’s empty. Even though it’s harder to get there, that’s where you belong and where there’s less competition.

I will totally recall Gray Davis!

You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

On Training

Arnold quote "The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow"
“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

You must have a sincere and burning desire to achieve what you dream, dedicate yourself to making progress, and take control of your circumstances to change your body.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

I’m addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Schwarzenegger quote "There are no shortcuts - everything is reps, reps, reps"
“There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?

You have to build the ultimate physical machine, but also the ultimate mind.

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.

Top Movie Lines

I’ll Be Back.

Terminator

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Predator
Terminator quote "Hasta la vista, baby"
“Hasta la vista, baby.” – Terminator 2: Judgement Day

I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

You’ve been erased.

Eraser

Put that cookie down! Now!

Jingle All The Way

What killed the dinosaurs? The ICE AGE!

as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin

We hope you feel inspired by these great Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes.

Driven from an early age while growing up in Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger started lifting weights at 15 and won the title of Mr. Universe within five years. He is still an icon and ambassador for bodybuilding even in his 70’s.

A retirement from bodybuilding led to a career as one of the most successful and famous action movie starts ever, with hits like Conan the Barbarian, Terminator, Predator, Commando, and Total Recall. He even showed comedic skill in films like Twins and Kindergarten Cop (a KIM favorite), before becoming Governor of California in 2003.

Whether you want to be a bodybuilder, an actor, or even a governor, he proves you can do it all with hard work and dedication.