7 Reasons to Read Inspirational Quotes

I love reading inspiring quotes. We all do! For this very reason we see these bite-sized profound thoughts on various social media platforms.

As a kid, rather a teenager, while reading books and magazines, if something struck a chord with me, I would write it down in a notebook. And now that I have greys in my hair, my love for these inspiring words continue unabated.

Why do we love reading these quotes so much? Here are 7 reasons, why we do just that…

Reason #1 : To Gain Insights and Wisdom – In a few words, motivational quotes offer profound and meaningful insights that awaken and inspire us to see the world differently. They widen our perspective and expand the mind and the awareness.


Reason #2 : To Feel Energized and Encouraged – For me, these inspiring quotes give a dose of positivity and nudge me to get back on track when the going is rough.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

Reason #3 : To Get That Burst of Hope – Like a beacon of light, quotes offer hope that we need so very badly in tough and trying times.


Reason #4 : Act as Reminders – Quotes act as reminders and alarm clocks to the wisdom we have within us.


Reason #5 : Food for Soul – Repeatedly reading the inspiring words can become a part of our thoughts, and in no time our thoughts can translate into words, which can make us take action. The quotes give us a purpose and help us make who we are.


Reason #6 : To Bring Light and Happiness into Our Day – A motivational quote has the power to brighten our day. Often, these words stay with us and subtly make us think and bring about a change in our mood. It is amazing to see what a ‘right quote at the right time’ can do to our day.


Reason #7 : Become Our Life Mottos – Some quotes can really influence us and can help us to make an important change in our life. They can become the guiding lights of our life. For example, these words of John Lennon, ‘Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.’ is my life mantra and helps me to stay strong when faced with challenges of life.

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end

Do you love reading Inspiring Quotes? Do share your favorite quote that brightens your day or inspires you.

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Day 5


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    • Yes, isnt it amazing to read the very same sentiments or words that we have, are expressed so meaningfully and succinctly by someone else.

    • Well said. Quotes give that sudden burst of clarity and positivity which we need so badly. Yes, I believe in ‘Tough times dont last, tough people do’, too!

  1. I love reading inspirational quotes coz they work like positive supplements an energise me to move on with hope. I can relate well with what you have shared here. Thanks for it!

    • You are an amazing thinker and writer, would love to be inspired from your quotes, Sulekha. Do share them.
      Thanks, glad you liked this post!

  2. I agree Shilpa; the quotes simply blow your mind because you can connect with the meaning especially if you are going through something on those lines in your life.
    I turned to them while in a difficult patch in life and have never let go of them; every morning I go through a few to feel good about my life and what I am doing with it!
    My gratitude to the universe to guiding me to them as they are so so therapeutic; thats been my experience with them!!!
    This is a terrific topic for a post and am glad you wrote on it – its very well done!! Cheers

    • Thank you so much, Shalini for sharing your perspective. Like you, I have drawn a lot of strength and inspiration during some trying times from these quotes. Glad that this post resonates with you too 🙂

  3. I didn’t much believe in inspirational quotes but sometimes one has to be at the right point in life for a quote to make sense and at that point it can very well be life-altering. So yes, now I agree – one should read inspiring thoughts – one never does know what can make a difference.

    • I know what you mean. John Lennon’s quote was something that I read while going through a rough patch and believe it gave me so much of hope and strength. So yes, ‘right quote at the right time’ can make a big difference.

  4. Reason 5 is why I keep reading quotes. They inspire me so much that I slowly start taking some action. I haven’t written down anything. Maybe I should 🙂

    • It’s true that if something keeps reverberating in your head, you do act on it. Glad that it works for you too.
      Writing them down is a great idea, but now I am too lazy to write, so I just save images in my laptop. 😛

  5. Thanks to whatsapp I get to read atleast of dozen of inspiring quotes every morning 🙂 jokes apart, they indeed at times express the exact emotion that you are unable to express.. thanks for this post.

    • Oh yes, now-a-days, we see all these lovely messages on whatsapp, and even Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
      Our exact thoughts are expressed so brilliantly by someone else is the beauty of of these quotes. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Balaka.

  6. Loved them all – a powerful quote has the power to influence us and change the course of our otherwise dillusioned life by changing our thinking

  7. Oh I love reading inspirational quotes. For all the same reasons you mentioned above. I especially turn to them, when I am feeling low and need to change my mood.

  8. I love reading inspirational quotes. And, more often than not, I stumble upon one when I need it the most! Lucky me!
    Each quote you have shared here is so motivating, Shilpa! They all have the ability to turn around your thought process and change your perspective for the better!

    • Agree with you, Shilpa. When we read the right quote at the right time, it is truly an Aha! moment. Thank you, glad you liked this post, Shilpa.

  9. I believe there is quote for every situation in our life & if we are keen on looking for it, it will not only inspire us but will also help us get an insight on why we are stuck (if we are) and what can set us free.
    This understanding has helped me look for inspirational quotes every time I’m stuck and I don’t rest till I find just the quote that sets me free.
    Loved this post Shilpa 🙂

    • Oh yes, there are profound words of wisdom for every situation and they truly have the power to offer some great insights and hope too. I liked the idea of “finding the quote that sets me free”… Thanks for sharing ME and glad that you enjoyed reading this post!

  10. Oh Shilpa I love quotes and I remember as I child collecting quotes in a note book and keep reading it in my free time.. I have always enjoyed great sayings… and would even type it and put it on my cupboard, stick it on my note books. When I joined sahayam counseling centre, the first thing I did was to collect colourful posters with great quotes on Motivation, beliefs, positive thinking, Managing Time, and few Inspiring quotes on faith, hope etc. I pasted all around the waiting area in the office. I always felt that when the students are waiting for their turn, they will be reading to be inspired… and I am always complemented by my students for those reminders:) some of them even capture the quotes in their cell phones. It impacts positively, even when I am alone in the centre I keep looking at those quotes and reminding myself and feel motivated. Thanks for the lovely pics with quotes so nice to wind up my work reading this quotes at the end of the day. Thank you dear.

  11. WoW! The quotes are so inspiring and true when I look back at my troubles and struggled that almost consumed me four years back. They still help me a lot and am sure in the future in battling depression. I am in good space and slowly recovering. Half of my issues are over.

  12. Aren’t quotes the best, Shilpa? I just love them and many resonate with me or remind me not to let things get to me too much. I look at them all the time. I especially love ones by Helen Keller and Anais Nin. My favourite one by Anais Nin comes back to me again and again every time I play it safe and don’t take risks.

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

    At one point, I was making my own inspirational posters combining my photos with them. Haven’t done any lately. I should get back into doing them again. I do enjoy them.

    Great post! Thanks!