Top Ten Career Quotes from Hollywood Movies That Inspire

In the world of work, we all have our good days and our bad days. On those days when we feel like we are just ‘hanging in there’, it seems as though inspiration is miles away. The secret is, inspiration is never miles away, it is always right there. All we need to do is to push ourselves to reach out, and what could be a more fun source than movies? So, here are our top ten career quotes (or the “Eureka Moments” as we call them) from some great Hollywood movies. In case you’ve missed watching these, follow the IMDB links we’ve put in, to get an idea about why you should tick each one of these off your ‘must-watch’ checklist of Hollywood Movies.

Career Quotes #1: That’s right, keep going and never stop –

“Don’t ever let someone tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?”

– The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Career Quotes #2: The sooner the better, indeed –

“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work. The sooner the better.”

– Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Career Quotes #3: When you are self-motivated you will never run out of gas –

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

 The Imitation Game (2014)

Career Quotes #4: There is always hope –

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. 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(2014)

Career Quotes #5: You will never know unless you try –

“Most people live life on the path we set for them. Too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along and knock down all the obstacles we put in your way. People who realize free will is a gift that you’ll never know how to use until you fight for it.”  

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Career Quotes #6: Perhaps we’ve forgotten we are still pioneers –

“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

– Interstellar (2014)

Career Quotes #7: It is all in the little things –

“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.”

  The Hobbit (2012)

Career Quotes #8: Say Nay to the Naysayers!

“Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!”

– The Aviator(2004)

Career Quotes #9: Be passionate about ideas –

“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed–fully understood–that sticks.”

  Inception (2010)

Career Quotes #10: One step at a time –

“There are many points in life when we cannot see what awaits us around the corner, and it is precisely at such times, when our path forward is unclear, that we must bravely keep our nerve, resolutely putting one foot before the other as we march blindly into the dark.”

– The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)

Mostly, inspiration finds us. Sometimes though, we need to find it. And we hope if today was one of those days for you, this post came in handy. Let us know which of these is your favorite and if we’ve missed out on some amazing flicks. Go ahead, seize the day!

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