12 Great Quotes For Life

to help make the change you need

Great quotes about life offer tremendous inspiration to make the change you need.  Yet, all great quotes, famous quotes, or any other meaningful quote on life has the same downside. They all give you a sudden powerful rush of inspiration that regrettably never lasts. To really make the quote stick and mix with the fabric of your being, we have associated the quotes with some excellent documentaries penetrating deep into each quote’s meaning. Read these quotes and watch these documentaries to make the change you need really happen.

" To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves"

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Duende

Ever heard of the term Duende? It was the Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca who first opened up the discussion on Duende, back in 1933 when he gave a lecture entitled, ‘Play and Theory of the Duende’ in Buenos Aires. In Spanish culture, Duende is the act of summoning the spirit of life, of passion of authenticity in oneself while performing. The superb documentary Duende by Ramon Gieling explains how one can tap into this mystical energy and release one’s true nature from within.

" People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. "
Quotes for life by Joseph Campbell
Joseph Cambell
American Literature professor and mythologist

Joseph Campbell

Meaningful Quotes On Life

Quotes for life by Joseph Campbell

We are most open to change when we feel change is needed. This usually occurs when we feel stuck, smothered or unable to live out our full potential. It is a moment in people’s lives the famous mythologist, Joseph Campbell often referred to in his many books as “the call of adventure“.

As a professor of literature, Joseph Campbell dedicated his life to comparative mythology, examining the universal functions of myth in various human cultures.  His books and interviews about life’s challenges have inspired millions of people around the world.

The power of myth_sacrifice and bliss

Documentary Series

The Power of Myth

In this beloved 1988 PBS series, mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our lives. In each of six episodes –“The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and “Masks of Eternity” — Moyers and Campbell focus on a character or theme found in cultural and religious mythologies. Campbell argues that these timeless archetypes continue to have a powerful influence on the choices we make and the ways we live.

INspirational quotes to get you started

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
Quotes for life by stephen covey
Stephen Covey
American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker

overcoming apathy

Living your best life quotes

Children's Words Series
Children's Words, episode 1

The thing that stands between you and the fulfillment of your dreams is apathy. In positive psychology apathy is described as a result of the individuals feeling they do not possess the level of skill required to confront a challenge. In the refreshing documentary series Children’s Words, children are asked “Why do they live?”

The exact opposite of apathy is flow. Flow is a mental state,  also known colloquially as being in the zone, in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. The zone is accessible only for those who have overcome the fear of failing.

Children's Words, episode 4

Documentary

Kids From the Coal Land

This highly acclaimed documentary by the Belgian director Patric Jean, and winner of the prestigious IDFA award shows how difficult it is to overcome apathy once engulfed in it.

Life's short quotes; certainly too short to waste.

"Luck is the dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."
Inspirational Qoute Ray Kroc
Ray Kroc
American Businessman and the man behind McDonalds

How to Get Into the Zone

The “zone” is a state of supreme focus that helps people in general, but athletes in particular, to perform at their peak potential. It is when your mind fully connects with achieving a goal, such as hitting an ace, running the 100M’s for gold, or stealing a base. Attention is absorbed into the present (the here and now only). When you’re in the zone, your mind only processes the thoughts and images that help you execute your task successfully.

Entering the zone requires total commitment to your game plan and the process of succeeding. Many people have mental barriers that limit their ability to enter the zone, such as fear of failure, doubts, lack of trust, and overthinking. The documentary Sport, The Mental Issue helps people gain access to ‘the zone’

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Sport , The Mental Issue

This documentary addresses the link between sports and the power of the mind. Just like the body, the mind can be trained for someone to be successful. There is solid evidence in sports that the mental condition influences physical performance; concentration, discipline, and fear of failure are just a few examples. The director follows several top-level sport professionals as they seek mental support while preparing for the Olympics. It is their goal to get into the zone in order to peak at the right moment. 

Powerful Quotes By Athletes.

" Life is like a camera. Focus on what is important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot. "
Quotes for life by Ziad Abdelnour
Ziad Abdelnour
Lebanon-born American financier and influencer

overcoming fear

Quotes on happiness

Qoute on happiness by children
Children's Words, episode 5

In his book “The Art of Happiness” the 14th Dalai Lama argues that happiness is determined more by the state of one’s mind than by one’s external conditions, circumstances or events – at least once one’s basic survival needs are met. Yet most people try to achieve a state of happiness by bringing about circumstances that they believe will make them happy, love, sex, wealth, beauty, prestige etc.

In Why is there happiness and unhappiness, children give a refreshing look at the concept of happiness. In Fear the enemy of love, young gay men and women talk about discovering one’s sexual orientation and its announcement to the family circle. Shame, guilt and secrets are the primary obstacles to happiness.

Coming out - fear the enemy of love
Coming Out - Fear The Enemy Of Love

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We Will Be Happy One Day

In this feel-good documentary, set in the depressed and poverty-stricken Polish city of Lipiny, Daniel has decided to pursue his dream to become a filmmaker. But what to do? He lives with his aunt and is completely broke like everyone else in the neighborhood. We will be happy one day is an extraordinary character-driven documentary that shows how love, dedication, and determination are essential factors for self-realization

" If you are going through hell, keep going."
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