Fixing Dumb ‘Inspirational’ Quotes

Inspirational quotes are like pop music. Sometimes I discover a song that’s mind-blowing and I can’t get over not having found it sooner, but most are shallow and I can’t believe anyone relates. To me, most inspirational quotes are more ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ than ‘Shake It Off’.

Therefore, I decided to have another look at some of the inspirational quotes that make me cringe and edit them with my sense of realism. Uninspirational is the new inspirational, I guess. Please let me know if you liked this kind of post and I might do it more often!

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This was almost too easy.

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Speaking from experience.

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Nailed the font on this one.

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Sounds about right.

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#parenting

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I can’t even.

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I let my science nerd out.

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Obama vs Trump.

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Let’s be real, Oscar.

 

 

A final question for all fellow Trainwrecks: Do you enjoy inspirational quotes? What’s one that you love/hate? Which one would you like me to do over?

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55 thoughts on “Fixing Dumb ‘Inspirational’ Quotes

  1. widowcranky says:

    Lmao! I hate inspirational quotes… I find them so patronising and generic… at a push I can get on board with “don’t make me adult today” or “may your Monday be short and your coffee be strong” 😂

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  2. Quinn says:

    Haha today AND EVERY DAY I choose sleep.

    Let’s not forget ‘Live. Laugh. Love.’ and ‘Dance like nobody’s watching. Love like you’ve never been hurt.’ and ‘It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile’ and ‘Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.’ and ‘Y.O.L.O.’

    God there are so many and they’re all terrible.

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    • benleander says:

      Yes! I love that I was able to make you smile it seems ❤
      And you seem to share my kind of humor & opinion on inspirational quotes. Damn, you posted some 'good' ones. Might have to include them in a follow-up!

      Like

    • benleander says:

      True! There’s one that actually blew my mind. It’s an old Greek saying: ‘Today is life, tomorrow never comes’. So if a quote means something to someone, I get that. I just thought these were super-corny haha

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  3. Shevoneese says:

    Lmao!!! I love the realism. While inspirations are okay for some people I find it annoying and unrealistic. Where is the reality? You should definitely do more. The last one had me rolling on the floor.

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  4. floatinggold says:

    You knocked it out of the park with this one.
    The fact that you could make them switch from original to yours is pure magic to me. However, I found that the longer ones took me more than 1 try to read. Maybe just do two side by side? Original vs. yours?
    I hope you had fun with this.
    And yes, inspirational quotes annoy me greatly. Yes, there is an interesting one here and there, but the rest just makes me want to vomit.

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    • benleander says:

      Yeah, I had tons of fun with it and I’m considering making this a series whenever I have time. It’s a little work but it’s fun as well.
      I wanted to make them GIFs so people could copy and use them if they want to. Maybe I should make the long ones stay in one place for longer though.

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  5. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    ahahaha this is such a fun post! i would have never though of it! true that we always see the same quotes around. But at the same time, they don’t do harm

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  6. Aishwarya Shenolikar says:

    Oh my God, I just might’ve found the most amazing and let’s be honest practical post! You should definitely make a series out of ideas like these! I loved all, but my favourite has to be the last one and the sleep one!! 😀

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    • benleander says:

      I do hate most inspirational quotes as well, but I feel like there are some exceptions, e.g. ‘Today is life, tomorrow neves comes’ totally blew my mind when I read it. It’s very true in a way I haven’t considered before. What I hate is the nonsense quotes other people seem to think are deep and inspiring.

      However, people actually can inspire me in a way that I wanna do something because of another person. I don’t think the whole world is uninspiring per se but I get your perspective and appreciate it too 🙂

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