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Inspiring Quotes and life advice from cartoon characters

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

I am a big fan of cartoon shows. During my childhood, there weren’t many but we absolutely adored the few comic books we could get hold of.

But those days are nothing compared to the abundance we have now – as I found out when my son started watching TV as a toddler. I would invariably watch with him, also to keep an eye on what he was being exposed to. I still do – even though he’s away at college!

One of the shows we both adore even today is SpongeBob SquarePants. I love his indomitable spirit and his constant cheerfulness. I remember teasing my son, asking him if he was SpongeBob or Squidward? Why, when he was 10, he even wrote a little essay on his favorite TV show. So crazy about SpongeBob that I painted him on his school bag! Let me not even get started on the mugs, pencil holders, giant cutouts, etc.

Inspiring Quotes From favorite cartoon characters

Over the years, my love for cartoons has only increased, what with the fabulous shows and movies that have been a treat to see, usually with my son. We’ve seen most of them several times, and will probably continue to do so. Frozen, Rapunzel, Pinocchio, Ratatouille, Sesame Street, Pocahontas, The Lion King, The Incredibles, Kung Fu Panda, Winnie the Pooh, Rugrats… ah, too many to list here.

In the middle of life’s hectic schedule, joys and sorrows, inspiration comes to us from the sweetest sources. I am thankful for a childhood – both mine and my son’s – filled with wonderful fairy tales books and fun cartoon characters.

We love listening to the fantastic dialogs that accompany these shows – filled with humor and wisdom. And what better way to be inspired than through the words of these beloved characters we see and enjoy? They teach compassion, courage, friendship, love for one another, loyalty and optimism.

This set of quotes has been doing the rounds online, and I’ve found them wonderfully motivating. Most of them are short and powerful and speak volumes in encouragement.

So thrilled to share them with you today!

What a great reminder to breathe, love life, play and enjoy the little things!

And – have fun!

Inspiring quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters

The Flash
DC Universe
“Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose”

Olaf
Frozen
“Some people are worth melting for”

Merida
Brave
“Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it”

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
“I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

The Blue Fairy
Pinocchio        
“Always let your conscience be your guide”

Meowth
Pokemon
“We do have a lot in common, the same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same instead of always looking at what’s different… well, who knows?”

Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
“Friend something better than chocolate ice cream… maybe friend somebody you give up last cookie for”

Pocahontas
Pocahontas
“How high does a sycamore grow? If you cut it down, then you’ll never know”

The Emperor of China
Mulan      
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Sophie
Howl’s Moving Castle
“They say the best blaze burns the brightest, when the circumstances are at their worst”

Fa Zhou
Mulan
“My, what beautiful blossoms we have this year. But look, this one’s late. But I’ll bet that when it blooms, it will be the most beautiful of all”

Patrick Star
SpongeBob SquarePants
“Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems”

Iroh
Avatar: The Last Airbender
“In the darkest times. hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength”

Snow White
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“You ‘re never too old to be young”

Edna Mode
The Incredibles
“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now”

Jake
Adventure Time
“Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta at something”

Dory
Finding Nemo
“Just keep swimming”
Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Action Hank
Dexter’s Laboratory
“It’s not the beard on the outside that counts. It’s the beard on the INSIDE”

Stitch
Lilo & Stitch
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten”

Mewtwo
Pokémon
“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irelevant: it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are”

Chef G
Ratatouille
“You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul”

Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-lt Ralph
“There’s no one I’d rather be than me”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Alice
Alice in Wonderland
“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then”

Elsa
Frozen
“Let it go, let it go”

Zeus
Hercules
“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength but by the strength of his heart”

Jack Skellington
The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it”

Rafiki
The Lion King
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Elastigirl
The Incredibles
“Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it”

Gerald Johanssen
Hey Arnold!
“It’s real life. And in real life. you can’t always win”

Phineas
Phineas and Ferb
“The only thing that is impossible impossibility”

The Fairy Godmother
Cinderella
“Even miracles take a little time”

BMO
Adventure Time
“When bad things happen. I know you want to believe they are a joke. But sometimes lite is scary and dark. That is why we must find the light”

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
“The things that make me different are the things that make me”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Rapunzel
Tangled
“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it”

Master Splinter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
“There is not a monster more dangerous than a lack of compassion”

Tiana
Princess and the Frog
“Fairy tales can come true. You gotta make them happen, it all depends on you”

Quasimodo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Today is a good day to try”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
“To laugh at yourself is to love yourself”

Lois Foutley
As Told By Ginger
“Being in a relationship just for the sake of being in a relationship is plain crazy. You gotta let your heart lead the way”

Chuckie Finster
Rugrats
“A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do!”

Jack
Samurai Jack
“The shell of an oyster only hides the pearl inside”

Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Master Shifu
Kung Fu Panda
“Anything is possible when you have inner peace”

Raven
Teen Titans
“I don’t do fear”

Martian Manhunter
DC Universe
“The future is worth it. All the pain, all the tears. The future is worth the fight”

Eeyore
Winnie- the-Pooh
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference”

Inspiring Quotes and life advice from favorite cartoon characters Vidya Sury

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.”

Anna
Frozen
“Love is an open door”

Buzz Lightyear
Toy Story
“To infinity and beyond!”

Ellie
Up
“Adventure is out there”

Thanks to Kim Hart at AAA State of Play for the beautifully put together infographic

Inspiring Quotes From favorite cartoon characters

I would love to know:

Do you enjoy watching cartoon shows?

Who’s your favorite character?

Which is your favorite quote?

If they aren’t on this list, please do share them in the comments!

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13 Comments

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    SUNITA SRIRAM
    June 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I can still watch Tom and Jerry over and over again and laugh my guts out…the cartoons ooze with such great creativity that I often envy the creator like Herge..

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    Debbie D
    June 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Hi, Vidya; TV cartoon shows aren’t part of my viewing habits anymore (unless Rocky & Bullwinkle make a comeback) but I love the animated Disney movies! 🙂 Hubby and I will be going to see “The Secret Life of Pets” when it comes out in July. Cartoons are more educational than people might realize as you’ve illustrated so well with these inspirational quotes. My favourite, from Pokemon: “We do have a lot in common, the same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same instead of always looking at what’s different… well, who knows?” I was subjected to a lot of xenophobic bullshit as a young German child going to school in Canada so that one resonates the most. Have a great weekend!
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    Asha
    June 18, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I hope you didn’t miss watching Zootopia ! I just loved it. Great list Vidya !
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    Asha
    June 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I hope you didn’t miss Zootopia ! I loved it ! Great list there Vidya!
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    Cathy Graham
    June 19, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I LOOOOOOVVVVVVE comics and cartoons! Always have right from a childhood spent watching Saturday morning cartoons and trips to the theatre for the latest Disney cartoon. I still love them and wouldn’t have met my hubby if it weren’t for my passion for animation as we met at an animation studio where we were both working as opaquers painting cartoon cells. My boys loved cartoons growing up, too, and watched Sponge Bob like crazy til he drove me a bit crazy. He is awfully perky and good natured. Good thing there was Squidword for contrast. I have all kinds of Disney movies in VHS and DVD. Can’t bring myself to part with any of them even though we don’t watch them much. I would love to see the latest Pixar/Disney film Finding Dory. Looks very cute.
    Oh, and comic books, well, I could write tons on those, too, from romance ones to Archie and Jughead. I wasn’t big on the super heroes but my brother was.
    Aren’t you glad you asked? Hahah! A very enjoyable post and loved the cartoon quotes and Infographic.

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    Jane Allen
    June 19, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I love he lessons you brought out in this post. I found the lesson from the Lion King instructive:

    “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it”

    I sure have got a lot to learn from my past. There are so many lessons to grasp and implement to love ahead. No, I refuse to run from my past. Rather, I’d learn from it.
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    upasna
    June 20, 2016 at 11:49 am

    WOW Mam, This is a good collection- worth sharing with my growing Toddler.My favorite were Dexter and Powerpuff Girls. Love Pooh for the acceptance of his uniqueness.

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    Robert Bowley
    June 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    What a wonderfully fun and positive blog to read Vidya. I have loved watching some of these cartoons with my kids too. I think one of my favourite quotes is – The Emperor of China, Mulan “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all”.
    Rob

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    Shalini
    June 21, 2016 at 9:50 am

    The quote from Frozen is nice – Some people are worth melting for. Actually, yes!! 🙂
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    Mahevash
    June 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    These are such amazing quotes! Who said you can’t learn from cartoons and animated films? Although I don’t really watch cartoons anymore, I do watch animated films. My favourite quote is probably the one by Olaf! Some people truly are worth melting for!

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    Ellen bard
    June 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    What a sweet post Vidya! I don’t watch many cartoons but I thought this was really fun 🙂

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    Darla M Sands
    June 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    You painted the backpack? That’s amazing!

    Thank you for the extensive quote list. Your adoration really shines. I have not seen a fraction of these animated movies, believe it or not. It’s been at least 15 years since a friend and I had a Disney marathon away from our spouses. I’m sorry to say that my tastes for entertainment lean toward dark humor and sheer terror. ~grin~ What can I say?
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    Sandra Pawula
    June 22, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    These are marvelous, Vidya! Thank you so much! I’m sure I watched cartoons as a child, but honestly I don’t remember them. Since I don’t have children, I didn’t have the nudge to watch them as an adult and now I don’t have a T.V. Every once in awhile, we see an animated movie – they’re always fun and as you point out here, often wise too.

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