170 Pick-Me-Up Quotes to Help You Get Through the Day

You won’t want to miss out on some of our best pick-me-up quotes to brighten your day and improve your mood!

It takes effort to stay positive in this world full of negativity, but it is worthwhile.

As human beings, we are bound to suffer unreasonable trials in life that make us crumble and lose hope.

However, when we get through these problems, the feeling is priceless.

Quotes have a way of lifting our spirits when we need them the most, so why not share them with people who are battling to keep their heads above water?

Allow us to turn your bad day moments into positive ones with the help of these pick-me-up quotes that we’ve collected just for you. 

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And don’t forget to check out these quotes that hit hard and keep your head up quotes.

Best Pick-Me-up Quotes

1. “Every second is a chance to turn your life around.” – Anonymous 

2. “You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.” – Anonymous 

3. “Good day or bad day—the choice is yours.” – Anonymous 

4. “Friends are those who will pick you up when no one else has even noticed that you have fallen.” – Anonymous 

5. “When one door closes, another one opens.” – Alexander Graham Bell 

6. “You pick me up, and brush me off, and tell me I’m okay. Sometimes, that’s just what we need to get us through the day.” – Sarah McLachlan 

7. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

8. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

9. “Nothing is permanent in this world—not even your troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin 

10. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” – Joyce Meyer 

11. “Thank God someone threw me away so you could pick me up and love me.” – Anonymous

12. “There’s still time to change the road you’re on.” – Led Zeppelin

13. “Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.” –​ Ralph Marston 

14. “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer 

15. “A negative thinker sees difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty.” – Zig Ziglar

Famous Pick-Me-up Quotes

16. “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.” – Anonymous

17. “Everybody has bad days. It is how you choose to bounce back that matters.” – Anonymous

18. “Stay positive. Good things will happen.” – Anonymous

19. “Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life.” – Anonymous

20. “Let go of negativity, focus on the good.” – Anonymous

21. “There is no such thing as a bad day, just bad moments that you choose to take with you all day long.” – Anonymous

22. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” – Eckhart Tolle

23. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

24. “There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

25. “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” – Babe Ruth

26. “Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.” – Anonymous

27. “Sometimes all it takes is one smile from the right person to turn a day around.” – Susan Gale

28. “The greatest weapon against stress is your ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

29. “Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall.” – Anonymous

30. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

Inspirational Pick-Me-up Quotes

31. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

32. “God picks you up. You don’t pick yourself up. You’re the one who knocked you down or even if somebody else knocked you down, your willingness to believe that what they said had value, was your conspiring with them, with their effort to knock you down—I’ve never been able to get myself up and I’ve noticed that every time I ask God to pick me up—he does.” – Marianne Williamson

33. “Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.” – Anonymous

34. “Without bad days, how would you be able to know what a good day is like? So be grateful about your bad day, it means that a good day is just around the corner.” – Anonymous

35. “I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” – Sylvester Stallone

36. “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga

37. “I believe that tomorrow is another day, and every day is a fresh start.” – Audrey Hepburn

38. “If you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Carol Bartz

39. “Don’t forget that you are human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed.” – Anonymous

40. “The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.” – Deepak Chopra

41. “Who is the most awesome person today?” – Anonymous

42. “A year from now you’ll wish you started today.” – Anonymous

43. “To succeed, we must believe that we can.” – Michael Korda

44. “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” – Anonymous

45. “The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.” – Anonymous

Motivational Pick-Me-up Quotes to Keep You Going

46. “Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe that you deserve it, and believe it’s possible for you.” – Jack Canfield

47. “Just keep swimming.” – Dory

48. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

49. “I release my negative thoughts, to create space for positive thinking and optimism.” – Anonymous

50. “You don’t need a new sunrise to start over, you only need a new mindset.” – Anonymous

51. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

52. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

53. “I said I could and I would. And I did.” – Nellie Bly

54. “Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can’t stand, speak for those who can’t speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark.” – Julie Andrews

55. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Stowe

56. “Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever-present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.” – Eileen Caddy

57. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

58. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

59. “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

Great Pick-Me-up Quotes to Help You Stay Positive in Life

60. “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” – Sukhraj Dhillon​

61. “People get disturbed not so much by events, but by the view which they take of them.” – Epictetus

62. “The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.” – Demi Lovato

63. “The most effective way to achieve the right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.” – Allen J. Boone 

64. “If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.” – Jack Sparrow

65. “Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.” – Anonymous

66. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Anonymous

67. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

68. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

69. “A positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchill

70. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

71. “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Anonymous

72. “What consumes your mind, controls your life.” – Anonymous

73. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

74. “Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Pick-Me-up Quotes That’ll Give You Reasons to Be Thankful

75. “Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” – Anonymous

76. “Every day may not be good—but there’s something good in every day.” – Anonymous

77. “How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anonymous

78. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

79. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong

Pick-Me-up Quotes on Self-Worth and Growth 

80. “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.” – Plato

81. “Being yourself is the most important element for me, because, if you’re trying to be something you’re not, the audience will pick up on that.” – Will Champlin

82. “I had my jaw broken, and so my chin stuck way out. That’s how I became tough—I learned to pick up anything and fight back.” – Roger Daltrey

83. ” Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

Pick-Me-up Quotes on Happiness

84. “Life is better when you’re laughing.” – Anonymous

85. “Belafonte sent his people to pick me up and I went back and shook his hand, then went back to my little flat. I was very happy to have met a president of the United States—little me!” – Miriam Makeba

86. “But Kiss inspired me personally to pick up a guitar and go for it.” – Anonymous

87. “Money may not buy happiness, but it’s better to cry in a Lamborghini.” – Anonymous

Insightful Pick-Me-up Quotes on Dreams and Success

88. “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

89. “Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.” – Bruce Springsteen

90. “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.” – Og Mandino

91. “A burning passion coupled with absolute detachment is the key to all success.” – Mahatma Gandhi

92. “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Tony Robbins

93. “Real success is making art your whole life.” – Kay WalkingStick

94. “Luck plays no role in art world success. It’s your own responsibility to create your success, which is a result of making thousands of constant decisions-focused, professional tenacity—day after day of keeping commitments to yourself and to those you make promises to. If you fail, it’s all your fault. If you succeed, you deserve all the credit.” – Mark Kostabi

95. “The road to success is not a path you find, but a trail you blaze.” – Robert Breault

96. “As for myself, I met with as much success as I ever could have wanted. In other words, I was enthusiastically run-down by every critic of the period.” – Claude Monet

97. “A curve ball is not something you can pick up overnight. It took me years to perfect mine.” – Bob Gibson

98. “Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.” – William J. H. Boetcker

Dreamy Pick-Me-up Quotes About Love

99. “I love my parents in the way most children would; for having been there at every point in my youth and childhood, ready to pick me up when I fell and support me when I stumbled.” – Michael Gove

100. “And then you meet one person and your life changes forever.” – Anonymous

101. “When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Anonymous

102. “Oh, good grief! I’ve never had a man pick me up before and not grunt like he’s dying. I’m in heaven. Marry me, Ash, please! I would say yes, but I come with more baggage than even Samsonite can cover.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

103. “Having you in my life made everything better.” – Anonymous

104. “When we first met, I had no idea you would be so important to me.” – Anonymous

105. “Everytime, he breaks your heart. And every time, he expects me to pick up the pieces.” – Rainbow Rowell

Pick-Me-up Quotes on Friendship

106. “A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present, and encourages your future.” – Anonymous

107. “‘Pick me up,’ is the message of a person who keeps falling. Tomas kept picking her up, patiently.” – Milan Kundera

108. “When I’m on my own, I can be negative. I need my friends and family around to help pick me up if I’ve had a bad qualifying session. I think insecurity plagues a lot of sportspeople.” – Jenson Button

Funny Pick-Me-up Quotes That Will Make You Laugh

109. “Just remember that if you fall I will be there to pick you up. As soon as I finish laughing.” – Anonymous

110. “My grandmother used to embarrass me more, when she would pick me up from school wearing a big fuzzy hat. I didn’t like that.” – Adam Sandler

111. “‘Stressed’ spelled backward is ‘desserts.’” – Anonymous

112. “Keep calm and do the happy dance.” – Anonymous

113. “Would you let the aliens land, please? They might be here to pick me up.” – Bill Hicks

114. “Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is.” – Anonymous

115. “Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want.” – Anonymous

116. “I’m beginning to see Brooks Robinson in my sleep. If I dropped a paper plate, he’d pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first.” – Sparky Anderson

117. “A man has always wanted to lay me down but he never wanted to pick me up.” – Eartha Kitt

118. “Candy bar companies, through commercials, have tied their products to low-energy cues, transforming what was once a dessert into a pick me up for cubicle dwellers.” – Anonymous

Short Pick-Me-up Quotes

119. “You had me at hello.” – Anonymous

120. “Thoughts become things.” – Mike Dooley

121. “Let your light shine.” – Anonymous

122. “You make my heart smile.” – Anonymous

123. “You are special.” – Anonymous

124. “You are important.” – Anonymous

125. “You light up my life.” – Anonymous

126. “Who’s awesome? You’re awesome!” – Anonymous

127. “Smile, life is beautiful.” – Anonymous

128. “Don’t worry, you’ll make it.” – Anonymous

129. “You are amazing!” – Anonymous

130. “There is always hope.” – Anonymous

131. “Good things are going to happen.” – Anonymous

132. “It’ll all get better in time.” – Anonymous

133. “Get your happy on!” – Anonymous

Pick-Me-up Quotes That Will Give You Perspective on Hatred

134. “Like most women, I hate when a guy tries to pick me up by saying, ‘You are the hottest girl I’ve ever seen.’ It’s totally unrealistic. There are beautiful women everywhere.” – Karen McDougal

135. “Life is too short to walk around angry so be happy and sing it out loud.” – Anonymous

136. “And a pamphlet called pick me up. There is no genuine hatred against Herr Hitler.” – Winston Churchill

137. “For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Interesting Pick-Me-up Quotes on Animals

138. “I have dogs, and it’s no secret that I find reptiles interesting, but the thing about reptiles is that they really just wanna be left alone, and I understand them. It’s, ‘Don’t pick me up, stop holding me, don’t look at me, just leave me alone.’ I have to admit, sometimes I feel like that.” – Nicolas Cage

139. “Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally.” – Anonymous

140. “What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.” – Anonymous

141. “I was three years old. I was messing with my grandparents’ dog in Las Vegas, and he decided to pick me up by my head and run around the backyard with me.” – Brian Austin Green

Pick-Me-up Quotes to Ponder On

142. “Mother would come and pick me up at work and take me wherever I could get a job. Mother didn’t trust anybody with me. Usually, we’d get home at three in the morning.” – Patsy Cline

143. “Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up.” – Nina Garcia

144. “If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.” – Bob Proctor

145. “I grew up in the fifties, and the majority of people in my class had fathers living at home. I was very aware that I was in the minority. I had a foreign name, and my daddy didn’t come and pick me up from school. I felt like an outsider, which probably helped me as an actress.” – Cherie Lunghi

146. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Khalil Gibran

147. “There were 31 teams that didn’t think I was as good as the guys taken off the board. That’s no disrespect to the talented players that they are, but I’m confident in my abilities and every time I go out there I want people to wonder why I wasn’t on their board and why they didn’t try to pick me up.” – Justin Cole

148. “As you tumble to the ground, pick me up on your way down.” – Charlie Walker

149. “I don’t have a no-trade clause. I figure someone is going to pick me up.” – Bobby Bonilla

150. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

151. “If the police ever try to pick me up, Michael Jackson told me I can hide out at his house.” – Gilbert Gottfried

Pick-Me-up Quotes on Hitchhiking and Cars

152. “I love everything Jessica Simpson ever has on! Jessica can definitely come pick me up in her little Mercedes and take me shopping if she wants!” – Miley Cyrus

153. “A car to pick me up every day, a chair with my name on it, everybody being very polite—what can you do except sit back and watch it all, try to take it all in?” – Charles Dance

154. “I’m sitting, waiting to get on the freeway, and I’m waiting my ass off. I look over at the side of the road, and there’s a hitchhiker with a sign and it says, ‘{ick me up, and you can drive in the carpool lane.’ I got to tell you, he was kind of smelly, but he was a good conversationalist.” – Doug Benson

155. “You give me fever from miles around. I’ll pick you up in my car and we’ll paint the town.” – Michael Jackson

156. “Hitchhiking, intrinsically, is sexual and dangerous. At the same time I never really felt scared. I was scared that nobody would pick me up and that I’d be waiting by the side of the road for a week.” – John Waters

157. “I went out for a film where they wanted seven brothers and one sister, so I was there for half a day while they were waiting for ‘Archie’ to read for a boy. I’ve had drivers come to pick me up in England looking for a blond, blue-eyed Scottish boy.” – Archie Panjabi

158. “I never take anything for granted. I think it’s very cool to still get excited about things. I get as excited now as I ever did when I get a chauffeur-driven car pick me up and I stay in a fantastic hotel or get to fly in a private plane. I never want to get blasé.” – Victoria Beckham

159. “I love Mayberry! The people here are wonderful! When I’m at the grocery store people come up and hug me. Friends pick me up and take me for rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway and I always love that.” – Betty Lynn

160. “I haven’t gone home with anybody who tried to pick me up in a long time.” – Jorja Fox

161. “I hitchhiked, took trucks ‘n’ trains—anything that would pick me up. I stopped in Memphis for about six months and they found me and come got me. Stayed about a month an’ split again.” – John Lee Hooker

162. “I saw a picture of Elvis in blue lame, and thought that if I could recreate that suit and walk down the King’s Road in it, someone might pick me up and take me off on a crazy adventure.” – Malcolm Mclaren

Pick-Me-up Quotes About Reading

163. “Smart, sharp, and hilarious—Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect pick-me-up and never-put-me-down book.” – Jami Attenberg

164. “Try the Lamentations of Jeremiah. They always pick me up.” – Peter De Vries

165. “Perhaps I will read until I feel better.” – Anonymous

166. “Comics, for me, is being able to sing alone in the shower. I find it freeing. You just pick up a pen and get to it.” – Shia LaBeouf

Pick-Me-up Quotes on Music

167. “If you pick up a guitar and it says, ‘Take me, I’m yours,’ then that’s the one for you.” – Frank Zappa

168. “I love Queen. Not all of it. Some of it, I can’t get into. But, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ is a pretty hilarious song. It’s a good pick-me-up in the car.” – Charlie Day

169. “I really worked with icons in the music business, which really had a strong effect on me. It wasn’t just pick-up gigs.” – Anonymous

170. “When I was a kid growing up in Kentucky, on lucky summer nights, my cousin would pick me up in his Chevy Super Sport and drive me down along the Ohio River to Cincinnati to hear some rock and roll. Those were exciting times, and the bands would play late into the night, rocking soaked in sweat. When I hear the ‘Ready Stance,’ these memories come back to me and I remember that Cincinnati has produced so many wonderful musicians. The ‘Ready Stance’ is among that number. You will be hearing a lot about them in the future.” – Chris Frantz

What Are Your Ways to Overcome Life Challenges?

Negative events and hardships happen in life. Challenges are life’s way of making us strong. That is why we should keep our faith and don’t lose hope.

If you have a bad day today, that doesn’t mean that you still have it tomorrow. Keep moving forward until life gets tired of giving you hard times.

These quotes will brighten your day and even convert your negative experiences into good ones. So keep being a blessing to other people by sharing these wonderful quotes to lift their spirits!

Which pick-me-up quotes are your favorite? Can you think of someone who could benefit from these motivational quotes? Please, share them in the comments area below.

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Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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