75 Funny Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes don’t need to be all serious and deep! You can get inspired while getting a good laugh out of it. I have a collection of funny inspirational quotes that you’ll love, but first, let’s see how inspiration hits you!

The Science Behind Inspiration: How Does Inspiration Work?

Have you ever heard of the science behind inspiration?
Okay, you probably haven’t, so I’ll start from the very beginning. Inspiration happens thanks to a phenomenon in our brains called neuroplasticity. It’s a pretty broad term, but you can think of it as our brains’ ability to form connections to adapt to changes and different daily functions.
So, when you connect two ideas in your head, your brain is literally connecting them—or connecting pathways, but that’s not the point.
Up until the 1950s, scientists hadn’t discovered the neuroplasticity concept. Everyone thought the brain stops developing when you become an adult, but the newly-discovered concept defies that because your brain keeps forming new connections as you grow up.
The better your brain is stimulated for neuroplasticity, the more new ideas you can get. So, neuroplasticity directly affects inspiration.
Some of the best activities that improve neuroplasticity are meditation, exercising, and reading.

How Do I Get Inspired?

The small magical town of Marceline inspired Walt Disny to deliver us phenomenal animated movies. And, Micheal Jackson looked up to the Godfather of Soul to be able to give us such breathtaking performances.
That’s how these two legendary celebrities got their inspiration. How will you get yours?
While there aren’t specific steps that you should follow to get inspired, there is some advice that’ll help set you on the right road.

Do Something New

Going through new experiences will help you more than you think. Even if you do something as simple as trying a new restaurant, you’ll feel better because you’ll gain new insight, and you’ll see people outside of your usual circle.
In addition, going to new places may cause creative ideas to spark in your head. When you see the same things over and over again, your mind gets used to the scenery, and it never makes an effort to think of something new or go wild with imagination.

Take Mental Breaks

We all go through burnouts sometimes, and they’re mostly due to working for too long without taking breaks. If you feel like you’ve lost your inspiration and want to get it back, you should take a mental break.
To do so, you can reconnect with nature by hanging out in a garden or in a forest if there’s one near to where you live. Meditating in a natural environment surrounded by trees and birds can do wonders to inspire you. Not to mention, the serene aura will calm your soul and make you think more clearly. It’ll enable you to get new ideas, and that may be what you exactly need.

Read More

There’s no better activity than reading to stimulate your brain into thinking more creatively. It improves your cognitive functions and memory, thereby making your mind more active. Not to mention, reading different books can give you many creative ideas that’ll inspire you.
Have you ever heard about Nellie Bly? She went on a 25,000-mile trip around the world alone, and she finished it in 72 days. She was the first woman to do it in a decade where women were looked down to.
Do you know where she got her inspiration? From the book Around the World in Eight Days by Jules Verne. So, get starting on your books now if you want to get inspiration!

Hang Out With Different People

People will inspire you more than you know. When you listen to different life stories, you get inspired to do something with your own life. Not to mention, new perspectives can greatly affect the way you think.
Hanging out with friends is enjoyable and gives you a mental break from life’s everyday problems. However, it may be your key to get your inspiration.

The 75 Funny Inspirational Quotes You Need in Your Life

  • “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin
  • “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Mark Twain
  • “It took me years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” Robert Benchley
  • “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” Charles Schulz
  • “A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” Don Marquis
  • “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” Erma Bombeck
  • “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.” Terry Pratchett
  • "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." Elbert Hubbard
  • “I cannot afford to waste my time making money.” Louis Agassiz
  • “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” Robert Frost
  • “Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.” Dick Van Dyke
  • “Life is like a sewer—what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” Tom Lehrer
  • “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright
  • “Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.” Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar
  • “A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.” Mark Twain
  • “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” Bryan White
  • “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” Oscar Wilde
  • “Bad decisions make good stories.” Ellis Vidler
  • "I have to be successful because I like expensive things." Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  • “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” Winnie the Pooh
  • “When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.’
  • “My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” Dave Barry
  • “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” Kyle Chandler
  • “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • "Aspire to inspire before we expire." Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  • “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” Cathy Guisewite
  • “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.” Oscar Wilde
  • “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget tossing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire
  • “When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best; that is inspiration.” Robert Bresson
  • “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”
  • “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” Isaac Asimov
  • “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” Mark Twain
  • “I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me; they’re cramming for their final exam.” George Carlin
  • “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” Sam Levenson
  • “It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” Frank Zappa
  • “If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough.” Phyllis Diller
  • “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” Joe Girard
  • “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished—If you’re alive, it isn’t.” Richard Bach
  • “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” Reba McEntire
  • “The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” Bill Watterson
  • “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein
  • “I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and get to them later.” Mitch Hedberg
  • “If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.” Billy Wilder
  • “If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” Steven Wright
  • “See the world like a big wardrobe. Everybody has his own costume. There is only one that fits you perfectly.” George Harris
  • "Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way." Charles Bukowski
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
  • “To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” Steven Wright
  • "It’s okay to look at the past and the future. Just don’t stare." Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  • “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London
  • “Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.” Jeffree Star
  • “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” Andy Rooney
  • "Hating people is like burning down your own home to get rid of a rat." Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • “Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.” Charles J. Sykes
  • “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” Marilyn Monroe
  • "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison
  • “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
  • “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Robin Williams
  • “A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.” Lucille Ball
  • “I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” Groucho Marx
  • "You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please ignore this notice." Sam Levenson
  • “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” William James
  • "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito." Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  • "We made mistakes because life doesn’t come with instructions." Lisa Lieberman-Wang
  • “I know worrying works, because none of the stuff I worried about ever happened.” Will Rogers
  • “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin
  • “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” Amy Poehler
  • “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” George Burns
  • “ Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” Gertrude Stein
  • “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein
  • “Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost.” Ellen DeGeneres
  • "Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up." Ann Bradford

Inspired? Check

I bet you didn’t only get inspired, but you got a laugh out of it as well!
Inspiration is your key to having new adventures and creating new ideas. To stimulate inspiration, you need your brain to be more ‘plastic.’ And to do that, you need to exercise, meditate, and read a lot!