Top 170 Encouragement Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Encouragement Quotes from famous people such as Alan Alda, Holly Hunter, Joanne Whalley, Charlie Murphy, Wong Kar-wai, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragemen

Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
Alan Alda
I had such total, unequivocal, enthusiastic encouragement to be an actress. Looking back, I really find that to be a total mystery. Don’t ask me why. My father was just in love with the idea that I would be an actress.
Holly Hunter
I like the encouragement I get from doing new things. I like to feel scared or challenged in the hope that I can pull it off. That little bit of fear creates an energy that I can channel into the performance.
Joanne Whalley
Before I started doing standup, I knew that I had what it takes to develop an act. I went down to clubs with not many people there, and I just worked on it, man. A lot of my friends are comedians, so that part had a lot of encouragement, even though the shows were very caveman-like.
Charlie Murphy
Some actors like encouragement. Some actors prefer to have pressure. And sometimes, for some actors, its better to give your comment by silence, because they are so skillful, so gifted, that they understand without talking too much.
Wong Kar-wai
I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms.
Lisa Whelchel
There is a reactionary conservative side of classical music, which is not the most exciting side of it. The side that draws me in, there’s a real encouragement of risk-taking, going back to masters of that tradition like Beethoven and Bartok and Stravinsky.
Bryce Dessner
For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.
Sally Ride
In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks.
Malcolm Fraser
I blurb a lot of books by women, and I’m eager to provide encouragement and support for young women.
Jennifer Egan
Imams seldom condemn terror. And in their silence, in the void, acceptance – encouragement even – is assumed.
Katie Hopkins
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
Kevin Bacon
My father is a poet, my stepmother is a poet, and so I always had encouragement as a child to write.
Natasha Trethewey
Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me.
George Porter
I’m very happy, and I try to answer the encouragement I receive on social media through my efforts on the field, for everyone from the fans who buy a shirt to those who encourage us inside the stadium.
Antoine Griezmann
I really enjoy being with my fans. They offer great support and encouragement to me. I like signing autographs and posing for pictures.
Lexi Thompson
Indeed, the study of universities and the great men and women who have attended them leads me to think that the best of these schools are characterized not so much by what they teach and how they teach it but by the extent they provide opportunities and encouragement for students to teach themselves.
Paul Johnson
I have only got encouragement and lessons from my family, so I don’t associate negative things like pressure with them.
Ishaan Khatter
Our public education system does a great job. I don’t think it’s broken. We aren’t interested in doing reform for reform’s sake. I believe in public education; it did a great job for me. It deserves our support and encouragement.
Denise Juneau
If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.
John C. Maxwell
The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
John Updike
I’m just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don’t want him to feel too entitled.
Julian Casablancas
Sometimes you realize that the thing an actor is asking for isn’t exactly the thing they want. Maybe they’re asking for more dialogue, or maybe they want a deep intellectual exploration of their role. But probably what they really need is encouragement.
Karyn Kusama
When I had worked on my first book, I had readily shown bits and pieces to everyone – for encouragement, to force myself to write.
Karan Mahajan
Often we women are risk averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.
Jennifer Granholm
Awards give you confidence apart from official recognition. They act as a dose of encouragement, as they are judged by experts. But, at the same time, you can’t ignore the audience’s response that matters the most.
Atul Kulkarni
It’s almost an impossible task to sum up all the things my parents have taught me over the years. Whether it was how to tie my shoelaces or encouragement in whatever career choice I wanted to pursue, they have both always been there to support me.
Holly Branson
We live by encouragement and die without it – slowly, sadly and angrily.
Celeste Holm
For the kid in me that had a rockier edge and wanted to be Stevie Nicks, it’s been fulfilling that I’ve met Dave Navarro and Dave Grohl, these amazing artists that have given encouragement.
Tiffany Darwish
Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.
Anne M. Mulcahy
What encouragement the apostle holds out to us. O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions, and come to the truth in our own hearts.
Elias Hicks
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doin

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
Robert Martin
There aren’t too many principles of proper business conduct with which just about everybody will agree. Two come to mind: 1. Unless you’re a professional athlete, don’t offer co-workers encouragement by patting them on the butt, and 2. Don’t burn bridges.
Dale Dauten
Simple words of encouragement subsequently saved many of the Indianapolis’ sailors during their ordeal in the summer of 1945, and those men took the lesson to heart.
Doug Stanton
I recorded the song ‘Believers’ because I feel the song has a strong and much needed message. We all need encouragement and something to believe in.
Joe Nichols
A responsive audience is the best encouragement an actor can have.
Al Jolson
Each of you is a unique child of God. God knows you individually. He sends messages of encouragement, correction, and direction fitted to you and to your needs.
Henry B. Eyring
It’s the encouragement from fans that drove us and allowed BTS to become who we are.
In one’s relationship with dogs and with a newsroom, a generous amount of praise and encouragement goes much better than criticism.
Jill Abramson
My own experience is that there is no real effort in life that is not done better under encouragement and approval of our fellow men.
Charles M. Schwab
It’s amazing what a little encouragement can do.
Winnie Harlow
War is hugely profitable. It creates so much money because it’s so easy to spend money very fast. There are huge fortunes to be made. So there is always an encouragement to promote war and keep it going, to make sure that we identify people who are ‘others’ whom we can legitimately make war upon.
Roger Waters
The industry and my fans’ encouragement made me work on my own compositions more, and it is good to see my track ‘Yaad Mod Do,’ sung along with Millind Gaba, is liked by all.
Guru Randhawa
We can all remember a time when someone encouraged us and made a difference in our lives. It may be just a moment, but this encouragement could last a lifetime.
Megan Shull
I’m still going strong. I have been very blessed and still am. I love singing. Obviously, at my age, I don’t tour with as many dates throughout the year as I did in the past. But I do this to honor my father who was also a singer. I still miss him and his encouragement.
Johnny Mathis
You need so much energy and encouragement to write that if someone says something negative, some of that energy goes.
Joyce Carol Oates
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
Eugene Kennedy
Some of the tributes that have affected me the most have come from my ‘fans’ – friends – men, women, and little children. God bless them. Indeed, I feel that my recovery has been greatly advanced by the encouragement given me by everyone.
Rudolph Valentino
My teammate Torii Hunter taught me how to lead and provide encouragement to the locker room.
J. D. Martinez
Being an actor somehow can be a perverse extension of that feeling we generally all have as children, that feeling of wanting to please. Of course you’re looking for affirmation, encouragement.
Gina McKee
Al Jazeera has abandoned even the semblance of a credible media outlet, and it broadcasts – both within Gaza and outside it, to the world – anti-Semitic incitement, lies, provocation, and encouragement to terrorists.
Avigdor Lieberman
Every child thrives on encouragement, but beware of forcing it. I’ve seen too many family relationships crumble because of excessive ambition on the course or the range.
Paige Spiranac