30 Inspiring Yet Cheesy Motivational Quotes

These inspiring, yet cheesy motivational quotes are a fun, light-hearted way to share a motivating thought with someone.

Motivational quotes and phrases are often used in speeches and articles, meant to inspire people to achieve their goals and push past obstacles and challenges in life.

However, sometimes these words can be funny, cheesy or cliché. Which doesn’t make them less motivational. Just different.

A funny motivational quote can help to lighten the mood and make people more receptive to the message. It can also help to break down barriers, act as an ice-breaker and build rapport.

So next time you, or someone around you, needs some motivation, don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself and find the humor in the situation. You may just find that it’s the best way to get yourself moving towards your goals.


Cheesy Motivational Quotes 


“Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.” Billie Burke


“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers


“My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.” Rose (The Golden Girls)


“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Mark Twain


“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” Will Rogers


“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin


“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring: ‘How to Build a Boat.’” Steven Wright


“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” Joe Girard


“I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ’em later.” Mitch Hedberg


“Change is not a four-letter word… but often your reaction to it is!” Jeffrey Gitomer


“When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard”, I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”” Sydney Harris


“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” Mark Twain


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison


“Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.” Ellen DeGeneres


“It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.” Ashleigh Brilliant


“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


“Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” Robert Brault


“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.” George Burns


“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln


Cliché Motivational Quotes

A cliché is an expression that has been used so often that it has become trite or commonplace. The problem with using cliches is that they can make your writing sound unimaginative and unoriginal. However, there are times when a cliché can be used effectively, such as when you want to add humor to your writing:


“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Dale Carnegie


“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” Cathy Guisewite


“Bad decisions make good stories.” Ellis Vidler


“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” Jack Handey


“A good rule to remember for life is that when it comes to plastic surgery and sushi, never be attracted by a bargain.” Graham Norton


“I’m sure wherever my dad is, he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending.” Jack Whitehall


“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” Charles Lamb


“A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” Don Marquis


“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln


“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama


Even though these phrases may sound cliché, they can still be motivating because they often contain kernels of truth. So next time you need some motivation, don’t be afraid to use a cliché, cheesy phrase, because it just might help you achieve your goals, or in the least, give you a little oomph to your day.

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