10 of the most subversive ‘inspiring’ quotes to catch my eye


My last blog was all to do with inspirational quotes that had caught my eye and inspired or moved me. In the process of putting that blog together, I came across some other quotes which I loved but which just didn’t quite fit with that list. Mostly they were humorous sayings purporting to be inspirational. They did however make me smile and even laugh, so I hope you will enjoy my top ten ‘alternative’ inspirational sayings. Maybe not so profound, but they might make you crack a smile. That’s not to be sniffed at!

Our first comes from Heart Centred Rebalancing;

‘Let your weird light shine bright so the other weirdos know where to find you.’


Expanded Consciousness shares this take on a common theme, of being yourself; apologies for the colourful language…..

‘Make no apology for who you are. Unless you’re an asshole, then you should apologise.’

The Power of Positivity shared this and it made me chuckle. It’s always very satisfying to think that Karma has your back.

‘Welcome to Karma cafe. There are no menus. You will get what you deserve.’


Well Winston Churchill has been the source of so many quotes, but you can’t fault this advice;

‘If you are going through hell, keep going.’

Einstein has also had his fair share of clever quips but I really loved this one that I hadn’t come across before;

‘Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.’

Isn’t that brilliant? I just love that one.

The writer and Spiritual Teacher Rev David Ault, seems to be familiar with our worst nightmares when he offers this advice;

‘Follow your dreams, except for the one where you’re naked in church.’

Now this next one from Alice Roosevelt Longworth, is probably something we all fall foul of from time to time. The allure of a juicy gossip with friends. The quote starts so well too…….

‘If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.’

A bit of a guilty pleasure that one.


Now this one is extremely helpful in working out whether we have stuff left to do on this earth. This is the litmus test we have been waiting for;

‘Here is how you know if your mission on Earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.’

Couldn’t be clearer really and quite an interesting reminder to us all. We are here for a reason.

Now I have no idea who Herm Albright was, apart from some posts that tell me he was a painter, but I was quite drawn to his ideas on using positivity as a weapon!

‘A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.’

Bit subversive, that one.

And I have to finish with the one that made me laugh the most. After 40 years of meditation, a study full of candles and a large daily intake of green tea I’m afraid I can still relate to this one from Yoganonymous.

‘I meditate. I burn candles. I drink green tea, and I still want to smack some people.’

Not often, obviously.

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