We’ve collected the best My Soul Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Steven Tyler, Ingrid Betancourt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dag Hammarskjold, Zawe Ashton. Use them as an inspiration.
I’m honored to have been chosen as a fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. I am hugely appreciative for the support I have had throughout my life, and I look forward to using the grant to help institutions that have fed my soul and to support new work that inspires me.
‘Twas but my tongue, ’twas not my soul that swore.
My soul is in good shape.
Fortunately, I’ve never been very conscious and inhibited of what I have to do. The camera‘s my soul mate.
I remember specifically a couple of performances that I saw when I was young – River Phoenix in ‘Stand by Me’ and also Michael Jackson, in particular his ability to command such power and love while maintaining such deep vulnerability. It really moved my soul from a very young age.
If I know what’s true in my heart and my soul, then what people say can’t shape that.
When you’re a mass-market writer, people think that you can just decide ‘this happens, this happens, this happens’, whereas with literary writers it’s coming from their soul and their core. But with me it does come from my soul and my core, and my soul and my core often go AWOL, and then I’ve nothing to write.
I say what I say because I believe it from the bottom of my soul and I can back it up.
High maintenance means a lot of care. My relationships are high maintenance, my body is high maintenance, and my soul is high maintenance. I really care about my friends and my family; I eat good; I pray a lot. So it’s like, I really care about my relationships with my family, my friends, my body and my soul.
I know my soul is beautiful; I know I’m a good person. And that will never change for me.
I knew in my soul that girls like me needed to be represented.
For a long time, I was shy about recording gospel music, because I didn’t necessarily want to show the inside of my soul, Milsap revealed. But now, the spiritual side of me is really shining through.
I think there are three kinds of songs; it’s only my theory: psychological, emotional, and spiritual. When you write psychologically or intellectually, you have a tune in your mind, and you re-write it. It’s an intellectual approach. The emotional is my favorite because it comes from my kishkas; it comes from my soul.
Music is such a part of my soul.
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier‘s occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.
Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.
I’m really proud to have been part of Loki’s story. I gave it everything in my heart and my soul.
I have to pay the bills just like everybody else, but it also pays my soul to work.
When I got pregnant, I started singing again. It was my saving grace. I literally mean having this amazing human life, and our relationship in the sense of mother and child, redeemed my soul.
Maybe I’m secretly in my soul a method actor.
So even when I am not around for many, many generations, I will continue to motivate a lot of people… Wherever my soul would be, it will give me a lot of satisfaction that people will be talking about me and following me in their life.
Once I got done with my career, I knew in my soul that I don’t have any negative thoughts about myself.
To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus, receive my soul.
Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.
In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?
For a short time I was an assistant to a professional photographer, and I felt that my soul was not there. That is the stage when I decided to stay in London and do a graduate degree.
I hate getting my photograph taken; just because I’m a musician doesn’t mean I should have to sell my soul and have pictures of myself on stage with a red face and sweaty armpits plastered over ‘Heat!’ every week. I’m not a model.
I want everybody to know my name because I feel like I give so much of my heart and my soul in my music.
I must listen as God speaks to my soul through good thoughts, inspirations, and intuitions.
I was so astonished that another had penetrated so deeply into the secrets of my soul, and that he knew what I did not know myself, that when I recovered from it he had already been long upon the street.
I really want to be associated with great projects and character driven projects and films. I have to feed my soul, and keep feeling like an artist and keep being challenged.
There will always be times where you think, ‘What went wrong? Why wasn’t that one more popular?’ You can’t always figure that out, especially if you think you’ve done the best job you can do and was interesting to you. I mean, ‘My Soul to Take,’ I thought should have done much better, and I still like that film a lot.
My music is my soul speaking, literally. It’s spiritual. It has a lot of feelings, a lot of pain.
I think theater probably remains my favorite, sort of where my soul lives. It takes a lot of discipline, and you have to show up eight shows a week, no matter how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally – there’s nobody to cut around that: you’ve got to tell the story yourself for two hours.
I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right.
Me, my heart and my soul will always be a fighter. I’m not comfortable with saying, ‘I’m done. I quit. I give up.’ That’s the way I am, and that’s the way I always will be. From the day I was born to the day I die, I am a fighter!
I wish I came from a more pure place. I don’t have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way.
Inside of me, it was like my soul and what I had to do to feed my family was always split. I was writing lyrics while I was supposed to be working. I’d look up, and there’s my supervisor.
My Soul to Keep is the ultimate love story with a black man and a black woman. I call it the ultimate love story. It’s about an immortal. We’re shooting for this Fall and that’s been a six year development right there.
In each of my characters there is a little of me. Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.
Sometimes I was so busy being tuned in to outside ideas, expectations, and demands, I failed to hear the unique music in my soul. I forfeited my ability to listen creatively to my deepest self, to my own God within.
Oh yeah, dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.
In ‘Straight Talking,’ I had bared my soul, and the press attention had been overwhelming. There were times when I felt scared and vulnerable, regretting the articles I had written to publicize the book, regretting I had opened my life up for all to see.
My soul needs music all the time.
There’s a lot around us that we can’t control, but my body, my mind, and my soul are pretty much the only things that I can.
I am profoundly grateful that all of my life I have had a simple faith that Jesus is the Christ. That witness has been confirmed to me hundreds of times. It is the crowning knowledge of my soul. It is the spiritual light of my being. It is the cornerstone of my life.
My only goal is to be the best actress I can be. You have to give it everything. All I have as an actress is the revelation of my soul.
I just love dancing. When the music is really hitting my soul, then I really want to get into it.
I had just come off my third consecutive failed television series. I had sworn off doing TV for a while. I was going to go to New York, sublet an apartment, and find my soul again. Before I got on the plane, my agent sent me the script for ‘Psych.’ I read it on the plane and realised it had a lot of potential.
I’m an old-school, embarrassing Joni Mitchell fan. Her music made a hook in my soul and hasn’t let go for all these years. I even sing her songs as lullabies to my kids.
I want to put my soul into the music and still be who I am when it comes to an actual conversation.
For 13 years, I struggled with education and have only just realised that I was actually struggling to protect myself from it. I was trying to protect my soul.
Not only am I literally and figuratively the dark horse, I’m actually the poor horse. The only thing that I have going for me is my soul and my commitment to the American people.
I’d rather be a poor singer/songwriter doing what I love than get rich from selling my soul.
I wasn’t present for my own life for a long time. I wasn’t there; I wasn’t in my relationships; I wasn’t in my band; I wasn’t in my soul – I was disconnected from all of it. I would let myself live in a miserable situation forever, mostly of my own making. I made my own misery and made the people around me miserable.
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
Faulkner is a writer who has had much to do with my soul, but Hemingway is the one who had the most to do with my craft – not simply for his books, but for his astounding knowledge of the aspect of craftsmanship in the science of writing.
Acting is fun and I refuse to get involved in the semantics and the politics of strategy and breaking out of something or doing something because you need to do something else. For me it’s all about what fuels my soul and if I’m passionate about a screenplay then that’s what I’ll do next.
My soul is still Irish.
Deep in my soul, I’m secretly a redhead.
I’d given my life and my soul to Kajagoogoo and then after a cheap phone call, it was all over. I did cry and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Anybody is entitled to break down under those circumstances.
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
I myself owe everything to French books. They developed in my soul the sentiments of humanity which had been stifled by eight years of fanatical and servile education.
I have fallen deeply in love with songs – musical theatre songs included – over the years, and this experience has taught me to hear and honor the writer’s voice in my soul.
My soul is dead.
I’d like to do more Shakespeare. I’d like to do Iago in Othello. I look so benign. It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul.
To say the ‘Save My Soul’ video means a lot to me would be an understatement of stupendous proportions.
Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me, and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs, and buds to the light.
She’s a tear that hangs inside my soul forever.
All of the songs on ‘Kiddo’ were a part of my soul; they’re songs that I could never give away.
To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I’d done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act.
I want to do what I feel in my soul. My soul won’t lead me wrong.
When I sing, I don’t want them to see that my face is black. I don’t want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.
Football ignites my soul.
I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.
Makeup and beauty is essentially art so I really can’t say that I dislike any trend. I love seeing innovation and creativity. It feeds my soul!
I have to work, for my soul.
I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.
I still feel like there are a lot of things in me that people haven‘t seen. My soul hasn’t been bared yet.
People say I am mad. I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul.
The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.
To say that my anxiety is reducible to the ions in my amygdala is as limiting as saying that my personality or my soul is reducible to the molecules that make up my brain cells or to the genes that underwrote them.
I get satisfaction out of making a meal for people that I love and having them enjoy it. But there’s not really anything in my life that I do that’s just for me that feeds my soul like music does.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth‘s loveliness.
The difference between the headphones and making music, it’s like, okay, I have a new business here that I’m proud of, but my soul still remains in the music-making process.
I kept a steel wall around my moral and sexual instincts – protecting them, I thought, from the threats of the real world. This gave me a tremendous advantage in politics, if not in my soul. The true me, my spiritual core, slipped further and further from reach.
‘You’ll Accomp’ny Me’ is a song I’ve always really cherished. The guy in that song is just so courageous. He’s saying this to the girl, ‘I know you’ve got to go do your thing, but eventually, we’ll be together. I feel that strong, and I know it in my soul.’ And there’s something really cool about that.
I’m a ‘Madridista’ right down to my soul, and above all else, what matters to me is the club.
I’m doing this to survive. I’m doing this for my livelihood. I’m fighting with my heart and my soul and my passion. I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.