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My Soul Quotes

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 have to get inspired by something that touches my soul, or rocks my soul.
I have to forget in order to find peace in my soul and be able to forgive.
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.
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body’s total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
It’s not that I bounce ideas off of my children as much as it is that having children has had a profound effect on the way I see the world. They have mined my soul. They’ve made me a better person and therefore a more empathetic writer.
I am most proud that I stayed true to the music of my soul.
Wynonna Judd
I have seen all souls as my soul, and realized my soul as the soul of all.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles.
‘Nation’ was one that I’d have killed myself if I hadn’t written it. It was absolutely important to me that I wrote it. It was good for my soul.
Cleveland is the place I grew up and lived much of my adult life, so it will always be a part of my soul.
Mark Edwards
‘Twas but my tongue, ’twas not my soul that swore.
There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.
Evelyn Underhill
I tell everybody, I get so much because I give so much. I give freely, I give all my time, give all my money, give all of my soul. I try to motivate people. I try to inspire them.
And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest. I wanted to belong – to belong to my mother. And in return – I wanted my mother to belong to me.
When I first heard Nina Simone, her naked truth shocked me. Whenever she sang, it felt like lightning bolts in my soul. Every song was like a movie, a unique and very different vignette.
I go through every single emotion. My artistic life will likely be shorter than it could be because everything is for real for me. This is my life and my soul.
Kristine Opolais
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington
I am incapable of speaking of myself and of my life and the states of my soul, I am discreet to an almost pathological degree, and there is nothing I can do against that.
Music is my soul, and I love singing and dancing, but being on the road is not a real way of life for me anymore.
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 would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm.
William Kidd
I work out and go to the gym, but I still enjoy my soul food and snacks. But I’m a pretty petite young woman, and I just do everything in moderation and make sure that I just keep everything together.
It’s that evil twin part of me that always comes out at the absolute wrong political moment, like a demon possessing my soul; it exhibits itself as an arrogance or disdain or obnoxiousness or meanness or anger or pettiness – all traits that are lethal in politics.
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 fought like I was looking for a place in history, it would ruin me as a person. I don’t think history is worth selling my soul.
I was very insecure growing up, and even though I’m not that girl anymore, I think that the passion, that not feeling pretty and being insecure, is where my soul came from. And from early childhood, I let it free onstage.
I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term, for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said, and everything that is done.
Pierre Bayle
I love almost everything about my work except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul.
You know, the cynicism that is in the politics, it is not for my soul. It makes me – out of me, an extremely bitter, cynical person that I hate to see in the mirror, really.
If I know what’s true in my heart and my soul, then what people say can’t shape that.
Willow Smith
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 believe my soul isn’t entirely German because my home is so disorderly.
I could go on Twitter, Instagram, and literally, my soul will be lifted by things that I see. It just makes me really happy.
Oh, bird of my soul, fly away now, For I possess a hundred fortified towers.
I say what I say because I believe it from the bottom of my soul and I can back it up.
My husband‘s my soul mate. At the same time, RuPaul‘s my soul mate.
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 use myself for each part. Naturally, it’s my body, it’s my soul, it’s my feelings. That’s the only way I know how to work. I couldn’t pretend.
Lena Olin
I know my soul is beautiful; I know I’m a good person. And that will never change for me.
My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
I sing the Italian anthem with all my soul, with my whole body.
I know that Julia has been given to me for my spiritual growth, and this moment is perfect for us both. I know that I love her, and I know she’s my soul mate.
I need to hold onto my soul and my integrity, and I can’t compromise that.
Megan Fox
I understand now that my soul is my power, not perfection or my ego. I continue to teach this to my children, despite their glamorous careers. If we can maintain our core values, the exteriors take second place and become a gift, a source of gratitude.
I knew in my soul that girls like me needed to be represented.
Bottom line, I have to follow what my soul says, or my spirit. And my spirit said that poetry and the arts should be without borders, should be without political borders.
Social issues is something I’ve been a part of changing and pushing for. It’s embedded and ingrained in my soul. It’s not something that personally I try to plan. It just comes in the heat of the moment.
I have met so many of my idols – like Ray Charles, Brian Setzer – all these cats that are legendary musicians. If they had said to me, ‘Hey man, I’m busy,’ it would have crushed my soul.
I don’t want to sell my soul to Hollywood – to just make run-of-the-mill stuff.
Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you.
Edward Teach
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.
Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station.
In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, there are clouds and rain in my soul.
Whenever I visit Lucknow my soul gets refreshed.
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.
Marrying Martin and the movement perfected my journey of discovery, soothed my yearning to pour out the values and vision within my soul.
I’m not a shock jock. I never ambush anybody. I just speak my mind and my heart and my soul.
I’ve worked hard and tried to approach my career with as much honesty and integrity as possible. I’ve also had many blessings along the way and feel very fortunate to have a career that speaks so much to my soul.
If I was to get into Twitter I’d expose myself to people who adore me or people who absolutely hated me. Neither of those are useful to my soul.
For myself, Queer Eye feeds more to my heart and my soul than as a platform for a career.
Kyan Douglas
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.
I’ve never felt that acting was my vocation – never had that tortured thing. I love acting, but it doesn’t feed my soul.
Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Rock’n’roll saved my soul.
I was meant to make music in my soul way younger than I did. I was just scared because I knew it would take more of me than anything else. But I was all into facing my fears.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I’d love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
Luigi Pirandello
I’d just come through cancer in 1995. Which really changed my soul. It really did. It changed me… It made my faith alive – and real. God’s real.
I’m really proud to have been part of Loki’s story. I gave it everything in my heart and my soul.
In the midst of hardship, it was the music that restored my soul.
Ji-Hae Park
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.
Poppy Montgomery
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.
Soon as I could play one guitar chord and laid my ear upon that wood, I was gone. My soul was sold. Music was everything from then on.
To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus, receive my soul.
Anne Boleyn
Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.
My soul is happy wherever my body takes me, but when it takes me to Indy, I’m really happy. These are signature years out of my life, some of the best years of my memory.
Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
‘Blanche’ opened a new door for me without really making me more famous. ‘Blanche’ was a risk, but that is the only thing that excites me in this profession. The knowledge that I am an actress who takes risks lifts my soul.
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.
Ori Gersht
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.
My years of living the jet-set life were fun, but they weren’t fulfilling. The perks and benefits were lovely, but all of the fabulous furs, fancy jewelry and fun fetes simply weren’t enough to fill my soul.
See, I don’t watch reality television anymore. I watched a little bit of it for awhile, but I found it turned my soul into a black sludge, and I just did not find it healthy or good for me at all, because I would watch it and be disgusted, disgusted.
Your face makes my soul want to eat chocolate pudding!
Andy Milonakis
I am genuinely into soul, R&B and hip hop – all these genres that get slapped under the ‘soul’ genre. That spoke to me more than it did to my punk-rock friends. And punk spoke more to me than it did to my soul friends. I basically didn’t fit comfortably in either world.
I grew up a skinny Asian kid who was often ignored or picked on. It stuck with me and branded my soul. As I grew up, I tried to stick up for whoever seemed excluded or marginalized.
I must listen as God speaks to my soul through good thoughts, inspirations, and intuitions.
Post-workout smoothies are good for my body, an espresso martini is good for my soul.
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.
Every day of my life, I wish I was on Broadway. It’s my favorite place. It’s my heart; it’s my soul.
When I have been exposed to so many films that are so bad, my soul gets crushed. I just feel intoxicated.
I’m sick of giving creeps money off my soul.
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.
If you hear that my soul mate still tells one or more of his exes he loves her, I want to know. Audio recording is preferable.
I tend to be one who just speaks from my soul, and so what comes out sometimes is rather harsh. In that sense, I’m very much a part of the tradition of a Frederick Douglass or a Malcolm X who used hyperbolic language at times to bring attention to the state of emergency.
It’s usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It’s such a cliche to say that artists write when they’re down, but it’s true for me. It’s a relief to get out what’s eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.
My music is my soul speaking, literally. It’s spiritual. It has a lot of feelings, a lot of pain.
My soul is dark with stormy riot: directly traced over to diet.
Samuel Hoffenstein
There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.
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.
It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you.
Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul.
Niki de St. Phalle
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.
My soul desires a pre-industrial world, and since I can’t have that, I don’t really care for anything material.
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!
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
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.
Adam Brody
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I am not someone who will bare my soul on Twitter. If I am angry with somebody, I will abuse them there, if I am happy, I will express it there.
I try to dig deep into my soul to figure out something positive in the pain. I think I go to certain places when I play to heal.
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.
Tyka Nelson
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.
I won‘t sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don’t think that’s bad.
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.
I believe very deeply in my soul that God paired me and my father purposely and that he knew that my father would give me the strength to be a person with disability that was proud, always held her head high, and was never, ever bitter.
The character I played on ‘Everwood’ was so serious and melancholic that after doing it for four years, it really started affecting my soul. I was becoming Ephram.
Gregory Smith
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.
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
I don’t want to sell my soul or anything, but to go on a huge tour would be next level.
I want to put my soul into the music and still be who I am when it comes to an actual conversation.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
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.
When every court was saying ‘no,’ I believe God was still saying yes. I had to somehow find that faith and reach deep down in my soul and believe in the teaching that my mother taught me as a young boy, that God can do everything but fail.
There has been a great laziness in my soul. Lots of days I could write songs, but I could also take my $400 and play the slot machines at the riverfront casino.
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.
I never compromised my integrity by playing a character. I didn’t tweet anybody something crazy. I was just myself, kept winning and stayed ready. I didn’t sell my soul.
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
There’s a magical energy and power from the ocean. I was born in a room overlooking the sea, in the middle of a storm. Perhaps, then, it’s not surprising that shores touch my soul. Science might disagree, but I think there’s a difference in the air on a coast – the positive ions, perhaps.
Jo Beverley
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.
My blood, my roots, my soul is in the state of Montana.
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 made an album of healing music called ‘Grace and Gratitude’ that came from my soul.
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.
I was learningChanges‘ at the time that my mom was sick and she was leaving me. And those last verses in that song, they really struck my soul, totally.
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
The cry of the oppressed has entered not only into my ears, but into my soul, so that while I live, I cannot hold my peace.
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.
Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
Thomas Holcroft
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.
Joe Exotic
All human beings are the same. In the United States, people come from all over the world, all races, all backgrounds. And they’re all doing what they want, many scoring huge successes. When I saw that, I became more open. It freed my soul.
I have often thought with wonder of the great goodness of God; and my soul has rejoiced in the contemplation of His great magnificence and mercy. May He be blessed for ever! For I see clearly that He has not omitted to reward me, even in this life, for every one of my good desires.
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.
I always thought that bagels and lox was my soul food, but it turns out it’s sushi.
Where I go, where He takes me, that’s where I need to spread the love of God. Because people’s souls are dying. My soul was dying. And He saved me.
I’m extremely ambitious. I don’t know why people are afraid to say that. I won’t sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don’t think that’s bad.
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.
I think the name perfectly encapsulates my soul, and so I get to be myself with the safety of a different name.
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.
Marian Anderson
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.
Peforming as James Brown, I didn’t really have to go deep in my soul the way I do as Charles Bradley.
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!
My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.
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.
Gedde Watanabe
I love music with my soul, but I’m also a student of it, so it’s very important to me to earn the respect of my peers, my fellow musicians and producers.
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.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
I had an awful lot of my soul invested in Atari culture.
I don’t like to travel as much as I have in the past, but it’s good for my soul to get to pick, especially with these good musicians and these guys that play so well.
Earl Scruggs
Nature. That’s the one thing that tips the balance in terms of living here in California. Within minutes, I can be in a desert, at the ocean, in a park, and that’s the most nourishing food for my soul.
As the hart desires the spring of living water, so my soul desires to leave the prison of this dark body and see You in truth.
Catherine of Siena
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.
If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, – Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Richard Lovelace
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth‘s loveliness.
I don’t deal well with being told what to wear and sit on a mark. It just feels like my soul is being ripped out.
I can’t tell a joke to save my soul. It’s just not my thing, though I love to listen to jokes.
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 instinctsprotecting 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.
I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country.