After the kookiness of 2020, it seems we’re all just looking for a little positivity in our lives. According to Pinterest data, searches for manifestation techniques are up by a whopping 105 percent. Think of manifestation as bringing something tangible into your life through attraction and belief. It’s similar to the popular Law of Attraction, a philosophy of the New Thought Movement (a mind-healing movement that originated in the United States in the 19th century and is based on religious and metaphysical concepts). Basically, it states that if you focus on the good and positive things in your life, you’ll attract more of those positive things into your life. On the flip side, if you're frequently focused on the negative, that’s what will be attracted into your life.

The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and that through the process of like energy attracting like energy, a person can improve their own health, wealth and personal relationships. Though the term first appeared in the mid-19th century, it’s been popularized in recent times by books like Rhonda Byrne's smash-hit 2006 self-help book, The Secret.

Whether you’re manifesting a promotion to your dream job or a happy and fulfilling romantic relationship, read on for 18 manifestation quotes that could bring you a little closer to what you want.

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1. “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” – Maya Angelou

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2. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

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3. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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4. “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.” – William Jennings Bryan

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5. “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” – Rumi

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6. “Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention.” – Jim Carrey

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7. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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8. “When your primary function is to be happy, then whatever comes to you is irrelevant. Happiness is your true manifestation.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

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9. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

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10. “Every single second is an opportunity to change your life because in any moment you can change the way you feel.” – Rhonda Byrne

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11. “Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.” – Gandhi

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12. “Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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13. “Whether you think you can or can’t, either way, you are right.” – Henry Ford

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14. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

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15. “Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

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16. “A person is what he or she thinks about all day long.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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17. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

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18. “Eliminate all doubt and replace it with the full expectation that you will receive what you are asking for.” – Rhonda Byrne

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