10 Self-Confidence Quotes That Will Inspire You to Act Boldly Today

Every once in a while, we can all use a solid pick-me-up in the confidence department. We’re talking about a heavy hitter that will put a smile on your face as you leave in the morning with your head held high. For that level of inspo, we borrowed ten killer lines from our favorite sources: TV, movies, music, books and a few famous badass women.

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1. “Don’t be sorry, be fierce. Because you are an all-star.” —RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

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2. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” —J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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3. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

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4. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions. ... Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” —Tina Fey, Bossypants

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5. “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” —Tyrion, Game of Thrones

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6. “Be strong, trust yourself, love yourself. Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want and act fast, because life just isn’t that long.”—Pam, The Office

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7. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” —Sylvia Plath

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8. “There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are,”

She said, “’Cause he made you perfect, babe.”

“So hold your head up, girl, and you’ll go far,

Listen to me when I say.”

I’m beautiful in my way

’Cause God makes no mistakes

I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way.

—Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

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9. “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” —Patrick, 10 Things I Hate About You

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10. “I’m not insecure. I’ve been through way too much f—ing s—t to be insecure. I’ve got huge balls. But I’ve been humbled. That makes you grateful for every day you have.” —Drew Barrymore

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From 2019-2020 Ariel Scotti held the role of Editor at PureWow covering trends, wellness and more.