Fifteen Inspirational Musical Theatre Quotes

If you're feeling bad about yourself or having a rough day, these musical theatre quotes can help.

When you're looking for some motivation or inspiration, musical theatre is a great place to start. Here are some of our favorite musical theatre quotes, divided into categories.

Loving Yourself/Standing Up For Yourself

"I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses." -
La Cage aux Folles

"I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original." -

"What the hell is wrong with expressing yourself? For trying to be free. If you wanna be a dancer, dance. If you wanna be a miner, mine." -
Billy Elliot

"We're what's happening. Don't you know, we're the movers and we're the shapers. We're the names in tomorrow's papers." -
Merrily We Roll Along

"Nothing can break us. No one can make us give our rights away." -

"Nobody out there ever gets to define the life I'm meant to lead with this unruly heart of mine." -
The Prom

"I'm through accepting limits, cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but 'til I try, I'll never know." -

Getting Through Tough Times

"Just because you find that life's not fair, it doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it. If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change. Even if you're little you can do a lot, you mustn't let a little thing like little stop you. -

"Sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood. Do not let it grieve you, no one leaves for good. You are not alone." -
Into The Woods

"Everything in life is only for now." -
Avenue Q

"To right the unrightable wrong, and to love pure and chaste from afar. To try, when your arms are too weary, to reach the unreachable star. This is my quest, to follow that star. No matter how hopeless, no matter how far." -
Man of La Mancha


"Forget regret or life is yours to miss." -

"Won't forget, can't regret, what I did for love." -
A Chorus Line

"And if no one takes too much, there will always be enough." -

"The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not. You have to move on." -
Sunday in the Park with George