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Check out these amazing bullet journal quotes to help you with your next decorative page…
Here are the quotes I love for Vol. 1:
When Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen
Photo credit: Plinth on Instagram
Being a woman is hard, and in the United States it’s still the easiest
I worked for child protective services for a period of time as a caseworker and in that time I came across an African family…
During the course of his case, he was talking with me about how people pick wives where he comes from. Your parents pick your first wife, and she manages all of your finances
You would buy her for goats or other livestock. The husband is able to choose the second wife and this is the one who you love and take places
This wife has no access to anything or decision making. No money, no land, no control over decisions made about her and for her
This bujo quote “ when women support each other incredible things happen” rings so true to my heart
It’s the reason the US is where it is today in gender equality, and we certainly aren’t perfect yet. Aside from the strong quote, the visual presentation is perfect
Her handwriting is divine, and I love the addition to the peacock feathers in the quote
Sometimes, it takes balls to be a woman!
Happiness Can Be Found In The Darkest Of Times
Photo credit: Plinth on Instagram
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light”
How true is this?
Life throws unfortunate unforeseen events at all of us, and I have definitely learned that remaining positive and finding the silver line within the cloud can be crucial in these times, even life-saving
I love how she incorporates a wand and gives the quote a magical vibe. The lettering is absolutely breathtaking, to the point where it almost looks printed
This potterhead loves this bujo quote!
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Forget About Your Worries And Your Strife
Photo credit: Sophie on Instagram
“Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities, forget about your worries and your strife”
Is The Jungle Book anybody else’s favorite Disney Movie ever?
I love the positive vibe this quote gives off. This is definitely something I would enjoy reading every time I opened up my bullet journal to be an overall reminder throughout the day or the month to worry less
Sometimes, something like this is all you need to keep your positive mind in the game
The font is beautiful, and the addition to the feathers and pineapple keep it cheery. You won’t be able to help but sing instead of reading this one!
We Are Like A Snowflake
Photo credit: SERA on Instagram
I love these metallic colors!
The gold on black theme in this bujo is absolutely stunning, and I can’t get enough of a good winter theme, especially because living in Michigan leaves me needing a winter theme for a good 6 months out of the year
Ugh, Is it spring yet? 😆
The quote she uses for this gorgeous spread is “we are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way”
I think celebrating our differences is so important, and we all bring different things to the table that make us unique and special. The incorporated glittery snowflakes are the icing on top of this winter cake
I absolutely love this!
Stay Close To Nature. It Will Never Fail You
Photo credit: Amiza Omar on Instagram
“Stay close to nature, it will never fail you”
What an awesome concept. From the positive quote to the stunning green leaf drawing you won’t beleaf how elegantly this comes together!
Taking the time to explore nature and discover the world around you is so relaxing. My favorite thing to do when I’m stressed or need that extra motivation is to get outside and go for a run in the middle of nowhere on a road I’ve never been before
Nature is personally my ultimate therapy so this quote speaks volumes to me
If you stay close to nature, it has more to offer than you think, trust me
Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself
Photo credit: Aska on Instagram
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”
I would describe this bullet journal spread as a breathtaking color bomb of happiness
This is as gorgeous and colorful as it is neat and motivating. The lettering and font is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, the set up is elegant, and the quote backs up the page
I’m very shy, and quick to try to please a crowd, so flipping open to this would be very motivating for me as a reminder to be my true authentic self in every situation
Photo credit: Toni on Instagram
I spent a couple of months in Thailand when I was younger and loved every minute of it!
Away from everything, close to the ocean, nobody knew us, and we traveled around together exploring all the nature Thailand had to offer
It made me truly appreciate everything I have back home, and I felt such an appreciation for the gorgeous islands, cities, and mountains we saw
The quote “wander more” should be one used in more just this bujo quote, but on everybody’s agenda
Wandering, getting lost, and traveling teach you so much about the world, about others, and most importantly about yourself
I would legitimately buy this illustration of the tent and the mountain and the moon as a print. It’s neatly drawn and the quote is placed so perfectly within the artwork
Not all who wander are lost!
A Little Magic Can Take You A Long Way
Photo credit: Lola C.J. on Instagram
If you’re looking for some Halloween or fall inspiration look no further, this is boo-tiful!
The quote says “a little magic can take you a long way” and wow…
The drawing of the girl in this spread is so lifelike and stunning. She does such a great job of combining a fall feel with a magical witch vibe in this spread and I love dotted artwork
I’m not sure I would be able to get anywhere near close to the beauty of this drawing if I tried, but I will definitely be using the concept as inspiration for my fall spread!
Be Patient With Yourself. Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year
Photo credit: Anna on Instagram
“Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year long”
I’m in the midst of a self-care challenge
Weekly, I am creating spreads that encourage self-care, keeping track of healthy habits in my habit tracker, and writing one kindness goal I have to practice on others
It’s SO important to remember you can’t do your best or be your best self all the time. We are human and that is part of what makes us who we are
I am so hard on myself, and as I’ve gotten older it’s something I’ve truly realized about myself. It can be a good thing, but more often than not it hinders me from believing in myself
Aside from the motivating quote, the artwork in this spread is absolutely stunning!
The cursive lettering of “yourself” matched with the bold and cursive blooms with the pink flowers around it gives it such a gorgeous and elegant vibe, and I love the cherry blossoms incorporated too
This is one of my favorites for sure!
Sometimes You Need A Change
Photo credit: Vince on Instagram
“Sometimes you need a change”
It’s true, sometimes you just do…
Whether you’re waking up unhappy every day going to a job you don’t want to do any more, are sick of living in the same city you grew up in, are involved in a toxic relationship or friendship, etc we have all come across moments in life where something just needs to be different for things to get better
I like that she keeps it simple and straight to the point in this bujo quote. Black and white, elegant, and dotted
Every word is drawn with different markers and need is highlighted in blue and bolded to show the urgency
If you’re on the brink of making a much-needed change this might be the spread that will help put you right where you need to be!
Always Do Your Best
Photo credit: Ora Orawan Siripin on Instagram
This spread is truly monochrome magic!
The lettering is strikingly unique, and it’s somewhat of a twist on classic bubble lettering we learned as kids, except jaw dropping
The placement is unique and awesome, the lettering is awesome, the black and white bold coloring is awesome, and you can’t go wrong with the classic quote used
“Always do your best”
On That Wave
Photo credit: Lazy Egg Desk on Instagram
“I’ve seen better days, but I’ve also seen worse. I don’t have everything that I want, But I have all that I need. I woke up with some aches and pains, But I woke up. My life may not be perfect, But I am blessed”
Now read that again. Did you?
This is the kind of quote I need in my life, how positively motivating!
Aside from the great quote choice, this could single-handedly be one of the best illustrations I’ve seen in my life. The waves in this drawing are just pure elegance, and the talent behind this artwork is incredible
She even has the tips of the waves looking lifelike with the white caps on the ends, and I love the pink background colors
This is truly majestic, a definite must see!
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
Photo credit: Plinth on Instagram
If you had to describe fall in one saying or quote what would it be for you?
Well for me, it would be this spread exactly!
“Pumpkin spice and everything nice”
Fall is my FAVORITE holiday, and I am the pumpkin spice queen. Plus, the artwork behind this is incredible!
She literally turns the words in her quote into a coffee cup. I messaged this girl and asked her if I could print it off and use it, it’s really that good
If you’re a fall fan, and a pumpkin spice coffee fan, you won’t want to pass this one up!
Keep Going, Keep Growing
Photo credit: Carling on Instagram
I have so many thankful and peaceful moments with myself when I’m writing motivational quotes in my bullet journals
When I’m down or stressed out, taking the time to tune everyone out and write words that speak to me remind me that everything will be better day by day. The artwork to quote combination in this illustration is so good that it’s almost life changing
She writes “keep going, keep growing”
The way I see the artwork is that the flower is growing from the root in the dirt as there are blossoms directly off it, just waiting to reach the surface
It’s a stunning piece of art, and I like that she keeps it simple with the black and white but I would incorporate just a little bit of color to the flower if it were my own. In love with this one!
Your Wings Already Exist. All You Have To Do Is Fly
Photo credit: Nelli Wiebe on Instagram
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!
The drawing of the blue bird is stunning, and she incorporates splatters of blue throughout the illustration with a motivating quote that states “your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly”
I love this quote, it’s that extra push that I need in situations at times. I love how it almost looks as if the bird is landing on top of the quote, and the colors follow this idea with extra blue around the quote itself
Bright, beautiful, and inspiring, my favorite!
It’s Called Karma And It’s Pronounced… HAHA Fuck You!
Photo credit: Plan With Ady on Instagram
This is one of those quotes that I would describe as…
Sometimes, you just have to. People can do really wrong to you, and as you grow up you learn the few that you trust you should hold dear to your heart
“It’s called karma, and it’s pronounced haha fuck you”
This isn’t the most motivating or positive, but sometimes it is nice for someone who did you wrong to have a little something given to them too
Let’s be honest, the best and most rewarding act of revenge is no revenge at all
It’s karma, and it’s a b****
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Photo credit: Diana on Instagram
The artist in this bujo spread created this quote herself, and it’s really quite beautiful
“Breathe in, breathe out, let the wind carry you, and the sun help you grow, to the sound of my heart beating for you”
I love this because there are so many ways to incorporate or depict this quote
At first, I thought she was definitely talking about a flower, as there is a gorgeous drawing of a flower in a pot with some of the petals floating away…
Looking into it deeper it seems like it can be incorporated to your own life too, and it’s a beautiful concept. I love the blue and purple dotted flowers, and the flowers floating away
Don’t Call It A Dream. Call It A Plan
Photo credit: Lars on Instagram
“Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan”
Yes, Yes, and more yes
I love this mentality, and this is exactly the type of bullet journal quote spread I’d like to wake up before work and read
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and many of the most successful people in the world will say the same thing in their own words about the right way to think when you have a dream and want to make it a reality. The presentation of this spread is also so pretty!
The pink floral pattern makes for a stunning summer spread or one that has a very positive and motivating feel to it.
Her lettering is so perfect that it looks printed, and she uses different shades of pink, grey, and black that come together so wonderfully
I’m all about this one!
There Is Only One Happiness In This Life
Photo credit: ALEXA on Instagram
If you’ve ever been in love, then you know this quote to be true:
“There is only one happiness in this life. To love and be loved”
Spending time doing anything or nothing at all with someone that you love makes anything more fun, and when you are lacking in love you are lacking in life, it’s a proven fact
This can ring true for the happiness and love friends and family bring too, and sometimes they are all you have and they make everything better
What I love so much about this bujo quote specifically is more than just the quote, it’s the presentation too! The lettering is absolutely incredible and I love the pink theme and what she does with the word “happiness”
This is truly inspiring!
Remember What You Are Fighting For
Photo credit: Sonja on Instagram
“Never forget what you are fighting for”
No matter where you’re at in this journey we call life, we can all relate to having a dream, something to fight for, or a reason to wake up in the morning. It’s what keeps us going
If you believe in something and it makes you happy, you should absolutely never stop fighting for it
She uses this quote because of exams she has coming up, and I can definitely relate to the stress and the crucial need for motivation during hours of work and studying
Looking at the centered placement of the lettering, and how it’s all in caps, I find myself reading it in such a serious tone
Also, I like the little dots drawn on too to give it a little pop of something. I think this quote itself is so strong and it really doesn’t need much art, so I like that she kept it simple here
Better to fight for something than live for nothing!
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