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14 Inspirational Musical Theatre Quotes For The New Year

Nuggets of wisdom can be found in the best of Broadway. Theatre is constantly reminding us to make change, never give up and embrace our most unique traits. With a new year upon us, we’ve compiled a list of inspirational quotes plucked from your favorite musicals.

Here are 14 mantras to take with you into 2017:

You can change the world if you change your mind. (Kinky Boots)


Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise! (Les Misérables)


Being true to yourself never goes out of style. (Legally Blonde)


Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor. (Into the Woods)


I’m through accepting limits ‘cause someone says they’re so. Some things I cannot change but ‘til I try, I’ll never know. (Wicked)


If we’re always starting over every brand new morning, then we’re always starting out with the end in doubt. (If/Then)


Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. (The Lion King)


She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within (Beauty and the Beast)


Just be who you wanna be. (Kinky Boots)


Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow till you find your dream. (The Sound of Music)


Who cares what happens when we’re dead? We shouldn’t think that far ahead. The only latter day that matters is tomorrow. (The Book of Mormon)


I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn, and we are led to those who help us most to grow. (Wicked)


Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other path, no other way, no day but today. (Rent)


Look, a new day has begun… (Cats)

Have another favorite inspirational quote from a Broadway musical? Share it in the comments below…

Written by Kailey Hansen

Kailey received her B.A. in English, studied Shakespeare in London and interned at an opera house.


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  1. “Love, I’m doing this for love. And love will see me through.” – Legally Blonde

    “You can like the life you’re living, you can live the life you like.” – Chicago

    “Nobody else is gonna change your story. Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” – Matilda

    “Solidarity, solidarity, solidarity forever!” – Billy Elliot

    And of course, the timeless. “The sun will come out tomorrow. So you gotta hang til tomorrow.” (or just the whole song, really!) – Annie

  2. “So don’t sit on your butt and wait for life to begin. If you do what you love with your time, then you win” –Bring It On

  3. You get love for it, you get hate for it, you get nothing if you wait for it.-Hamilton

    Nobody but me is gonna change my story-Matilda

    Any dream will do.-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  4. “When you find your way again, you’re gonna change the world” – In The Heights

    ““If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be a human. You’d be a game show host.” – Heathers

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