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14 Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes (Memes)

One of the things I enjoy doing when publishing a new book is creating a few memes (easy to share pictures with famous or popular quotes on them) and share them via my blog and various social networks.

The memes I created for The Audacity to be a Writer are themed Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes. I hope you enjoy them.


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson (Click to Tweet)

Memes are a great tool to help promote your work online and they are a lot of fun, too. I used photoshop to create these, but I’m an amateur at it at best. There are also free and easy online meme generators. Simply do a Google search for “Meme generator” and pick the one that best suits your needs.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here in the comments.


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss (Click to Tweet)

Fun Fact #1

According to Wikipedia, a meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”.[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena…


Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. ― Albert Einstein (Click to Tweet)

Fun fact #2:

The term “Meme” was first coined by Richard Dawkins. It originated with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene.


 Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. — Bernard M. Baruch (Click to Tweet)


I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ― Marilyn Monroe


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde (Click to Tweet)


 Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. ― Henry David Thoreau (Click to Tweet)


You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth. ― William W. Purkey


There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind. ― C.S. Lewis (Click to Tweet)


 A room without books is like a body without a soul. ― Marcus Tullius Cicero (Click to Tweet)


 You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ― Mae West (Click to Tweet)


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ― C.S. Lewis (Click to Tweet)


 If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. ― Mark Twain (Click to Tweet)


However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope. ― Stephen Hawking (Click to Tweet)

Which quote is your favorite? Let me know in the comments. My favorite is the one about hope by Stephen Hawking.

Have you created a meme? If you like, you can upload it into the comment section and share it.

The Audacity to be a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life is now available on Amazon here.

About Bryan Hutchinson

I'm a positive writer and when that doesn't work, I eat chocolate. I help fellow writers overcome doubt and thrive! In my free time, I love visiting castles with my wife, Joan. Join me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • The quote by Stephen Hawkins is also my favourite. But I like most of them 🙂

  • Jeanne Doyon

    My favorite is, Be yourself, everyone else is taken 🙂 This is a meme I created with my own photography.

  • Krithika Rangarajan

    I believe your ‘Meme skills’ must be applauded…enjoyed these picture quotes! 😉


  • Lisa Moreland

    Einstein ~ “…Have holy curiosity…” Creating memes using ones own photos is much like visual journaling <3

    • Jeanne Doyon

      I agree Lisa! I love taking photos and see so much expression in them. They speak to the soul and the heart

    • Nice!

  • Glad you mentioned “The Selfish Gene” … LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that book! I’ve read it several times and ALWAYS learn something new 🙂

    Awesome post, Bryan.

  • I particularly enjoyed the C.S. Lewis quote that far better things are ahead. It’s about the most enthusiastic meme I can think of to encourage one to dash fearlessly and headlong into the future without feeling shackled by all that has come before. And your image-based meme skills ain’t too shabby, Bryan. 🙂

  • I have to go with the Oscar Wilde quote as my favorite. I think so many of us try to be someone we are not. We look at celebrities and wish we had their fame or money. We look at sports figures and wish we had their skills and abilities. We look at our friends and wish we had their cars, jobs, houses, families…the list goes on. But really, we can only be ourselves and being anything else is disingenuous.

  • James

    You forgot my favorite: Write just one true sentence. Best writing advice ever because it can help pull a person through anything.

    Another, and this is just silly, is: Ours is not to stop and sink, ours is but to swim and sink.

    James (www.orchardwriting.com)