Author of The Pursuit of Happyness Book Chris Gardner Quotes for you

Christopher Paul is an  Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker known with the name Chris Gardner.

He is also known as stockbroker, investor, author and philanthropist. Find his motivating and empowering quotes here

Empowering Quotes by American Entrepreneur Chris Gardner

  • Always, always pursue happiness.
  • The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.
  • One of the things young people always ask me about is what is the secret to success. The secret is there is no secret. It’s the basics. Blocking and tackling.
  • Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something.
  • Claim ownership of your dreams.
  • The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled.
  • Then again, what seems like nothing in the eyes of the world, when properly valued and put to use, can be among the greatest riches.
  • (The movie) is the story of my life, but it’s not about me. It’s about anybody who ever dreamed big and had someone tell them, ‘No, you can’t do it.’ You can.
  • Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others. The irony is that while sleep sometimes brings nightmares, it’s the reality of my waking hours that can cause me the greater fear.
  • Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish.
  • Still a dreamer, yet more of a realist than ever before, I knew this was my time to sail. On the horizon I saw the shining future, as before. The difference now was that I felt the wind at my back. I was ready.
  • I just wanted to make a million dollars. But I couldn’t sing and I couldn’t play ball, so I said to my mother, ‘How am I going to make a million dollars?’ And she said to me, ‘Son, if you believe you can do it, you will.
  • You know how mountains get moved? Everyone who can move a couple, move a couple. Those who can move rocks, move rocks. Those who can move boulders, move boulders. That’s how mountains get moved. If every one of us did everything we could, I believe we would be in a different world
  • Find something that you love. Something that gets you so excited you can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning. Forget about money. Be happy
  • Walk that walk and go forward all the time. Don’t just talk that talk, walk it and go forward. Also, the walk didn’t have to be long strides; baby steps counted too. Go forward.
  • You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming
  • Sizing up succinctly his lack of formal education compared with his determination to learn from others, the author writes, “I went to college with every person I ever met.
  • This is a work of nonfiction. I have rendered the events faithfully and truthfully just as I have recalled them. Some names and descriptions of individuals have been changed in order to respect their privacy. To anyone whose name I did not
  • Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.
  • There is no plan B for passion.
  • I hold one thing dearer than all else: my commitment to my son.
  • There was a language specific to all things. The ability to learn another language in one arena, whether it was music, medicine, or finance, could be used to accelerate learning and other arenas, too.
  • People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something? Go get it.
  • If you have a dream, you’ve got to protect it.
  • Well, I really don’t want to be a high-powered corporate lawyer. I’m really passionate about painting.
  • Do something that you love. Whatever you’re going to do is going to be tough enough. Find something that gets you so excited that the sun can’t come up early enough in the morning because you want to go do your thing.
  • It can be done, but you have to make it happen.
  • The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account.
  • I was late once and it cost me $50,000. I figure it was cheaper to wear two watches.
  • The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.
  • But if you don’t take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head!
  • I was homeless, but I wasn’t hopeless. I knew a better day was coming.
  • The money thing will come. I know so many people who have so much more money than I. They are miserable. It is so important to be happy.
  • Do something that makes you happy and makes you feel good about yourself.
  • As busy as I am wherever I am, I try to get out and walk the streets, to remember how far I’ve come and appreciate every baby step of the way.
  • Though my mom had too many of her own dreams denied, deferred and destroyed, she instilled in me that I could have dreams. And not just have dreams but had a responsibility to make them reality. My mom taught me from a very early age that I could do anything I wanted to do.
  • I was Chris Gardner, father of a son who deserved better than what my daddy could do for me, son of Betty Jean Gardner who said that if I wanted to win I could win
  • something that makes you feel your work is significant and meaningful. If you just want to make money, that’s a whole different trip. I can’t help you with that.
  • No matter how much money is involved or no matter how easy it is for you to do, if you’re not happy, you are nothing more than a slave to your talent and money.
  • Hunker down, strap in, and hold on. Hold on baby
  • We all understand genetics. You get your eyes from your dad, your mom’s nose, there’s nothing you can do about that. But your spiritual genetics you can choose, pick, embrace and commit to. That’s what I did.

Inspirational quotes by Chris Gardner

  • The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.
  • If you want something, go get it. Period.
  • It can be done, but you have to make it happen.
  • Claim ownership of your dreams
  • Ready or not, Tell yourself to jump
  • You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry aint coming,
  • I hold one thing dearer than all else: my commitment to my son.
  • Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings.
  • Find something that you love. Something that gets you so excited you can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning. Forget about money. Be happy.
  • Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you’ll be surprised at where you might get to.
  • No one ever laid out the sequence of events that led to my mother being prosecuted and imprisoned for alleged welfare fraud.