24 Inspirational Mark Manson Quotes on Life

Born: March 9, 1984, Austin, Texas, USA


Short Biography


Mark Manson is an American self-help author and also a blogger since 2008. He has authored 3 unique books as of 2019, two of which, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, were The New York Times bestsellers.

Mark Manson Quotes


“Decision-making based on emotional intuition, without the aid of reason to keep it in line, pretty much always sucks. You know who bases their entire lives on their emotions? Three-year-old kids. And dogs. You know what else three-year-olds and dogs do? Shit on the carpet.” /Mark Manson
“Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth.” /Mark Manson
“If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success.” /Mark Manson
“If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.” /Mark Manson
“Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” /Mark Manson
“No matter where you go, there’s a five-hundred-pound load of shit waiting for you. And that’s perfectly fine. The point isn’t to get away from the shit. The point is to find the shit you enjoy dealing with.” /Mark Manson
“Travel is a fantastic self-development tool, because it extricates you from the values of your culture and shows you that another society can live with entirely different values and still function and not hate themselves. This exposure to different cultural values and metrics then forces you to reexamine what seems obvious in your own life and to consider that perhaps it’s not necessarily the best way to live.” /Mark Manson
“Challenge yourself to find the good and beautiful thing inside of everyone. It’s there. It’s your job to find it. Not their job to show you.” /Mark Manson
“Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.” /Mark Manson
“People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good.” /Mark Manson
“To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action;” /Mark Manson
“You cannot be a powerful and life-changing presence to some people without being a joke or an embarrassment to others.” /Mark Manson
“The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.” /Mark Manson
“It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.” /Mark Manson
“We suffer for the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change. We have evolved to always live with a certain degree of dissatisfaction and insecurity, because it’s the mildly dissatisfied and insecure creature that’s going to do the most work to innovate and survive.” /Mark Manson
“The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.” /Mark Manson
“Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.” /Mark Manson
“In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And like the road not taken, it was the fucks not given that made all the difference.” /Mark Manson
“Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a fuck about anymore.” /Mark Manson
“Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.” /Mark Manson

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