Based on Chris Gardner’s life story, Pursuit of Happiness is one of the most apt biographical drama films. The weird spelling of ‘Happyness’ in the title comes from a mural that Gardner sees outside his son’s day-care and he complains that ‘happiness’ is incorrectly spelled as ‘happyness’ and needs to be corrected. The movie clearly set apart a new standard towards depicting an emotion capable of making an individual feel motivated and focus on life. EliteColumn has hand-picked some of the best Pursuit of Happyness Quotes quotes from the movie.

40 Inspirational Pursuit of Happyness Quotes

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1. “Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. Alright?” – Chris Gardner

2. “I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish.” – Chris Gardner

3. “The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account.” – Chris Gardner

4. “There is no plan B for passion.” – Chris Gardner

5. “Hunker down, strap in, and hold on. Hold on baby!” – Chris Gardner

6. “You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming.” – Chris Gardner

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7. “This part of my life… This part right here? This is called ‘Happyness’.” – Chris Gardner

8. “I was homeless, but I wasn’t hopeless. I knew a better day was coming.” – Chris Gardner

9. “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.” – Chris Gardner

10. “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.” – Chris Gardner

11. “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.” – Chris Gardner

12. “Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings.” – Chris Gardner

13. “It’s okay to fail; it’s not okay to quit.” – Chris Gardner

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14. “The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.” – Chris Gardner

15. “Do something that makes you happy and makes you feel good about yourself.” – Chris Gardner

16. “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.” – Chris Gardner

17. “If you don’t take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head.” – Chris Gardner

18. “Ready or not, tell yourself to jump.” – Chris Gardner

19. “The most inspiring leaders are not those who do their job but those who pursue a calling.” – Chris Gardner

20. “Start where you are.” – Chris Gardner

21. “Every finish line is the beginning of a new race.” – Chris Gardner

22.“Your struggle is not an excuse, it’s your ammunition.” – Chris Gardner

23. “Make your vision larger than yourself.” – Chris Gardner

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24. “People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner

25. “Claim ownership of your dreams.” – Chris Gardner

26. “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.” – Chris Gardner

27. “I was late once and it cost me $50,000. I figured it was cheaper to wear two watches.” – Chris Gardner

28. “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.” – Chris Gardner

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29. “You got a dream. You gotta protect it.” – Chris Gardner

30. “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.”” – Chris Gardner

31. “It can be done, but you have to make it happen.” – Chris Gardner

32. “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.” – Chris Gardner

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33. “Probably means there’s a good chance. Possibly means we might or we might not.” – Chris Gardner

34. “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.” – Chris Gardner

35. “Do 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.” – Chris Gardner

36. “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.” – Chris Gardner

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37. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Chris Gardner

38. “If you believe you can do it, you will.” – Chris Gardner

39. “Strong people stand up for themselves, the strongest people stand up for others.” – Chris Gardner

40. “It’s your responsibility to pursue what matters.” – Chris Gardner

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