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50 Best Badass Quotes To Motivate the Sh*t Outta You (Updated 2022)

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Last Updated on 2 years by Iva Ursano

I love, love, wait one more, LOVE badass quotes!! Every time I read one you can almost hear me shouting “Hell YES!!!”. You too? I came up with 20 quotes about being a badass last year but I’ve updated this post to add 30 more sassy quotes.


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Sometimes we need badass quotes to motivate the sh*t out of us!


You find yourself absorbed in positive affirmations on FB and Instagram and Pinterest and all other social media sites because, really, that’s where all your answers lie, right? You drown in a sea of rainbows and unicorns, magic, and butterflies. Fluff and flowers.

Is it helping though? I’m guilty of scrolling feeds looking for inspirational messages in a post.

Sometimes the best badass quotes show up at just the right moment and I find myself screaming “Omg that’s so true!!!!” Or is that just me?

Anyway, in my tumultuous years, I’ve come up with a few quotes about being a badass! In this post, I’m going to share them with you and hope you have your HELL YA moments too!!

You know sometimes, fluffy doesn’t quite cut it. We need something hard-hitting and powerful to shake us up and wake us up. Tough love if you will. I hope these will serve as your daily inspirational quotes for when times are tough and you are down.

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This post originally started with 20 of the best badass quotes but I’ve since updated it added 30 more super awesome quotes. I hope you enjoy these quotes and please don’t forget to pin the ones you like and love and share out this post! Thank you love you!

  • If you want to change, then change. No one is going to do that for you.

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  • When you get tired of hearing the sound of your whine, you will know it’s time to start doing something about your life. Until then, nothing will happen.
  • You’re not waiting for the right time, you’re simply afraid. Fear is keeping you from your dream life. Saying you are waiting for the right time is just an excuse.
  • The more you say you can’t the more you are going to start believing it. I got a better idea. Start saying you CAN and watch what happens.
  • How about you stop blaming others for all the crap in your life all the time and start taking responsibility for your life?
  • Of course it’s scary! Life is scary and so far you ain’t doing too bad of a job. Face your fear.
  • I can’t help you. Nobody can. The only person who can help you is you. Go help yourself!!
  • The only way to get what you want in life is to get off your arse and make it happen! ~Steven Aitchison
  • You can handle whatever crap life throws at you. You are stronger than you think.

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  • Spread more love and less hate please. The more hate you feel, the more hate will show up and stay in your life
  • Life has an expiration date. The problem with that is, we don’t know when it is. Smarten up and go live.
  • Don’t cry about yesterday. It’s over. Do something today to make your tomorrow better. Just stop crying over yesterday’s crap.
  • You control your life. Not your family, your partner or anyone else. If they do, it’s because you are letting them.
  • Stop talking about it and just do it.
  • The longer you talk about your problems, the longer they will stay. Do yourself a favour and start talking about solutions.
  • I got this far because my desire for a better life was stronger than my desire to stay in misery.
  • It doesn’t matter how many times you got pushed down, get up!! Keep getting up. Don’t stay down. Show them how strong you are.
  • Yesterday sucked. I get it. You were hard done by. We all were. Forgive, forget and move on. Life is too damn short.

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30 More of the Best Badass Quotes

  • Don’t wish for things to be easier, wish you were better and stronger!

  • It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine

  • Keep moving forward and don’t give a sh*t about what anyone thinks. This is your life, not theirs. 

  • Behind every dope woman is one helluva story

  • Today, be the badass girl you were too lazy to be yesterday.

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  • Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.

  • I’m not a princess, I don’t need saving. I’m a queen. I got this sh*t!

  • Some people visit my past way more than I do. I don’t live there anymore babe. Keep up

  • A strong woman doesn’t seek revenge. She moves on and let’s Karma do the dirty work.

  • Keep doing what you’re doing. We’re all being judged by someone who isn’t even close to having their sh*t together. 

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  • Don’t ever be afraid to shine. Remember the sun doesn’t gaf who it blinds.

  • If you’re still searching for that one person who will make you happy and change your life, look in the mirror.

  • My strength didn’t come from lifting weights. It came from picking myself back up every time life kicked my *ss and knocked me down. 

  • If their absence brings you peace, you didn’t lose them.

  • Handle all your stressful situations like a puppy. If you can’t eat it or play with it, pee on it and run away!

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  • I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things that are no good for me

  • Broken girls evolve into unstoppable women ~r.h.sin

  • I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me

  • I wasn’t ready for half the sh*t I went through but obviously I’m built for it. 


  • If you hate me, hate me alone. Don’t be out there lying about me trying to recruit people to hate me with you.

  • Stop wasting your time on the wrong people

  • I like to smile at people who don’t like me

  • I don’t have an attitude problem. You have a problem with my attitude and that’s not my problem

  • Don’t judge me. You don’t know half the sh*t I went through to get to where I am today. Accept me for who I am now or move the f**k on. 

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  • I stopped waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and lit that b*tch up myself.

  • The only people upset about you setting boundaries are the ones who were benefiting from you having none. 

  • Stop breaking yourself down into bite size pieces to serve others. Stay whole and let them choke

  • You inspire me to be nothing like you

  • Sometimes you have to unfollow people in real life. 


What are your favourite sassy quotes that motivate and empower you?

Do you have some favourite badass sayings that really drive it home for you? What are some of your go-to sassy quotes that fire you up and make you yell “HELL YA”?? Go ahead and share them below in the comments section! I’d love to hear what some of yours are!

You know, sometimes you don’t need someone to rub your back and tell you everything is going to be ok.

Sometimes we need someone who is going to smack us upside the head and tell us to snap out of it and grow a pair. It’s time. Do it.

You so got this. I hope these meaningful and badass quotes about life will help you.

Peace and Love


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    1. Hey thanx Michelle and thanx for dropping your comment! I appreciate you always. xoxo Love you!

  1. Saving this so I can refer back to it as often as I need too! Thanks Iva, you are amazing! Love all your life’s lessons. One day I will be a badass just like you!

    1. Hey thanx Monette. These are some of the quotes I used to repeat to myself all the time to get me out of my funk. They work. And you ARE badass just like me!! love you…xoxo

  2. The language is “tough” but the
    thought is “tough love” and the
    lesson is “make a plan” take action
    and go after your dream.
    It takes courage. The best people I
    know or have known – were “overcomers” and people who grew
    up and faced their challenges.

    1. Hi Betty thanx for your comment and for visiting the blog. Sometimes tough love is in order. I know I sure as heck needed it when I hit my all time low.

      Iva xo

  3. Hey how scary & so true in so many ways. Really trying to apply alot of whats in there, it takes many hours of pondering. Will copy this and email it to myself so i can look at regularly. Very good advice ?

    1. These are the quotes that snapped me out of my poop life Jo. Glad you liked it.

      xo iva xo

  4. Hey Thanks for such a wonderful collection of Quotes which really motivates the inner in you….. Made my day…. and by reading day by day I will make a beautiful life…

  5. Good Morning and thank you for the beautiful quotes, my favourite one is the one which says : The key to success is not through achievement but through enthusiasm., keep going thank you.

  6. My kind of quotes! I have made up similar ones too. Can I use yours and acknowledging you of course, on my life coaching page?

    1. Hi Vanda thank you so much. I would love that. Be sure to share the link so I can share it out. Email it to me here > [email protected]

    “I Love You! I May Not Know You, but If People Can Hate For No Reason, Than I Can Love For No Reason!”💗

    1. I love that quote too!!! Thanx for sharing it xoxo and I love you!!

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