25 Intentional Living Quotes to Live By

intentional living Jan 27, 2023
Get inspired with these intentional living quotes. Quotes to help you live life on Purpose.

When we're intentional, we live life on purpose. We focus on what matters most. Get inspired with these living with intention quotes

So many people these days are feeling ‘stuck’ and going from day to day, task task to task, scroll to scroll. 

It is so easy to get caught up in the mundane habits of everyday life.

 Trust me, I am guilty of this and there is absolutely no judgment here. 

Some days, guess what, we need to zone out for a bit to get re-centered. However, there comes a point in time, that we need to also pull ourselves out of the haze and back on track in being intentional about our life. 


I have been feeling a little ‘off; lately - my energy has been off, I have been feeling a bit agitated, a bit jealous of others and really just not in a place I want to be.

When I struggle to be living my life with intention and purpose, coming back to quotes of encouragement often helps me to re-centre and re-frame the thoughts that are taking me away from my dharma. 

Creating a life you love doesn't happen by accident. It happens in the every-day moment by moment  choices you make on how you choose to live your life. 

Since I was a young girl, I have always been attracted to quotes. 

How others word things to make me see a situation in another light has always amazed me. 

Over the years, I have amassed a collection of quotes of encouragement in my journals, on my computer, on my phone… when I see something I love I immediately copy and paste it into a Mater Google doc - whether it is on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram…. I encourage you to do the same… 

The other day I was going through some of my many  lists of quotes and wanted to put together 30 of my favourite Intentional Living quotes. 

So today I wanted to share some with you in case you needed a pick me up or reminder. Make a Pinterest Board and save your favourites! 

25 Living Intentionally Quotes to Remind you of What is Important in Life

An unintentional life accepts everything and does nothing. An intentional life embraces only the things that will add to the mission of significance. 

-John C Maxwell

Living with Intention means saying no to the things that aren’t important so we can say yes to what matters most. 

- Crystal Paine

The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.

- Hermann Hesse

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson



Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us. 

- Richie Norton

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. 

 - Sheryl Sandberg




Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. - Richie Norton

Your life should consist of more than commuting, working, eating, surfing the Internet, sleeping and watching TV. Your life should be filled with purpose-driven experiences and projects that bring excitement, passion, energy, and authentic meaning and joy into your life.  - Richie Norton

Create a life by design, not a life by default. Ground yourself in your Core Values, Create your life vision and say yes to what you really want in life and no to what you don't"

-Lora deVries



You don't feel like your best self when you fall apart, but you have to fall apart to become your best self.

- Richie Norton

Truly being authentic is knowing what matters to you, on the deepest level of who you are, and committing always to act from that authentic center.

-Richie Norton

Intentional living is a lifestyle. It is a holistic way to show up for the things that matter most in your life.

-Lora deVries


Once you plant the seed of intentionality; your life will begin to flourish

-Lora deVries 

If you want to trust yourself, make decisions that are grounded in your authentic principles. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t push others down to obtain success. -Richie Norton

You gotta make it a priority to make your priorities a priority.

-Richie Norton

TIME: Today Is My Everything

-Richie Norton

Confusion, when embraced, is the starting point for discovery, direction and decision.

-Richie Norton

Normal is never one of a kind. One of a kind is never normal. Richie Norton

Freedom on the inside comes when validation from the outside doesn’t matter. -Richie Norton



“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

- Annie Dillard



“I don’t say no because I am so busy. I say no because I don’t want to be so busy.” - Courtney Carver


The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.



“The best things in life aren’t things.”


Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.

-Nathan W. Morris



Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.




If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

- Maya Angelou



I hope these inspirational quotes gave you the pick me up or reminder you needed today. 


As mentioned above, I really recommend keeping quotes you like.... in a digitial file like a Google Doc, or Pinterest Quote Board or writing them in your journal. 


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