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27 Pop Culture Quotes That Could Be Your New Mantra

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Has your “OM”-ing been growing a bit stale? If you’re looking for something new to chant besides the standard yogic mantras…no problem! Why not take inspiration from your favorite TV show or movie?

Try it out for yourself. Sometimes the best mantras aren’t passed down from sage to sage, but rather from the characters we connect with the most. 

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Here are 27 pop culture quotes that could be your new mantra!

1. “I’m king of the world!” – Titanic

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‘Cause really, you are.

2. “May the Force be with you.” – Star Wars

It’s almost like Namaste, right?

3. “There’s no place like home.” – The Wizard of Oz

And there’s no place like your yoga mat!

4. “I’ll be back.” – Terminator

Tomorrow… for more yoga.

5. “Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” – It’s a Wonderful Life

True, isn’t it?

6. “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” – Casablanca

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With yoga! What more could you ask for in a friend?

7. “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!” – Back to the Future

All you need is the road to your inner self.

8. “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Gladiator

So why not try to be your absolute best self?

9. “Hakuna Matata… it means no worries!” – The Lion King

Sounds like the absolute best mantra to us!

10. “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” – Braveheart

So get out there and live life to the absolute fullest!

11. “I think there’s just one kinda folks. Folks.” – To Kill a Mockingbird

Isn’t that it, really?

12. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Take a break from talking with others all the time, and try to find new ways to connect and communicate with them.

13. “Make ’em laugh!” – Singin’ in the Rain

When all else fails… a smile can always help!

14. “You’ve got a friend in me.” – Toy Story

Try to be a friend to everyone you meet, and see how it can change your life.

15. “That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.” – Up

Embrace every moment, even the boring ones. You never know what will stand out the most further down the road.

16. “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” – Chinatown

When you absolutely can’t change things, don’t waste your precious energy trying to do so. Just let things be, and take it from there.

17. “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!” – Finding Nemo

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When the going gets tough… just keep swimming!

18. “As you wish.” – The Princess Bride

Follow your heart, pursue your dreams, and do as you wish.

19. “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” – Annie Hall

This applies to any relationship. The one you have with yourself, your friends, your family, and yes, your yoga mat. So keep moving forward and growing!

20. “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” – Good Will Hunting

Sounds like something right out of a yoga class! Think about this, and see how it is in your life. Do you feel real loss when it comes to objects, or when it comes to the people in your life?

21. “The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.” – Sex and the City

Pretty self explanatory, no? So go out and find your tribe!

22. “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – The Breakfast Club

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Always remember, everyone has their stuff.

23. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

So stop and smell the roses once in a while!

24. “Smiling’s my favorite!” – Elf

Why not make it your favorite, too?

25. “To thine own self be true.” – Hamlet

This one’s been in the pop culture rotation for, oh… about 400 years. But it’s still completely relevant today!

26. “All you need is love.” – The Beatles

Isn’t it, though?

27. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society

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Go out and do just that!

What pop culture quote will you be taking as your new mantra? Is there one you think we’ve left out? Share with us in the comments below!

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