9 Quotes That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood

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You probably don't need to be told happiness is good for your health. You can feel it.

But the affects of happiness on your physical health are large enough that scientists and researchers have investigated the connection, noting improvements in stress, heart health, and even the immune system.

Yes, there are studies that show that daily affirmations don't work for everyone. But wise words from famous women, film, and literature can still be inspiring — even if they don't manage to change your life, and make you a healthier person. At the very least, they'll improve your mood. At their best, they can power you through the hectic work day.

Ahead, we've compiled a list of real talk from celebrities, authors, movie characters, and wise women. May these quotes inspire you and help you weather it all!


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— Demi Lovato, talking about fighting addiction and an eating disorder, in an interview with Seventeen from April 2011.
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Shailene Woodley, talking about finding peace and happiness in an interview with InStyle from February 2016.
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Drew Barrymore, on the connection between happiness and beauty, in her interview with People magazine for their "World's Most Beautiful" issue in 2007.
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—Emma Watson, in her acceptance speech for the 2013 MTV Trailblazer Award.
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—Brooke Shields, model, actress, and author of Down Came The Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.
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—Cindy Crawford, on the advice she has for people who worry about aging, in an interview with Elle, in 2014.
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—Laverne Cox, on the advice she would give to young trans or genderqueer kids trying to present their true selves to the world, in an interview with Rookie magazine, in 2014.
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—Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, on finding happiness from within, from her retrospective short film, Yours And Mine.
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—Heath Ledger, as Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You.
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