40 Good Morning Quotes From Books and Movies

Good Morning Quotes

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.”

~The Truman Show


“Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.

“What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”

~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, Chapter 1, Pages 5, 6


“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”

~Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues


“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”

~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I


“Sometimes, Clark, you are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.”

~Jojo Moyes, Me Before You


“If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!”

~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Chapter 13, Page 97


“I will live this day as if it is my last. …I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, Yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?”

I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. So too, I will beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved. Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others, far better than I, have departed? Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved? Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be?”

~Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World


“I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky. It was morning. Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue. One small cloud scuttled along. Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain while above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness. I heard a shaman say once, the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.”

~Shannon Hale, Book of a Thousand Days


“They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as a time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten.”

~Golding William, Lord of the Flies, (The narrator), Chapter 4, Page 58


“No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.”

Bram Stoker, Dracula


“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”

~Henry David Thoreau, Walden


“At about ten o’clock in the morning the sun threw a bright dust-laden bar through one of the side windows and in and out of the beam flies shot like rushing stars.”

~John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2, Page 18


“And I first saw the trees! The Truffula trees! The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze.”

~Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter–tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning– So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 9, Page 110


“A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.”

~Marcia Carrington


“Good mornin’, good mornin’ to you”

~Singin’ in the Rain (1952)


“Say she rail; why, I’ll tell her plain

She sings as sweetly as a nightingale.

Say that she frown; I’ll say she looks as clear

As morning roses newly wash’d with dew.

Say she be mute and will not speak a word;

Then I’ll commend her volubility,

and say she uttereth piercing eloquence.”

~William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew


“But don’t you ever wake up in the morning and feel like wearing something different? There must be something else in your wardrobe.”

~John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


“You know, it’s funny what you’ll miss when you’re away from home. Now me, I miss the smell of coffee…and bacon frying in the morning.”

~Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe


“The sun gets up. So up with you!”

~Dr. Seuss, Great Day for Up


“The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.”

~Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells


“Fall in love with someone who tastes like adventure but looks like the calm, beautiful morning after a terrible storm”

~Nikita Gill


“I took my morning walk, I took my evening walk, I ate something, I thought about something, I wrote, I napped and dreamt something too, and with all that something, I still have nothing because so much of sum’thing has always been and always will be you. I miss you.”

~Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves


“morning, it touches the nerves quickly as if we were already in the hunter’s sights. the body yawns and stretches in the light. the pilgrimage is about to begin.”

~Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth


“Fall in love
with the energy
of the mornings

trace your fingers
along the lull
of the afternoons

take the spirit
of the evenings
in your arms
kiss it deeply

and then
make love
to the tranquility
of the nights.”

~Sanober Khan

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“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”

~Emily Dickinson


“Do I know what I’m doing today? No. But I’m here, and I’m going to give it my best shot”

~Zoolander (2001)


“The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasure of life. I began to enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars dancing in the moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a glorious summer morning.”

~Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari


“Are you always up this early?’ I asked him.
‘Almost always,’ he said without looking up. ‘It’s beautiful here, but morning light can make the most vulgar things tolerable.”

~Donna Tartt, The Secret History


“Every morning when I wake up, now, I regard it as having another borrowed day.”

~Malcolm X and Alex Haley, Malcolm X


“Begin each day as if it were on purpose”

~Hitch (2005)


“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!”

~Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections On Life and the Human Experience


“Good Morning! Good Morning! The sun is up! Wash! Brush! Comb! Dress! Get up! There is a lot of work to be done!”

~Richard Scarry, What Do People Do All Day?


“Oh, what a beautiful mornin’, Oh, what a beautiful day! I got a beautiful feelin’ Everything’s goin’ my way.”

~Oklahoma! (1955)


“Wake every person, pig, and pup, till everyone on earth is up!”

~Dr. Seuss, Great Day for Up


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”

~Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“I do not understand it. I would not have believed that such things could happen on our farm. It must be due to some fault in ourselves. The solution, as I see it, is to work harder. From now onwards I shall get up a full hour earlier in the mornings.”

~George Orwell, Animal Farm, (Character: Boxer), Chapter 7, Page 85


“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”

~Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book


“It’s a beautiful day. How can I be expected to handle high school?”

~Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


“Now it is no use to lament–we must all work, and work cheerfully; and we will pray every morning and every night that God will bless our endeavors and enable us to provide for ourselves, and live here in peace and safety.”

~Frederick Marryat, The Children of the New Forest


“The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.”

~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin


“BRRRRRRRRR! went the alarm clock, BRRRRR! Mrs. Bear sat up and rubbed her eyes.

‘Good morning, dear,’ she said. ‘Did you sleep well?‘”

~Jill Murphy, Peace at Last


“The world is always young again for just a few moments at the dawn.”

~L. M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs


“What a joyful thing it is to awaken, on a fresh glorious morning, and find the rising sun staring into your face with dazzling brilliancy! -to see the birds twittering in the bushes, and to hear the murmuring of a rill, or the soft hissing ripples as they fall upon the sea-shore!”

~Robert Michael Ballantyne, The Coral Island


“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”

~Meister Eckhart


“I would love to go somewhere else and pick peachy fruits in the early morning from the back of an elefunt.”

~Roald Dahl, The BFG


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