I have a love-hate relationship with the word “impossible.” On the one hand it is a challenging and motivational word. It fires me up, and leads me to action.
On the other hand, it is a word that too often crops up in my vocabulary when I’m frustrated and tired. Thankfully, quotes like these let me know the true nature of the beast.
Here are my top 10 favorite quotes about the word, “Impossible.”
“Every noble work is at first impossible.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
~ Audrey Hepburn
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
~ St. Francis of Assisi
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” ~ Walt Disney
“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.”
~ Theodore Roethke
“Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.”
~ Robert H. Schuller
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.”
~ Tony Robbins
“If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
~ Samuel Johnson
“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”
~ Doug Larson
“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
~ Lewis Carroll
“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.”
~ M. C. Escher
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
~ Charles R. Swindoll
See, I knew it was impossible to only pick 10…
So think of this as an impossible dozen.
Question: What is your favorite Impossible quotation?