Inspirational Quotes

Power of Quotes

There is something about inspiration quotes that moves us as humans, they allow us to overcome challenges or feel good about ourselves.

Many of these inspirational quotes came—famous, influential, and often just ordinary people. Otherwise. They do have something in common—they make us pause and read, like and share and yes write them down in our journals.

What Makes Inspirational Quotes Powerful?

They command a deep connection to the reader through a combination of good wordsmithing, emotional connection, and unique yet ability to be relevant to different types of people.

People who are inspired by quotes to find them richer than those who do not. Many phrases and sayings have a historical context that explains their origin. Others have evolved over time with either a replacement of a word or an addition to the phrase.

There are no clear standards when it comes to length for many inspirational quotes-some are simply two words, others transform into a sentence, most seems to fall in between.

Although English is the most widely spoken language in the world, there is no correlation between language and number of quotes. Motivational quotes have been with us for a long time regardless of language and culture.

The Power of Language

To understand the origins of many inspirational quotes, one must look at language in the sense of how we translate thoughts into words. Language power translates to phrases as a combination of words that carry so much weight. When we read a quote that is moving or a speech that is inspirational, we often draw comparisons to our own experience in that moment.

Since we focus on the Caribbean, we will list some of the best inspirational quotes originated from the Caribbean or said (or made popular) by persons from the Caribbean.

“far noh mattah wat dey say,
come wat may,
we are here to stay
inna Inglan,
inna disya time yah…”
― Linton Kwesi Johnson, Inglan Is A Bitch

“I am persecuted because of my writings, I think, therefore, that I should write some more.”
― Dr. Eric Williams, History of the People of Trinidad and Tobago

‘Tank yu’ nu buy half bit bread__Payment is more useful than expressions of gratitude

A eyeful en a bellyful__Seeing is different from having.

All crab fine dey hole__Everyone finds their place in life.

“True friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it’s dark around you.” ~ Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” ~ Bob Marley

“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.” ~ Bob Marley

“There is something fresh and crisp about the first hours of a Caribbean day, a happy anticipation that something is about to happen, maybe just up the street or around the next corner.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson