20 Quotes From Artists That Will Inspire You To Follow Your Dreams

There are times in life when we go through difficult moments and feel like giving up altogether. But sometimes, a motivational boost is all we need to get back on our feet and move forward with our lives.

That being said, idols are no different than us. In order to get to where they are now, hard work and perseverance were – and still are – the main keys to succeed in the music industry. From a panoply of straightforward tips and profound messages, here are 20 memorable quotes from artists in the Korean entertainment industry that will hopefully inspire you to follow your dreams!

1. Tablo

“I don’t want to be a person with full hands resting from dreams, but a person full of dreams unable to rest his hands.”

2. BTS’s Rap Monster

“Everyone suffers in their life. There are many sad days. But rather than sad days, we hope to have better days. That’s what makes us live. That’s what makes us dream.”

3. WINNER’s Song Mino

“There is no such thing as a worthless experience, there’s always something to learn.”

4. INFINITE’s Nam Woohyun

“Imagine and dream, then the world will change to how you want it to be.”

5. Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany

“Even if people tell you otherwise, if you believe in yourself, you can do everything.”

6. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon

“Work until your idols become your rivals.”

7. GOT7’s Jackson

“If you have a dream, then you shouldn’t give up no matter what. You can’t be successful if you don’t fail.”

8. EXO’s Kai

“If someone works hard at something for ten thousand hours, I believe that they would at least fill up what they wanted to achieve.”

9. SHINee’s Choi Minho

“If you don’t give up your hopes and dreams, then there’ll always be a good ending.”

10. Gong Minzy

“As long as you keep running towards your dreams and wishes, they’ll come true one day.”

11. Zico

“If you haven’t experienced frustration, don’t hope for joy.”

12. Jay Park

“Instead of an elegant warning, you need to bring a strong deal. That’s the only way you’ll gain what you want.”

13. iKON’s Bobby

“I think reaching the top is ambiguous in and of itself. Above the top is the sky, above that is the universe, and even above that there’s going to be something else. I always want to be growing, higher than the sky and the universe.”

14. BIGBANG’s Daesung

“Anyone who is not making mistakes is not trying hard enough for their dreams.”

15. Mir

“If I sleep now, I can dream. If I stay awake, a dream can come true.”

16. CL

“I always see people I admire and think “if they can do it, I can too,” and it makes me try harder. I’d like people to see me and not give up in their endeavors.”

17. Bang Yong Guk

“There’s nothing you should give up on just because you’ve lost your way.”

18. Rain

“If you were to ask me the reason why I tried so hard, there is no reason. Trying as hard as possible is everyone’s duty in life.”

19. TVXQ’s Yunho

“Believe in yourself, even if you feel like turning back at times. Don’t run away. Little by little, you will get closer to achieving your dreams.”

20. Nicole

“Effort does not betray you. If it ever does, that just means you didn’t put enough effort into it.”

Hey Soompiers, what are some of your favorite inspirational quotes from K-pop idols and artists? Let us know in the comments below!

Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.

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