She believed she could so she did.

My very favorite inspirational quote.

The first time I saw it, not long after I had graduated college, it was printed on a funky wooden brooch by an artist at a craft fair. I pinned it to a jacket, and wore it for ages. From then on, it was like…it was mine. I claim it! (Even though I’ve been told it was penned by R.S. Grey, from her book, Scoring Wilder.)

Now, I repeat it to myself like a mantra, whenever I need a little boost.

Hey, maybe that’s your favorite too. Maybe there’s another. Maybe you just haven’t found the one that calls out to you yet. And I’m hoping to help with this roundup of wonderful inspirational quote art, perfect for a home office.

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So, I’ve scoured Etsy for some of my other favorite inspirational quotes. All beautifully designed by a variety of different artists.

You can definitely tell that I have a thing for simple design, though I’m not afraid of a bit of color. And my favorite quotes tend to be quick and pointed, rather than rhyme-y and cute.

But hey, you know? Whatever it is that works for you to get you to take action, snap out of a rut, or break out of your comfort zone and try something entirely new in your life — well, that’s the one that’s perfect for you.

(Some of the options are even downloadable and ready to print. Nice to know inspiration can be affordable too!)

 

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She believed she could so she did | Rain City Design Co

It’s not the exact one hanging in my own room, but I love this artist’s simple style, and the personality of the lowercase script.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Never too late to be...- George Eliot | Happy Thought Shop

It’s never too late to be what you might have been | Happy Thought Shop

George Eliot’s quote is perfect for those of us in the process of reinvention ourselves, and I love the way the friendly typography here keeps the quote feeling less like a command, and more like a girlfriend giving you a supportive nudge.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: You = Wonder Woman | Patrician Prints

You = Wonder Woman | Patrician Prints

How amazing is this! It’s not just typography, it’s wonderful artwork that pops off that faded dictionary page so perfectly. Note the genius of the word “Amazon” at the very top. (As in, warrior queen, not online mall.)

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Do one thing every day that scares you - Eleanor Roosevelt | Le Marigny on Etsy

Do one thing every day that scares you | Le Marigny

This is a case where color absolutely brings Roosevelt’s notorious inspirational quote to life in the perfect way. How gorgeous (and not scary-at-all) are these colors? Plus, she offers some other options in the shop.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: You did not wake up to be mediocre | Buy It B*tches

You did not wake up to be mediocre | Buy Now B*tches

Say it loud and say it with all caps typography for the win! PS, I love everything in this shop, which isn’t entirely SFW — unless of course it’s your home office. In which case anything goes. One of the many benefits of a home office!

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Inspirational quote art for the home office: Dreams don't work unless you do | Design Minimalism

Dreams don’t work unless you do  | Design Minimalism

How stunning is this simple, perfectly typeset quote? I really dig how it’s designed so that the words DREAMS and WORK pop out to me first.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Do what you love, love what you do | Girl Friday Paper Arts

Do what you love, love what you do | Girl Friday Paper Arts

Sometimes the simplest statements are the ones that really grab you most. Do you love what you do? If not, maybe it’s time to make that happen. (And grab the print that inspired you, while you’re at it.)

 

Inspirational quote art for your home office: You can do hard things | Henry Layne

You can do hard things | Henry Layne

This is another case where color feels right. Like the balance of the soothing flowers at the bottom become a metaphor for the future rewards you’ll reap from your accomplishments. After you tackle those hard things, of course.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Believe you can and you're halfway there | Print Happy Studio

Believe you can and you’re halfway there | Print Happy Studio

Belief in yourself is something I think a lot of women find challenging, no matter how much evidence there is to support that you can and you should. So this kind of quote requires a little more oomph… typography that feels more like a firm hand on your shoulder than a whisper in your ear. Perfection.

Inspirational Quote art for your home office: You Got This | California Daydream

You got this | California Daydream

I know I’m not the only one who repeats this to myself. All of the time. In fact, the artist created this for herself originally, and I love that she reproduced it for her shop to share with all of us. And that slightest tint of color in the background? Love.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Greatest fear is not that we are inadequate | art by Rain City Prints

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate… | Rain City Prints

A lot of people know the first line of this Marianne Williamson quote (my other favorite that has hung on my bulletin board for years) and I’m so happy to find this fantastic artwork that displays it in its entirety. Especially because that last line is so powerful — you can tell the artist sees that too. I also love that she cited Williamson, because this quote is often attributed to Nelson Mandela.

Not that he didn’t have some amazing things to say too! But let’s give women credit where it’s due; that doesn’t always happen.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Do something today that your future self will thank you for | Curly Bracket Design

Do something today that your future self will thank you for | Curly Bracket Design

This is another smart, motivating way to try something new and break out of a daily rut. And the simplicity of the typography almost feels meditative to me. So classic and clean and calming.

Inspirational quote art for the home office: Be focused, be determined -Michelle Obama | Print Happy Studio

Be focused, get determined, be hopeful, be empowered | Print Happy Studio

From one of the most focused, determined, hopeful, and empowered women in my lifetime. I love everything about this design and I could probably stare at it all day. (Well, as long as it didn’t get in the way of me focusing.)

Inspirational quotes for your home office: Your dream is so worth it | Buy It B*tches on Etsy

Your dream is so worth it | Buy Now B*tches

Boom. What else is there to say?

 

 

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