Rachel Hollis Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, and funny Rachel Hollis quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more quotes by topic on Quotelicious.

  • Full name: Rachel Hollis
  • Born: January 9, 1983
  • Born in: Weedpatch, California, United States
  • Occupation: American author, motivational speaker and blogger
  • Height: 5ft 7in
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Net worth: $2 million

Rachel Hollis quotes about life

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve obliterated my diet with a binge session. One second, I’m floating along just fine, four days into a successful low-carb lifestyle. The next? I’m standing alone in a dark kitchen, eating a sleeve of Ritz crackers and cream cheese with a spoon.

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Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.


Your life is supposed to be a journey from one unique place to another; it’s not supposed to be a merry-go-round that brings you back to the same spot over and over again.

Every single day I’m alive or you’re alive, we’re choosing this life and this persona. We choose to be the stay-at-home mom who loves baking and Pilates. We choose to be a hipster who loves coffee shops and artisan goods. We choose to be a lawyer who runs marathons and only eats organic.

By the grace of God, I will wake up tomorrow and have another chance to do this life better.

Some days I feel as if I’m getting closer to the best version of me. Other days I eat cream cheese for dinner. But the gift of life is that we get another chance tomorrow…

Every single part of your life, your gratitude, the way you manage stress, how kind you are to others, how happy you are, can be changed by a shift in your perception.

Maybe the hardest part of my life is just having the courage to try.

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Life is not supposed to overwhelm you at all times. Life isn’t meant to be merely survived – it’s meant to be lived.


I recognized a great truth; if I wanted a better life than the one id been born into, it was up to me to create it.

God is sending you all kinds of life rafts. Get in the freaking boat!

Childhood trauma is not a life sentence.

Stop waiting on someone else to fix your life.

Rachel Hollis quotes about love

We love pasta at the Hollis home! It’s super easy, and there’s so many different recipes we can make that the boys never get tired of having it.

I love breakfast! Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but I loved waking up to – the smell of bacon in the morning was my favorite thing as a kid!

Ever since I was little, I loved soup! Whether I was sick or had a bad day, my momma would always make me soup!

I love slow cooker recipes – especially during the fall.

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Every single day I’m alive or you’re alive, we’re choosing this life and this persona. We choose to be the stay-at-home mom who loves baking and Pilates. We choose to be a hipster who loves coffee shops and artisan goods. We choose to be a lawyer who runs marathons and only eats organic.


Bacon, bacon, oh I love me some bacon! It’s the secret ingredient to all my favorite recipes. I also could have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

‘The Power of Habit’ is the exact kind of non-fiction I love. It’s smart and interesting, and it changes your perception how you do what you do or why you are who you are.

Motivational Rachel Hollis Quotes about Goal, Success

I have been a working mom as long as I’ve been a mom.

I am one of the most organized people I have ever met, and even with all my planning, I still feel like I’m constantly forgetting things.

Every single part of our persona, no matter how long we’ve rocked it, is a choice we make every day.

Running a marathon was important to me, so I found time to train for it. Writing books is also important to me, so you know what? I carve out the time.

Whatever is going to give you more time, more space, more freedom to find your center? Say yes please, to that!

You are more than you have become.

Dips are the perfect appetizer for any outdoor party! They are super easy to make and equally delicious!

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Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.


Decide that you care more about creating your magic and pushing it out into the world than you do about how it will be received.

Don’t make yourself small so others feel more comfortable.

People treat you with as much, or as little respect as you allow them to.

For me, using a notebook every day keeps me on track! Some people use planners; those are great, too.

At some point, you grow up enough to understand that many people here on earth are different from you: and what you do with that knowledge defines much of your story.

The difficult seasons we walk through are how we learn to build up strength to manage any situation.

Sadness and pain are things you have to sit with and get to know or you’ll never be able to move on.

Whatever standard you’ve set for yourself is where you’ll end up – unless you fight through your instinct and change your pattern.

When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something you’ll find an excuse.

Some of the best presents I get from my children for Mother’s Day are homemade. It makes me so happy to see the time and effort they put into each gift.

It’s time to stop apologizing for who you are. It’s time to become who you were made to be.

Stop letting your head talk your heart out of it.

If you’re living strictly for the future or living in the past, it can make your partner feel neglected. Make yourself focus on the moment you’re in.

Women often live according to rules they get from magazines or media. For example, if I don’t have kids by the age of 30, there must be something wrong with me. Goals are great to have, but having too many expectations won’t work, and worse, it will alienate your partner.

The best way to celebrate the holidays is with some delicious food.

Whenever I am feeling happy or sad, I always find comfort in food.

When it comes to business, diets, working out, writing, or any other dream, success isn’t about how high you fly. Success is about how high you bounce.

Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.

You have to attach some sort of emotional reason to any big goal you’re after, or you will give up.

Embracing chaos might be the journey we take to finding peace.

Continuing to reach for a better version of myself even when people openly judge me for it… I’m gangster like that.

You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled. If you make that choice every single day, regardless of where you are or what’s happening, you will be happy.

We all know you can’t have a Fourth of July barbecue without the fixings that go with it.

I pretty much live in my denim jacket. The best thing about this piece is that I can wear it for every season.

Nothing that lasts is accomplished quickly.

Like most women, I work too hard, spend too many hours hunched over a computer, and not enough time taking care of myself.

There’s no better way to treat your Valentine then with a delicious meal.

What if I just don’t break this promise?

Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves.

No doesn’t mean that you stop; it simply means that you change course in order to make it to your destination

Perspective may help you see that your chaos is actually just a gigantic blessing.

Some of the best dishes I can remember are from my childhood. Sometimes, whenever I want to feel like a kid again, I just whip them up for the family.

Summer at the Hollis household is all about us getting together and enjoying the pool, and Fourth of July is probably one of my favorite holidays to do just that.

Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business. Let me say that again for the people in the cheap seats.

There’s nothing better on Christmas morning than waking up to the smell of breakfast!

A goal is a dream with its work boots on.

I’ve tried digital planners and fancy planners and date books galore, but my tried and true is actually just a large spiral-bound notebook.

Nobody – not a voice of authority, not your mama, not the foremost expert in your arena – gets to tell you how big your dreams can be. They can talk all they want but you get to decide if you’re willing to listen.

As long as you allow someone to treat you badly, they will continue to do so. If you’re not able to value yourself, no one else will either.

It starts with finding the direction you want to go in and then figuring out how to build the habits that will get you there.

Being a boss takes guts and tenacity. Being a boss takes hustle and strength. Getting to the level of boss takes hard work – often times, harder than our male counterpoint because in many industries, we’re fighting our way into a boys’ club.

Nothing is wasted. Every single moment is preparing you for the next.

Having kids in school feels stressful for me.

Be the kind of woman who believes that she is capable of doing amazing things in this world. Be the kind of woman whose own dreams make her nervous and then go ahead and do them anyway. Be the kind of woman who never asks permission to be herself.

Planning and reminiscing can be a good thing… in moderation.

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I am successful because I have never once believed my dreams were someone else’s to manage. That’s the incredible part about your dreams – nobody gets to tell you how big they can be.


I never thought I would be cool enough to pull off a leather jacket. But then I found the perfect one, and it’s so versatile!

An awesome thing about starting your own business? There’s no one there to tell you what to do! But that, you might quickly discover, is a double-edged sword. If you’re not careful, you won’t shower for four days straight, and you’ll spend half your time researching ‘girly, stylish office’ on Pinterest instead of getting any real work done.

Cooking with a cast iron skillet is great because it can also be used for presentation! Simply prepare a delicious meal within it and display it on the table for all to enjoy.

For years, I’ve admired wrist tattoos, but I was always afraid that they would hurt – I’m kind of a weenie about pain. In fact, it’s why I wear so many bracelets on my left wrist. The bracelets represented the words or phrases I’d want to get tattooed but didn’t have the courage to.

Please, please, please stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong color every beautiful thing you’re doing right.

My husband is a high-level executive at one of the largest media companies on the planet. He leads a worldwide team of more people than I can keep track of. He worked his way up from an assistant with drive and determination.

It may seem counterintuitive to some people to take an entire morning or afternoon to prepare food for the week, but believe me, it’s not. You’ll even find that you eat much healthier when you’ve planned your meals ahead.

On walking through hard things, on accepting the season you’re in – even with it sucks.

Let’s be honest: you can’t celebrate fall without it’s leading role – pumpkin! You can incorporate this flavor of the season in so many ways, from candles to lattes, pies to decorations.

Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.

You are beautiful and worthy of good things, and if you don’t believe that, nobody will.

Falling down doesn’t matter, even if you do it a hundred times. All that matters is that you get up again.

I am still here because I didn’t allow the hard time to make weak; I willed it to make me strong.

Every successful business professional I know is constantly learning, reading, growing in their field.

If you don’t find yourself attractive, how do you expect your partner to?

I can think of many reasonable excuses for needing a cocktail, but Cinco De Mayo is always a no-brainer.

As moms, we have so much on our plates. We’re busy, and our family depends on us for a lot of things.

You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.

Two weeks in Hawaii with four kids is one of the dumber ideas I’ve ever had.

I cannot continue to live as half of myself simply because it’s hard for others to handle all of me.

Not having the knowledge just makes you teachable, not stupid. Not being in shape just makes you moldable, not lazy. Not having the experience just makes you eager, not ignorant. Flip the script and force yourself to see the positive where you’ve only seen the negative.

If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

Was there ever a better invention in the cookie world than the Oreo?

The trust? You, and only you are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are. That’s the takeaway.

The second you get set in your ways is the second a newer, fresher, more innovative company is going to come in and take your market share.

To qualify the term ‘boss’ by adding ‘girl’ or ‘babe’ or ‘honey’ or ‘pink’ or whatever other ridiculous, antiquated-gender role assignment the media thinks is cute this month, is, at the least, disrespectful and at the worst, damaging to the way young women view themselves and our fight for equality in the business world.

I wake up each morning and make my schedule, and when I do, I plan the work around when I’ll be able to handle it best.

Never break a promise to yourself.

Avocados are not just for guacamole! You can just about add it to anything for a little more flavor!

I cannot emphasize this enough: you must have a morning routine! The way you begin your day is crucial to the rest of your day. So if you begin it by pressing snooze 15 times, chances are you’re going to be running behind all day long.

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