You see motivational quotes and inspirational quotes posted everywhere. On the streets, on the telly and especially on social media. But why are they so popular? What makes these slogans and catch phrases so special especially if they’ve been said and heard one too many times? Today we’re going to come to understand the psychology behind the popularity of motivational and inspirational quotes.

Life can be quite the challenge. You encounter problems and hardship from every source. Your career, your personal life and even the government. When you expect things to go as planned and they don’t, you hit that bump on the road and the only way to get over it is hard work. Now hard work is exhausting. No one wants to go through hardship, but we got to do what we got to do. So what do we do? We tell ourselves it’s going to be okay. We keep ourselves inspired and motivated.

But why quotes?
Everyday we’re hustling. At work, we hustle. The city where we work in, it’s hustling and bustling. Everything comes and go at a fast pace because if we want to get everything done in a day, we got to juggle. We don’t have the time to watch or read something inspirational to make us feel inspired. I’m sure if we read or watch and inspirational story, the impact is bigger. But it’s not the capacity of motivation we need. There’s a burning passion deep inside in what we do, and when it dims down we just need a quick jump start. Therefore quotes are perfect because we it’s short, impactful and accessible.

If you’re looking to get yourself something to motivate you throughout the day, Printcious has a wide range of customised motivational gifts and products for you to choose from.

Check out this “You Think Big You Get Big” t-shirt from our motivational t-shirt section. If you want want success in life, work hard for it. And when you believe you can, you will.


Mugs are a great place to keep motivational quotes. You’ll probably have coffee in it to keep you energized, so why not have another boost of encouragement? Check out this “A Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted”. For other motivational mugs, check out our other designs of customised motivational mugs.


I absolutely love customised motivational cushions. It’s like having a motivational poster that you can wash, carry around with you and hug. If you like customised motivational cushions too, you’d love this “Do Something That Makes You Happy” cushion.


If you need something to motivate yourself in the office and you’re totally out of space, get yourself a customised motivational mousepad. It’s inspiring and useful to have! This “Yes You Can” is artistic and won’t compromise the style of your desk.


Wear your inspiration on the back of your phone with our selection of customised motivational phone cases. If you want something cutesy and artistic, this “Smile and be Different” motivational phone case is just for you.