65 Upbeat Quotes On Success In Life

These upbeat quotes will inspire you. Upbeat is an unaccented beat or portion of a beat in a musical measure or cheerful; optimistic.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging upbeat quotes, upbeat sayings, and upbeat proverbs.

Best Upbeat Quotes

  1. “Writing an upbeat aphorism is a temptation, but decorum forbids.” ~ Mason Cooley
  2. “Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?” ~ Natalie Imbruglia
  3. “Being upbeat is the key to life.” ~ David Frost
  4. “When a leader is upbeat in the face of discouraging circumstances, others admire that quality and want to be like her.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  5. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” ~ Dolly Parton

  6. “If you want to be positive, upbeat, and passionate, you need to take responsibility for being that way.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  7. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~ Maya Angelou
  8. “If you can’t change it.. change the way you think about it” ~ Mary Engelbreit
  9. “I think it’s important to associate with positive, upbeat people.” ~ William Gurstelle
  10. “Music is life. Music defines peoples’ experience on this planet.” ~ Mark Hoppus

  11. “In any walk of life, a positive, upbeat outlook trumps any adversarial act. Revenge is counterproductive. Unproductive emotions limit one’s ability to move forward, to focus, to think positively, to act creatively.” ~ Jon Huntsman, Jr.
  12. “For me, it’s that I contributed, … That I’m on this planet doing some good and making people happy. That’s to me the most important thing, that my hour of television is positive and upbeat and an antidote for all the negative stuff going on in life.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  13. “If you listen to the news, read the news, you’d think we were still in a recession. Well, we’re not in a recession. We’ve had growth; people need to know that. They need to be more upbeat, more positive.” ~ Dan Quayle
  14. “Music is life. Music defines peoples’ experience on this planet. Name one time in your life that wasn’t punctuated by the music you listened to at the time. When people are down, they listen to music that commiserates that emotion. When people are amped up, they listen to more upbeat, loud songs.” ~ Mark Hoppus , Upbeat quotes about life
  15. “People will always criticize. Stay upbeat and love yourself! There’s nothing wrong with being different.” ~ Krystal

  16. “Sure, it’s easy to be upbeat when everything is going your way. Anyone can do that. It is far more important, however, to take a positive approach in circumstances that most people would view as negative.” ~ Ralph Marston
  17. “The regular rhythm and upbeat tunes of military music or marching bands positively affect your mood even if you don’t actually ‘enjoy’ listening to it.” ~ Liz Miller
  18. “There’s this bubblegum pop thing which is prevalent now that we haven’t had before. People’s ears are slightly de-tuned; they’ve been exposed to this weird synthetic, implausibly upbeat, Mickey Mouse stuff which I think is just weird; it’s not really a human sound.” ~ Teddy Thompson
  19. “Originally, the lyrics to “Girl” were really upbeat, and then it didn’t work for me somehow. You need the dichotomy. If you’re doing something happy and light, you need the shadows.” ~ Beck
  20. “Everyone in L.A. is very positive and upbeat, whereas London can get quite miserable at times.” ~ Sienna Miller

  21. “I can’t relate to the idea of suicide. I guess I’m just one of those people that is always optimistic and upbeat. But one day, I sat down. I said ‘You know what? Just to kind of purge myself, I want to see what its like to feel that low’. So I decided to write a suicide note. Yeah, just to kinda flush it out there and put it on a page. And I started to do this, and I had an epiphany. I’ll share this with you: a suicide note that is written by somebody that is not suicidal is called an autobiography. I am on Chapter 58.” ~ Dane Cook
  22. “The truth is, the family is much more creatively nourishing because you’re playing on a full keyboard. Whereas when you’re single, you’re just playing the upbeat jazzy tunes.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  23. “I think music is better listened to with other people. Music is better shared. It depends what situation you’re in – if it’s a song by Tom Waits, it can be nice to be on your own, but if it’s something slightly more upbeat, it’s amazing to be around people.” ~ Tom Odell
  24. “I remember listening to like gospel-y blues tunes. I’d just listen to the rhythm and the music was upbeat. Always upbeat if you get like a good rhythm you can nod your head. You just feel good. But then when you listen to the lyrics it was quite sad.” ~ Michael Kiwanuka
  25. “I’m actually a pretty upbeat person outside of playing music.” ~ Ryan Adams

  26. “And the thing about me is, I have a lot of mellow songs, because they’re the easiest for me to write. I wanted to try to make some more upbeat songs, so, I ended up gravitating toward writing songs with friends, which was a great learning process, and also we came up with great songs. Those are the songs that came out the most naturally.” ~ Priscilla Ahn
  27. “I feel that writers think with their noses to the ground, and the dark stuff kind of comes to me more, even though I really am sort of an upbeat guy. It’s an honest descent into darkness. And you can’t have the joy without the grief – it’s why we listen to Mozart’s ‘Requiem.'” ~ Andre Dubus
  28. “The very funny thing about “Like A Rolling Stone” is it was a six minute song, there was no music to read from. And there I was playing this unfamiliar instrument. So I would come in on the upbeat of one. I would wait until the band played the chord, and then as quickly as I could come in play the chord.” ~ Al Kooper
  29. “I’m not that worried about [my parents] right now because they are happy people. I’m pleased that in their later years, in spite of physical ailments, they’re upbeat.” ~ George W. Bush
  30. “It’s more fun to hang out with someone who’s upbeat and positive than it is to hang out with Hater McWhineypants.” ~ Robin Epstein

  31. “I got hit up for a tampon commercial and so I asked [JD and Jo] if they had anything. Jo sent that over and I was like, “I love this track. Oh my god. It’s so upbeat. It’s so positive. It would be so great for a tampon commercial.” That commercial never came through, so then I just had it. I was like, “That would be great for a Hillary [Clinton] song.” I think it’s so funny that it could be a tampon commercial.” ~ Kathleen Hanna
  32. “It is hard to compare cultures without overgeneralizing, but I think a lot of American poetry has an assertiveness – an upbeat quality – that’s less typical of Canadian poetry. Of course there are poets in both countries to whom that generalization does not apply. Speaking broadly, I’d describe Canadians as being a bit more reserved than Americans. Not less opinionated – just less direct.” ~ James Arthur
  33. “[My favorite decade] probably the ’60s, because there were hardly any rules and heroin hadn’t shown up, so people hadn’t started dying. It was incredibly upbeat, and we almost did change the world. I guess that was the best one .” ~ Lemmy Kilmister
  34. “It’s very common to say that Star Wars in the late ’70s, that was kind of perfect for Cold War culture and the aftermath of Vietnam in the ’60s to have an upbeat, hopeful, cartoonish tale of a hero’s journey. I think those explanations are easy to offer and almost always wrong.” ~ Cass Sunstein
  35. “Pop music has always adopted the style of marrying upbeat melodies to dour lyrics.” ~ Colin Meloy

  36. “You find the most in not any particular denomination specifically. It’s the style of worship. So if we have what we call a charismatic worship style, that means upbeat music and a more lively style of preaching usually, people are allowed to clap, say “Amen,” whether they’re mainline Protestant, conservative Protestant, and Catholics, whatever, they’re much more likely to be integrated.” ~ Michael Emerson
  37. “I really wanted to make something that was exciting for everybody, that everybody could enjoy, that was upbeat and positive and that everybody can dance to.” ~ Corbin Bleu
  38. “You know when you are doing a movie like [Ted Bundy] you try to as much as you can keep it upbeat when you are not working on the scene, so you cannot totally get disgusted and lost in it and also from my point of view I was ignorant to it all what was kind of going on.” ~ Boti Bliss
  39. “I’m interested in pitches that have compelling people and ideas at the core – and a good news peg certainly doesn’t hurt. We look for stories that are solutions-oriented, but not irrationally upbeat, from writers with a strong voice. For LadyJournos, where I’m curating not editing.” ~ Ann Friedman
  40. “Nice characters are boring! I like writing upbeat characters – that’s my natural tendency.” ~ Marjorie M. Liu

  41. “I began studying human emotions more than twenty years ago. At that time, almost every scientist working in this area was studying one of the negative emotions, like fear, anger, anxiety, or depression. I wondered why no scientists cared to explain why we humans sometimes feel upbeat and pleasant. I liked the idea of charting new terrain. It’s been a fun intellectual puzzle. There’s so much to discover!” ~ Barbara Fredrickson
  42. “I’m, by nature, a really optimistic person. It goes back to my parents having been each divorced three times and my finding some way to survive all that. I always managed to survive by being upbeat.” ~ Hector Tobar
  43. “Working on solo material is something I had always dreamed of doing, and I’m incredibly happy with the results. ‘Everything To Me’ is a very personal song to me lyrically; it is such an upbeat and optimistic record, perfect for the summer. I can’t wait for people to hear it!” ~ Shane Filan , Upbeat quotes for work
  44. “If the song was upbeat, we’d get out a funky Harry Connick, Jr. album, some Louis Prima big band, or a Bob Wills swing record for inspiration and swing for the fence, hoping to get that ‘soundtrack to your life’ vibe. And if it was a slow song, we’d go the other way and really make it worshipful.” ~ Bart Millard
  45. “Political statements are usually more direct, and it works with the upbeat music as well, for some reason, the directness of your statements.” ~ Serj Tankian

  46. “Things that Never Cross a Mans Mind is probably one of my favorite upbeat tempo songs because it is just a sassy song, and its a fun song.” ~ Kellie Pickler
  47. “For any thinking person, it (perpetual happiness) is untenable. If you’re a thinking person, your upbeat sometimes, said sometimes.” ~ Ron Suskind
  48. “I try to be upbeat. I read this book which tells you to write down everything that you’re grateful for each day. Now I’m constantly noticing all the little things that make me joyful.” ~ Naomie Harris
  49. “Ours is an upbeat, a hurried, hasty beat. It keeps pressing us to go farther, to include everything so that we can savor everything so that we can know everything so that we will miss nothing. Partly it’s greed, but mainly its curiosity. We just want to experience it. And we do.” ~ Agnes de Mille
  50. “If I had to do a record review, I’d say it’s got a cannibal, consumption, obsessive, violent-sex, romance angle, but with an upbeat swing to it.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  51. “I’m not a person who goes into a deep depression after a defeat. I try to remain reasonably upbeat. I’m realistic enough to know that results of football matches are often unpredictable and, when all is said and done, things don’t always work out as one would wish!” ~ Kevin Keegan
  52. “What’s wrong with you? I asked myself. You are a happy person. You are an upbeat sort of person. Men smile at you on the subway, women ask you what shampoo you use. Cheer up for Christ’s sake, I told myself, relax, you’re fine, be happy, Girl. When I talk to myself I call myself Girl.” ~ Jennifer Belle
  53. “I’ve been offered nymphomaniacs, kleptomaniacs, pyromaniacs, homicidal maniacs and just plain maniacs. I think producers felt that after playing a long series of noble and admirable characters there would be quite a lot of shock value in seeing me play something altogether different. But I prefer upbeat stories that send people out of the theater feeling better than they did coming in. It’s my cup of tea.” ~ Greer Garson
  54. “It was Vivaldi’s Mandolin Concerto, Francesca Abraham realized as the radio alarm went off. Lively, unrelentingly upbeat, it was the perfect tempo in which to start the day. Covering her head with a pillow, she reached out blindly and urgently, desperate to shut the damn thing off.” ~ Naomi Ragen
  55. “I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of India. I think it is a great country with great potential.” ~ Ratan Tata

  56. “”Although who knows? Maybe this will be it, Katniss.” “What?” I ask. “The time it sticks. Maybe we are witnessing the evolution of the human race. Think about that.” And then he asks me if I’d like to perform on a new singing program he’s launching in a few weeks. Something upbeat would be good. He’ll send the crew to my house.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  57. “I have never been able to understand the complaint that a story is “depressing” because of its subject matter. What depresses me are stories that don’t seem to know these things go on, or hide them in resolute chipperness; “witty stories,” in which every problem is the occasion for a joke; “upbeat” stories that flog you with transcendence. Please. We’re grown ups now.” ~ Tobias Wolff
  58. “He was uncomplicated and upbeat and easy. At one point, I might have thought these traits made him a simpleton, but now I think they just translate to happiness.” ~ Emily Giffin
  59. “I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.” ~ Leonard Maltin
  60. “I like being upbeat, positive, happy, enjoying family.” ~ Jamie Lynn Sigler

  61. “And how deeply do I let business considerations affect [screenwriting] choices that might otherwise be more or less esthetic? . . . Do I choose the upbeat rather than the downer ending because I know it will score better at the preview? Can the idea be sold in a single sentence? Can it compete with space aliens and tornadoes and missions impossible?” ~ Edward Zwick
  62. “It’s hard to pin down what makes Weiss’ music so distinctive. Perhaps it’s that even in the ballads, the tone is upbeat, the outlook positive. The way Weiss writes – passionately, wittily and with respect for his fellow musicians – attests to his talent and appetite for creativity, and suggests a long, enjoyable career.” ~ Carlo Wolff
  63. “No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude!” ~ Buddy Valastro

  64. “When we seek a textbook case for the proper operation of science, the correction of certain error offers far more promise than the establishment of probable truth. Confirmed hunches, of course, are more upbeat than discredited hypotheses. Since the worst traditions of “popular” writing falsely equate instruction with sweetness and light, our promotional literature abounds with insipid tales in the heroic mode, although tough stories of disappointment and loss give deeper insight into a methodology that the celebrated philosopher Karl Popper once labeled as “conjecture and refutation.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  65. “The songs, if I write alone in a room, end up being a little more quiet, a little more subdued. If I play with other musicians or percussive instruments, it might end up being a little more upbeat.” ~ Marketa Irglova

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