65 Upside Down Quotes On Success In Life

These upside down quotes will inspire you. Upside down having the upper part underneath and the lower part on top or with the upper part where the lower part should be; in or into an inverted position.

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

Best Upside Down Quotes

  1. “I’m always trying to turn things upside down and see if they look any better.” ~ Tibor Kalman
  2. “Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.” ~ John Heider
  3. “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” ~ Rumi
  4. “I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective.” ~ Ursus Wehrli
  5. “The world is upside down, it’s going to take a lot of hands to turn it right side up.” ~ Leymah Gbowee

  6. “When everything gets turned upside down, it only leads to better quality stuff.” ~ John Krasinski
  7. “It’s a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.” ~ Christopher Morley
  8. “Just knowing that the world is round
    Here I’m dancing on the ground
    Am I right side up or upside down?
    Is this real or am I dreaming?” ~ Dave Matthews
  9. “Life is a funny thing, the minute you think you’ve got everything figured out something comes along and turns it all upside down.” ~ Zayn Malik
  10. “Bottom is bottom, even if it is turned upside down.” ~ Bill Vaughan

  11. “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” ~ Hafez
  12. “All it takes is a second and your whole life can get turned upside down.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  13. “I guess I’ve always lived upside down when I want things I can’t have.” ~ Tom Waits
  14. “Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the hell out of it until we make our own place in it.” ~ Elizabeth Lowell
  15. “Our world spins upside down and sometimes we have to lose our grip on the things we value in this life in order to grab on to true life.” ~ Jon Foreman

  16. “If the world is upside down the way it is now, wouldn’t we have to turn it over to get it to stand up straight?” ~ Eduardo Galeano
  17. “Passion is what makes life interesting, what ignites our soul, drives our curiosity, fuels our love and carries our friendship, stimulates our intellect, and pushes our limit…. A passion for life is contagious and uplifting. Passion cuts both ways…. Those that make you feel on top of the world are equally able to turnit upside down.” ~ Jon Krakauer , Upside down quotes about life
  18. “to understand our love they’d have to turn the world upside down” ~ Robert Fulghum
  19. “When my time on earth is done and my activities here are past, I want them to bury me upside down, so my critics can kiss my ass.” ~ Bobby Knight
  20. “I spend a lot of time upside down. It increases the blood flow to the brain, so it really helps your creativity.” ~ Daphne Guinness

  21. “I’m interested when things are upside down – because there are so many possibilities in that one moment. There is a lot that is exposed.” ~ Anna Deavere Smith
  22. “Just go on dancing with me like this forever and I’ll never tire. We’ll scrape our shoe on the stars and hang upside down from the moon.” ~ Stephen King
  23. “Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down” ~ Eric Clapton
  24. “The best path between two points is upside-down, between, then inside-out and round again.” ~ Lulu
  25. “Here at the bottom of the world, everything was upside down.” ~ Lesley Howarth

  26. “Newman’s first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.” ~ Paul Newman
  27. “Live Aid turned our world upside down.” ~ John Deacon
  28. “Someday this upside-down world will be turned right side up. Nothing in all eternity will turn it back again. If we are wise, we will use our brief lives on earth positioning ourselves for the turn.” ~ Randy Alcorn
  29. “I find you can often find humor just by turning something upside-down. Like a… small child.” ~ Emo Philips
  30. “The world has not just “turned upside down”. It is turning in every which way at an accelerating pace.” ~ Tom Peters

  31. “All girls should have a poem written for them even if we have to turn this goddamn world upside down to do it.” ~ Richard Brautigan
  32. “No one expects the rug to be yanked out from underneath them; life-changing events usually don’t announce themselves. While instinct and intuition can help provide some warning signs, they can do little to prepare you for the feeling of rootlessness that follows when fate flips your world upside down. Anger, confusion, sadness, and frustration are shaken up together inside you like a snow globe. It takes years for the emotional dust to settle as you do your best to see through the storm.” ~ Slash
  33. “Turning something upside-down elicits a reversal of content and pointing a steeple into the ground directs it to hell as opposed to heaven.” ~ Dennis Oppenheim
  34. “The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.” ~ Billy Graham
  35. “Look at everything upside down.Take absolutely nothing for granted.” ~ Dick Francis

  36. “When nothing makes sense and the world seems upside down, listen to your heart, it will never lie about your true feelings.” ~ Leon Brown
  37. “I wish I had the power to flip my reality upside down like an hourglass, and that life wasn’t a finite affair, but rather a perpetually recurring passage through a hole in time.” ~ Anne Fortier
  38. “The whole world turns upside down in ten years, but you turn upside down with it.” ~ Spider Robinson
  39. “The ordinary man is living a very abnormal life, because his values are upside down. Money is more important than meditation; logic is more important than love; mind is more important than heart; power over others is more important than power over one’s own being. Mundane things are more important than finding some treasures which death cannot destroy.” ~ Rajneesh
  40. “If you take a frown and turn it upside down, the person you are holding by the ankles will soon pass out.” ~ Woody Allen

  41. “This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence – even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  42. “The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis.  God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!” ~ A. B. Simpson
  43. “All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  44. “Even if my songs are a bit low-spirited, they make me happy. I become happy when I hear sad songs. When you sing about sad things in a beautiful way, the atmosphere turns upside down” ~ John Frusciante
  45. “I’ll tell you what’s fun – finding the right stewardess and turning her upside down in the back of a plane.” ~ Steven Tyler

  46. “As an atheist evolving to agnosticism, and seeking answers to whether or not belief in God is potentially rational, my life was turned upside down 35 years ago by reading C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.” ~ Francis Collins
  47. “There’s such an energy created when the world is turned upside down, and when things are good again it’s nice to take note. Then it goes away. Change. Change means friction. Friction happens where things aren’t quite right, when everything is separating, when nothing is the same. Later you piece it back together.” ~ Laurel Nakadate
  48. “Who are benefits promised to, overwhelmingly? Well, they’re promised to older people. And if you have a society like Europe that is upside down where there are a lot more older people than younger people, you have economic calamity.” ~ Rick Santorum
  49. “I swim in a shaft of light, upside down, and I can see myself clearly, through and through, from every angle. Perhaps I stand on the brink of a great discovery.” ~ Jamaica Kincaid
  50. “Comedy is a socially acceptable form of hostility and aggression. That is what comics do, stand the world upside down.” ~ George Carlin

  51. “Art and education may refine the taste, but they cannot purify the heart and regenerate the individual.  His (Christ’s) words were simple yet profound.  And they shook people, provoking either happy acceptance or violent refection.  People were never the same after listening to him….The people who followed Him were unique in their generation.  They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up.  The world has never been the same.” ~ Billy Graham
  52. “Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.” ~ Shania Twain
  53. “Remember that hate is not the opposite of love as people think.  Hate is love standing upside down; it is not the opposite of love.  The real opposite of love is fear.  In love one expands, in fear one shrinks.  In fear one becomes closed, in love one opens.  In fear one doubts, in love one trusts.  In fear one is left lonely.  In love one disappears; hence there is no question of loneliness at all.  Love is when you have known your inner sky.  There is no higher religion than love” ~ Rajneesh
  54. “Let us keep the discoveries and indisputable measurements of physics. But … A more complete study of the movements of the world will oblige us, little by little, to turn it upside down; in other words, to discover that if things hold and hold together, it is only by reason of complexity, from above.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  55. “I like wearing necklaces, because it lets me know when I’m upside down.” ~ Mitch Hedberg

  56. “I was a small business owner, father, and husband just living out in the suburbs. I kind of had a boring life until Post Secret came and turned that upside down. I printed up 3000 self-addressed postcards and handed them out to people on the street, inviting them to write down a secret on that postcard anonymously and mail it to me. I got a lot of surprises.” ~ Frank Warren
  57. “Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny, trivial incidents, but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds.” ~ William McChesney Martin
  58. “New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it’s a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.” ~ Andrew Cuomo
  59. “The anarchists put the thing upside down. They declare that the proletarian revolution must begin by doing away with the political organization of the state. But to destroy it at such a moment would be to destroy the only organism by means of which the victorious proletariat can assert its newly-conquered power, hold down its capitalist adversaries, and carry out that economic revolution of society without which the whole victory must end in a new defeat and a mass slaughter of the workers similar to those after the Paris commune.” ~ Friedrich Engels
  60. “It’s your birthday today, so what would you say, if we turned that frown upside down” ~ Billie Jean King

  61. “The world of the commodity is a world upside-down, which bases itself not upon life but upon the transformation of life into work.” ~ Raoul Vaneigem
  62. “To escape the power of the unknown, to prove to yourself that you don’t believe in it, you accept its spells. Like an avowed atheist who sees the Devil at night, you reason: He certainly doesn’t exist; this is therefore an illusion, perhaps a result of indigestion. But the Devil is sure that he exists, and believes in his upside-down theology. What, then, will frighten him? You make the sign of the cross, and he vanishes in a puff of brimstone.” ~ Umberto Eco
  63. “Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.” ~ Dave Barry

  64. “A film like Genevieve to my contemporaries is not a film made years ago, but last week or last year. They see me as I was then, not as I am now. I am the reassurance that they have not changed. In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch, it is good to feel that some things and some people seem to stay just as they were.” ~ Kenneth More
  65. “This single Stick, which you now behold ingloriously lying in that neglected Corner, I once knew in a flourishing State in a Forest: It was full of Sap, full of Leaves, and full of Boughs: But now, in vain does the busy Art of Man pretend to vie with Nature, by tying that withered Bundle of Twigs to its sapless Trunk: It is at best but the Reverse of what it was; a Tree turned upside down, the Branches on the Earth, and the Root in the Air.” ~ Jonathan Swift

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