27 Inspirational Hugh Macleod Quotes

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I have rounded up some of the best inspirational Hugh MacLeod quotes for you to enjoy and be inspired by.

Hugh is a cartoonist, creative entrepreneur and a published author who has built his business based on cartoons drawn on the back of business cards. His mission is to affect change in business and business culture, using his distinct style of drawing. 

Hugh’s cartoons provoke, make people think and make people feel motivated and happy! 

Read on and be motivated by this collection of Hugh MacLeod Quotes.

Inspirational Hugh McLeod Quotes

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please. ~ Hugh Macleod

Fail cheap. Fail quick. Fail often. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Exactly. ~ Hugh Macleod

The only people who can change the world are people who want to. And not everybody does. ~ Hugh Macleod

Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside. ~ Hugh Mcleod 

The bars of West Hollywood and New York are awash with people throwing their lives away in the desperate hope of finding a shortcut, any shortcut. And a lot of them aren’t even young anymore; their B-plans having been washed away by Vodka & Tonics years ago. Meanwhile their competition is at home, working their asses off. ~ Hugh Macleod

This is it, fight like hell. ~ Hugh Macleod

It’s about what YOU are going to do with the short time you have left on this earth. ~ Hugh Mcleod

Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. Hold back and you won’t. It’s that simple. ~ Hugh Macleod

Believe in the future by creating it first. ~ Hugh Macleod 

The best way to get approval is not need it. ~ Hugh Macleod

Admit that your own private Mount Everest exists. That is half the battle. ~ Hugh Macleod

Your idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours alone. The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing. The more amazing, the more people will click with your idea. The more people click with your idea, the more it will change the world. ~ Hugh Macleod

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Find something you love to do and then excel at it. ~ Hugh Macleod 

Live on the edges or not at all. ~ Hugh Macleod 

You have to find your own shtick. A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own. ~ Hugh Macleod

I work extremely hard doing what I love, mainly to ensure that I don’t have to work extremely hard doing what I hate. ~ Hugh Macleod

You don’t need permission, you need to act. ~ Hugh Macleod

 Intoxicated by possibility. ~ Hugh Macleod 

If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you. ~ Hugh Macleod

The hunger will give you everything and it will take from you, everything. It will cost you your life, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it. But knowing this, of course, is what ultimately sets you free. ~ Hugh Macleod

Make something that matters. ~ Hugh Macleod

That’s why we’re here, to make a dent in the universe. ~ Hugh Macleod 

All big ideas started out as word of mouth. ~ Hugh Macleod

God gave us the inner fire without which we’d be nothing. ~ Hugh Macleod 

If you have nothing to say. You should blog about it. ~ Hugh Macleod

This is it. There is no tomorrow. Decide now. Then do it. ~ Hugh Macleod

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I hope you enjoyed this awesome collection of Hugh Mcleod quotes.

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  • Sebastian Aiden Daniels June 30, 2014, 7:02 am

    I’ve never heard of Hugh McLeod, but I loved all of these quotes. They definitely inspired me. “The best way to get approval is to not need it.” What an amazing way to state it. I’m glad I read these quotes. It is a great way to start my week : D.

    • Tess June 30, 2014, 11:41 am

      Check out his website and his cartoons. I wanted to add one to the post but didn’t have permission! Stay inspired!

  • Elle June 30, 2014, 11:13 am

    Dear Tess, like Sebastian, I too haven’t heard of Hugh McLeod. These quotes are all little gems in their own right. As a ‘quotey’ at heart I love me some good quotes and these are truly classic. Thanks for the introduction. 🙂

  • Tess June 30, 2014, 11:42 am

    Hi Elle,

    You quotey! I love that. The guy is amazing. Check out his cartoons!

  • Melissa June 30, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Priceless, “Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside. ~ Hugh Mcleod

    Thanks for putting something out that has inspired me yet again Tess!

  • Cathy Taughinbaugh June 30, 2014, 6:45 pm

    Love the quotes, Tess. This one speaks to me, “If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.” ~ Hugh Macleod. Thanks for sharing – I was not aware of Hugh, so appreciate the insights.

  • Fran Sorin July 3, 2014, 1:29 pm

    Tess- One of my favorite bloggers out there so you hit a home run with me. What a treat to be surrounded by ‘Hughisms’. Have a great 4th! xo-Fran

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