gratitude quotesIn some ways, Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. Especially, if it means we pause long enough before stuffing ourselves to express our gratitude for the people, places and things that grace our lives. While life can be hard sometimes, most of us also have plenty to be grateful for. To help get us in the mood, I am posting my Top 27 Favorite Gratitude Quotes from writers, artists, philosophers, musicians and filmmakers.

See what you think. And please feel free to let me know your favorite ones.

  • All art arises out of gratitude, a deep pervasive feeling that you are glad something exists outside yourself, that something can complete you. –Dorothy Koppelman


  • The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.  –Friedrich Nietzsche


  • Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. –William Arthur Ward


  • Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.–Denis Waitley


  • Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. –Aesop


  • I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, want to leave some souvenir.  –Vincent van Gogh


  • At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.–Albert Schweitzer


  • Artists are among the most generous of people. Perhaps inherent in the appreciation of creativity comes a deep, underlying love of humanity and our Earth.  –Kelly Borsheim


  • Gratitude opens the door to… the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. –Deepak Chopra


  • I am filled with gratitude for the ability to live the artist’s life. In my studio. Being an artist. Everyday.  –Mickie Acierno


  • I’m very grateful for an entire lifetime spent involved in this creative process.  –Ron Howard


  • Music and art both spring from a grateful heart.  –Katie Wood McCloy


  • I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music. Anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us. This world would be unlivable without art. Thank you for inspiring me. –Steven Soderberg


  • Gratitude is a many-colored quality, reaching in all directions. It goes out for small things and for large… –Faith Baldwin


  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. –Melody Beattie


  • Art is the giving by each man of his evidence to the world. Those who wish to give, love to give, discover the pleasure of giving. Those who give are tremendously strong. — Robert Henri


  • There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens up the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way. –Jim Rohn


  • An artist gives. Gives visually, gives through courses, or with free advice, through generosity of spirit and through a need to share.  –Veronica Roth


  • Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. –Henri Frederic Amiel


  • Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.–Joseph B. Wirthlin


  • One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.–Carl Jung


  • Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.–John Milton


  • It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.–Eckhart Tolle


  • I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.–Brene Brown


  • We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. –Michelle Obama


  • When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.–Kristin Armstrong


  • When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.–Elie Wiesel

What did you think of these gratitude quotes? Do you have a favorite?

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