The Surprisingly Relevant Life Lessons We Can Learn from Children’s Characters

While technically geared towards children, there are many characters in kids’ media that have motivational advice and life-changing messages for people of any ages. From movies about finding your purpose to shows that teach how to get along with others, there are usually important lessons that nearly anyone can benefit from.

Disney has been a leader in children’s entertainment for years, and it’s no surprise why. Their wholesome stories like “Frozen”, “Up”, and “Inside Out” go beyond traditional fairy tales and tell stories with messages that are relevant to adults and children alike.

Children’s equipment website AAA State of Play put together a compilation of some of the most inspirational and motivational quotes from beloved children’s characters. See which characters they chose to impart some wisdom.

Some of the most memorable quotes on the list:

  • “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” — Edna Mode, The Incredibles
  • “Just keep swimming.” — Dory, Finding Nemo
  • “There’s no one I’d rather be than me.” — Ralph, Wreck-It Ralph
  • “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” — Rapunzel, Tangled

What’s your favorite quote on the list?



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Molly Underwood

Molly Underwood

Graphic designer living in Los Angeles. Lover of movies, coffee, and a good cheese board.