Bullet Journal Quotes: 30+Inspirational Quotes for 2021

This is the ultimate list of bullet journal quotes to put in your notebook.

As a rule, you can create quotes for bullet journal as a:

  • separate bujo page
  • a part of a bigger spread (for example, weekly spread)

So if you’re wondering what else you can write in your bullet journal, quotes may be a good option for you.

Without a doubt, quotes may help you:

  • get inspired
  • be motivated
  • more importantly, stay motivated
  • just be creative and have fun

With this in mind, here I gathered the best quotes of all time. 

For example, you can find here:

  • bullet journal New Year quotes
  • quotes for the entire 2021
  • funny and cute quotes
  • good short quotes
  • positive, uplifting, inspirational, and encouraging bullet journal quotes
  • Disney bullet journal quotes
  • my bullet journal quotes

So let’s dive right in!

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Bullet Journal New Year Quotes

Unquestionably, one of the most popular bullet journal quotes for a New Year quote is “New Year, New Me”.

Generally, I’m not a big fan of this one.

Let’s be completely honest, the first of January is after all only a date. If you didn’t put a lot of effort to achieve your dreams and goals, then New Year won’t change anything.

Bullet Journal Quotes for a New Year

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For this reason, I really like this famous Edison’s quote.

“ Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Indeed, when you’re working towards your goals, your journey is all about falling, standing up, and trying again.

Also, I love how Clara decorated her first bullet journal page with a broken lightbulb filled with cute flowers in blue, yellow, and red.

By the way, I also chose a broken lightbulb theme for my one little word page in 2019.

Along with this, the general design is beautiful. Definitely, I love everything that includes light bulbs. For example, in 2019 I included a similar concept into a bullet journal page with my one little word for that year. In case, you’re not familiar with what one little word is, check out my 2020 bullet journal setup blog post.

The next bullet journal page with the new year quote, created by Art n Foxes, includes a gratitude part.

“Dear past thanks for all the lessons, dear future I’m ready”.

Undoubtedly, practicing gratitude many benefits for your mind, body, and soul.

Not only it allows you to focus on only positive thoughts but also you feel less stressed and definitely happier.

For this reason, being grateful for past lessons prepares you to grow even more in the future.

If you want to learn more about keeping a gratitude journal, here you can learn more about it (free printable gratitude journal included).

Another best bullet journal New Year quotes are the following.

  • A little progress each day adds up to big results.
  • A lot can happen in a year.
  • Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach (Tony Robbins).

2021 Bullet Journal Quotes

Also, to keep yourself motivated, inspired, or simply entertained throughout the entire year, here I put a list of bullet journal quotes for the entire year.

January

january bullet journal quotes

As the first month of the year begins, you may want to add to your bullet journal quotes about the new beginning. Definitely, all you need is to boost moods and energy in order to start another year with the right mindset.

For example, “this is the beginning of anything you want”, included in a bullet journal quote page by Mira, gives me this motivational vibe and empowers me to dream bigger and work smarter.

Although, as I mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of the entire “new year, new me” thing, this quote gives me hope that everything will be just fine.

Along with this, here are other January bullet journal quotes.

  • A fresh start isn’t a new place. It’s a new mindset.
  • Trust the magic of new beginnings.
  • The best time for new beginnings is now.

February

february bullet journal quotes

Personally, I think February is all about love. Loving yourself, loving life, and others. Especially, taking care of yourself is a crucial part of happiness.

For this reason, putting a “you must always have faith in others but first, you must have faith in you” as a part of the February cover page by Louise was very inspiring.

Generally, Valentine’s Day is all about giving roses, hearts, and cards to significant others. However, celebrating self-love is also a beautiful thing to do. Not only in February.

With this in mind, don’t forget to curve even a little bit of your busy schedule and spend it doing what makes you happy.

Bullet Journal Quotes about Self Love:

  • Make yourself a priority.
  • If you have the ability to love, love yourself first (Charles Bukowski).
  • Don’t feel guilty about doing what is best for you.

March

march bullet journal quotes

First and foremost, March for me means growing, waking up.

Similarly to nature, you may be feeling like waking up for winter sleep. Suddenly you start being passionate about the new projects. Or maybe you want to develop some new habits or learn new skills.

Alternatively, it’s time for you to change something in your life. So maybe you’ll need some extra motivation for the future.

For this reason, writing some uplifting bullet journal quotes like “grow through what you grow through”, as Cristina, set a great tone for a new season.

Another great bullet journal uplifting quotes examples are the following.

  • Every day is a potential seed that we can grow into something beautiful (Austin Kleon).
  • Be happy with what you have while working for what you want (Helen Keller).
  • Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose (Oprah Winfrey).

April

april bujo quote page

Definitely, April is a month when all things are made new. Flowers have full blossomed, you can sing birds singing. Obviously, it’s a perfect month to live your life in full bloom. It’s a great time to be grateful for what you have and live intentionally every single second.

For this reason, I love how Virna reminds us that every moment matters. Also, amazing lettering and simple blue and orange doodles decorates this bullet journal quote page in a sophisticated way.

  • Start each day with a grateful heart.
  • Happiness is simple when you keep it simple.
  • Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us (Richie Norton).

May

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In general, May for me seems to be the dreamest month of the year. Definitely, it’s the best time to put some dreamy quotes in your bullet journal. Because the world is all about butterflies, lilacs, spring flowers right now.

For example, Lisa chose the quote “happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one remembers to turn on the light”. Definitely, it gave me so much joy, when I noticed that it was a quote from Harry Potter.

By the way, I wrote the blog post where I gathered the most beautiful Harry Potter-themed bullet journal pages so check it out.

Other magical quotes for your April notebook cover are:

  • Let your dreams be your wings.
  • Impossible is just an opinion (Paulo Coehlo).
  • If you can dream it, you can do it (Walt Disney).

June

june bullet journal quotes

Definitely, June is all about summer.

Admittedly, you just can’t wait to wear shorts with a bikini and sip a refreshing drink on the beach.

Of course, you’ll save your precious memories with Instax. Because, as it’s said on Claudia bujo page, collect moments, not things.

Definitely, it’s the best way to keep your memories.

In case you want to put even more summer onto your bujo pages, here are some great examples of summer bullet journal quotes.

  • Girls just wanna have sun.
  • Summer is a state of mind.
  • High tides. Good vibes.

July

funny bullet journal quotes

Unquestionably, July is still full summer months with a lot of chilling out, relaxing, and traveling. Without a doubt, sipping Margaritas by the pool, as included in the Stephf quote page, sounds great.

Also, I found really funny and cute quotes that seem to fit perfectly to more chilled vacation vibes.

  • Be a mermaid and make waves.
  • Sunshine on my mind.
  • Watch more sunsets than Netflix.
travel journal page

Along with this, summer is mostly all about traveling and July is a perfect month to enjoy new places, culture, and experience.

So with this in mind, creating a quote page within your travel journal is a great way to invite adventure to your life.

For instance, Daniella chose “escape and breathe the air of new places”.

Here you can find other perfect travel bullet journal ideas and quotes to take your travel diary to another level.

  • Say yes to new adventures.
  • To travel is to live (Hans Christian Andersen).
  • Live your life by a compass, not a clock (Stephen Covey).

August

august bullet journal quotes

Although August is another summer month, you have to admit you have kind of back-to-school thoughts back in your head. And it’s absolutely ok. In my opinion, life would be so boring with everlasting summer.

For this reason, writing “find balance” in your bullet journal as Gabriela did, reminds you that there’s time for fun, but there’s also time for work.

So keep in mind and in your notebook that:

  • August is like the Sunday of summer.
  • Find the beauty in every day.
  • There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind (C.S.Lewis).

Also, here you discover over 30 awesome August bullet journal layout ideas.

September

september bullet journal quotes

Unexpectedly, you say goodbye to summer and welcome fall. Although days are shorter, nights colder, nature around is simply beautiful. Let’s appreciate it and breathe in the crisp air.

For instance, Amy Ni celebrated changing seasons with this whimsical, mushroom themed September cover and a quote: “start from the ground up”.

Other great quotes for September are:

  • And all at once, summer collapsed into fall (Oscar Wilde).
  • Make it a September to remember.
  • September tries its best to have us forget summer (Bernard Williams).

Along with this, feel free to take a look at some September bullet journal examples.

October

october bullet journal quotes

Definitely, October is my favorite month with colorful leaves, acorns, and pumpkins. Also, one of the most famous quotes from Anne of Green Gables says “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”. Indeed, I couldn’t agree more.

For this reason, when I saw Sofie’s quote page, I immediately know that I have to share it with you as a perfect example of the October bullet journal quote page. Although it’s quite simple and minimal, the fancy lettering, fall color palette, and cute pumpkin doodles make this page really stand out.

If you’re looking for more October quote examples, here are some creative ideas:

  • My favorite color is October.
  • Happy fall y’all.
  • Pumpkin spice makes everything nice.

Along with this, here you can find October bullet journal cover ideas.

November 

november bullet journal quotes

On the other hand, my least favorite month is November. But it’s a month of giving thanks so I put down some uplifting quotes.

And again, Sofie surprised me with the umbrella themed bujo page and “nothing better than the sound of heavy rain while you’re falling asleep” quote. It reminded me that you can always find something positive in literally every month.

Here you have other quotes to put on your November bullet journal page.

  • Cause nothin’ lasts forever, even cold November rain.
  • Small seeds of gratitude will produce a harvest of hope.
  • Choose to be grateful.

December

watercolor bujo

Last but not least, December is a festive month. It’s also an end of the year with the yearly review, new year’s resolution, and Christmas planning.

So when I found Amiza’s bujo page with this quote: “look back on it all with a smile, look forward to it all with excitement, plant yourself here in the now with a purpose”, I thought it’s a great way to end the year.

Similar to quotes for the new year, here are perfect examples of quotes to end the old year with being grateful.

  • Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.
  • Hello winter, time to get cozy.
  • Every winter has its spring (H.Tuttle).

Christmas Quotes

christmas bullet journal

First and foremost, I decided to put Christmas quotes in a separate paragraph, although technically it’s the most popular bullet journal theme for December.

Nevertheless, what’s a better way to celebrate the holiday season than putting a “gingerbread kisses and Christmas wishes” quote and gingerbread cookies doodles (bujo page by Sofie).

Also, feel free to use the following sayings:

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
  • Merry everything and a happy always.
  • Meet me under the mistletoe

Additionally, you may also need these Christmas bullet journal inspiration.

Funny & Cute Bullet Journal Quotes

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Another type of quotes is to use simple but cute catchphrases. For instance, if coffee elevates your mood instantly and you’re a coffee person, then the quote page, created by Jane, is simply made for you.

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something more personal. In this case, think about all the things you’re passionate about. For example, your favorite food, songs, activity, etc. Also, try to play with words.

Here are more examples.

  • Inhale calmness. Exhale stress.
  • Donut worry. Be happy.
  • Watermelon is the smile of summer.

Bullet Journal Encouraging, Positive Quotes

bullet journal quotes 2021

Obviously, not every quote has to be complex. Sometimes writing three inspirational words is enough. Like for example Tess chose from short bullet journal quotes and wrote that every moment matters. Short, simple, and on point.

  • Progress, not perfection.
  • Start somewhere.
  • Perfectly, imperfect.

The more minimalistic approach you can see on the bulletofsweden page. Basically, the author wrote a quote about dreams: “life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone”.

For instance, Stella shared with us beautiful wisdom of words “you deserve a life full of happiness and positivity”.

Another inspiring example of life quotes I found on a bujo spread by Julietta, where it’s written “life is like a Ferris wheel. Enjoy the ride”.

As I mentioned before, choosing inspirational quotes for the bullet journals can be really therapeutic.

Undoubtedly, there’s so much power in simple words like for example “happiness held is a seed, happiness shared is a flower (source unknown) that can you give this boost of extra energy and motivation.

Or they can help you stay more present, mindful, and reflect on your previous actions. So “keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. That’s what sunflowers do” (bullet journal page by Chiara)

  • Be the energy you want to attract
  • Your only limit is your mind.
  • Create a life you can’t wait to wake up to.

Disney Quotes

disney notebook quote page

Personally, Disney cartoons were a huge part of me growing up. In my opinion, they help me evolve the romantic, delicate side of my character. So as a huge Disney fan, I simply had to include in this huge bujo quote list the ones from Disney movies like bulletjorn did.

  • All you need is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust (Peter Pan).
  • Remember who you are (The Lion King).
  • Everything is possible. Even the impossible (Mary Poppins).

My Bullet Journal Quotes

bullet journal quotes for new year

Last but not least, here I gathered my bullet journal quote pages I made during my two years of bullet journaling. As you can see, I love playing with different bullet journal fonts and lettering, adding simple doodles and banners. Also, I keep my bujo quotes in black and white.

bullet journal life quotes

Also, I like to put the quotes as a part of one little word spread (2019-unlimited, 2020-grow, bullet journal 2021-focus).

positive bullet journal quotes

Alternatively, I put inspirational quotes as a part of the bullet journal monthly cover page. For example, in January 2020 I chose “Trust the timing of your life” quote. As a rule, I think every saying about life suits amazing this time of the year.

inspirational quotes for planners

Next, I wrote “Get glowing. The world needs your magic” as a February cover page. Also, I put a simple moon and stars doodles.

planner page quotes

On the other hand, I also used motivational quotes as a separate bullet journal page. Here I wrote “The less stuff I own, the less stuff owns me” and paly with some basic shapes and banners.

Indeed, as a minimalist, I find this quote so true.

notebook page quotes

Last but not least, here’s another quote as a part of my budget bullet journal spreads. In my opinion, having money affirmations and sayings is also an important part of keeping your finances healthy. Not only it drives your thoughts on the right track but also improves a money mindset.

For instance, here I chose “Being rich is having money. Being wealthy is having time”. In fact, now I create my life the way I follow my passions like for example blogging about bullet journaling.

Bullet Journal Quotes – Final Thoughts

So this is it. Here you have over 30 different bullet journal quote ideas you can put in your notebook. Generally, I’d recommend you to try setting up at least one quote page within the entire month. Definitely, you see how fun it’s to create this kind of inspirational page.

Also, please don’t be intimidated by these masterpieces I’ve just shown you. Of course, it’d be nice to be so talented. But first of all, it’s all about practice. Secondly, if you don’t want to spend time on it, just write the quotes down and chill out.

Good luck!

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