50 Me Quotes For Seeking The Best Parts Of Yourself

Redefine your personal narrative with these Me quotes. 

Our reality is shaped by the stories we tell ourselves.

Explore the importance of your story with our me quotes. 

Why me?

People often think of calamity or challenges when they hear or read the phrase why me. 

But what if we changed that perspective?

“Why me” is short for why is this happening to me; as in why did this terrible event occur?

But what if we redefined the phrase?

Why me can be a mantra used to encourage a person to:

  • Stand in their power
  • Remember their strength
  • Reinforce their deservability 

Who me? Yes, you! Why not?

One of my favorite professional basketball players of this era is Russel Westbrook.

Naysayers will have their opinions, but there is no denying Westbrook’s impact on the game. 

One of the mantras that pushed Westbrook to become an elite athlete and future Hall of Famer is “Why not?”

When someone has a big dream, they tend to keep it to themselves.

The fear of sharing with others comes from various pressures; 

Pressure to conform, pressure to stay humble, and pressure to fit in. 

I admire Russel Westbrook because he questions the status quo regarding what is possible. 

Redefining why not

Whenever asked how he accomplished a godly feat such as averaging a triple-double, Russ shrugs his shoulders and asks, “Why not?”

He believes he can do amazing things on a basketball court.

He knows he put in the training and repetitions.

So, to him, the incredible is possible because he is prepared for it. 

How many people can say that regarding their passion?

His simple question turns the tables on how we see the world. 

His question reminds us that miracles and the extraordinary are the norm, but we fail to see them daily. 

Don’t worry about me, do you!

Much of the African American vernacular eventually becomes popular American language.

“Do you” is a phrase from the African-American community that many people recognize. 

The idea behind “do you” is to put yourself first, do what works for you, and take care of yourself. 

It means to follow your passion and accomplish your goal. 

“Doing you” is a great way to get in tune with your passions and self-care. 

American writer Tamim Ansary encourages everyone with the following reminder to do you:

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“We need solitude because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.”

Take a moment today to find some me time and do you. 

To learn more, check out our me quotes below. 

Short me quotes for knowing yourself

Let’s begin with these short and sweet me quotes. 

1. “Being real is what keeps me humble.” — Anuel AA

2. “Being myself is what got me to where I am.” — Jeff Hardy

3. “I try to do one thing a day that makes me proud of myself.” — Rita Ora

4. “I am always in control of what happens within me.” — Pranita Deshpande

5. “I’m not trying to be different. To me, I’m just being myself.” — Jaylen Brown

6. “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” — Groucho Marx

7. “Every story I create creates me. I write to create myself.” — Octavia E. Butler

8. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” — Jesus Christ

9. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true; it did for me”  — David Bailey

10. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” — Coco Chanel

The best me quotes for doing you

These quotes remind us that there is nothing like knowing yourself. 

11. “Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first; it means me too.” — L.R.Krost

12. “I enjoy an evening stroll. It helps me to reflect and eases stress.” — Blac Chyna

13. “I feel sorry for people who don’t know me. They lost diamonds.” — Estee Lauder

14. “Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.” — Laetitia Casta

15. “Everything; negative pressure, challenges is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant

16. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou

17. “I just find myself happy with the simple things: appreciating the blessings God gave me.” — DMX

18. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” — Brigitte Nicole

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19. “In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.” — Andrea Dykstra

20. “I don’t see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.” — Wesley Snipes

The top me quotes for finding inner peace

Peace of mind comes from knowing your limits and boundaries

21. “I am never in control of what happens around me.” — Pranita Deshpande

22. “You shouldn’t have to pretend to be anything around me.” — JM Richards

23. “I don’t care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.” — Jonathan Davis

24. “You shouldn’t have to pretend to be as excited as I am just to make me happy.” — JM Richards 

25. “I am a beloved child of the universe, and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.” — Louise Hay

26. “I’m proud of myself; people love me and respect me, and I like me. I like who I am.” — Ellen Greene

27. “God made me the way I am, and I accept myself. I am who I am, and I’m proud of myself.” — Caster Semenya

28. “What’s critical is staying real to myself and keeping my feet on the ground. That’s what helps keep me going.” — Anuel AA

29. “Success to me is being happy, truly fulfilled, being proud of myself, and doing different things all the time.” — Leighton Meester

30. “I’m kind of proud of myself. I’ve been able to keep a certain grace about me, even in the times of disgrace and craziness.” — Pamela Anderson

Famous “you can’t break me” quotes for staying strong

Loving yourself means protecting yourself from the negative intentions of others. 

31. “I am the rock. The hard rock. You can’t break me.” — Diane Wakoski

32. “Let me make this real simple. You will not break me.” — Brent Weeks

33. “Love me or hate me. I swear it won’t make or break me.” — Lil Wayne

34. “You won’t break me, you’ll just make me stronger than I was.” — Eminem

35. “You can’t break me because you didn’t make me.” — Denzel Washington

36. “No one can break me down. I know my worth, and it’s a beautiful thing.” — Iggy Azalea

37. “If they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.” — Gabourey Sidibe

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38. “Watch me build my castles with the stones you threw at me; you can’t break me if I don’t let you.” — Shorty Diana Otte

39. “You can bend but never break me; cause it only serves to make me more determined to achieve my final goal.” — Helen Reddy

Me quotes and sayings about appreciating all parts of life

We end our list with these me quotes celebrating the sweet and sour life offers. 

40. “You can take my life, but you’ll never break me.”  — Brent Weeks

41. “The hole will not break me. I will not break.” — Brent Weeks

42. “You can’t break my spirit. It’s my dreams you take.” — James Blunt

43. “So bring me your worst, and I will definitely give you mine.”  — Brent Weeks

44. “Try to break me down, and you’ll only end up breaking yourself.” — Jordan Sarah Weatherhead

45. “My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me but failed.” — Steve Maraboli

46. “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” — Rabbi Hillel

47. “You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me

48. “It took me years to realize that ‘normal’ is actually super boring and that being myself was harder but infinitely more rewarding.” Franchesca Ramsey

49. “Prioritize self-care & incorporate a minimum of 60 mins me-time into your daily routine. Yes, there are enough hours in the day. No excuse.” — Miya Yamanouchi

50. “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” Frederick Douglass

Do something for yourself today

Each day is an opportunity to experience something new. 

Align yourself with your passion, take the steps towards your goals, and you will naturally end up doing you.

Do you have a favorite me quote?

Be sure to tell us about it in the comments below. 

Clifton Sankofa has Master's degrees in English, Teaching, and School Leadership. He is a veteran educator and school leader. Clifton has built his career around teaching language arts, social-emotional learning, hip-hop(e), and vegan cooking. Across the country, Black and Brown communities die over preventable diseases. Clifton's aim is to help reverse this trend through cultural shifts. Using hip-hop and cultural-centered activities, he educates young people on how to reclaim their health and heritage through sustainable vegan eating, cooking practices, and literacy skills.
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