For many of us, Disney princesses were everything when we were growing up. We looked up to them, watched their movies obsessively, and took every opportunity we could to dress up and make-believe their world was our own.
Nowadays, we’re probably more likely to look to real royals for a little inspo, whether for fashion (thanks, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle!) or more serious matters (when Prince Harry spoke out about mental health, we wanted to cheer) — but that doesn’t mean we can’t still work a little Disney magic into our lives. These princess quotes will seriously brighten your day, and provide a little motivation and inspiration to boot.
1. Elsa: Frozen
2. Tiana: The Princess and the Frog
3. Belle: Beauty and the Beast
4. Cinderella: Cinderella
5. Princess Merida: Brave
6. Snow White: Snow White
7. Pocahontas: Pocahontas
8. Rapunzel: Tangled
9. Aurora: Sleeping Beauty
Originally published January 2015. Updated August 2017.