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35+ Motivational Kpop Quotes to Inspire Yourself

by Emma Howes January 05, 2022

29+ inspirational kpop idol quotes to motivate yourself

If you went through some tough stuff the previous weeks, there’s a lot that a single motivational quote can do for you!

Especially if you get it from your favorite kpop idol.

Today, we’ve curated some of the best kpop quotes to motivate you when at your lowest.

From members of boy and girl groups to popular kpop soloists, we’ve got you covered!

35+ Motivational Kpop Quotes

Here are 35 inspirational KPop quotes to keep you motivated by your favorite idols!

KPop Motivational Quotes From Boy Idols

Gdragon from BigBang kpop boys band singing
Gdragon from BigBang is singing in Shanghai, China

Amber (f(x))

“But I think in the end everybody is their own individual and beautiful in their own way, whatever shape or size they are. I think that’s something we should constantly remind ourselves of and that’s what I wanted to tell everybody.” -Amber

Bobby (IKON)

"I think reaching the top is ambiguous in and of itself. Above the top is the sky, above that is the universe, and even above that there's going to be something else. I always want to be growing, higher than the sky and the universe." -Bobby

Chanyeol (EXO)

“No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot.” -Chanyeol

D.O. (EXO)

“We can't help but to be human and get hurt.” -D.O.


“I want to show my true self, not how I want to be seen by others.” -GDragon

Jackson (GOT7)

"If you have a dream, then you shouldn't give up no matter what. You can't be successful if you don't fail." -Jackson

Johnny (NCT)

“You’re doing great. You can do it. You’re moving. You’re going somewhere, you know? I just wanna say thank you for just being you!” -Johnny

Jonghyun (SHINee)

“Cry out loud once. Look at the mirror and shake it off. I’ve cried like that before and others will have times like that too. Cheer up. You’re not alone.” -Jonghyun

Jungkook (BTS)

“Effort makes you. You will regret someday if you don’t do your best now. Don’t think it’s too late but keep working on it. It may take time, but there’s nothing that gets worse due to practising. So practise. You may get depressed, but its evidence that you are doing good.” -Jungkook

Key (SHINee)

“My dream isn’t to become the ‘best’; it’s to be someone who I’m not ashamed to be.” -Key

Kyuhyun (Super Junior)

“I found out that family can give you the most support and comfort when you’re sad.” -Kyuhyun

Leeteuk (Super Junior)

“It’s not an end, but an and.” -Leeteuk

Minho (SHINee)

“If you don’t give up your hopes and dreams, then there’ll always be a good ending.” -Minho


“The biggest competition is myself. I am not looking to follow others or pull them down. I’m planning to test my own boundaries.” -Rain


“Just like how one hug and embrace can be more comforting than a hundred words, whenever you feel like you are losing your mind, it helps to just think simply.” -RM


“Anyone can lose their way. All you need is the courage to walk the unfamiliar and dwindling path again.” -S.Coups

Seunghoon (WINNER)

“I wasn't born with anything, my weapon is hard work and determination." -Seunghoon

Tablo (Epik High)

“I don’t want to be a person with full hands, resting from dreams; but a person full of dreams, unable to rest his hands.” -Tablo

Taemin (SHINee)

“When something’s hard, smiling helps us in the end and it becomes fun.” -Taemin

Taeyong (NCT)

“Everyone is someone that is writing a part of history in the world, and so as long as you work hard, you will become a cool person.” -Taeyong


“Don’t be trapped in someone else’s dream.” -V

Woohyun (INFINITE)

"Imagine and dream, then the world will change to how you want it to be." -Woohyun

Yunho (TVXQ)

“I’ve been through a lot of unexpected crises, and on that path I hit upon a moment when I came into conflict with my inner self. I couldn’t help but endlessly ask myself, ‘Have I changed?’ The easiest and simplest answer to that was to accept myself just as I am.” -Yunho

KPop Motivational Quotes From Girl Idols

HyunA a popular South Korean singer
HyunA a popular South Korean singer in Shanghai, China


“You have to become the ‘first of yourself’ before you try to be the second of anyone.” -BoA

Dara (2NE1)

“All of us have times when we are ugly, but all of us have a unique beauty that others do not have.” -Dara


“If I do not fit into societal beauty standards, I will make one of my own.” -Hwasa


“There are people who would not like me no matter what I do. I used to be hurt by that before. But I started thinking differently. There’s nothing I can do except do my best.” -Hyuna

Irene (Red Velvet)

“Don’t ruin a good day because of a bad yesterday.” -Irene


“We need to believe we’ll become the one that we want to become. For example, if we want to be attractive, first we must believe that we are very attractive. Whether you believe in opportunities or not, if it’s not the right time for you, it will come someday.” -Lisa

Mina (TWICE)

“There were constant thoughts of ‘What if I fail?’ If I could go back and tell myself something then, I would say that there’s no need to worry.” -Mina

Minzy (2NE1)

“Sometimes you have to bite the bullet. Not only must you learn to accept their gaze with your eyes but also with your heart.” -Minzy

Taeyeon (SNSD)

“More precious than the times that have passed, are the times to come. What’s important is to keep moving forward.” -Taeyeon

Ryujin (ITZY)

“You think about a lot of things that break you down. You get hurt by it, finally settle on yourself and again like you continue to get stuck in this cycle. But it's alright. Who cares if you aren't good? As long as you are trying. You don't have to be scared about that.” -Ryujin


“Living as a female idol is like being a sailing ship. There will be malicious comments, this and that on the way but you have to arrive at your destination. It's your part to endure the hardships.” -Suzy

Tiffany (SNSD)

“Everything will be good as long as you do your best. Because if you do, there will be no regrets.” -Tiffany

A Korean k-pop fangirl is smiling
A Korean k-pop fangirl is smiling

I feel so much more motivated, how about you?

Indeed, our favorite kpop idols can show us light at the end of a dark tunnel.

How were the South Korean pop quotes listed above?

Let me know your favorite one on Twitter!

Emma Howes
Emma Howes

She is a huge League Of Legends gamer and passionate about Asian different cultures.

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