114+ Best Do It Yourself Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Do it yourself is the activity of decorating or repairing your home, or making things for your home yourself, rather than paying someone else to do it for you. Profoundly inspirational do it yourself quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Do It Yourself Quotes

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do it yourself project. Napoleon Hill

Can’t trust no one else to do what you won’t do for yourself. Peter V. Brett

We try to keep everything as in-house and small and as punk rock and do it yourself as we can. That’s part of our way of doing business. Mike McCready

You are responsible for who you become. Love yourself, Like your speed; Leave your scars; Live your skills! Israelmore Ayivor

I don’t like asking people for things, so if I can do it myself, that’s the mindset I have. My dad is very much a do it yourself kind of person, so I had a strong sense of independence. Nathan Blecharczyk

Before you think of asking for support from someone for the success your dreams, ask yourself how much of what I have can I invest? Help yourself first! Israelmore Ayivor

This is a do it yourself test for paranoia you know you’ve got it when you can’t think of anything that’s your fault. Robert M. Hutchins

One major way to avoid shifting blames unto other people is to accept and agree that the efforts that turn the loads of your self  improvement have to turn on your own pivot. Israelmore Ayivor

When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It’s like do it yourself dentistry. William Collins

There is no better insurance than the knowledge of how to do something the right way. There is no greater peace of mind than knowing you did it the right way. Jerry G. West

There are no accomplished golf tour operators in Indonesia, so a golf holiday there is a do it yourself operation. But don’t let that deter you. Raymond Bonner

It should be inserted here parenthetically that there’s a school of mechanical thought which says I shouldn’t be getting into a complex assembly I don’t know anything about. I should have training or leave the job to a specialist. Thats a self serving school of mechanical eliteness I’d like to see wiped out.  You’re at a disadvantage the first time around it may cost you a little more because of parts you accidentally damage, and it will almost undoubtedly take a lot more time, but the next time around you’re way ahead of the specialist. You, with gumption, have learned the assembly the hard way and you’ve a whole set of good feelings about it that he’s unlikely to have. Robert M. Pirsig

The do it yourself lifestyle is something that I’ve translated into wrestling. CM Punk

Finally, if you’re as exasperated as I am by the parts problem and have some money to invest, you can take up the really fascinating hobby of machining your own parts. With the welding equipment you can build up worn surfaces with better than original metal and then machine it back to tolerance with carbide tools. If you can’t do the job directly you can always make something that will do it. The work of machining a part is very slow, and some parts, such as ball bearings, you’re never going to machine, but you’d be amazed at how you can modify parts designs so that you can make them with your equipment, and the work isn’t nearly a slow or frustrating as a wait for some smirking parts man to send away to the factory. And the work is gumption building, not gumption destroying. To run a cycle with parts in it you’ve made yourself gives you a special feeling you can’t possibly get from strictly store bought parts. Robert M. Pirsig

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe the do it yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done. Adam Savage

I charge you; once you have the dream, decide to begin and begin right away. Wait for nobody to blow whistles for you to start. Israelmore Ayivor

Before I was married, I didn’t consider my failure to manage even basic hand tools a feminist inadequacy. I thought it had more to do with being Jewish. The Jews I knew growing up didn’t do do it yourself. When my father needed to hammer something he generally used his shoe, and the only real tool he owned was a pair of needle nose pliers. Ayelet Waldman

Don’t wait for big opportunities. You can create small but wonderful ones by starting with what you have. Israelmore Ayivor

Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure fire do it yourself kit. Seamus Heaney

Don’t beg for treasure; create it for yourself. Don’t beg for positions; build one for yourself. Israelmore Ayivor

You can find a lot of reasonable buys at Wal Mart. But one key to making it on a budget is by donating your time and labor to the project. Do it yourself projects will always help you save. Nate Berkus

The desired shape your dreams take is directly proportional to the practical presentation of the theoretical skills that you have learnt. Israelmore Ayivor

As the editor in chief of the do it yourself magazine Make, I’ve met scores of dedicated makers. They come from all walks of life rich, poor, young, old, male, female, religious, atheist, liberal, conservative. Mark Frauenfelder

You don’t expect the goat to hatch the hen’s eggs. People do what they know very well. Don’t expect someone who doesn’t know what you know to do it for you. Do it yourself. Israelmore Ayivor

Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this do it yourself spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable. Leah Busque

Having someone do certain things for you is like getting someone to chew your food for you. It might be easier to swallow but it loses all its flavor and it will be covered in spit. And you want the flavor! Ze Frank

I’ve seen what you can do in this grassroots, do it yourself world, and I’ve seen how far that can get you. To be iconic, you still need the gatekeepers to open the doors. G-Eazy

When I expected others to solve all my problems, my pool of problems got bigger because everyone expected to solve my problems kept pooling their problems in my pool. Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

Untitled is a time machine that can transport you to 1992, an edgy moment when the art world was crumbling, money was scarce, and artists like Tiravanija were in the nascent stages of combining Happenings, performance art, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, and the do it yourself ethos of punk. Meanwhile, a new art world was coming into being. Jerry Saltz

It’s hard to get shit done when there’s no one to do it for you. Dmitry Dyatlov

We could be the biggest pantyhose seller in America, but we don’t want to weaken the link in shoppers minds between Home Depot and do it yourself projects. Bernard Marcus

One of the main downsides of not being poor or broke is that you are quick to replace even what can be fixed by you. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The do it yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned. William Greider

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

From a person whose living depends on other people buying her creative work, this may sound odd, but one of my favorite things about the steampunk subculture is its do it yourself attitude. Kaja Foglio

If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all. Arsene Wenger

We’ve always been do it yourself. In that we’ve had complete control. Keren Woodward

Style is whatever you want to do, if you can do it with confidence. George Clinton

The basic story for Golden Spike is that we discovered a way to create do it yourself Apollo programs for other countries. Alan Stern

If you think you can do it, you can. John Burroughs

We toured the U.S. and Canada for two years, which was a lot of fun. It was very much a do it yourself, punk rock ethic of booking your own shows, sometimes sleeping on the floor of the club you had played or meeting folks that would take you in, or sleeping on the side of the road or at rest stops in the car. Beto O’Rourke

You must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it. Alex Morrison

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

If it’s what you do and you can do it, then you do it. Van Morrison

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Baruch

It ain’t bragging if you can do it. Dizzy Dean

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe

I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. Richard L. Evans

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has a part to play. We have the power. You can do it. Maxine Waters

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Be magnificent. Life’s short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone. Andy Serkis

Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think. Roy T. Bennett

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg

No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things. Demi Lovato

A girl should be two things who and what she wants. Coco Chanel

There’s a time in your life where you’re not quite sure where you are. You think everything’s perfect, but it’s not perfect. Then one day you wake up and you can’t quite picture yourself in the situation you’re in. But the secret is, if you can picture yourself doing anything in life, you can do it. Tom DeLonge

Don’t compromise yourself  you’re all you have. John Grisham

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough. Richard M. DeVos

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are. Roy T. Bennett

Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do it better than anyone. O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu

Don’t let people make you afraid of taking chances in life. And if you fail, it’s no big deal. Get back up and fight through it and be successful again. If you did it once, you can do it again. Ken Shamrock

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey Fierstein

You just have to have the guidance to lead you in the direction until you can do it yourself. Tina Yothers

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi

I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it. Simone Biles

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are. Lady Gaga

There is something at work that’s bigger than us. It’s about having a trust in life and being at peace that things are happening the way they should. You do what you do as well as you can do it, and then you don’t worry or agonize about the outcome. Sherilyn Fenn

You were born to stand out, stop trying to fit in. Roy T. Bennett

When people push back on you and don’t think you can do it, and you struggle a little bit and wonder if they’re right, it drives you to be successful and to be a great player. Reggie Jackson

Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes to go forward you’ve got to go to the depths of your own personal despair and claw yourself back. From that point, no matter what happens, you know you can do it. Gordon Strachan

Just be yourself, there is no one better. Taylor Swift

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. Ralph Marston

You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most importantly, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given. Roy T. Bennett

You don’t need a corporation or a marketing company to brand you now you can do it yourself. You can establish who you are with a social media following. Ray Allen

Never dull your shine for somebody else. Tyra Banks

You can be good at technology and like fashion and art. You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms. Marissa Mayer

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. Leo Buscaglia

I tell my kids and I tell proteges, always have humility when you create and grace when you succeed, because it’s not about you. You are a terminal for a higher power. As soon as you accept that, you can do it forever. Quincy Jones

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. Martha Graham

I have used astrology to send positive messages You can do it, even if you fall, get back up again. Walter Mercado

The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop. Cassandra Clare

I think people sometimes get my message misconstrued and believe I’m trying to brag, but I’m genuinely trying to show people that you can do it all yourself, and there’s so much power and freedom in that. Russ

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? Dr. Seuss

Society sets us up to be everything but ourselves, but I want to take a moment and say to people, love yourself. Find your purpose. You are unique, and that makes you great. I pursued my dreams. You can do it, too. Karen Civil

If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want. Roy T. Bennett

You have to be you. You can’t be anybody else. If you speak loudly, and people tell you to speak quietly, you can do it for a little bit, but loud people are loud, and people who are not, are not. Mario Testino

Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity. William Shatner

Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy the joy of being Salvador Dalí and I ask myself in rapture What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today? Salvador Dalí

Once you win, you have no doubt that you can win. So you have gone through it once, and you can do it again. Ivan Lendl

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. Lao Tzu

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter

You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! John Lennon

What I find in terms of the small success that I’ve had, with no backing, just doing it off my own back is the way I wanted to do it I wanted to prove that you can do it on your own. Gerry Cinnamon

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

I know who I am. I don’t have to brag. I know what I contributed. I know what I did. You think you can do it better? Hey, go right ahead. The stage is yours. Al Lewis

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. Virginia Satir

Looking back on my life, I wish I’d stepped forward and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger  because when you do, you find out you can do it. William K. Sessions

Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself. Selena Gomez

Yes, we have to look at our opponents and study our opponents. But you have to look at you first and know you can do it. Bernard Hopkins

Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud. J.A. Redmerski

My advice to young people who want to act is just to do it as much as you can! Find friends who also want to do it and have readings of great plays in your apartment. You don’t have to wait for someone else to tell you that you can do it. You can be getting better on your own all the time. Sarah Steele

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you know you can do it if you can already chart every day in your future then why bother? Choose to do something you have more trouble imagining. Take a chance. Gina Barreca

There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone. Roy T. Bennett

Life’s a balancing act. You have multiple roles and goals, and you can do it all just not all at once. Denise Morrison

Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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