13 Inspiring and Motivational Quotes from ‘Adventure Time’

Shmow-zow! Has life been getting’ you down lately? You need not look any further than the show “Adventure Time” for some inspirational quotes to put some pep in your step. This show is totally math!

“Adventure Time” was created by Pendleton Ward and airs on Cartoon Network. The main characters are Finn the Human and Jake the Dog, and in each episode they go on a crazy adventure to keep the citizens of Ooo safe. Their arch nemesis is the Ice King, they’re friends with the ruler of the Candy Kingdom, Princess Bubblegum, and BMO is their companion and video game system. “Adventure Time” has even done a couple of gender-bent episodes, in which Finn becomes Fionna the Human.

Cartoons aren’t just for kids though, and “Adventure Time” has a lot of insightful words of wisdom to offer to those of us in the workforce. Whether you’ve got a creative job, you’re working 9-5, or you’re currently in between jobs, you can be inspired by these quotes from the rad characters on “Adventure Time.”

When you’re thinking about half-assing your next project:


When you’re afraid to take a risk:


When life gets hard:


When your to-do list seems never-ending:


When you’re just starting a new skill or task:


When you’re feeling self-conscious:


When the future freaks you out:


When you’re starting a new online marketing campaign:


When you just don’t wanna:


When you start doubting yourself:


When you’re feeling defeated:


When you need to get pumped up to tackle a new project:


When the haters are getting you down:


Which of these quotes was your favorite? Any other “Adventure Time” quotes you’d add to the list? Sound off in the comments below! Mathematical!

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  1. Kurt Vor Broker

    I feel Inspired and motivated. Im gonna Kick this Friday in the Buns!

  2. Ryan @ Manifest Income

    Adventure time is such an engaging show, I need to start watching it more and get my cartoon on 🙂 !

    I think inspirational quotes like this should teach us the value of going out and inspiring someone.

    We’ve been doing that for sometime using forum marketing, my partner wrote about it on Firepole, would love for you to stop by Jenna and give us some feedback:

    We believe whole-heartedly if you give first then you shall receive.

    We go out there with the intentions to help people expecting nothing in return, mainly using forum marketing.

    This has helped establish us as an authority in many fields, and it’s only helping us grow.

    So when you feel like you’re in the mood to go out there and help people, consider joining a forum, resolving peoples issues, and making their day!

  3. Mandy Kilinskis

    I love that quotation from Jake: “Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something.” It can be really disheartening when you try something at suck at it, but it’s great to remember that you will really suck if you never work at it. Great post, Jenna!


    this is real deep.. REAL DEEEEEEEEP

  5. Helina

    I Love Adventure Time, It always helps me punch a some buns, when I need too !!! And for this I Thank you. 😀

  6. Britney

    This helped me a lot c: Breakups are hard.. Bubblegum Princess and BMO are great helps.

  7. alan

    Adventure Time has quickly (within the past two years or so) become one of my all-time favorite shows. I’m a 30 year old man, so I’m sometimes told that I am outside of the targeted demographic of the show. I have a lot of friends who are quick to disregard it based solely on the fact that it airs on Cartoon Network and typically has a young fan base, but said people have never really even watched an episode.

    On the surface, I can definitely see where people who have never seen the show view it as a straight-up kids’ show: it has bright colors, a wacky animation style, silly voices and noises, a wide variety of silly characters, and it takes place in a magical land comprised of other magical lands. It also has fart jokes. Below the surface, there are really amazing story ideas that challenge typical storytelling molds and also try to teach some universal truths about life. Look at those inspirational quotes! Yes, some of them are pretty zany (and some of them are about punching buns), but some of them really hit home for me and are very comforting to hear.

    I’m also pretty nerdy about a lot of stuff, and this show definitely has some of the best mythology I’ve seen on a show. A lot of people don’t know that the show takes place on a post-apocalyptic earth and many of the characters that are encountered have been mutated as a result. I’d say that’s not typical of a regular kids’ show!

  8. A girl who likes Adventure Time

    Some of these quotes were not meant to be motivational, and some were misspelled (for example, bull DONK, it was most certainly bull dog. After he said that, he said “and beleive me I know” which implies that he is some sort of bull dog.)

    Nonetheless, this is a good article and highlights some of my favorite quotes in the show, one of my favorites being “Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
    If you haven’t watched the show and you are reading this, you should definitely watch it. The show actually helped me through some tough times in my life. There was a time when I thought the show had to be stupid, and deliberately didn’t watch it, but then I decided to check it out one day and I’ve wished that I had watched it before then!

    The show’s great. Just don’t become a super-fan. It’s okay to be a secret fan or a sort of fan, but being a fanatic can be too difficult! ‘XD

  9. Jackson

    I have never experienced such profound feelings of emotion.

  10. Bambo

    i love Jake´s quotes and i wish to watch the show but don;t know how and where to watch it

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