Looking for inspiration and motivation for your content marketing learning curve and entrepreneurial urges? You’ve come to the right place! These content marketing quotes and startup quotes could be the push you need.

Do you have other favorite content marketing quotes? Startup quotes? Quotes for entrepreneurs? I’d love to hear from you!

Content Marketing Quotes

These content marketing quotes speak to the holistic nature of content marketing, the need to understand and relate to your audience, the art of being helpful, and so much more. 

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
General Sun Tsu, The Art of War

Content marketing is like a first date. If all you do is talk about yourself, there won’t be a second date.
David Beebe, Marriott International

The reason we struggle with content marketing is because we haven’t started with ‘Why?’ Customers don’t care about your vanity metrics. Ask them, ‘How can I help?’
Kristina Halvorson, CEO and Founder, Brain Traffic

Content Marketing is all the Marketing that’s left.
Seth Godin

What helps people, helps business.
Leo Burnett

Great marketers have immense empathy for their audience. They can put themselves in their shoes, live their lives, feel what they feel, go where they go, and respond how they’d respond. That empathy comes out in content that resonates with your audience.
Rand Fishkin, Wizard of Moz, Moz

Behind every tweet, share and purchase, there is a person. Care more about the person and less about the share.
Shafqat Islam, CEO and Co-Founder at NewsCred

It’s democratic. Anyone, anywhere, with any budget can develop a valuable audience over time and make an impact. In other words, there are no excuses for not doing this well, as long as you have a plan and execute against that plan.
Joe Pulizzi, Content Marketing Institute

Marketing used to be about making a myth and telling it. Now it’s about telling a truth and sharing it.
Marc Mathieu, Unilever

More content marketing quotes!!

Content is king.
Bill Gates

Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing about.
Benjamin Franklin

Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them.
Doug Kessler, co-founder Velocity Partners

When creating content, be the best answer on the Internet.
Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder of Orbit Media

Don’t think of pitching. Think of offering…The offer is better than a pitch.
Sonia Simone

Stop selling. Start helping.
Zig Zieglar

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
Robert Cormier

Don’t try to do it all. It’s better to be awesome on one or two channels than to overextend on six.
Cameron Chapman

Stop writing about everything. So many brands create content and try to cover everything, instead of focusing on the core niche that they can position themselves as an expert around. No one cares about your special recipe… Find your niche, and then go even more niche.
Joe Pulizzi

Startups & Entrepreneurs

These aren’t specifically content marketing quotes but do speak to the challenging nature of marketing and growing a business as a startup or entrepreneur. They might come from some unlikely sources, but these content marketing quotes are sure to inspire you nonetheless!

If you have some favorite content marketing quotes for startups please send them in using my Contact page!

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

Don’t find customers for your products. Find products for your customers.
Seth Godin

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.
Guy Kawasaki

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Any time is a good time to start a company.
Ron Conway, startup investor

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
Wayne Gretzy

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist – while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist.
Lori Greiner, Shark Tank investor

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
Walt Disney

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.
Jack London, author

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pablo Picasso

What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.
Dave Thomas, Wendy’s Founder

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.
Henry Ford

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics Founder

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.
Richard Branson

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.
Lupita Nyong’o

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

It’s quite fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King, Jr

If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
Seth Godin, author

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
Mahatma Gandhi

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.
Reid Hoffman

One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.
Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and author

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Steve Jobs

Don’t sit and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
Madam C.J. Walker

When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.
John Wooden, legendary UCLA basketball coach

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.
Richard Branson

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.
Erica Jong

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. John Maxwell

It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower. Paul Graham

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration. Thomas Edison

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. Farrah Gray

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. Henry Ford

The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen. Robert L. Schwartz

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. Steve Jobs

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. Oprah Winfrey

Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote. Travis Kalanick

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. Biz Stone

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem

The question I ask myself almost every day is, “Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?” Mark Zuckerberg


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