Here are 8 of the most inspiring quotes from Wonder Woman to help you take on Ares, the world, your laundry, or whatever other obstacles you may face today.
Wonder Woman is essentially two solid hours of empowerment. It’s impossible to watch Diana, Steve, the Amazons, Etta, or basically anyone in the film overcome their obstacles at every turn without feeling empowered to take on a few of your own!
We’ve put together eight quotes that will help you channel Diana Prince, Antiope and Steve Trevor to help you save the world. Whatever that might mean to you.
And for more special moments from leading super hero ladies, check out our favorite Captain Marvel quotes.
Inspiring ‘Wonder Woman’ quotes
“What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think.”-Diana
Diana begins the story of Wonder Woman by letting the audience know that it will not be a simple tale of good vs. evil, as so few actually are. When faced with the reality of how things are, difficult choices must be made.
“You are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know.”-Antiope
As a general rule, we’re far more capable than we give ourselves credit for! Okay, so in Diana’s case, this was more of a “hey, heads up, your mom doesn’t want you to know this but you’re a literal demigod” moment, but the quote can still apply to all of us.
Steve: “It’s a watch, it tells time. My father gave it to me. Been through hell and back with him, now it’s with me. And good thing it’s still ticking.”
Diana: “What for?”
Steve: “Because it tells time. When to eat, sleep, wake up, work.”
Diana: “You let this little thing tell you what to do?”
This quote is only made better by the fact that Diana is giggling when she delivers the line. Steve might know more about technology and the workings of the world, but Diana proves here that she is still infinitely wiser. Stop using the clock as an excuse by saying “there’s not enough time,” or “it’s not time yet!” The time is now.
“I guess I gotta try. My father told me once, ‘if you see something wrong happening in the world, you can either do nothing, or you can do something.’ And I already tried nothing.”-Steve
Remember those “difficult choices” that we mentioned in the first quote? Well, this is the first one. It sounds pretty simple when Steve breaks it down like this. You’ve got two options. Something or nothing.
“I’m willing to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”-Diana
Again, simple, but oh so important. Diana proves this willingness time and time again in Wonder Woman. She’s always willing and eager to help anyone that’s suffering, as she was taught by the Amazons.
Steve: “This war is a great big mess, and there’s not a whole lot you and I can do about that. I mean, we can get back to London and try to get to the men who can.”
Diana: “I am the man who can.”
Equally comedic and powerful. Loaded with meaning regarding the current state of the entertainment industry and the importance of Wonder Woman,, but there’s not a touch of irony in Diana’s voice. The fight is her’s, and she’s more than willing to fight it.
“I can save today, you can save the world.” -Steve
Everyone has their part to play in the grand scheme of affecting change. Steve broke our collective hearts when he left to play his.
“I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. And I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. A choice each must make for themselves. Something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know, that only love can truly save the world. So I stay, I fight, and I give, for the world I know can be.” -Diana
Wonder Woman is book-ended with Diana’s realization about the nature of the world, and mankind. It’s not the world that she’d always thought she was meant to save, full of Zeus’ peaceful creations, but because of love, it’s still one that she’s willing to fight for. Despite mankind’s flaws, the existence of love makes us worth saving, and is the only thing that can save us.