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100 Best Mirror Quotes For Self-Reflection

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Take a moment to admire the scenery around you, or just indulge in a bit of self reflection, with this collection of shiny mirror quotes.‍

Inspirational Mirror Quotes

Round mirror placed on wooden table

1. “Everybody else needs mirrors to remind themselves who they are. You're no different.” - Jonathan Nolan.

2. “The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.” - Charlie Chaplin.

3. “And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror.” - Shane L. Koyczan.

4. “I used to live in a room full of mirrors… all I could see was me!” - Jimi Hendrix, 'Room Full Of Mirrors'.

5. “Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, 'I love you and nothing will destroy you and you're not going to fall.'” - Ricky Martin.

6. “You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, 'I feel good, I have my health, and I'm so blessed.' That's the way I choose to look at it.” - Isla Fisher.

7. “We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our effects on others.” - Pearl Bailey.

8. “I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways!” - Michael Jackson, 'Man In the Mirror'.

9. “Mirrors don’t lie. They only show a part of truth.” - Lara Biuts.

10. “Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.” - Unknown.*

11. “It's like you're my mirror, my mirror staring back at me.” - Justin Timberlake

12. “I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.” - Drew Barrymore.

13. “The heart of the wise, like mirrors, should reflect all objects without being sullied by any.” - Confucius.

14. “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.” - Yoko Ono.

15. “To live without mirrors is to live without the self.” - Margaret Atwood.

16. “I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, 'Wow, I'm really great-looking.'... I think I'm the greatest, anyway.” - Iggy Pop.

17. “I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.” - Claude Chabrol.

18. “I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.” - Kendrick Lamar.

19. “People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.” - Shannon L. Alder.

20. “After diamonds and dogs, a mirror is known to be a girl’s best friend!” - Unknown.*

Mirror Reflection Quotes

21. “I know that mirrors give us a false sense of confidence... The reflection that we see everyday has nothing to do with how others see us. The glass lies.” - Rasmenia Massoud.

22. “I leaned over the sink, closer to my reflection, and stare at myself hard. I don't know what I see. I don't even know what I want to see.” - Nina LaCour.

23. “Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.” - Jean Cocteau.

24." Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret." - Diane Ackerman.

25. “A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self — in the mirror of some woman's eyes.” - Clare Boothe Luce.

26. “For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me. With every acquaintance I make, the population of phantoms resembling me increases.” - Vladimir Nabokov.

27. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” - John Joseph Powell.

28. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton.

29. “I don't dress up to impress others. I dress up to stare at my reflection as I walk by mirrors and windows.” - Unknown.*

30. “That person you see in the mirror is your reflection, it shows that even if everybody ignore you it will always stick around with you.” - Usman Ismaheel.

Literary Mirror Quotes About Life

31. “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” - Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

32. “Literature is a vast bazaar where customers come to purchase everything except mirrors.” - James Branch Cabell.

33. “A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.” - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.

34. “If art reflects life, it does so with special mirrors.” - Bertolt Brecht.

35. “A novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies at another the mire of the puddles at your feet.” - Stendhal.

Broken Mirror Quotes

36. “And you say you are broken, but broken mirrors like you create the most beautiful patterns of light.” - Nikita Gill.

37. “People think that good and bad are opposites but they're wrong, they're just mirror images of one another in broken glass.” - Alice Feeney.

38. “Just as the sun in the heaven is unchanged, but is mirrored as a thousand suns in ponds, lakes, rivers, and oceans, so do you know the Sun of the Spirit within you from the broken reflections that you find in the lower self.” - Annie Besant.

39. “A broken mirror is good luck if you want it to be.” - Marty Rubin.

40. “Broken bones can heal, but a broken mirror must be replaced.” - Luke Taylor.

41. “We are our memory, we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes, that pile of broken mirrors.” - Jorge Luis Borges.

42. “A broken mirror can enlarge a face up to a dimension of a small planet. A problem of reflection? A point of view.” - Lara Biuts.

43. “A mirror becomes a razor when it's broken.” - Yoko Ono.

44. Broken vows are like broken mirrors." - Richard Paul Evans.

45. “It's what's buried deep inside that frightens me because it's broken, like a shattered mirror.” -  Jessica Sorensen.

Life As A Mirror Quotes

46. “I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blonde, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like.” - Cher.

47. “The moment the mirror does not recognize us anymore, the cards are no longer in our hands. In effect, we have failed to see to the bottom line of our life story and lost our identity.” - Erik Pevernagie.

48. “The girl in the mirror wasn't who I wanted to be and her life wasn't the one I wanted to have.” - Francesca Lia Block.

49. “If you're searching for that one person who will change your life… take a look in the mirror.” - Unknown.*

50. “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” - Ernest Holmes.

51. “Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life. - Lauren Bacall.

52. “The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart.” - Fernando Pessoa.

53. “Conscience is the mirror of our souls.” - George Bancroft.

54. “I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.” - Charles Bukowski.

55. “Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” - Earl Nightingale.

56. “To live in prison is to live without mirrors.” - Margaret Atwood.

57. “I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” - Sid Vicious.

58. “In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” - Warren Buffett.

59. “My job has always been to hold a mirror up to nature.” - Tom Hanks.

60. “You can't see the world through a mirror.” - Avril Lavigne.

61.  “I don't need a man who spends as much time in front of the mirror as me.” - Jessica Alba.

62. “Nobody really knows what they look like. The mirror shows you only what you want to see.” - Terry Wogan.

63. “The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are.” - Thomas Dreier.

64. “The past reflects eternally between two mirrors — the bright mirror of words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn't do or say.” - Gregory David Roberts.

65. “Only see the truth when I'm staring in the mirror...” - Drake, 'Used To'.

66. “There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Or you stop looking in mirrors.” - J. Michael Straczynski.

67. “I am locked into the mirror and there is no door out.” - Laurie Halse Anderson.

68. “Whatever may be their use in civilised societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action.” - Virginia Woolf.

69. “I think it's important to hold a mirror up to society and yourself.” - Ricky Gervais.

70. “Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.” -Rabindranath Tagore.

Rumi Quotes About Mirrors

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic who had some pretty wise things to say about many things, including mirrors.

71. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

72. “The world is a mirror, an imaging of Love's perfection.”

73. “The one who has a good friend doesn't need any mirror.”

74. “When the mirror of the heart becomes pure and clear, impressions of the other world will become manifest.”

75. “Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.”

76. “The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.”

77. “Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror up to where you're bravely working.”

78. “As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner.”

79. “Between the mirror and the heart is this single difference: the heart conceals secrets, while the mirror does not!”

80. "The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception."

- Rumi.

Quotes From The Movie 'Mirror, Mirror'

'Mirror, Mirror' is a 2012 fantasy comedy based on the life of Snow White.

81. “Ready to learn the price for using magic?” - The Mirror.

82. "Brighton: You look fabulous, Your Majesty.
The Queen: 'Fabulous'? Brighton, I haven't even begun to get ready yet."

83. “The kiss of true love is what liberates someone from a spell.”

84.  “Oh, my. Oh, my! Snow White, maybe it is time I eased up on you, hmm? After all, you've done nothing to me!”

85. “Prince Alcott, you found this kingdom caught in the clutches of greed and vanity, but you did not retreat.”

86. “Snow White, my daughter, this kingdom was fortunate, for in my absence, you never stopped believing in yourself, and grew into the woman I knew you would always become.”

87. "Prince Alcott: The Queen did say you were crazy.
Snow White: She also said I was dead!"

88.  “Loose lips, sink ships.”

89. “Age before beauty. It's important to know when you've been beaten, yes?”

90. “Weakness is weakness only if you see it that way.”

Quotes From ‘Black Mirror’

'Black Mirror' is a British sci-fi anthology show that has a unique narrative style and is the first show on Netflix to use a first-person interactive format. It often reflects darkly on near-future real world scenarios, hence the name!

91. “Never leave your seat, dissociate your body from your mind.” - Greg

92. “Just hate message after hate message, around the clock, all piling on. It’s hard to describe what that does to your head.” - Tess

93. “Authenticity is in woefully short supply.” - Charity

94. “You know when you meet someone and you just know?” – Frank

95. “Not everything that isn’t true is a lie.” - Ffion

96. “You are just a puppet. You are not in control.” - Colin

97. “I know people. We love humiliation. We can’t not laugh.” - Jane

98. “Humans. You know we give ourselves rep, but we’re genuinely empathetic as a species. I mean, we don’t actually really want to kill each other, which is a good thing.” - Arquette

99. “Just needed the rules to change, for none to intervene.” - Jem

100. “There’s no cure for the Internet, you would never go away.” - Hector

Learn more about all things reflective with our kid-friendly guide about how mirrors work, or just discover some fun facts about mirrors to really show off your “sparkling” mind.

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<p>With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature.&nbsp;</p>

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