40 When Life Gives You Lemons Quotes To Make The Best Out Of Every Situation

What do you do when life gives you lemons - you look at them and make tasty lemonade.

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'When life gives you lemons' quotes meaning making the harsh events one faces in life positive.

The phrase is a famous proverb to inspire people to turn a rather negative situation into a positive outlook with an optimistic attitude. The proverb usually goes as, 'When life gives you lemons you should make lemonade' and is considered an appropriate proverb, used for many quotes.

A few examples of this proverbial idiom go like this, 'When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave them wondering how you did it', or 'When life gives you lemons squeeze them in people's eyes'. This latter phrase says that when life hands you sour and negative circumstances you react with equal bitterness and make that negativity go away. One of the truest and best quotes about lemons and life was said by Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor that went, "There is a saying that when life gives you lemons, make a lemonade… It is nice to speak but when life really gives you lemons in your hand, it becomes very difficult to make lemonade."

For more such quotes by well-known people, for instance Paul Rudd, quotes when life gives you lemons and some best when life gives you lemons quotes, check the list below. If you want to read motivational quotes do check out You Got This! Quotes and Keep Going quotes.

Motivational Quotes About 'When Life Gives You Lemons'

When life hands lemon, don't hesitate to make the best icy lemonade out of it.

Motivating oneself through the tough times needs mental strength and an external push too at times. Let this quote list be that push that can help one to believe in the goodness of life.

1. "If you have a lemon, make a lemonade."

- Dale Carnegie.

2. "When life gives you lemons ask it for sugar and water too. Otherwise, your final product would be some acidic lemon juice!"

- Priyavrat Gupta.

3. "When life gives you lemons don't make lemonade, make pink lemonade. Be unique."

- Wanda Sykes.

4. "When life gives you lemons, learn to juggle."

- James Patterson.

5. "When life gives you lemons, take it. Don't waste food."

- Giselle Marquez.

6. "When life gives you lemons, freeze them, and use them to throw at your enemies using some sort of trebuchet."

- Jenny Lawson.

7. "If God gives you lemons, You must plant the seeds."

- Ana Claudia Antunes, 'A-Z of Happiness', 2015.

8. "When life gives you lemons, keep them, cause hey — free lemons."

- Jake Hamilton.

9. "When life gives you lemons make lemon meringue pie."

- Colleen Houck.

When Life Gives You Lemons Funny Quotes To Feel Better

'When life gives you lemons make lemonade' is not the only phrase that can make things right always. Here is a quote list for some amusing situations.

10. "When life gives you lemons you tell life to get a life because lemons are a terrible gift."

- Patrick Schell.

11. "I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."

- Ron White.

12. "When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye."

- Cathy Guiswite.

13. "When life hands you lemonade, don't try to make lemons."

- Vince Guthrie.

14. "When life gives you lemons, throw them back."

- Joe Jonas.

15. "When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in."

- Colleen Hoover.

16. "When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back... What am I supposed to do with these? I demand to see life's manager..."

- J. K. Simmons.

17. "When life gives you lemons, you exchange them at the store for something more edible."

- Grace Helbig.

18. "When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back."

- Bill Watterson.

19. "When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail."

- Ziad K. Abdelnour.

20. "When life hands me lemons I hand them back and pick something else."

- Behdad Sami.

21. "When life gives you lemons...add melted butter, toasted paprika, and dip some lobster in it!"

- Stuart J Scesney.

22. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then figure out how to sell it for $5.00 a glass."

- John Woodman.

When Life Gives You Lemons Similar Quotes To Boost Your Spirits

When life hands you a lemon you should make lemonade, and when life gives you berries you should make jam. Here is a list of a few similar quote styles that can lighten one's bad day.

23. "Life handed me lemons, so I made lemonade, lemon cake, lemon drops, and I even used the rinds to make lemon art. So the joke is on you, life..."

- Emilyann Allen.

24. "A grapefruit is just a lemon that saw an opportunity and took advantage of it."

- Oscar Wilde.

25. "The old saying is that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I say forget that. When life gives you lemons, make margaritas."

- Kristin Neff.

26. "I got handed lemons too, you know but I learned how to make lemonade with them… No one ever told me I had to add sugar but that's life for you. It ain't sweet."

- Elizabeth Flock, 'Me & Emma', 2004.

27. "Stop worrying and start living."

- Dale Carnegie.

28. "It's not what happens to you, but how you handle it. If Life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If the lemons are rotten, take out the seeds and plant them in order to grow new lemons."

- Louise Hay.

29. "When one door shuts, another one opens."

- Alexander Graham Bell.

30. "When life gives you lemons....they could really be oranges."

- Ellen DeGeneres.

31. "I was of the 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then wonder why life didn't give you freaking sugar so you could drink the stuff' school of thought."

- Cate Tiernan.

Inspirational When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade Quote For Life

Whoever's life has given them vodka should try to find a lemon to help you shine.

When life hands you a lemon try to find a way to make lemonade and the best one possible. When you think of the problems with a positive outlook it helps to get you through difficult times. This quote list will help you with the same.

32. "When life gives you lemons, you don't make lemonade. You use the seeds to plant a whole orchard, an entire franchise!"

- Anthon St. Maarten.

33. "When life gives you lemons, sell them, and buy a pineapple. How to better your life 101."

- Davin Turney.

34. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and sell it to all of those who get thirsty from complaining."

- Napoleon Hill.

35. "If life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Words to live by, especially when you kept in mind that the only way to make them into lemonade was to squeeze the hell out of them."

- Stephen King, 'End of Watch', 2016.

36. "If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice."

- Conan O'Brien.

37. "When life gives you lemons, you might as well shove 'em where the sun doesn't shine because you sure as hell aren't ever going to see any lemonade."

- Rob Thurman.

38. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for."

- Cassandra Clare.

39. "When life gives you lemons, go to a taco stand."

- Mariana Zapata.

40. "When life gives you lemons, forget the lemonade. Make a lemon chicken and a rich lemon cheesecake. Blame life for the extra pounds."

- Suzie Smith.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for When Life Gives You Lemons Quotes then why not take a look at When Life Gets Tough Quotes, or You are worth it Quotes.


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