11 Inspiring Harry Styles' Quotes, Because This Guy Knows What's Important in Life

While he's primarily known for his singing talent and ability to steal fans' hearts at his One Direction shows, Harry Styles is also a pretty quotable person. Whether it's through bold feminist messages that he shares with the public like his support of the "He For She" campaign, or sweet, heartwarming perspectives on love, Styles is definitely not shy about speaking his mind. And hey, it's a good thing to be open to your fans, especially if you have important things to say about gender equality and finding the right person to ultimately share your life with.

But wait, it gets better. Harry's even more than a feminist, lover, and One Direction singer. In many interviews, Styles has also proven himself as a great source of inspiration to fans as well, in regard to important topics like work ethic, surrounding yourself with positive people who will lift you up, and loving what you do, among other things. Take a glance through the slideshow to see some of Styles' most inspiring quotes from the past few years. And here's hoping more will come soon!

by Jaclyn Anglis

On Keeping Positive People Around You

“I can see how you could get dragged into the bad stuff, but I’ve got good friends around me, good family. I think I’ve got my head screwed on,” Styles told The Mirror in 2012.


On Paying No Mind To Rumors

“Some of [the rumors] are funny. Some of them are ridiculous. Some of them are annoying. I don’t want to be one of those people that complains about the rumours. I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, 'This isn’t true!' It is what it is; I tend not to do that,” he said in an interview with GQ U.K. in 2013.

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On Loving What You Do

“That’s the amazing thing about music, there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck,” he said in an interview with E! News. Too true!


On Keeping Humble

“You just have to enjoy it because eventually there’s going to be a day when, you know, nobody wants to speak to you and then you go [he looked to the side, smiling], 'Hey, I’m here!'" he said in the same E! News interview. Kudos to him for his honesty!


On Not Bad-Mouthing Exes

“She’s a great performer,” Styles told Capital FM of his ex Taylor Swift after she possibly dissed him in a performance of her song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at the 2013 Grammys. “She always performs great and she’s always good on stage. She’s done it for a long time. She knows what she’s doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance.”

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On Showing Respect To Those Above You

“I said congratulations on the bump,” though she "didn’t look bumpy," Styles said of meeting Kate Middleton after the Royal Variety Performance last November. He also reportedly followed protocol by shaking each royal’s hand. Good for him!

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On Reaching Out To Other Faiths

“Polishing my dreidel and searching for oil. Chanukah sameach everybody. H,” he tweeted in December to his Jewish fans. No, he’s not Jewish himself, but it’s admirable that he makes an effort to not only educate himself about other religions but reach out to people who follow them personally.

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On Showing Love For Those Important In Your Life

“We’re lucky that we do get on. The relationship that I’ve grown with these four boys who I didn’t know four years ago is absolutely insane and it’s incredible,” he said of his relationship with his fellow band members. Aww!


On Rising Above Hatred

After Westboro Baptist Church picketed a One Direction concert, Styles tweeted this message, “Despite the company outside, I believe in equal rights for everyone. I think God loves all. Thanks for coming to the show though.” While it would have been easy to fire back at the anti-LGBT church that has a history of picketing military funerals, Styles took the high road while still making a message of love and acceptance clear. Good for him!

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On Not Forgetting Where You Came From

“The things that make me the most proud are what make my parents’ freak out,” Styles said in a “Where We Are” concert film preview. He further explained, "Like, my Grandma doesn't understand the VMA's, but when we met the Queen..."

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On Dedication To Your Work

“I’m 100 percent in this band. I still want to be touring with One Direction in ten years. I’ll be doing it until I’m old and people are telling me to stop,” he said in response to rumors that he would be the first to desert the band last summer.

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