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Inspirational Door Quotes

My regular readers know that I have a minor obsession with photographing doors. I also love using doors in a motivating way and as a metaphor for how we progress through our careers and through life. I’ve even done talks and written articles titled Open or shut: On navigating your career one door at a time.

Doors. We see them every day, humble and mundane yet grandly symbolic. They separate spaces, offer privacy, and sometimes stand as imposing barriers. But in the realm of inspiration, doors transform. They become gateways to opportunity, thresholds to a brighter future, and invitations to embrace the unknown.

This collection of quotes and images captures the essence of doors as powerful motivators. Let them be your guide as you push open possibilities and embark on your own extraordinary journey.

I invite you to find an inspirational door quote that speaks to you and then share it (or this entire post!) out on the social platform of your choice to spread a bit of doorspiration.

When one door closes, another opens.

Alexander Graham Bell

Be an opener of doors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunity knocks

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Milton Berle

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

Kyle Chandler

The door to success is always open to those who are willing to work hard.

Don’t let the door hit you (in the you know what) on the way out!

A door is never closed to those who know how to knock

The door to opportunity is always open to those who are willing to take a chance.

Sometimes you find a door in the place you least expect.

Remember that the door to happiness swings inward.

Push open the doors of opportunity and follow the light of your guiding star

Jennifer Petoff (with help from Gemini)

Which door will you unlock next?

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