21 Minimalist Quotes to Inspire Your Journey in 2024

Quotes are an insightful way to gather a bit of inspiration to follow your path with ease and reassurance- they also have the power to form a connection when you discover a quote that speaks to your heart.

Your path to minimalism is defined by your own set of values and beliefs, but sometimes it’s nice to see how others paved their paths and the inspiration you may receive from thought leaders, authors, and writers. Here are 21 Minimalist Quotes to inspire your journey:

Minimalist Quotes

  1. “If you ask me what minimalism is really about, I would say that it’s the altering of values – enter the small doors of minimalism and come out on the other side with big ideas.”

    -Fumio Sasaki

  2. “I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means.”

    -La Monte Young

  3. “I’m a big believer in minimalism. Not materialist minimalism, although that’s part of it, but time and energy minimalism. The body is given only so much energy a day.”

    -James Altucher

  4. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

    -William Morris

  5. “Minimalism isn’t about removing things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love.”

    -Joshua Becker

  6. “Minimalism is not about having less. It’s about making room for more of what matters.”

    -Melissa (Simple Lion Heart)

  7. “Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.”

    – Peter Walsh

  8. “I Would Rather Have Extra Space And Extra Time Than Extra Stuff”

    – Francine Jay

  9. “For Me, A Calm House Equals A Calm Heart Equals A Calm Life.”

    – Erica Layne

  10. “Holding on to things from the past is the same as clinging to an image of yourself in the past. If you’re the least bit interested in changing anything about yourself, I suggest you be brave and start letting things go.”

    – Fumio Sasaki

  11. “I’ve learned that minimalism is not about what you own, it’s about why you own it.”

    – Brian Gardner

  12. “More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less.”

    -Cait Flanders

  13. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

    – Leonardo da Vinci

  14. “Living with only the bare essentials has not only provided superficial benefits such as the pleasure of a tidy room or the simple ease of cleaning, it has also led to a more fundamental shift. It’s given me a chance to think about what it really means to be happy.”

    – Fumio Sasaki

  15. “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

    – Henry David Thoreau

  16. “There are more things to gain from eliminating excess than you might imagine: time, space, freedom, and energy, for example.”

    -Fumio Sasaki

  17. “If one had taken what is necessary to cover one’s needs and had left the rest to those who are in need, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need.”

    -Saint Basil

  18. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”

    – E.F. Schumacher

  19. “In the rush of today’s world, and with more than half of us now living in cities, the majority of people are less and less connected with the spectacle of nature.”

    – Louise Leakey

  20. “Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.”

    – Edwin Way Teale

  21. “If you need nice things to impress your friends, you have the wrong friends.”

    -Joshua Becker


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2 thoughts on “21 Minimalist Quotes to Inspire Your Journey in 2024”

  1. Being a minimalist has allowed me to free up my mind on things that are nonessential and focus on things that matter. Minimalism changed my life and I hope I continue to declutter a little every day as I grow.

    • So happy to hear that! Being a minimalist has helped many to focus on what matters. Thank you for your comment.

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