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60 Planning Quotes For Planners and Bullet Journals + Free Printable!

Planner quotes for planners and bullet journals to add flair to your pages and spreads. With quotes about planning and organising, plus a few inspirational additions too, these quotes for planners are perfect for boosting motivation.

Inspiring Planner Quotes For Planners and Bullet Journals

Planner quotes for planners and bullet journals | Image shows a desk with a notepad and journal on it, beside a large cheese plant leaf.

Words are powerful. 

Quotes can be hugely valuable, invoking strong feelings and helping us to reframe our circumstances

I’ve talked about this a lot in my master post about positive thinking quotes, and it’s undeniable that a well-placed quote can be rousing, moving, or otherwise inspiring.

When we’re struggling in some way, a quote can bolster our strength or determination.

When we’re grieving, they may offer comfort.

And when we’re smarting they can help us to be compassionate.

They’re intoxicating prompts for staying focused on what’s important.

For someone receptive, quotes can be hugely valuable, invoking strong feelings and helping us to reframe our circumstances, so that we’re better equipped to deal with challenges and more inclined towards positivity.

Calm quote: Outer order contributes to inner calm. Background image shows zen stones in front of the ocean.

I love using relevant planner quotes in my journal, whether I’m in a good or bad frame of mind – I find they are precious reminders of the mindset I want to nurture in myself and my children. 

They’re intoxicating prompts for keeping me focused on what’s important.

Where to Use Bullet Journal and Planner Quotes

With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can use quotes for planners and journals:

  • Create a spread, full of your favourite and most personally inspiring power phrases and quotes.
  • Decorate your journal cover with a planner quote you love.
  • Use quotes about planning on your productivity pages in your journal.
  • Use cute planner quotes on your gratitude lists, to reinforce the message of thankfulness.
Bullet journal gratitude list.
  • Practice your hand lettering by writing out your favourite quotes for planning.
  • Create a spread of quotes about planning and organisation.
  • Try out all your different journaling pens on quotes for planners and stick them up on your walls around your desk.

60 Quotes For Planners and Bullet Journals 

Here’s a list of inspiring quotes about planning, organising, and positive living, which are perfect for writing in your planner or journal.

Plus don’t miss the printable at the end for keeping all of these handy and ready to use in your bujo!

Quotes About Planning

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

Alan Lakein

A year from now you’ll wish you had started today.

Karen Lamb

Planning is my happy place.


Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.


Planning is a skill and an art which takes a lifetime to master.

Paddick Van Zyl

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.

Winston Churchill

The more the plans fail the more the planner’s plan.

Ronald Reagan
Quote: There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true. Edwin Louis Cole

There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true.

Edwin Louis Cole

Quotes For Planning Enthusiasts

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.

Paul J. Meyer

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Dreams don’t work unless you do.


The harder I work. The luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

Don’t be busy, be productive.


If the plan doesn’t work change the plan, not the goal.


The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Stephen Covey

An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.

Dale Carnegie

Quote: Keep calm and plan on. Unknown.

Keep calm and plan on.


Inspiring Quotes For Journals and Planners

The cost of not following your heart is spending your entire life wishing you had.

J Paulsen

Make it happen.


She designed a life she loved.


Attitude is everything.


Nevertheless she persisted.


Good things take time.


Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

Samuel Butler

Your attitude determines your direction.


I’m working on myself for myself by myself.


Don’t count the days, make the days count.

Muhammad Ali

I choose to be happy.


A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor.


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

Throw kindness around like confetti.


Find gratitude in all things.


What we fear most is usually what we most need to do.

Timothy Ferris

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

William Morris

Funny Planner Quotes

It’s never too late to get your shit together.

Quote: Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons. Unknown.

Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.


The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

Prove them wrong.


In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.

Charlie Brown

Exhale the bullshit.


Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on It.

Danny Kaye

I was not made to be subtle.


May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

There are 7 days of the week: someday isn’t one of them.

Benny Lewis

One day the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.

Johnny Depp

It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get It.

W. Somerset Maugham

Cute Planner Quotes

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

G. Elliot

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

You can do anything but you can’t do everything.

David Allen

I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Where there is love there is life.

Indira Gandhi

Life must be lived as play.


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

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