Impossible Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old impossible quotes, impossible sayings, and impossible proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.     

Arthur C. Clarke

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.     

Jonathan Winters

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.     

Robert Schuller

They did not know it was impossible so they did it.     

Mark Twain

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.     

Arnold Palmer

It always seems impossible until it's done.     

Nelson Mandela

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.     

Paulo Coelho

Every noble work is at first impossible.     

Thomas Carlyle

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.     

Eric Hoffer

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.     

Marcus Aurelius

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.     

Robert A. Heinlein

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.     

Douglas Adams

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.     

Ray Bradbury

There is no point in using the word impossible to describe something that has clearly happened.     

Douglas Adams

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.     

Charles Kettering

No one gets very far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.     

Elbert Hubbard

The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.     

Agatha Christie

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.     

Christopher Reeve

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.     

Vince Lombardi

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.     

Francis of Assisi

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.     

Sir Walter Scott

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.     

Tommy Lasorda

If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable.     

Ilyas Kassam

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.     

Lou Holtz

Only if you are possible, everything will be possible.     

Santosh Kalwar

I work on the motto that if something's not impossible, there must be a way to do it.     

Nicholas Winton

We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible.     

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible!     

Audrey Hepburn

There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.     

Andre Gide

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.     

Amelia Earhart

I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.     

Michael Phelps

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.     

Frank Gaines

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.     

Charles Swindoll

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.     

Miguel de Cervantes

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.     

Doug Larson

All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.     

Pearl S. Buck

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.     

Walt Disney

Nothing is more imminent than the impossible. What we must always foresee is the unforeseen.     

Victor Hugo

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.     

Arthur C. Clarke

I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.     

Michael Phelps

Whoever said nothing is impossible obviously hasn't tried nailing Jell-O to a tree.     

John Candy

To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.     

Tom Robbins

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.     

G. M. Trevelyan

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.     

Cherie Carter-Scott

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.     

Saint Teresa of Ávila

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.     

Louis D. Brandeis

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.     

Jean de la Fontaine

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.     

Alexander The Great

We all want to believe in impossible things, I suppose, to persuade ourselves that miracles can happen.     

Paul Auster

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw