The Best Inspiring Quotes from The Greatest Showman (Free Printables!)

The Greatest Showman Quotes


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Like much of the rest of the world, I have been fan girling over “The Greatest Showman” ever since I saw it a few days ago.

I love a good musical, and I dare say this might be one of my favorites I’ve ever seen. There was just something about the energy of “The Greatest Showman” that I can’t get enough of. And the music….ah…let’s just say I came home and bought the soundtrack promptly.

Throughout the movie, I found myself laughing and other times feeling inspired by some of the words that were spoken (and the lessons taught through the story).

I know that this movie was based loosely on the actual story of of P.T. Barnum, but I still loved the story portrayed in this movie nonetheless.

Because I loved a lot of the lessons from this movie, I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes/moments. Most of them are inspiring words that are worth living by…and others are just some of the zingers that made me laugh out loud.

I also made a couple printables for a few of these quotes – you can click here to enter your email to get full-sized printables sent to your email, or you can enter your email below:

 The noblest art is that of making others happy – P.T. Barnum 

The noblest art is that of making others happy

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else. – P.T. Barnum 

No one ever made a difference by being like someone else

Hyperbole isn’t the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
– P.T. Barnum 

Hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.

You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people.
– Charity Barnum

Comfort – the enemy of progress.
– P.T. Barnum

When you’re careless with other people, you bring ruin upon yourself.
– Jenny Lind

Those smiles aren’t fake. It doesn’t matter where they come from. The joy is real.
– P.T. Barnum

Those smiles aren’t fake. It doesn’t matter where they come from. The joy is real.

A man’s station is only limited by his imagination.
– Jenny Lind

A Man's station is only limited by his imagination

They don’t understand you, but they will. – P.T. Barnum

They don't understand you, but they will

Funny Quotes from The Greatest Showman

Queen Victoria: You’re even smaller than I imagined!

Tom Thumb: Well you’re not exactly reaching the top shelf yourself, sweetheart.


Phillip Carlyle: They come to see you… Your crazy ideas.  Your new acts. The unusual.

P.T. Barnum: Well then how about you show them a smile? That’d be unusual.


P.T. Barnum: Hey sweetie, who’s that young man over there?

Charity Barnum: Oh that’s Phillip Carlyle. A bit of a scandal, they say. His last play was a hit in London.

P.T. Barnum: Play? Pay good money to watch people stand around and talk for two hours and they call me a conman.


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  • I also truly enjoyed The Greatest Showman. I was so enthralled, I didn't even think about pulling favorite quotes from it! I just sat on the edge of my seat with my jaw hanging open the entire time. (Not too far from the truth, actually.) Thanks for the quote-gems and for creating such wonderful printables with them. I think a couple, at least, will end up framed on my walls at home.
    • Thank you so much, Trudy! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. I felt the same way during it - I didn't want the movie to end! It's definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.
  • I love the quotes. I saw the movie and I too am a big fan of the music. I am having trouble with this printable. It is not downloading and I don't want to print the whole article and the ads with the quotes. I feel like I am doing something wrong- but can't figure out what.

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