Top 13 Quotes About Social Media from 2017's Biggest Influencers

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to give us a push in the right direction.

Sometimes that comes in the form of a simple quote. It should come as a surprise to no one that quotes are so unbelievably popular on social platforms. Just take a look at your Instagram feed and you'll probably scroll by at least 5 inspirational quotes in less than 2 minutes. While some offer little help or meaning out of context of the individual who posted it, they still rack up major engagement points. With that being said, we found the most profound quotes from the top social media influencers of 2017.


Stop focusing on dumb shit. Don’t be afraid to break things. Don’t be romantic. Don’t take the time to breathe. Don’t aim for perfect. And whatever you do, keep moving. Reread this a few times . . .
 Gary Vaynerchuk (Photo: Gary Vaynerchuk)

Gary Vaynerchuk (Photo: Gary Vaynerchuk)

The best Facebook ads look and feel as relevant and timely in your News Feed as the posts you see from your friends.
 Mari Smith (Photo: YouTube)

Mari Smith (Photo: YouTube)

Of course, you decide which story you want to tell. For me, it’s been very authentic, so sometimes I’m super happy, and I post four pictures one after the other; sometimes I’m busy, and I don’t. Sometimes I’m sad, and I post a sad picture.
 Chiara Ferragni (Photo: BULACE Magazine)

Chiara Ferragni (Photo: BULACE Magazine)

I’m my own boss, my own editor, my own shooter, my own writer, everything. This is all stuff I learned through trial and error... failing at a lot of things has taught me how to succeed at them eventually... you roll with the punches.
 Lilly Singh (Photo: Getty Images)

Lilly Singh (Photo: Getty Images)

People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care.
 Lewis Howes (Photo: Lewis Howes)

Lewis Howes (Photo: Lewis Howes)

You really can’t spend money on social media unless you really try. Social media is really more about effort than expense.
 Guy Kawasaki (Photo: VGrigas)

Guy Kawasaki (Photo: VGrigas)

Today, I see my business as a content marketing company. In other words, my entire goal is to give more valuable, helpful, and remarkable content to consumers than anyone else in my field, which will in turn lead to more sales.
 Ann Handley (Photo: NewsCred Insights)

Ann Handley (Photo: NewsCred Insights)

Brands that use social media as a broadcast will end up feeling pretty lonely.
 Kim Garst (Photo: Kim Garst)

Kim Garst (Photo: Kim Garst)

Stop trying to be amazing and start being useful. I don’t mean this in a Trojan-horse, ‘infomercial that pretends to be useful but is actually a sales pitch’ way. I mean a genuine, ‘how can we actually help you?’ way.
 Jay Baer (Photo: Alchetron)

Jay Baer (Photo: Alchetron)

People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.
 Simon Sinek (Photo: Unknown)

Simon Sinek (Photo: Unknown)

Focus on being productive instead of busy.
 Timothy Ferriss (Photo: Entrepreneur Magazine)

Timothy Ferriss (Photo: Entrepreneur Magazine)

Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.
 Casey Neistat (Photo: HBO)

Casey Neistat (Photo: HBO)

If you don’t educate yourself, you’ll never get out of the starting block because you’ll spend all your money making foolish decisions.
 Daymond John (Photo: CNBC.com)

Daymond John (Photo: CNBC.com)


After picking through each of these quotes, I couldn't help but notice a few common themes that existed. 

  • Sell your story, not your product
  • Believe in what you do
  • Don't give up easily

Do you have any other quotes that inspire you? Leave them in the comments below and if they're good, I'll add them to this post!