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These cactus inspirational quotes are for everyone going through a rough time and seeking courage amid adversities. We all need to familiarize ourselves with such powerful quotes. 

The cactus plants are one of the most unique and admirable plants in the world. They may appear dangerous because of the spikes, but they deliver a lot of inspiration. This plant epitomizes what it means to survive in the face of adversity. They can blossom even during unfavorable conditions. 

Cactus plants hold great qualities we can apply to our daily lives and when faced with difficult situations. Check out quotes about this inspirational plant.

Top Cactus Inspirational Quotes To Stay Strong In The Midst of Challenges

1. “If one can see beauty in the strength of how a cactus blooms in the desert. They would see beauty in the thorns it displays.” — Reena Sharma 

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2. “Advice from a cactus: emphasize your strong points, be patient during the dry spells, you will bloom when it is your time, always stay sharp.” – Anonymous

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3. “In the Middle Ages people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century, they took snake oil. Citizens of today’s shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract cacti instead.” – Charles Krauthammer

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4. “A cactus doesn’t live in the desert because it likes the desert; it lives there because the desert hasn’t killed it yet.” – Hope Jahren

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5. “It’s also the place where an 8-ft. cactus, the century plant, produces a huge yellow flower every great once in a while, like a robot proffering a bouquet. After the plant flowers, it dies.” – Anonymous

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6.  “During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cacti.” – Amit Kalanithi.

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7. “Deserts are very dry places, but plants can still grow there. Desert plants collect and use water in special ways.” – Julie Penn

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8. “A daisy blooming in a desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.” – Mashona Dhimaya

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9. “Be a cactus in a world of delicate flowers.”- Anonymous

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10. “Hope is not a resting place but a starting point – a cactus, not a cushion.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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11. “I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.” – Demetri Martin

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12. “Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus.” – Anonymous

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13. “Very often, people are obsessed with what others think of them. It’s like if a flower wants to be a cactus or a palm but it’s not. A flower is a flower, and that’s enough. That’s all you have to do is be a flower. ” – Stephan Hauser

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14. “The cardones cactus is very similar to saguaro cactus in Arizona. These cacti only grow in very specific, particular places.” — James Turrell

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15. “A whale is as unique as a cactus. But don’t ask a whale to survive Death Valley. We all have special gifts. Where we use them determines whether we actually complete something.” – Max De Pree

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16. “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going, just like a cactus.” – Anonymous

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17. “A creative person has to create. It doesn’t really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.” – Katherine Dunham

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18. “Having fake friends is like hugging a cactus. The tighter you hug, the more pain you get.” — Riza Prasetyaningsih

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19. “People are not cactuses, they need plenty of water and, when talking about friendship, the water is our time.”- Birute Sol

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20. “The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. While I was conducting experiments to make spineless cacti, I often talked to the plants. . . . ‘You have nothing to fear,’ I would tell them. ‘You don’t need your defensive thorns. I will protect you.’ Gradually the useful plant of the desert emerged in a thornless variety.” — Luther Burbank 

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21. “Take the rose, most people think it is very beautiful: I don’t care for It at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.” – Charles Proteus Steinmetz

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22. “‘You told us to leave you in the desert, because you planned to start a new life as cactus,’ Catarina said, her voice flat. ‘Then you conjured up tiny needles and threw them at us. With pinpoint accuracy.’” — Cassandra Clare

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23. “In Mexico, when we want to speak about deep secrets, we drink pulque together. It is a drink made from the cactus plant, and when you take the bottle from your mouth, it leaves a string behind, between the mouth and the bottle, like a spider’s web. It shows that the truth sticks inside.”- Alejandro Jodorowsky

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24.  “Jealousy is like a cactus; its response and reaction is thorny.” — Kishore bansal

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25. “Rearing three children is like growing a cactus, a gardenia, and a tubful of impatiens. Each needs varying amounts of water, sunlight and pruning. Were I to be absolutely fair, I would have to treat each child as if he or she were absolutely identical to the other siblings, and there would be no profit for anyone in that.” — Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

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26. “My dad is like a cactus – introverted and tough. I’m a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He’s my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

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27. “Very often, people are obsessed with what others think of them. It’s like if a flower wants to be a cactus or a palm but it’s not. A flower is a flower, and that’s enough. That’s all you have to do is be a flower.” — Stjepan Hauser

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28. “I’m an observer of life. I like to watch people, and I like to watch cactus. I like to talk to mountains and communicate with my friends in other spheres and dimensions.” – Frederick Lenz

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29. “If cactus plants can survive the desert, why do you think you’ll fail? Be as strong as a cactus in your own desert moments and you’ll make it out alive.” – Anonymous 

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30. “Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.” – Joyce Meyer

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31. “Cactus classification is similar to fashion on women’s skirts: they first shorten improperly and then lengthen excessively.” — R. Foster

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32. “We reap what we sow. We cannot expect apples when we have sown the seed of a cactus.” – Anonymous 

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33. “The desert works constantly to forbid it, and still the cactus blooms.” — Uma Gokhale

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34. “So they drove again, Vivien sitting up and looking now, but as navigator only, letting the desert scratch its own thorny poetry on the enormous moon.” – Douglas Woolf

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35. “I consider it the highest compliment when my employees go out and start their own companies in competition with me. I always send them a plant to wish them well. Of course, it’s a cactus.” – Norman Brodsky

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36. In the first place you can’t see anything from a car; you’ve got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you’ll begin to see something, maybe. Probably not. — Edward Abbey

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37. “The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland…. The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides…The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus….” — Vera Nazarian

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38. “The one thing that seems to be consistent through all my work that I like, and I experimented a lot, is the viewer is allowed to meditate on something that normally we don’t stop and stare at, whether it’s people or a cactus.” — Richard Misrach

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39. “Loving someone who doesn’t love you back is like hugging a cactus. The tighter you hold on, the more it’s going to hurt.” – Anonymous

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40. “What are plants doing? What are plants all about? They serve human beings by being decorative, but what is it from its own point of view? It’s using up air; it’s using up energy. It’s really not doing anything except being ornamental. And yet here’s this whole vegetable world, cactus plants, trees, roses, tulips, and edible vegetables, like cabbages, celery, lettuce – they’re all doing this dance.” — Alan Watts

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41. “When the going gets tough, just like golden barrel cactus, You bloom yellow And poesy drips from you Instead of tears.” –  Neelam Saxena Chandra

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42. “Every cactus blooms, some with little rooms, some give flowers that grow, others so small it won’t show!” ― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

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43. “I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.” – Mo Udall

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44. “I’m like the trunk of a cactus… I take in a dose of culture and time with friends, then I retreat and go live on it for a while until I get thirsty again.” — Nancy Horan

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45. “Cactus plants are blooming, sagebrush everywhere. Granite spires are standing’ all around.I tell you folks it’s Heaven, to be riding’ down the trail, when the desert sun goes down.” – Gene Autry

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46. The canyon country does not always inspire love. To many it appears barren, hostile, repellent – a fearsome mostly waterless land of rock and heat, sand dunes and quicksand, cactus, thornbush, scorpion, rattlesnake, and agoraphobic distances. To those who see our land in that manner, the best reply is, yes, you are right, it is a dangerous and terrible place. Enter at your own risk. Carry water. Avoid the noonday sun. Try to ignore the vultures. Pray frequently. — Edward Abbey

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47. “Even from far away, I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music.” – Rick Riordan

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48. “Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” — Enid Bagnold

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49. “She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her.”

– Jerry Spinelli

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50. “The desert seems to be a brown wasteland of dry, prickly shrub whose only purpose is to serve as a setting for the majestic saguaros. Then, little by little, the plants of the desert begin to identify themselves: the porcupine yucca, the beavertail and prickly pear and barrel cacti, buckhorn and staghorn and devil’s fingers, the tall, sky-reaching tendrils of the ocotillo.” — Jerry Spinelli

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51. “I remember very clearly someone saying, ‘Don’t shake hands with the cactus,’ and I thought, ‘Well, why not? What could possibly go wrong?’ Shaking hands is a friendly gesture.”

– Benedict Cumberbatch

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52. “Nothing’s all bad. There are very beautiful flowers in the desert amidst the spikes and thorns. Just don’t let them take over. In the garden of love there is little room for prickly things.” – Kate McGaha

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53. “Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.” — Linda Solegato

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54. “You can’t learn anything from saguaro cactus, from ocotillo. They are just passing through; their roots, their much-heralded dormancy in the dry season, these are only illusions of permanence. They know even less than you do.” — Barry Lopez

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55. “I had forgotten that talking to you is like trying to pet a cactus.’ Saiman said dryly. ‘Thank you for reminding me.’ ‘Always happy to oblige.” — Ilona Andrews

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56. “Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings worse than your abandonment.” —Diablo Cody 

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57. “Don’t jack off a cactus, you’ll only hurt your hand and the cactus’ feelings.” — Tre Cool

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58. “Anger was simple, self-sustaining as a cactus. You couldn’t look too closely at it, lest the spines get you in the eye.” – Rebecca Scherm

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59. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed the cactus inspiration quotes. The idea is to inspire you to take action and know that every desert moment in your life is temporary. You will come out strong and victorious. 

See yourself as a cactus, a plant fortified to survive even the harshest conditions. Stand firm amid the storm of life, and remember that challenges won’t last forever. In a nutshell, live your best life. Be positive and hope for a brighter future.

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