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55 Free Spirit Quotes Embodying A Free Soul (2024)

Everyone can become a free spirit by embracing their authentic selves unapologetically. This curated list of free spirit quotes inspires us to remember that our originality is our greatest strength.

This article explores the values embodied by free spirits, such as authenticity, independence, and spontaneity. The quotes from authors and famous figures highlight these attributes and many more.

I Am Just A Free Spirit Quotes

Imagine a bird freely soaring above the clouds. They are the symbols of an independent, free-spirited person. These folks are always dancing to their own tune, never letting societal norms dictate their next move. 

However, it's not a rebellious or carefree act but a signature of their unique outlook on life. And having a free soul isn't just about being different. It's about embracing identity and intentionally picking choices that make them happy. 

Here is our first set of free spirits quotes that give us a peek into their unconventional, inspiring perspectives.





"I am a free spirit. A spirit that evolves. I'm a diamond. I'm just refining it. Polishing it. Glossing it up." -Simeon Rice #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #freespirit #spirit #free

"I am a free spirit. A spirit that evolves. I'm a diamond. I'm just refining it. Polishing it. Glossing it up."
- Simeon Rice

"I realize I'm a free spirit. I like to be happy. I have to have more control of my happiness." -Chamique Holdsclaw #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #freespirit #happy #happiness #spirit #free

"I realize I'm a free spirit. I like to be happy. I have to have more control of my happiness."
- Chamique Holdsclaw

"I had always been a free spirit and always gotten what I wanted." -Rick James #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #freespirit #spirit #free

"I had always been a free spirit and always gotten what I wanted."
- Rick James

"I have friends who have a normal family, kids, and a dog, and I think I would blow my brains out. It's fine for them. But I'm such a free spirit, I feel more alive when I've got somewhere to go." -Kenny Chesney #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #freespirit #spirit #free #friends

"I have friends who have a normal family, kids, and a dog, and I think I would blow my brains out. It's fine for them. But I'm such a free spirit, I feel more alive when I've got somewhere to go."
- Kenny Chesney

"I'm just really a free spirit. You gotta be like that. 'Cause life ain't that complicated. It's only that complicated when you make it that way. I just wanna wake up and move with the way it goes. If it's meant to happen, it will happen." -Future #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #dogood #freespirit #spirit #life #free

"I'm just really a free spirit. You gotta be like that. 'Cause life ain't that complicated. It's only that complicated when you make it that way. I just wanna wake up and move with the way it goes. If it's meant to happen, it will happen."
- Future

Best Free Spirit Quotes That Inspire Tranquility

Free-spirited people have a certain je ne sais quoi that leaves you calm and peaceful. They don't let the world's hustle and bustle ruffle their feathers. They shrug, smile, and continue living the life they want.

It's not that they don't care; they just know how to tune out the unnecessary. They show us that tranquility isn't found in silence but in reducing the volume of life's excessive noise. So, the next time you feel overwhelmed or overthink, remember a free spirit's mantra: Breathe, let it go, and let it be. Let this next selection of free spirit quotes remind you of this message.

"Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger, constant spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnished and deck’d in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgment trusting neither? Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem." -William Shakespeare #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #collectiveaction #freespirit #blood #spirit #passion

"Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger, constant spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnished and deck’d in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgment trusting neither? Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem."
- William Shakespeare

"A free spirit must be able to surmount anxiety time after time." -Mason Cooley #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #beinspired #freespirit #spirit #free

"A free spirit must be able to surmount anxiety time after time."
- Mason Cooley

"In every life we have some trouble. But when you worry, you make it double. Don't worry, be happy" -Bobby McFerrin #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #bethechange #freespirit #happy #life

"In every life we have some trouble. But when you worry, you make it double. Don't worry, be happy"
- Bobby McFerrin

"May my heart be brave, my mind fierce, and my spirit free." -Kate Forsyth #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialchange #freespirit #spirit #free

"May my heart be brave, my mind fierce, and my spirit free."
- Kate Forsyth

Quotes About Freedom and Free Spirits

Defying societal expectations allows a free spirit to discover their own truth, fostering genuine self-awareness. In this way, they are not tied down but open to endless possibilities. Here are some quotes about the freedom inherent in the free spirit.

"Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold the promise of a better life. They have no fear of judgment or failure, which gives them the freedom to chase their dreams." -Ellen J. Barrier #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #socialchange #freespirit #freedom #life

"Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold the promise of a better life. They have no fear of judgment or failure, which gives them the freedom to chase their dreams."
- Ellen J. Barrier

"I am living breathing freedom." -Hiroko Sakai #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #freespirit #freedom

"I am living breathing freedom."
- Hiroko Sakai

"I'd rather be a free spirit than a trapped soul." -Lorraine Hansberry #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #freespirit #spirit #free

"I'd rather be a free spirit than a trapped soul."
- Lorraine Hansberry

"We are all free spirits. We must choose to practice freedom." -Sark #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #freespirit #freedom #free

"We are all free spirits. We must choose to practice freedom."
- Sark

"A ship in dock, surrounded by quays and the walls of warehouses, has the appearance of a prisoner meditating upon freedom in the sadness of a free spirit put under restraint." -Joseph Conrad #trvst #quotes #impact #changetheworld #freespirit #spirit #freedom #free

"A ship in dock, surrounded by quays and the walls of warehouses, has the appearance of a prisoner meditating upon freedom in the sadness of a free spirit put under restraint."
- Joseph Conrad

"Here the free spirit of mankind, at length, Throws its last fetters off; and who shall place a limit to the giant's unchained strength, or curb his swiftness in the forward race?" -William C. Bryant #trvst #quotes #socialchange #thinkgreen #freespirit #free #spirit

"Here the free spirit of mankind, at length, Throws its last fetters off; and who shall place a limit to the giant's unchained strength, or curb his swiftness in the forward race?"
- William C. Bryant

"Release your majestic mind, embrace your untamed inner spirit. Break free from captivity, avoid society… You were born to be free." -Melanie Muller #trvst #quotes #dogood #thinkgreen #freespirit #free #spirit

"Release your majestic mind, embrace your untamed inner spirit. Break free from captivity, avoid society… You were born to be free."
- Melanie Muller

Quotes About Free Spirits Breaking Out

When free spirits stumble upon roadblocks, whether societal rules, emotional baggage, or mind games, they feel trapped. They urgently need to break free, to peel off the layers that stop them from being their most authentic selves. 

For free spirits, breaking the cage isn't just satisfying - it's the ultimate form of self-love. Be brave and break your cage with the help of the free spirit quotes below.

"One radical free spirit nonconformist is pretty much like another." -George Will #trvst #quotes #gogreen #thinkgreen #freespirit #free #spirit

"One radical free spirit nonconformist is pretty much like another."
- George Will

"A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself." -Francis Picabia #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #freespirit #free #spirit

"A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself."
- Francis Picabia

"Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free." -Anne Sullivan Macy #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #freespirit #world #human #free #spirit

"Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free."
- Anne Sullivan Macy

"We must free ourselves from this prison that restricts our personal desires by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -Dee Waldeck #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #freespirit #beauty #free #nature

"We must free ourselves from this prison that restricts our personal desires by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- Dee Waldeck

"There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free." -Hubert H. Humphrey #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #freespirit #human #free #spirit

"There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free."
- Hubert H. Humphrey

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus #trvst #quotes #gogreen #bethechange #freespirit #free #world

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
- Albert Camus

"You call yourself a free spirit, a ‘wild thing,’ and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself... It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself." -Truman Capote #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #freespirit #free #spirit

"You call yourself a free spirit, a ‘wild thing,’ and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself... It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself."
- Truman Capote

Quotes About Women With A Free Spirit

Women throughout history have been handed a long list of expectations. But modern women are shaking things up, breaking free from the norm. For example, some refuse to succumb to pressure by remaining single past a conventional age or being childless.

Remember, they're not defying norms just to do it. They're simply living their truth boldly, not thinking what society views as right or wrong. In this next section, we've compiled quotes about women with a free spirit to inspire anyone.

"Wild woman are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet. If you have met one, hold on to her, she'll allow you into her chaos but she'll also show you her magic." -Nikki Rowe #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #beinspired #freespirit #freedom #life #magic

"Wild woman are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet. If you have met one, hold on to her, she'll allow you into her chaos but she'll also show you her magic."
- Nikki Rowe

"She is a wild child with a gypsy soul that dances with the stars. She has a free spirit, a reckless mind and a rebellious heart that isn't meant to be tamed. Love her wild and you will never lose her." -Madiha Batool #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialchange #freespirit #dances #wild #spirit #free

"She is a wild child with a gypsy soul that dances with the stars. She has a free spirit, a reckless mind and a rebellious heart that isn't meant to be tamed. Love her wild and you will never lose her."
- Madiha Batool

"I wear like lip gloss and my hair is always really natural, and I'm a really kind of natural free spirit in my everyday life who has crystals and I burn sage, and I think I find a lot of calming beauty in that stuff." -Maria Brink #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #freespirit #natural #free #beauty #spirit

"I wear like lip gloss and my hair is always really natural, and I'm a really kind of natural free spirit in my everyday life who has crystals and I burn sage, and I think I find a lot of calming beauty in that stuff."
- Maria Brink

"She was born to be free , let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her." -Nikki Rowe #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialimpact #freespirit #free #wild

"She was born to be free , let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her."
- Nikki Rowe

"I'm not a bird. No net will ensnare me. I'm a human being that has her own independent will." -Charlotte Brontë #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #freespirit #human #bird

"I'm not a bird. No net will ensnare me. I'm a human being that has her own independent will."
- Charlotte Brontë

Quotes From Free-Spirited And Famous Personalities

Multiple free spirits have been in the public eye for the past century. For instance, Princess Diana, with her radiant charisma and warm spirit, wasn't your typical royal who follows protocols to a T. 

Her free spirit shone when she chose to walk over active minefields and shake hands with AIDS patients, leading to the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty and AIDS research. In essence, Diana lived as she pleased, making her an unforgettable symbol of bravery and worthy of being called “the people’s princess.”

Get to know other free-spirited people through their quotes below.

"I want to live my life without filters. I don't walk on eggshells. I say what I want and I'm a very free spirit." -Demi Lovato #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #freespirit #life #free #spirit

"I want to live my life without filters. I don't walk on eggshells. I say what I want and I'm a very free spirit."
- Demi Lovato

"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am." -Princess Diana #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #freespirit #free #spirit

"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am."
- Princess Diana

"Basically, I'm a free spirit. I'm kind of an Everywoman." -Pamela Anderson #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #freespirit #free #spirit

"Basically, I'm a free spirit. I'm kind of an Everywoman."
- Pamela Anderson

"The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself." -Ellen DeGeneres #trvst #quotes #socialchange #ecoconscious #freespirit #happiness #happy

"The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself."
- Ellen DeGeneres

"A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side — which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress." -Drew Barrymore #trvst #quotes #impact #dogood #freespirit

"A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side — which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress."
- Drew Barrymore

"My mother was a huge influence on me – she was a free spirit and helped me appreciate, from a very early age, that everyone is different." -Christian Louboutin #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #freespirit #influence #spirit #free

"My mother was a huge influence on me – she was a free spirit and helped me appreciate, from a very early age, that everyone is different."
- Christian Louboutin

"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free." -Ronald Reagan #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #freespirit #free

"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free."
- Ronald Reagan

"They can’t chain my spirit! My spirit runs free! Walls can’t contain it! Laws can’t restrain it! Authority has no power over it!" -Bill Watterson #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #freespirit #free #power #spirit

"They can’t chain my spirit! My spirit runs free! Walls can’t contain it! Laws can’t restrain it! Authority has no power over it!"
- Bill Watterson

Quotes About Free-Spirited People And Their Good Vibes

People often find themselves drawn to free-spirited individuals. Their positive thinking, paired with an open mind, promotes an inviting environment. They radiate optimism, which others find understandably enticing.

Furthermore, their readiness to embrace differing points of view also attracts people. It implies a spirit of acceptance and understanding. As the first free spirit quote below says, you know a person is one because you will feel good around them.

"The free soul is rare but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good when you are near or with them." -Charles Bukowski #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #freespirit #free

"The free soul is rare but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good when you are near or with them."
- Charles Bukowski

"The soul is an infinite ocean of just beautiful energy and presence made manifest in human form." -Panache Desai #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #freespirit #energy #human #ocean

"The soul is an infinite ocean of just beautiful energy and presence made manifest in human form."
- Panache Desai

"It is the free spirited men and women that we most admire and often envy - those individuals who dare to be themselves." -Kevyn Aucoin #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialchange #freespirit #free

"It is the free spirited men and women that we most admire and often envy - those individuals who dare to be themselves."
- Kevyn Aucoin

Free Spirit Quotes On Going With The Flow

"My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." -Rumi #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #freespirit

"My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there."
- Rumi

"To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." -Helen Keller #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #freespirit #free

"To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."
- Helen Keller

Related read: Fate Quotes.

"I will follow my instincts, be myself for good or ill, and see what will be the upshot." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #freespirit

"I will follow my instincts, be myself for good or ill, and see what will be the upshot."
- John Muir

"Free spirited free riders, they're on their way but don't know where they're going." -Warren Miller #trvst #quotes #bethechange #dogood #freespirit #free

"Free spirited free riders, they're on their way but don't know where they're going."
- Warren Miller

"I bought abandoned deer and sold all piety for pleasure. My own free spirit I have followed, and never will I give up lust." -Abu Nuwas #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #freespirit #spirit #free

"I bought abandoned deer and sold all piety for pleasure. My own free spirit I have followed, and never will I give up lust."
- Abu Nuwas

"I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything." -Alice Walker #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #impact #freespirit #love #free #spirit

"I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything."
- Alice Walker

"A free spirit is not bound by this, that, matter, materialism or opinion. They sing, dance and flow on the wind — for they are at one with it. They are nothing and everything — void and expanse. Even space and time does not confine or define them. For they are pure energy itself." -Rasheed Ogunlaru #trvst #quotes #bethechange #impact #freespirit #wind #spirit #dance #free

"A free spirit is not bound by this, that, matter, materialism or opinion. They sing, dance and flow on the wind — for they are at one with it. They are nothing and everything — void and expanse. Even space and time does not confine or define them. For they are pure energy itself."
- Rasheed Ogunlaru

Free Spirit Quotes On Being Unique Individuals

Free spirits are one-of-a-kind. To be a free spirit, first, know yourself. Then, defy societal expectations that don't align with your values. Explore new interests, practice mindfulness, and always remember that authenticity is a priority. This self-truth allows the free spirit to thrive.

I know it is easier said than done. However, we are already unique individuals. So, we just have to love who we are unapologetically, and we are already one step closer to becoming free spirits.

Related read: Being different quotes and sayings.

"Testimony is contingent on experience, that’s why we’re all free spirits." -Phil Collins #trvst #quotes #bethechange #bethechange #freespirit #free

"Testimony is contingent on experience, that’s why we’re all free spirits."
- Phil Collins

"A wild spirit is often misunderstood. Others may think I'm lost, when in truth, I'm simply roaming free." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #impact #ecoconscious #freespirit #truth #free #spirit #wild

"A wild spirit is often misunderstood. Others may think I'm lost, when in truth, I'm simply roaming free."
- Unknown

"I just mean people who seem unavailable in the sense that they're not prepared to totally cling to anyone. I'm very attracted to people who are basically free spirits." -George Michael #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #freespirit #free #people

"I just mean people who seem unavailable in the sense that they're not prepared to totally cling to anyone. I'm very attracted to people who are basically free spirits."
- George Michael

"I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the bowels of his heart; his heart, however, causeth his down-going." -Friedrich Nietzsche #trvst #quotes #socialchange #takeaction #freespirit #love #spirit #free

"I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the bowels of his heart; his heart, however, causeth his down-going."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Other Free Spirit Quotes To Ponder On

Speaking of authenticity, the first quote in this last section highlights that we all have the potential to let our true selves bloom, much like a rose bud blossoms into a rose.

We just need some sunshine and water, and there it is. A beautiful flower emerges. It was always there. So, with this in mind, let’s continue to nurture who we are, our passions, and our dreams and let them bloom. If you like this metaphor, reflect on the rest of the free spirit sayings below.

"Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose." -Rudolf Steiner #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #takeaction #freespirit #spirit #rose #free

"Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose."
- Rudolf Steiner

"A free spirit is just an old soul with all its karma paid." -Albert Camus #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #gogreen #freespirit #spirit #free

"A free spirit is just an old soul with all its karma paid."
- Albert Camus

"Let me ensure that throughout life's journey I do not create my own chains and shackles along the way – but to always freely express myself in all things as I should – and to become all that my true free spirit was destined to be." -Eleesha #trvst #quotes #dogood #planetearthfirst #freespirit #free #spirit

"Let me ensure that throughout life's journey I do not create my own chains and shackles along the way – but to always freely express myself in all things as I should – and to become all that my true free spirit was destined to be."
- Eleesha

"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past." -Richard Bach #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialchange #freespirit #future #free

"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."
- Richard Bach

"Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit." -Julius Rono #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #freespirit #free #spirit

"Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit."
- Julius Rono

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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