28 quotes from famous people for a cool custom t-shirt

If you’ve been wanting to get a custom t-shirt for casual wear, you might be struggling to decide which design to use, maybe because you’re not that good with art, or maybe you’ve too many good designs to choose from. Whatever be the case, you can use a famous quote for a complete design, without the need for any artwork. Without delay, here are the quotes:

Abraham Lincoln

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

Although, this quote by Abraham Lincoln has some worthy advice on progress in life, taken literally, it would just look cool on the back of a t-shirt.


“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

Albert Einstein

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I’m not looking for sympathy at all.”

Andy Warhol

“I like boring things.”

“Everyone needs a fantasy.”

Isaac Newton

“What goes up must come down.”

J. R. R. Tolkien

“Not all those who wander are lost.”


“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Charles Dickens

“’Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.”

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.”

Bob Dylan

“Chaos is a friend of mine.”

Steve Jobs

“Stay hungry, stay foolish”.

Stephen Hawking

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

“I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die.”


“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.”

Keanu Reeves

“I’m Mickey Mouse. They don’t know who’s inside the suit.”

Sun Tzu

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.”

Steven Wright

“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.”

“A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.”

Kurt Cobain

“The sun is gone, but I have a light.”

“Rather be dead than cool.”

Khalil Gibran

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.”

Sigmund Freud

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

When the father of psychoanalysis said this, he was talking about phallic symbolism in dreams. This quote on your custom t-shirt would serve as sort of an inside joke between Freud and yourself.

Salvador Dali

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

This is probably the most common quote in the drug culture, and is very often misunderstood. At a time when hallucinogens were seen as an artistic necessity for “mind expansion”, Dali devised his own meditative and psychoanalytic methods to access his consciousness, and extract creativity for his paintings.

Steven Tyler

“You have no idea how expensive it is to look this cheap.”

This quote by the rock legend captures cleverly the fashion aspect of the rock and roll culture.

So, there you go, the twenty quotes that would make any plain tshirt beam with meaning and wisdom. Just remember to cite the author of the quote you’re using.