Trying to get pregnant is a journey that requires hope, grit and lots and lots of pregnancy tests. Here, we’ve gathered inspiring quotes from famous writers, badass mothers and anonymous sources to help to motivate us along the way. May the force, and all the inspiration, be with you.

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“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” —Gina Carey

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“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” —Suzy Kassem

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“Even miracles take a little time.” —Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother

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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron

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“There is purpose in your season of waiting.” —Megan Smalley

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“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” —Beyoncé

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“Parenting begins the moment you may any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception.” —Carista Luminare-Rosen

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“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” —Stephanie Bennett-Henry

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“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” —Nelson Mandela

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“I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it.” —Mila Bron

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“’Hope’ is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without the words –

And never stops – at all -” —Emily Dickinson

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“What feels like the end is often the beginning.” —Anonymous

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“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” —The Hunger Games

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“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” —Margaret Thatcher

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“Just keep swimming.” —Finding Nemo

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“Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” —Ina May Gaskin

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“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” —Anonymous

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“As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens on its own.” —Denis Waitley

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“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” —Anonymous

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“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” —Katharine Hepburn

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“A great adventure is about to begin.” —Winnie the Pooh

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“A little progress each day adds up to big results.” —Anonymous

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“She who is brave is free.” —Seneca

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“Making the decision to have a child—it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” —Elizabeth Stone

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“Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.” —Dean Koontz

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“Sometimes the struggle is what makes success even sweeter.” —Anonymous

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“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” —Anonymous