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Get Inspired By These 30 Powerful Event Management Quotes

Planning a truly incredible event is one thing — but executing that plan perfectly is a whole different ball game. As an event creator, you’ll juggle a lot of balls and wear a lot of...

Planning a truly incredible event is one thing — but executing that plan perfectly is a whole different ball game. As an event creator, you’ll juggle a lot of balls and wear a lot of hats. But when times get tough, just remember: We’ve all been there.

If you’ve got a towering to-do list or are simply unsure how to put together your next big event, check out some of our favorite quotes from great thinkers, entertainers, and entrepreneurs.

Event management quotes for when you’re getting started

Sometimes the toughest part of the planning process is getting started. As an event creator, keeping calm and focusing on developing and executing your vision will help to bring your event to life. Success is so much about your mindset!

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

  • Robin Williams

“Life is too short to live with regrets. Take risks and follow your passion.”

  • Jenna Ortega

“A dream is only a dream until you decide to make it real.”

  • Harry Styles

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow.”

  • Carrie Fisher

“I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.”

  • Victoria Beckham

Event quotes for when your sale launches

Once you’ve got the basics of your event hammered out, it’s time to start selling tickets. That’s where a platform like Eventbrite can help. You can set up a customizable event page and sell directly through your website or Facebook, or use Eventbrite Marketing Tools to test and optimize your marketing content to maximize sales potential. These quotes will keep you focused on the bigger picture.

“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”

  • Beyonce

“It is important to ask yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing and what purpose it serves in the big picture.”

  • Miley Cyrus

“There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices and persistence.”

  • Michelle Obama

“Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job.”

  • Chris Pine

Event management quotes for when ticket sales lull

If sales aren’t moving, it’s time to rethink the best ways to reach potential attendees. Don’t get discouraged — get creative.

“No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it may seem hard to get to it, but you can do it. Just keep working towards it, and you’ll find the positive side of things.”

  • Demi Lovato

“Keep your eyes on the finish line and not on the turmoil around you.”

  • Rihanna

“If something stands between you and your success, move it! Never be denied.”

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”

  • Barack Obama

Event quotes for the day before the event

It’s time for all your last-minute preparations. That means sending out email reminders, briefing your event team, and making sure your venue is primed.

“Be able to delegate, because there are some things that you just can’t do by yourself.”

  • Meghan Markle

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

  • Vince Lombardi

“’May the Force be with you’ is charming, but it’s not important. What’s important is that you become the Force — for yourself and perhaps for other people.”

  • Harrison Ford

Event management quotes for when people start lining up at the gates

OK, this is the calm before the storm. Take a deep breath and make sure your event team is prepared and that all the customer support is in place.

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

  • Walt Disney

“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”

  • Henry Ford

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart.”

  • Will Smith

“We all create our own reality by the choices we make.”

  • Cuba Gooding Jr

Event quotes for when you’re calming frustrated attendees

At this point, customer service needs to take center stage. You’ve got to handle cancellations and refunds with grace — and take negative feedback on the chin as a learning opportunity.

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

  • Bill Gates

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

  • Ella Fitzgerald

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

“He who has the gold makes the rules.”

  • Bernard Baruch

“The minute that you’re not learning, I believe you’re dead.”

  • Jack Nicholson

“There are no mistakes, only opportunities.”

  • Tina Fey

Event management quotes for when it’s over and it’s time to do it all over again

After your event, it’s time to analyze your event data to determine your success and see what lessons you can learn to make your next big event even more memorable.

“There is nothing quite like pulling off a successful event.”

  • David Carlo

“After each experience, you grow up, you get enriched with something, and you don’t know how you’re going to be in six months, you don’t know what you’re going to want, what you’re going to need.”

  • Audrey Tautou

“Smile, and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.”

  • Drake

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”

  • Dolly Parton

Ready to create some event magic?

Event management can present you with challenging situations. Just remember: you’re in the business of turning innovative ideas into memorable moments. So dig deep, take inspiration from some of the best, and make sure you choose the right event partner to see you through and make your event a success.