17 Best Shark Tank Quotes That Will Inspire Anyone


One of the most-watched shows on television, Shark Tank might have as many memorable Shark Tank quotes as it does successful product launches.

For those unfamiliar, Shark Tank is the TV home for budding entrepreneurs to get their chance to bring their dreams to fruition.

Yet another reality show from executive producer Mark Burnett, entrepreneurs present their ideas to the “sharks” in the tank — five titans of industry who made their own dreams a reality and turned their ideas into lucrative empires.

While the contestants attempting to convince one of the sharks to invest money in their idea is an interesting part of the show, it’s really the sharks that make the show so entertaining.

Shark Tank quotes from billionaires and millionaire investors Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Barbara Corcoran are really why viewers tune into the show.

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The words of advice and memorable Shark Tank quotes will inspire any entrepreneur or average Joe to push a little harder, dig a little deeper and be a little bit more aggressive.

Best Shark Tank Quotes

“I actually think being an entrepreneur is a state of mind. If you’re going to be an entrepreneur, my thesis is that you have to sacrifice everything for some period in your life to be successful. You have to be myopic and completely focused and unbalanced in every way. Once you’ve achieved success, you’re free to do whatever you like.” — Kevin O’Leary

“Don’t cry about money, it never cries for you!” — Kevin O’Leary

“I’m not trying to make friends, I’m trying to make money.” –Kevin O’Leary

“The difference between the real winners is how long they take to feel sorry for themselves. My winners feel it… but they come back up and say ‘hit me again.’”  — Barbara Corcoran

“I had twenty-two jobs before I started my own business at the age of 23 and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.” — Barbara Corcoran

“Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” — Barbara Corcoran

“Follow the green, not the dream.” — Mark Cuban

“It’s not whether the glass is half empty or half full, it’s who is pouring the water.” — Mark Cuban

“Most people think it’s all about the idea. It’s not. Everyone has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.” — Mark Cuban

“If you can’t come clean and tell investors how and why you failed, that raises a red flag. They need to see that you learned from it and came back stronger.” — Daymond John

“Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don’t be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road.” — Daymond John

“An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made.” — Daymond John

“A goal without a timeline is just a dream.” — Robert Herjavec

“Don’t start a business. Find a problem. Solve a problem. The business comes second.” — Robert Herjavec

“Tough times never last; tough people always do.” — Robert Herjavec

“You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” — Lori Greiner

“I learned that nobody’s better than you at getting your business off the ground. The experience you get is priceless.” — Lori Greiner

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