10 Coloring Quote Books to Engage Your Mind and Your Inner Artist

By Beth Braccio Hering

Why should children have all the fun? Coloring provides an opportunity for adults to relieve stress and express their creativity. And when a book combines ready-to-color images with motivational or humorous quotes, it sets the stage for a perfect little pick-me-up.

Coloring quote books make wonderful gifts for friends – or for you! Check out the following list to discover publications sure to provide hours of relaxation and inspiration.

Stress Relieving Wine Quotes

By Matthew Fagin

Buy It: $8.99

With the tagline “Color Responsibly,” this fun coloring book combines detailed designs with witty sayings, such as “It’s not really drinking alone if the dog’s home” and “To reduce stress, I do yoga. Just kidding. I drink wine in my yoga pants.” Pour a glass and get out the colored pencils!

Best Friends Adult Coloring Book: Funny Best Friend Sayings and Quotes with Relaxing Patterns and Animals to Color

By River Breeze Press

Buy It: $7.99

In addition to plenty of mandalas, animals, and nature patterns, this coloring book includes a variety of friendship-related quotes ranging from sentimental (“Best friends hear you even when you’re quiet.”) to laughter-provoking (“I hope we grow old together, but I hope your boobs sag first.”).

Love You Friend: The Gift of Colouring

By Christina Rose

Buy It: $6.95

Hearts, flowers, animals, and doodles fill the pages of this whimsical coloring book alongside poignant quotes, such as “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” Since each drawing is printed on a single page and the reverse side is left blank, finished artwork can be cut out for framing or other types of cherished display.

Adult Coloring Book: Motivational Quotes and Phrases

By ColoringCraze

Buy It: $11.99

Images in this coloring book vary from simple to detailed, catering to whatever you are in the mood for during a coloring session. Sayings are pithy but uplifting, such as “You only live once, so live it right” and “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to move beyond it.”

30 Motivational Quotes about Being in Your Thirties: Adult Coloring Book for a Decade of Inspiration

By Peaceful Mind Adult Coloring Books

Buy It: $6.99

Forget forever claiming to be 29. While coloring, you can develop a new perspective on this decade of life by embracing quotes like “Thirty is three perfect 10’s.” This coloring book also includes pearls of wisdom from Coco Chanel, Benjamin Franklin, and more.

Color Inspiration Coloring Book

By Suzy Toronto

Buy It: $4.99

Aptly subtitled “Plan B,” this 28-page coloring book encourages users to embrace the unexpected. Put your personal spin on coloring the pair of high heels and confetti that accompany the saying, “When you stumble, make it part of the dance.” Or remind yourself that “The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had” while filling in an abundance of flowers and hearts.

Inspirational Quotes: I Believe in Myself

By Jade Summer

Buy It: $6.99

Floral patterns surround affirmations, such as “Happiness is a choice” and “Count your blessings,” in this encouraging book just waiting for your unique artistic touch. Pages feature a black back to reduce bleed-through, so take out those markers and gel pens.

Be Fearless in the Pursuit of What Sets Your Soul on Fire: An Inspirational Colouring Book for Everyone

By Papeterie Bleu

Buy It: $6.99

“Some days you just have to create your own sunshine” and “Follow your soul. It knows the way” are just two of the positive messages found in this large-format coloring book. It is also bursting with intricate designs waiting for you to bring them to life.

Easy Coloring Book for Adults: Inspirational Quotes

By Creative Coloring Press

Buy It: $7.95

Anyone, from seniors to beginners, searching for coloring books with simpler designs will enjoy this large-print coloring book. Simple, friendly illustrations accompanied by basic, timeless sayings, such as “Be kind to yourself” and “Choose happy,” encourage users to relax, smile, and enjoy creating artwork.

Good Vibes Coloring Book

By Thaneeya McArdle

Buy It: $7.77

New to the world of adult coloring books? Relax. Thaneeya McArdle has you covered by including a guide to basic art techniques and finished examples. Once you start playing around with the inviting doodles, shapes, and patterns, you’re bound to get hooked. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to color the butterflies accompanying the saying “Open your wings and fly,” so heed the advice.