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I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me. ~ Viola Davis

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

In celebration of this auspicious day, read these awesome quotes about women, by women, and for women.

 

Inspiring Women – The Inspirational Woman

 

Defined by no man, you are your own story,

blazing through the world, turning history into herstory.

And when they dare to tell you about

all the things you cannot be,

you smile and tell them,

“I am both war and woman and you cannot stop me”

~ Nikita Gill

Defined by no man, you are your own story,  blazing through the world, turning history into herstory.  And when they dare to tell you about  all the things you cannot be,  you smile and tell them,  “I am both war and woman and you cannot stop me”  ~ Nikita Gill

Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power, a woman’s power, deeper than the roots of trees, deeper than the roots of islands, older than the Making, older than the moon. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power, a woman’s power, deeper than the roots of trees, deeper than the roots of islands, older than the Making, older than the moon. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you. ~ Charlotte Brontë

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you. ~ Charlotte Brontë

Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist. ~ Margaret Cho

Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist. ~ Margaret Cho

We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. ~ Laura Stavoe Harm

We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. ~ Laura Stavoe Harm

A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. ~ Elizabeth Taylor

You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal. ~ Elizabeth Taylor

Opening up your closet should be like arriving at a really good party where everyone you see is someone you like. ~ Amy Fine Collins

Opening up your closet should be like arriving at a really good party where everyone you see is someone you like. ~ Amy Fine Collins

As a child, I was an observer, a listener for the stories of grown-ups. I led a quiet, solitary life with my mother, interrupted in the evenings by the arrival of my father who preferred to live in a state of emergency. ~ Susan Shreve

As a child, I was an observer, a listener for the stories of grown-ups. I led a quiet, solitary life with my mother, interrupted in the evenings by the arrival of my father who preferred to live in a state of emergency. ~ Susan Shreve

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller

The best time to make friends is before you need them. ~ Ethel Barrymore

The best time to make friends is before you need them. ~ Ethel Barrymore

The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul. ~ Shanna Rodriguez

The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul. ~ Shanna Rodriguez

A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong. ~ Anonymous

A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong. ~ Anonymous

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman

Do we have to worry about who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive? ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Do we have to worry about who’s gay and who’s straight? Can’t we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive? ~ Ellen DeGeneres

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend. ~ Dorothée DeLuzy

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend. ~ Dorothée DeLuzy

One crime is everything, two is nothing. ~ Dorothée DeLuzy

One crime is everything, two is nothing. ~ Dorothée DeLuzy

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand. ~ Oprah Winfrey

He who conquers self overcomes the greatest difficulty of life. ~ Annie Elizabeth Lancaster

He who conquers self overcomes the greatest difficulty of life. ~ Annie Elizabeth Lancaster

If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself. ~ Mindy Kaling

If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself. ~ Mindy Kaling

Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death. ~ Goldie Hawn

Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death. ~ Goldie Hawn

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. ~ Valery Satterwhite

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. ~ Valery Satterwhite

“You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?” Aunty Ifeka said. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun)

“You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?” Aunty Ifeka said. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun)

Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. ~ Rebecca Solnit

Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. ~ Rebecca Solnit

Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. ~ Rebecca Solnit

Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. ~ Rebecca Solnit

The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt. ~ Rebecca Solnit

The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt. ~ Rebecca Solnit

You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect. You should expect it. ~ Sarah Dessen

You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect. You should expect it. ~ Sarah Dessen

You must love and care for yourself because that’s when the best comes out. ~ Tina Turner

You must love and care for yourself because that’s when the best comes out. ~ Tina Turner

Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. ~ Irma Kurtz

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. ~ Irma Kurtz

Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance. ~ Vernā Myers

Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance. ~ Vernā Myers

I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams. ~ Wilma Rudolph

I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams. ~ Wilma Rudolph

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

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

We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success. ~ Tory Burch

We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It’s time to take ownership in our success. ~ Tory Burch

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. ~ Coco Chanel

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. ~ Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. ~ Coco Chanel

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. ~ Coco Chanel

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ~ Coco Chanel

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ~ Coco Chanel

There are those who have money, and those who are rich. ~ Coco Chanel

There are those who have money, and those who are rich. ~ Coco Chanel

Our paths can cross but we can’t meet. ~ Catherine Frot (as Odette, Odette Toulemonde)

Our paths can cross but we can’t meet. ~ Catherine Frot (as Odette, Odette Toulemonde)

The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. ~ Mary Heaton Vorse

The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. ~ Mary Heaton Vorse

I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all. ~ Simone Biles

I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all. ~ Simone Biles

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. ~ Anna Quindlen

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. ~ Anna Quindlen

It turned out that sometimes it’s enough to start doing things differently now. ~ Laini Taylor

It turned out that sometimes it’s enough to start doing things differently now. ~ Laini Taylor

Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window. ~ Rachel Hollis

Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window. ~ Rachel Hollis

You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled. If you make that choice every single day, regardless of where you are or what’s happening, you will be happy. ~ Rachel Hollis

You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled. If you make that choice every single day, regardless of where you are or what’s happening, you will be happy. ~ Rachel Hollis

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal. ~ Ava DuVernay

Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal. ~ Ava DuVernay

Strong women don’t have attitudes. We have standards. ~ Anonymous

Strong women don’t have attitudes. We have standards. ~ Anonymous

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. ~ Carly Simon

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. ~ Carly Simon

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. ~ Mae West

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. ~ Mae West

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. ~ Margaret Thatcher

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. ~ Margaret Thatcher

How does a girl become strong?...She finds her voice. A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. ~ Melinda Gates

How does a girl become strong?...She finds her voice. A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. ~ Melinda Gates

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. ~ Shirley Chisholm

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. ~ Shirley Chisholm

I’ve passed along some advice that Oprah gave to me: When something bad is happening, it’s not happening to you; it’s happening for you. ~ Ava DuVernay

I’ve passed along some advice that Oprah gave to me: When something bad is happening, it’s not happening to you; it’s happening for you. ~ Ava DuVernay

It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts. ~ Ella Fitzgerald

It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts. ~ Ella Fitzgerald

...The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. ~ Rosa Parks

...The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. ~ Rosa Parks

I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me. ~ Viola Davis

I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me. ~ Viola Davis

I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning. ~ Madam C. J. Walker (née Sarah Breedlove)

I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning. ~ Madam C. J. Walker (née Sarah Breedlove)

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything...whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. ~ Tina Turner  

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything...whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. ~ Tina Turner

You can hear other people’s wisdom, but you’ve got to re-evaluate the world for yourself. ~ Mae Jemison

You can hear other people’s wisdom, but you’ve got to re-evaluate the world for yourself. ~ Mae Jemison

 

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2 comments

  • Thank you! = )

    Tywanquila
  • Love the quotes about women. They were uplifting and very inspirational. Keep up the good work. You make me proud.

    Sarah Walker

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