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“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” –  Gloria Steinem

“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men.” –  MacKenzi Lee

“I hope that my presence on your screen and my face in magazines may lead you young girls on a beautiful journey, that you will feel validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.’ –  Lupita Nyong’o

“Feminism is not dead, by no means. It has evolved. If you don’t like the term, change it for Goodness’ sake. Call it Aphrodite, or Venus, or bimbo, or whatever you want; the name doesn’t matter, as long as we understand what it is about, and we support it.” –  Isabel Allende

“When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” –  Melissa McCarthy

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” –  Marie Shear

“Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men. It does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a bitch or a dyke, it means you believe in equality.” – Kate Nash

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” –  Margaret Atwood

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” –  Jane Goodall

To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” – Hillary Clinton

“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.'” –  Erin McKean

“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” –  Tory Burch

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” ― Irina Dunn

“I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.” –  Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine: if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve?” – Nicole Kidman

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” –  Arianna Huffington

“We need to encourage girls that their voice matters. I think there are hundreds and thousands of Malalas out there.” –  Malala Yousafzai

“I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.” –  Hoda Kotb

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” –  Kavita Ramdas

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –  Helen Keller

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” –  Emily Dickinson

“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.” –  Dolly Parton

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” –  Louise Hay

“It’s hard not to be a fighter when you’re constantly under siege.” –  Cassandra Duffy

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” –  Harriet Beecher Stowe

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” –  Maya Angelou

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” –  Mother Teresa

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” –  Melissa Etheridge

“I always thought that people told you that you’re beautiful–that this was a title that was bestowed upon you … I think that it’s time to take this power into our own hands and to say, ‘You know what? I’m beautiful. I just am. And that’s my light. I’m just a beautiful woman.’ –  Margaret Cho

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 2st century.” – Hillary Clinton

“Women have to harness their power- it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first ‘no’. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.” – Cher

“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” –  Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Imperfections are beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”– Marilyn Monroe

“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” –  Adrienne Rich

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” –  Jennifer Lopez

“The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it.” –  Eartha Kitt

“The only thing required to be a woman is to identify as one.” –  Amanda Lovelace

“What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be. Are you a feminist? Of course, you are.” –  Caitlin Moran

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” –  Melinda Gates

“A woman is like a tea bag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” –  Tina Fey

“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” –  Mia Hamm

“If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.” –  Rachel Maddow

“Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.” –  Marianne Williamson

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” –  Gloria Steinem

“This is your moment. Own it.” –  Oprah Winfrey

“My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster, he could too.” – Mia Hamm

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”-  Sheryl Sandberg

“I hate to hear you talking so much like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. None of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.” -Jane Austen

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

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

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” –  Erica Jong

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde

“Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, and they need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.” – Meghan Markle

“I am not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” – Iggy Pop

“There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen

“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.”– Judy Garland

“I don’t like the marginalization of women when fighting breaks out. We get to fight too.” –  J.K. Rowling

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself”– Simone de Beauvoir

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never affect a reform.” – Susan B. Anthony

“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, to be independent.” –  Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“[Unlikeable women] accept the consequences of their choices, and those consequences become stories worth reading.” – Roxane Gay

“You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.” – Katie Couric

“One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.” – Ruth Reichl

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley

“A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself.” – Lena Dunham

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”– Bethany Hamilton

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” –  Harper Lee

“I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.” – Beyoncé

“Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.” – Gloria Steinem

“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” –  Anita Roddick

“I raise up my voice- not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” – Serena Williams

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –  Amelia Earhart

“Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up.” – Michelle Obama

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with.” – Emma Watson

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” –  Lucille Ball

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” –  Madeleine Albright

“You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.” – Angela Merkel

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” –  Michelle Obama

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” –  Michelle Obama

“Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else.” –  Angelina Jolie

“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

“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” –  Madonna

“Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.” – Jane Fonda

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” –  Diana Ross

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, to be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” –  Marissa Mayer

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” –  Nancy Rathburn

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”-  Estée Lauder

“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” –  Helena Rubinstein

“All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.” –  Julie Andrews

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitful and confident themselves, who bring light into the world.” –  Meryl Streep

“A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.” –  Coco Chanel

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.” – Rihanna

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.” ― Emma Watson

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” –  Mary Anne Radmacher

“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by using it.” – Ruth Gordon

“Here’s my feeling: For everyone, men and women, it’s important to be a feminist. It’s important to have female characters. It’s wonderful for women to mentor other women, but it’s just as important for women to mentor men and vice-versa.” –  Mindy Kaling

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” –  Barbara Corcoran

“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou

“When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” –  Jada Pinkett Smith

“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” –  Princess Diana

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” –  Anne Lamott

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” –  Mae West

“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” –  Sheryl Sandberg

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” –  Beyoncé

“No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.” – Kamala Harris

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” –  Florence Nightingale

“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story- I will.” –  Amy Schumer

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” –  Tina Fey

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.” –  Billie Jean King


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