Have you ever read such an empowering quote that you became inspired to do something you love? or a quote that just vibrated so deeply with you that instantly felt like you could take on the world? Yeah, me too.
Also, Is it me or do you happen to stumble across the most relevant ones exactly when you need them the most? The irony… or could it be the Law of Attraction…who knows? Either way, it is always at the exact time that I need the words to spur me into action, or to make me feel better about a shitty situation that I seem to come across them. Sometimes, even just a reminder that life is good and that you have loads to be grateful for can be formed into what I like to call “word art”.
The thing I love about some quotes is the feeling of drive and enthusiasm that they often leave you with.
I thought I’d share my top 10 quotes for strong women like me, who may find themselves needing an empowering word or two, or for those like me who often need reminding! Enjoy.
1.”We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2.”And though she be but little; she is fierce” — William Shakespeare
3.”Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be”. — Elizabeth Gilbert
4.”A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her”.— Unknown
5.“I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn
to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” — Marilyn Monroe
6.”Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage” — Anais Nin
7.”The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand
8.”A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one”. —Marjorie Kinnan
9.”Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”— Judy Garland
10.”A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates