"If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space?"
- Valentina Tereshkova
"There's always an article coming out, saying, 'The new thing is funny women!"
- Lena Dunham
"In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
Edward Kinsella III
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
- Sonia Sotomayor
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Kinuko Y. Craft
"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too."
- Queen Elizabeth I
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Well-behaved women seldom make history."
-ï¿¼Â Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
"People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me."
-ï¿¼Octavia E. Butler
"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde."
"Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space."
- Sally Ride
"I sing the songs that people need to hear."
- Etta James
"Being a woman is hard work."
- Maya Angelou
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
- Flannery O'Connor
"What Britain needs is an iron lady."
- Margaret Thatcher
"When there is a strong woman character in a story - that always grabs me."
- Ang Lee
"Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism."
- Oprah Winfrey
"All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
"I didn't want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful."
- Annie Leibovitz
"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
"Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time."
- Tallulah Bankhead
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"I've often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there's a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man."
- Karen Hawkins
"I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got."
- Missy Elliot
"She does not flinch from the caress, because she feels very strong. She walks everywhere she goes but is never tired."
- Anna Keesey
"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."
- Virginia Woolf
"By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
Andrew R. Wright
"One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman."
- Edith Stein
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."
- Margaret Thatcher
"When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch."
- Bette Davis
Mark T. Smith
"There is no such thing as an ugly woman."
- Vincent Van Gogh
"Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered."
- Marilyn Monroe
"If I were the blushing kind, I would blush to be called a hero."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
"Some girls need men to take them places. Others just click their heels, spread their own wings, and fly."