"A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink."
- Gina Carey
"Better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life."
- Sister Elizabeth Kenny
"I work hard, I pay my bills, I maintain myself, I'm independent. When you see me, know its all me. I'm not kept. I do the keeping."
"Just go out there and do what you have to do."
- Martina Navratilova
"I didn’t want to be bothered with children because I wanted to devote all my time to writing!"
- Clare Hollingworth
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."
- Amelia Earheart
"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
- Malala Yousafzai
"Nobody is ever met at the airport when beginning a new adventure. It's just not done."
- Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Maria Corte Maidagan
"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
"The most powerful stories are the ones that unite us, not divide us."
- Ami Vitale
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"Only those who dare, truly live."
- Ruth P. Freedman
"If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is."
- Angelina Jolie
"A good education is a foundation for a better future."
- Elizabeth Warren
Edward Kinsella III
"The public zeitgeist right now is trying to expand that lens on beauty, Sarah [the protagonist of my film] walked through life looking down, and we're responsible for making people feel that way. We all have the power to not look at someone like a disease."
- Joanna Rudnick
"I will fight - for those who cannot fight for themselves."
- Wonder Woman
"Of course, mankind has made giant steps forward. However, what we know is really very, very little compared to what we still have to know."
- Fabiola Gianotti
"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men."
- Katherine Johnson
Kevin Jay Stanton
"The greatness of a mind is determined by the depth of its suffering."
- Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1
"I think I've made the sight of a woman in a position of authority not so odd. I feel an interest in young girls in baseball, I feel an interest in college-age women interested in going into sports in the near future. I think I've made it not as different, not as out of the ordinary and in some ways more acceptable."
- Kim Ng
"Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there."
- Venus Williams
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- Maya Angelou
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things, and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
- Agatha Christie
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
- Anais Nin
"It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is not to make the attempt."
- SuEllen Fried
"The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult."
- Madame Du Deffand
"I'm trying to be myself more and more. The more confidence you have in yourself… the more you realize that this is you, and life isn't long. So get on with it!"
- Kylie Minogue
"I choose to be kind because it makes me happy. But I will defend my boundaries and loved ones without hesitation. Make no mistake: I am fierce."
- Nanea Hoffman
"The perfect woman, you see, is a working woman. Not an idler, not a 'fine lady' - but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others."
- Thomas Hardy
"Well, I guess you don’t know everything about women yet!"
- Princess Leia
"Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence, and honesty."
- Grace Kelly
"Courage is rarely reckless or foolish… courage usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced."
- Margaret Truman
"Why is it that when a woman is confident and powerful, they call her a witch?"
- Lisa Simpson
"I am responsible for my own well-being, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influence the quality of my days."
- Kathleen Andrus
"Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around."
- Catherine Deneuve
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim."