Quotes by women are not the easiest to find. It’s indicative of the imbalance that still exists in most places in the world between the sexes. Nevertheless, for inspiration I look for quotes by strong, independent women who make a positive impact on other people’s lives.
Quotes by Women
It takes all kinds of women to make the world go round and every woman has her story. Not to mention, we are all at different stages of growth and awareness. Still, there is so much we have to offer each other from a kind word or bright smile to a bag of groceries when times are tough. Quotes by women corroborate our stories with each other and remind us that we are not alone.
I’ve been up. I’ve been down. And in the end, I can say without a doubt, its the women in my life, from early childhood on, who have been my true inspiration to keep getting up, dusting myself off, and getting back in the proverbial saddle. Quotes by women remind me that I have role models to look to for inspiration and healing. I believe it is from our mutual female perspectives that we derive strength from each other.
Shonda Lynn Rhimes
Shonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author. She is best known as the showrunner—creator, head writer, and executive producer—of the television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. VIA WIkipedia
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, making her the longest serving First Lady of the United States. Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. VIA Wikipedia
Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. VIA Wikipedia
Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977), known professionally as Anaïs Nin was a French-American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of composer Joaquín Nin and Rosa Culmell, a classically trained singer. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris (1924-1940), and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author. VIA Wikipedia
Jenny Han (born September 3, 1980) is an American author of young adult fiction. She wrote The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy and the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. Han wrote her first book, the children’s’ novel Shug, while she was still in college. Shug is about Annemarie Wilcox, a twelve-year-old trying to navigate the perils of junior high school. Her next project was a young adult romance trilogy, about a girl’s coming-of-age during her summer breaks. The three novels, The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, and We’ll Always Have Summer, quickly became New York Times Best Sellers. VIA Wikipedia
Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards — a record for any performer — for Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. VIA Wikipedia
Yoko Ono (Japanese: 小野 洋子, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art and film-making. She performs in both English and Japanese. Ono grew up in Tokyo and also spent several formative years in New York City. She studied at Gakushuin, but withdrew from her course after two years and moved to New York in 1953 to live with her family. Then, she spent some time at Sarah Lawrence College and then became involved in New York City’s downtown artists scene, which included the Fluxus group. Yoko and John Lennon first met in 1966 at her own art exhibition in London, and they became a couple in 1968 and wed the following year. VIA Wikipedia
Ayn Rand born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and she developed a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935 and 1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.VIA Wikipedia
Louise Lynn Hay (October 8, 1926 – August 30, 2017) was an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House. She authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life. VIA Wikipedia
I hope you enjoyed quotes by women. My promise to you is to continue to curate quotes by women until I have a database full of thousands to share with all my readers.