It’s International Women’s Day today, and what better opportunity to celebrate the women that inspire us?
I’ve put together a collection of quotes from inspiring women and role models all over the world.
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.
I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior – a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess.
As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.
Virigina Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. Insisting on this story was a form of mind control, but for the most part, it worked.
Cheryl Strayed, Wild
I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that freedom is the only thing that matters to me at all. Also utter irresponsibility! Never to have to obey any laws or rules, only certain standards one sets for oneself. I want to revolt, as an individual, against everything that ‘ties.’ If only one could live one’s life unhampered in any way, not getting in knots and twisting up. There must be a free way, without making a muck of it all.
Daphne du Maurier, Myself When Young
From what I’ve seen, it isn’t so much the act of asking that paralyzes us—it’s what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one.
Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking
There are so many more quotes I could have included, but this is just a small selection of quotes that are inspiring.
What are your favourite quotes from women you admire? Quotes that are inspirational? Share them in the comments, I would love to see them!