50 Favorite Quotes About Women

Words by:

Nyssa P. Chopra
“What’s your favorite role in life?”
One of my favorite questions to ask someone. More than the answer is the thought process that I enjoy. It not only offers a unique insight into the person, but it also allows me to connect with him/her on a deeper level. After learning their answer, it’s only fair that I answer the question myself. My answer is…WOMAN.
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, here is a list of 50 of my favorite quotes penned about and/or by women. Do you have a favorite?

50 quotes about women

1) [ictt-tweet-inline]The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. | Albert Einstein[/ictt-tweet-inline]
2) [ictt-tweet-inline]The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. | Ayn Rand[/ictt-tweet-inline]
3) [ictt-tweet-inline]There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. | Madeleine Albright[/ictt-tweet-inline]
4) [ictt-tweet-inline]A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. | Coco Chanel[/ictt-tweet-inline]
5) [ictt-tweet-inline]The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights. | Gloria Steinem[/ictt-tweet-inline]
6) [ictt-tweet-inline]Well-behaved women seldom make history. | Laurel Thatcher Ulrich[/ictt-tweet-inline]
7) [ictt-tweet-inline]Keep your heels, head, and standards high. | Coco Chanel[/ictt-tweet-inline]
8) [ictt-tweet-inline]Always be careful of what you hear about a woman. Rumors come from either a man who can’t have her or a woman who can’t compete with her. | Unknown[/ictt-tweet-inline]
9) [ictt-tweet-inline]Here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. | Unknown[/ictt-tweet-inline]
10) [ictt-tweet-inline]Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings. | Cheris Kramarae[/ictt-tweet-inline]
11) [ictt-tweet-inline]A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water. | Eleanor Roosevelt[/ictt-tweet-inline]
12) [ictt-tweet-inline]The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. | Ralph Waldo Emerson[/ictt-tweet-inline]
13) [ictt-tweet-inline]I can hear the roar of women’s silence. | Thomas Sankara[/ictt-tweet-inline]
14) [ictt-tweet-inline]I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. | Anaïs Nin[/ictt-tweet-inline]
15) [ictt-tweet-inline]You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. | Brigham Young[/ictt-tweet-inline]
16) [ictt-tweet-inline]Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. | Nora Ephron[/ictt-tweet-inline]
17) [ictt-tweet-inline]When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. | Bette Davis[/ictt-tweet-inline]
18) [ictt-tweet-inline]What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce. | Mark Twain[/ictt-tweet-inline]
19) [ictt-tweet-inline]There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. | Audrey Hepburn[/ictt-tweet-inline]
20) [ictt-tweet-inline]I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. | Madonna[/ictt-tweet-inline]
21) [ictt-tweet-inline]A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. | Oscar Wilde[/ictt-tweet-inline]
22) [ictt-tweet-inline]Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. | Coco Chanel[/ictt-tweet-inline]
23) [ictt-tweet-inline]As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. | Virginia Woolf[/ictt-tweet-inline]
24) [ictt-tweet-inline]Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. | Marilyn Monroe[/ictt-tweet-inline]
25) [ictt-tweet-inline]She believed she could, so she did. | Unknown [/ictt-tweet-inline]

quotes about women

26) [ictt-tweet-inline]The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. | Roseanne Barr[/ictt-tweet-inline]
27) [ictt-tweet-inline]Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. | Candace Bushnell[/ictt-tweet-inline]
28) [ictt-tweet-inline]I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. | Marilyn Monroe[/ictt-tweet-inline]
29) [ictt-tweet-inline]The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. | Yves Saint-Laurent[/ictt-tweet-inline]
30) [ictt-tweet-inline]A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman—no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts. | Gail Sheehy[/ictt-tweet-inline]
31) [ictt-tweet-inline]The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world. | Charles Malik[/ictt-tweet-inline]
32) [ictt-tweet-inline]Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. | Anne Sweeney[/ictt-tweet-inline]
33) [ictt-tweet-inline]I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading. | Amy Poehler[/ictt-tweet-inline]
34) [ictt-tweet-inline]Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. | G.D. Anderson[/ictt-tweet-inline]
35) [ictt-tweet-inline]When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition. | Letty Cottin Pogrebin[/ictt-tweet-inline]
36) [ictt-tweet-inline]You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. | Jane Galvin Lewis[/ictt-tweet-inline]
37) [ictt-tweet-inline]Little girls with dreams become women with a vision. | Unknown[/ictt-tweet-inline]
38) [ictt-tweet-inline]Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman. | Coco Chanel[/ictt-tweet-inline]
39) [ictt-tweet-inline]A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re kind of ignorant.’ | Anne Hathaway[/ictt-tweet-inline]
40) [ictt-tweet-inline]I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on own side. | Maya Angelou[/ictt-tweet-inline]
41) [ictt-tweet-inline]’What’s your favorite position?’ ‘CEO.’ | Lauren Conrad [/ictt-tweet-inline]
42) [ictt-tweet-inline]Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. | Nelson Mandela[/ictt-tweet-inline]
43) [ictt-tweet-inline]Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. | Byron Katie[/ictt-tweet-inline]
44) [ictt-tweet-inline]Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. | Joseph Conrad[/ictt-tweet-inline]
45) [ictt-tweet-inline]Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. | Lois Wyse[/ictt-tweet-inline]
46) [ictt-tweet-inline]It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. | Susan B. Anthony[/ictt-tweet-inline]
47) [ictt-tweet-inline]One is not born, but rather becomes a woman. | Simone de Beauvoir[/ictt-tweet-inline]
48) [ictt-tweet-inline]I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. | Maya Angelou[/ictt-tweet-inline]
49) [ictt-tweet-inline]If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. | Margaret Thatcher[/ictt-tweet-inline]
50) [ictt-tweet-inline]Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. | Hillary Clinton[/ictt-tweet-inline]
Check out the International Women’s Day website or follow #WomensDay on Twitter for more information and updates!


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