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21 Inspirational Quotes From The Worlds Most Badass Woman

Hilary Clinton

Hilary Clinton

"I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century".


Meryl Streep

"You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting".


Diane von Furstenberg

"I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman".


Mindy Kahling

"I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I'm able to compete in?"


Emma Thompson

"Maybe I don't take myself so seriously any more. And I don't care how I'm judged. I'm past all that."


Janelle Monae "I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I'm constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes."



"Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there."


Serena Williams

"I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn't easy - it took me a while."


Amy Poehler

"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."


Cecile Richards

"This year women learned that if we aren't at the table, we're on the menu."


Venus Williams

"I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest."


Anne Lamont

"You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren't. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don't think your way into becoming yourself."


Cassandra Clare

"I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass."


Tarryn Fisher

"Women hold all the power. They should use it like a whip, not offer it up like a sacrifice."


Margaret Cho

"These days, I strive to be a bitch, because not being one sucks. Not being a bitch means not having your voice heard."


Rebecca West

"People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat.​"


Gloria Allred

"There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine."​


Simone De Beauvoir

"I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself."


Mary Woolstonecraft

"It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.​"


Mae Jemison

"Never limit yourself because of others'

limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination."


Indira Gandhi

"You can not shake hands

with a closed fist."


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