30 Brutally Honest Quotes to Inspire You to Become a BADASS Women

1. "Who runs the world? Girls."

—Beyoncé Knowles

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

—Tarryn Fisher

3. "If I say I'm beautiful...If I say I'm strong. You will not determine my story - I will." 

- Amy Schumer

4. "There’s nothing a man can do, that I can’t do better and in heels."

—Ginger Rogers

5. "The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."

—Roseanne Barr

6. “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.” 

- Emma Watson

7. "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." 

- Eleanor Roosevelt

8. "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."

—Charlotte Whitton

9. "Women are small and fragile…yet the power they hold is unmeasureable."

—Da Xia

10. "The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence."

- Beyoncé

11. "It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can’t."

—Carol K. Carr

12. "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."

—Simone de Beauvoir

13. "Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back." 

- Anonymous

14. "I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser."

—Mother Jones

15. "People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me." 

- Princess Diana

16. "I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay."


17. "A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink."

- Gina Carey

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

—Rebecca West

19. "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

—Gloria Steinem

20. "Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul." 

- Anonymous

21. "Do you know they found land mines in women’s souls?"

—Andrea Gibson

22. “Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”

- Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels

23. "After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought: I’m enough." 

- Anna Quindlen

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

—Gloria Allred

25. "The most dangerous animal in the world is a silent smiling woman."

– Anonymous

26. "If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it."

—Sojourner Truth

27. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” 

- Nora Ephron 

28. "If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?" 

- Tina Fey

29. "I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else."

—Dolly Parton

30. "A strong woman builds others up because she knows what it's like to be torn down."

- Anonymous

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