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Short inspirational female quotes by famous authors

 “I’ve been in so many spaces where I’m the first and only Black trans woman or trans woman period. I just want to work until there are fewer and fewer ‘first and only’s.”

Raquel Willis

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"We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored."

Sheryl Sandberg

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"Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves."

Hillary Clinton

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"We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead."

Beyoncé

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“I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.”

Isabelle Allende

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"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish."

Michelle Obama

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"Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in."

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes."

Nancy Pelosi

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"When a man gives his opinion, he's a man; when a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch."

Bette Davis

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“Men often ask me, 'Why are your female characters so paranoid?' It’s not paranoia. It’s recognition of their situation.”

Margaret Atwood

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“Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, they need to create their own table. We need a global understanding that we cannot implement change effectively without women's political participation.”

Meghan Markle

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"I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman."

Diane von Furstenberg

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"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another."

Toni Morrison

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"We know that when a woman speaks truth to power, there will be attempts to put her down... I'm not going to go anywhere."

Maxine Waters

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“I don’t think about beauty. I wake up and I want to be a smarter person, that’s my focus. … I’m encouraging certainly my girls that if they can make their inside and who they are really, really stunning then everything falls together.”

Angelina Jolie

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"'It is impossible for you to do it,' was the terrible verdict. 'In the first place you are a woman and would need a protector, and even if it were possible for you to travel alone you would need to carry so much baggage that it would detain you in making rapid changes. Besides you speak nothing but English, so there is no use talking about it; no one but a man can do this.'

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“My movement is my movement. When all the dust has settled on the groundbreaking-ness, I’m going to still be doing this. I’m not going to suddenly change. I’m going to still be telling my life story through music. And if that’s body-positive to you, amen. If that’s feminist to you, amen. If that’s pro-black to you, amen. Because ma’am, I’m all of those things.”

Lizzo

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"You could make a case that, along with the technological revolution, the most provocative upending destabilizing thrilling change in the course of human history is that we’re finally in it. … We're here now, women are in the world, and we will not be bullied."

Meryl Streep

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"No woman should be told she can't make decisions about her own body. When women's rights are under attack, we fight back."

Kamala Harris

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"Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names. … It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don't you ever forget it."

Janelle Monáe

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"I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story—I will."

Amy Schumer

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"For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious—or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.

Naomi Wolf

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“That’s one of the things I have dysphoria around as a trans woman. ‘So what if I’m not a model?’ … But I was just like, ‘This is me. This is what I look like. This is who I love. This is who I fight for.’”

Raquel Willis