Girl-Powerful Quotes for International Women’s Day

All the ladies in the room; stand up, dust your shoulders off and take a bow. It’s International Women’s Day and we’re applauding all you fearless, fierce, formidable women. It’s an exciting time to be female. Feminist voices are being raised and the word is listening. Feminism is not a swear word, it’s not an aggressive female-only agenda; it’s needed and it’s not going anywhere. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes made by courageous women, trailblazers who are sharing what it means to be a good person, to be a feminist and to be an unabashed and powerful woman.

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”

– Shonda Rhimes, creator, producer, media mogul

 

 

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”

– Oprah Winfrey, author, CEO, actress, icon

 

 

“To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

— Hillary Clinton, Presidential Candidate, politician, human rights advocate

 

 

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”

– Diane von Furstenberg, entrepreneur, fashion designer

 

 

“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.”

– J.K. Rowling, best-selling author, producer

 

 

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”

– Emma Stone, actress

 

 

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”

―Malala Yousafzai, human right’s activist, youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

 

 

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.”

—Rihanna, singer, actress, feminist