My top 17 favourite strong female inspirational quotes

There’s time when I feel a little lost and out of sorts, perhaps even a little disillusioned with the world – never more so than the recent murder of unarmed George Floyd.

When things get overwhelming, I find comfort in the words of other beautiful, intelligent, strong women. Women from across the spectrum some who have been and gone, and others that are still with us.


“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” –Janis Joplin

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” ~ Byron Katie

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna

“There’s only one of you, so why would you want to look like everyone else? Why would you want to have the same hairstyle as everyone else and have the same opinions as everybody else?”- Adele

“I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then” – Diana Ross

“If being a diva is getting what you want and knowing how to go and get it, then I guess I’m a big fucking fat diva.” – Amy Winehouse

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” Elizabeth Gilbert

“Life is a game, play it.” – Mother Teresa

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”- JK Rowling

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