Like our inspirational quotes from fabulous women? Here they are all in one place – every one a little dose of cool.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult.
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water
Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life.
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.
Aung San Suu Kyi
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle class.
The Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
You can always tell ambitious women from the shape of our heads. They’re flat on top from being patted patronisingly.
Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley
When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire .
Joy acts like a trampoline, everything that touches it bouncing right back off it.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
I never go straight to the point if I can go the most difficult way. Why be simple when you can be complicated?
Kristen Scott Thomas
There is nothing you cannot do.
Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
French culture takes ageing very seriously. There’s much less ageism than in Anglo-Saxon countries.
Kristen Scott Thomas
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
I think I’m finally growing up – and about time.
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.
J K Rowling
Criticism is actually a really bad way of making a request. So why not just make the request?
I love my laugh lines because I’ve laughed a lot. And we’re so lucky to still be here on the planet.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.