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Molly // 17 Quotes by Badass Women

February 23, 2015 · 0 Comments

Where ever you may find inspiration in life – be it through music, a good book, fashion trends or a bottle of whiskey – inspirational quotes are generally seen as a collection of gag worthy words slung together on a pretty poster. Whether they originated as anything vaguely worthy of your wall space is still to be determined, but to strong, fearless women such as yourself, these quotes are about as inspirational as my left foot. In order to inspire your inner badass self, we must look to other kickass women to light a fire under your entrepreneurial ass.

 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” Eleanor Roosevelt, American Politician, Diplomat and Activist

 “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher, Artist and Author

 “I became successful due to several reasons. I never gave up and I never let anyone or anything get in my way. I use the power of positive thinking to tackle obstacles and challenges so they don’t defeat me.” Lillian Vernon, founder Lillian Vernon Corporation

 “My will shall shape the future.  Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own.  I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility.  Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.” Elaine Maxwell

 “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful.” Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less Magazine

 “Expect the unexpected, and whenever possible, be the unexpected.” Lynda Barry, Cartoonist and Author

 “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” Gilda Radner, Comedian

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson

 “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” Maya Angelou

 “You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.” Tina Fey

 “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou

 “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet, America’s first published poet

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

 “Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets.” Edna Ferber, author and playwright

 “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” Billie Burke, actress

 “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” Anne Sweeney, president, Walt Disney

 

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