Women Quotes

I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.

Sofia Vergara

Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.

Yul Brynner

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

Erica Jong

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.

Grace Kelly

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

Margaret Thatcher

Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.

Dick Van Dyke

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people – women as well as men.

Susan B. Anthony

It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.

Ann Coulter

I think Indian women are very beautiful. They have a sense of elegance and innocence.

Pierce Brosnan

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

Virginia Woolf

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.

Ronnie Hawkins

For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.

Steve Buyer

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Pat Robertson

There’s no prerequisites to worthiness. You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear.

Viola Davis

I had a stunt double for ‘The Bronze.’ She’s literally the most amazing human being I’ve ever seen. She’s NCAA women’s gymnastics champion. She was incredible. I would poke her thighs, and my nail would break because it was like poking a rock.

Haley Lu Richardson

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

Katharine Hepburn

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

Russian women like to be feminine. Even if it’s minus-10 degrees and snowing, a Russian woman will still be in her stilettos.

Dasha Zhukova

For a long time, men weren’t respecting women. They weren’t understanding Mother Earth, Mother Nature, the Motherland, all the motherly stuff. And now we are.

Skepta

I don’t know if I’m a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women.

Mac Miller

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Kids, adults, men, women, everybody has a relationship with Mickey Mouse.

Warren Spector

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.

Tim Pawlenty

I see courage everywhere I go in Africa. Fearless human rights activists in Darfur. Women peace advocates in eastern Congo. Former child soldiers in Northern Uganda who now are helping other former child soldiers return to civilian life.

John Prendergast

It’s important to have strong images of women out there, women who aren’t afraid of expressing themselves, women who aren’t afraid of taking chances, women who aren’t afraid of their own power.

Gina Torres

Soon we saw that money going to women brought much more benefit to the family than money going to the men. So we changed our policy and gave a high priority to women. As a result, now 96% of our four million borrowers in Grameen Bank are women.

Muhammad Yunus

I used to not like being called a ‘woman architect’: I’m an architect, not just a woman architect. Guys used to tap me on the head and say, ‘You are okay for a girl.’ But I see the incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it could be done, so I don’t mind that at all.

Zaha Hadid

From 1975-’79, I worked for PGA professional Tony Bruno. For five years I watched, lost in admiration, as Tony ran the golf shop at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J. Tony put in 80-hour weeks doing what nearly 29,000 men and women club pros do every day: Keeping the game alive with a smile.

Jim Nantz

People think that because you might have a feeling toward another male that you don’t enjoy women. I love women. I love being around them. But when we’d go out together, we’d kind of almost go out in disguise. Not in disguise, but in a baseball cap and sunglasses.

Tab Hunter

In traditional societies, we have a long legacy of men controlling the body and mind of women. Such societies have valorised motherhood and fabricated concepts like chastity. Women have been the victims of these notions for thousands of years.

Taslima Nasrin

Honestly, I feel like we are a walking protest. The fact that we’re women professional athletes says that in and of itself. We’ve been feeling the inequality; we’ve been struggling with pay equality or whatever it is, or sexism in sports.

Megan Rapinoe

To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that’s all I would be remembered for.

Helen Reddy

I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don’t like that. It’s great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you’re worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.

Angelina Jolie

Sure, women sportswriters look when they’re in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?

Bob Uecker

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.

Michelle Obama

Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.

Charles Reade

The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement – particularly men, I don’t know why, maybe it’s the testosterone – I think it’s narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.

James Woods

It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.

Alice Walker

As Commander of the Faithful, it is out of the question that I fight Islam. We need to fight violence and ignorance. It is true, when one strolls out, one sees women with scarves and men with beards. This has always been the case in Morocco. Morocco is built on tolerance.

Mohammed VI of Morocco

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, declaring that all men were created equal, he owned slaves. Women couldn’t vote. But, throughout history, our abolitionists, suffragettes, and civil rights leaders called on our nation, in reality, to live up to the nation’s professed ideals in that Declaration.

Marvin Ammori

I feel like there are women who are genuinely born to be mothers, and women who are born to be aunties, and women who really probably not should be allowed near children. The tragedy that happens is when any one of those women ends up in the wrong category.

Elizabeth Gilbert

‘Bridesmaids,’ I think, opened up a door to allow women to show a bunch of different women in different ways of being funny. It was kind of like an arrival moment.

Kay Cannon

Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable… and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you’re never going to defeat this pandemic.

Stephen Lewis

In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there’s no juice in that for me.

Bea Arthur

On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.

Eric Burdon

Memorial Day is all about celebrating the lives of the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The United States is made great because of their heroism. Their lives are remembered, honored, and celebrated by all of us, including the friends, family, and fellow service members who knew them best.

Jan Schakowsky

Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn’t make sense not to use both.

Jeannette Rankin

I hope that my uniquely American journey can help pave the way for others, especially women, to step into their own immense power.

Mazie Hirono

I encourage women to wear color, wear stripes, wear sequins – just wear what makes you feel confident and strong. If it looks good and fits well, you’ll look great and feel great, too.

Ashley Nell Tipton

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.

John Gibbon

I’ve been to strip clubs where the dancers have these whole routines that they create just for the wow factor and to say, ‘Look how strong and physically fit I am.’ Most women couldn’t do it, and it’s not necessarily sexual. It’s just a performance.

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Whether it is crimes against women, whether it’s discrimination against women, whether it’s just social bias against women – these things should be anomalies; they should not be the norm.

Farhan Akhtar

As women, we’re busy. We’re under stress and under pressure, and the expectations are so high for us, so the first thing to go is self-care.

Tessa Virtue

The history of black women in the economy is rooted in the legacy of slavery. Enslaved black women were forced to provide care work, unpaid, for white families.

Alicia Garza

The young people I work with every day and serve the nation in the armed forces in general, and the Marine Corps in particular, have broken the mold and stepped out as men and women of character who are making their own way in life while protecting ours.

John F. Kelly

My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want – and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.

Nicki Minaj

It’s a rite of passage for all women to make sure the next generation is in a better place than you. I will play my part.

Lucy Bronze

You dear women, I say thanks to you. Thank you for being the kind of people you are and doing the things you do.

Gordon B. Hinckley

I would love to keep playing roles where I get to inspire young women, and I get to uplift them and tell their stories and tell important stories that haven’t been told.

Storm Reid

There’s nothing more superficial to do than to paint a beautiful woman. The most beautiful portraits in art were of ugly women. If you paint Brigitte Bardot, it’s a disaster. Sunsets, you have to stay away from sunsets. You paint a sunset, you are in great danger.

Fernando Botero

Being surrounded by great women and amazing role models and good teammates allowed me to unfold and evolve into the person that I am today.

Hilary Knight

The reason I don’t do the Flair Flop anymore is because women’s wrestling is being taken so seriously. I’ll only perform something comedic like that at a house show.

Charlotte Flair

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

Angelina Jolie

Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.

Ingrid Newkirk

We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls’ rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past.

Malala Yousafzai

If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.

Sojourner Truth

Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don’t mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That’s not power. That’s just corruption.

Jordan Peterson

Women can be powerful, graceful, and complex, with the ability to make any choice they desire.

Jessica Chastain

As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.

Vera Wang

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

Coco Chanel

There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don’t have with anybody else, but that’s not about love. Love is a spiritual thing.

Ziggy Marley

Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?

Barbra Streisand

The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can’t help it – can’t help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.

Marguerite Duras

Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

Jessica Savitch

Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.

Emma Bonino

If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.

George Bernard Shaw

Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we’ll take up, and the more we’ll have to be reckoned with.

Roseanne Barr

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.

Robert Frost

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time… love lavished on absolute fools. Love’s a charity ward, you know.

Lawrence Durrell

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

Alice Walker

I have been a woman for fifty years, and I’ve never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am. – Jean Giraudoux

I opened Leith’s in Notting Hill in 1969 and it eventually worked its way into being awarded a Michelin star. At the time, there were a few women running small bistros – but I was the first woman to have a ‘serious,’ expensive restaurant.

Prue Leith

Investing in women’s lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations – and consequently in our own long-term national interests.

Liya Kebede

I’m very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don’t even like the word ‘feminism’ because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I’m not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don’t want to embrace manhood; I want to embrace my womanhood.

Evangeline Lilly

The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

Virginia Woolf

The enemy of the modern woman is not women who like fashion or are writing about it. The enemy is stereotypes that come from all places and that tell you to be one way or the other. The enemy is really real sexist people, like Todd Akin, and people who are violent against women physically or sexually.

Megan Amram

Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.

Iris Murdoch

I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace.

Gretchen Carlson

I want to tell women that you need to love yourself and make yourself a priority. It’s only when you are happy yourself, can you make everyone else around you happy. I am still a dreamer and still believe in fairy tales, but there is only that much one should give another person. You need to keep something for yourself.

Bipasha Basu

After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.

Mel Gibson

II love surprises – champagne and strawberries, all that pampering, romantic stuff. Guys ought to know how to pamper their women properly.

Danica McKellar

I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.

Nancy Wake

It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.

Bela Lugosi

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.

Jill Biden

There are thousands of good-looking women out there. Longevity for a heroine doesn’t come only with good looks: talent matters.

Samantha Akkineni

Financial inclusion matters not only because it promotes growth, but because it helps ensure prosperity is widely shared. Access to financial services plays a critical role in lifting people out of poverty, in empowering women, and in helping governments deliver services to their people.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Feminists say no-fault divorce was a large hurdle on the path to female liberation. They apparently don’t consult the deepest hopes or greatest fears of young women.

Tom Cotton

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

Isabel Allende

I really think that Muslim people should stop raising their boys and girls that way. They instill a macho culture right from the start of childhood. And if you have never learned to treat girls and women respectfully, you will never be able to act differently later on than the men in your culture, and in your family. That’s fact.

Sibel Kekilli

Virginity is such a personal thing. You can’t judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they’ll love forever.

Joyce Brothers

Communism counts its opportunities in terms of decades – not of weeks. Its means of aggression consist not only of nuclear weapons and missiles with enormous boosters, and not only of spies, agents and terrorists, but of great masses of men and women, deluded by a common ideology which inspires them with a false hope.

Robert Kennedy

As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.

Benazir Bhutto

I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.

Madam C. J. Walker

For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.

Henri Nouwen

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.

Mary Wollstonecraft

For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward.

Robert Mueller

Women: You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.

Emo Philips

Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don’t need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.

Susan Wojcicki

I think female solitude is a mental condition as well as a physical state. You can be married and a spinster. I think spinster is an identity every woman can claim, if she will… I feel like a lot of women, or a lot of feminists, joke about taking to the sea or living alone in a cottage as this kind of fun freedom.

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Sometimes when women come forward about sexual harassment, they’re seen as a troublemaker.

Gretchen Carlson

Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.

Anna Howard Shaw

The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society.

Coretta Scott King

The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women.

Betty Ford

I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!

Sally Ride

When I was 20, I went to Paris and tried to meet French women. It didn’t work.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.

Ian Fleming

We need storytelling from all angles. We need men, women, and trans people participating in all aspects of filmmaking; this is the only way we can depolarise the age-old standard of singular perspective.

Parvathy

Some people have strong opinions about women with short hair. They find it very masculine and severe. Others think it’s soft and feminine and makes your features stand out. It can be an Audrey Hepburn kind of thing.

Morena Baccarin

My mother was the most amazing person. She taught me to be kind to other women. She believed in family. She was with my father from the first day they met. All that I am, she taught me.

Sidney Poitier

It’s important for women to embrace their beauty and sexuality. Females are victimized and made to feel ashamed of their bodies, or they can’t be smart and beautiful, and I try to work against that.

Melina Matsoukas

I’m a feminist. I want to fight, but I don’t see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don’t help each other, especially in fashion.

Donatella Versace

For girls and women, talk is the glue that holds a relationship together – and the explosive that can blow it apart. That’s why you can think you’re having a perfectly amiable chat, then suddenly find yourself wounded by the shrapnel from an exploded conversation.

Deborah Tannen

It was a reaction to when I was growing up, and women were supposed to be all blonde hair, gold suntan, and pink lips. It was a real black-and-white opposite of what was considered attractive. I was kicking against something I found really oppressive.

Siouxsie Sioux

Women are always told, ‘You’re not going to make it, its too difficult, you can’t do that, don’t enter this competition, you’ll never win it,’ – they need confidence in themselves and people around them to help them to get on.

Zaha Hadid

I’m very comfortable in my own skin now. I started just being myself more and more. For women, this happens as you get older. I loved my 40s – I thought they were fantastic. And I’m loving my 50s. I’m going to love everything because you’re either older or dead!

Gloria Estefan

The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.

Betty Friedan

Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother’s home.

Shirin Ebadi

Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.

Tariq Ramadan

Everyone has a different beauty and different qualities and I think that women need to learn to love their qualities and be comfortable in the fact that everyone is different.

Miranda Kerr

I love women, but I feel like you can’t trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog’s name. Then I said, ‘Does he bite?’ She said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?’ Liar.

Demetri Martin

As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience – experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face.

Amal Clooney

A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.

Valentina Tereshkova

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

Women need space and silence. We too quickly give away our energy. There’s something about holding that richness.

Natalie Goldberg

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

Margaret Mead

The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.

John Barrymore

Men are governed by lines of intellect – women: by curves of emotion.

James Joyce

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

Gloria Steinem

To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.

Angela Davis

I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn’t be a staring contest.

Frank Sinatra

Share this article

Leave a Reply