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25 Motivational Quotes For Women To Stay Inspired

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Many female celebrities claim to be feminists. Others associate the word incorrectly taking it to the extreme. “The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes” is defined as feminism. Let’s explore some famous motivational quotes for women by female celebrities who discuss what it’s like to live in a male-dominated world.

Motivational Quotes For Women

Amy Poehler

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“Unlearning what you have been taught to be sorry for takes years. Finding your voice and your real estate takes years.”

“Let me take a minute to say I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and to celebrate.”

“I am supposed to act like I constantly feel guilty about being away from my kids. (I don’t because I love my job.) Mothers who stay at home at supposed to pretend they’re bored and wish they were doing more corporate things. (They don’t. They love their job.) If we all stick to the plan there will be less blood in the streets.”

Let me take a minute to say I love bossy women. - Amy Poehler Click To Tweet


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“You determine your self-worth. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.”

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”

“I guess I am a modern-day feminist because I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?”

“I am a woman and when I think, then I must speak.” – Beyoncé

Natalie Portman

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“The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a ‘feminist’ story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminism, that’s macho.”

“There’s a difference between being in a bra and underpants as an object on a men’s magazine cover and playing yourself—a woman with desires and needs who loves and laughs with her friends—in a bra and underpants.”

You become an object if you simply put it out there. Most movies are made by men, therefore we’re trying to find more women writers and directors who are expressing their worldview.  

“I think that the problem is that there are too many people saying this is what feminism is and this is what it isn’t.” 

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Meryl Streep

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“Equality does not refer to women yet.”

“I wanted to be Tom Sawyer, not Becky.” – Meryl Streep

“For the first time, we have the expectation that we can have a broad array of choices, that we could lead in almost any part of society. And yet we face resistance.”

“We see that here at home in our government – in the House and the Senate. The challenge for our girls, I think, is dealing with that resistance. How can we lift and defuse it, how do we make it so our equality is not so threatening? Our girls are going to have to contend with that. I contend with it right now in every realm I operate in.”

“We read all literature, all of history, it’s really about boys, most of it. But I can feel more like Peter Pan than Tinker Bell, or like Wendy. I wanted to be Tom Sawyer, not Becky. That’s what we’ve done all our lives. You read history, you read great literature, Shakespeare, it’s all fellas, you know?”

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Lena Dunham

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“Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ 

Forces conspire to tell women that our concerns are petty, our opinions aren’t needed, that we lack the gravitas necessary for our stories to matter. That personal writing by women is no more than an exercise in vanity and that we should appreciate this new world for women, sit down, and shut up.  

“I have been envious of male characteristics, if not the men themselves. I’m jealous of the ease with which they seem to inhabit their professional pursuits: the lack of apologizing, of bending over backward to make sure the people around them are comfortable with what they’re trying to do. The fact that they are so often free of the people-pleasing instincts I have considered to be a curse of my female existence.”

If you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane’.

Caitlyn Jenner

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Motivational Quotes for Women

“I lived a great life, and I have a privileged status. Now, I have to figure out how I am going to live the rest of my life.”

“Also, the most important thing in life is that you are true to yourself.”

“What can we do to make a difference here?”

Stay focused on what women are fighting for.

Some are calling the current presidential election outcome a defeat for feminism. According to many, feminism is essential to the freedom and choices of every woman. We should all keep these motivational quotes for women in mind.

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