I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes'; They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.