Quotes From 10 Great Women on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2013 12:16 PM

In honour of  International Women’s Day, we offer the words of 10 great women on what it is to be them, and us.

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.” – Julia Child

“At some point during almost every romantic comedy, the female lead suddenly trips and falls, stumbling helplessly over something ridiculous like a leaf, and then some Matthew McConaughey type either whips around the corner just in the nick of time to save her or is clumsily pulled down along with her. That event predictably leads to the magical moment of their first kiss. Please. I fall ALL the time. You know who comes and gets me? The bouncer.” – Chelsea Handler

“It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared.” – Lena Dunham

“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself”. – Diane Von Furstenberg

“I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.” – Adele

“Potential has a shelf life.” – Margaret Atwood

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it”. – Tina Fey

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” – Gloria Steinem

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

 

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