12 Inspirational Quotes From Women To Kick-Start Your Day

Flickr / Jeff Turner
Flickr / Jeff Turner

We all need a little helping hand now and again to go out and grab the day by the balls. As much as we try, motivation does tend to slip; especially through these sluggish winter days when all we want to do is eat all the carbs and wistfully dream of our warm bed (just me, no?).

And I love me a good quote. Heck, I could spend all day reading stimulating messages, beautiful lines from literature, and kick-ass speeches.

But alas, we live in the real world. We cannot spend all day trawling the Internet seeking out these individual components to stir us towards becoming a totally awesome person.

So for the greater good, I’ve pulled together my top 12 inspirational quotes from women in one handy list. Enjoy, and live by their greatness.


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
—Maya Angelou


“In breaking away from the familiar and the expected, you’ll be forced and privileged to face greater challenges, learn harder lessons, and really get to know yourself.”
—Kelly Cutrone


“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”
—Mae Jemison


“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”
—Anne Frank


“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert


“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”
—Tina Fey


“There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.”
—Emma Watson


“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


“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”
—Anita Roddick


“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
—Virginia Woolf


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”
—J. K. Rowling


“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
—Oprah Winfrey

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