25 Quotes About Love And Dating All Badass, Ambitious Single Women Should Abide By

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.”

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

“Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.”

– Mae West

“I will not fall in love with your bones or skin. I will not fall in love with the places you have been. I will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind.”

-Andre Jordan

“Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.”

-George Carlin

“I have to go. I have a finite amount of life and I don’t want to spend it arguing with you.”

-Jenny Trout

“The girls who were unanimously considered beautiful often rested on their beauty alone. I felt I had to do things, to be intelligent and develop a personality in order to be seen as attractive. By the time I realized maybe I wasn’t plain and might even possibly be pretty, I had already trained myself to be a little more interesting and informed.”

-Diane Von Furstenberg

“Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.”

-Joey Adams

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

-Erica Jong

“I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.”

-Coco Chanel

“To start telling people that you’re beautiful, or just feel beautiful, just start acting like you are the most beautiful woman in the world. And it really improves everything! Because your sort of psyche responds to it – like this is truthful!”

-Margaret Cho

“I must learn to love the fool in me-the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of my human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”

-Theodore I. Rubin

“If anyone makes you laugh, it is not always because they love you.”

-Kenyan Proverb

“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

“Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.”

-Audre Lorde

“I think, therefore I’m single.”

-Liz Winston

“A weak man can’t love a strong woman. He won’t know what to do with her.”


“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”

-Alice Walker

“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”

-Mandy Hale

“Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.”

-Audrey Hepburn

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

-Maya Angelou

“Discover why you’re important. Then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn’t completely agree.”

-Fisher Amelie

“Stay away from people who make you feel like you’re hard to love.”


“You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love.”

-Warsan Shire

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