Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.— Nora Ephron
Passioned Badass Women quotations
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.
Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change.
You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
Pressure is a privilege ... it's what you do with it that matters.
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.
You fail, and then what? Life goes on. It's only when you risk failure that you discover things.
I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off.
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.
The heart of a woman will never be found in the arms of a man.
There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.
Be strong when you are weak. Be brave when you are scared. Be humble when you are victorious. Be badass everyday!
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.
There's nothing a man can do, that I can't do better and in heels
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
We work on macro issues and macaroni and cheese issues.
When women are in the halls of power, our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of American families.
The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.
You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren't.
You take the action, and the insight follows: You don't think your way into becoming yourself.
How have you remained a one women man? "She is my best friend, would you want to hurt your best friend?
when you stumble, keep faith. And when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.
This is what I tell, especially young women, fight the big fights.
Don't fight the little fight... Be the first one in, be the last one out. Do your homework, choose your battles. Don't whine, and don't be the one who complains about everything. Fight the big fight.
Hollywood wants to make women so perfect.
Perfect hair. Perfect job. Perfect manners... I know some of the most beautiful women, and they are so weird. That's what makes them funny and captivating.
Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.
I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want.
The people who are going into music who hunger, they're going into pop music.
There are some badass women who are ambitious and hungry and brave, and they're in pop.
Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Who runs the world? Girls.
Women hold all the power. They should use it like a whip, not offer it up like a sacrifice.
I'm Nancy Pelosi, but my grandchildren call me Mimi.
For me, politics is an extension of my role as a mother and a grandmother. For the Democratic women of the House, our work is not about the next election, but rather the next generation.
The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive
Healthy moms mean healthy families. When my Republican colleagues held a hearing about birth control and refused to include a single woman on the first panel as a witness, I asked, "Where are the women?"
It's really cool to see how many awesome, badass ladies are out there now just doing their thing and putting their foot down, saying, "Nope. You're not going to tell me I'm doing something women shouldn't be doing." It's a scary time but also I think a really important time. I'm happy to see how much girls are responding to a lot of the other powerful big boys swimming out there right now.
I think life is always dangerous. Some people get afraid of it. Some people don't go forward. But some people, if they want to achieve their goal, they have to go. They have to move.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
Women hate each other in science. You know why? Because the few that are around were trained by men. They survived by being twice as good and twice as competitive and twice as badass as the guys.
I didn't get along with Lindsay Lohan on Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls...From what I've experienced, women aren't good friends to one another. When guys want to hang out with you because your personality is badass, women immediately hate you.
If a young woman is looking at the landscape of Hollywood, what she sees is almost only challenges.
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
President Obama pushed for fairness in the military, listening to commanders as we ended "don't ask don't tell," and on how to allow women to officially serve in more combat jobs - because America's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty as her sons.
This year women learned that if we aren't at the table, we're on the menu.