Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.— Adrienne Rich
Contentment Strong Independent Women quotations
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.
But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin
Strong women wear their pain like stilettos.
No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.
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.
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
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.
A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more.
If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
I'd rather die my way than live yours.
Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.
I have a lot of sides to my personality and what you see on 'The Hills' is a strong, independent woman, which I am. But I also have a sensitive side that I don't show too much.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.
We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development.
My biggest influences are strong, creative women that chart their own path, lead their own lives and drive the course of history.
A man's got to do what a man's got to do.
No, what Great Aunt Winifred was suffering from was the persecution every happily single woman suffers: the predictable social condemnation of her independence and childlessness. Dorothy reminded herself of what she'd learned during a university course on feminist history (with a strong Marxist slant): spinsters are a threat to patriarchy.
When you're single, you're very independent.
Very independent women raised me. We didn't have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family.
Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent.
They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracles await.
I consider myself to be a feminist. My hope and goal is that I'm going to raise two very strong independent women that won't need anybody, unless they chose that. I want them to be mistresses of their own destiny. But I don't judge people on the other end of that spectrum either.
I was raised to be a very strong and independent woman without anybody ever saying the word feminist or having any political conversation.
The definite link between all the women who wear my designs is that they are strong, independent, and with their own opinions.
Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth
We women talk too much, but even then we don't tell half what we know
With the spread of conformity and image-driven superficiality, the allure of an individuated woman in full possession of herself and her powers will prove irresistible. We were born for plenitude and inner fulfillment.
No woman who had been intimate with a god was easily disturbed.
If necessary, I cry. I pray. I rest. I'm fortunate to have quite a few strong, independent, loving, and unbiased women in my life that I can talk things through with.
Since a very young age, my mother made sure to tell me about the plight of women... As she raised my awareness about women's issues, she also made sure to ingrain in me the importance of being strong and independent and not to let anybody define me by their images of what women should be.
Man who hates cats is insecure, but a man who likes them is one worth keeping.
If he can appreciate a cat, he can appreciate a strong, independent woman.
I respond to powerful women. I'm not intimidated by that, I like that, it's not something I shy away from, so I don't want women who are looking for me to take care of them. To me, that's a turn-off. I respond to strong, powerful, independent women.
It was a great joy for me to develop a strong female character in the spirit of an Icelandic woman. Icelandic women tend to be very strong and very independent, and I think that came in very handy.