I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Itâs probably not just by chance that Iâm alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless heâs terribly strong. And if heâs stronger than I, Iâm the one who canât live with him. â¦ Iâm neither smart nor stupid, but I donât think Iâm a run-of-the-mill person. Iâve been in business without being a businesswoman, Iâve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men Iâve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. Iâve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
you can, you should, and if youâre brave enough to start, you will.
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.