Feminist Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old feminist quotes, feminist sayings, and feminist proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Women have to harness their power – it's absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner. Cher
The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. Malala Yousafzai
Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society. Rush Limbaugh
I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story – I will. Amy Schumer
There's just as many different kinds of feminism as there are women in the world. Kathleen Hanna
Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots Crystal Eastman
It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it. Claudette Colbert
I am a woman and when I think, I must speak. Beyonce
It's not about women acting like men. It's about women acting like women and being successful. Zooey Deschanel
She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her. Naomi Wolf
Women are always at the front of revolutions. Buthayna Kamel
If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed…. Charlotte Bronte
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Diane Mariechild
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. Susan B Anthony
A beautiful woman looking at her image in the mirror may very well believe the image is herself. An ugly woman knows it is not. Simone Weil
Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength. G.D Anderson
The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. Adrienne Rich
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. Gloria Steinem
You must understand: they fear you.There is nothing scarier in their minds than a girl who knows the power of her flames. Nikita Gill
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. Coco Chanel
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. Adrienne Rich
It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me. Warsan Shire
Life on the planet is born of woman. Adrienne Rich
Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. Gloria Steinem
A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. Melinda Gates
The beauty myth is always actually prescribing behaviour and not appearance. Naomi Wolf
Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people has the right to impose definitions of reality on others. Liz Stanley and Sue Wise
In the end there is nothing more unattractive to men than radical feminism. Helen Fielding
People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is, but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions. Judy Chicago
As soon as a woman gets to an age where she has opinions and she's vital and she's strong, she's systematically shamed into hiding under a rock. Sarah Silverman
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
It's wonderful to watch a pretty woman with character grow beautiful. Mignon McLaughlin
To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do. Spanish Proverb