Independent Women Sayings and Quotes

Who runs the world? Girls. Gone are the days when women were solely relegated to the kitchen and raising families. Today you can find women in all sorts of careers from aviation, to sports, to politics. Celebrate women forging their own path with the collection of wise and insightful Independent women quotes.

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself? Anais Nin
Just watch, all of you men. I'll show you what a woman can do. I'll go across the country, I'll race to the Moon. I'll never look back. Edna Gardner Whyte
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher
I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman. Diane Von Furstenberg
The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race. Susan B. Anthony
A woman is like a tea bag–you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own. Dido Armstrong
I have an independent streak. You know, it's kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do. Betty Ford
The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I'm not going to be silent. Madeleine Albright
The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me. Ayn Rand
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton
She knows what she wants in her life. She goes after it. She's not waiting for a man. She's not standing by the phone waiting for me to call her. She's actively creating. She's doing her thing. She has her own life. Obi Okorougo
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bronte
Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted, and tough. Zaha Hadid
It's important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. It's attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more. Apolo Ohno
A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else. Anonymous
The best protection any woman can have, is courage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Diane Mariechild
Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over. Bella Abzug
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein
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. Amy Poehler
A common misconception about strong women is that we don't need the hand-holding, the flowers, and the nice gestures, and what I've found to be true is that it's the strong women who want it the most. Nicole Curtis
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, she doesn't have what it takes. They will say, women don't have what it takes. Clare Boothe Luce
I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn't need to hide behind her husband's back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don't play victim, you don't make yourself look pitiful, you don't point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart. C. JoyBell C.
A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with. Ellen J. Barrier
I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything. Kamala Harris
I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants. Queen Latifah
A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts. Nancy Rathburn
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. Margaret Thatcher
I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. Emma Stone
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. Taylor Swift
You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman. Tyra Banks
A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. Marge Piercy
She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor. Nikki Rowe
There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy. Kat Graham
You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. Melissa Etheridge
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey
Do not judge a woman on her knees: you never know how tall she is when she stands. Mie Hansson
A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine. Olga Kurylenko
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn
It's the good girls who keep diaries, the bad girls never have the time. Talullah Bankhead
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. Kristin Cavallari
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Oprah Winfrey
Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! Anne Frank
It's possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. Taylor Swift
I'm a woman, of course I still have curves on me, and that's ok. I had a baby and I've worked hard. And I don't think women should have to feel that kind of pressure. I've done it really healthfully, and I took my time. Lily Aldridge
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. Barbara De Angelis
Don't be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up. Jenette Stanley
We ought to have more women in various management positions, because women are the ones who decide almost everything in the home. Ingvar Kamprad
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. Madeleine Albright
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. Camille Paglia
Until they come up with an independent woman who's on an adventure of her own, I don't think I'm interested. Michelle Rodriguez
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. Joseph Conrad
Independent women must expect more of themselves, since neither men nor other more conventionally domesticated women will hope for anything, or expect any result other than utter failure. A. S. Byatt
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. Melinda Gates
Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life. Friedrich Schiller
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. Erica Jong
Woman is superlative. The best leader in life, the best guide in happy days, the best consoler in sorrow. Johann Gottfried Seume
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott
I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves. Mary Wollstonecraft
Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. Elizabeth Gilbert
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. John Lennon
There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to man. Mahatma Gandhi
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior Mahatma Gandhi