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10 Of The Most Inspiring Quotes By Female Authors

In an age when females are often challenged for truly embracing the quirky, unique, and wonderful things that make us US, it’s encouraging to see news stories, quotes, books, and all the rest rejoicing in the power of women in ALL ways. I am VERY proud to be a black young woman and I love when women of all sizes, shapes, colors, religions, sexual-orientations all make loving and supporting one another a prominent part of their day-to-day living. Here’s a few quotes, specifically from female literary powerhouses, that are among the most inspiring in all the world of literature.

1. “Beware; for I am fearless. And therefore powerful.”

~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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2. “I would always rather be happy than dignified.”

~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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3. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

~ Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

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4. “Happiness is not a possession to be prizes, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”

~ Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

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5. “If you find yourself drawn to an event against all logic, go. The universe is telling you something.”

~ Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

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6. “You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

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7. “How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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8. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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9. “You are never stronger than when you land on the other side of despair.”

– Zadie Smith, White Teeth


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10. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”

~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone

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After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.

~ Christian Dior

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