Happy International Women's Day: Quotes about Women

Model: Caroline Kautsire

(Actress, Lecturer and Author of What Kind of Girl?) 

Women signify a lot of wonderful things including sacrifice, humanity, maternal care and productivity. All women deserve to be pampered, loved and appreciated and not seen as an one to be manipulated or domesticated. Nothing can ever beat a strong and focused woman. A lot of quotes has been compiled to commemorate the annual International Women's Day. 

In my opinion, no woman is to be tamed,  she should be allowed freedom like a sea to express all shades of her uniqueness, beauty,  abilities and passion. She is stronger than she appears. A successful woman is the most attractive woman there ever is, an hardworking woman is a gift to her generation. 

"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 ambitious and doesn’t mind leading." - Amy Poehler

"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it." - Roseanne Barr

"I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." - Malala Yousafzai

"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live." - Anne Sweeney

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher

"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." - Madeleine Albright

"Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"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

"I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe


"Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them." - Candace Bushnell

"A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful. She is less likely to have an agenda than a young woman—no biological clock tick-tocking beside her lover’s bed, no campaign to lead him to the altar, no rescue fantasies. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of her life, despite failures and false starts." - Gail Sheehy

"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world." - Charles Malik

"I'm tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay." - Madonna

"Women are always saying, 'We can do anything that men can do.' But men should be saying, 'We can do anything that women can do." - Gloria Steinem

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy." - Yves Saint-Laurent

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou

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