What’s more inspiring than a leading lady pursuing her passions and standing up for what she believes in? We don’t think much else. So when we’re in need of a little extra motivation or are just in the mood to fangirl, we have a list of women we look to for inspiration. Gloria, Tina, and Sophia all have fantastic books telling stories of their life journeys — motivating us to speak up, take risks, and travel way more. Emma, Audrey, Beyonce and Jennifer have consistently urged women to feel confident in their bodies, and we love that. To celebrate these women, we rounded up some of our favorite quotes & images.
There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.
– Emma Watson
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
– Gloria Steinem
Say yes, and you’ll figure it out later.
– Tina Fey
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
You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen.
– Sophia Amoruso
Be strong. Don’t be a follower, and always do the right thing. If you have a choice between the right thing and the wrong thing, the right way is always the less stressful.
– Jennifer Lawrence
A true diva is graceful, and talented, and strong, and fearless and brave and someone with humility.
– Beyonce Knowles