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15 quotes by women writers that remind us to stay positive

Posted on 30 September 2018

Are you heading in a new direction? Or you need to revitalize your energy? Amid storms of negativity, it’s vital to remain positive. Motivation is the backbone of our determination. To remain motivated, find ways to practice self-care in every day activities — meditate, read a book,  renew yourself energetically, and take care of your space. Remind yourself of the beauty and power within you.  At times, we are paralyzed by fear or the lack of clarity for the road ahead. We certainly need the words and encouragement that fuel our life. That’s why it’s a good moment to stop and read the words of women we admire.

Remember to read positive words, stay motivated, and empower yourself. Nurture your mind!

1. Yrsa Daley-Ward

“There are parts of you that want the sadness. Find them out. Ask them why.”

2. Audre Lorde

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

3. Susan Sontag

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

4. Simone de Beauvoir 

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.”

5. Sandra Cisneros

“Okay, we didn’t work, and all memories to tell you the truth aren’t good. But sometimes there were good times. Love was good. I loved your crooked sleep beside me and never dreamed afraid. There should be stars for great wars like ours.”

6. Rupi Kaur 

“stay strong through your pain grow flowers from it you have helped me grow flowers out of mine so bloom beautifully dangerously loudly bloom softly however you need just bloom”

7. Nayyirah Waheed

“‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution. ever.”

8. Martha Gellhorn

“I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else’s life.”

9. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”


10. Joyce Carol Oates 

“It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we really are.”


11. Toni Morrison

“You are your best thing”

12. Bell Hooks 

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.”

13. Joan Didion 

“I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.”


14. Janet Flanner

“Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.”


15. Gloria E. Anzaldúa

“Though we tremble before uncertain futures may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength may we dance in the face of our fears.”

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