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August 01, 2019 2 min read

Quotes by and about phenomenal women

I chose these quotes because phenomenal women realize their life is their own to live.  They aim for their dreams and know that road is littered with mistakes and successes alike. Mistakes are the window through which understanding and confidence expand. Embrace them, you phenomenal woman, you!

  1. “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” – Marva Collins
  2. “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey
  3. "You wanna fly, you gotta give up the shit that weighs you down" - Toni Morrison (Song of Solomon)
  4. “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” – Wilma Rudolph
  5. “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 Adichie
  6. "No one can dim the light that shines from within" - Maya Angelou
  7. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  8. “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” — Audre Lorde
  9. "I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.” - Janet Jackson
  10. The moment I said yes to the challenge, the moment I was open to having the conversations, suddenly in that instance my life was changed. I grew more courageous; I shed some shyness, some awkwardness, some social fear.  –Shonda Rhimes
  11. If you don’t live your life, then who will? – Rihanna
  12. "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in" - Rosa Parks

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