There are quotes, then there are quotes that slap you in the face with their awesomeness. Here are 68 of the best famous female celebrity quotes of all time.
Throughout many centuries women have been the great forgotten of history. Of course, that does not mean that they did not contribute to the advancement of society or that they did not have a rich psychological life: below you can see a selection of phrases of women in which you can intuit their concerns, motivations, and reflections.
The 68 famous female celebrity quotes
1. We cannot let the limited perceptions of others end up defining us. Virginia Satir
This psychotherapist talks here about how we create self-image and self-concept.
2. If you want to travel far, there is no better ship than a book. Emily Dickinson
As a poet who was Emily Dickinson, it is normal that she expressed this attachment to literature.
3. The best life is not the longest, but rather the one that is full of good deeds. Marie Curie
A reflection of one of the most important scientists in history.
4. We are not born as a woman, but we become one. Simone de Beauvoir
The philosopher Simone de Beauvoir focused the focus of her thought on the study of gender and feminism, and in this phrase, one of her most important ideas appears formulated: gender as something non-biological.
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5. Those who do not move do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg
This Marxist theorist expressed in this way an apparent paradox: the existence of oppressed people who are not aware of it.
6. Dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. Kill hari
This well-known dancer talks about the properties of dance.
7. I paint myself because I am the one I know best. Frida Kahlo
One of the best-known phrases of this artist.
8. Understanding is a two-way street. Eleanor Roosevelt
A very graphic way of conceptualizing understanding as a two-way link.
9. You cannot shake hands with someone who remains with a closed fist. Indira Gandhi
A reflection steeped in anti-warfare.
10. It would be good to be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie Curie
Another of Marie Curie’s phrases; it can be interpreted as a reflection of his analytical mindset.
11. Happiness in marriage is a matter of pure luck. Jane Austen
Jane Austen was characterized by the sardonic and dispassionate way of seeing things, and here this characteristic can be intuited. This is one of the most remembered phrases of Pride and Prejudice.
12. Blindness separates us from things around us, but deafness separates us from people. Helen Keller
A reflection on the deprivation of sensory stimuli.
13. If we want to be cautious, we should not take a high self-confidence as if it were a guarantee of something. Elizabeth Loftus
This renowned psychologist talks about one of the conclusions she drew from her research.
14. Living is like walking through a museum: that’s when you start to understand what you have seen. Audrey Hepburn
The phrases of influential women not only have to do with philosophers or scientists. In it, Audrey Hepburn, a blockbuster movie actress, offers this thoughtful suggestion.
15. The most revolutionary thing a person can do is always say out loud what is really happening. Rosa Luxemburg
Another quote by Rosa Luxemburg, this time on the right to express herself.
16. The body is made to be seen, not to be covered. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe embodied the release of certain sexual taboos regarding women.
17. We do not see things as they really are, but rather we see them as we are. Anaïs Nin
Projection is, for this writer, a constant in our way of perceiving reality.
18. If you can’t give me poetry, can you give me poetic science? Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace’s passion for science, poetry, and mathematics is captured here.
19. Beauty is how you feel inside, and it is reflected in your gaze. Sophia Loren
A reflection on the beauty, self-esteem, and public image that we give.
20. Dancing: the greatest intelligence in the freest body. Isadora Duncan
Poetic definition of the hand of one of the most important dancers.
21. If someone betrays you once it is their fault, but if they betray you twice, then it will be your fault. Eleanor Roosevelt
A phrase that is attached to a cautionary recommendation.
22. Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t make that a secret. Mary Kay Ash
A tip aimed at making others happy.
23. The greatest danger that the future holds for us is apathy. Jane Goodall
The way of conceiving the times that come from this primatologist is collected here.
24. Security is basically a superstition. Helen Keller
For this thinker, security is an illusion that allows us to live with a certain order but that does not allow us to see beyond certain mental frames.
25. In the dark, the things around us seem no more real than dreams. Murasaki Shikibu
A reflection of one of the most important Japanese writers in history.
26. Freedom is always freedom for those who think differently. Rosa Luxemburg
A way of conceiving freedom looking for it where its existence is put to the test.
27. Life would be so wonderful if we knew what to do with it. Greta Garbo
An existential reflection of Greta Garbo.
28. Interpretation is internal but must be externalized. Sarah Bernhardt
A phrase about the tasks of the actor and the actress in giving up their bodies to allow characters to emerge.
29. I can’t stop while there are lives to save. Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell saved dozens of lives during the First World War, and in this phrase, she expresses her strong motivation to help others.
30. All that matters is those friends you call at 4 am Marlene Dietrich
It may seem like a somewhat frivolous thought, but in reality it is a totally valid reflection on friendship.
31. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller
An invitation to live life in a daring way.
32. Fury cannot solve any problem. Grace kelly
About the futility of anger (something that many evolutionary psychologists would argue, yes).
33. Society only cares for you as long as it is profitable. Simone de Beauvoir
A cold way to see certainties of mutual aid that are created in society.
34. When we cannot continue dreaming, we die. Emma Goldman
The importance of the possibility of imagining a better future.
35. Life is the process of becoming. Anaïs Nin
Life understood as something that unfolds in time.
36. Sex: in America, an obsession, in other parts of the world, a fact. Marlene Dietrich
In this selection of women’s phrases, there is also room for humor. Why not?
37. Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony
Practically a slogan of life for its brevity and simplicity.
38. Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in one person. Isadora Duncan
Another of the reflections on the nature of dance.
39. The intellectual, the moral, and the religious seem to be interrelated in a harmonious whole. Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace’s interests went far beyond mathematics and also extended to the philosophical and the social.
40. It is always the simple that generates the wonderful. Amelia Barr
A way of thinking about the beautiful as something that germinates in minimalism.
41. There is nothing more beautiful than laughter. Frida Kahlo
A small sample of vitalism on the part of this artist.
42. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf
Life is a source of conflict that we have to know how to face in the best possible way.
43. If you follow all the rules you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn
Fun is something worth keeping track of when it comes to relating to the rules, according to this actress.
44. There are no distances when you have a reason. Jane Austen
Distance is also a relative element beyond Einstein’s theories.
45. Aging is not for the weak. Bette Davies
The aging process can be seen as part of personal evolution.
46. It is our decisions that show who we really are, more than our abilities. JK Rowling
One of the phrases of the most important author of youth literature so far in the XXI century.
47. My imagination makes me human and makes me ignorant; it gives me a whole world, and makes me exile from it. Ursula K. Le Guin
As a science fiction writer, Ursula K. Le Guin feels both close and far from the worlds she imagined.
48. The issues of politics are too serious for us to leave to the politicians. Hanna Arendt
For this philosopher, politics is something that must be done on the street by ordinary people.
49. Love is the difficult discovery that there is something beyond oneself that is real. Iris Murdoch
The affective bonds established in love are also a momentous discovery that unites us with someone in a unique way.
50. A man’s fantasy is the woman’s best weapon. Sophia Loren
A somewhat conflicting way of looking at the relationship between the sexes, but which in the cinematographic world has been very exploited, unfortunately.
51. One never gets better, but different and older, and that is always a pleasure, Gertrude Stein
Growing up can be simply changing, not progressing, without being a drama.
52. It is harder to kill a ghost than a reality, Virginia Woolf
A poetic way of seeing the personal dramas we are facing.
53. People looked at me like I was a mirror, Marilyn Monroe
One of the phrases of a woman who rose to fame in part for her image and yet felt alienated.
54. There is no worse agony than carrying with us a story that has not been told, Maya Angelou
A phrase about the stories that deserve to be told.
55. A scientist believes in ideas, not people, Marie Curie
Another phrase about Marie Curie’s analytical mindset focused on empirically demonstrating hypotheses.
56. Children should be educated on how to think, not on what to think, Margaret Mead
This anthropologist differentiates between formal thought education and the content of this thought.
57. Destiny is a word we use to look back on elections with dramatic consequences, JK Rowling
The concept of destiny can be seen as something that only serves to see past dramas with better eyes.
58. I don’t see the misery there is but the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank
One of the Anne Frank phrases most remembered for its positivity.
59. If you only have a smile, give it to someone you love. Maya Angelou
Another invitation to share expressions of appreciation and affection.
60. There is no charm that can be compared to the tenderness of the heart. Jane Austen
Quote from one of the most important writers of the eighteenth century.
61. When one door of happiness closes, another opens. Hellen Keller
This is a phrase widely used as a source of optimism and motivation.
62. Few of us are what we seem. Christie Agatha
An affirmation whose value resides, in part, in being supported by one of the referents of the crime novel.
63. You never see what has been done, but you see what remains to be done (Marie Curie)
The idea that we always see the possibilities and potentialities of the situations we live in, and not so much what we have to experience.
64. We have to remember nothing but pleasant from the past. Jane Austen
Memory and its recesses.
65. Where there is no fight there is no strength. Oprah Winfrey
The effort of facing difficulties can be uplifting.
66. When there are large sums of money at stake, it is best not to trust anyone. Christie Agatha
Selfishness gains weight when the possibilities of concentrating many goods increase, according to this idea.
67. The worst enemy of women in the pulpit. Susan B. Anthony
One of the most groundbreaking phrases of this American suffragette.
68. The first idea that a child must learn is the difference between good and evil. Maria Montessori
An idea is very applicable to teaching in schools, but also to the delay of parents.