Happy Women’s Day 2022: check out these 20 inspirational quotes from authors

Book nerds know that some of the most inspiring words of all time come from authors whose genius quotes about what it’s like to be a woman: to work, succeed, fail and grow has changed the way we see ourselves and the world around us and this Women’s Day 2022, we are binge reading his vigorously empowering writings. Women are not a footnote in someone else’s life, but brave and powerful human beings with an independent will and who better to support it than the authors who give us the inspiration to tackle anything.

So, this Women’s Day 2022, check out some of her inspirational quotes below to brighten your day:

1. “We don’t need magic to change the world, we already carry all the power we need within ourselves: we have the power to imagine better.” -J.K. Rowling

2. “There is a stubbornness in me that can never bear being frightened by the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” – Jane Austen

3. “Strong women don’t have ‘attitudes,’ we have standards.” -Marilyn Monroe

4. “Women have discovered that they cannot trust the chivalry of men to get them justice.” – Helen Keller

5. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid of failure. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

6. “Above all, be the hero of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron

7. “I raise my voice, not to shout, but so that those who have no voice can be heard. … We can’t all succeed when half of us hold back.” -Malala Yousafzai

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8. “Women who believe in each other can survive anything. Women who believe in each other create armies that will win kingdoms and wars.” -Nikita Gil

9. “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take.” -Simone Biles

10. “I learn every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” -Tracee Ellis Ross

11. “When we speak we are afraid that our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it’s better to talk.” -Audre Lorde

12. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

13. “An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.” -Margaret Atwood

14. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

15. “Never think that just because you do things differently that you are wrong.” -Gail Tsukiyama

16. “Our stories stick with us. We are shaped by where we come from.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

17. “I will not allow my life to be shortened. I will not bow to someone else’s whim or someone else’s ignorance.” – Bell Hooks

18. “I am not a bird; and there is no net that catches me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” -Charlotte Bronte

19. “Anyone can hide. Facing things, overcoming them, that’s what makes you strong.” —Sarah Dessen

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20. “You need to learn to select your thoughts the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.” —Elizabeth Gilberto