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“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
– Coco Chanel

“Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.”
–Edna St. Vincent Millay

“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.”

–Margaret Atwood

“One is not born a woman, but becomes one.”

““The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.”

– Simone de Beauvoir

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.”

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

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Dec 6, 2011
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I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.
Mae West

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Behave yourself, barely.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ aunt

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‘If you have never been called a defiant, incorrigible, impossible woman… have faith… there is yet time.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out. 
Tina Turner

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Go Marilyn! Love this post. :) e

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I have mixed feelings about Monroe quote because I see some girls/women using it as an excuse for their destructive behaviours or being mean.

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Powerlessness and silence go together…Margaret Atwood might just have been directing that one straight to me. Wow!

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Speak with power. Be precise with your words. Look people dead in their eyes. Even in your fear, stand in it, it’s yours, and it’s ok. Get comfortable with its prescence. -Naima Singletary

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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

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The Anais quote pretty much changed my life.

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“When I’m good, I’m good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.”

Mae West

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The things you fear, are undefeatable. Not by their nature, but by your approach

~Jewel Kilcher, from A Night Without Armor

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Just amazing quotes! thank you.

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Talk about perfect timing. I needed these today! Thank you!

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As my feisty mom used to say:
“You may as well say it as to think it.”

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. — Marianne Williamson

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There’s a special place in hell for women who do not help other women – Madeline Albright

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I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ~Madonna Ciccone

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You know what BITCH stands for, don’t you? Boys, I’m Taking Control Here !

Unknown (But I first heard it from my Mother)

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My mother told me dozens of times “Honey, you have to grow up because men never do.”

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“Aging is a terrible price to pay for wisdom”
T. Stoppard

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Become who you are

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@Leslie I do believe that it was actually Nelson Mandela who said this.

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