Heroine Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old heroine quotes, heroine sayings, and heroine proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Figure out what you need to do to be the heroine of your own story.     

Ava Duvernay

We are all the heroes and heroines of our own lives. Our love stories are amazingly romantic; our losses and betrayals and disappointments are gigantic in our own minds.     

Maeve Binchy

Heroine: girl who is perfectly charming to live with, in a book.     

Mark Twain

You don’t need princes to save you. I don’t have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men.     

Neil Gaiman

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.     

Nora Ephron

You need not go back four thousand years for heroines. The world is filled with them today. They do not belong to any nation, nor to any religion, nor exclusively to any race. Wherever woman is found, they are found.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

My heroines, more often than not, are the ones who are troubled and resistant.     

Sylvia Day

She's the ulimate heroine, strong-willed and independent, intelligent, loyal, but at the same time, she's not flawless, she's not above mistakes, or falling in love.     

Tammara Webber

My heroines are part of me and my heroes are part of what I'd like to know.     

Agnes De Mille

Historically, in my generation, all of my heroes and heroines have had issues and problems. We all do.     

Anita Baker

Perfect heroines, like perfect heroes, aren't relatable, and if you can't put yourself in the protagonist's shoes, not only will they not inspire you, but the book will be pretty boring.     

Cassandra Clare

I just don't see myself as the heroine in my own narrative.     

Cate Blanchett

Great battles can make great heroes and heroines.     

Ezra Taft Benson

Turn the page, your heroine is still there, breathe, relax, life is beautiful: you're in a book!     

Gabrielle Dubois

A strong woman builds her world by picking up the broken pieces.     


If she can bite a vulture, she can jump a crack.     

Kenneth Oppel

Romantic heroes and heroines are a bit different from the sort of people we run into every day.     

Leigh Michaels

Heroine: a woman of heroic spirit; the principal female person who figures in a remarkable action.     

Mindy McGinnis

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.     

Nina Simone

The old, defiant chant rose in her mind: If I want, I will learn. If I want, I will fight. If I want, I will live. And I want. And I will. This was going to be fun.     

P.C. Hodgell

Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day.     

Ray Bradbury

It is said that no star is a heroine to her makeup artist.     

Richard Corliss

To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.     

Simone Weil

When male authors write love stories, the heroine tends to end up dead.     

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

She was a predator - a creature of the night who rejoiced in the thrill of the hunt.     

Alan Kinross

When you are the darkest presence in the room there is very little to fear.     

A. R. Torre

Don't let them take away the hero or heroine in you!     

Avijeet Das

We like the wrong sorts of girls, they wrote. They are usually the ones worth writing about.     

Catherynne M. Valente

We heroines don't get good roles.     

Hema Malini

There is this idea that you have to play heroines or women who succeed.     

Isabella Rossellini

I'm not insecure. Give me a good role, and I'll perform even for a multi-starrer with half a dozen other heroines!     

Nithya Menen

The day came when she discovered sex, sensuality, and literature; she said, 'I submit! Let my life be henceforth ruled by poetry. Let me reign as the queen of my dreams until I become nothing less than the heroine of God.     

Roman Payne

Fighting is easy. Tranquility is hard.     

Tori Eldridge

I may be in pain, but I am not weak.     

Veronica Roth