Independent Women Sayings and Quotes

Who runs the world? Girls. Gone are the days when women were solely relegated to the kitchen and raising families. Today you can find women in all sorts of careers from aviation, to sports, to politics. Celebrate women forging their own path with the collection of wise and insightful Independent women quotes.

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?     

Anais Nin

Just watch, all of you men. I'll show you what a woman can do. I'll go across the country, I'll race to the Moon. I'll never look back.     

Edna Gardner Whyte

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.     

Margaret Thatcher

I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman.     

Diane Von Furstenberg

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.     

Susan B. Anthony

A woman is like a tea bag–you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.     

Dido Armstrong

I have an independent streak. You know, it's kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do.     

Betty Ford

The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it.     

Roseanne Barr

I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.     

Amelia Earhart

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I'm not going to be silent.     

Madeleine Albright

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.     

Ayn Rand

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.     

Charlotte Whitton

She knows what she wants in her life. She goes after it. She's not waiting for a man. She's not standing by the phone waiting for me to call her. She's actively creating. She's doing her thing. She has her own life.     

Obi Okorougo

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.     

Charlotte Bronte

Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted, and tough.     

Zaha Hadid

It's important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. It's attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.     

Apolo Ohno

A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.     


The best protection any woman can have, is courage.     

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.     

Diane Mariechild

Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.     

Bella Abzug

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.     

Albert Einstein

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.     

Amy Poehler

A common misconception about strong women is that we don't need the hand-holding, the flowers, and the nice gestures, and what I've found to be true is that it's the strong women who want it the most.     

Nicole Curtis

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, she doesn't have what it takes. They will say, women don't have what it takes.     

Clare Boothe Luce

I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn't need to hide behind her husband's back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don't play victim, you don't make yourself look pitiful, you don't point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.     

C. JoyBell C.

A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.     

Ellen J. Barrier

I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.     

Kamala Harris

I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants.     

Queen Latifah

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.     

Nancy Rathburn