We are always told to be strong women, kind women, thoughtful women – and to look up to those who teach, preach and practise this. But who should one turn to? When you’re not feeling very motivated, you don’t have the brain power to search for a shining star to guide you.
We are here to remind you that strong women always existed. From the ancient times to this very day!
To keep it light, we have picked our favourite celebrities of the not so distant past and amazing quotes to live by, remember and inspire you! And after a heavy mercury retrograde season, these will definitely help!
Liza Minelli – “Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.”
Audrey Hepburn – “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
Jane Birkin – “One of the things I’ve discovered, thanks to the Japanese, is that you should enjoy yourself. In the old days, I used to think: ‘Oh, never be satisfied, never admit to being happy.’ But there’s no curse in being happy.”
Etta James – “I sing the songs that people need to hear.”
Nina Simone – “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.”
Grace Kelly – “I’ve had happy moments in my life, but I don’t think that happiness–being happy–is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn’t that way.”
Lady Diana, the Queen of hearts – formerly Princess Diana – “Only do what your heart tells you.”
Twiggy – “Being young isn’t about age, it’s about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who’s boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who’s youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I fell in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit.”
Diana Vreeland – “Oh, but I think that thoughtfulness and manners are everything.”
Jackie Kennedy – “One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”
Katherine Hepburn – “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything.”
Farrah Fawcett – “Everything has positive and negative consequences. You have to eventually grow up and take control of your life, which is very hard to do.”
Billie Holiday – “Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.”
Maya Angelou – “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.”
Muccia Prada – “You have to embrace the world if you want to live in it now.”
Frida Kahlo – “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
Janis Joplin – “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
Zelda Fitzgerald – “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.“
We hope you feel strong, inspired and happier after reading these!