96+ Best Independent Woman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational independent woman quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Independent Woman Quotes

Do not judge a woman on her knees: you never know how tall she is when she stands. – Mie Hansson

I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b*tch, Okay. – Madonna

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

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. – Audrey Hepburn

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

And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears. – Mark Anthony

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

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. – Jennifer Lopez

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

Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that you career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. – Lady Gaga

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

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will. – Amy Schumer

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

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on. – Kaitlin Foster

Strong women don’t play the victim. Don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal. – Mandy Hale

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

At 70 years old if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words ‘fuck off’ much more frequently. – Helen Mirren

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

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear. – Atticus

I just love bossy women. I could be around the 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 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

A common misconception about strong women is that we don’t need the handholding, 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 know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. – Mother Teresa

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

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

A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. – Oprah Winfrey

A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine. – Olga Kurylenko

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

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

It’s the good girls who keep diaries, the bad girls never have the time. – Talullah Bankhead

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. – Rosalynn Carter

Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard. – Olivia Wilde

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. – Margaret Thatcher

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. – Sheila Murray Bethel

I have a lot of sides to my personality and what you see on The Hills is a strong, independent woman, which I am. But I also have a sensitive side that I don’t show too much. – Kristin Cavallari

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 learning. – Amy Poehler

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 give you power, you just take it. – Roseanne Barr

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. – Emma Stone

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. – Oprah Winfrey

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. – Hillary Clinton

I want to do is 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

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down. – Taylor Swift

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! – Anne Frank

It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. – Taylor Swift

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. – Madame Marie du Deffand

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

I’m a woman, of course I still have curves on me, and that’s ok. I had a baby and I’ve worked hard. And I don’t think women should have to feel that kind of pressure. I’ve done it really healthfully, and I took my time. – Lily Aldridge

You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman. – Tyra Banks

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is. – Anne Frank

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. – Marge Piercy

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices, always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor. – Nikki Rowe

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. – Barbara De Angelis

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

The girls who were unanimously considered beautiful often rested on their beauty alone. I felt I had to do things, to be intelligent and develop a personality in order to be seen as attractive. By the time I realized maybe I wasn’t plain and might even possibly be pretty, I had already trained myself to be a little more interesting and informed. – Diane Von Furstenberg

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. – Melissa Etheridge

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey

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

Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. – Nancy Pelosi

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

Yes, I’m a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted, and tough. – Zaha Hadid

Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up. – Jenette Stanley

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. – Sheryl Sandberg

Figure out who are you separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self. With that, you can do anything else. – Angelina Jolie

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks

You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman. – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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

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 we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie

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

Be sure of yourself, don’t let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy. – Nicole Polizzi

Sometimes I wake up and think I look horrible. And sometimes I see a strong woman. – Irina Shayk

I’m a strong, independent woman. – Cressida Bonas

I’m lucky my wife is a strong woman. She’s one of the stronger people I’ve ever met. It’s hard for me to be away, but I know my home life is fine because my wife is there. – Darius Rucker

I love Rihanna. She represents that strong, independent woman that you cannot keep down. – Tamron Hall

Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn’t need a man. I think that’s wrong. I think we all need someone. – Boris Kodjoe

I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man. – Karen Hawkins

I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows."- Katy Perry

I like to play a strong woman, but a strong woman can also be very fragile and vulnerable at the same time. – Carice van Houten

Rule number one in negotiating anything with Missy is never try and run me over. Never push me, because I am a very strong woman. I’m nice, but I’m very strong. When it gets down gritty, I can get grittier. Never, ever underestimate me. – Missy Elliott

Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman. – Bethenny Frankel

You know, there’s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It’s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen. – Ginger Rogers

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