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19 Badass Quotes to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked some fearless females in our own Hudson County / Hoboken community to share the quotes that inspire them most. Here are their answers:



And a few more, just because we can’t get enough:

“Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” – Mia Hamm
(Olympic athlete Dagmara Wozniak)

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou
(Noël Descalzi Fiorentinos, Work It Out)

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher.
(Lisa Bruno, Work It Out)

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. ” – Marilyn Monroe
(Sara Khosrowjerdi, Acupuncture Atelier)

“Some women fear the fire. Some women become it.” – R.H. Sin
(Tiffany Piñero, Tiffany Pinero Style)

“Do small things with great love.”- Mother Theresa
(Jennifer DeMarco, Owner of Local Barre and Cycle Bar)

“Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end.” – A.J. Lawless
(Christine Curatolo, NJMom.com)

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” – Sheryl Sandberg
(Laura Collins, Director of  Development, WomenRising)

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.” – Mia Hamm
(Olympic athlete Dagmara Wozniak)

“Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
(Corinne Fleming, Prime Cycle)

“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.” – Maya Angelou
(Dina Racciatti, Dina’s Kiss and Makeup)

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
(Neeta King of Aaraa Accessories)

“In my moments of doubt, I’ve told myself firmly – if not me, who? If not now, when? If you have similar doubts when opportunities are presented to you, I hope those words might be helpful.” -Emma Watson
(Erin Celletti, Contributor, HobokenGirl.com)

“I really hate the word ‘diversity.’ It suggests something…other. As if it is something special, or rare. Diversity! As if there is something unusual about telling stories involving women and people of color and LGBTQ characters on TV. I have a different word: normalizing. I’m normalizing TV. I am making TV look like the world looks. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people equal way more than 50 percent of the population. Which means it ain’t out of the ordinary.” – Shonda Rhimes
(Genna Rossi, Contributor, HobokenGirl.com)

“Take your broken heart and make it into art.” – Carrie Fisher
(Meg Neil, SJP Assistant and Contributor, HobokenGirl.com )

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”- JK Rowling
(Kate Lombardo, Event Marketing Coordinator, HobokenGirl.com)

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron
(Michele Danna, Managing Editor, HobokenGirl.com)

“There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
(Tamara Kraus, Editorial Assistant, HobokenGirl.com)

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” – Jane Goodall  

(Jennifer Tripucka, Editor-in-Chief/Founder, HobokenGirl.com)


What is a quote that inspires you? Comment below. 

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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