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Quotes by Famous Women

There are many quotes by famous women about love, life, men, and so much more. Read the Quotabulary article to find a compilation of some of the best ones out there.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
Brilliant and smart women from all over the world have proved that they are no less than men. Their excellence in the respective fields has given them world-renowned recognition that they truly deserve. These famous women and their mind-boggling, intelligent, and witty quotes about life and men is our topic for the day.
Quotes About Life
These quotes are merely tools to live through our journey of life. Till the very end, we find so many ups and downs, good and bad, happy and sad moments, that finding the purpose of life fades away. Perhaps these quotes on life will help you find some answers.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
― Tallulah Bankhead
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
― Maureen Dowd
But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well!
― Charlotte Brontë
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose.
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.
― Janis Joplin
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
― Oprah Winfrey
I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.
― Nikki Giovanni
I am gradually approaching the period in my life when work comes first. No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.
― Käethe Kollwitz
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
― Stephenie Meyer (Bella Swan in Twilight)
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
― Harriet Tubman
It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work: the night watchman.
― Tallulah Bankhead
Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And like go after it with everything you've got no matter how much it takes.
― Angelina Jolie
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
― Mary Manin Morrissey
Quotes About Men
Would you consider a man or a woman to be complicated? Is it that difficult to understand both the sexes? We say that we know what the other sex is all about, but is that really true? Perhaps the following witty, funny quotes and sayings can help simplify things down about men.
My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.
― Indira Gandhi
I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.
― Wendy Liebman
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
― Gloria Steinem
Work, alternated with needful rest, is the salvation of man or woman.
― Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
― Maryon Elspeth Pearson
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
― Lana Turner
A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
― Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.
― Laura Swenson
None of you [men] ask for anything -- except everything, but just for so long as you need it.
― Doris Lessing
Man's chief moral deficiency appears to be not his indiscretions but his reticence.
― Hannah Arendt
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
― Erma Bombeck
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
― Erica Jong
A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
― Susan B. Anthony
Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
― Marilyn Monroe
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
― Elayne Boosler
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
― Dawn Adams
Spend at least one Mother's Day with your respective mothers before you decide on marriage. If a man gives his mother a gift certificate for a flu shot, dump him.
― Erma Bombeck
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
― Anais Nin
All men are not slimy warthogs. Some men are silly giraffes, some woebegone puppies, some insecure frogs. But if one is not careful, those slimy warthogs can ruin it for all the others.
― Cynthia Heimel
Such wise quotes are not just good for laughs, but also give us a deeper understanding about who we really are and what we can actually be.