Taking Control in 2017: Quotes to Live By

2017 is just about stamped, sealed, delivered. Isn’t it time for a new set of resolutions? Time to lift those spirits and propel those energies. Time to say YES! The good, bad and ugly of the past and the promise of a future that none other than us will have to pave and plan? So we thought, instead of being preachy let’s be real. Real-life quotes from real-life inspiring women, to get us going through the new year.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey, Actress, comedian, writer  (Photo Credit: Collider)

“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.” ― Tina Fey, American actress, comedian, writer, and producer


Marilyn Monroe, American icon

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”― Marilyn Monroe, American actress and model. Famous

“Of course you can have it all. What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don’t be frightened: You can always change your mind. I know: I’ve had four careers and three husbands.” ― Nora Ephron, Author, playwright & journalist

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra
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“It’s OK to not know what you want – as long as you know what you don’t want.” ―  Priyanka Chopra, Actor

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, Author
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“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.” ― J.K. Rowling, Author

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy, Author

“The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all.” – Arundhati Roy, Author

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” — Roseanne Barr, Actor

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. ” — Gloria Steinem, Feminist Icon“My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions. ” — Eartha Kitt, Singer & actor

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

 “When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.” — Sally Kempton, Writer

maya angelou

Maya Angelou, Poet & Write
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ” — Maya Angelou, Poet & Writer

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath, Poet & Writer

Hillary Clinton Shethepeople

Hillary Clinton
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Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. — Hillary Clinton, Politician

“You can’t teach the old dogma new tricks.” ― Dorothy Parker, Poet & Writer