Here Are The Top 50 Quotes by The Bossiest Boss Chicks

What do Diane Lockhart, Jessica Pearson, Nikita, and Gina Rodriguez have in common with Oprah, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Ruiz, and Indra Nooyi? They’re all strong, successful, smart, sophisticated, savvy savants—aka Alpha females.

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Alpha women often get a bad wrap. They tend to buck the system of patriarchy, push the limits placed on what women can do, and ignore the boundaries that people try to put on them. They are career-driven and live for their work. They have no problem competing and often are the best in every category. Alpha women are changing the world wherever they are. Their pursuits are inspirational and aspirational. Check out my list of 100 quotes from the bossiest of the boss chicks that will push you to shine a little brighter and climb a little higher. You’re a Queen…be inspired by Queens!

I am a feminist,, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
— June Jordan
  1. We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. - Sheryl Sandberg

  2. I feel that its important for me to be out there and to represent the face. At the same time, for me as an individual, I think the Asian-American face can be crowded with the American identity. - Awkwafina

  3. I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds. - Ellen DeGeneres

  4. No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. - Alice Walker

  5. You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them. - Jennifer Lopez

  6. I drank to drown my sorrows, but the damned things learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling. - Frida Kahlo

  7. In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

  8. Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face. - Carol Moselely-Braun

  9. I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate: I'm a woman; I'll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate; I am an immigrant; I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, 'Yes, but are you gay?' and I said, 'Nobody's perfect.' - Mazie Hirono

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  1. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is going to do its best night and day to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting. - Audre Lorde

  2. No permanent enemies, no permanent friends, just permanent interests. - Harriet Michel

  3. You can't outwit fate by trying to stand on the sidelines and place little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything to play the game, or you don't play at all. And if you don't play, you can't win. - Judith McNaught

  4. Forgiving is not forgetting. Forgiving is remembering without pain. - Celia Cruz

  5. I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one. - Malala Yousafzai

  6. On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. - Oprah Winfrey

  7. Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. - Arianna Huffington

  8. Failure is not fun. It can be awful. But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse. - J.K. Rowling

  9. For me, the only advice I ever give women is we want to support each other without distracting each other. Heads down, work really hard, pretend your locked you in your room or whatever, and just do your work. - Mindy Kaling

It can be tough, but so is suffocating and watching the dreams that could’ve delivered the people I was designed to impact just fall by the wayside, pecked over by the masses until those dreams and my most powerful self have been whittled down into an image of the crowd’s making. Either way is tough, but one of those ways, the core of who I am is sacrificed on the altar of others’ wishes, and I feel like we’re really just choosing which tough we wanna live. Life is tough. But I’m going to live it, not be swallowed whole by it.
— Dr. Danella Knight
  1. “You know my code: Hos before bros, uteruses before duderuses, ovaries before brovaries.” - Leslie KnopeParks and Recreation

  2. Do one thing every day that scares you. - Mary Schmich

  3. You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom. - Salma Hayek

  4. When the door you have been knocking at finally swings open, you don’t ask why. You run through. - Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife

  5. Run to the fire; don’t hide from it. -Meg Whitman

  6. If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life. - Cher

  7. Being different is lonely. Luckily, I’ve always enjoyed my own company. I’d rather my own crazy than somebody else’s sane any day. - Jill Scott

  8. Men often say that women change their minds too much. I say they sometimes don’t change them enough. I mean changing their state of mind, their attitudes, their outlook, their expectations, their consciousness – most of all, about themselves and what is possible in their lives. - Julia Alvarez

  9. I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have. - Evita Perón

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  1. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far you can’t hear them anymore” - Michelle Ruiz

  2. In the Internet era, the key to a successful business is understanding the customers’ expectations—and half of the customers are women. - Jean Liu

  3. How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. - Coco Chanel

  4. I’m not going to cower in some corner trying to convince them that I’m friendly. I’m going to kick some ass and remind them that I’m fierce. - Jessica Pearson, Suits

  5. I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it. -Condoleeza Rice

  6. Sometimes you gotta make the mirror your best friend. Maybe then, you'll find some peace within. Stop hiding yourself, stop hiding yourself. Love yourself when no one else can - Lalah Hathaway

  7. I don’t care about anyone not liking me, you b*****s barely like yourselves.. - Cardi B

  8. You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl. - Joan Holloway

  9. I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can. - Dilma Rousseff

If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
— Shirley Chisholm
  1. “You know that women are always looked upon as nothing, but we are your mothers, you are our sons, our cry is all for peace, let it continue. This peace must last forever. Let your women´s sons be ours, our sons be yours, let your women hear our words.” - Nanye-hi

  2. It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. - Madeleine Albright

  3. Be first and be lonely. - Ginni Rometty

  4. Sit down and ask yourself, ‘What is the most important thing to me?’ What grosses me out the most? What makes me the most upset—is it healthcare? Is it so many people being hungry in our culture? Is it sexual abuse? Mix that with doing something you love, something you could keep doing forever and ever. For me it was ending violence against women, and I mixed it with music. And I’ve had a 25-year career. So that’s my advice: Find something you really care about and mix that with something you love doing. - Kathleen Hanna

  5. I don’t perform miracles or do the impossible. I make cold calculations about difficult situations, and I do not take on anything I know I won’t win. And I will win this. -Olivia Pope, Scandal

  6. I'm not ready to make nice, I'm not ready to back down, I'm still mad as hell, and I don't have time to go 'round and 'round and 'round. It's too late to make it right, I probably wouldn't if I could. 'Cause I'm mad as hell. Can't bring myself to do what it is you think I should.” - Dixie Chicks

  7. I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth. - Sonia Sotomayor

  8. When you educate a girl, you kickstart a cycle of success. It makes economic sense. It makes social sense. It makes moral sense. But, it’s not common sense, yet. - Queen Raina Al-Abdullah

  9. Hello, my name is fabulous. - Samantha Jones, Sex and the City


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