luni , 2 octombrie 2023

Food for thought: 20 great quotes from famous women

coco chanelphoto

They have all influenced the world one way or another, both through their art and their actions. Here are 20 famous women sharing some of their thoughts with us.

Francoise Saganphoto

“I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.”

Françoise Sagan

Sharon Stonephoto

„This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true. I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’ I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.”

Sharon Stone

Sylvia Plathphoto

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.”

Sylvia Plath

Diane von Furstenbergphoto

„Eighteen months before I was born, my mother was in Auschwitz. She weighed 49 pounds. She always told me that God saved her so she could give me life. I was born out of nothing.”

Diane von Furstenberg

Lucia Berlinphoto

“I exaggerate a lot. I get fiction and reality mixed up, but I don’t actually ever lie.”

Lucia Berlin

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”

Estée Lauder


„I like to look for things no one else catches.”

Audrey Tautou

Barbara Corcoranphoto

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”

Barbara Corcoran

Dolly Partonphoto

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

Dolly Parton

Princess Dianaphoto

„Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Princess Diana

Tilda Swintonphoto

„I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week.”

Tilda Swinton

Coco Chanelphoto

„Anyway, that is the person I am. Have you understood? Very well, I am also the opposite of all that.”

Coco Chanel

Katharine Hepburnphoto

„Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.”

Katharine Hepburn

Isabel Allendephoto

„For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.”

Isabel Allende

Sigourney Weaverphoto

„When I was in college, I did sort of want to be a journalist. Being an actor, you kind of have the same interest. You go into a story, and you tell it from your point of view for people who aren’t there. That’s what an actor does with a character. But the real life is more more interesting.”

Sigourney Weaver

Meryl Streepphoto

“I’m sort of in love with what I don’t know. I’m in awe of what is not explainable or predictable.”

Meryl Streep

Daphne du Maurierphoto

„But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”

Daphne du Maurier


„All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.”


Frida Kahlophoto

„At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”

Frida Kahlo

Elizabeth Taylorphoto

„You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”

Elizabeth Taylor

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