10 Timeless Quotes From Female Authors We Love

Words are, undoubtedly, a plane of inspiration when used right. This week, we draw 10 timeless quotes from some of our most inspiring female authors.


  1. Maya Angelou on GRATITUDE AND FAITH

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your night prayer, and let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good”

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  1. Mazaa Mengiste on SOCIETY

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.”


  1. Flora Nwapa on AFRICAN WOMEN

“The African woman is intelligent, beautiful, hard-working and everything an ideal woman should be. . . She has great independence of spirit”

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  1. Nardine Gordimer on COMPANIONSHIP

“I cannot live with someone who can’t live without me.”


  1. Alice Walker on POWER

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”


  1. Oprah Winfrey on APPRECIATION

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate”

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  1. Buchi Emecheta on BLACK WOMEN

“Black women all over the world should reunite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us.”


  1. Waris Dirie on FASHION

“Fashion is fun, ridiculously fun. But it’s base and it’s wrong. You’re not doing anything good for the world. You’re just saying ‘buy it, buy it, buy it.”


  1. Chimamanda Adichie on RACISM

“Racism should never have happened, and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.”


  1. Doris Lessing on DECISIONS

“Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible”



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