15 quotes by women writers that remind us to stay positive

Are you heading in a new direction? Or you need to revitalize your energy? Amid storms of negativity, it’s vital to remain positive. Motivation is the backbone of our determination. To remain motivated, find ways to practice self-care in every day activities — meditate, read a book,  renew yourself energetically, and take care of your space. Remind yourself of the beauty and power within you.  At times, we are paralyzed by fear or the lack of clarity for the road ahead. We certainly need the words and encouragement that fuel our life. That’s why it’s a good moment to stop and read the words of women we admire.

Remember to read positive words, stay motivated, and empower yourself. Nurture your mind!

1Yrsa Daley-Ward

“There are parts of you that want the sadness. Find them out. Ask them why.”

2Audre Lorde

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

3Susan Sontag

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”


4Simone de Beauvoir 

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.”

5Sandra Cisneros

“Okay, we didn’t work, and all

memories to tell you the truth aren’t good.

But sometimes there were good times.

Love was good. I loved your crooked sleep

beside me and never dreamed afraid.

There should be stars for great wars

like ours.”

6Rupi Kaur 

“stay strong through your pain

grow flowers from it

you have helped me

grow flowers out of mine so

bloom beautifully



bloom softly

however you need

just bloom”


7Nayyirah Waheed

“‘i love myself.’








8Martha Gellhorn

“I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else’s life.”

9Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”


10Joyce Carol Oates 

“It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we really are.”

11Toni Morrison

“You are your best thing”

12bell hooks 

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.”

13Joan Didion 

“I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.”


14Janet Flanner

“Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.”

15Gloria E. Anzaldúa

“Though we tremble before uncertain futures

may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength

may we dance in the face of our fears.”