Friday, 31 March 2023

Women's quotes: Oprah Winfrey

"You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more." 

–– Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954), American talk show host, TV producer, actress, author, and philanthropist 

Thursday, 30 March 2023

Women's quotes: Natalie Jenner

"[O]ne always had to leave some of the past behind to make way for something new." 

–– Natalie Jenner, Canadian writer.

Source: Natalie Jenner. Bloomsbury Girls. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2022, p.182.

via: Commonplace Book, 2022, p. 70. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Women's quotes: Michelle Obama

"You have to practice success. Success doesn't just show up. If you aren't practicing success today, you won't wake up in 20 years and be successful, because you won't have developed the habits of success, which are small things like finishing what you start, putting a lot of effort into everything you do, being on time, treating people well."

–– Michelle Obama, (b. 1964), American attorney, author, former First Lady of the United States (2009-2017), and first African-American to serve in this role 

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Women's quotes: Katherine Anne Porter

"All life worth living is difficult. ... It is a by-product of brave living, and it never comes in the form we expect, or at the season we hoped for, or as the result of our planning for it." 

–– Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980), American writer and political activist 

Source: Natalie Jenner. Bloomsbury Girls. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2022, unpaginated. 

via: Commonplace Book, 2022, p. 70. 

Monday, 27 March 2023

Women's quotes: Georgia O'Keeffe

"Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing."

 –– Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American artist 

Sunday, 26 March 2023

Women's quotes: bell hooks

"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape."

–– bell hooks, pen name of Gloria Jean Watkins (1952-2021), American writer, academic, & activist 

Saturday, 25 March 2023

Women's quotes: Katrine Engberg

"From my perspective, art isn't just about aesthetics. It's a form of cognition that tells you something about being human." 

–– Katrine Engberg (b. 1975), Danish writer, actor, dancer, and choreographer 

Source: Katrine Engberg. The Harbor. Translated by Tara Chace. New York: Scout Press (Imprint of Simon and Schuster), 2019 (Translation 2021), p. 145. 

via: Commonplace Book, 2022, p. 53.