March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day, a global event that aims to highlight and recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As an ode to this special day, we have rounded up some of the most memorable quotes from the most badass women history has ever come across. These females have left indelible marks on the world and nothing would ever be the same without these creatures who are the embodiment of strength and confidence. As they continue to inspire and push progression within their realms and beyond, what better time to salute them for being the ladies we all can look up to.
“I am a Woman
—Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman”
“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Record
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“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists
“Women are the real architects of society.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe, Household Papers and Stories
“Stop telling girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. I think it’s a mistake. Not because they can’t, but because it would have never occurred to them that they couldn’t.” —Sarah Silverman, Jesus is Magic