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  • “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”

    Lucille Ball

    1911 – 1989

  • “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind – that, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. I have felt bound by a solemn obligation to do what I could – if I didn’t at least try I could never be happy again in nature. But now I can believe that I have at least helped a little.”

    Rachel Carson

    1907 – 1964

  • “For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.”

    Mary McLeod Bethune

    1875 – 1955

  • “I had this dream when I was really young that I could be whoever I wanted to be no matter who didn’t believe in me.”

    Lady Gaga

    1986 –

  • “A ballerina takes steps given to her and makes them her own.”

    Maria Tallchief

    1925 –

  • “Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.”

    Bella Abzug

    1920 – 1998

  • “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

    Maya Angelou

    1928 –

  • “Institutions should serve people, but unfortunately it’s often the other way around. People give their allegiance to an institution, and they become prisoners of habits, practices, and rules that make them ultimately ineffectual.”

    Mathilde Krim

    1926 –

  • “Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected. ”

    Alice Paul

    1885 – 1977

  • “By choosing a woman to run for our nation’s second highest office, you send a powerful signal to all Americans. There are no doors we cannot unlock.”

    Geraldine Ferraro

    1935 – 2011

  • “I just tried to do [with my voice] what I heard the horns in the band doing.”

    Ella Fitzgerald

    1917 – 1996

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