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  • “If you surrender to the wind you can ride it.”

    Toni Morrison

    1931 –

  • “One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.”

    Faye Wattleton

    1943 –

  • “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 –

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

    Maya Angelou

    1928 –

  • “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

  • “He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”

    Michelle Obama

    1964 –

  • “I can't imagine that my children would have fewer rights, and less access to the safest, best health care.”

    Cecile Richards

    1959 –

  • “ I strive never to forget the real-world consequences of my decisions on individuals, businesses, and government.”

    Sonia Sotomayor

    1954 –

  • “It's like one long date...we just enjoy each others company so much.”

    Annie Glenn

    1920 –

  • “There is a significant moral difference between a person who commits a violent crime and a person who tries to cross a border illegally in order to put food on the family table. Such migrants may violate our laws against illicit entry, but if that's all they do they are trespassers, not criminals. They deserve to have their dignity respected.”

    Madeline Albright

    1937 –

  • “What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about.”

    Diana Vreeland

    1903 – 1989

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