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Quotes from Women Who Don't Let Fear Hold Them Back

Quotes from Women Who Don't Let Fear Hold Them Back

“Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do.”— Sylvie Guillem

“All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face …” — Lady Gaga

“The day came when the wish to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin

“You really have to have a goal. The goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal. Know what it is you want to find out.” — Zaha Hadid

“You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” — Oprah

“Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” — Patti Smith

“When you dream, you can do what you like.” — J.K. Rowling

“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” — Lauren Bacall

“There’s no mystery to confidence, it’s just about self knowledge. It’s savvy to know which of our flaws can be changed, and which ones to accept and let go. Then, asking the best of the good points.” — Immodesty Blaize,

“One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.” — Merle Shain

“Hope begins in the dark.” — Anne Lamott

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank

"Quick, make a wish. Take a (second or third or fourth) chance. Remake the world." —Jandy Nelson

Community Discussion
Natalie Higginson
Natalie Higginson

While these quotes are great and inspiring, it is disconcerting to see Roseanne Barr's name on the list among such profound women.

Thursday, May 31 3:44 PM EDT