Here are a few of my favorite nerdy chick quotes:
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
— Marie Curie, scientist
In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
— Amelia Earhardt, aviator
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.
–Susan B. Anthony, activist
A woman is like a tea bag — you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
— Eleanor Roosevelt, activist
I would take every fairy tale that ends with the princess being rescued by Prince Charming and make the princess rescue herself.
— Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, author
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
–Golda Meir, politician
Things will come to you when you are ready for them (be they boyfriends, certain experiences, certain achievements).
— Aimee Friedman, author and editor
If it is who you are, then it is cool.
— Audrey Williams, Director of Educational Technology
That I did not fail was due in part to patience….
–Jane Goodall, primatologist
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.
— Jane Addams, social reformer
We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.
–Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court Justice
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
–Urusla K. Le Guin, author
Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations…If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won’t exist because you’ll have already shut it out … You can hear other people’s wisdom, but you’ve got to re-evaluate the world for yourself.
–Mae Jemison, Astronaut
I’ll be adding to this short list soon. Do you have a favorite nerdy chick quote? Please leave a comment here and share it!