The Quotable Nerdy Chick

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.

–Annie Lennox

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!

6 comments on “The Quotable Nerdy Chick

  1. 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

    Favorite quote of all time!!!! Awesome site for all of us who are confident in who we are and who do not care who knows it!!!! For all who believe they are gifted for something and will not stop until it is attained! FABULOUS!!!!

  2. Audrey says:

    Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
    –Jane Goodall

    We never know how high we are
    Till we are called to rise;
    And then, if we are true to plan,
    Our statures touch the skies.
    –Emily Dickinson

    • kamikinard says:

      Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your quote among these soon! And I was planning to feature Jane Goodale on a Quoteable Nerdy Chick Friday, but hadn’t thought of Emily Dickenson… whose work I love. What a great idea!

  3. kathyerskine says:

    Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
    –Harriet Tubman

    And another South Carolinean:
    We need to be taught to study rather than to believe.
    –Septima Poinsette Clark

    LOVE this, Kami! Thanks for starting a list — I’m sure you’ll keep getting more. I love Sudipta’s!

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