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Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.

– Nora Ephron

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People shouldn’t have to appear always, you know, stable and content, because people aren’t always stable and content. And it makes it harder…because we don’t have the freedom to express all of these darker sides of our emotions. Because we’re supposed to keep everything very, you know, friendly and polite and appropriate all the time. And I think that every emotion is appropriate whenever it arises.

– Fiona Apple

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I have this theory about words. There’s a thousand ways to say “Pass the salt.” It could mean, “Can I have some salt?” Or it could mean, “I love you.” It could mean, “I’m very annoyed with you.” Really, the list could go on and on. Words are little bombs, and they have a lot of energy inside of them.

— Christopher Walken

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Only a man who knows what it’s like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win.

— Muhammad Ali

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Everybody has an inferiority complex when they step into a room … When I was young I had so many inferiority complexes. I had an inferiority complex because I didn’t got university … because I didn’t train. Then it gets tiring. And you get bored of it … “Fuck it” is my guiding philosophy.

— Helena Bonham Carter

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As a girl, I was not sure how to be. I said things I did not mean. I said things I did not understand … As a woman, I still have moments of being outside of myself. But as a woman, I know now to ask what they mean, to try to understand, to not only be the help I need, but to ask for it as well.

– Cleo Wade (via her Instagram)