Today, 8th March marks International Women’s Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate women and advocate for their rights. The theme for the 2019 celebration is Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change and Google is marking it with a doodle that features quotes from thirteen powerful women from across the world.
Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations
Dr Mae Jemison, American space explorer.
Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?
Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist.
Let nothing bind you in the world other than your highest inner truth.
Emma Herwegh, German author.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Yoko Ono, Japanese singer and artist.
We are too precious to let disappointments enter our minds.
N L Beno Zephine, visually impaired Indian ambassador.
Do not say you are weak, because you are a woman.
Mary Kom, Indian boxer.
I am stronger than myself.
Clarice Lispector, Brazilian novelist.
I really believe in the idea of the future.
Zaha Hadid, British-Iraqi architect.
Courage calls to courage everywhere.
Millicent Fawcett, British author and activist.
Wings are freedom only when they are wide open in flight. On one’s back, they are a heavyweight.
Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet.
The future can awaken in a more beautiful way than the past.
George Sand, French novelist
A person who has at least one dream has a reason to be strong.
Sanmao, Taiwanese writer.
I matter. I matter equally. Not ‘if only’, not ‘as long as’. I matter. Full stop.
Chimamanda Adichie, Nigerian author
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