Uplifting Real Women Quotes & Sayings In Life

These real women quotes will inspire you. Real women are not afraid to be themselves. Real women are not afraid to express their feelings and emotions in a safe, loving way. They are not afraid to share their vulnerabilities with others because they know they will be judged.

Real women are not afraid to speak up for themselves and their rights. They are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in no matter how small the issue is. Also, real women are not afraid to take risks and do things that may seem impossible.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging real women quotes, real women sayings, and real women proverbs.

Best Real Women Quotes

  1. “A real woman needs quotes by dead men to get through the day.” ~ Felipe Esparza
  2. “It takes great courage to be vulnerable. It takes enormous strength to be a real woman.” ~ John Eldredge
  3. “I understood that menstruation – the indication that you’re a real woman – stopped if you grew weak from illness” ~ Aya Kito
  4. “Real women are fat. And thin. And neither. And both. And otherwise.” ~ Hanne Blank

  5. “A real woman understands that man was created to be the initiator, and she operates on that premise. This is primarily a matter of attitude. I am convinced that the woman who understands and accepts with gladness the difference between masculine and feminine will be, without pretense or self-consciousness, womanly.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  6. “I love saying ‘yes’ and I love saying ‘please.’ Saying ‘yes’ doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no, and saying ‘please’ doesn’t mean I am waiting for permission. ‘Yes please’ sounds powerful and concise. It’s a response and a request. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman.” ~ Amy Poehler
  7. “If you want to be a real human being – a real woman, a real man – you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, ‘Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.'” ~ Stephane Hessel
  8. “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” ~ Barbara De Angelis

  9. “Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald’s, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence and seduction.” ~ John Galliano
  10. “There could be a powerful international women’s rights movement if only philanthropists would donate as much to real women as to paintings and sculptures of women.” ~ Nicholas D. Kristof
  11. “To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained, but she is gentle, she is gracious, she is godly and she is giving. You and I have the gift of femininity… the more womanly we are, the more manly men will be and the more God is glorified. Be women, be only women, be real women in obedience to God.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  12. “Real Womanhood isn’t a function of becoming a great mother, but of being loved by your Great Father.” ~ Ann Voskamp

  13. “I try to write about real women, real people – in other words, flawed characters. I find flawed characters much more interesting than perfect ones and enjoy the challenge of making readers root for them in spite of their unsympathetic path and destructive choices. Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.” ~ Emily Giffin
  14. “Real woman should be capricious.” ~ Christian Dior
  15. “One of the things we learn in movies directed by men is what the ‘fantasy woman’ is. What we learn in movies directed by women is what real women are about. I don’t think that men see things wrong and women right, just that we do see things differently.” ~ Jane Campion
  16. “I don’t think that most women have to prove that they’re real women. You live long enough, you graduate to being real.” ~ Charles Baxter

  17. “People are so obsessed with that these days. As long as you’re healthy, what difference do a few pounds make? Crazy diets. Thirteen-year-old girls on magazine covers who wind up in hospitals because they’re so anorexic. Real women don’t look like that. And who wants them to? No one wants a woman who looks sick or like she’s been from a refugee camp.” ~ Danielle Steel
  18. “Let’s forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace and inspiration from real women… Two thousand years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women toward the feminist ‘salvation’ of this world” ~ Annie Laurie Gaylor
  19. “When I’m working in the real world with real women and we’re shopping, we find that fashion seems to end when you get any larger than a size 12. How ridiculous is that?” ~ Tim Gunn
  20. “Why don’t women have respect for themselves nowadays? What happen to the woman who learned her grandmama’s recipes and made her man sweet potato pie? I tell you, they don’t make ’em like they used to. Will my real women stand up, please?” ~ Brandon T. Jackson

  21. “All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” ~ Donald Trump
  22. “Everyone knew that fat had become the new cancer, yet they bellyached about the dieting hysteria and applauded the “real” women’s body. As though doing no exercise and being overfed was some kind of sensible mold.” ~ Jo Nesbo
  23. “We’re looking for stories that speak to us. We’re looking for stories that connect us with something true. But, instead, a lot of the time we get strippers. All I’m saying is, when boys are writing the stories, the percentage of strippers is bound to go up. And real stories about real women kinda don’t get written at all.” ~ Katherine Center
  24. “I did extensive research on media and anorexia and found out that the fashion magazines are to blame in a way. They project an image of a woman that is completely absurd, but girls and women believe they should be very skinny. They don’t look like real woman anymore.” ~ Oliviero Toscani

  25. “Here are examples of real women who have done real things: good, bad, and in between. We’re expanding not just the definition of the female or feminine hero, but also villains and more complex, nuanced female characters. Too often I hear men say, “I don’t know how to write women.” Here you go, here are five incredible women you can use to inspire your own stories.” ~ Anita Sarkeesian
  26. “Science offends the modesty of all real women. It makes them feel as though it were an attempt to peek under their skin–or, worse yet, under their dress and ornamentation!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  27. “If technology and medicine are used by women to have children or not to have children or to have healthier children – that’s one thing. But if it’s used to say, ‘You’re not a real woman unless you have a child, therefore take all these dangerous hormones and have one at 54,” then it’s another story.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  28. “I’ve seen so many beautiful curvy women gain success in Hollywood and then wither into bobble-headed stick figures in some grotesque attempt to fit a revolting Hollywood trend. I like real women, not the broomsticks that Hollywood has been selling lately.” ~ Matthew Gray Gubler

  29. “A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women. I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.” ~ Maggie Gyllenhaal
  30. “You look at all the sporting companies out there. I won’t name names, but we know who they are. Good brands and logos and things like that, and they have to start catering to real women. Even in how their sports apparel is designed, and the commercials – you want to look at a commercial and see yourself.” ~ Michelle Obama
  31. “Salma and I had run into each other once or twice at film festivals because I was doing the press for Real Women Have Curves at the same time she was doing the press for Frida. She had seen Real Women Have Curves, and when the idea of Ugly Betty came up, she thought of me. Her enthusiasm about the project was so infectious-she spoke of it with such expectation. Everyone that was involved was really excited about the project. I really wanted to be a part of it.” ~ America Ferrera
  32. “I mean this is not like a very dry political book. This is – it was a very quick and entertaining and interesting read because there were so many stories, at least for me, of real women and – and sort of the issues that they face, and her commitment to wanting to help them.” ~ Eleanor Smeal

  33. “It was new to play a woman who plays with her sincerity, and who is a seductress, a manipulator and a liar! I was able to compose a character as opposed to being very natural, so it was very interesting for me. It was great to realize that I could be this kind of real woman!” ~ Audrey Tautou
  34. “A woman in the presence of a good man, a real man, loves being a woman. His strength allows her feminine heart to flourish. His pursuit draws out her beauty. And a man in the presence of a real woman loves being a man. Her beauty arouses him to play the man; it draws out his strength. She inspires him to be a hero.” ~ Stasi Eldredge , Real women quotes on beauty
  35. “But, for the role of Sarah Linden, we saw everybody. Everybody wanted this role. Every female actor in town really wanted to play a real woman and be in this drama. It was incredible that all these women were coming in. And then, Mireille [Enos] walked in the door and she was reading the lines that I had written, and I saw her in that field. I was like, “Wow, she’s the one.”” ~ Veena Sud
  36. “When I first came out, I thought, I want to walk like a real woman, I don’t want to do mincing steps. And there was some girl I saw walking up Holloway Road in Islington who had this long languid walk and I thought, that’s what I like, so I incorporated her walk into mine.” ~ Eddie Izzard

  37. “When I got my braces removed, I felt more like a real woman, any traces of my childhood were stripped, just like the cold metal that inhabited my mouth for 2 years.” ~ Christy Carlson Romano
  38. “Latino actors and actresses have had to struggle for decades, but when I came around with Real Women Have Curves, attitudes were starting to change. We screened the film all over the world – in Jewish communities, black communities, Greek communities, German communities – and people across the board said, “That’s my family.”” ~ America Ferrera
  39. “I don’t like to use the words “real women,” honestly. I like to use the word woman. And I say that because there are so many women out there who are naturally thin or are naturally curvy, and I think when we start putting a label on the type of woman it gets misconstrued and starts to offend people. At the end of the day, we just all want to be known as women or models or actresses or whatever.” ~ Ashley Graham
  40. “By selling directly to customers, real women, the brand is able to avoid significant retail mark-ups that typically exist in high end fashion.” ~ Sarah Lafleur

  41. “My music is for real women and it’s about real women and I am a real woman.” ~ Brandy Clark
  42. “Growing up, I looked up to real women. I didn’t go in for hero worship and I still don’t. Everybody has feet of clay.” ~ Lucy Lawless
  43. “In recent times it just seems that women have been relegated to either romantic roles or fluff pieces. So the appeal, for me, is to make a picture about a real woman.” ~ Clint Eastwood
  44. “Readers will stand up and cheer for Karen Fox’s Prince of Charming! Finally, a heroine who’s a real woman. Finally, a hero who knows what a rare find she is! Finally, a book for us all to adore! Thank you Karen Fox for creating the most lovable hero romance has seen in a long, long time!” ~ Maggie Shayne

  45. “There are a lot of movies out there that I would hate to be paid to do, some real demeaning, real woman-denigrating stuff. It is up to women to change their roles. They are going to have to write the stuff and do it. And they will.” ~ Beah Richards
  46. “I did indulge myself in a lot of history reading, to inform myself as to who the real woman was. As far as other actresses’ portrayals, though, I tried to stay clear. It muddles your process, I find.” ~ Natalie
  47. “You’re not working with models, you’re working with real women who have, like, anatomy. Models do not have anatomy” ~ Isaac Mizrahi
  48. “Bowie’s a real man, and I’m a real woman – just like Catherine Deneuve.” ~ Iggy Pop

  49. “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.” ~ Naomi Wolf
  50. “Stand true to your calling to be a man. Real women will always be relieved and grateful when men are willing to be men” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  51. “In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.” ~ Douglas Adams
  52. “Aren’t most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.” ~ Nora Roberts

  53. “Ads featuring real women and real beauty are such a necessary component to offset the potentially dangerous programming out there for little girls.” ~ Rashida Jones
  54. “Well, girls love Justin Bieber… But real women have Letogasms” ~ Jared Leto
  55. “The Weird Sisters is a chronicle of real women because it tells the truths of sisters. Eleanor Brown has written a compelling novel about love, despair, and birth order—the themes the Bard himself had claimed and burnished.” ~ Min Jin Lee
  56. “If you don’t have a child, you’re not a real woman. I know the ERA people will kill me for saying that.” ~ Erin Gray

  57. “For me it’s about the character, not as much about the genre of it [movie]. I’m excited that I get to work and play interesting characters and I’m not just the girl who gets to play the girlfriend or the wife. I get to play real women who have struggles and troubles and passions and that’s always what I hope to do no matter what format that lies in.” ~ Ali Larter
  58. “It is the wicked deception of love that it begins by making us dwell not upon a woman in the outside world but upon a doll inside our head, the only woman who is always available in fact, the only one we shall ever possess, whom the arbitrary nature of memory, almost as absolute as that of the imagination, may have made as different from the real woman as the real Balbec had been from the Balbec I imagined- a dummy creation that little by little, to our own detriment, we shall force the real woman to resemble.” ~ Marcel Proust
  59. “That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationship between objects? It is an extra dimension of feeling which we men are without and one that makes war abhorrent to all real women and absurd.” ~ John Fowles , Real women quotes relationship
  60. “I was just so lucky with ‘Real Women Have Curves.’ At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.” ~ America Ferrera

  61. “I try to write about real women, real people – in other words flawed characters.” ~ Emily Giffin
  62. “Oh, I wouldn’t want to go on a date with a female celebrity. I’d rather go on a date with a real woman.” ~ Casper Van Dien
  63. “What I have yet to see is a real woman choose a younger man because he spent six hours a day at the gym trying to sculpt his abs.” ~ Candace Bushnell

  64. “And I want to say that my grandmother was one of the biggest inspirations in my life. She taught me how to be a real woman, to have strength and self-respect, and to never give those things away.” ~ Reese Witherspoon
  65. “Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.” ~ Bill Cosby

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