Please find below a curated list of 53 of The Best Strong Female Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Strong Female Quotes that resonate.
When I’m looking for a strong female character, or a strong character at all, I’m looking for a character that has a purpose in that story, that has an interior life of some sort. They don’t have to be physically strong; they don’t have to be morally strong or ethically strong, because men and women come in a huge variety of all of those things. Emotionally, ethically – I’m less concerned with that. I just don’t want them to be props. That’s the only thing that offends me.
Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity, we need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need Equality, and we kind of need it now. ‘So why do you write these strong female characters?’ Because you’re still asking that question.
At the end of the day I have many answers for it. It has to do with my mom, who was an extraordinary woman, and a great feminist. It has to do with the people in my life. It has to do with a lot of different things, but — I don’t know! Because I’m not just writing from the female characters for other people. I have a desire to see them in our culture — that was not met for most of my childhood. Except occasionally by James Cameron. [From the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, in response to being asked why he writes strong female characters.]
I tend to like strong female characters. It just interests me dramatically. A strong male character isn’t interesting because it has been done and it’s so cliched. A weak male character is interesting: somebody else hasn’t done it a hundred times. A strong female character is still interesting to me because it hasn’t been done all that much, finding the balance of femininity and strength. [From a 1986 Fangoria interview]