Embrace your inner ferocity.
You’re not like other people, and that’s good. Celebrate your fierce independence; don’t stifle it.
Having independence is something to be proud of, and you shouldn’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But you probably already know that. In fact, you’re probably already expressing your rather loud opinion on the topic to everyone at your workplace. And maybe your significant other if he or she is being particularly smothering today.
You’re sassy, strong and may be told to calm down, reign it in or listen to your bullheaded superiors. You just know you can’t do that. You’re you, and that’s powerful. That’s amazing. That’s right.
Relationships thrive on independence, so you shouldn’t sacrifice who you are to make them work.
And you can’t imagine going through life without your metaphorical backbone. You can’t even imagine saying sorry.
The world needs more independent thinkers and doers like you, even though the world criticizes you. The world is a better place with you in it.
You can do anything you put your mind to, and you don’t need anyone alongside you to accomplish your dreams. Not that you don’t want anyone, of course.
You inspire others, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need some inspiration yourself every now and then. It’s OK to feel like an outcast, as long as you realize that your uniqueness is what makes you “you.” Try not to dwell on the fact that you don’t fit in and revel in the fact that you STAND OUT.
If you identify as a fierce, strong and independent person who can dish out some sass when necessary, then these independence quotes about strength from other men and women like you will get your blood pumping again.
1. You can fly.
“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” — Oprah Winfrey
2. You are your own person.
“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” — Bryon Katie
3. You can accomplish anything.
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand
4. No one can silence you.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I’m not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright
5. Take what’s yours.
“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.” — Beyoncé Knowles
6. Independence is everything.
“Independence is happiness.” — Susan B. Anthony
7. Say what you think.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel
8. Live the life you want.
“I’d rather die my way than live yours.” — Lauren Oliver
9. Never accept limitations.
“Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way.” — Sherry Argov
10. Prove you’re a survivor.
“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” — Michael Bassey Johnson
11. You can be alone if you want to be.
“Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” — Mandy Hale
12. Do what you believe.
“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” — Madonna
13. You are significant enough.
“You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life.” — Mandy Hale
14. You are not a victim.
“I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.” — Kamala Harris
15. You still have feelings.
“I’m fiercely independent, but I’m also terrified of being alone.” — Adam Levine
16. Go against the status quo.
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” — Albert Einstein
17. You are human.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” — Charlotte Bronte
18. You have free will. Own it.
“I do a thing called what I want.” — Unknown
19. You are worth it.
“I’m worth it. always was, and always will be.” — Unknown
20. You’re sassy, not mean.
“Just because I’m sassy and have a mouth on me doesn’t mean I’m coming from a negative place.” — Kesha
21. You’re one of the lucky ones.
“If you have something about yourself that’s different, you’re lucky. It’s not a curse.” — Taylor Swift
22. You’re imperfectly perfect.
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn Monroe
23. You’re in control.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
24. You surprise the world.
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” — William Shakespeare
25. You’re more than a symbol.
“I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.” — Stella Young