These Caitlin Moran quotes will inspire you to kick ass and celebrate your femininity.
One of eight children, Caitlin Moran grew up in one of the only hippie families in her neighborhood. Receiving no formal education and coming from a peculiar background, Moran grew up to be one of Britain’s top journalists, interviewers, and columnists.
While these achievements may seem surprising to some, considering her background, those who know Moran personally wouldn’t be shocked at all.
From a young age, Moran was confident that she would become a writer and started winning writing awards at age 11. By age 16, Moran had already written a novel and started her career as a journalist by writing for a weekly music publication. She went on to host a television show, write a television show, and be named one of Britain’s most influential women.
The woman is ambitious, that’s for sure, but these accomplishments don’t even scratch the surface. Her partly autobiographical novel How To Build A Girl became extremely popular in 2014 and her stance as a feminist has also gotten her quite a lot of attention.
She’s known for supporting body confidence, lifting up her shirt at book signings, boycotting Twitter for not standing up for women, and supporting the Women’s Equality Party.
Married to a rock critic from The Times, Moran gave birth to two daughters who are sure to be just as badass as their mom!
Moran has accomplished more than I can even comprehend, and at such a young age, too! If you are looking to up your game and start making a difference, celebrating your femininity or just hoping to get inspired, check out these incredible Caitlin Moran quotes.
Print out these quotes about life and tape them to your wall or write them on your bathroom mirror with lipstick. Whatever you need to do to stay inspired, do it because these life quotes pack in a whole lot of wisdom.
1. Live life to the fullest.
"Baby, see as many sunrises and sunsets as you can. Run across roads, looking both ways, to smell fat roses."
2. Believe in yourself.
"Always believe you can change the world, even if it's only a tiny bit, because every tiny bit needed someone who changed it."
3. Feed your mind and you will soar.
"Think of yourself as a silver rocket — use loud music as your fuel, books like maps and coordinates for how to get there."
4. Live it up.
"Host extravagantly, love constantly, dance in comfortable shoes, and never, ever start smoking."
5. There's nothing wrong with a little TLC.
"There's a reason why God designed our bodies so that, when we lie down in bed, our hands naturally come to rest on our genitals."
6. Feminists can love men.
7. Us ladies aren't exactly ready for puberty when it hits.
"One day, you're just a kid on your bike. The next, you're suddenly having to wedge a tiny Barbie mattress in your knickers, crying while you watch Bergerac, and eating Nurofen Plus like they're Tic Tacs."
8. Being a woman isn't always glamorous.
"Have you ever tried to scrub blood out of a Premier Inn sheet at 6 AM using just travel shampoo and your toothbrush? It's one of the defining aspects of being a woman."
9. We don't feel safe even in the most normal of situations.
"We walk down the street at night with our keys clutched between our fingers, as a weapon. We move in packs — because it's safer."
10. We're people and we are tired of being treated like walking pornography.
"We're tired. So, so tired. From the moment we grew our tits, we've been cat-called in the street."
11. What do we have to do to get a little respect?
"So we know even success, and money, will not protect us from the humiliation of simply being a woman."
12. Women are powerful and want more than just to pop out babies and cook.
"But it does seem amazing that a clever, well-traveled man, whose job it is to examine the human condition, and who had a pretty steamy relationship with Germaine Greer at one point, has never realized that women can be just as driven by their desire as men."
13. Yes, we get horny too.
"If I had not discovered masturbation, I would have spent the majority of my time sitting on shed roofs, like a cat on heat, yowling at the moon."
14. We're human. We've got needs too.
"If a young woman isn't to go mad, then masturbation is a needful hobby, as vital as going on long country walks, to get a bit of air in your lungs, and pursuing the revolution."
15. We like penises — we really do.
"Not all the penises being burned in a Penis Bonfire. Just women being equal to men."
16. Women are expected to do it all.
"What we mean is, 'I don't have anything to wear for who I need to be today.'”
17. Just because we are wired to make babies, it doesn't mean we have to.
"Every woman who chooses — joyfully, thoughtfully, calmly, of their own free will and desire — not to have a child does womankind a massive favor in the long term."
18. Will people ever see past our appearance?
"And we fret about all this — appearance, clothes — because it matters. If we're still getting talked over at meetings, is it because we're not dressing powerfully enough? If we're getting sexually harassed, is it because we're wearing the wrong skirt?"
19. Care about who women are on the inside, not the outside.
"Two women at the same event wearing the same outfit is a disaster. But two women at the same event singing the same song is a party. And two women at the same event talking about Doris from Fame is a friendship for life. Fill yourself with words, choruses, and heroes, like you're supposed to fill your wardrobe with shoes, brooches, and belts."
20. Women need more powerful and ballsy women in their lives.
21. Educate yourself beyond the classroom.
"I don't regret not going to college. Students learn up to the age of 21, then stop. I'll always be learning the things that really matter in life. How to sign on, how to get free food, how to be streetwise."
22. Being born free is an act of rebellion.
"As far as I'm concerned, you're a feminist by default if you're born in the Western world right now."
23. Fake it until you make it.
"If you're not a confident person, pretend to be one."
24. Common sense would get us a lot farther.
"The first thing to improve society is not banning abortion, but making sure that everyone who had a child is in the best position to be able to rear it. "
25. Speak the truth; people may still like you.
"You can be socially accepted and tell the truth about what it is to be a woman."
26. Don't be a consumerist sheep.
"Our world is afflicted by poverty. Don't spend all this money on clothes!"
27. Love is about how we feel.
"You were the first boy I ever met who made feel normal. But at the same time, you were also the first boy I ever met who made me feel special. Isn't it funny how that inherent contradiction lies at the heart of true love?"
28. Have an open mind and an open heart.
"Cynicism is like armor — it will, initially, protect you. But you cannot grow in armor; you cannot dance in armor. Cynicism restricts our growth. Cynicism is, in the end, an act of weakness. We must always have the cojones to be optimistic. To trust people. To forgive them their mistakes if we feel like they are trying to be better people, that they are trying to learn."
29. Do your best because the whole world needs you.
"All the answers will never come in one person. The future is a communal effort, like a patchwork quilt. Everyone interested in forming our society takes a square each — a square they have chosen according to their interested, knowledge, and ability — and sews it, and then we join them together to make a fabulous quilt. That's how things get done."
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