We're Saying Goodbye to 2016 With Our Favorite Quotes

The gals at Venus want to thank you all so much for celebrating and supporting women with us this past month. We have tons of exciting stuff coming in 2017, but until then here are some of our favorite quotes to help send 2016 off.


 "For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice." 
- T. S. Eliot


 "I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets."
 -Debbie Harry


“i am mine.
before i am ever anyone else's.” 
-Nayyirah Waheed, Nejma


“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”
- Brene Brown


"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there you read this and know that yes, it’s true. I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you."
- Rebecca Katherine Martin


“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
-Frida Kahlo


"The most effective way to do it, is to do it" 
-Amelia Earhart


“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 
-Sylvia Plath

Alyssa F.:

 "Stay sexy, don't get murdered." 
-Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder


"The absurd does not liberate; it binds."
- Albert Camus


"Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it any eventually the confidence will follow."
- Carrie Fisher


“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
-Audre Lorde


“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” 
- G.D. Anderson