Working Girls & Women Quotes to Motivate You

“I’m a hard-working girl. I go to the office. I work a normal 9 to 5 job most days.” – Petra Stunt

“Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn’t make me Madonna. Never will.” – Joan Cusack

...And you're the only

“…And you’re the only one who knows.” – Billy Joel

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

“Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We’re not inherently anything but human.” – Robin Morgan

“If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting.” – Katharine Hepburn

To love what you do

“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?” – Katharine Graham

“I thought Victoria Beckham was going to be one of those pop girls, but she’s absolutely the complete opposite. She’s a working girl. She knows what she wants. And when she doesn’t know, she really prepares herself. I love this working type of women. And she’s a girl from – I don’t even know where she’s from.” – Manolo Blahnik

“I don’t aestheticize anything. I don’t even use lights. The working girls do one thing all day: They make themselves pretty. That’s their job and their money. In a way, I had the best makeup artists, hairdressers, and art designers in the world.” – Michael Glawogger

“This was how the modern working girl behaved. She didn’t hide her femininity or apologize for it, as they did in the old days. She flaunted it and, having been given more than any woman before her, demanded even more than that.” – J. Courtney Sullivan

“I always think of myself as a working girl.” – Dolly Parton

I never thought of

“I never thought of myself as a movie star. I’m just a working girl. A working girl who worked her way to the top — and never fell off.” – Susan Hayward

“I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.” – Whoopi Goldberg

“Look, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I said no because the whole thing would just be too Dirty Dancing , right? Summer fling at the resort, only with the roles reversed: you know, the poor working girl and the rich doctor’s son, nobody puts Baby in the corner, blah blah blah. That kind of thing.” – Meg Cabot

“I never think about Wall Street – why should I – but to go down there so often while filming ‘Working Girl,’ to become acquainted with this whole different world, and to find out what goes on behind the scenes is so interesting. There’s so much of the city that you don’t really bother to investigate. Ahh… New York.” – Sigourney Weaver

The people who get

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I was quite naïve, a boy from Southport. When I went to art college in Leeds, I lived in a basement flat, and I heard clunking on the stairs all night, and I thought it was just nurses going to work on the night shift at the local hospital! Then I found out it was all working girls upstairs. I suppose I came from a protected background and had my eyes opened wide by that side of city life.” – Marc Almond