Like a shot of espresso, quotes are pick-me-uppers in bite-size portions—especially female author quotes.
Why? They’re easy to remember, like the classics, “empowered women empower women” or “she believed she could, so she did.” And they can be funny, quirky, or straight-to-the-point. But most importantly, they provide a boost of inspiration and motivation to keep you going.
So, if you’re in need of a pick-me-upper, look no further. When it comes to a woman’s spirit of empowerment, we’ve got some legendary female authors at Mindvalley. And we’ve rounded up 18 epic empowering quotes from them to fuel your transformational journey.
If there’s one thing you should be aware of, it’s that you are powerful. And with these quotes, may you be emboldened to find the sense of self-worth you so truly deserve.
Inspirational Quotes on the Mind
Your mind is a powerful tool. Even when you’re not consciously aware, your subconscious can direct your behavior. So here are some female author quotes to inspire you to get in the right mindset:
1. On greater mindfulness
Life will get so much easier when you stop judging yourself and others. You lose so much energy when you judge others, and it does not feel good in your heart.— Marie Diamond, trainer of Mindvalley’s Feng Shui for Life Quest
We often hear about being mindful, but what is it exactly? Mindfulness is about becoming better attuned to your internal and external environment. It’s about your consciousness, awareness, and intuition, as well as your perception.
Staying present is easier said than done. It does take practice, and the more often you do it, the more perfect your mindfulness practice will be.
2. On manifesting your desires
Too many people never get what they desire in their life because they never actually claim what they want. They never actually get clear on what they’re asking for, so in some ways, we have to teach ourselves to dream again.— Regan Hillyer, trainer of Mindvalley’s The Art of Manifesting Quest
Through attraction and belief, manifestation helps you bring something tangible into your life. It empowers you to truly identify your authentic desires and to level up your life to one beyond what you’ve ever dreamed of.
3. On greater confidence
When you believe in you, everyone else believes in you.— Marisa Peer, trainer of Mindvalley’s Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy for Abundance Quest
If you feel like there’s something holding you back, chances are, it’s your self-confidence. Everyone has a lack of confidence once in a while and that can be healthy. But when it gets to the point where your negative self-talk is seriously affecting your life, it’s time to do something about it.
And Marisa Peer, renowned Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®) therapist, has a simple three-word solution: “I am enough.” The more you focus on positive words, the more it affects your cognitive function, and your brain realizes you are enough.
Motivational Quotes on the Body
While the mind helps navigate you through life, the body is the vehicle to move you along your journey. So it’s important to be one with your body, not only physically but also innately. And here are a few female author quotes to get you motivated:
4. On better self-awareness
Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.— Emily Fletcher, trainer of Mindvalley’s The M Word Quest
Self-awareness is more than looking at the person in the mirror. It’s the conscious decision to be at one with your inner self, especially when you’re looking to improve your physicality.
It’s how you perceive your beliefs, thoughts, behaviors, and words, as well as constantly evaluate them—do they hold you back from being the best version of yourself? Or do they empower you to rise to higher levels of consciousness and enable you to be your most authentic self?
5. On improving quality of life
It’s not the meaning of life we seek but our aliveness. Once we have that, the meaning of life is obvious.— Anodea Judith, trainer of Mindvalley’s Chakra Healing Quest
When life starts to feel mundane and idle, we go looking for ways to improve it. It happens to the best of us. So, here are a few questions for you to ponder: What does your ideal life look like? How do you create a life you love?
Because a wonderful life is not just a movie. It’s also your opportunity to improve the quality of your life.
6. On trusting the process
If you don’t even know where to start, trust the process.— Missy Butcher, trainer of Mindvalley’s Lifebook Online Quest
Part of getting to know yourself and your body is to take a step towards that direction. And trusting the process is a huge aspect of that.
It involves wholeheartedly believing that the results of your goals will be worth the adversities you face along the way. And because good things come with time, it encourages patience, resilience, and grit.
Empowerment Quotes on the Soul
There’s one thing to keep in mind when it comes to the soul: it’s a feeling rather than a physical thing. Its purpose is to remember the truth of who you are, reminding you of why you do something instead of what you do. And with that, you can share your truth with the world.
To get in sync with your soul, here are a few female author quotes to empower you:
7. On greater self-love
The truth is, you are your own ‘special someone,’ and loving yourself is the first step to finding love outside yourself.— Deborah King, trainer of Mindvalley’s Be A Modern Master Quest
The aim of self-love isn’t to be better or more deserving than others. Nor is its intention to make you feel ashamed for putting your needs before others.
On the contrary. Self-love is open and honest. It’s confident, warm, and caring. And it’s your fuel and foundation so that you can build the resilience to go through adversities and the compassion to give love from your overflow.
8. On becoming more authentic
Every single human being has, within, the impulse to express more of who they truly are.— Barbara Marx Hubbard, trainer of Mindvalley’s Evolutionary Woman Quest
Do you find it difficult to be yourself? We wear so many masks that it may be hard to figure out which one exactly is just you.
But what does it mean to genuinely be you? You may know who you are already—the version of yourself where you feel safe and comfortable in your own skin—and that’s such a wonderful thing. Becoming more authentic allows you to constantly level up with the version of yourself where you are just you.
9. On courage
Don’t make fear your enemy, make fear your fuel.— Lisa Nichols, trainer of Mindvalley’s Speak and Inspire Quest
As Maya Angelou points out: courage is such an important virtue because it allows you to practice other virtues consistently. You can be kind, generous, fair, loving, and so on. But courage enables you to be persistent and insistent about it.
And with courage, you can do the inner work and find the confidence and authenticity to live your life with a positive purpose.
Inspirational Quotes on Relationships
Sharing our lives with others is the cornerstone of happiness and well-being. We’re social creatures, after all. And here are a few female author quotes to help inspire you to connect with others:
10. On forgiveness
If you are upset with someone, if you are angry with someone, if you hold a grudge against someone, the only person who is suffering is you. Just you.— Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani, co-founder of Mindvalley and trainer of the Live By Your Own Rules Quest
Getting hurt is inevitable. It’s a part of life we all have to face. However, many of us have trouble with the follow-up—forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the key, so the saying goes. It’s an act that’s about you, not about the person who hurt you. It’s about setting yourself free, allowing yourself to be the bigger person, and moving on without the dead weight of your past.
It’s easy to hold a grudge, but forgiveness gives you the power to access a higher level of consciousness.
11. On overcoming emotional blockages
A smile is a natural and powerful healing force.— Donna Eden, trainer of Mindvalley’s Energy Medicine Quest
Unaddressed emotional wounds can lead to tension in relationships. When you’re facing stress and anger on a daily basis, it affects your immune system. There are several ways to heal from this and one great way is energy healing.
Your body is an energy field, so practice healing techniques for a powerful energetic reboot. Smiling is one great way to start.
12. On increasing intimacy
Sex gives us the opportunity to deeply connect with a partner. It gives us the opportunity to exercise our humanness in a world and a time where that’s becoming more and more of a rarity.— Dr. Amy Killen, trainer of Mindvalley’s The Science of Sex Quest
Connection in relationships is essential, and sex is one great way to do so. Research has shown the many benefits of having a thriving sex life and there are science-backed strategies that can help you do so.
Motivational Quotes on Career
Working bolsters learning. You learn more about the world around you and, most importantly, you learn more about yourself. And so, here are female author quotes to motivate you on your career journey:
13. On finding your “why”
Find that meaningful reason — your reason why — and then the greater consciousness system, your spirit guide, your higher self, is going to get on board with you to make these experiences happen.— Jade Shaw, trainer of Mindvalley’s The Art of Astral Projection Quest
“Why?” might just be one of the most important questions you may ever ask yourself. It’s the core reason that drives your actions. And when your “why” is intrinsic, you tend to be more passionate about your goals and far more likely to achieve them.
14. On making a bigger impact
You never know who needs you. Good energy is contagious. Share it.— Christie Marie Sheldon, trainer of Mindavlley’s Unlimited Abundance Quest
There are so many things going on in this world right now, it can be overwhelming and stressful. Where do you even start with making a difference?
With yourself, of course. As they say on airplanes, you have to put on your oxygen mask first before you can assist others.
15. On being positive to attract positive people
The people who bring positivity to your life are the ones you should choose to invest your energy in.— Miki Agrawal, trainer of Mindvalley’s Zero to $100 Million Quest
Like attracts like, as the Law of Attraction teaches. So, when you consciously put your energy into positive thoughts, you’ll attract positive outcomes. The same goes for when you, yourself, emit positivity, you also attract the like in the people around you.
Moreover, developing such zeal helps rewire your brain to focus more on joy, gratitude, and awareness. And with positivity comes healing—emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Empowerment Quotes on Parenting
Humanity wouldn’t move forward without parents. Parenting little humans to be positive contributors to society is a job in and of itself. So here are a few female author quotes to empower you as you journey in this role:
16. On self-acceptance
Don’t confuse acceptance with approval. The first is full of heart and the other is full of judgment.— Dr. Shefali Tsabary, trainer of Mindvalley’s Conscious Parenting Mastery Quest
Our greatest enemy seems to be ourselves. Unfortunately, we’re really good at judging, loathing, and rejecting every aspect of the person we see in the mirror.
It might be terrifying to accept yourself completely — the good and bad, flaws, and imperfections. But when you open up to do so, you’ll allow the light and love to shine through.
17. On unconditional love
Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights the whole sky.— Katherine Woodward Thomas, trainer of Mindvalley’s Calling In the One Quest
Love gives you a sense of warmth, safety, serenity, energy, and even euphoria. And unconditional love is the magical key to abundance.
It starts with self-acceptance. As you practice loving yourself unconditionally, those around you will feel that vibration, too. And, as the saying goes, love — yours, especially — makes the world go round.
18. On using your intuition
Intuition is not about predicting the future. It’s about empowering you to make the most informed, creative, authentic, and well-grounded decisions, in the moment, to create the future that you really want.— Sonia Choquette, trainer of Mindvalley’s Sixth Sense Superpower Quest
If you’re familiar with your “gut feeling,” then you’re familiar with your intuition. It helps you move beyond your logic, learned responses, and ego and, instead, enables you to make decisions from your subconscious.
That part of your consciousness draws from your experiences. So when you learn to sharpen your intuition, you can better help your children meet their needs.
Let Your Empowerment Do the Talking
Beauty, love, courage, gumption, and tenacity—those are the spirit of empowerment. If you’d like to step into your greatness, you can learn to do so with the experts of Mindvalley. Here are a few suggestions of their quests you can start with:
- Feng Shui for Life Quest with Marie Diamond. Discover how to declutter your space with feng shui in order to declutter your mind and let the abundance flow.
- The M Word Quest with Emily Fletcher. Explore how meditation can help you tap into your peak performance, awaken boundless energy and vitality, and get attuned to your creativity and intuition.
- Speak and Inspire Quest with Lisa Nichols. Find your voice and express your message to get to the hearts of your listeners.
- Live By Your Own Rules Quest with Kristina Mänd-Lakhiani. Learn how to shift your mind from disempowering beliefs and design a more authentic life filled with self-love, self-awareness, and courage.
- Zero to $100 Million Quest with Miki Agrawal. For the entrepreneurs out there, explore how to tap into your creativity, build your brilliant breakthrough idea, and launch it from scratch.
These ladies provide more than just great female author quotes to inspire, motivate, and empower you. They’ve taken their passions and turned them into their superpowers.
When you sign up for a Mindvalley account, you can sample lessons from their quests for free. What’s more, there’s a global community of Mindvalley members, so if you want to do the quests with another, you can find the one closest to your location on the app.
Seeking greatness on your own can take you so far. But having a community to help you get there can get you from great to greatest.