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International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, we've put together some of our favourite empowering quotes from the women in Hollywood who are fighting the good fight.

“Women in showbusiness have to deal with people talking to us about our children. Men generally don’t.”  

– Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film
“You’re a human being – you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”

– Emma Stone, La La Land
International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film
“Having women in power right now is vital to the stability and sanity of our globe.”

– Gillian Anderson, Viceroy’s House
International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“Finally, someone has crafted a script and created these characters that shows us as complete human beings, not celebrating our beauty but celebrating our brilliance as African-American women, and women.'”

–Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“There’s not much room for eccentricity in Hollywood, and eccentricity is what’s sexy in people.”

– Rachel Weisz, Denial

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“I want to get a female perspective on film that would make my daughter [Ava] understand what it means to be a woman in a different way.”

– Reese Witherspoon, Sing

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“A lot of films that try for a ‘feminist’ portrayal will just make a woman be really tough. Well, that’s not feminist because it’s not allowing the woman to be a human being.”

– Natalie Portman, Jackie

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“That was the role of womanhood in the 50s. You were an instrument for everyone else’s joy except for your own.”

– Viola Davis, Fences

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“I want little girls — black, white, Asian, Latina — to know that they have something to contribute.”

– Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“[My character] Mildred was a very shy woman but shy often gets confused for submissiveness. And I don’t think that’s true at all – she had this extraordinary sense of self, she very much owned her space and owned her own mind.”

– Ruth Negga, Loving

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film

“With age you have experience, and you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. You don’t have to worry about yourself in the way that you did as a younger person.”

– Laura Linney, Sully

International Women's Day 2017: Kick-ass quotes from our favourite women in film