10 Times Female Poets Inked Life

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To awaken the sleeping feminist inside of you, here are the top ten favorite quotes by female poets who have shared some profound wisdom in their writings. Not only these women make you contemplate life but also make you feel empowered and encouraged to take the world by storm!

1.) Sylvia Plath– 

Ever felt like running away from yourself?

Like you are a captive of your own mind? Well, Plath puts this into the words with amazing precision.

gandhi-11 “Is there no way out of the mind?”

2.) Emily Bronte

This genius of a woman wrote with such passion, you just cannot help but feel it yourself. Unfortunately she left this world too soon but not before handing us beautiful pearls of wisdom in the form of words.

gandhi-12“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to be a mighty stranger. Nelly, I am Heathcliff.

3.) Rupi Kaur

c9udap_xkaem8duThis young women feels the angst of every modern woman and has a message for all of us that hits home.

If you are not enough for yourself, 

You will never be enough for someone else.”

4.) Virginia Woolf

You just have to give it a thought.

gandhi-13“I would venture to guess that Anon who wrote so many poems without signing them was often a woman.”

5.) Rudy Francisco

This one is a shout out to all the upcoming artists, who all can relate to this.

gandhi-14“I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.”

6.) Anne Sexton

All of us have been fed false promises and then been abandoned somewhere along the way but she has a way of saying it.

gandhi-16“I am stuffing your mouth with your promises and watching you vomit them out upon my face.”

7.) Louisa May Alcott-

She reminds me of another line that goes something like that – all you need is Love, and an IQ low enough to believe that.

gandhi-18“I was thinking what a curious thing love is, only a sentiment, and yet it has power to make fools of men and slaves of women.”

8.) Margaret Atwood-

This one perfectly caters to your inner romantic

gandhi-17“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”

9.) Anne Frank

The young girl definitely gave a lot of thought into what she wrote in her diary.

gandhi-20“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

10.) Nayyirah Waheed

One need not always be concerned about the world affairs, it is okay to focus on yourself first. Inner peace will give way to world peace.

gandhi-15“I don’t pay attention to the world ending. It has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.”


About the Author:

Pratibha Nehra (Dept. of English and Cultural Studies)

Pratibha Nehra
(Dept. of English and Cultural Studies)

I’m an avid reader who has a passion for writing as well. I’m also a music buff and a fan of live music. I’m pursuing my masters degree from Panjab University and would love to become a food critic someday. If you like what I write, then do visit my blog – beyondallrationale.blogspot.in
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