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73 Alpha Female Quotes to Unlock Your All-Powerful Inner Wolf

Dayna Remus
Dec 11, 2022
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Every woman reading this is or has an Alpha aspect to their personality. Whether it's their general demeanor, a part of themselves that comes out at work, being a mama bear, or advocating for women's rights, there is a fire in everyone. If you are struggling to find yours, rediscover it with the following 73 quotes.

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'Alpha' is usually used to symbolize someone who is the leader in a situation. It is often associated with the myth that there are Alpha wolves in packs who fight for the top dog position. It is also usually used in the context of men, who in some circles use terms such as 'Alpha,' characteristically portraying a hyper-masculine personality that is deemed toxic.

However, myth or not, this term is used to describe women in some circumstances as well, implicitly in response to the continuous assumption that women are meek and can not lead. Read the following 73 quotes by alpha women that throw this falsity into the flames.

 Jennifer Lopez’s quote: "Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for." | Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Lopez’s quote: "Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for." | Image: AmoDays

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Alpha Females Quotes on Independence and Being the Boss

"The goal isn't more money. The goal is living your life on your own terms." — Chris Broga

"When you're an entrepreneur, you have to go in feeling like you're going to be successful." — Lillian Verno

"If you want to be successful and you are a woman, you have to understand that there are all kinds of horrible stuff that comes with it, and you simply cannot do anything about it but move on." ― Nora Ephron

"An empress does not concern herself with the antics of fools." — Gabrielle Union

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"You could certainly say that I've never underestimated myself; there's nothing wrong with being ambitious." — Angela Merkel

Chris Broga’s quote:  "The goal isn't more money. The goal is living your life on your own terms." | Image: AmoDays

Chris Broga’s quote: "The goal isn't more money. The goal is living your life on your own terms." | Image: AmoDays

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"I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how 'bossy' can seem like a [expletive] way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader." — Amy Poehler

"The thing about an Alpha, male or female, is that they can lead. When things get desperate, they attack instead of retreat." — Kristen Chandler

"I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a [expletive], okay." — Madonna

"Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it." — Tina Fey

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Alpha Female Quotes on Strength and Power

"I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself." — Simone de Beauvoir

Beyoncé’s quote: "Who run the world? Girls." | Image: AmoDays

Beyoncé’s quote: "Who run the world? Girls." | Image: AmoDays

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"I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall." — Serena Williams

"Never ever mistake her silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills before the onset of a hurricane." — Nikita Gil

"Strong women don't have 'attitudes'; we have standards." — Marilyn Monroe

"I just want women to always feel in control. Because we're capable, we're so capable." — Nicki Minaj

"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it." — Roseanne Barr

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Anna Funder’s quote: "She was brave, and strong, and broken all at once." | Image: AmoDays

Anna Funder’s quote: "She was brave, and strong, and broken all at once." | Image: AmoDays

"They always, always underestimate women." — Susan Ee

"The emerging woman … will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied…strength and beauty must go together." ― Louisa May Alcott

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"We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free." — Kavita Ramdas

"And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears." — Mark Anthony

"Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of." — Angelina Jolie

Tina Fey’s quote: "Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it."  | Image: AmoDays

Tina Fey’s quote: "Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it." | Image: AmoDays

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"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Who runs the world? Girls." — Beyoncé

"Strong women don't play the victim. Don't make themselves look pitiful, and don't point fingers. They stand, and they deal." — Mandy Hale

"What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain." — Maya Angelou

"You must do the things you think you cannot do." — Eleanor Roosevelt

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Huma Magrey’s quote: "I hustle like a man because I was raised not to depend on one.” | Image: AmoDays

Huma Magrey’s quote: "I hustle like a man because I was raised not to depend on one.” | Image: AmoDays

"She was brave, and strong, and broken all at once." — Anna Funder

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attended." — Marie Curie

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Alpha Female Quotes on Working Hard

"Don't decrease the goal; increase the effort." — Tom Coleman

"Work hard every day. No matter what your strengths and weaknesses, there's no substitute for hard work." — Hope Solo

"I hustle like a man because I was raised not to depend on one." — Huma Magrey

Alpha Female Quotes on Men

Ginger Rogers’ quote: “There's nothing a man can do that I can't do better and in heels."  | Image: AmoDays

Ginger Rogers’ quote: “There's nothing a man can do that I can't do better and in heels." | Image: AmoDays

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"She wasn't looking for a knight; she was looking for a sword." — Atticus

"Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore." — Lady Gaga

"It is amazing what a woman can do if only she ignores what men tell her she can't." — Carol K. Carr

"A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot." — Isabel Allende

"How could I choose someone who would force me to give up my own small reach for meaning? I chose myself, and without consolation." — Sue Monk Kidd

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Atticus’ quote: "She wasn't looking for a knight; she was looking for a sword." | Image: AmoDays

Atticus’ quote: "She wasn't looking for a knight; she was looking for a sword." | Image: AmoDays

"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." ― Charlotte Whitton

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"Of course, I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in." — Chimamanda Adichie

"The heart of a woman will never be found in the arms of a man." — Vanessa Carlton

"Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women." — Natalie Portman

"There's nothing a man can do that I can't do better and in heels." — Ginger Rogers

 Isabel Allende’s quote: "A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot." | Image: AmoDays

Isabel Allende’s quote: "A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot." | Image: AmoDays

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Alpha Female Quotes on Beauty, Self-Love, and Self Belief

"Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast." — Nicki Minaj

"I've just never cared what people think. It's more if I'm happy and I'm confident and feeling good. That's always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family—I don't seek out any other acceptance." — Kelly Clarkson

"One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in, and where you want to go." — Sheila Murray Bethel

"I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will." — Amy Schumer

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"No matter where you are in life, you'll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be." — Sophia Amoruso

Nicki Minaj’s quote: "Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast." | Image: AmoDays

Nicki Minaj’s quote: "Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast." | Image: AmoDays

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"Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for." — Jennifer Lopez

"After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I work up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'" — Anna Quindlen

"Worry about being respected; never worry about being liked. Because that's the trap." — Jada Pinkett Smith

"I am a girl. An alpha female. A queen. I am not hot or sexy. I am not everyone's dream girl. But I'm someone's magical miracle with a messy hair. I do not love often. But when I do, I give it my all. I'm not very nice, not so pretty too. I do not have the best character. I'm not so street-smart. I am not perfect. I am a perfect imperfection. I am Ruth Offah.” — Ruth Offah

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Alpha Female Quotes on Women and Society

"People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do." ― Joan Jett

 Malala Yousafzai’s quote: “One day, you will see that all the girls will be powerful; all the girls will be going to school. And it is possible only by our struggle; only when we raise our voice." | Image: AmoDays

Malala Yousafzai’s quote: “One day, you will see that all the girls will be powerful; all the girls will be going to school. And it is possible only by our struggle; only when we raise our voice." | Image: AmoDays

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"No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body." ― Margaret Sanger

"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

"Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size." — Virginia Woolf

"We know that when a woman speaks truth to power, there will be attempts to put her down… I'm not going to go anywhere." — Maxine Waters

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." — Angela Davis

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  Taylor Swift’s quote: "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type. When everyone believes ya, what's that like?" | Image: AmoDays

Taylor Swift’s quote: "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type. When everyone believes ya, what's that like?" | Image: AmoDays

"I think when you start out in your career, you think that everything is fair, and you are getting equal opportunities. And as you move up higher in the ranks, you realize that actually there are fewer positions, and it's more competitive, and it's harder to get those opportunities. And then you reach a point where you realize, hey, these opportunities are not equal, and I think that's been the case for many women." — Ellen Pao

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"I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves because then they just get labeled." — Charlize Theron

"Each person is born with very individual qualities and potential. We as a society owe it to women to create a truly supportive environment in which they too can grow and move forward." — Princess Diana

"There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth." — Susan B Anthony

"I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes." — Toni Morrison

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  Charlize Theron’s quote: "I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves because then they just get labeled."  | Image: AmoDays

Charlize Theron’s quote: "I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves because then they just get labeled." | Image: AmoDays

"I always get asked, 'Where do you get your confidence?' I think people are well-meaning, but it's pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, 'You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You're not skinny; you're not white; you're a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you're worth anything?" — Mindy Kaling

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"The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race." — Susan B. Anthony

"One day, you will see that all the girls will be powerful; all the girls will be going to school. And it is possible only by our struggle; only when we raise our voice." — Malala Yousafzai

"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'" — Clare Boothe Luce

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"People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat." — Rebecca West

Diane Von Furstenberg’s quote: "I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman." | Image: AmoDays

Diane Von Furstenberg’s quote: "I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type. When everyone believes ya, what's that like?" — Taylor Swift

"We should not wait for someone else to come and raise our voice. We should do it by ourselves. We should believe in ourselves. Yes, we can do it." — Malala Yousafzai

Alpha Female Quotes on Femininity

"A strong woman understands that gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts." — Nancy Rathbun

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"I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected for all of my femaleness because I deserve to be." — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform." — Diane Mariechild

Quotes from the Many Alpha Females' Powerful Howls

Drew Barrymore’s quote: "I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” | Image: AmoDays

Drew Barrymore’s quote: "I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” | Image: AmoDays

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"I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman." — Diane Von Furstenberg

"The truth is nobody knows what's inside of you. Only you know what's inside of you. Only you know what you can accomplish and what you're capable of. Whatever you feel in your heart and in your gut, you should follow that." — Jennifer Lopez

"I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons." ― Drew Barrymore

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s quote: "I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected for all of my femaleness because I deserve to be." | Image: AmoDays

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s quote: "I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected for all of my femaleness because I deserve to be." | Image: AmoDays

The idea of the alpha female is empowering in its own right and should be used by those who use it to bring them strength or determination. However, it does imply that women must embody masculine traits to be powerful.

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As the section on femininity implies, this is not true, and women do not have to show off traits of constant assertiveness or toughness to have value.

The wonderful thing about many current societies, although not all, is that women can now, to an extent, do what they please. If this means they want to be an alpha in a boardroom, that's great, but if they want to stay at home, that's wonderful too.

Discover more about the wonders of women by reading these 92 women empowerment quotes from legendary women to help reclaim your power.

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