Fierce Females

All photos by Joseph Bulger

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.
— Atticus
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
— Mark Twain
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
— Maya Angelou
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
— Rosa Parks
She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.
— Roman Payne
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
— Albert Einstein
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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.
— Anne Frank
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
— Marie Curie
You are never stronger… than when you land on the other side of despair.
— Zadie Smith
Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.
— Madame Marie du Deffand
Be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
— Nora Ephron