14 Quotes to Help You Through Valentine's Day

If the pink hearts and chocolate sales are any indication, Valentine’s Day is nearly here. You know what I mean: sickly sweet--but let’s be real, still completely adorable--movies, cutesy couples’ pics on your Insta, and love songs in the air.


With all this around us, it’s easy to understand how you might feel like your life is somehow less special if you don’t have an S.O. If you do have an S.O., it can become easy to get wrapped up in the couple-ness of the holiday that you forget all the wonderful things that make you the strong and independent person that you are!


In case you need some reminding or encouragement, here are 14 lovely and inspirational quotes from a variety of different women that will remind you to be yourself and work for your own dreams this Valentine’s Day, whatever they may be!



1. “Unique and different is the next generation of beautiful.” --Taylor Swift



2. “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” --Amy Poehler



3. “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than believing she is beautiful.” --Sophia Loren



4. "I hate to hear you talk about women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives." --Jane Austen



5. “Write your own part. It is the only way I’ve gotten anywhere. It is much harder work, but sometimes you have to take destiny into your own hands. It forces you to think about what your strengths really are, and once you find them, you can showcase them, and no one can stop you.” --Mindy Kaling



6. “True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.” --Audrey Hepburn



7. "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." --Coco Chanel



8. “I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that it.” --Emma Watson



9. “We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave--to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their own potential.” --Malala Yousafzai



10. "I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. My Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not anticipate." --Charlotte Bronte



11. "Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are." --Beyonce




12. "Success for me is that if my son chooses to be a stay-at-home parent, he is cheered on for that decision. And if my daughter chooses to work outside the home and is successful, she is cheered on and supported." --Sheryl Sandberg




13. “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” --Tina Fey




14. “Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgement that something is more important than fear.” --Meg Cabot


Rock on, you awesome ladies! Rock on.