Inspiring Quotes to get you Through the Semester

Whether you are about to graduate or are just finishing your first year at West Virginia University, you are probably dreading these next two weeks. Summer is just around the corner and finals season can be exhausting and never-ending. Here are five quotes from a few of today’s powerful women to inspire you to buckle down and make it through these last two weeks.


1. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”  - Madonna


2. “In today’s world, you have to interact. You can’t be some difficult shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face; you have to present yourself. You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in.” –Anna Wintour, Editor-In- Chief of American Vogue



3. “If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, ‘hey, can I have that?” –Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and Author of #GIRLBOSS



4. “For a woman to have credibility, they have to work three times more than a man. I sit on the board of directors, I’m the only woman and I dress some of the most powerful women in the world. So, I think I’m a feminist. I show to women, you can do it.” –Dontella Versace, fashion designer



5. “We may live in an age of instant messaging, instant gratification and Instagram, but there is no way to short-circuit success. It takes hard work, tenacity and patience. If it doesn’t scare you, you’re probably not dreaming big enough.” –Tory Burch, fashion designer