The Best Quotes From The Women’s March Speeches

The Women’s March took place worldwide this weekend and surpassed everyone’s expectations. Women flocked to major cities in thousands, celebrities included, and many used their words to inspire the women in their city and around the world.

If you didn’t get to catch all of the speeches at your local march, or haven’t had time to watch them all via YouTube, don’t worry. We’ve compiled some of our fave quotes here for you to put a little pep in your step this Monday morning.

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“Our pussies ain’t for grabbing. They’re for reminding you that our walls are stronger than America’s ever will be. Our pussies are for our pleasure. They are for birthing new generations of filthy, vulgar, nasty, proud, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh—you name it—for new generations of nasty women. So if you a nasty woman, or you love one who is, let me hear you say, hell yeah.”

Ashley Judd reciting the words of 19-year-old Nina Donovan from Middle, Tennessee


“So we are not here to be debunked. We are here to be respected. We are here to be nasty.”

Ashley Judd reciting the words of 19-year-old Nina Donovan from Middle, Tennessee


“Yeah, I’m a nasty woman — a loud, vulgar, proud woman.”

Ashley Judd reciting the words of 19-year-old Nina Donovan from Middle, Tennessee


“Welcome to the revolution of love. To the rebellion. To our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny. Where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people. Where people uniquely different might be considered a crime. It took us this darkness to wake us the fuck up… I choose love. Are you with me? Say this with me: We choose love.”

– Madonna


“Today marks the beginning, the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here.

– Madonna


“I choose love. Are you with me?”

– Madonna


“Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names.”

– Janelle Monae 


“Continue to embrace the things that make you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.”

– Janelle Monae 

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“You must always remember to choose freedom over fear.”

– Janelle Monae 


We are America. And we are here to stay. We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance.”

– America Ferrera 


“We will not allow our bodies to be owned and controlled by men in government or men anywhere for that matter. We will not allow our compassionate souls to get stepped on.”

– Alicia Keys


“We will continue to rise until our voices are heard, until our planet’s safety is not deferred, until our bombs stop dropping in other lands, until our dollar is the same dollar as a man’s.”

– Alicia Keys


“Feet on the ground. Not backing down.”

– Alicia Keys


“Thank you for understanding that sometimes we must put our bodies where our beliefs are. Sometimes pressing send is not enough.”

– Gloria Steinem 

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“And remember the constitution does not begin with ‘I, the president.’ It begins with ‘We, the people.'”

– Gloria Steinem 


“God may be in the details, but the goddess is in connections. We are at one with each other, we are looking at each other, not up. No more asking daddy.”

– Gloria Steinem 


“We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages.

-Angela Davis


“The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance.”

-Angela Davis


“We can whimper, we can whine, or we can fight back. Me, I’m here to fight back.”

– Elizabeth Warren 


“We’re called the west coast elite. Well, we have to show them that we are not elite by sheltering and supporting and understanding the vulnerable and dangerous among us. We have to show solidarity across race and class. We have to counter the right-wing’s fake news echo chamber and become supporters of public media. We must not judge the people that voted for the predator and chief. They are not all racists homophobes and xenophobes and misogynists. We have to listen to them with understanding and compassion. We have to try to understand their very real pain and anger, and then we have to present an alternative vision.”

– Jane Fonda


“We don’t want to talk about change, but we want to be the change that we wanna see.”

– Miley Cyrus


“We as a culture have normalized violence against women. We have normalized the wage gap. We have normalized men legislating what we can and cannot do with our bodies even in cases of rape and incest. We have enabled a culture of sexual harassment of women for years.”

– Barbra Streisand 


“We will not sit by as our rights are stripped away. We will not hide as the freedom of others are destroyed.”

– Barbra Streisand 

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