Bossy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bossy" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Mother Teresa
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Shannon Hale
“I'm not bossy - I just happen to be more capable than most everyone else.”
Shannon Hale, The Actor and the Housewife

Amy Poehler
“Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how "bossy" can seem like a shitty 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

Miya Yamanouchi
“If you have control over yourself, you have no desire to control others.”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Criss Jami
“Love without humility results in the inclination to act as everyone's parent, humility without love results in the need to be everyone's child, and love with humility results in the desire to be a friend.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“This [ban bossy] campaign is indicative of one of the main problems with feminism today -- the idea that women are victims in need of more and more special protection.”
Karin Agness

Jo Beverley
“You can't love me.'

'Don't be bossy. I can do what the hell I like.”
Jo Beverley, My Lady Notorious

Louise Fitzhugh
“If Marion Hawthorne doesn't watch out, she's going to grow up into a lady Hitler.”
Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Why so eager to jump in and direct someone else's life when you can't stick to your own goals and resolutions?”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some animals would be offended if they were treated like some people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

jaha Knight
“A boss in essence is every woman willing to try, push, succeed, fail but ultimately do the work in her lifescape to make her mark on the world the way she wants to draw it.”
jaha Knight, The Soulphisticated Lady's Guide to Being a Boss

Michelle Malkin
“Girls, here's the truth about the Ban Bossy campaign: It's being spearheaded by a privileged group of elite feminists who have a very vested interest in stoking victim politics and exacerbating the gender divide. They actually encourage dependency and groupthink while paying lip service to empowerment and self-determination. They traffic in bogus wage disparity statistics, whitewashing the fact that what's actually left of that dwindling pay gap is due to the deliberate, voluntary choices women in the workforce make.”
Michelle Malkin

Katie McGarry
“Was one of those college boys with you your boyfriend?”
A slight bit of heat creeps onto my cheeks. Not from panic this time, but from...from... “No, I don’t have a boyfriend.”
And the answer makes me shy, and the shyness gives me the power to look away. To think he called me brave. I wish I was brave. I wish that every person I’d meet would think of me that way. Not as the coward I really am.
“Good. Those guys were losers. Stay clear of them.”
“You’re sort of bossy.”
I’m teasing. Isaiah’s way too serious to find time to be bossy. But the main point is that he’s totally unlike my brothers, who demand everything from me by plain bullying.
“I’m not bossy,” he says and I get a little thrill that he’s playing along.
This isn’t me. In my day-to-day life, I could never find the courage to talk to guys, much less tease them, yet here I am. “No, I have four older brothers. Technically three older brothers and a twin, but Ethan claims he’s older by a minute. The point is I know what bossy is—and you’re it.”
“Think of it as strongly encouraged tips for survival.”

Katie McGarry, Crash into You

“As far as I can tell, kids are called bossy when they behave in a dictatorial and domineering fashion. They’re called bossy when they try to order people around and refuse to listen to authority figures. Here’s a suggestion: instead of telling us not to refer to them as bossy, why don’t we teach them not to be bossy? We concentrate so much on eradicating negative words while forgetting to address the behavior that the words describe.”
Matt Walsh

Juliet Marillier
“You are a devious woman, Blackthorn,' she said.

'I prefer the term strategic thinker.”
Juliet Marillier, Tower of Thorns

Richie Norton
“Bad boss? Fire him/her. When you're interviewing for a job, You're job is to interview them. You are an equal.”
Richie Norton

Jim Thompson
“If I had to marry someone, it wouldn't be a bossy little gal with a tongue like barbed-wire and a mind about as narrow.”
Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

“Bossy means “given to ordering people around, highhanded, domineering, overly authoritative, dictatorial, abrasive.” ...Could it be that girls are called bossy when they’re… well, bossy? Could it be that boys are also called bossy for the same reason?”
Matt Walsh

“People before Profit.”
Mac Canoza

C.J. Milbrandt
“Zane was pretty sure that worries and bossing were related, like a pair of old aunties.”
C.J. Milbrandt, Into the Hills: A Zane Johns Adventure

Christine Feehan
“Savannah handed the glass to Gregori, her eyes anxious. Gary touched his neck. He felt a little dizzy, and there was a burning sensation on the side of his neck, but when he touched his pulse, his hand came away free of blood. He glanced at Gregori. “You did it already, didn’t you?”
“Drink all of it.” Gregori held the glass to his lips. “I saw no reason to prolong the suspense. Your mind was quite made up.”
“Welcome to my world, Gary.” Savannah was flashing her mischievous smile. “He considers you family and under his protection now, so he’s bound to be impossibly bossy.”
Gary groaned. “I didn’t consider that. Damn. You’re right. He can’t help himself; it’s his nature.”
“Do not start, you two. I did not think what it would be like to have the two of you driving me insane.” Gregori sounded disgusted, but Gary was beginning to understand him a little. He never really changed expression, and his eyes gave nothing away, but Gary could almost feel Gregori’s silent laughter.
“You do have a sense of humor,” he accused him.
“Well, do not blame me. It is Savannah’s fault. She insists on it,” Gregori replied in disgust.”
Christine Feehan, Dark Magic

“Banning the word bossy doesn’t promote anything, especially leadership. In fact, it would actually show that being bossy works. We don’t need to ban the word bossy, we need to get rid of bossiness. The best way to do that? Be a real leader. How poetic.”
Darrell Cheney