Beyonce’s Top 10 Girl Power Quotes

02 Nov 2011
By Ahlanlive.com

Bootylicious sister Beyonce Knowles on becoming a mother and an icon

1. “It is important that I don’t look at this like an illness. I am not sick. I am the same woman and I have the same passions. Now that I can be proud and excited about it, I’m having so much fun shopping. It’s great.” Beyonce Knowles on being pregnant.

2. “I feel like a woman. I feel like I’m very aware of who I am. I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite – but you’re young enough to be a young woman. I’m so looking forward to it.”

3. “When you’re young – 18 or 19 – you have the energy and drive. That’s the time to work as hard as you can. Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.”

4. “I am a girl’s girl. Women who don’t have female friends scare me. I love my friends, and I love sitting with them and listening to their stories.”

5. “It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be, building my empire, my relationship, and my self-worth, before I became a mother.”

6. “I remember being a little girl and seeing my mother’s dresser, because she had all these beautiful antique bottles, so I’m always thinking about what a woman would want to display. I feel like [with Pulse perfume], every woman will have their own little sculpture and piece of art.”

7. “More than anything, the song [Single Ladies] celebrates being single. It’s like, if you’ve been doing all you can and it’s not happening for you, go out and have you a good old time. Put on your sexy dress and move on.”

8. “I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.”

9. “I always wish I could feel the way I do on stage when I’m doing a movie because I have out of body experiences… I’m so fearless.”

10. “I think I’m opening doors for more black women, just like Halle Berry and Diana Ross opened doors for me.”