A few weeks ago I shared with you some quotes about books and fictional characters that I like very much. Today I want to show you some quotes about book heroines, that I find very interesting. I believe they are useful both to writers and readers. To me, a good heroine has to be inspiring. I want to learn something from her, to look up to her.
Check out some famous quotes below:
“I think we often hold heroines to an absurd standard. Be brave! Be wise! Always know what’s in your heart and speak the truth of it! No and no and no. We fight to be brave. We learn to be wise. We struggle to know ourselves and voice what we want.”
― Leigh Bardugo
“…I wanted to show that the mother was the heroine as soon as possible. I’m tired of love-sick girls and runaway wives. We’ll prove that there’s romance in old women also.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys
“Who are your favorite heroines in real life? The women of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran who risk their lives and their beauty to defy the foulness of theocracy. Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Azar Nafisi as their ideal feminine model.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir
“Perfect heroines, like perfect heroes, aren’t relatable, and if you can’t put yourself in the protagonist’s shoes, not only will they not inspire you, but the book will be pretty boring.”–Cassandra Clare
Pretty interesting, aren’t they? Do you agree with one quote in particular? And what characteristics does a heroine need to have to be good for you? Let me know in the comments.