20 Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Unapologetic Rockstar

Aisle Planner Quotes About Being Unapologetic

This month, we’re focusing on the idea of being unapologetic. But, as weddings professionals whose job is often to please others, the idea of being unapologetic can sometimes feel out of reach. We walk on eggshells around in-laws, work tirelessly to keep our couples happy, and have to carefully choose our words with vendors who don’t deliver. There’s something to be said, though, for being unapologetically you in the moments which call for it. And oftentimes, the best way to find the encouragement to be unapologetic is through hearing words that give us the permission to do so. Today, then, we’ve rounded up our 20 favorite quotes to awaken that inner unapologetic, badass, Beyoncé-inspired rockstar of yours. Read on for some seriously wise inspo:


“No is golden. No is the power the good witch wields.”

-Cheryl Strayed


“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

-E.E. Cummings


“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”

-Steve Jobs


“No matter what the situation, remind yourself ‘I have a choice.’”

-Deepak Chopra


“Don’t let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are.”

-Jaeda deWalt


“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”

-Allen Ginsberg


“What’s important is that you make the leap. Jump high and hard with intention and heart. Pay no minds to the vision that the committee made up. You get to make your life.”

-Cheryl Strayed


“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

-Mahatma Ghandi


“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself–and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to–letting a person be what he really is.”

-Jim Morrison


“The people who don’t give up are the people who find a way to believe in abundance rather than scarcity. They’ve taken into their hearts the idea that there is enough for all of us, that success with manifest itself in different ways for different people, that keeping the faith is more important than cashing the check.”

-Cheryl Strayed


“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

-Dolly Parton


“We should cultivate the ability to say no to activities for which we have no time, no talent, and which we have no interest or real concern. If we learn to say no to many things, then we will be able to say yes to the things that matter most.”

-Roy Blauss


“Being brave enough to just be unapologetic for who you are‚ that’s a goddess.”



“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

-Maya Angelou


“You don’t have to be young. You don’t have to be thin. You don’t have to be ‘hot’ in a way that some dumbfuckedly narrow mind-set has construed that word. You don’t have to have taut flesh or a tight ass or an eternally upright set of tits. You have to find a way to inhabit your body while enacting your deepest desires. You have to be brave enough to build the intimacy you deserve.”

-Cheryl Strayed


“Don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason. You are enough! Be unapologetically you.”

-Steve Maraboli


“You can’t make people be or do what you want. All you can do is be unapologetic about what you want and let others show up however they can.”

-Gabrielle Bernstein


“This is not the moment to wilt into the underbrush of your insecurities. You’ve earned the right to grow.”

-Cheryl Strayed


“It’s not your responsibility to want the life that others want for you.”

-Colin Wright


“I’m unapologetic not because I’m strong-willed or overconfident, I’m unapologetic because this is it; this is my life. There is nothing I can do, no one I can please. I am a person with a strong sense of being, that’s all.”

-Jean Seberg

About the Author

Gillian Griffith
Gillian Griffith

Gillian knows there’s nothing as deadly as a woman with good grammar, great nails and a strong backhand (think: tennis). She is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, where she spends the sunny days with her family, her Louisiana Catahoula pup and, her ultimate love, a 1939 typewriter.

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