Inspired by the Words of Women

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Karen Fisher-Alaniz is a freelance writer and published author. She holds a master's degree in education and taught special education for 14-years. She is a frequent speaker on veteran's issues, and teaches workshops on memoir writing. She teaches a life story writing course at her local community college. At midlife, she found herself dealing with health issues, divorce, and the loss of a job she loved. She shares her journey of starting over at midlife on 8 Women Dream every Sunday morning. Her dream is to build a writing life, and find her writing voice, while restoring her 100-year old home. She dreams of writing best-selling books in her own voice. Karen lives in the pacific northwest with her family.
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quotes by females

I like words. As a writer, I spend my days with words. It never ceases to amaze me that by taking a few words, putting them in a particular order, you can inspire someone to action, or move them to tears. Our words are our most precious commodity. I’m often inspired by what women have to say. Below are a few of my favorite quotes by women. Enjoy!


I think the woman who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth.
The sense of independence and security is very sweet. –Susan B. Anthony


When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. –Helen Keller

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. –Katharine Hepburn


Life shrinks of expands in proportion to ones courage. –Anais Nin


Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. –J.K. Rowling


Karen Fisher-Alaniz

Starting Over at Mid-life

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