Let's celebrate all the incredible women in our lives!

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day—a day to uphold women's achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women's rights and gender equality. Globally, we've come a long way, but it's evident there's more work to be done. So, ladies, here's a much-needed break today to find inspiration (and a laugh) from women who have gone before us, stand with us, and those who will carry our torch. May this be fuel for your soul as we celebrate women from all walks of life today!

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." - Mother Teresa, activist

"Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them." - Michael Hutchence, the late INXS lead singer 

"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States

"Get me a salad for lunch. I don't care what kind as long as it has a cheeseburger on top." - Cat Grant, (The CW's Supergirl)

"We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced." - Malala Yousafzai

"Some of us are becoming the men we want to marry." - Gloria Steinem

"I won't be what I'm not." - Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor." - Anne Lamott

"To make peace, one must be an uncompromising leader. To make peace, one must also embody compromise." - Benazir Bhutto, first woman elected to lead a Muslim state as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

"Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible humans beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on." - Maria Shriver

"The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"I'm not going to become anybody I don't want to become." - Kristen Bell

How are you going to #ChoosetoChallenge the status quo? Drop a word of encouragement in the comments.