Top Quotes by Gretchen Carlson

Be brave and be fearless, and for God’s sake, stand up for yourself.

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Holding true to what you believe – even in a big city – is so important.

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I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life in which I will redouble my efforts to empower women in the workplace.

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All women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered, and rewarded.

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It’s so unbelievable that in 2017, almost every single woman has a story about sexual harassment.

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Sometimes when women come forward about sexual harassment, they’re seen as a troublemaker.

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I believe giving back is one of the greatest life lessons we can teach our children: that the world isn’t all about them and that, through our actions, people will really discover what kind of a person we truly are.

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Even though we have laws against it and HR departments to handle it, a woman – especially if she is young and just starting out – can never be sure that reporting harassment won’t hurt her career.

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My career had zero to do with whether or not my husband also worked. It had everything to do with personal identity, personal goals, and making the most of my life.

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Arbitration clauses have become prevalent in most corporate agreements or contracts for employees.

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One of my proudest moments in life was earning the valedictorian medal in high school. I worked so hard for it!

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I’m setting up a fund to empower girls and women to speak up – on all issues, not just sexual harassment. For me, it’s about inspiring women to come together.

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Once I turned 40, I stopped giving a rip about my detractors, the people who say nasty things. It’s more candid and honest than it would have been. I share my failures, which is important.

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I’ve always been an incredibly strong person, and I’ve also been underestimated.

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I never expected to be the face of sexual harassment. But I never give up on anything. So when placed in a new, challenging situation, it’s like, ‘I’m going to give this 110% because that’s what I’ve done my entire life.’

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One of the most important things to do is to raise our kids in a respectful way with both genders.

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If you Google me, you’ll find plenty of ‘dumb blonde’ references – even though I graduated with honors from Stanford and studied at Oxford University. I don’t let it bother me.

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The political scenario has gotten so divisive – not only in Washington, D.C., but across the country, too.

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Let’s teach our girls and boys how to show the same respect to their colleagues in the workplace they show their moms and sisters at home.

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The minute that you go to arbitration, it’s 100% confidential, so nobody ever hears about it.

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There are no guarantees in life, but I believe faith provides all of us with a foundation to live the best lives possible – knowing that there is a higher being who loves us and will never leave us. Through the many struggles in my life, my faith is sometimes the only thing I have to hold onto. God was my only friend.

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I grew up thinking that I could be anything I wanted to be in this world because my mom told me that every single night.

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My grandfather was the minister at the Lutheran church. My dad owned a car dealership in town. My mom was the consummate volunteer and cheerleader for me.

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I wanted to play the piano.

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Becoming Miss America was one of those things. It immediately changed what I thought I was going to do with the rest of my life.

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I think one of the things I’ve learned is that the tone of an organization is set from the top down. And if you have men running an organization that want to honor women, that’s a whole different experience than if they don’t.

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I respond to every email. I sign every autograph for every person.

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Half of the equation is men, and right now, unfortunately, men are running the majority of corporations, so we have to make sure that if that is the case, that they are respectful and honor women for their true accomplishments.

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I’ve been for women’s empowerment my entire life.

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I am saddened by the prevalence of powerful men disrespecting and objectifying women – and getting away with it for years.

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I am particularly distressed when people in the public eye who influence our culture perpetuate sexism.

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We need more women in higher roles, because the tone for sexual harassment would no doubt be different.

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My vibrato was my weakness. With romantic pieces, I could be a lot more schmaltzy. My wider vibrato fit that.

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Everyone knew how powerful Roger Ailes was. I certainly felt intimidated by that; the culture of ‘Fox and Friends’ was intimidating to me.

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A lot of things I’ve done in my life have taken incredible mental fortitude.

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I’m a huge believer in visualizing achieving the task before it happens.

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I wish some days that I didn’t have as much drive as I do. I’d sleep better.

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I’ve been truly blessed to have so many supporters and, of course, blessed to have my family and all my friends.

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I have strived to empower women and girls throughout my entire career.

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I am extremely proud of my accomplishments at ‘Fox News’ and for keeping our loyal viewers engaged and informed on events and news topics of the day.

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A lot of people who have come up to me at restaurants – men – and have said, ‘I want to shake your hand, because I have daughters’.

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I defend CNN! I defend all sorts of people when I think it’s wrong.

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My parents raised me with a never-give-up attitude, telling me I could be anything I wanted to be. I was a serious violinist and a valedictorian of my high school class. I knew all about hard work.

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Men need to hire more women and put them in higher positions of power within organizations.

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The assault weapon ban in this country should be reinstated.

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I’ve reinvented myself many times in my life. I thought I’d become a concert violinist but burned out at 17. I thought I’d go to law school but became Miss America.

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In our society, people look at women who are tenacious, smart, attractive, and talented and for whatever reason say, ‘There must be something wrong with that equation. She couldn’t possibly be all of those things at once.’

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A lot of stories that aren’t true get out into the mainstream, and it’s hard to correct that. People want to hear what they already believe.

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I do think we need to find common ground on some of these major issues facing our nation.

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We need a woman in the White House right now. I really think that women want to work together.

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Maybe it’s because I’m short and blond, but people have really underestimated me.

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During the time I was Miss America, I had come to New York City because I had decided I wanted to try to get into television.

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