10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes That Show Why She’s the Notorious RBG

10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes That Show Why She’s the Notorious RBG

A long-time women’s rights activist, a powerhouse, and the oldest serving Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a lot of accomplishments to celebrate this year in honor of her 82nd birthday. Beyond her fight for equal rights and legal victories, Ginsburg has adopted a savvy fan base and became her own much deserved Internet meme, the Notorious R.B.G. Here are a few of our favorite influential and swoon-worthy quotes from R.B.Q herself:

1. When she nailed the need for women’s leadership across all sectors.

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Photo courtesy of the National Women’s Law Center.

2. When she championed reproductive freedom.

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Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post.


3. When she presented a monumental 35-page Hobby Lobby dissent.

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Photo courtesy of Funny or Die.


4. When she defended the Voting Rights Act (after a 5am wake-up call) with the most perfect simile ever.

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Photo courtesy of Demos.


5. When she spoke out against money in politics.

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Photo courtesy of People For the American Way.


6. When she predicted the future of marriage equality.

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Photo courtesy of Upworthy.


7. When she made history by becoming the first Supreme Court Justice ever to officiate a same-sex marriage.

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Photo courtesy of Freedom to Marry.


8. When she shattered barriers for women’s education.

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Photo courtesy of Blue Nation Review.


9. When she stated her vision for the future of the Supreme Court.

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Photo courtesy of Mic.


10. And when she found her true calling as a badass lady hero…

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Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post.

Okay, maybe she was referring to a “diva” as in a celebrated opera singer, but we are pretty sure Notorious R.B.G. is still the best diva to walk this earth. *gavel drop*

Cover image courtesy of Makers.