"We Feel Emboldened": The Inspiring Quotes That Defined the 2018 Golden Globes

The quotes defining the night.

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History is being made at the Golden Globes this year as celebrities don all-black ensembles to support the "Time's Up" movement. They're standing together in solidarity to protect women against sexual assault and harassment in workplaces of any kind.


Rather than the typical "Who are you wearing?" question, red-carpet reporters opted to ask stars why they've decided to wear black, and rather than the typical acceptance speeches, men and women alike are took every opportunity to highlight one thing: that this is the end of abuse. Here, the celebrities in their own powerful words.

Mónica Ramírez

"We stand with them, we lend them our power and our strength as they move through this difficult time. And part of our work as an organization is to fight for gender equality along all lines. So we fight for equal pay. We fight against sexual harassment we fight for equity. So every person's voice will be valued. Everyone will have the opportunity to reach potential."

Oprah Winfrey

"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year, we become the story. But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace."

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Elisabeth Moss

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Elisabeth Moss

"We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print. We are writing the story ourselves."

Sarah Jessica Parker

"It is about women in all industries and men. Equality, parity, safe work environment. Really simple for everybody in this country. It is an exciting and daunting job and we are all dying to dive into the work ahead."

Michelle Williams

"I thought that I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a dangerous world and I think because of the work that tirana has done and the work that I am learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world.

Meryl Streep

"Well I think that people are aware, now, of a power imbalance. And it's something that led to abuse. It's led to abuse in our own industry and it's led to abuse across the domestic workers field of work, it's in the military, it's, it's in congress, it's everywhere and we want to fix that, and we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing."

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Marai Larasi

"There is a wall of silence about violence against women and girls. Whenever any one speaks out. We don't want hierarchy, saying women of Hollywood are more important than other women. Women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issues and shine a light on things that's incredibly important. So it's a special moment in time."

Debra Messing

"I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistle blowers who came forward, shared their stories of harassment, assault, and discrimination. I'm wearing black to stand in solidarity with my sisters all over the globe."


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Laura Dern Golden Globes Speech

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