“Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce” Pieces for Every Occasion

I stand at a proud five-foot-nothin’, but I’m tenacious as a barnacle and my ambitions are bigger than Dolly Parton’s hair. There have been lots of times reading Shakespeare when I’ve felt seen, but this much-quoted line of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (III.ii.335) really hits the nail on the head. Lucky for us short shes, there’s no dearth of prints, t-shirts, pins, and more that proclaim, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

It’s worth noting that Hermia’s response to Helena’s declaration is not a positive one. She replies, ” ‘Little’ again? Nothing but ‘low’ and ‘little’!– / Why will you suffer her to flout me thus? / Let me come to her.” Hermia does not appreciate her small stature being called out. But, such that it is, the show must go on and, as it happens, the cast has bigger, uh, donkeys to fry.

If, unlike Hermia, you enjoy your diminutive self, take a look at some of the sweet items branded around “Though she be but little, she is fierce,” to channel your Lady Gaga (5’1″), your Janelle Monae (5’0″), your Lucy Liu (5’3″), your Jazz Jennings (5’2″), or whatever petite lady rocks your world.

Perfect for a rustic wedding display of photos of the bride or brides, a nursery, or just your super trendy apartment.

Though She Be But Little Hand Painted Sign - DelightfulOrder

Though She Be But Little Hand Painted Sign by DelightfulOrder

 

Speaking of nurseries, how ’bout a onesie?

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce - BittyandBoho

Though She Be But Little She is Fierce Onesie by BittyandBoho

 

Perhaps a small and subtle reminder for the more difficult days is your style.

Stamped Bracelet Though She Be But Little - emilymbongoriginals

Stamped Bracelet Though She Be But Little by emilymbongoriginals

 

If you’re going to give in to your coffee addiction, you might as well do it in style.

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Mug - theGiftedMug

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Mug by theGiftedMug

 

The phrase does have a nice “ring” to it. Heh.

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce KeyChain - aJoyfulSurprise

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Keychain by aJoyfulSuprirse

 

Share your diminutive pride with a greeting card.

Greetings Card for Her - BookishlyUK

Greetings Card for Her by BookishlyUK

 

Get your fitness on and remember your fierce vibes with this tank top.

Little But Fierce Tank Top - TwoJadeThreads

Little But Fierce Tank Top by TwoJadeThreads

 

Think you’d like to do a bit of DIY?

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Embroidery Design - countrySBSdesigns

Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce Embroidery Design by countrySBSdesigns

 

Understated. Classic. Perfect for your little corner of the world.

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Floating Quote - BurntBranch

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Floating Quote by BurntBranch

 

Nursery, ocean-themed bathroom, whatever tickles your fancy, this seahorse has you covered.

Nautical Nursery Quote - NarwhalDesignInk

Nautical Nursery Quote by NarwhalDesignsInk

 

Into cheering or cute accessories?

Fierce Cheer Bow - MJsDiVineDeSigNs

Fierce Cheer Bow by MJsDeVineDeSigNs

 

Get fierce and cozy with this decorative pillow.

And Though She Be But Little Toss Pillow

And Though She Be But Little Toss Pillow by TheSunnyHunnyBee

 

Or grab this necklace—how charming!

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Necklace - HeavenlyCharmed

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Necklace by HeavenlyCharmed

 

Grab some easy peasy printable and elegant art for your home.

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Printable - LovableHome

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Printable by LovableHome

 

Maybe something a little more minimalist is your style.

Little But Fierce Keychain - SAjolie

Little But Fierce Keychain by SAjolie

 

You need a bag in which to carry all those books; trust me.

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Tote Bag - AdnilBoutique

And Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Tote Bag by AdnilBoutique

 

And if you’re going to have a tote bag, you’re going to want things to put in it, like this stylish journal.

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Journal - TreasuresDelightsEtc

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Journal by TreasuresDelightsEtc

 

Frankly, you also need this decal.

Inspirational Quote Decal - WithLoveAbigaleMarie

Inspirational Quote Decal by WithLoveAbigaleMarie

 

Or, if you like something more illustrative, try this sticker.

Though She Be But Little Silhouette Bumper Sticker - StickerFiend

Though She Be But Little Silhouette Bumper Sticker by StickerFiend

 

Though She Be But Little Coasters - LuxePalette

Though She Be But Little Coasters by LuxePalette

 

I’m guessing you’ll also need this sweet makeup bag (which could totally work as a pencil case if you’re not a makeup person).

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Makeup Bag - QuotableLifeThough She Is But Little She Is Fierce Makeup Bag by QuotableLife

 

And you might want this compact mirror to put in your makeup bag.

Shakespeare Compact Mirror Pocket Quote - DomumVindemia

Shakespeare Compact Mirror Pocket Quote by DomumVindemia

 

With this race bib holder, you’ll run circles ’round your opponents, no doubt.

Race Bib Holder Though She Be But Little She Is Fast - BibBinders

Race Bib Holder Though She Be But Little She Is Fast by BibBinder

 

There are about a million shirt options, too. Here are some good ones.

Womens Fitted T-Shirt And Though She Be But Little - YorkSignShop

Women’s Fitted T-Shirt And Though She Be But Little by YorkSignShop

 

Inspirational Tank - ShirtMarket

Inspirational Tank by ShirtMarket

 

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce T-shirt - ahintofscarlett

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce T-Shirt by ahintofScarlett

 

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Quote Shirt - Creattee

Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce Quote Shirt by Creattee

 

There are loads more where these came from, too. Check out Etsy for more sweet “Little but Fierce” gear. The beauty of internet shopping is you can shop well after you’ve dropped. Need more Shakespeare content? Try our Shakespeare archives. On a shopping spree and want more bookish stuff? Take a look at Book Fetish. Sorry about your wallet.

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