Words matter. These are the best Jane Fonda Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I have people in my life who will say, ‘Honey, you’re trying too hard.’ I like being saucy, but I’m 73 and a half. I’m still trying to find my way between matronly and coltishness.
I see many more men who are feminist, or at least who have learned about life in the context of feminism.
I grew up with a deep belief that wherever our troops fought, they were on the side of the angels.
I’ve been accused of being too flexible, too willing to mold myself to men, and that’s something I’m constantly working on.
I feel like my honesty gives people the freedom to talk about things they wouldn’t otherwise.
I’ve done four videos for older people under my new brand, Prime Time, and the missing link was yoga. I’m aiming it for older people – people who have never worked out or who are recovering from a surgery and have to start slow. It’s easy, you can’t get hurt, it’s very doable, and I’ve done it in ten-minute segments.
Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time. He thinks that’s love. It’s not love – it’s babysitting.
Seek women mentors. If you’re a businesswoman, look at the TEDx conferences. There’s a lot of businesswomen that speak on there. I find them extremely inspiring.
I spent a good deal of time going back over my childhood, my midlife, to try to understand who I was. We’re supposed to be complete and whole, and you can’t be whole if you’re trying to be perfect. Doing a life review helped me get over the disease to please.
Our young people are assets to be cultivated and nurtured; let’s begin treating them that way.
I am blessed beyond reason with women friends.
It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
I lived in France during the ’60s. I was there from the early ’60s until 1970, so my view of the ’60s is more global. It was a time of tremendous transition, not only for America but for the whole world.
As I started getting older, I realized, ‘I’m so happy!’ I didn’t expect this! I wasn’t happy when I was young.
The capacity of young people to persevere, even under the most adverse conditions, never ceases to amaze me.
I was in my mid-40s. I was a bulimic, and I realized if I continue with this addiction of mine, I will not be able to continue doing my life. The older you get the more damage it does; it takes longer to recover from a binge. And it was very hard.
People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it’s not easy at all; we’re used to hiding behind masks.
When I was at the age when you were supposed to be glamorous if you were a movie star, I wasn’t.
The bond between a parent and child is the primary bond, the foundation for the rest of the child’s life. The presence or absence of this bond determines much about the child’s resiliency and what kind of adult they will grow up to be.
I would have given up acting in a minute. I didn’t like how it set me apart from other people.
I think feminism is about the spirit.
I don’t want my wrinkles taken away – I don’t want to look like everyone else.
I’m now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences.
The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year.
I was always a courageous woman, capable of confronting governments but not men.
I know how gratifying it is not only to work in film but to be acknowledged by peers; producing ‘9 to 5’ was an opportunity that I valued precisely because it’s so rarely in the hands of women.
My childhood was influenced by the roles my father played in his movies. Whether Abraham Lincoln or Tom Joad in the ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ his characters communicated certain values which I try to carry with me to this day.
It’s about time we make the well-being of our young people more important than ideology and politics. As a country, we benefit from investing in their future by investing in teen pregnancy prevention.
I feel like when I was an adolescent, and felt so unworthy of love and so empty, I moved outside of myself.
Emotionality is really easy for me. My father always said that Fondas can cry at a good steak.
What we view in the media – and who presents it to us – does so much to determine how we think, how we feel about ourselves, and how we view the world.
But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.
Children born to teens have less supportive and stimulating environments, poorer health, lower cognitive development, and worse educational outcomes. Children of teen mothers are at increased risk of being in foster care and becoming teen parents themselves, thereby repeating the cycle.
Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the community around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
I’m a very brave person. I can go to North Vietnam, I can challenge my government, but I can’t challenge the man I’m with if means I’m going to end up alone.
It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged.
In my marriages, I’d lost parts of who I was because I was trying to mold myself into what I thought a man wanted me to be.
All my life I had believed that unless I was perfect I would not be loved.
I’m vain. My arms are thin, but I’m vain about loose flesh. And so I’m careful that what I wear will show off my best parts, which are my waist and my butt.
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
I think the Internet and technology in general has changed everything. We can see it overseas even more with the Arab Spring and so forth.
I remember saying goodbye to my father the night he left to join the Navy. He didn’t have to. He was older than other servicemen and had a family to support but he wanted to be a part of the fight against fascism, not just make movies about it. I admired this about him.
Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.
I am able to talk about my life in a way that helps other women – and men, but mostly women – understand their own life. I feel real proud of that. And then the fact that my children are okay. You know, you’re only as happy as your least happy child. So if your kids aren’t okay, you’re not good.