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The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
– Goldie Hawn
No relationship is easy, and nobody should ever think it is. The minute you start forgetting the needs of the other person is when you get in trouble.
What helps with aging is serious cognition – thinking and understanding. You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you’re here?
It’s wonderful to move forward technologically, but we cannot forget that we are human beings who thrive on relationships, who thrive on interconnectivity, who thrive on sharing your feelings and emotions.
We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.
The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.
I’m a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it’s true. I am a feminist to a point. But I’m not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.
Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he – you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going.
A body smiles, like, 72 times a day. Where does that smile go? That’s what I want to know.
I’ve been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I’ve learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.
I wrote the book because I wanted to be able to share some things that I had learned and as pompous as that may sound, as you get to a certain point in life, you figure so what am I doing?
I’m not afraid of my femininity and I’m not afraid of my sexuality.
Ditzy dumb blonde? I can be ditzy. I can be.
It is not the question, what am I going to be when I grow up; you should ask the question, who am I going to be when I grow up.
When you have a Jewish mother who has a very strong Jewish family, it’s very ethnic in its practices. Eating brisket, the food and the family and the interconnectedness for better or worse.
To find someone who loves your children like you do is really rare.
I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.
I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
My eyes are too big, my nose is too flat, my ears stick out, my mouth is too big and my face is too small… my body is thin as a clarinet and my ankles are so skinny that I wear two pairs of bobby socks because I don’t want people to see how thin they are.
We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate.
I believe having religion in your life creates the potential for long-lasting relationships.
So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful.
Paparazzi will try to get the most controversial picture of you in a compromising position because that’s how they’re going to sell it.
Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young.
I love making people laugh and by the way I still do that with the charitable efforts on my part because I believe that people need to laugh.
I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It is in my DNA. My kids look at me and say: ‘Mom, you’re so happy!’ And I do feel happy. I feel joyful inside. I can’t explain it.