I like being over the hill because I’ve discovered there’s a whole new landscape.
– Jane Fonda
It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
I was a chameleon, the woman men wanted me to be.
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.
The ’60s may be idealized in the movie from a cultural point of view, but the decade was all about discord and a big generational split that was very painful.
We are living on average today 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did.
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.
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.
I would have given up acting in a minute. I didn’t like how it set me apart from other people.
I took every chance I could to meet with U.S. soldiers. I talked with them and read the books they gave me about the war. I decided I needed to return to my country and join with them – active duty soldiers and Vietnam Veterans in particular – to try and end the war.
A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.
I think feminism is about the spirit.
I am blessed beyond reason with women friends.
We can no longer waste time and money. Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth – in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.
I’m an assistant storyteller. It’s like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I’m waiting on six million people a week, if I’m lucky.
If you’re ever in a situation where you’re not getting served or you can’t get what you need, just cry.
I’m not sure that I would have become a Christian if I had continued to live in Hollywood because the notion wouldn’t have occurred to me.
The capacity of young people to persevere, even under the most adverse conditions, never ceases to amaze me.
If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.
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.
Think about it: Reducing crime and poverty and ensuring that we have an educated, stable work force has a direct effect on you and me and the future of our country.
I was so devastated by my second divorce that I had a nervous breakdown.
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.
Our young people are assets to be cultivated and nurtured; let’s begin treating them that way.