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Jane Fonda Quotes

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Jane Seymour Fonda

Jane Fonda quotes: from fashion modeling to fitness, actor to activist, this woman’s accomplished a lot.  Let’s learn from her.

“Stay curious, keep learning and keep growing.  And always strive to be more interested than interesting.”

“If our work is stimulating and rewarding, if it pushes us to grow, we become more valuable human beings.”

“If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.”

“You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you don’t learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures.  And that’s the truth.”

“I think it’s important to live life with intention, because otherwise you’re just sort of at the mercy of fate.”

“The more you treat yourself positively, the less you’ll want or need to be negative.”

“Don’t give up no matter how hard it is.  Try to make the best of who you are.”

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”

“If you allow yourself, you can become stronger in the very places that you’ve been broken.”

“One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.”

“Enjoyable does not necessarily mean easy.”

“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.”

“The most incredible beauty and the most satisfying way of life come from affirming your own uniqueness.”

“Everyone should know that feeling of overcoming fear and mastering something.  People who aren’t taught that become soggy!”

“Perfection is a toxic desire.  We are not supposed to be perfect.  The challenge is not to be perfect, it’s to be whole.”

“We don’t need to be perfect.  We’re not supposed to be perfect; we’re supposed to be complete.  And you can’t be complete if you’re trying to be perfect.”

“Discipline doesn’t mean tightness and rigidity, or punishment for wrongdoing.  It means being so committed and so fully contained that you can let go; so deeply connected that you can detach; so strong that you can be gentle.”

“I love mistakes because it’s the only way you learn.”

“You shouldn’t give up.  For a while, you have to stay close to the wall and be careful who you spend time with, and really take care of yourself and stay healthy.  You think you’re being broken, but actually you’re being broken open, and life can get way better than you ever expected after the huge tragedy happens.”

“Have you noticed how we are presented with the same lessons, over and over and over, before a tipping point is reached?  The lessons we need to learn circle around us, closing in, until finally we are ready to take them in.  Take them in.  Those are the words that matter, because until I had embodied the lessons I was supposed to learn, absorbed them into the warp and woof of my being, they didn’t ‘take’ – they remained a head trip and didn’t lead to changes in my behavior.”

“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.”

“When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.  When you have to work real hard to recreate the pain, and you can’t quite get there, that’s when you’re better.”

“Address things now that could otherwise turn into regrets.”

“The people who did you wrong or who didn’t quite know how to show up, you forgive them.  And forgiving them allows you to forgive yourself too.”

“You can be different if you be you.”

“Refuse to be afraid that we will no longer be considered attractive and acceptable when we are strong.”

“It is never too late to master your weaknesses.”

“I am convinced that we become what we do.”

“My greatest asset is that I am constantly changing.”

“Being Henry Fonda’s daughter got me started.  But it didn’t keep me working.”

“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.”

“Very often people can only open their hearts and minds to new ideas if it’s done gently.”

“Good physical condition is protection.  Our strength comes from our body.”

“Exercise teaches you the pleasure of discipline.”

“The most important thing to do as you age is to stay physically active.  Lots of people just throw in the towel if they can’t do what they used to do, and that’s terrible.”

“Your goal should be to take your body and make it as healthy, strong, flexible and well-proportioned as you can.”

“When food becomes the enemy, every time we lose the fight we not only gain weight, but lose our self-esteem as well.”

“The glow and energy of the healthy woman is the ultimate beauty, the only beauty that will last.”

“Getting fit is a political act – you are taking charge of your life.”

“Well, what is a relationship?  It’s about two people having tremendous weaknesses and vulnerabilities, like we all do, and one person being able to strengthen the other in their areas of vulnerability, and vice versa.  You need each other.  You complete each other, passion and romance aside.”

“Some people don’t like me very much and some people like me a whole lot, and there’s almost nobody who’s undecided.”

“You can do one of two things: just shut up, which is something I don’t find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast which is what I tried to do.”

“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.”

“I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.”

“When I start down a path that I know is the right path, I go with all of me.”

“Who am I?  I’m a survivor.  I’m a woman with tremendous inner resources and resilience.  I care about people.  I believe in, ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you,’ and I live by that.  I am becoming authentic, and that’s important to me.  I have surpassed both my parents in terms of emotional stability, happiness, and well-being.  And I’m a lucky woman.  I’ve deserved my luck.”

Know who else gave some good-ass quotes?  Paul Newman.

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women and writing. His net worth is $11 million. Here’s how he did it.