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Sharon Stone Quotes

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Sharon Stone quotes: on looking death in the eye, how aging changed her perspective on life, not being shy about getting what you want, and more.

“To really achieve any level of greatness, you have to be willing to say yes no matter who says no, and to say no no matter who says yes.”

“Most successful businessmen are in that role.  ‘No’ is never perceived as the end of the line.  ‘No’ just means picking a new avenue.”

“You can only sleep your way to the middle; you have to claw your way to the top.”

“If you act like you know what you’re doing, you can do anything you want.”

“I work for it.  I work at everything.  To me, discipline is a kind of freedom.”

“I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes in their life.”

“Real happiness comes from inside.  Nobody can give it to you.”

“Peace does exist.  It exists in your heart and soul.”

“People are afraid of changing; that they’re losing something.  They don’t understand that they are also gaining something.”

“You grow.  You don’t want to stay the same.  The thing that was great for you before isn’t going to be great for you now.  You want to keep rediscovering what’s fun for you.”

“It’s my experience that you really can’t lose when you try the truth.”

“People don’t change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.”

“We’re starting to acknowledge our own gifts as women and not think that we have to behave as men in order to be empowered or powerful or valuable.”

“I don’t believe makeup and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful.  The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience.”

“This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true.  I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’  I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.”

“Realize when you are ‘middle aged’ you have a chance for a whole second career, another love, another life.”

“I don’t choose to make growing older a negative.  I choose to get older.  Growing older is my goal.  I was in an ICU for nine days and the survival rate for what I went through is very low.  I don’t need someone to make me feel bad about growing older.  I’ll tell you what makes you feel bad: when you think you might not.”

“I feel more grounded and more settled than I ever have.  I don’t know whether that is to do with my spirituality or whether I’m wiser about life, but as you age you become more selective about what you listen to, devote your time to, and who you hang out with.”

“I was lucky to have my dad in my life.  As crazy as things got, I always had him to put his hand on my shoulder.”

“Well, I didn’t come to this town whining and complaining.  My father told me to stand up and then I’d get the respect I demanded.  Was I treated unkindly?  Sure.  Did people say that I was a f*cking b*tch?  You bet.  And yes, it stopped me from getting parts.  Did I face horrific situations?  Of course.  Like every other woman in every single job all over the globe.”

“I knew what I wanted to do even when I was a little girl.”

“When I started acting, I was asked, ‘What’s your dream?  What would you like to achieve?’  I would say, ‘Oh, I’d like to sit opposite DeNiro and hold my own.’  But, you never think it’s gonna happen.”

“I don’t think you ever think that you have made it but I did take a look at myself one day and think back to when I was a little girl and it was nice to know that I had at least made it this far.”

“I’ve been famous for a long, long time.  So I don’t think of it – I think of it very differently.  It’s the normal temperature of my room.”

“There are a lot of good things about being famous but there are a few not-so-good things too.”

“I failed at the biggest things there are in life.  I failed in my health, I failed in my marriage, I failed in everything, and I’ve picked myself up and gone on.”

“I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won.”

“If I was just normally intelligent, I could probably get away with it – but I’m fiercely intelligent and that’s threatening.”

“I’m relentless.  My mother says I could sell ice to the Eskimos.”

“I might be manipulating you to create risk for myself.”

“I could do nice, but it’s just not as much fun.  Being nice isn’t my biggest goal in life.  I’m trying to be honest about who I am, and that’s not always nice.  I’m not always the world’s cheerleader.”

“It felt like I’d been playing second-string football for a long time, when, suddenly, I was playing in the Super Bowl.  Even when Basic Instinct was a hit, I still felt like I was running with that ball toward the end zone.  It took awhile for me to realize that I was already in the end zone with the ball down and the crowd screaming on its feet.”

“Believe me, when people say, ‘We want to pay you X-million to do this movie,’ I won’t be the girl who hangs back saying, ‘Oh, I really don’t deserve it.’  I’ll be like, ‘Uh-huh, hand it right over.'”

“I’m very old-fashioned.  Occasionally I do wear underwear.”

“I eat right, I sleep, I work out, I’m happy.  I have a beautiful family, nice friends.  I choose the good things.  I choose the happy, healthy things.  I don’t choose the bad, unhealthy, unhappy things.”

“Stardom is no longer the fuel of my soul.  It is the deeper aspects of life that nurture me.  And I realize I am very blessed.”

“In life, nobody comes in and tells you everything that’s right with you, and that’s what I do with my children.  I sit down on the edge of their bed and I tell them all these millions of things that I think are just terrific about them.  One life lesson I really want to pass down to them: confidence, a concept that took me all my life to learn.”

“I used to want to pack as much as I could into my life, but now I realize it’s more about quality of life than quantity.”

“I’m not trying to drive the direction of my life like I used to.  I used to really have ambition and certainty, and now I only ask to be put where I’m meant to be and do what I’m meant to do, and be the best that I can be where I’m at.”

“I’m enjoying my years, I’m enjoying my life, I’m enjoying my family.  I’m just happy – a happy person.”

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