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Jane FondaJane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou and, with interruptions, has appeared in films ever since. She has won two Academy Awards, an Emmy Award and seven Golden Globe Awards among many other accolades. She announced her retirement from acting in 1991, but returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law, and later Georgia Rule, released in 2007. She also produced and starred in several exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995.

1. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE – NEVER TOO LATE TO START OVER, NEVER TOO LATE TO BE HAPPY.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. A MOTHER WHO IS OBSESSING ABOUT BEING THIN AND DIETING AND EXERCISING IS NOT GOING TO BE A VERY GOOD MOTHER.

6. I ALWAYS HAD A PENCHANT FOR FALLING IN LOVE. EVERY TIME I FOUND MYSELF WITHOUT A MATE, I FELL INTO A STATE OF LOW-SIZZLING PANIC.

7. 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.

8. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE A CHEAP ANALYSIS, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE, LIKE I DID, A FATHER INCAPABLE OF SHOWING EMOTION, WHO SPENDS HIS LIFE TELLING YOU THAT NO ONE WILL LOVE YOU IF YOU AREN’T PERFECT, IT LEAVES SCARS.

9. 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.

10. SOME PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE WAGING A WAR ON WOMEN, OR THAT THEY VOTED AGAINST EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN. I’M NOT SURPRISED AT ALL. IN SOME WAYS, IT MAY BE A GOOD THING. THEY’RE DEFENDING THE PATRIARCHY, WHICH IS A WOUNDED BEAST! AND WOUNDED BEASTS ARE ALWAYS DANGEROUS.

11. PEOPLE THINK ACTRESSES FIND PUBLIC SPEAKING EASY, AND IT’S NOT EASY AT ALL; WE’RE USED TO HIDING BEHIND MASKS.

12. REAL LOVE AND INTIMACY CAN BE MUCH MORE POSSIBLE WHEN YOU’RE OLDER.

13. 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.

14. IF ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY PREVENTION IS TO BECOME A PRIORITY, THEN OUR STRATEGY, AS ADVOCATES, MUST CONTAIN TWO KEY ELEMENTS: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION.

15. 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.

16. IF WE AS A NATION ARE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY, CRIME AND THE GROWING UNDERCLASS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ILL EQUIPPED TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS, WE NEED TO NOT ONLY IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY, BUT WE MUST ALSO HELP THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY GIVEN BIRTH SO THAT THEY BECOME EFFECTIVE, NURTURING, BONDING PARENTS.

17. 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.

18. OUR YOUTH DESERVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE EDUCATION, FREE OF EARLY PARENTHOOD. THEIR FUTURE CHILDREN DESERVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW UP IN FINANCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY STABLE HOMES. OUR COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM HEALTHY, PRODUCTIVE, WELL-PREPARED YOUNG PEOPLE.

19. WHEN YOU CAN’T REMEMBER WHY YOU’RE HURT, THAT’S WHEN YOU’RE HEALED.

20. IF THE CAREER YOU HAVE CHOSEN HAS SOME UNEXPECTED INCONVENIENCE, CONSOLE YOURSELF BY REFLECTING THAT NO CAREER IS WITHOUT THEM.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. WE’RE NOT MEANT TO BE PERFECT. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO LEARN THAT.

24. PARENTS ARE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THE CHILD BACK TO HERSELF WITH LOVE. IF THEY’VE GOT DUCT TAPE OVER THEIR EYES BECAUSE OF NARCISSISM, IT DOESN’T HAPPEN.

25. AS I STARTED GETTING OLDER, I REALIZED, ‘I’M SO HAPPY!’ I DIDN’T EXPECT THIS! I WASN’T HAPPY WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

26. TED NEEDS SOMEONE TO BE THERE 100% OF THE TIME. HE THINKS THAT’S LOVE. IT’S NOT LOVE – IT’S BABYSITTING.

27. I WAS A CHAMELEON, THE WOMAN MEN WANTED ME TO BE.

28. I AM BLESSED BEYOND REASON WITH WOMEN FRIENDS.

29. I WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP ACTING IN A MINUTE. I DIDN’T LIKE HOW IT SET ME APART FROM OTHER PEOPLE.

30. I NEVER WAS A HIPPIE! I WENT TO INDIA BECAUSE SO MANY FRIENDS LIKE MIA FARROW AND THE BEATLES WERE GOING THERE TO DISCOVER TRUTH. AND SO I WENT AND TREKKED THROUGH INDIA BY MYSELF, BUT INSTEAD OF DISCOVERING TRUTH, I WANTED TO JOIN THE PEACE CORPS.

31. I DON’T WANT MY WRINKLES TAKEN AWAY – I DON’T WANT TO LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

32. A GOOD MANY DRAMATIC SITUATIONS BEGIN WITH SCREAMING.

33. OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ASSETS TO BE CULTIVATED AND NURTURED; LET’S BEGIN TREATING THEM THAT WAY.

34. I GREW UP WITH A DEEP BELIEF THAT WHEREVER OUR TROOPS FOUGHT, THEY WERE ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS.

35. MY LOVE LIFE IS WONDERFUL.

36. I HAVE A CONFIDENCE ABOUT MY LIFE THAT COMES FROM STANDING TALL ON MY OWN TWO FEET.

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. ONE PART OF WISDOM IS KNOWING WHAT YOU DON’T NEED ANYMORE AND LETTING IT GO.

40. I LOVE MISTAKES BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY WAY YOU LEARN.

41. I’M NOW THE ELDER IN THE POSITION OF DOLING OUT WISDOM AND TRYING TO MEND FENCES.

42. I FEEL LIKE WHEN I WAS AN ADOLESCENT, AND FELT SO UNWORTHY OF LOVE AND SO EMPTY, I MOVED OUTSIDE OF MYSELF.

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