Top 52 Quotes of Jane Fonda

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.

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When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.

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We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude.

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We’re not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that.

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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.

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We are living on average today 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did.

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To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.

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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.

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The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying.

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The capacity of young people to persevere, even under the most adverse conditions, never ceases to amaze me.

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Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time. He thinks that’s love. It’s not love – it’s babysitting.

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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.

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Real love and intimacy can be much more possible when you’re older.

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People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it’s not easy at all; we’re used to hiding behind masks.

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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.

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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.

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

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My love life is wonderful.

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My childhood was influenced by the roles my father played in his movies. Whether Abraham Lincoln or Tom Joad in the ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ his characters communicated certain values which I try to carry with me to this day.

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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.

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I’ve been accused of being too flexible, too willing to mold myself to men, and that’s something I’m constantly working on.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I’m now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.

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I was raised in the ’50s. I was taught by my father that how I looked was all that mattered, frankly.

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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.

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I spent a good deal of time going back over my childhood, my midlife, to try to understand who I was. We’re supposed to be complete and whole, and you can’t be whole if you’re trying to be perfect. Doing a life review helped me get over the disease to please.

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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.

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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.

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I love films that make you feel good when you come out and, in my opinion, there’s not enough of them these days.

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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.

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I have people in my life who will say, ‘Honey, you’re trying too hard.’ I like being saucy, but I’m 73 and a half. I’m still trying to find my way between matronly and coltishness.

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

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I grew up with a deep belief that wherever our troops fought, they were on the side of the angels.

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I find that arduous physical labor can jump-start my thought process.

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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.

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I am blessed beyond reason with women friends.

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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.

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Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.

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Emotionality is really easy for me. My father always said that Fondas can cry at a good steak.

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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.

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But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.

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All my life I had believed that unless I was perfect I would not be loved.

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A mother who is obsessing about being thin and dieting and exercising is not going to be a very good mother.

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A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.

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