Jane Fonda Quotes

I see many more men who are feminist, or at least who have learned about life in the context of feminism.... - Jane Fonda

I see many more men who are feminist, or at least who have learned about life in the context of feminism.
— Jane Fonda

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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 think feminism is about the spirit.

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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.

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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.

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I was a chameleon, the woman men wanted me to be.

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I was always a courageous woman, capable of confronting governments but not men.

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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 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 so devastated by my second divorce that I had a nervous breakdown.

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I would have given up acting in a minute. I didn't like how it set me apart from other people.

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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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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 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.

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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 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'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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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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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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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 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 you're ever in a situation where you're not getting served or you can't get what you need, just cry.

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A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.

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

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

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As I started getting older, I realized, 'I'm so happy!' I didn't expect this! I wasn't happy when I was young.

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

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

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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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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. And then the fact that my children are okay. You know, you're only as happy as your least happy child. So if your kids aren't okay, you're not good.

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I am blessed beyond reason with women friends.

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I don't think there's anything more important than making peace before it's too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.

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I don't want my wrinkles taken away - I don't want to look like everyone else.

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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 feel like my honesty gives people the freedom to talk about things they wouldn't otherwise.

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

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

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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 knew that I had to write my memoirs.

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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.

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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 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 love mistakes because it's the only way you learn.

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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 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.

Jane Fonda

I see many more men who are feminist, or at least who have learned about life in the context of feminism.

Jane Fonda