Nov 27, 2014

Famous women on ageing


OUTER BEAUTY
“There is a saying that with age, you look outside what you are inside. If you are someone who never smiles your face gets saggy. If you’re a person who smiles a lot, you will have more smile lines. Your wrinkles reflect the roads you have taken; they form the map of your life."
— Diane von Furstenberg, The Woman I Wanted to Be, October 2014

25 Famous women reflect on getting older, a fact none of us will escape. Better start doing our best instead, life is too short and too precious. You can read the whole article in NY Magazine but here are some of my favourites:

"I'm very f*cking grateful to be alive. I have so many friends who are sick or gone, and I'm here. Are you kidding? No complaints!" — Meryl Streep, Vanity Fair, January 2010

“I do think that when it comes to aging, we're held to a different standard than men. Some guy said to me: ‘Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll?’ I said: ‘You'd better check with Mick Jagger’.” —Cher, Fifty on Fifty: Wisdom, Inspiration, and Reflections on Women's Lives Well Lived

"I find my emotions are way more accessible than they were when I was younger and I've come to feel it has to do with age. I have become so wonderfully, terribly aware of time, of how little of it I have left; how much of it is behind me, and everything becomes so precious. With age, I am able to appreciate the beauty in small things more than when I was younger perhaps because I pay attention more. I feel myself becoming part of everything, as if I bleed into other people's joy and pain." —Jane Fonda, on her blog, February 2014

"My 40s were pretty great, but now, in my 50s there comes this wonderful self-knowledge. You're not trying to be somebody else, or do something else with your life. You think: Here I am. I've gone through this, I've survived that, and I know who I am now. There's still the part of me that wants to leap at every opportunity, but now there's the other side that says, 'Let's just wait a minute and see what happens.' That's intuition, and it comes with age and experience. I'm grateful for that, for knowing that I don't have to put my heart out there all the time and can just listen to that inner voice." —Kim Cattrall, Good Housekeeping, July 2014


4 comments:

  1. love this! feeling the best in your own skin is the ultimate beautiful! xO!
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  2. Wonderful! I love the warmth, wisdom and humour in those. Very inspirational, indeed! x

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  3. I love this post, Caroline...great quote from the fabulous Meryl ;)
    Happy Weekend xx

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  4. Wise words indeed from these ladies.Truly inspirational and you have chosen a varied selection of quotes. I'm off to read the full article.

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