30 Badass Quotes That Will Make You Feel A-OK About Getting Older

30 Badass Quotes That Will Make You Feel A-OK About Getting Older

These woman are hella inspiring...

As Cameron Diaz does the trail for The Longevity Book, spreading her positive getting older vibes, we look at more amazing women who will make you think: who CARES about wrinkling, puffing and general ageing? There are (many) more important things...

1.    ‘I started asking… why should I be afraid? […] What I learned is that aging is really about living. I feel very grateful that I get to turn another year older because not everybody does. Not everybody gets to grow old.’ — Cameron Diaz

2.    ‘It's fun watching your face change, especially for an actor. All my lines, they're hard-won, I'm proud of them. When I was 21, shooting Titanic, I would think about being 40 and think, 'Oh, my God, old people.' But I can probably say I feel younger than I did in my 20s, and I know myself now in an utterly unquestionable way that I think in your 20s you sort of think you do, but you haven't got a fucking clue.’ — Kate Winslet

3.    ‘I wouldn't want to be 20 now. I know so much more, and I'm much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is [...] When I hear young girls complaining about superficial things [...] You're at the peak of your physical beauty right now! Just enjoy it and stop worrying about your thighs being too big ... If you're upset with how you look at 25, life's going to be tough.’ — Susan Sarandon

4.    'I just think that things get easier as you get older and wiser and more experienced. You get more confident about who you are as you get older. I find that really comforting.' — Rachel Weisz

5.    ‘I am convinced that most people do not grow up [...] We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.’ — Maya Angelou

6.    ‘When you’ve had children, your body changes; there’s history to it. I like the evolution of that history; I’m fortunate to be with somebody who likes the evolution of that history. I think it’s important to not eradicate it. I look at someone’s face and I see the work before I see the person. I personally don’t think people look better when they do it; they just look different.’ — Cate Blanchett

7.    ‘Best thing about being in your 90s is you're spoiled rotten. Everybody spoils you like mad and they treat you with such respect because you're old. Little do they know, you haven't changed. You haven't changed in [the brain]. You're just 90 every place else [...] Now that I'm 91, as opposed to being 90, I'm much wiser. I'm much more aware and I'm much sexier.’ — Betty White

8.    'I'm almost 50, so I obviously don't have the same body that I had when I was 20. But I also don't have the same mindset either, when I was wracked with self-consciousness and insecurity. Now I really appreciate my maturity as a woman, my depth of spirit and soul and my understanding of who I am and what's important to me.' — Elle Macpherson

9.    'I actually have better sex — which is the bottom line, is it not? At 60. Because you learn how to, you know, work the vehicle better.' — Lauren Hutton

10. ‘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

11. ‘I can’t even smoke-and-mirrors the Cindy from my twenties anymore. And that’s okay.' — Cindy Crawford

12. 'I think I look nicer now. It’s really weird cause when you’re 21 you think, 'Oh God, when I’m 36, oh God, that’s nearly 40, and I’ll look really old and wrinkly by then'. And actually I quite like the way I look. I feel OK about myself these days.' — Kate Winslet

13. ‘I'm very fucking 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

14. 'My ass is definitely higher than it was when I was 20. This is the thing that people don’t understand — take care of your body [and it will] get better! It gets better as I get older.' — Cameron Diaz

15. ‘From my perspective, there’s no reason to be afraid of ageing, because if you age, you’re lucky! The alternative is death.' — Drew Barrymore

16. ‘It took me years of peeling back the onion to finally stop using make-up as a mask and feel comfortable in my skin.' — Jennifer Aniston

17. 'As a woman, you should be more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s...You are more self-assured about that part. And that's the way it should be.' — Salma Hayek

18. 'I have absolutely no objection to growing older. I am a stroke survivor so I am extremely grateful to be ageing – I have nothing but gratitude for the passing years. I am ageing – lucky, lucky me!' — Sharon Stone

19. 'Growing older is not such a big deal for me, despite the fears that older actresses have in Hollywood. When I hit 40, for example, I didn't feel 40 - or whatever that is supposed to feel like.' — Halle Berry

20. 'Feeling attractive didn’t come until I was 29… What is it about a woman being in her late 30s that brings out the "Oh, my gosh, are you worried?" questions? Worried? What about? Thirty eight, 39, 40, 50! Great! Still alive!' Kate Beckinsale 

21. 'I love ageing. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life?' — Zoe Saldana

22. 'My 40s were pretty great, but now, in my 50s — oh, just saying that sounds so ancient! — 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

23. ‘I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.’ ― Simone de Beauvoir

24. 'I do think about ageing. I have those moments of panic and vanity, but life keeps getting better, so you can't worry about it too much.' — Jennifer Garner

25. 'I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be [...] Far too many people misunderstand what ‘putting away childish things’ means, and think that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old means being grownup. When I'm with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up, then I don't ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child's awareness and joy, and be fifty-one, then I will really learn what it means to be grownup.' — Madeleine L’Engle

26. 'Age holds absolutely no fear for me. There is so much enjoyment ahead.' — Penelope Cruz

27. ‘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

28. ‘Here's what I know: I'm a better person at fifty than I was at forty-eight [...] and better at fifty-two than I was at fifty. I'm calmer, easier to live with. All this stuff is in my soul forever. Just don't get lazy. Work at your relationships all the time. Take care of friendships, hold people you love close to you, take advantage of birthdays to celebrate fiercely. It's the worrying — not the years themselves — that will make you less of a woman.’ — Patti LaBelle

29. 'I tend to observe women in the U.K. approaching it less obsessively, than say, those in Los Angeles. There seems to be less of a preoccupation with it and more of an acceptance of the natural face and the natural ageing process [...] I think in Europe, in general, there's a sense that women who age naturally can be beautiful, whereas I'm not so sure that's the perception in America.' — Gillian Anderson

30. 'I just understand it more. I’ve always embraced aging; I have no problem with aging. Knowing that only 150 years ago, life expectancy was 40 and now it’s 82 for women is something to be celebrated.' — Cameron Diaz

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