Celebrities’ Most Inspirational Quotes on Aging

by Jennifer Lafferty

Celebrities’ Most Inspirational Quotes on Aging

Everyone has concerns about aging, but it can be an even bigger issue for celebrities, whose careers largely depend on their appearance. While many celebs try to look younger, others focus on inner youth or they reinvent their public image. These are 20 of the best quotes on aging to come out of Hollywood.


Halle Berry



Although she’s been tempted to get cosmetic surgery, Halle Berry says: “I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself.” adding, “We have to stop wanting to look like that decade before.”


Goldie Hawn



The expression that aging is “all in your mind” has new meaning coming from the eternally youthful Goldie Hawn who adds: “It’s wonderful to know you’re aging, because that means you’re still on the planet, right?”


Jennifer Lopez



Jennifer Lopez told Today: “I never took sun when I was younger. I wasn’t a drinker, I didn’t smoke. But I feel like at the core, it’s like how you feel inside and who you are inside kind of shows on your face.”


Diane Keaton



Diane Keaton isn’t against cosmetic procedures but dosen’t embrace the idea for herself: “I don’t see anything wrong with face-lifts or Botox or fillers. They just erase the hidden battle scars. I intend to wear mine, sort of.”


Michael Caine



In 2015 Michael Caine said: “I’m 82 years old, and I sometimes think, ‘Wait a minute, five years ago I was 36.’ The time goes so fast. I’m enjoying it so much. Who wouldn’t, if you have a life that’s very successful?”


Sandra Bullock



Sandra Bullock told People: “I was putting [my son Louis] to bed and told him that even when I’m old and gray and more wrinkly than I am now, I’ll still love him and want to tuck him in. And he asked me why I have wrinkles, and I said, ‘Well, I hope some of them are from laughing so much.”


Jamie Lee Curtis



Jamie Lee Curtis thinks Americans should stop being obsessed with staying young: “I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti’. Aging is as natural as a baby’s softness and scent.”


Reese Witherspoon



Reese Witherspoon told Harper’s Bazaar about the benefits of aging: “It’s a great thing getting older. You are who you are; you say what you mean. And if your face falls down a bit? I kind of enjoy that!”





Few celebrities rebel against aging harder than Madonna, who had a message on Instagram for her critics: “I hope you are as fun loving and adventurous as me when you’re my age!


Sally Field



Although she doesn’t like her neck, 69-year-old Sally Field is upbeat on aging, telling NPR “I’ve gathered strength behind my years, I owned them, I’ve earned them, I’ve deserved them, I have a right to have them.”





Today, 30 is young but it’s still a transition. When she hit 30, Beyonce said: “This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.”


Candice Bergen



The refreshingly straightforward Candice Bergen told New York magazine in 2012: “It’s a privilege to get old… The reality is that I don’t look like I used to look. I just don’t care enough, and in a way it’s saved me.”


Jennifer Aniston



Jennifer Aniston told InStyle, “When I think about real beauty looks like, I think about women like Gloria Steinem,” she says. “She just turned 82 and she is gorgeous. But her beauty has nothing to do with what she looks like.”


Anthony Hopkins



Although Sir Anthony Hopkins admits “Getting old ain’t for the faint of heart,” he also looks on the bright side saying: “At my age, any day above ground and vertical is a good day”.


Diane Lane



Fabulous at 51, actress Diane Lane recently said “I rehearsed 50. I kind of stared at it a long time. I wasn’t going to let it terrify me. My relationship with aging is cozy.”


Kate Winslet



Talking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2014 about the pressures of aging on women, the then-38-year-old Kate Winslet shared some encourages words: “Aging is so far really fun and so much changes. You do feel more confident.”


Sigourney Weaver



Sigourney Weaver talked to Parade about changing perspectives: “You have a different perspective as you get older that I think makes everything taste better and be more fun—you know you’re only going to have this moment.”


Oprah Winfrey



When Oprah turned 60 she said : “Call me crazy, but I’ve never really understood our culture’s fear of getting older,” Winfrey says. “The way I see it, every year can be a brand new journey.”


Helen Mirren



Dame Helen Mirren has said many inspiring things about how we get better with age. One of her best quotes is: “Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*$!ing awesome.”


Cameron Diaz



Cameron Diaz, who co-authored The Longevity Book, has talked a lot about aging and once told Access Hollywood “…my belief is that it’s a privilege to get older—not everybody gets to get older.”