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Jane Fonda Quotes


"I love Bridget Fonda." - Rachel Nichols

"When Goldie Hawn wrote her memoirs, no one said Goldie Hawn was snitching. When Jane Fonda wrote her memoirs, no one said Jane Fonda was snitching." - Karrine Steffans

"It was a good experience working with Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda." - Terry Southern

"We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous." - Robert Patrick

"I bought all those [fitness] videos - Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda. I love to sit and eat cookies and watch 'em." - Dolly Parton

"We weren't radical chic. Jane Fonda embarrassed me. We belonged to no political parties. Basically, we were vaudevillians." - Tom Smothers

"Jane Fonda, who divided her life into three acts, decided after her sixtieth birthday that she was now facing the final act, and came to the following conclusion: "I thought to myself, well if that's the case and if what I'm scared of isn't death, but getting to the end with regrets, then I've got to figure out what would be the things that I would regret when I got to the last act if I hadn't done them or achieved them by then. And they were: having an intimate relationship and having made a difference."" - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"You know who helped me a lot? Jane Fonda. She said, Look at how many times I've been up and I've been down. So don't worry about anything." - Melanie Griffith

"We asked Jane Fonda if she would like to meet American pilots in Hanoi, but she refused, she didn't want to." - Hanoi Hannah

"One doesn't read Jane Austen; one re-reads Jane Austen." - William F Buckley Jr

"I'm a Jane Austen/Jane Eyre kind of girl." - Maggie Grace

"Jane Austen is very amusing." - James Callis

"I'm a Jewish Jane Austen." - Howard Jacobson

"I was struck with a bolt of distilled horror like I have never known before. Far worse than suddenly finding yourself walking through a prison cafeteria wearing Daisy Duke shorts and a Jane Fonda headband." - Augusten Burroughs

"The label of liberalism is hardly a sentence to public ignominy: otherwise Bruce Springsteen would still be rehabilitating used Cadillacs in Asbury Park and Jane Fonda, for all we know, would be just another overweight housewife." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"On vague wording of drone strike criteria: "Are you going to just drop a hellfire missile on Jane Fonda? Are you going to drop a missile on Kent State? That's gobbledygook." - Rand Paul

"I like all the old-fashioned icons. My friends are artists, so they make me up to look like certain people. I am more inspired by people like Jane Fonda or Brigitte Bardot - people who did something as activists." - Pamela Anderson

"On vague wording of drone strike criteria: "Are you going to just drop a hellfire missile on Jane Fonda? Are you going to drop a missile on Kent State? That's gobbledygook." - Rand Paul

"Being second generation in Hollywood is complicated: Success is expected, and yet the track record of the second generation is not great. Only a small group of us, like Jane Fonda, have succeeded." - Kirk Douglas

"I'm a writer and director. And the movie I've seen a million times is 'Coming Home,' directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jon Voight, Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern." - Jonathan Levine

"Bogart was like Henry Fonda - proud and happy to be an actor." - Katharine Hepburn

"Took out Skinny Minnie, Long Tall Sally, and Short Fat Fanny, but I'm kinda fonda Wanda." - Neil Young

"Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain." - Maureen O'Hara

"I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda." - Eli Wallach

"Jane, Jane, Tall as a crane, The morning light creaks down again." - Edith Sitwell

"On May 7, a few weeks after the accident at Three-Mile Island, I was in Washington. I was there to refute some of that propaganda that Ralph Nader, Jane Fonda and their kind are spewing to the news media in their attempt to frighten people away from nuclear power. I am 71 years old, and I was working 20 hours a day. The strain was too much. The next day, I suffered a heart attack. You might say that I was the only one whose health was affected by that reactor near Harrisburg. No, that would be wrong. It was not the reactor. It was Jane Fonda. Reactors are not dangerous." - Edward Teller

"I've been doing the Fonda workout: the Peter Fonda workout. That's where I wake up, take a hit of acid, smoke a joint, and go to my sister's house and ask her for money." - Kevin Meaney

"I'm playing like Tarzan-and scoring like Jane." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"To Jane Austen, every fool is a treasure trove." - Mason Cooley

"Jane: Focus is important. V: Only if you're a microscope." - J.R. Ward

"How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!" - Dodie Smith

"I'll leave the swearing to the Jane Fondas." - Irene Dunne

"I would say anything is possible on 'Jane the Virgin.'" - Justin Baldoni

"I've never got on very well with Jane Austen." - Anita Brookner

"You look at that Democratic debate, I had to laugh at what I saw Barack Obama do. I mean in one week he went from saying he's going to sit down, you know, for tea, with our enemies, but then he's going to bomb our allies. I mean he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Mitt Romney

"I would think somebody like Jane Fonda and her idiot husband would be terribly ashamed and saddened that they were a part of causing us to stop helping the South Vietnamese. Now look what's happening. They're getting killed by the millions. Murdered by the millions. How the hell can she and her husband sleep at night?" - John Wayne

"Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery and Robert Redford, Mel Gibson - at least in the Road Warrior films - and Harrison Ford are among my favorite actors. Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Deborah Winger, Jessica Lange, and of course, Shirley MacLaine, are among the women." - Frederick Lenz

"The media has created this environment that is okay to say almost anything about somebody who is, you know, right of Jane Fonda. You know, if you are slightly conservative or even libertarian points of view, especially if you are persuasive and charismatic and funny and effective, you will get called the most appalling things." - Milo Yiannopoulos

"Christianity or any religion doesn't necessarily have to be about a church. You carry your God inside you... But when you're famous and the word gets out that you're a Christian, every church is saying, "Even Jane Fonda." People come up to me in airports and throw their arms around me." - Jane Fonda

"When I was in Vietnam with Jane Fonda, I was shooting a farmer in a field - just a pastoral scene. And while I was shooting him, an explosion occurred right - he blew up right in my lens, so to speak. And he had stepped on a landmine." - Haskell Wexler

"In the '80s, I loved the movies of the '70s. Also I remember loving Klute [1971]. I loved Jane Fonda. Actually, I auditioned for the last movie she made before she retired for a while, Stanley and Iris [1990], which Martha Plimpton got." - Winona Ryder

"In retrospect, I went to Jane Fonda for literally everything. During Mermaids, we were staying in the same building, so she was right upstairs from me. I was in my first relationship, so I got all sorts of advice. She became famous in her late teens." - Winona Ryder

"Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?" - Jeff Gannon

"Upon accepting her Oscar for "Julia," 1978: "My dear colleagues, I thank you very very much for this tribute to my work. I think that Jane Fonda and I have done the best work of our lives, and I salute you and I pay tribute to you, and I think you should." - Vanessa Redgrave

"I was the Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, but Jane Roe has been laid to rest." - Norma Mccorvey

"When I read the 'Dick and Jane' stories, I thought they were afraid they might forget each other's names because they always said each other's names - a lot. So if Jane didn't see the dog, Dick would say, 'Look Jane, look. There is the dog next to Sally, Jane. The dog is also next to mother, Jane. The dog is next to father, Jane.'" - Jon Scieszka

"You ain't no Hepburn and I ain't no Fonda, but if you were drowning in Golden Ponda, mouth to mouth I'd resuscitate you." - Alice Cooper

"Clarence Darrow was a unique and courageous man. Several of my favourite actors have played Darrow... Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and Spencer Tracy." - Kevin Spacey

"What good is it to look like Tarzan and play like Jane?" - John Welborn

"What's ready? Was Steinback ready? Hemingway? Shakespeare? Dickens? Jane Austen? They just did it, didn't they?" - Danielle Steel

"Who do you think you are, Jane Eyre? Grow up. Be sensible. Don't get carried away." - David Nicholls

"I am for the ones who represent sense, and so was Jane Austen." - Mary Mccarthy

"Jane Austen is the feminine Peter Pan of letters. She never grew up." - George Sampson

"Beast?" Jane murmured. "Then God make me a beast; for, man or beast, I am yours." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"Am I hideous, Jane? Very, sir: you always were, you know." - Charlotte Bronte

"Written on the mirror, revealed by the steam, were the words, I love you, Jane." - J.R. Ward

"Blue. My name's Blue Sargent.' 'Blair?' 'Blue.' 'Blaize?' Blue sighed. 'Jane" - Maggie Stiefvater

"What's ready? Was Steinback ready? Hemingway? Shakespeare? Dickens? Jane Austen? They just did it, did' they?" - Danielle Steel

"You, Jane, I must have you for my own-entirely my own." - Charlotte Bronte

"Culture is the ability to describe Jane Russell without moving your hands" - Bob Hope

"He had a lot of different smiles, and Jane was getting to know them all." - Lauren Conrad

"I can talk about Jane Austen until the cows come home." - Whit Stillman

"It is not like every episode [of "Mary and Jane"] people are sitting around getting high." - Deborah Kaplan

"There are more stakes [in Mary and Jane], which is always good." - Deborah Kaplan

"John Thomas says goodnight to Lady Jane, a little droopingly, but with a hopeful heart." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Jane Seymour made my I.B.S act up. I had to leave the room." - Gina Barberi

"Raw sex is the last thing you are going to encounter in a Jane Austen woman." - Peter Greenaway

"Make haste" Jane added, just because she always wanted to say that." - Shannon Hale

"Governments and fashions come and go but Jane Eyre is for all time." - Jasper Fforde

"A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah." - Ronald Reagan

"If there was a Jane Austen camp, I would go, no question." - Stephenie Meyer

"It was like being in a Jane Austen novel, but one with far less clothing." - Terry Pratchett

"I always loved the style of Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Marilyn Monroe." - Helena Christensen

"Look at Jane Austen. Her characters derive in a reasonably straight line from fairy tales." - Andrew Davies

"I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film. I am fascinated by classics." - Tippi Hedren

"I feel it's like being a kid and dressing up, because that's what Baby Jane is." - Millicent Martin

"I do hope to bring Jane Whitefield back before too long." - Thomas Perry

"I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen." - J K Rowling

"Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire." - J K Rowling

"How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan, You Jane, and make a million?" - Johnny Weissmuller

"I'm like Jane Austen - I work on the corner of the dining table." - A N Wilson

"My role models were childless: Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Let's note, that in what I consider the most disgraceful performance abroad by an American official in my lifetime - something not exampled since Jane Fonda sat on the anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi to be photographed - Mr. McDermott said in effect, not in effect, he said it, we should take Saddam Hussein at his word and not take the President at his word. He said the United States is simply trying to provoke. I mean, why Saddam Hussein doesn't pay commercial time for that advertisement for his policy, I do not know." - George Will

"I dont think about the Fonda legacy much." - Troy Garity

"I don't think about the Fonda legacy much." - Troy Garity

"I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn't know who I was. They all thought of me as Henry Fonda's son. Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me." - Peter Fonda

"Before 'Austenland,' I got do a lead role in 'Northanger Abbey', which is Jane Austen. Growing up in England, you can't really ignore Jane Austen. It's always been there." - Jj Feild

"Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It's not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me." - Sharon Olds

"You're never safe in 'Jane the Virgin;' that's what I'll say. You're never safe on a telenovela, that's for darn sure, and you're never safe on 'Jane the Virgin.'" - Justin Baldoni

"I've been fortunate in that I never actually read any Jane Austen until I was thirty, thus sparing myself several decades of the unhappiness of having no new Jane Austen novels to read." - Cathleen Schine

"Not long before my mother died, I found a long-lost portrait of Jane Franklin's granddaughter, Jane Flagg, aged nine - oil on canvas - in the basement of a public library not a dozen miles from my mother's house." - Jill Lepore

"I used the name Jane Roe because I didnt want my personal name to be involved in it." - Norma Mccorvey

"Rochester: My bride is here, because my equal is here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?" - Charlotte Bronte

"It is a long way off, sir" "From what Jane?" "From England and from Thornfield: and ___" "Well?" "From you, sir" - Charlotte Bronte

" other words, all I want to be is the Jane Austen of south Alabama Interview - March 1964" - Harper Lee

"French girls still have the Jane Birkin culture. You can go just like that, without makeup, without managing your hair." - Emmanuelle Alt

"Drunk, Jane spoke as though she were Nancy Drew. I was a fool for a girl with a dainty lexicon." - Michael Chabon

"In life, Jane reflected, the most interesting things tend to happen when you're on your way to do something else." - Gabrielle Zevin

"Dear Jane, Just so you know: e. e. cummings cheated on both of his wives. With prostitutes. Yours, Will Grayson" - John Green

"Jane Austen: Getting into her books is like getting in bed with a cadaver. Something vital is lacking; namely, life." - Edward Abbey

"Pride and Prejudice' - perhaps more than any other Jane Austen book - is engrained in our literary consciousness." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"Every time I read a Jane Austen novel, I feel like a bartender at the gates of heaven." - Mark Twain

"The original pilot script [ of "Mary and Jane"], we literally just wrote for fun. It was, let's just do this." - Harry Elfont

"I make no apology for preoccupying myself with architecture, television, conceptual art, restaurants and Jane Asher's cakes." - Will Self

"Ah, but you're the insidious type-Jane Eyre with of touch of Becky Sharp. A thoroughly dangerous girl." - Dodie Smith

"All reading is good reading. And all reading of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens is sublime reading." - Anna Quindlen

"It was the marriage that was important; Jane Austen rarely even bothered to write about the wedding." - Karen Joy Fowler

"Jane Monheit is skyrocketing up the jazz charts. By next year, we won't be able to get her." - Jane Monheit

"I'm kind of a mash-up of taste - Graham Greene and Jane Austen; W.G. Sebald and Alice Munro." - Amy Waldman

"There were many good actresses in my time like Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds, but I was the only dancer." - Leslie Caron

"'Pride and Prejudice' - perhaps more than any other Jane Austen book - is engrained in our literary consciousness." - Seth Grahamesmith

"I used the name Jane Roe because I didn't want my personal name to be involved in it." - Norma Mccorvey

"I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature." - Anne Stevenson

"I'm in love with mary jane. she's my main thing. she makes me feel alright. she makes my heart sing. and when I'm feeling low, she comes as no suprise. turns me on with her love, takes me to paradiiiiise do you love me mary jane, yeah now do you think you love me mary jane don't you play no game...." - Rick James

"I'm totally in love with Jane Austen and have always been in love with Jane Austen. I did my dissertation at university on black people in eighteenth-century Britain - so I'd love to do a Jane Austen-esque film but with black people." - Naomie Harris

"Last season when I was on set...for some reason I had The Battle Hymn of the Republic in my head but I didn't know all the words. It was one of those songs you had to learn when you were younger. It wasn't as important for people raised in the 80's and 90's as it was to people raised in the 50's, 60's and 70's so when I started singing "My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord," Jane [Fonda] heard me singing it and started singing the rest of it. Suddenly everyone on set everyone was singing. That's just something I can keep in my heart forever." - Baron Vaughn

"I am not talking about what every one of us means by love. Little namby-pamby love is lovely. Man rails in love with woman, and woman goes to die for man. The chances are that in five minutes John kicks Jane, and Jane kicks John. This is a materialism and no love at all. If John could really love Jane, he would be perfect that moment." - Swami Vivekananda

"Here was a woman about the year 1800 writing without hate, without bitterness, without fear, without protest, without preaching. That was how Shakespeare wrote, I thought, looking at Antony and Cleopatra; and when people compare Shakespeare and Jane Austen, they may mean that the minds of both had consumed all impediments; and for that reason we do not know Jane Austen and we do not know Shakespeare, and for that reason Jane Austen pervades every word that she wrote, and so does Shakespeare." - Virginia Woolf

"I was once doing a question and answer period with the novelist Jane Smiley in a bookstore and someone asked us what our processes were and Jane said hers and then I said mine and Jane said, "Well, if I had a student like that I'd force him never to write like that again because you could never write a novel in the way that you write poetry."" - Edward Hirsch

"With Jane Birkin, we had a scene from a film called Jane B. by Agnes V. - a portrait I made in '87. We had a casino scene, surrealistic, in which we had some naked people gambling. Jane Birkin was the card dealer and I was the player. I had beautiful jewelery around me, and when I lost I would take the jewelery and say, Service - being very generous, because it was very expensive jewelery. I would say, Tip." - Agnes Varda

"I am a Jane Austenite, and therefore slightly imbecile about Jane Austen. My fatuous expression, and airs of personal immunity-how ill they sit on the face, say,of a Stevensonian! But Jane Austen is so different. She is my favourite author! I read and reread, the mouth open and the mind closed. Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, while criticism slumbers." - E M Forster

"All I want to do is make serious movies that explore social issues and turn a profit, and slip the schnitzel to Jane DePugh." - James Ellroy

"Calvin: ME TARZAN! KING OF JUNGLE! Suzy: Nice underpants. Does your mom know you're over here like this? Calvin:...I don't think Jane EVER said that to Tarzan." - Bill Watterson

"I seem to have gathered up a stray lamb in my arms: you wandered out of the fold to seek your shepherd, did you, Jane?" - Charlotte Bronte

"But then we have to leave, have to. It's always been that way, and it will always be that way, Jane. That's just.. how it works" - James Patterson

"Well, my comfort is, I am sure Jane will die of a broken heart, and then he will be sorry for what he has done." - Jane Austen

"I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me." - Jane Austen

"Jane Austen may not be the best writer, but she certainly writes about the best people. And by that I mean people just like me." - Anna Quindlen

"The spirit of Jane Eyre looms over Once Upon a Day. Lisa Tucker keeps the plot of this gothic novel bubbling with tons of juicy family secrets." - Stewart O'Nan

"Thank you, Jane Birkin, for providing me with infinite outfit ideas and the confidence to dress like a boy but act like a girl." - Alexa Chung

"Jane Austen can in fact get more drama out of morality than most other writers can get from shipwreck, battle, murder, or mayhem." - Ronald Blythe

"You never even worried, with Jane, whether your hand was sweaty or not. All you knew was, you were happy. You really were." - J D Salinger

"I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express." - Jane Eyre" - Charlotte Bronte

"Jane, I never meant to wound you thus...Will you ever forgive me?" Reader, I forgave him at the moment and on the spot." - Charlotte Bronte

"Now I was more certain than ever of my decision. I could not love a man who did not love Jane Austen." - Deanna Raybourn

"You are Spider-Man!" she exclaimed. Simon glanced down from his perch halfway up the pillar. "That makes you Mary Jane. She has red hair," - Cassandra Clare

"You are Spider-Man!" she exclaimed. Simon glanced down from his perch halfway up the pillar. "That makes you Mary Jane. She has red hair," - Cassandra Clare

"Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it. Jane: A slave who rejoices is a slave indeed." - Orson Scott Card

"I wish you could be kissed, Jane,' he said. 'Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.' He flailed an arm toward the stars." - Maggie Stiefvater

"My bride is here,' he said, again drawing me to him, 'because my equal is here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?" - Charlotte Bronte

"Jane-Sweetie, we've talked about your weight-" my mother began. I'm only eight years old," I said. "How about I promise to be anorexic later?" - James Patterson

"The art and passion of reading well and deeply is waning, but [Jane] Austen still inspires people to become fanatical readers." - Harold Bloom

"Last dance with Mary Jane One more time to kill the pain I feel summer creepin' in and I'm Tired of this town again" - Tom Petty

"You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether or not anyone says a word. She enters into her characters thoughts with great understanding and depth." - Richard Russo

"Tarzan is direct; he doesn't ask Jane if they might have a meaningful relationship or if they can get together for lunch sometime." - Richard Kahn, Baron Kahn

"To Jane Jacob's three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds two more: conservation and regionalism." - Peter Calthorpe

"He turned away; he threw himself on his face on the sofa. 'Oh, Jane! my hope - my love - my life!' broke in anguish from his lips." - Charlotte Bronte

"Praying's not going to help. Too late for that, Jane...I gave you a chance to have it on your terms. Now we'll do this on mine" - J.R. Ward

"She had gradually changed her name. "Jane" was too dull. Last year, she'd added a "y", becoming Jayne, which had more personality." - Caroline B Cooney

"Not to be confused with Spider-Man's other girlfriend Mary Jane Watson, who is a skank and doesn't love him like I do." - Emma Stone



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