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The Best Quotes By Celebrities Regarding Ageism

In an industry where beauty rules over brains, where the face has more value than the mind, it is sometimes difficult for those who are on the wrong side of 40. Truth is nobody is immune to aging, and yet that doesn’t stop us from buying loads of anti-aging products to make our skin look younger. However, here is our two cents — whether you are okay with your aging skin or not, it is not other people’s business. Whatever you want to do, it is always up to you. Since getting older brings about a lot of physical and mental changes, it is hard to embrace aging though. It needs time and maturity to accept the fact and be happy with your age. It always helps to listen to people whom we idolize and those who always look stunning, old or not. Hence, here are some of the biggest stars from Hollywood with their thoughts on ageism.

Oprah Winfrey

The first black woman to reach the billionaire’s list is the media mogul Oprah Winfrey. She is loved by one and all for her insightful talk show and her amazing speeches. She is definitely the queen of wisdom who is not afraid to explore new avenues. She has her own media company and is also the spokesperson of weight watchers. Here is what she says:

“Every year should teach you something valuable; whether you get the lesson is up to you. Every year brings you closer to expressing your whole and healed self. I celebrate that. Honor it. Hold it in reverence. And I’m grateful for every age I’m blessed to become.”

Judi Dench

The famous character M was killed in the James Bond movie from 2014, SkyfallBut Judi Dench’s acting skills will remain in the minds of her fans for years to come. She has made it quite clear that retirement is not for her yet and doesn’t quite believe in aging. In fact, words pertaining to getting old is not in her dictionary. Here is what she says:

“It’s the rudest word in my dictionary, “retire.” And “old” is another one. I don’t allow that in my house. And being called “vintage.” I don’t want any of those old words. I like”‘enthusiastic,” and I like the word “cut” because that means you’ve finished the shot.”

Harrison Ford

The legendary actor from films like Star Wars and Indiana Jones doesn’t want to give aging much importance. For him, age is just a number, and he would rather stay busy with his career and his interesting hobbies which includes flying planes. His perspective on getting old goes like this:

“I just don’t think of age and time in respect of years. I just have too much experience of people in their 70s who are vigorous and useful and people that are 35 that are in [lousy] physical shape and can’t think straight. I don’t think age has that much to do with it.”

Helen Mirren

Of all the celebrities, you have to love what Helen Mirren says. Her take on the word “anti-aging” is that since we are getting older, isn’t it better to accept the reality as it is and stay as good as we can? However, she does encourages everyone to do as they please. As for growing old, she wants to have as much fun as she can while she is alive. Here is what she says:

“You only have two options in life: Die young or get old. There is nothing else. The idea of dying young when you’re 25 is kind of cool — a bit romantic, like James Dean. But then you realize that life is too much fun to do that. It’s fascinating and wonderful and emotional.”

Sharon Stone

One of the hottest scenes in the history of Hollywood has to be the one from Basic Instinctwhere Stone crosses her legs as she was being quizzed. So how does the gorgeous star from yesteryears feel about getting old? She feels old age is a new experience that everybody should enjoy as they enjoy new things.

“You have to sit down and take a good look at yourself, particularly as you grow older and your face changes. People are afraid of changing; that they’re losing something. They don’t understand that they are also gaining something.”

Those are some of the best words spoken by Hollywood A-listers. What is your take on aging though?

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