Jane Fonda Quotes
"Working in Hollywood does give one a certain expertise in the field of prostitution."
"I was terrified when I turned 30. I was pregnant and had the mumps and Faye Dunaway
was just coming out in Bonnie and Clyde
. I thought, 'Oh my God, I'll never work again. I'm old!'"
"Acting with [Laurence] Harvey is like acting by yourself - only worse." - Jane Fonda on her 1962 film Walk on the Wild Side
"It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanised such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless." [expressing regret at her support for the Viet Cong]
"I, a Socialist, think we should strive toward a Socialist society, all the way to Communism."
"If you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that one day we would become Communist." (speaking to students at the University of Michigan in 1970)
"People think actresses find public speaking easy, and it's not easy at all; we're used to hiding behind masks."
[accepting her father's Oscar for On Golden Pond]: "I'll bet when he heard it just now he said 'Hey ain't I lucky?' As if luck had anything to do with it."
"The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter ... sitting on an enemy aircraft gun (in North Vietnam) was a betrayal...The largest lapse of judgment that I can even imagine."
"I would have given up acting in a minute. I didn't like how it set me apart from other people."
"When I start down a path that I know is the right path, I go with all of me."
"I'm a very brave person. I can go to North Vietnam, I can challenge my government, but I can't challenge the man I'm with if means I'm going to end up alone."
"It's hard to imagine a happy ending to the US-led war in Iraq. What's it going to mean for stability as a nation, for terrorism, for the economy I can't imagine. I think the entire world is going to be united against us."
Ted [Turner] needs someone to be there 100 percent of the time. He thinks that's love. It's not love. It's babysitting.
"I wanted to do a tour like I did during the Vietnam War, a tour of the country. But then Cindy Sheehan
filled in the gap, and she is better at this than I am. I carry too much baggage."