‘You shouldn't drag yourself down because you turn 50. If you have achieved something in life, age doesn't scare you.’
‘A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.’
‘I always think positively. It is very rare that you find me in a mood that is sad or melancholic.’
‘Discipline is the great equalizer. If a young woman is beautiful but has no discipline, she will lose her looks as she grows older. If a plain woman is disciplined, she will undoubtedly become more beautiful with time.’
‘Sometimes, with exercise for example, I avoid action until I am almost sick with guilt. Then at the last moment before I sink into despair, I give myself a sort of mental slap and say "OK, girl, you'd better get going right now or all is lost!"
‘Having pride in your experience will keep you satisfied with your age, whatever it is. If you can look at yourself and know that you have faced difficulties and overcome them, taken risks and dealt with the consequences, gambled with your time and your love and at least sometimes won, then you will feel glad to be the age you are…’
‘Sex appeal is 50% what you have, and 50% what people think you have.’
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