"If we as a nation are to break the cycle of poverty, crime and the growing underclass of young people ill equipped to be productive citizens, we need to not only implement effective programs to prevent teen pregnancy, but we must also help those who have already given birth so that they become effective, nurturing, bonding parents."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Jane Fonda on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Jane Fonda on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Jane Fonda on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Jane Fonda on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Jane Fonda on Bryan White
"It's hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I'm not discouraged."
"We're still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That's the old metaphor: You're born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude."
"We can no longer waste time and money. Every day, more than 2,000 girls in America, age 15-19, give birth - in the wealthiest, most educated nation in the world! Neither you nor I should accept this statistic."
"The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year."
"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."