9 Inspiring Celeb Quotes on Aging

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Whether you’re all about stopping the clock or a true proponent of aging gracefully, there’s a lot to be said about aging. We’ve certainly said a lot about it and celebs are very vocal on the topic too. While we like to wax poetic about the importance of Honor M.D.’s Firm Neck and Décolletage Cream ($75) for maintaining a smooth skin below the chin and the value of Chantecaille’s Vital Essence With Arbutin ($115) for brightening an uneven complexion (a telltale sign of age), celebrity comments range from the wise to the off-the-wall.

Scroll through to see what your favorite celebs are saying about aging!

Sharon Stone

"I've never been willing to lie about my age. Why on earth would I want to tell people I'm 35, which I'm not, and have them say, 'Oh that's nice,' when I could tell them I'm 47, which I am, and have them look at me and go, 'Whoa!'"?

Source: Bustle

Penélope Cruz

“I’ve seen my grandmothers grow old and they are so beautiful; every wrinkle in their face tells a story. I want to feel that in 30 years. I would always choose that kind of beauty over that comes from having too much done to yourself.”

Source: Marie Claire

Cindy Crawford

"I'm actually happier with my body now… because the body I have now is the body I've worked for. I have a better relationship with it. From a purely aesthetic point of view, my body was better when I was 22, 23. But I didn't enjoy it. I was too busy comparing it to everyone else's."

Source: PopSugar

Emma Thompson

"The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it."

Source: More

Dolly Parton

"I will never retire unless I have to. As long as I'm able to get up in the morning, get that makeup on and my high heels on, and even if I can't wear high heels, I'm going to do like Mae West, I'm going to sit in a wheelchair with my high heels on." 

Source: ABC News

Heidi Klum

"I don't think of getting older as looking better or worse; it's just different. You change, and that's okay. Life is about change."

Source: Marie Claire

Drew Barrymore

"Gravity and wrinkles are fine with me. They're a small price to pay for the new wisdom inside my head and my heart. If my breasts fall down to the floor and everything starts to sag, becoming hideous and gross, I won't worry.”

Source: Bustle

Lucille Ball

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Source: People

Cameron Diaz

"There's no such thing as anti-aging. We're all aging, period. Women take it as something personal that they are getting older. They think that they failed somehow by not staying 25. This is crazy to me because my belief is that it's a privilege to get older—not everybody gets to get older.”

Source: Access Hollywood

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