Goldie Jeanne Hawnis an American actress, director, producer, and occasional singer...
The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.
So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful.
I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
It is not the question, what am I going to be when I grow up; you should ask the question, who am I going to be when I grow up.
What helps with aging is serious cognition - thinking and understanding. You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you're here?
The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth....
We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy
I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.
A body smiles, like, 72 times a day. Where does that smile go? That's what I want to know.
To find someone who loves your children like you do is really rare.
I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It is in my DNA. My kids look at me and say: 'Mom, you're so happy!' And I do feel happy. I feel joyful inside. I can't explain it.
I'm a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it's true. I am a feminist to a point. But I'm not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.
No relationship is easy, and nobody should ever think it is. The minute you start forgetting the needs of the other person is when you get in trouble.
It's wonderful to move forward technologically, but we cannot forget that we are human beings who thrive on relationships, who thrive on interconnectivity, who thrive on sharing your feelings and emotions.
I love making people laugh and by the way I still do that with the charitable efforts on my part because I believe that people need to laugh.
I'm not afraid of my femininity and I'm not afraid of my sexuality.
Paparazzi will try to get the most controversial picture of you in a compromising position because that's how they're going to sell it.
We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate,
I'm deeply, deeply passionate about creating peace and well-being in the classroom, and well-being as a global nation.
My eyes are too big, my nose is too flat, my ears stick out, my mouth is too big and my face is too small... my body is thin as a clarinet and my ankles are so skinny that I wear two pairs of bobby socks because I don't want people to see how thin they are.
Ditzy dumb blonde? I can be ditzy. I can be.
I believe having religion in your life creates the potential for long-lasting relationships.
I wrote the book because I wanted to be able to share some things that I had learned and as pompous as that may sound, as you get to a certain point in life, you figure so what am I doing?
Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he - you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going
Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young.
When you have a Jewish mother who has a very strong Jewish family, it's very ethnic in its practices. Eating brisket, the food and the family and the interconnectedness for better or worse.
All I ever wanted to be was happy.
I believe that we all need to do charitable work. It should be taken seriously in the area of education, as someone from the industry.
Attention for children is so much about input, and the brain can only filter so much - I don't know how many millions of messages that come through the brain, and we can only filter so much through it.
I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.
Oftentimes, actors are looked at as court jesters. They are not looked at as deep-thinking, smart people who do many other things or have gifts in other areas.
I got a heart tattooed on my foot. It's my first tattoo.
Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.
I want to know where joy lives. I'd interview scientists, religious leaders and heads of state. I'd want to find out exactly what makes people happy. I'd want to look into the biology, the chemistry of the human brain.
I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion. But I've studied all religions, and as you learn more, you really learn that everyone's praying to the same God.
I've been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist.
There are only three ages for women in Hollywood--Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.
There are only three ages for women in Hollywood - Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy
She needs to let go of all that blonde silliness and quit dressing like her daughter.
I did not grow up with a sliver spoon in my mouth,
There aren't many romantic comedies anymore that star just a female lead without being paired with a male lead,
I thought he was awful cute, but he was too young. So ... two husbands later, children later ... and (I'm auditioning) guys for 'Swing Shift' ... and in walks Kurt Russell.
Though she loses the ashes on the way, the film is about the meaningful lessons she finds instead.
You had a whole life's design, what motivated you when the negativity surrounded you?
I speak from a deep place in my heart. We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.
I wanted to investigate the nature of this joy.
Oh, but Ingrid Bergman is a woman's woman. I mean, she is everything a woman should be. She's the kind of woman men aren't afraid of because she's so warm. She has a real quality. It's too bad she isn't queen of some country.
The movie actually has a little more back story, more consequence, and I think it's more real actually for this time period.
Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you're good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe you can combat some of the ugliness in the world.
A person can't go wrong if they are prepared,
I really think that to a lot of people hair is everything. Bad hair takes over everything, it really does. I think if somebody has bad hair it doesn't matter what else is happening.
You don't have to tell a child not to bully. You know, you talk at kids, they don't hear you, but when you give them a visceral experience, then they have something to remember.
Happiness, I think, has to come in the beginning, truly, from feeling a sense of well-being within yourself. To me it's that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.
I think that the boys have a tendency to be less receptive than the girls.
If you have a sense of yourself, your mission, your belief system, those things will lead you to success
One of Buddhism’s main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.
Family has always been the most important thing in my life. The only real goal that I ever had was to be a good mother.
If you put junk food in your body, your body will turn to junk....
What I’ve learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.
There are only three ages for women in Hollywood-Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.
Comedy is like catching lightning in a bottle.
Comedy breaks down walls. It frees us for just a moment from the ugliness of this world.
once you laugh at you own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you're good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Mabye........ combat some the ugliness in the world.
So each time you do a shift in your life, right, or you do a change in your life, then sometimes it feels like it's not gonna happen. And your career is not gonna do well. And the next thing you know is that these choices that you make actually catapult you to the next level.
So, but I've always been very realistic about what it is when you're in the public eye.
Because I like that I got an ugly girl's personality. In other words, a homely girl always has to develop that muscle. And I did. But the good news is that I never considered myself beautiful at all. And I still don't.
When I realized this fear, this uncertainty, this potential of dying, I guess I needed something greater to hold onto than what we can see, touch, and smell-and that was the spiritual aspect of God, the nature of God and his relationship to humans.
Men are much simpler mechanisms than women. Nothing changes them ...even when they have a midlife crisis, they do it in a mindless way... that's why I think we should let men go off and have affairs and drive fast cars and dream of being virile - and we should run the world.
So maybe that's what the difference is, is that when you intend to be happy, then you figure out ways to sustain your happiness or your ability to feel moments of joy in your life.
I practice Buddhist philosophy and contemplation but I don't know if I'm more of anything.
I'll have a lot of wrinkles on my face, but I feel like my heart will be fat and full.
My mother loved the Bible.
I must say that the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. We're all built with illusions. And they break.
Everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you're here
The key is to figure out what you want out of life, not what you want out of your career.
When 9/11 happened, the world, certainly in the United States of America, there was a unity. There was this sense of unity. And I have to say just from a personal level, it really felt good. We all felt the same way.
Never apologize for your success because you worked hard for it,
We're social animals; we're meant to be together, but we were never necessarily meant to be together without being together. That was never the plan, I don't think.
When you look at the amount of medication that has been administered to children today, it stands the hair up on your arms. Because this is the way that they are helping children manage their emotions.
A rested face is a beautiful face. However you can, find your place of rest and peace.
The key is to learn to respect and honor the complications of other people's lives
I think what we can do is to develop this incredible computer that we have on our heads, because it's endless. It's just the most brilliant thing we have to develop, and know that we have the power over all of it.
We are born with the seed of joy; it is up to us to nurture it.
The beauty of getting older is the surprise of what else you can do to make the world a better place with the wisdom that you've accrued over those years.
Marriage is ridiculous.
I've come to believe that seeking happiness is not a frivolous pursuit. It's honorable and necessary. And most people forget even to thing about it.
Men, they come and go. They always will. Hopefully, they stay. But, it’s the girl that’s sitting next to you, or the girl that’s sitting across from you, that’s going to get you through everything.
I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?
the smile you give is the smile you get back.
if we cultivate compassion for those who have hurt us, we have the possibility of overcoming our anger,pain, and fear. compassion is a great medicine.
Stress is something that's created in the mind, basically. It's how we look at things. So ovr greatest defense against stress is the ability to change ovr minds; to change ovr thinking.
There are three words I like to repeat to myself: glass half full. Just to remind myself to be grateful for everything I have.
Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?
Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.
At 11 years old I made a very definitive decision. And my decision was that I wanted to be happy.
We need to have empathy. When we lose empathy, we lose our humanity.
You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.
If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they're supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.