Isabella Rossellini by Terry Richardson, 1999

"The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody’s interested in somebody who’s just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing — there is no latest thing. It’s all rubbish." Vivienne Westwood

"Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade... Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes." ~ Bette Midler, photographed by Richard Avedon, 1971

Isabella Rossellini: "I don't age gracefully to give anybody an example ... I age comfortably."

Hepburn: I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man…I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to and I made enough money to support myself. And I ain't afraid of being alone. Barbara Walters: “Is that why also you wear pants?” Hepburn: No, I just wore pants because they're comfortable. Walters: Do you ever wear a skirt, by the way? Hepburn: I have one. Walters: You have one.

"Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They're kinder." ~ Emma Thompson. I believe this too.

This beautiful model, a burn survivor, did this photo shoot to, in her own words, "prove that scars do not change a person, they make that person who they become." What a gorgeous woman. BREATHLESS and indeed still BEAUTIFUL

"Old age is no place for sissy's." Bette Davis R

Drew Barrymore

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.

A strikingly beautiful young woman sports a causal summery look in this lovely snapshot from the 1940s. #forties #1940s #beautiful #woman #vintage #fashion #retro

// Isabella Rossellini

"There's this youth culture [...] it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting - women, especially - when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hairstyle. I just find that so shallow." ~Annie Lennox, turning 60.

Ingrid Bergman and Isabella Rossellini

"I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house." Zsa Zsa Gabor. (This just cracks me up. ;-)

I do not understand why some women fear to age, i find it rather romantic and very beautiful. <3

Isabella Rossellini by Richard Avedon, 1982.

Angela Lansbury: "I want to play real women, I want to play women who are not senile, who are not about to keel over, who are still able to conduct meaningful, useful lives at their age, and be part of society 100 per cent. I don’t want to play stereotypes. I want to play intelligent, smart ladies who happen to be 80 or 90 or whatever… They simply don’t write them. I could say that that’s a big mistake, certainly, in our society today..."

Helen Mirren

INTERVIEWER: What is the craziest thing you ever did to get a guy to notice you? AMY POEHLER: I had no idea how to get guys to notice me. I still don’t. Who cares?

Bette Davis, 1989; she's the one who said old age "ain't for sissies"!