Jennifer Aniston is a national treasure – and we're not the first ones to say it. Not only does the years-long collagen fan star on two of the most binge-worthy shows of all time (watching Friends and The Morning Show were definite quarantine highlights, TBH), but she also holds the key to the wisest, most inspiring advice. Lively is revisiting 6 of Aniston’s best musings on life, beauty and more. Get ready: Your everyday routine is about a lot more fulfilling.
(Excuse us while we share/print/frame these gems.)
Read These Jennifer Aniston Quotes For A Fuller, More Vibrant Life
1. On Taking Control (to Glamour in 2013)
“You can undo a lot of things. If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That’s the thing I really feel. Like with friends who refuse to get happy, who refuse to rise above the place where they’re at.”
2. On How She Defines Beauty (to PEOPLE in 2016)
“Inner confidence. Peace. Kindness. Honesty. A life well-lived. Taking on challenges and not feeling shame for things that haven’t gone the way you felt they should have. And not feeling like a failure or allowing people to critique your life and make you feel like you’ve failed at something. That’s just toxic noise.”
3. On Coming To Terms With Reality (at a Cake press conference in 2014)
“As women, we do feel that we have to live up to an expectation whether it is on camera or going to the market or whatever it is. The truth of the matter is that that is not always the way it is. We don’t always have our high heels on. We don’t always have our hair and makeup on.”
4. On Reflection (to Associated Press in 2014)
“I think it’s always important to reflect anyway, no matter what age you're approaching or what milestone is in front of you. Reflection should be almost a daily thing if possible. Because I was never a ‘where do you see yourself in five years’ person. I had no idea, and I didn’t have a checklist, which really creates a lot less stress in your life.”
5. On Liking What She Likes (to Vogue in 2017)
"I’m a creature of habit. A weird creature of habit. I don’t fix what’s not broken and I don’t care what people think and I don’t care if people want me to change my hair. I like Californian blonde highlights. It’s just cozy and it makes me feel better. And every time I tried other ones – that bob – I just go, ‘Why did I do that?’ I’ve got very wavy hair so it creates a challenge when styling but when it's long, I can go wavy or natural or straight and it will sort of just behave. I don’t know, I like what I like. It’s sort of comforting – the consistence."
6. On Embracing The Journey (to Huffington Post in 2015)
“When I was younger, I think I took a lot for granted and would beat myself up over things that were unnecessary. Now it’s like, whatever state I’m in, whatever shape my body’s in [works for me]. I think you just have to really appreciate that this is what’s beautiful, this is you!”
Tell us: Which is your favorite Jennifer Aniston quote?