13+ Best Turning 40 Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational turning 40 quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Turning 40 Quotes

I was really worried about it, leading up to the day, but now I feel really happy and content with my life. I’m excited to move into the next phase. It’s much more exciting than I thought it would be. – Gwyneth Paltrow

What a great time in a woman’s life. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen or how I was going to feel about it. But now having turned the corner, it’s really empowering. – Jennie Garth

It really feels fantastic actually. I mean I have to say, I was gearing up to it. I was getting ready for it and I feel like I’ve earned these 40 stripes. I made it. – Kate Winslet

When I turned 40, I was like, huh. I accept myself more now. It was much more comforting. – Jennifer Lopez

There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate. I don’t feel the need to prove myself now, which I did for a very long time. And there is a peace that I didn’t have in my 30s. I no longer feel this urgency to make impulsive decisions. – Jillian Michaels

I’m so happy to be in my 40s and not be in my 20s and worried if I fit into my skinny jeans or whether I will be able to get into that club. – Charlize Theron

I embraced it. There’s something freeing about 40. There’s something that allowed me to walk the walk and talk the talk of being the woman that I always wanted to be. – Gabrielle Union

Every time I get stressed out or anxious, I say to myself, Just live and love. Feel love. I think that’s what I took away from my turning-40 meltdown. I have been operating out of fear, and I just don’t want to do it anymore. – Amy Adams

I wish I had known more about nutrition and exercise and how really good it could affect you at a younger age. Then I would have kicked it up a lot sooner. – Queen Latifah

I also notice that even though you do your best to stay in shape and keep your butt as tight as possible, there is not much you can do about skin. If I could take back all those spring break years in Daytona Beach, Florida, I would. What the heck was I thinking, lying out on top of tin foil with baby oil all over my delicate Irish skin? I was nuts! – Jenny McCarthy

For the first time in my life I’m content. I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known. I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it—I feel better at 40 than I did at 25. – Cameron Diaz

When am I supposed to freak out? When am I supposed to feel like, ‘Oh, my knee! Oh, ouch!’ I don’t feel any of those things! … I’ve had more fun post-40 than I can remember. From a work point of view, a physical point of view, a psycho-therapeutic point of view. – Jennifer Aniston

It’s the first time in my life that my age has met up with where my life is and it’s perfect. I love being 40. – Drew Barrymore

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