Words of Wisdom from Jessica Lange

By November 19, 2019 October 29th, 2022 Food for thought, Heather

If you didn’t already love every beautiful, tormented, multi-layered, strong and sometimes very ill and wretchedly fearsome articulate character portrayed by Jessica Lange, you’re going to love her much more when you read her wisdom playing the greatest role ever – her life story, unscripted.

These quotes remind me that to live a life of extraordinary, pretend like Jessica Lange is watching you – and cheering you on.

you wouldn’t want to let her down, after all.

Here’s just a few gems of honest vulnerability by the queen herself. Enjoy!

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.

For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.

At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life.

I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.

Be present. I would encourage you with all my heart just to be present. Be present and open to the moment that is unfolding before you. Because, ultimately, your life is made up of moments. So don’t miss them by being lost in the past or anticipating the future.

Don’t be absent from your own life.

I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy’s actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.

Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.

I’ve been thinking a lot about next year, which will be the first time in 25 years that I don’t have a child at home.

When I am home for like a two-year stretch, I get antsy, because I want to work.

There’s so many more wisdom than just these.

She’s amazing and an icon some of her favorite roles of mine have been more recent even though she always brings her A game  everytime, all the time.

thanks for reading!



Her political comment? It’s plausible. Many corrupt and/or way expired global deals are being uncovered today, and many began in the Clinton/Bush era. At least during the tragedy of 9/11, we remembered what feeling patriotic meant. I feel like we are starting to again. I pray we are continuing to be American first, and not divided but demographics or psychographics beyond that. Let’s find our way.

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