Menopause is a natural biological process that signals the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It can cause many symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, vaginal dryness, and mood swings – just to name a few!
As our bodies change and we move through this new phase of life, it’s normal to feel a range of emotions. From confusion to frustration to excitement and empowerment, there are no wrong feelings during menopause. If you’re currently experiencing menopause or are nearing that stage in life, check out these 30 quotes about menopause. They will make you laugh, nod in agreement, and maybe even feel a little bit better about this sometimes difficult transition. Enjoy!

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Menopause Quotes to Help You Through Your Journey

These menopause quotes will help you feel inspired, supported, and understood as you navigate this unique stage in your life.

  • In peri-menopause, our brains are being rewired to live with more inner wisdom, to adapt to a more direct current (intuition); and we may experience insomnia, forgetfulness, and depression. It takes a great deal of courage and faith to go through this change, and some women go through painful breakdowns before they are ready to relinquish the struggle for control. – Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of  The Wisdom of Menopause
  • Do not become alarmed when you experience yourself in totally new ways,” sighs Grandmother Growth tenderly. “You are changing, getting ready to be initiated into the third stage of your life. Are you ready for the ride of your life? – Susun Weed, author of Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way
  • There is no better time for women approaching or currently going through menopause to start or renew an exercise program. Physical activity can play an important role in counteracting many of the changes a woman experiences in her post-menopausal years. —Sabrena Newton
  • The peri-menopause symptoms can be managed by making lifestyle changes. Think of the symptoms as your body’s way of crying out for love, help, and attention. — Tanith Lee

Menopause quotes

  • If you deal with it in a healthy fashion, then I think you come out the other side a better person. I’ve got so much more energy now than I ever had in my early 50s before the menopause. — Julie Walters
  • When I was going through menopause, I didn’t sleep. I didn’t sleep for two years and ended up blowing out my thyroid, and I became nonfunctional. It’s difficult to remain fully present if I’m not getting enough sleep, so I work at getting enough. – Oprah Winfrey
  • The very best way that you can help yourself is to develop and sustain a positive attitude. The way you think and feel about everything will make all the difference to your experience. – Caroline Carr
  • Our mothers were largely silent about what happened to them as they passed through this midlife change. But a new generation of women has already started to break the wall of silence. – Trisha Posne
  • You can do this (this thing, where your body will cease to produce hormones and your skin, hair, muscles, and bones… basically every part of you will notice, go into withdrawals, and stage a coup). Be prepared for this mentally, and you’ll own this “thing”. – Lisa Jey Davis

Quotes on menopause

  • What I would say, which I’ve said to myself and girlfriends who’ve also experienced hot flashes, in particular, is that change is part of being human. We evolve and should not fear that change. You’re not alone. I feel that part of living this long is experiencing this, so I’m trying to turn it into a very positive thing for myself, which it has been, in the sense of acceptance and tolerance and education about this time of life. – Kim Cattrall

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Funny Menopause Quotes

If you’re going through menopause, you know that it can be a bit of a roller coaster ride. One minute you’re fine, and the next, you feel like you’re out of control. You’re not alone, though – plenty of other women have gone through (and are going through) menopause too. And they’ve had some pretty funny things to say about it! Check out these hilarious quotes about menopause and see if any of them resonate with you. Who knows – maybe reading them will make the whole experience a little more bearable!

  • Menopause. A pause while you reconsider men. – Margaret Atwood
  • I wouldn’t mind these hot flashes so much if they would just burn a little fat off my butt and thighs in the process. — Unknown
  • I call the Change of Life ‘Orchids’ because menopause is such an ugly word. It’s got men in it for godsakes. – Lisa Jey Davis
  • A study says owning a dog makes you 10 years younger. My first thought was to rescue two more, but I don’t want to go through menopause again. – Joan Rivers

Funny quotes about menopause

  • It’s such a cold night and it’s the only time I’ve actively been grateful for menopause. I’ve been entirely comfortable. – Emma Thompson
  • Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay.
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth
  • Menopause is our chance to say: I am a woman. Open a freaking window. — Unknown
  • I don’t have hot flashes, I have short, private vacations in tropical-like conditions. — Unknown
  • Beware the Menopause Fairy. At first, she steals your figure, then she steals your sleep, next your mood, your patience, your eyesight and finally she eats your brain! All she leaves you with is a lousy moustache, a muffin top, hot flushes, itchy skin,10 million moods, a dodgy memory, and an endless need for naps, coffee, wine, and carbs. — MenoHealth

Funny menopause quotes

  • Since I get just as sweaty, can I count my hot flashes as mini-workouts? — Unknown

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More Quotes About Menopause

These quotes about menopause are a testament to the power of women. They have persevered through menopause and emerged as wiser, more confident individuals.

  • So many women I’ve talked to see menopause as an ending. But I’ve discovered this is your moment to reinvent yourself after years of focusing on the needs of everyone else. It’s your opportunity to get clear about what matters to you and then to pursue that with all of your energy, time, and talent. — Oprah Winfrey
  • I’m enjoying my life, post-menopause, so much. It’s just so great to grow into yourself, and not be bothered with all that tyranny of biology. – Roseanne Barr
  • The changes, the highs and lows, and the hormonal shifts, there is power in that. But we were taught to be ashamed of it and to not even seek to understand it or explore it for our own edification, let alone to help the next generation. — Michelle Obama
  • I think menopause gets a really bad rap and needs a bit of a rebranding. I don’t think we have in our society a great example of an aspirational menopausal woman. — Gwyneth Paltrow

Positive quotes about menopause

  • I see menopause as the start of the next fabulous phase of life as a woman. Now is a time to ‘tune in’ to our bodies and embrace this new chapter. If anything, I feel more myself and love my body more now, at 58 years old, than ever before. – Kim Cattrall
  • Menopause, it’s the best form of birth control. Face it graciously and brag about it. It’s great. – Paula Weidager
  • There is no more creative force in the world than the menopausal woman with zest.
    Magaret Mead
  • Menopause: the phase of transition in every woman’s life. It is an invitation to start something new; even amidst the uncertainty and discomfort, it’s a time of new beginnings. – Dr. Anisha Potdar
  • Menopause is a perfectly natural process. As family members and friends recognize that this is a normal process and learn about the normal, natural symptoms, they will then treat the woman like she’s normal and natural rather than a crazy woman. — Pamela Boggs

Menopause quotes and sayings

  • Peri-menopause and menopause should be treated as the rites of passage that they are. If not celebrated, then at least accepted and acknowledged and honored. – Gillian Anderson

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Final Thoughts

Every woman’s experience is unique, and there is no one right way to feel about menopause. What matters most is how you choose to embrace this new phase of your life. The menopause quotes I’ve shared in this post provide a glimpse into the range of emotions and experiences women go through when they reach menopause. I hope that you’ve found these quotes inspiring and helpful as you journey through your own menopause experience.


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