I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
Old age is no place for sissies.
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
I was thought to be 'stuck up.' I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today I knew it then as purpose.
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother!
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it.
People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
If you want a thing done well, get a couple of old broads to do it.
Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'. In my day, we earned that recognition.
In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
I didn't forget your breakfast. I didn't bring your breakfast. Because you didn't eat your din-din.
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
Who gossips so much around here?
I wouldn't worry too much about your heart. You can always put that award where your heart ought to be.
Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.
I've been lucky. I'll be lucky again.