Without discipline, there's no life at all.
Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it . I would have made a terrible mother.
Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.
I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret...if you have any sense....And if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself
I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.
Enemies are so stimulating.
It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
It's life, isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.
Living wasn't easy for you, was it? You couldn't enter your own life, but you could be someone else. You weren't you then; you were safe.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
To be loved is very demoralizing
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
Now how can anybody look at that and not believe in God? I mean, how can anybody look at this and not believe there is some higher power, some divine force at work in the universe greater than Man, some god that created it, that created all this, that created us?
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
I would have made a terrible parent. The first time my child didn't do what I wanted, I'd kill him.