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    I've never wanted to meet anyone I've been introduced to. I want to meet all the other people.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: people 
     
    I don't always understand other people's motives. I will repeat that for my own benefit, if you don't mind. I don't always understand other people's motives.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: mind 
     
    I always expect people to behave much better than I do. When they actually behave worse, I am frankly incredulous.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: people 
     
    What's the use of remembering anything? If it was unpleasant it was unpleasant and if it was pleasant it's over.
    — Elaine Dundy
    The world is wide, wide, wide, and I am young, young, young, and we're all going to live forever!
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: live  world  young 
     
    A rowdy bunch on the whole, they were most of them so violently individualistic as to be practically interchangeable.
    — Elaine Dundy
    [W]hat is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does not follow that they either like the rich or that they in any way want to emulate their characters which, in fact, they despise. Both the poor and the rich have always found precisely the same grounds on which to complain about each other. Each feels the other has no manners, is disloyal, corrupt, insensitive - and has never put in an honest day's work in its life.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: character  work  poor  facts  corrupt 
     
    It's amazing how right you can be about a person you don't know; it's only the people you do know who confuse you.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: people  right 
     
    I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway; might as well get paid for it.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: night  questions  saying  god 
     
    Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
    — Elaine Dundy
    I hate champagne more than anything in the world next to Seven-Up.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: world  hate 
     
    At some point in my life I realized I knew only celebrities, I didn't know any real people. I think it was a master stroke of Fate that in researching the greatest celebrity of them all, I would at last be meeting real people, finding them more extraordinary than celebrities; fascinated by them all and enjoying enduring friendships with some.
    — Elaine Dundy
    ... I was merely a disinterested spectator at the Banquet of Life.
    — Elaine Dundy
    To me Vivien Leigh was a tragic heroine of classic proportions: chosen, blessed and abandoned by the gods. Obstinately she tried to control and defy her destiny and to know her story is to be inspired by pity and terror.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: control  blessed  god  stories 
     
    That's my answer to the question what is your strongest emotion, if you ever want to ask me: Curiosity, old bean. Curiosity every time.
    — Elaine Dundy
    I find I always have to write something on a steamed mirror.
    — Elaine Dundy
    tags: write 
     
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