If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun
Most people our brought up to believe they are as good as the person next to them, I was told I was better.
Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.
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.
It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Nobody owes anybody anything; it's up to each individual to set high standards for himself or herself, and to set about working hard and creating a solid future.
It's not what you start in life, it's what you finish.
You are the only person you can actually change
I've made forty-three pictures. Naturally I'm adorable in all of them.
Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
The woman's position in the world today is so much harder than a man's that it makes me choke every time I hear a man complain about anything.
I would have been a terrible mother because I'm basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children.
You politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
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.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone
I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old - or being young, for that matter.
The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.
Let's just say that where a change was required, I adjusted. In every relationship that exists, people have to seek a way to survive. If you really care about the person, you do what's necessary, or that's the end. For the first time, I found that I really could change, and the qualities I most admired in myself I gave up. I stopped being loud and bossy... Oh, all right. I was still loud and bossy, but only behind his back.
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.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
What the hell-you might be right, you might be wrong...but don't just avoid.
You can't just be talented: You have to be terribly smart and energetic and ruthless. You also have to become necessary to people, by working hard and well and bringing more than your bones and your skin to the project. Don't just show up. Transform the work, yourself, and everybody around you. Be needed. Be interesting. Be something no one else can be-and consistently.
Never complain. Never explain.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
Kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.
People think that I'm tough and strong and that I kicked my way through everything. But they are wrong. The truth is that when I was young I was adorable and a trembling wreck.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for people.
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
I'm a legend because I've survived over a long period of time and still seem to be master of my fate - I'm still paddling the goddamned boat myself.
I loved Spencer Tracy. I would have done anything for him.
I don't care WHAT the say about me, as long as it's not the truth
Silence the artist and you have silenced the most articulate voice the people have.
Cold sober, I find myself absolutely fascinating.
Vitality! That's the pursuit of life, isn't it?