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    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: fun  rules 
     
    Most people our brought up to believe they are as good as the person next to them, I was told I was better.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: people  believe 
     
    Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: girls  bad  heaven 
     
    If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: fun  rules 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: men 
     
    To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: character  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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: future  standard 
     
    It's not what you start in life, it's what you finish.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    You are the only person you can actually change
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: people 
     
    I've made forty-three pictures. Naturally I'm adorable in all of them.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: profession  idiot 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: time  men  world 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: children  people  human  child  mother 
     
    You politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: women  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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: school  father 
     
    If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: people 
     
    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
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: men  women  alone  money  afraid 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: young  age  romantic 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: time  attitude  shares 
     
    As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: learn 
     
    What the hell-you might be right, you might be wrong...but don't just avoid.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: right 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: smart  people  work 
     
    Never complain. Never explain.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: fun  rules 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: truth  people  young  wrong  strong 
     
    Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: people  believe  atheist 
     
    Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: time  profession 
     
    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.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: fate  time  master 
     
    I loved Spencer Tracy. I would have done anything for him.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    I don't care WHAT the say about me, as long as it's not the truth
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: truth  care 
     
    Silence the artist and you have silenced the most articulate voice the people have.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: people  silence  artist 
     
    Cold sober, I find myself absolutely fascinating.
    — Katharine Hepburn
    tags: fascinating 
     
    Vitality! That's the pursuit of life, isn't it?
    — Katharine Hepburn
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    katharine hepburn
    Birth    : May 12, 1907
    Death  : June 29, 2003
    Occupation  : Actress