Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Old age is no place for sissies.
From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
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.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.
I am just too much.
Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
Sex is God's joke on human beings.
Everybody has a heart. Except some people.
With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.
Strong women only marry weak men.
In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.
I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.