Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don't have time to teach him.
I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes.
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
I am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season.
If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.
I was in constant demand, in my professional life and my personal life.
I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.
American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.
Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It's OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.
Any girl can look glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.
I've been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only hve three close friends. I guess that's all anyone can expect.
All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel.
It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.
I appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.
I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they'll run the other way.
Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn't mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel.
I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble. My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of the problems with Hollywood celebrities.
The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.
Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.
Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost.
One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.
The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer.
Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching.
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.
It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.
Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.
I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.
Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
I enjoy countless hundreds pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me.
Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one.
Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.
I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.
I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.
I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.
To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.
I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.
If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers.
I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.
Many people are target people. Once when Louis B. Mayer insulted me I poured a glass of water over his head.
I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.
Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.
If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.