If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

Enemies are so stimulating.

Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.

I would have made a terrible parent. The first time my child didn't do what I wanted, I'd kill him.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.

I was fearless...and lawless.

What in the world would we do without our libraries?

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.

I have loved and been in love. There's a big difference.

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.

Children need boundaries, so they can know how far they have to go to get beyond them.

My father had been disgusted and heartsick over the fact that I wanted to act. Thought it a silly profession closely allied to street-walking.

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.

Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.

Only when a woman decides not to have children, can a woman live like a man. That's what I've done.

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women.

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.

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.

Living wasn't easy for you, was it? You couldn't enter your own life, but you could be someone else. You weren't you, then; you were safe.

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.

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.

I could peel you like a pear and god himself would see the justice in it.

If you need a helping hand, you can find one at the end of your arm.

Be yourself, it's a tough act to follow.

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.

What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.

I am 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 other people.

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret...if you have any sense....And if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.

It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.

The country is like a great sponge—it finally absorbs you. Eventually you will get malaria or you will get dysentery and whatever you do, if you don't keep doing it, the jungle will grow over you. Black or white, you've got to fight it every minute of the day.

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it - I would have made a terrible mother.

How wonderful are the women and men in the world who feed us. Especially those who feed us with no salary. The mothers—I thought. The wives.

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.

You politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.

Most people our brought up to believe they are as good as the person next to them, I was told I was better.

It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.

To be loved is very demoralizing.

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.

Now how can anybody look at that and not believe in God? I mean, how can anybody look at this and not believe there is some higher power, some divine force at work in the universe greater than Man, some god that created it, that created all this, that created us?

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only what you are expecting to give.

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

You suddenly realize what a tremendous opportunity it is just to be alive. The potential. If you can keep a-goin'--you actually can do it. So just keep a-goin'--you can win. It's when you stop that you're done.

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.