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Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.
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.
Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.
I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.
Hope & curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. The unknown was always so attractive to me...and still is.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
I am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season.
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.
I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
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.
Sophia Loren would be a glamour girl even if she were in rags selling fish. She has the look, the movement and the intellect.
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
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.
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.
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'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'm fifty-one years old, but I'm not through yet. I have lived a full life, and intend packing in quite a lot more.
Men are fine, love is fine, it's marriage I'm a little disappointed in.
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.
I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despite the conventional in anything, even the arts. I paint canvasses on the floor and drove one art teacher out of his mind. But that's just the way I paint best.
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.
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.
Many people are target people. Once when Louis B. Mayer insulted me I poured a glass of water over his head.
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.
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.
I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.
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.
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 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 have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.
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.
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.
Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.
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.
I'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.
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.
I win because I learned years ago that scared money always loses. I never care, so I win.
Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
I was madly in love with life.
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.
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.
Every girl would like to marry a rich husband. I did twice. But what divides girls into two groups is this question - do you first think of money and then love, or vice versa?
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 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 never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.