All creative people want to do the unexpected.
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.
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 world isn't getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more... The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything -- time to work, time to play, time to rest.
Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.
A man does not try to find out what is inside.
He does not try to scratch the surface.
If he did he might find something much more beautiful than the shape of a nose or the color of an eye.
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 most virile and 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 win because I learned years ago that scared money always loses. I never care, so I win.
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.
To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.
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.
I've been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only have three close friends. I guess that's all anyone can expect.
I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.
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'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.
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.
Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.
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.
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.
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.
American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.
Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.
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 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 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.
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