Who Says ...
Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
I don't mind looking into the mirror and seeing my father.
When I get lonely, I want to be alone. I like in indulge in my loneliness so I can figure out that I'm not really lonely.
My favorite romantic couple is R2-D2 and C-3PO. They're adorable and kooky.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
I only wear diamonds just to aggravate my friends.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
I was a rebel, a lone wolf. My pictures were my own. I financed them myself and answered solely to myself. My mistakes and my successes were my own. My one rule was to please myself, and if I did that, there was a good chance I would please others.
You can sit down with the man (Robert Redford), and we'll be equals, we'll swap stories, we'll swap ideas across the table. But he's still the man! You know, I just turned into a little kid again.
I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm forty-five.
I don't think anyone should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
How would you define Jazz? Man, if you gotta ask, you'll never know.
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
I always throw my golf club in the direction I'm going.
Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren't.
Relationships are hard to pull off even when they're at their best. When you add the outside forces that come with celebrity and fame, you almost have an unbearable pressure.
Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four, Unless there are three other people.
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I want to act.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
I am big. It's the pictures that got small.
Do I subscribe to the Oliver school of acting? An, nuts! I'm an actor. I just do what comes naturally.
Forget it, Looey. No Civil War picture ever made a nickel.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
A good detective can't sleep because a piece of the puzzle is missing, and a bad cop can't sleep because he has a guilty conscience.
If you didn't know how old you were, how old would you be?
If you rest, you rust
The main reason to do Toy Story was so during work hours, I could go to the store and buy toys on the company credit card.
Sincerity? I can fake that.
Boredom is a great motivator.
This place is crawling with celebrities. I'm the only person here I never heard of.
If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.
If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.
My kids never had the advantage I had. I was born poor.
Don't say yes until I finish talking.
You can't undo the past... but you can certainly not repeat it.
Kids are at my level. I like goofing around with them.
You have to leave room in life to dream.
You can be true to the character all you want but you've got to go home with yourself.
Never burn bridges. Today's junior jerk, tomorrow's senior partner
The thing is to be able to outlast the trends.
As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life. I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid, but Dr. Seuss inspired me to try cauliflower.
I can stay here (Grabtown, North Carolina) and be a secretary, or I can go to Hollywood and breathe the same air that Clark Gable breathes.
The word genius was whispered into my ear, the first thing I ever heard, while I was still mewling in my crib. So it never occurred to me that I wasn't until middle age.
Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
Barbra Streisand is funny and fun - both very sexy qualities in a woman - and she has a very special beauty both without and within. It was exciting to see her creative focus, that tidal wave of creative energy and imagination.
Rita Hayworth is it. I just watch her and think: Wow! I mean, she's so beautiful, so charismatic and an extraordinary dancer. She just takes your breath away as a performer.
Burt Reynolds: He is the one the ladies like to dance with and their husbands like to drink with. He is the larger-than-life actor of our times. He is gifted, talented, naughty and nice.
Retirement for me, as it does for almost anyone in show business, will come involuntarily: when I die. Of course I'll never die.
More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.
He's new, but he knows more than he lets on... a refreshing change from the usual directors who know less than they pretend.
Old age ain't no place for sissies.
To me, life is like the back nine of golf. Sometimes you play better on the back nine. You may not be stronger, but hopefully you're wiser. And if you keep most of your marbles intact, you can add a note of wisdom to the coming generation.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
A man's got to know his limitations.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
If you haven't good stories to tell on your deathbed, what good was living?
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've known.
Dere's a million good lookin' guys in the world, but I'm a novelty..
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
A comedian is not a man who says funny things. A comedian is one who says things funny.
Humor, you can't exist without it. You have to be able to laugh at yourself. Otherwise, you suffer.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
There are things known, and there are things unknown. And in between are the doors.
The most important thing in acting is sincerity. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
I am married to a fine actor names Rip Torn... The mail carriers are used to our mailbox, which reads Torn Page.
After The Wizard of Oz I was typecast as a lion, and there aren't all that many parts for lions.
I have God, and when you get to know Him, you find He's a livin' doll.
I never said I wanted to be alone. I said I wanted to be left alone. There is a difference.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Never take top billing. You'll last longer that way.
It sure beats working.
When I saw my first film test, I ran from the projection room screaming.
It was nice to go into this fake courtroom (on the Ally McBeal set). I immediately went up into the judge's chair. Nice view. A preferable perspective.
In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.
The older you get, the stronger the wind gets-and it's always in your face.
I was planning to go into architecture (in college). But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.
I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.
There's a fine line between a method actor and the schizophrenic.
There's something about me that makes a lot of people want to throw up.
Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?
Child acting is a cutthroat world, which is pretty frightening and really silly in retrospect. But it's the parents who are evil... it is a really difficult world to live in if you don't have a base, if you don't have a strong sense of yourself. My mom wanted me to maintain a reasonable degree of normalcy and to enjoy my childhood.
Some parents get better children than they deserve.'
Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.'
If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful'
I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.'
Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and feathered hair.'
I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like amafioso pallbearer.'
I will clean house when Sears comes out with a riding vacuum cleaner.'
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.'
Speilberg is a good director. He's fast but flexible because he knows so much. He's so well-versed and so comfortable. He's sane! He goes home to his family at night; he loves his kids. Sometimes he'd say, 'C'mon let's move! I want to get home tonight.'
I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is-I could be just as proud for half the money.
Stay humble. Always answer the phone, no matter who else is in the car.
For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
Seeing is not always believing
The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh.
Excellence I can reach for, perfection is God's business.
Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
It's all happening so fast, I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
It's a little depressing to become number one because the only place you can go from there is down
Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it.
'Gone With the Wind' is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his face and not Gary Cooper.
It's not easy bein' green
Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both.
I got a bit bored with acting and very much bored of being on the celebrity carousel. That's why I think I've appeared in just one film in the past three and a half years, which is disgraceful, really. But they've been the most enjoyable three and a half years of my life.
Celebrity is death...celebrity-that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I had been told time and again... 'You're not pretty enough to be an ingenue. You don't have the style of a leading lady. You'll have to wait until you're old enough to play character parts. That's when you'll come into your own.'
I was so skinny, they gave me the nickname'stechetto'-the stick. I was tall, thin, ugly, and dark like an Arab girl. I looked strange. All eyes. No flesh on my bones.
I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Here's Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library.' A few hours of that and they'd go home.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.
You don't see me at Vegas or at the races throwing my money around. I've got a government to support.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
My parents divorce made me want to make my marriage work.
Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
I can't do anything outside of what I'm capable of, bring my own energy, my own qualities and just work really hard. At some point, it's out of my hands.
Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
It started in second grade. I was in music class and we were practicing for the Christmas assembly. One day I started fooling around by mocking the musicians on a record. The teacher thought she'd embarrass me by making me get up and do what (I) was doing in front of the whole class. So I went up and did it. She laughed, and the whole class went nuts. My teacher asked me to do my routine for the Christmas assembly, and I did. That was the beginning of the end.
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Dress simply. If you wear a dinner jacket don't wear anything else on it... like lunch or dinner.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
First of all, I choose the great (roles), and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people.
Boy, those French! They have a different word for everything.
To me, true beauty isn't something that will wash off in the shower at the end of the day. It's something that's still there, before you go to bed and wake up in the morning. And, you know, they always say that's inner beauty, but it is.
The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.
Of all the actors of the new generation it is Clint Eastwood who gives me the most hope. He is the best cowboy of modern cinema.
Disney, of course, has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor, he just tears him up.
We decided not to light the candles this year: we were afraid Pan Am would mistake it for a runway.
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
I consider myself a fortunate man because I have always been paid so well for something I would gladly do for nothing. My profession is my hobby and recreation as well.
Sharing money is what gives it its value.
Success? You can't get a big head about it. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, 'that guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He's horrible'
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
They really did tell me I had no talent and I’d never get anywhere. I should get all my money back from that place.
I’ve always been a sucker for attention.
Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
People hate me because I am a multi-faceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
It (being handsome) can open doors. When I think about those who don’t get the opportunity...I wrestle with that a bit.
I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb... and I also know I’m not blonde.
When I go to the beauty parlor, I always use the emergency entrance. Sometimes I just go for an estimate.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste.
What I do, I do the best. Maybe I’m not as versatile as other actors, but for the type of thing I do, I do it well.
I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
There’s something about death that is comforting. The thought you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.