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.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
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.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
Enemies are so stimulating.
Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
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.
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
Never complain. Never explain.
Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
Without discipline, there's no life at all.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
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.
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.
It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.