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 wondering about yourself.
Topics: Talents, Abilities, Work, Life and Living
Only the really plain people know about love—the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
If you survive long enough, you are revered, rather like an old building.
Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
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.
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
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.
Topics: Remorse, Disappointment, Regret
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get –
only what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
What you will receive in return varies, but it really has
no connection with what you give. You give because you love
and cannot help giving. If you are very lucky, you may be
loved back. That is delicious but it does not necessarily happen.
Topics: Love, Kindness, Success
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers—you can blame anyone, but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you want to change, you’re the one who has got to change. It’s as simple as that, isn’t it?
Topics: Confidence, Self-reliance
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
You can’t change the music of your soul.
Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
My greatest strength is… common sense. I’m really a standard brand—like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.
Topics: Common Sense
I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.
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