When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone's concern and like vampires they suck our life's blood.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.
I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it.
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.