Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
Me, I'm just a hack. I'm just a schlep-per. I just do what I can do.
I got so far away from what they told you in acting class: Do something different. Producers kept offering me the 'Sister Act' movie, but I said, 'My fans don't want to see me in a wimple.' I literally said, 'My fans don't want to see me in a wimple.'
I sometimes think I should go back to school to learn French and music, but who would have me?
I had a hard-scrabble childhood with my parents. I have a lot of baggage. To come down to the footlights and accept the audience's affection inside a Broadway theater - that didn't come easily to me.
Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!
I'd never done a straight play before, never, and it was very hard work - really, really hard work. It was dense, really wordy, and I was determined to learn every word of it - not just skip over bits and pieces.
Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.
Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes.
My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.
I bear no grudges. I have a mind that retains nothing.
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.
If I could be granted a wish, I'd shine in your eye like a jewel.
I'd make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I'll wear a pair of platform shoes or something.
I made a pact with myself a long time ago: Never watch anything stupider than you. It's helped me a lot.
I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me.
I already have a Tony for my Broadway concert in '73. It's one of the most precious things I've won.
A lot of people have no access to beauty. When I was growing up, my mother had only a few pretty things to look at.