Wealth, beauty and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese.
Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.
Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.
We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money.
I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself.
Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.
I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.
Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew.
My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.
What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress.