If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac.
I was honoured when they asked me to appear at the president's birthday rally in Madison Square Garden. There was like a hush over the whole place when I came on to sing 'Happy Birthday,' like if I had been wearing a slip, I would have thought it was showing or something. I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, what if no sound comes out!'
I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers.
Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.
Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.
I think that sexuality is only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous.
Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.
Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.
Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.
I've always wanted a baby.
I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since.
I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.
I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay!
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.