I always introduce myself as an encyclopedia of defects which I do not deny. Why should I? It took me a whole life to build myself as I am.
The happy man is he who knows his limitations, yet bows to no false gods.
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can.
Self-understanding rather than self-condemnation is the way to inner peace and mature conscience.
To say something nice about themselves, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do.
After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled, "She can't talk! She can't act! She's sensational!"
Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
It's not our disadvantages or shortcomings that are ridiculous, but rather the studious way we try to hide them, and our desire to act as if they did not exist.
Of all the idiots I have met in my life, and the Lord knows that they have not been few or little, I think that I have been the biggest.
A woman of mystique is fully aware of her flaws and weaknesses, yet she is strong enough to admit them and not be embarrassed by them.
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
Your thorns are the best part of you.
Oh, I'm so inadequate. And I love myself!
I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
If your head tells you one thing and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.
I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.
The precept, "Know yourself," was not solely intended to obviate the pride of mankind; but likewise that we might understand our own worth.
I believe that dreams transport us through the underside of our days, and that if we wish to become acquainted with the dark side of what we are, the signposts are there, waiting for us to translate them.
It is a purely relative matter where one draws the plimsoll-line of condemnation, and ... if you find the whole of humanity falls below it you have simply made a mistake and drawn it too high. And you are probably below it yourself.