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'Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.'


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'A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.'


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'My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.'


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'It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.'


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'I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.'


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'I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.'


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'I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.'


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'Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.'


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'I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.'


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'Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.'


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'Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.'


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'It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.'


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'A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.'


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'I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.'


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'Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching.'


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'One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.'


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'If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.'


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'If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.'


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'Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.'


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'Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.'


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'The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.'


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'I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.'


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'I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.'


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'American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.'


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'I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.'


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'It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.'


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'I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.'


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'The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.'


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'I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.'


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'It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.'


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'It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.'


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'I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.'


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'I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes.'


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'Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.'

 

 

 

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