A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life.
Despair is your friend in show business. I don't believe you can act if happiness is your lot. It's the ups that keep you living and the downs that mete out talent.
At seventy-four I'm getting minor raves on my looks, but I'm caught in the middle. Who knows what seventy-four looks like? Who cares? But if I'd listened to my friends, I could now lie and say I'm eighty-four. For eighty-four, the way I look is spectacular.
If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow.
Sometimes what you want you don't get until you don't want it anymore.
You have to have a talent for having talent.
Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.
Pan me, don't give me the part, publish everybody's book but this one and I will still make it!
Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts. Ruth Go
To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never -- I repeat -- never under any conditions face the facts.
Pan me, don't give me the part, publish everybody's book but this one and I will still make it! Ruth Go
Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom. Ruth Gordo
Life is getting through the moment. The philosopher William James says to cultivate the cheerful attitude. Now nobody had more trouble than he did -- except me. I had more trouble in my life than anybody. But your first big trouble can be a bonanza if you live through it. Get through the first troub
Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself.
I think there is one smashing rule: never face the facts.
Anything that begins 'I don't know how to tell you this' is never good news.
Courage is like a strain of yoghurt culture, if you have some you can have some more.
The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?....
In our family we don't divorce men - we bury them
So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?
Why? Because I believe I will. If you believe, then you hang on. If you believe, it means you've got imagination, you don't need stuff thrown out for you in a blueprint, you don't face facts-what can stop you?
If you believe, then you hang on. If you believe, it means you've got imagination, you don't need stuff thrown out on a blueprint, and don't face facts-what can stop you? If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow.
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
In the old days, ptomaine poisoning was a cover-all. If you missed a show and you were young, it meant you were having an abortion. If you were old, it meant you were having a face lift.
Acting is the use of human experience with talent added ...
Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.
If you're thinking of becoming a critic, why not make other plans?
My body is on the earth, but my head is in the stars.
Don't face the facts.
The good that men do lives after them.