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.
Courage is like a strain of yoghurt culture, if you have some you can have some more.
Do people get moral when they don't get ahead?
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.
Don't face the facts.
I'm sure the way to be happy is to live well beyond your means!
I never got a job I didn't create for myself.
I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are this, yet allow themselves to be treated as that.
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Go
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?....
Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then youre bound to live life fully.
When you finally learn how to do it, you're too old for the good parts.
Anything that begins 'I don't know how to tell you this' is never good news.
A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life.
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?
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.
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 very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. Ruth Go
In our family we don't divorce our men - we bury them.
Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom. Ruth Gordo
If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow.
. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
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
Pan me, don't give me the part, publish everybody's book but this one and I will still make it! Ruth Go
Get up early in the morning before everybody has breathed up all the good air.
If you're thinking of becoming a critic, why not make other plans?
Nothing dates one so dreadfully as to think someplace is uptown. At our age one must be watchful of these conversational gray hairs.
Live long enough and you'll come into pensions, a lovely thing. Presents every month from people you didn't know cared.