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.
Sometimes what you want you don't get until you don't want it anymore.
Nothing dates one so dreadfully as to think someplace is uptown. At our age one must be watchful of these conversational gray hairs.
Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then youre bound to live life fully.
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 ...
Courage is like a muscle strenghthened by its use.
The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. Ruth Gordo
Live long enough and you'll come into pensions, a lovely thing. Presents every month from people you didn't know cared.
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.
. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?
My body is on the earth, but my head is in the stars.
A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life.
The good that men do lives after them.
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 our family we don't divorce men - we bury them
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
Don't face the facts.
If I don't make it today, I'll come in tomorrow.
The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. Ruth Go
The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance.
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?....
Get up early in the morning before everybody has breathed up all the good air.
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
In our family we don't divorce our men - we bury them.
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.
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Go
Courage is like a strain of yoghurt culture, if you have some you can have some more.