Thursday, April 1, 2010
“I smoke so many cigarettes, there's no way I could have a glossy lipstick.”
"If you don't wear lipstick, I can't talk to you. You need to have lips - they are important for getting men.”
“She had an amazing figure and her clothes were very severe and elegant.”
"I think people have to plan their house so they look good in it. Wallis Simpson's clothes were amazing, she was my heroine; but not her house, it was too busy for the clothes."
"A cheaper and less painful form of plastic surgery." - explaining her love of hats.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm kind of a recluse.
I'm still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn't feel like she belonged.
I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was.
I mean, I was always interested in people like Lenny Bruce, people who are breaking the old rules and making new ones.
It's interesting as one grows older to keep in touch with the cutting edge.
It's true, I did a lot of great movies, and I'm happy. It was what it was, and now I think all of that has fed into where I am now, and I think it has taught me a lot.
My mother's passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer's daughter, was to shape my entire life.
You are an athlete when you're onstage. You can't get tired.
Well, softness and femininity... people don't expect of me; so when they find me emotional and capable of real vulnerability, they're surprised.
The whole era when I was busy being a big movie star was terribly disconcerting. I was cared for and cosseted, and yet I was totally dependent.
Years are not important, my dear.
- Faye Dunaway
Thursday, February 18, 2010
"My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months."
"When two people love each other, they don't look at each other; they look in the same direction."
"The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first."
"I don't know which I like best. I love the applause on the stage. But pictures are so fascinating-- you reach many millions through them. And you make more money too."
"When you're happy, you don't count the years."
"Hollywood is like an empty wastebasket."
[On her partnership with Astaire] "After all, it's not as if we were Abbott and Costello. We did have careers apart from each other."
"The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun, joy and happiness. This is my gift."
Sunday, January 24, 2010
“I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble.”
“I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.”
“I don't think I could be a foot soldier. I don't know if I could take orders too good. I'm a little lazy.”
“I feel like if they put me in the driver's seat, I'm going to take the wheel.”
- Benicio del Toro
Sunday, December 20, 2009
“Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.”
“I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.”
“I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.”
“Some people say Liz and I are whores, but we are saints. We do not hide our loves hypocritically, and when in love, we are loyal and faithful to our men. [On the subject of her multiple marriages]”
“I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.”
“I couldn't imagine a better place [Australia] for making a film on the end of the world.”
“After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled: "She can't talk! She can't act! She's sensational!"”
“Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn't have been more wrong.”
“I have only one rule in acting: trust the director and give him heart and soul.”
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger.
Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
Getting angry doesn't solve anything.
I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel.
I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does.
I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face.
If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York.
Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Woman's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly
Happy birthday, Grace.