Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides.
A romantic, I think, picks the rose and is careless with the thorn.
Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish.
Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
The things we ignore often come back to us in our sleep.
that strange conflict in the American character: we pride ourselves on being the melting pot of the world but we insist on regarding most immigrants with suspicion.
A flame burns brightest just before it goes out.
Where there is hope, there is no despair.
It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass.
When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.
I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.
I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was able to rediscover the past.
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
Joe Schenck, a top 20th Century-Fox executive, once said to me that he really believed I had a future, and that was because I was the only girl who could survive so many bad pictures.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb
Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
Movie failures are like the common cold. You can stay in bed and take aspirin for six days and recover. Or you can walk around and ignore it for six days and recover.
I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself.
I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be.
I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war.
Nothing strengthens a woman's determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.
Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses.
Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.
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