Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides.
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.
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 you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
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.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb
We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
Nothing strengthens a woman's determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.
Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.
A flame burns brightest just before it goes out.
Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all.
Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.
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.
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was able to rediscover the past.
In show business the saying seems too often true: it isn't enough to succeed; someone else must fail.
The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title
My parents argued more than I remembered, about money and all the little things that disguise the truth that you are still arguing about money.
My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.
Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese.
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