I've always believed that service to others is rent we pay for our time on this planet.
I look at everything in an artistic way.
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
If you don't know your gift, you've got no lift.
Women are beginning to lose their identity. They have jumped with teeth clenched, fists braced and eyes aglow, into the competitive man's world. They're losing the vibrant quality of femininity, the aura of mystery.
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career.
I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.
Jack Lemmon is my best friend and he's a very wonderful actor. A very talented, very funny man. A lovely man. We're like brothers! We are gifts to each other. He's such a fun personality. There will only ever be one Jack Lemmon.
I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers.
It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.
Its not age as much as the experiences I have had.
Art is an emotional experience
While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.
Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
I enlisted when I was a boy. The Navy looked after me like my mother. It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.
You wanna know the secret of life? The saliva of young girls.
They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.
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