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.
If you don't know your gift, you've got no lift.
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.
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.
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.
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.
Art is an emotional experience
Its not age as much as the experiences I have had.
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.
Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.
Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.
My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.
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.
On kissing Marilyn Monroe: It's like kissing Hitler.
I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
I've made 122 movies, and I daresay there's a picture of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.
I've been in the movies for 50 years, I've made 130 some-odd movies.
The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
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