I think the Republican party should be placed in drydock and have the barnacles scraped off its bottom.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time.
... all my life I've been terrible at remembering people's names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive.
Too many of our countrymen rejoice in stupidity, look upon ignorance as a badge of honor. They condemn everything they don't understand.
My father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.
Say anything about me, darling, as long as it isn't boring.
I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know, I've been using it for years
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
[On being asked in her later years if she were Tallulah:] I'm what's left of her, dahling.
I thought I told you to wait in the car.
For acting, darlings, is the world's most perilous trade. Compared with actors, steeple jacks and deep-sea divers lead snug and placid lives.
They aren't making mirrors like they use to.
If I were well behaved, I'd die of boredom.
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
Fill what is empty, empty what is full, and scratch where it itches.
No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.
They say it's the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. Me, I just wanna live a life I'm gonna remember even if I don't write it down.
If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.
In the theater lying is looked upon as an occupational disease.
Will TV kill the theater? If the programs I have seen, save for "Kukla, Fran and Ollie," the ball games and the fights, are any criterion, the theater need not wake up in a cold sweat.
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