I suppose life is a little like that, isn't it, a message in a bottle pitched out to sea, to be carried by the winds and the tides, washing up on the beaches we could never imagine.
A romantic, I think, picks the rose and is careless with the thorn.
The things we ignore often come back to us in our sleep.
Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
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 simply did not want my face to be my talent.
Nothing strengthens a woman's determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.
A flame burns brightest just before it goes out.
Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt.
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.
Where there is hope, there is no despair.
Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
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 my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb
Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish.
In show business the saying seems too often true: it isn't enough to succeed; someone else must fail.
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.
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.
When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.
I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.
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