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.
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.
The things we ignore often come back to us in our sleep.
Nothing strengthens a woman's determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
A flame burns brightest just before it goes out.
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.
Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was able to rediscover the past.
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.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb
Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
I simply did not want my face to be my talent.
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.
Where there is hope, there is no despair.
Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses.
Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.
I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.
The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
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