You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.
Looking for love is tricky business, like whipping a carousel horse.
If I were very handsome, maybe I'd have been an actor.
When one deals with stars, he is dealing with intelligent people. If they weren't intelligent, they wouldn't have arrived at the star pinnacle.
It is reassuring for people to feel they have a boss, someone who knows the answers and has charted the course.
People who aren't complicated in real life come through as pretty bland on the screen. Most great performers are not very happy and well adjusted. Perhaps that's the price they pay for being originals.
You can always land on your feet if you know where the ground is.
Anyone who looked at something special, in a very original way, makes you see it that way forever.
Give me a good script, and I'll be a hundred times better as a director.
If she was a victim of any kind, she was a victim of her friends.
The truth is, a director wins an Oscar for a writer's script and actors' performances.
We've all been tired and thought we wanted a long vacation when all we needed was a few days off, but didn't know it.
I work through the actors, and the more successful I am, the less my work is apparent.
I suppose they call me a woman's director because there were all these movie queens in the old days, and I directed most of them. But I also directed Jack Barrymore and Ronald Colman and James Stewart, to name a few.
From the director's point of view, it's infinitely easier to do violence than to do a good dramatic scene.
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