Of course I work hard. Why shouldn't I? Who am I to think I should get things the easy way?
Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.
I've always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes.
People have a hard time making me dress up to look like a classy gal.
If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything.
I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American.
Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously.
It meant as much to me as winning the Oscar.
We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.
You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment.
I could talk about him all day. He's one of the most wonderful things that ever happened to me.
I was bargaining for time away from Hollywood, and Columbia was bargaining for money. I got what I wanted and they got what they wanted. They knew I was so anxious to do Born Yesterday that I'd have done it for a dollar. They gave me the next best thing.
I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I've never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman - she's really my only idol. It's going to be a big stretch - certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile.
I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home.
I want a part where I can use my own hair, my own voice, and maybe even be literate.
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