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About my career I was serious and earnest, sometimes impatient.
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As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all.
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Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses.
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Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money.
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Children don't understand about people loving each other and then suddenly not.
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Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit.
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Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
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Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
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Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew.
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For Miss Dietrich, I dressed in my very best.
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For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio.
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Hollywood can be hard on women, but it did not cause my problems.
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Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.
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I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
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I always tried to play my hunches.
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I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be.
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I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
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I ask myself: Would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication?
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I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.
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I did go to the Menninger Clinic hoping, or expecting, to be released quickly.
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I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection.
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I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.
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I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions.
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I had been forced to give up one daughter, born retarded, and had lately neglected another.
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I had been in two mental hospitals in three years.
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I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday. It gave me the spark I needed.
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I had fallen in love twice with the wrong men.
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I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.
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I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man.
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I had traveled across Europe at 9, and returned at 15 to spend two years at a Swiss boarding school.
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I have a role now that I think becomes me. I am a grandmother.
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I have always believed that having an outlet for their products would do wonders for the self-worth of inmates.
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I hole up now and then and do nothing for days but read.
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I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was able to rediscover the past.
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I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
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I listened to Desi, over dinner, tell me how much he loved Lucille Ball.
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I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood's rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.
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I needed to be accepted, not humored. I intended to act.
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I remember being surprised when Grandfather Tierney and my grandmother, Nellie, were divorced.
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I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war.
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I simply did not want my face to be my talent.
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I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
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I used up every cent I earned as an actress.
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I was badly shaken by my parents' divorce.
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I was fighting myself. I felt dull and spiritless, and I told my mother I thought I needed to see a psychiatrist.
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I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself.
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I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men.
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I was going to live on my salary or go down swinging.
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I was not allowed to date at 15, and this led to sometimes tearful protests on my part.
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I was not cut out to be a rebel.
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I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.
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I'm not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy's charm, but he took life just as it came.
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In later years, I craved foods that were almost always fattening.
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In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress.
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In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening.
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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.
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It was in London that I met Noel Coward, whose plays I had read.
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It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors.
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Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
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Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides.
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Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt.
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My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
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My father demanded obedience from his children.
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My father sent me to school abroad because he wanted to give me the best possible education.
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My mother was a gymnastics teacher.
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My mother would not talk to me for weeks, would not stay under my roof for as long as I was married to Oleg.
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On location, I enjoyed the company of Jeanne Crain.
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Otto Preminger was a fine actor in Europe who went on to become more renowned as a director.
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Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen.
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Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.
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The Hollywood structure was monopolistic, run by four or five big studios.
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The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.
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The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
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The part of Laura brought my only nomination for an Academy Award.
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The studio bosses liked that I was not difficult. The public perceived me as a nice person and held me blameless.
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The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title.
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There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
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Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.
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Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese.
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Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish.
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Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.
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We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
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We lived in the Connecticut countryside and spent our summers on Long Island in neat, rented bungalows.
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Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
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What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
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Whatever the reasons, Laura had the chemistry. The movie became a cult favorite.
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When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream. He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term.
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When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.
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When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
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