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After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.
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After seven years in one place, not to mention two marriages and 32 pictures, I felt I had earned a vacation.
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All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
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As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
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At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.
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Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like the body of a woman of my years.
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Billy Wilder provided us all with the time of our lives. He had also brought in a blockbuster.
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By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.
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Every victory is also a defeat.
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Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
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For weeks I lay between life and death in a Paris hospital, having nightmares about the child I had killed, wishing I were dead myself.
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From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.
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Hollywood abounded with driven creatures endlessly looking for solace or compensation in alcohol, drugs, and sex.
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I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.
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I am a very pragmatic person.
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I am big. It's the pictures that got small.
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I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
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I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.
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I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again.
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I don't like surgeons cutting into me the minute I have a pain somewhere.
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I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director's chair.
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I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients.
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I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.
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I gave way to feelings of doom before the night was over and dived from the high dive into their swimming pool, fully dressed.
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I had always wanted to paint seriously.
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I had finally made it to Broadway, in utter triumph, at 51.
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I had had to sneak to a French surgeon like a criminal and sacrifice a child I was carrying.
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I had learned one thing from my first divorce. Legally, I had left him and had no grounds for a speedy divorce.
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I had never liked to lie in bed in the morning.
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I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille.
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I loved Paris more than any other place I had ever known.
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I pretended to know about everything military. I would quote things I had heard Daddy say.
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I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.
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I was absolutely mad for dolls. I learned to walk by pushing a toy carriage with a baby doll in it.
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I was born under the sign of Aries. I had picked a good time and place to be born. The automobile was not much older than I was.
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I was hooked. I was thinking like a producer.
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I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.
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I was not only Cinderella who had married the Prince, but also Lazarus who had risen from the dead.
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I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European.
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I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.
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If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.
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In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life, and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it.
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Intense and exiting as my days at the studio were, my evenings and weekends were becoming more and more of a strain.
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Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how.
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Mr. Kennedy asked about my European grosses. I told him I had my own office in Paris. He had no experience with movie moguls.
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Mr. Kennedy installed himself and his organization in a house with a tennis court on Rodeo Drive.
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Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.
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My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.
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My mother and I could always look out the same window without ever seeing the same thing.
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My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends.
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Nobody gets anything for nothing.
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One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch. I didn't care for the medium. It depressed me.
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Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
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Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.
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Tampa seemed like another world, with palm trees and the smell of oranges and tangerines in the air.
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Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.
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The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer, I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life.
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The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event.
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The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.
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The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
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The major gossip columnists were more concerned with protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners.
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The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience.
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The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
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The people I knew were ill, and growing older, getting gray. I was so insecure I couldn't make firm decisions.
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The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun. You never knew what the person next to you was going to do.
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There was no place at all for me in my father's military world.
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We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.
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When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That's the story of my private life.
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When I sailed for France in October 1924, I was traveling like a diva.
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Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth.
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Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don't eat.
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