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Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously.
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Everything is done for her. She doesn't have to strain a muscle, even in her head.
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He didn't maintain my illusion of myself, he gave me an illusion of myself. Before I met him, I never thought of myself as an actress. Boy, he sidetracked me in a great way!
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He's a tough cookie with a Napoleonic complex. Probably the most hated man in Hollywood - and believe me, that's a hard title to win in the movie colony. When an actor gets a job doing a picture for him, friends don't offer the actor their compliments... they offer their solace.
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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.
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I am not an 'instant' actor... to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times.
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I can't accept this idea you sometimes across in Hollywood that a pretty picture is more important than the content.
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I could talk about him all day. He's one of the most wonderful things that ever happened to me.
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I don't think the public would accept me (in a dramatic part). As soon as they see me, they start to laugh. They see me as a clown. I doubt they could accept me in a serious role.
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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.
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I guess I owe everything to Billie (her character in Born Yesterday). But, some mornings I wake up cursing her.
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I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.
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I kept thinking that in 30 years I'd be taking my grandchildren to the Museum of Modern Art, and would see Rita Hayworth or Lucille Ball in my role. It would be pretty hard to take.
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I like to eat. Out there (Hollywood) they don't let a girl eat.
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I originated the character out of sheer necessity and a bit of intuition. They tell me I went on. But all I remember is walking in a London Fog.
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I suppose that if I could have quit, I would have, because in those days I never wanted to be an actress, the acting was something to do while I waited for a chance to study writing and directing. But I guess I was just meant to be an actress. Because, here I am.
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I think Billie is the kind of girl who would let her hips swing loose.
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I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
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I want a part where I can use my own hair, my own voice, and maybe even be literate.
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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.
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I'm a born and bred New Yorker. I belong here. Everytime I leave it's like losing a leg.
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I'm going to insist that we 'freeze' the show at least five minutes before we open.
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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.
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I've also started taking flute lessons, because it's about time I learned to read music. I know a lot about music and I have a good ear, but I don't read a note. My mother is a piano teacher, but it never took with me, because this was the same voice that said, Darling, eat your spinach.
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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.
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If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything.
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In repose, my face looks as though I had gone through a terrible deal in the last five minutes. I have to disguise the expression and get a glassy-eyed look. That's something I learned from my dog.
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It meant as much to me as winning the Oscar.
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It took a year of hassling with Harry Cohn to get such a contract; but, you know, I'd rather die than do more than one picture a year.
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It's tough when take 1 is technically okay and take 2 has better acting. Out here (Hollywood) they print the first one. That's the one where we all hit the mark on the floor and who cares about the acting.
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Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.
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Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked.
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Now with all this movie business, everybody's coming around wanting to know everything that's happened since I was four. It's like going to an analyst.
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Of course I work hard. Why shouldn't I? Who am I to think I should get things the easy way?
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People have a hard time making me dress up to look like a classy gal.
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The only actress they didn't test was Garbo. Must have been her accent.
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They can do anything in movies, make a beauty out of anybody, except for one thing: give you a tiny waist. I guess I don't have to tell you I don't look much like the girls around here (the "Bells Are Ringing" film set).
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They weren't interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness.
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We gained a great deal of prestige, but not much money. We liked to work so much we couldn't hide it and the club owners paid us accordingly.
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We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.
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When they thought of me, they always remembered the vacuous Billie Dawn. It was as simple as that.
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You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment.
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