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48 quotations by Hedy Lamarr

QuoteWhen I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don't just mean sex, I married him.Quote

QuoteTO be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.Quote

QuoteThe public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer.Quote

QuoteThe ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.Quote

QuoteThe ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.Quote

QuotePerhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.Quote

QuoteOne of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.Quote

QuoteMy mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.Quote

QuoteMr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.Quote

QuoteMost children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn't mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel.Quote

QuoteMen are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don't have time to teach him.Quote

QuoteMany people are target people. Once when Louis B. Mayer insulted me I poured a glass of water over his head.Quote

QuoteMaking pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost.Quote

QuoteLet any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.Quote

QuoteIt's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.Quote

QuoteIt is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.Quote

QuoteIf I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers.Quote

QuoteIf I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.Quote

QuoteI've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.Quote

QuoteI've been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only hve three close friends. I guess that's all anyone can expect.Quote

QuoteI'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.Quote

QuoteI'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.Quote

QuoteI would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they'll run the other way.Quote

QuoteI think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes.Quote

QuoteI remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.Quote

QuoteI never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.Quote

QuoteI must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.Quote

QuoteI know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble. My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of the problems with Hollywood celebrities.Quote

QuoteI have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.Quote

QuoteI have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.Quote

QuoteI find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.Quote

QuoteI don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.Quote

QuoteI don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.Quote

QuoteI can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.Quote

QuoteI appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.Quote

QuoteI am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.Quote

QuoteI am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season.Quote

QuoteI advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.Quote

QuoteExperts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.Quote

QuoteDates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.Quote

QuoteConfidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.Quote

QuoteBecause you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.Quote

QuoteAny girl can look glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.Quote

QuoteAny girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.Quote

QuoteAmerican men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.Quote

QuoteAll creative people want to do the unexpected.Quote

QuoteAll a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel.Quote

QuoteA good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.Quote