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I don’t yearn to be a child again.
– Loretta Young
As an actress, emotions are my business, my stock-in-trade. As such, I’ve dealt with them nearly all my life.
As an actress, I have to be objective about myself. If I don’t criticize myself, there are plenty who will do a find job of it for me!
I’d thought of myself as a great big motion picture star from the time I was 6.
A face that is really lovely in repose can fall apart if, when its owner stars to talk, she distorts every feature.
I believe you have to nurture your conscience.
If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters.
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has its price. Everything anyone has ever wanted has come neatly wrapped up in its penalties.
I do not hold with those who think it is all right to do whatever you want so long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. Who’s to be the judge of that?
I couldn’t bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all.
A face is like the outside of a house, and most faces, like most houses, give us an idea of what we can expect to find inside.
Gratitude isn’t a burdening emotion.
I was as impatient about finding my dream man as I was about everything else I wanted.
Your hands, your eyes, your voice, your thoughts are your servants.
Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others.
I’d lived by quotations, practically all my life.
Of course it was Mamma who both stopped my career and crystallized my determination to resume it.
The split second she ceases to care is the only time a woman ceases to be attractive.
I’ve always been scared to death of pain – afraid, even, to think of it.
If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere.
I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.
I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I.
I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.
Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another.
Just because you want to be glamorous, don’t be a sheep about your eye makeup.
A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.
In silence – and in self-defense – I figured things out in my own little way.
I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.