Women love working together. That’s my experience anyway.
– Shirley MacLaine
I think we plan everything, somehow, on another level.
I mean, I’m just speaking of my own experiences and my own desires, and it’s a kind of a childlike wonder that could really possibly speculate on other dimensions.
Remember, I come from such an excessively overdone, red-carpet place called Hollywood. So I’m used to people blowing up their success in ways that are far above and beyond the truth.
I don’t know why anybody would be in awe of me.
The comedy of class, played so straight, is a wonderful thing for an actor to sink their teeth into.
Of course, we’re all a mass of contradictions.
I don’t feel competitive.
I don’t think you go out of style when you’re living in the present most of the time. And I think that is what I do.
You have to be talentedly insecure in order to be a good actress. And then it’s the director’s job to make you more miserable and get a good take.
The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.
Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself.
The mob taught me how to play gin rummy.
Well, when you’re relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There’s no such thing as time when you’re really relaxed. That’s why meditation works.
I can’t advise any of the young ones, because I don’t know what their background was, but I would suggest that anyone who wants to be famous more than anything – there’s a real problem.
We’ve had so many lifetimes of different cultures and different religions and different points of view and different wars and different loves and different children.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Well, success does not mean doing well.
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
Crystals amplify the consciousness.
Sex is hardly ever just about sex.
I don’t like to socialise much.
People think I’m nuts.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
If they would teach us from the time we’re little to meditate and get in touch with all that our souls know, we wouldn’t fight so much.
I was afraid I would get the Oscar for ‘Irma La Douce’ because it was popular. But I didn’t want to because I didn’t really think it was that good.
I think when I was in my early twenties and middle twenties I didn’t even know I wasn’t living up to my potential. A couple of friends told me I wasn’t and told me to get my act together, and it made a huge impact on me.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it’s not real at all.