I’ve lost my faith in science.
I don’t think of myself as a character actress – that’s become a phrase which means you’ve had it.
Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
To look back is to relax one’s vigil.
I work to stay alive.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
That’s me: an old kazoo with some sparklers.
I was never very interested in boys – and there were plenty of them – vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.
In this rat-race everybody’s guilty till proved innocent!
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don’t remember ever having seen one weep.
I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.
Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.
We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
It is my last wish to be burried sitting up.