Famous Quotes By Katharine Hepburn

 

  1. Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
  2. As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
  3. Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
  4. Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.
  5. I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
  6. I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.
  7. If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
  8. If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
  9. It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
  10. It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.
  11. Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
  12. Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
  13. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
  14. Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
  15. My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
  16. Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
  17. Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
  18. Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
  19. To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
  20. We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
  21. When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.

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