Glamorous Old Hollywood Quotes and the Gorgeous Stars Who Said Them
Old Hollywood Magic
The stars of Old Hollywood have been replaced with a new batch of young, money-hungry, silicone-filled, toothpick thin actresses. In modern days, this type of beauty is the norm and expected if a female dares to go far in the film industry. What happened to the days when glamour and sexiness was still classy and empowering towards women? Gone are the days of curve-hugging, shimmery cocktail dresses and pin-curled locks. But the memory and daring risks that the women took in the Old Hollywood days will live on. I have posted some of my favorite Old Hollywood quotes from some of the most gorgeously, risk-taking movie stars of the mid-century.
Jean Harlow - Old Hollywood's Risk-taking Blonde Bombshell
"No one ever expects a great lay to pay all of the bills."
"I like to wake up each morning feeling a new man."
"Underwear makes me uncomfortable. And besides, my parts have to breathe."
"When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas."
"Must I always wear a low cut dress to be important?"
"I turned to motion pictures because I had to work or starve."
"There is a God, even in Hollywood."
"I'm drinking only because I have to have something to keep me going. If I were leading a normal life, I'd drink only to be sociable."
"To me, love has always meant friendship."
"I'm home-conscious. If there's a phrase like that."
"I am not a party hound."
Judy Garland - The Romantic of Old Hollywood
"I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot."
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
"I can live without money, but I cannot live without love."
"How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child."
"Behind every cloud is another cloud."
"Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else."
Bette Davis - Those Gorgeous Eyes!
"I would like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair." - Cabin in the Cotton, 1932
"Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism."
"I am just too much."
"Everybody has a heart...except some people."
"From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it."
"I never did pal around with the actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears."
"I sent the flowers across the hall to Mrs. Nixon, but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back."
"I was never very interested in boys, and there were plenty of them, vying with one another to see how many famous women they could get into the hay."
"I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box."
"I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year."
"In this business, until you're known as a monster, you're not a star."
Audrey Hepburn - Old Hollywood's Girl Next Door
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and...I believe in miracles."
"I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine."
"I was born with a tremendous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
Mae West - Oh Her Old-Hollywood Confidence!
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."
"I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them."
"I speak two languages - body and English."
"I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action."
"I'm no model lady. A model is just the imitation of the real thing."
"Love isn't an emotion or an instinct. It's an art."
"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution."
"Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is."
"It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any."
"It is better to be looked over than overlooked."
Ingrid Bergman's Quotes
"If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing."
"I do not know how to kiss or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go?"
"Never again! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough."
"Be yourself. The world worships the original."
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."