Gene Tierney Quotes

When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists... view

By: Gene Tierney

What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad... view

By: Gene Tierney

When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream. He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term... view

By: Gene Tierney

We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust... view

By: Gene Tierney

Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie... view

By: Gene Tierney

Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish... view

By: Gene Tierney

Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese... view

By: Gene Tierney

When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb... view

By: Gene Tierney

Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful... view

By: Gene Tierney

Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses... view

By: Gene Tierney

I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction... view

By: Gene Tierney

Hollywood can be hard on women, but it did not cause my problems... view

By: Gene Tierney

For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio... view

By: Gene Tierney

Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew... view

By: Gene Tierney

Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test... view

By: Gene Tierney

Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set... view

By: Gene Tierney

Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit... view

By: Gene Tierney

Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money... view

By: Gene Tierney

As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all... view

By: Gene Tierney

About my career I was serious and earnest, sometimes impatient... view

By: Gene Tierney

I always tried to play my hunches... view

By: Gene Tierney

Children don't understand about people loving each other and then suddenly not... view

By: Gene Tierney

My mother would not talk to me for weeks, would not stay under my roof for as long as I was married to Oleg... view

By: Gene Tierney

I was not cut out to be a rebel... view

By: Gene Tierney

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices... view

By: Gene Tierney

I'm not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy's charm, but he took life just as it came... view

By: Gene Tierney

In later years, I craved foods that were almost always fattening... view

By: Gene Tierney

In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress... view

By: Gene Tierney

In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening... view

By: Gene Tierney

It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass... view

By: Gene Tierney

It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors... view

By: Gene Tierney

I was going to live on my salary or go down swinging... view

By: Gene Tierney

Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt... view

By: Gene Tierney

Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides... view

By: Gene Tierney

Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen... view

By: Gene Tierney

Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau... view

By: Gene Tierney

The Hollywood structure was monopolistic, run by four or five big studios... view

By: Gene Tierney

The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941... view

By: Gene Tierney

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings... view

By: Gene Tierney

The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title... view

By: Gene Tierney

There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day... view

By: Gene Tierney

Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain... view

By: Gene Tierney