Gene Tierney Quotes

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses.

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I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.

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

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

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

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

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Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.

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

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

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

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

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I always tried to play my hunches.

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

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

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I was not cut out to be a rebel.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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