Hedy Lamarr Quotes

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It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.

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If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.

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Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.

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It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.

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If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.

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If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers.

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I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.

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I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.

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I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they'll run the other way.

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Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one.

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I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.

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One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.

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I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes.

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I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.

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I was in constant demand, in my professional life and my personal life.

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Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching.

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I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.

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I'd rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.

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When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don't just mean sex, I married him.

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To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.

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The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer.

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Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.

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The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.

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Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.

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Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.

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My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.

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Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn't mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel.

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Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don't have time to teach him.

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Many people are target people. Once when Louis B. Mayer insulted me I poured a glass of water over his head.

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Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost.

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The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man

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Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

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I am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season.

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I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.

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Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It's OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.

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Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.

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Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.

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I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.

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Any girl can look glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

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Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.

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Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

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American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.

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