Gloria Vanderbilt Quotes


I have a tremendous appetite for life; the phone rings and your whole life could change.

The minute that you bring a unicorn into a story you know that it's a fairy tale or a fable because unicorns don't exist as animals. They exist as fantasy creatures.

When anybody says 'Why me?' Why is 'me' exempt?

The heart of another is a dark forest.

I'm a ham. I always like to answer spontaneously.

I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success.

All art from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides.

Throughout my life I have taken detours in acting and writing but art remains my abiding passion.

I was born during an eclipse. I believe very much in astrology. If you were born on an eclipse it indicates your destiny is chaotic.

Some of us are born with a sense of loss. It is not acquired as we grow. It is already there from the beginning and it pervades us throughout our lives.

You must always have great secret big fat hopes for yourself in love and in life. The bigger the better.

I do think all art is autobiographical and I do think I know quite a bit about women. I don't know anything about men.

Even death is wonderful because as Woody Allen says we're not going to know when it happens.

I don't like cold people at all. It makes me feel really insecure.

I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.

The only thing that would ever embarrass me would be something I would write that would be badly written.

...that is the best-to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.

I'm the girliest girl you are ever going to meet.

To be happy--one must find one's bliss

I believe in marriage and fidelity.

I'm in love with beauty and things and people and love and being in love and those things I think on the inside show on the outside.

I don't categorize myself as an 85-year-old woman who has written an erotic novel. I categorize myself as a writer who's written an erotic novel.

Cats are so interesting - endlessly fascinating.

I think something wonderful is going to happen to me. Maybe tomorrow. The phone can ring and your whole life can change.

A home is very very important to me. But I do change things around a lot.

A work of fiction is conceived very much the same way as a dream occurs in the mind of a sleeper.

A work of fiction is conceived very much the same way as a dream occurs in the mind of a sleeper. But a lot of it is imagination. It's not based on real people.

Sinatra created a kind of magic. You want those people to be part of your life.

In anything there has to be dark and light. There's a lot of joy in my paintings and a lot of darkness.

I love to decorate and redecorate. Now it's called interior design but the term decorating is fine with me.

There's a saying I read recently; I painted it on the fireplace and in my studio: "Be kind to everyone you meet for everyone is fighting a great battle." We all are. Everyone.

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you

Everything in life is elusive.

I'll always remain friends with men I've been in love with. Each one gave me so much in so many ways.

I was fearless. Wild horses couldn't stop me.

Have great secret big fat hopes for yourself.

I can't bear to look at Paris Hilton and all that. I mean it really doesn't grab me. I don't think she's interesting and the sense of values seems sort of off-kilter.

Nobody should get married at 17.

To be pregnant has been for me each time the supreme joy ... I was doing the greatest thing in the world without having to do anything -- all I had to do was be.

If you have health you have everything.

I don't think age has anything to do with what you write about.

I've had many many loves. I always feel that something wonderful is going to happen. And it always does.

I like to repaint rooms to redecorate. My dream would be to have pieds-à-terre in various places.

Why not me? Suffering she understood is in fact random universal.

When I was being photographed I always felt very much in my own skin. That's probably one of the reasons why I enjoy being photographed.

When I was photographed I didn't feel I was acting. I just felt I was being photographed. It sort of taught me things about myself that I didn't know and was trying to find out.

If you've never had a mother or a father you grow up seeking something you're never going to find ever. You seek it in love and in people and in beauty.