Hedy Lamarr Quotes

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

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

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.

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.

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.

I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it I order a massage and it goes away.

I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job the money will automatically follow. This never fails.

I enjoy countless hundreds pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me.

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.

I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.

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.

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

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

I'm a sworn enemy of convention. I despite the conventional in anything even the arts. I paint canvasses on the floor and drove one art teacher out of his mind. But that's just the way I paint best.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

I win because I learned years ago that scared money always loses. I never care so I win.

Hope & curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. The unknown was always so attractive to me...and still is.

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.

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent actor director producer leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude but true.

I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.

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

I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that your memories should be personal.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

I've been an important star and lived a full life yet I only hve three close friends. I guess that's all anyone can expect.

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.

All my six husbands married me for different reasons.

I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.

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.

Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.

I have never liked bargains when it came to sex.

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.

I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble. My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of the problems with Hollywood celebrities.

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.

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.

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company comforts and inspires.

Men are fine love is fine it's marriage I'm a little disappointed in.

All creative people want to do the unexpected.

I still look good though.

Would you believe I was a famous star? It's the truth.

I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded perhaps too much and too often. As for money I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.

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

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.

Dates with actors finally just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became the more I narrowed down my choices.

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.

All a woman needs is a good bath clean clothes and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser but when I do I just marvel.

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

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

I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.

Every girl would like to marry a rich husband. I did twice. But what divides girls into two groups is this question - do you first think of money and then love or vice versa?

[Suggesting her epitaph:] This is too deep for me.

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.

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.

That's how it always is in the entertainment industry your feet are always treading Jello.

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.

I'm fifty-one years old but I'm not through yet. I have lived a full life and intend packing in quite a lot more.

Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.

Any girl can be glamorous. All she has to do is stand still and look stupid.

Sophia Loren would be a glamour girl even if she were in rags selling fish. She has the look the movement and the intellect.

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

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

I appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There's nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.

I was madly in love with life.

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.

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

I believe in sending a lot of letters and notes to friends.

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.

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports I drop him.