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The little girl made me. I wasn`t waiting for the little girl to kill me.

We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything`s fun when you`re young.

I`m sick of Cindrella parts, of wearing rags and tatters. I want to wear smart clothes and play the lover.

We maniacs had fun and made good pictures and a lot of money. In the early years United Artists was a private golf club for the four of us.

If you have made mistakes . . . and there is always another chance for you. . . . you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down.

I never liked one of my pictures in its entirety.

(at her retirement) I`m not exactly satisfied, but I`m grateful.

Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people want to go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise . . . I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.

(on Douglas Fairbanks) A little boy who never grew up.

(on Charles Chaplin) That obstinate, suspicious, egocentric, maddening and lovable genius of a problem child.

(on Douglas Fairbanks) In his private life Douglas always faced a situation in the only way he knew, by running away from it.

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.

Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.

I played scrubwomen and secretaries and women of all nationalities... I decided that if I could get into as many pictures as possible, I`d become known, and there would be a demand for my work.


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