I hated Hollywood. It`s a town without pity. I know of no other place in the world where so many people suffer from nervous breakdowns, where there are so many alcoholics, neurotics, and so much unhappiness.
"Mogambo"(1953) had three things that interested me, John Ford, Clark Gable, and a trip to Africa with expenses paid. If "Mogambo" had been made in Arizona, I wouldn`t have done it.
"I don`t like yelling and fighting, and I can`t quarrel."
Women`s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger.
If anybody starts using me as scenery, I`ll return to New York.
Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal.
I don`t want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does.
I`ll tell you one of the reasons I`m ready to leave. When I first came to Hollywood five years ago, my makeup call was at eight in the morning. On this movie it`s been put back to seven-thirty. Every day I see Joan Crawford, who`s been in makeup since five, and Loretta Young, who`s been there since four in the morning. I`ll be god-damned if I`m going to stay in a business where I have to get up earlier and earlier and it takes longer and longer for me to get in front of a camera.
Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
I don`t want to dress up a picture with just my face.
Getting angry doesn`t solve anything.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality