Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Getting angry doesn`t solve anything.
I don`t want to dress up a picture with just my face.
For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
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.
I don`t want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does.
Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal.
If anybody starts using me as scenery, I`ll return to New York.
As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger.
Women`s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
"I don`t like yelling and fighting, and I can`t quarrel."
"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 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.