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I`m not a sedentary person. I`ve always been active.

I`m a total Democrat. I`m anti-Republican. And it`s only fair that you know it ... I`m liberal. The L word!

I don`t sit around thinking that I`d like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way.

Find me a man who`s interesting enough to have dinner with and I`ll be happy.

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it `content.`

Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.

When you talk about a great actor, you`re not talking about Tom Cruise.

You can`t start worrying about what`s going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what`s happening now.

Looking at yourself in a mirror isn`t exactly a study of life.

I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look.

I don`t think being the only child of a single parent helped. I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don`t look it.

Stardom isn`t a profession; it`s an accident.

They`re guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we`ve done that, been there, and we don`t want to do that any more.

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

I would hate now (2005) to be married. It does occur to me on occasion that, if I fall and hit my head, there will be no one to make the phone call. But who wants to think about that disaster, I`d prefer not to.

A woman isn`t complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?

I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

We live in an age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie (Humphrey Bogart), James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart (James Stewart).

A man`s illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.

I never believed marriage was a lasting institution... I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

It`s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.

A legend involves the past. I don`t like categories. This one is great and that one is great. The word great stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you`re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It`s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but, I think it`s kind of a sickness.

I am essentially a loner.

(on John Huston) He was about something.

(on Humphrey Bogart) Was he tough? In a word, no. Bogey was truly a gentle soul.

I`m a total Democrat. I`m anti-Republican. And it`s only fair that you know it . . . I`m liberal. The L word!

A legend involves the past. I don`t like categories. This one is great and that one is great. The word "great" stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you`re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It`s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it`s kind of a sickness.

We live in an age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie (Humphrey Bogart), James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart (James Stewart).

Actors today go into TV, which I don`t consider has a lot to do with acting. They only think of stardom. If you photograph well, that`s enough. I have a terrible time distinguishing one from another. Girls wear their hair the same, and are much too anorexic-looking.

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don`t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can`t have it all.

I am still working, I`ve never stopped and, while my health holds out, I won`t stop.

I would hate now (2005) to be married. It does occur to me on occasion that, if I fall and hit my head, there will be no one to make the phone call. But who wants to think about that disaster? I`d prefer not to.

I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, "I don`t ever remember seeing you with an apron on". And I thought, "That`s right, honey, you did not". That was his concept of what a mother should be.

I don`t think being the only child of a single parent helped. I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don`t look it

I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.

I never believed marriage was a lasting institution . . . I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.


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