(on Michael Jackson) What is a genius? What is a living legend? What is a mega star? Michael Jackson - that`s all. And when you think you know him, he gives you more . . . I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock and Soul.
(2005) Acting is, to me now, artificial. Seeing people suffer is real. It couldn`t be more real. Some people don`t like to look at it in the face because it`s painful. But if nobody does, then nothing gets done.
(2005) There`s still so much more to do. I can`t sit back and be complacent, and none of us should be. I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around.
(on John Wayne) He is as tough as an old nut and as soft as a yellow ribbon.
(on Michael Jackson) He is part of my heart. We would do anything for each other.
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they`re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
(on Clark Gable) He was the epitome of the movie star -- so romantic, such bearing, such friendliness.
(on John Wayne) His image had as much impact in the world as many of our presidents have had, but Duke was a great actor, a great humanitarian, but always himself. To be a friend was a lifetime thing.
(on Montgomery Clift) Monty was the most emotional actor I have ever worked with. And it is contagious.
You find out who your real friends are when you`re involved in a scandal.
(Cannes, May 2001) If not to make the world better, what is money for?
My mother says I didn`t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
(On Eddie Fisher) I`m not taking anything away from Debbie (Debbie Reynolds) because she never really had it.
It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
One problem with people who have no vices is that they`re pretty sure to have some annoying virtues.
(On her weight fluctuations) When you`re fat, the world is divided into two groups - people who bug you and people who leave you alone. The funny thing is, supporters and saboteurs exist in either camp.
(on Michael Wilding) I`m afraid in those last few years I gave him a rather rough time. Sort of henpecked him and probably wasn`t mature enough for him. It wasn`t that we had anything to fight over. We just weren`t happy.
(On turning 53 years old) I think I`m finally growing up - and about time.
(About Montgomery Clift) The most gorgeous thing in the world and easily one of the best actors.
Big girls need big diamonds.
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
I believe in mind over matter and doing anything you set your mind on.
I don`t pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
I don`t remember much about Cleopatra (1963). There were a lot of other things going on.
I had a hollow leg. I could drink everyone under the table and not get drunk. My capacity was terrifying.
I, along with the critics, have never taken myself very seriously.
If someone`s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I`m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.
Mama, face it: I was the sl*t of all time.
Gloria Wandrous: I think I'll get cleaned up and do my nails.
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: Yes, sharpen them.
Gloria Wandrous: For you, Mrs. Thurber, I would. (imdb.com)
Command performances leave me quite cold. I've had more fun in the back seat of a '39 Ford than I could ever have in the vault of the Chase Manhattan Bank. (imdb.com)
Money isn't everything. (imdb.com)
I want it all quickly 'cause I don't want God to stop and think and wonder if I'm getting more than my share. (imdb.com)
No one has to raise a finger. When the time comes, I'll do everything. And I mean everything. (imdb.com)