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#1. Sometimes I think we know too much about our idols and that spoils the dream.
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#2. They Weren't Allowed to Die There.
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#3. Oh, I love red. I'm very loyal to my colors. I love violet.
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#4. Many in Hollywood viewed the public persona of the young Debbie Reynolds as demure and vulnerable to be a complete facade. Pianist Oscar Levant once quipped, "She's as wistful as an iron factory."
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#5. You might as well live
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#6. Without homosexuals there'd be no Hollywood.
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#7. Michael Jackson is one of the most normal people I know.
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#8. Now is the time for guts and guile
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#9. I would totally lose myself in the music and be a gypsy. I would go wherever I wanted to in my head - wherever the music took me. My body followed.
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#10. The ups and downs, the problems and stress, along with all the happiness, have given me optimism and hope because I am living proof of survival.
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#11. I've only slept with the men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?
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#12. I used never to think about them - Mother and Father - I don't think one should have to think about one's parents'.
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#13. This is a book that respects kids and their ideas. And in that regard, it places Chasing Vermeer in the tradition of classic favorites fondly recalled from our own childhoods.
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#14. Something always made me save myself. Either the Betty Ford Center or going onstage to perform in the theater when many people didn't think I could do it.
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#15. I'm not like anyone. I'm me.
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#16. What do you expect me to do? Sleep alone?
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#17. You can't cry on a diamond's shoulder, and diamonds won't keep you warm at night, but they're sure fun when the sun shines.
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#18. Being able to go on location and see the world was the greatest perk of all.
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#19. I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.
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#20. I hate the idea of always having to interpret other people's ideas and thoughts and words, because I'm very independent and, I guess, a free thinker.
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#21. I have never wanted to be a queen! Cleopatra was a role, and I am an actor, so it was fun to play one, but it's not real.
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#22. You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way.
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#23. Look, sweetheart, I can drink you under any goddamn table you want, so don't worry about me.
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#24. People are sorry for brides who lose their husbands early, from some accident, or war. And they should be sorry, Mrs Palfrey thought. But the other thing is worse.
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#25. I'm not worried about dying. I consult with God, my maker. And I don't have a lot of problems to work out. I'm pretty squared anyway.
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#26. My forties are the best time I have ever gone through.
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#27. Humility, never me; it is a characteristic I expect to find in other people.
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#28. I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being - to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame
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#29. Little jointed stringy things the shape of tadpoles drifted across his vision. He had to keep blinking his eyes to get rid of them, but soon they drifted back.
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#30. I gave a very dear friend of mine my humanitarian award. Because you don't need an award to be, or not be, a humanitarian.
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#31. The whole point is that writing has a pattern and life hasn't. Life is so untidy. Art is so short and life so long. It is not possible to have perfection in life but it is possible to have perfection in a novel.
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#32. I mean, how many young women get a set of rubies just for doing something wholesome like swimming laps? Or win a diamond ring at ping pong with their husband? Well, I did, and for all of these memories and the people in my life I feel blessed.
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#33. I've come through things that would have felled an ox. That fills me with optimism, not just for myself but for our particular species.
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#34. A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections.
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#35. My favorite name for a color is "puce." It's kind of a dried blood color. It's a hideous color. But I love the word. It's so euphonic. But my favorite colors are lavender, purple, periwinkle blue, and white.
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#36. Everything was handed to me - looks, fame, wealth, honour, love. I rarely had to fight for anything
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#37. On the film where I didn't get along with the director, I just decided to not speak to him.
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#38. I think I ended up being the scarlet woman partly because of my rather puritannical upbringing and beliefs. I always chose to think I was in love and that love was synonymous with marriage.
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#39. I will love Michael Jackson forever.
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#40. It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
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#41. I hate being called "Liz", because it can sound like such a hiss.
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#42. There has never been such a silence.
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#43. 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.
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#45. 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.
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#46. I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
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#47. All I see in the mirror every morning is a face that needs washing.
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#48. I've always sung in the shower. Now I make the stage a mental shower in order not to get too uptight and enjoy it.
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#49. Julia poured tea gracefully, but it all ran over into the saucers.
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#50. There is no deodorant like success.
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#51. She had about her a strong smell of hair-spray and her lunch-time whisky.
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#52. Give. Remember always to give. That is the one thing that will make you grow.
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#53. I don't love acting; I love chocolate.
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#54. I love going to rock concerts, I love to lose myself in that vast wave of rhythm and body heat and get on the same vibe.
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#55. A "name" no longer carries a film. People used to go to the cinema to see a "John Wayne film." And you don't have that thing happening now except in the rock world, which has taken the event out of movies.
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#56. I hate myself on the screen. I want to die ... my voice is either too high or too gravelly. I want to dive under the carpet ... I'd love to be tall and willowy ... I'm short.
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#57. OLIVER DAVENANT did not merely read books. He snuffed them up, took breaths of them into his lungs, filled his eyes with the sight of the print and his head with the sound of words. Some emanation from the book itself poured into his bones, as if he were absorbing steady sunshine. The pages had personality. He was of the kind who cannot have a horrifying book in the room at night. He would, in fine weather, lay it upon an outside sill and close the window. Often Julia would see a book lying on his doormat.

As well as this, his reading led him in and out of love. At first, it was the picture of Alice going up on tiptoe to shake hands with Humpty Dumpty; then the little Fatima in his Arthur Rackham book, her sweet dusky face, the coins hanging on her brow, the billowing trousers and embroidered coat. Her childish face was alive with excitement as she put the key to the lock. "Don't!" he had once cried to her in loud agony.

In London, he would go every Saturday morning to the Public Library to look at a picture of Lorna Doone. Some Saturdays it was not there, and he would go home again, wondering who had borrowed her, in what kind of house she found herself that week-end. On his last Saturday, he went to say good-bye and the book was not there, so he sat down at a table to await its return. Just before the library was to be shut for lunch-time, he went to the shelf and kissed the two books which would lie on either side of his Lorna when she was returned an
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#58. Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
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#59. I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on.
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#60. Time went by. It could be proved that it did, although so little happened.
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#61. All of my life I've spent a lot of time with gay men - Montgomery Clift, Jimmy Dean, Rock Hudson - who are my colleagues, coworkers, confidantes, my closest friends, but I never thought of who they slept with! They were just the people I loved. I could never understand why they couldn't be afforded the same rights and protections as all of the rest of us. There is no gay agenda, it's a human agenda
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#62. Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
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#63. It's not the having, it's the getting.
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#64. I believe in the difference between men and women. In fact, I embrace the difference.
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#65. I don't have a set pattern. I take things as they come. Usually with a great amount of relish. I just lay back and wait for it to happen. And it usually does.
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#66. I love to be casual and comfortable, but I also love the easy glamour of wearing jewelry all the time.
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#67. For all civilisations are like elaborate campings-out, a complicated picnic in the face of nature's discomforts.
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#68. She was a tall woman with big bones and a noble face, dark eyebrows and a neatly folded jowl. She would have made a distinguished-looking man and, sometimes, wearing evening dress, looked like some famous general in drag.
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#69. Success is a great deodorant.
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#70. I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
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#71. John Wayne is as tough as an old nut and as soft as a yellow ribbon.
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#72. Maggie the cat is alive. I'm alive.
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#73. Acting is fun. It's not my whole life. It's not my entire being. It's secondary to my life. My life is primary. I'm running in the primary, as you know.
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#74. Why shouldn't gay people be able to live as open and freely as everybody else? What it comes down to, ultimately, is love. How can anything bad come out of love? The bad stuff comes out of mistrust, misunderstanding and, God knows, from hate and from ignorance.
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#75. Why shouldn't gay people be allowed to be able to marry? Those against gay marriages say marriage should only be between a man and a woman. God, I of all people know that doesn't always work!
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#76. Judaism had absolutely nothing to do with my past marriage to Mike [Todd] or my upcoming marriage to Eddie Fisher, both of whom were Jewish. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time.
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#77. Its best to turn to no one, to seek to please no one, as if there were only oneself in the world. The pleasure of others is a by-product after all, and if ever the whispering voices are allowed to crowd out the one voice, the result is this ... a sort of high-pitched silliness, a terrible silliness.
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#78. I've been married too many times. How terrible to change children's affiliations, their affections - to give them the insecurity of placing their trust in someone when maybe that someone won't be there next year.
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#79. I cannot think why you love me,' he said, as all lovers say; but with more anxiety in his voice than is usual. 'Oh, I am nothing without you,' she said. 'I should not know what to be. I feel as if you had invented me. I watch you inventing me, week after week
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#80. I'm not afraid. Life is just such an adventure to me.
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#81. It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.
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#82. Richard is a very sexy man. He's got that sort of jungle essence that one can sense. (on Richard Burton)
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#83. Seeing one face continually in crowds is one of the minor annoyances of being in love.
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#84. I DON'T LIKE MY VOICE. I DON'T LIKE THE WAY I LOOK. I DON'T LIKE THE WAY I MOVE. I DON'T LIKE THE WAY I ACT. I MEAN, PERIOD. SO, YOU KNOW, I DON'T LIKE MYSELF.
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#85. Cleopatra: You come before me as a suppliant.
Antony: If you choose to regard me as such.
Cleopatra: You will therefore assume the position of a suppliant before this throne. You will kneel.
Antony: I will *what*?
Cleopatra: On-your-knees!
Antony: You dare ask the Proconsul of the Roman Empire?
Cleopatra: I *asked* it of Julius Caesar. I *demand* it of you
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#86. She made a fence of phrases, which seemed a treachery to herself.
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#87. Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.
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#88. Any home where there is love constitutes a family and all families should have the same legal rights, including the right to marry and have or adopt children. Why shouldn't gay people be able to live as open and freely as everybody else?
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#89. I never face the day without perfume.
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#90. I use my fame now when I want to help a cause or other people.
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#91. I believe in mind over matter and doing anything you set your mind on.
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#92. Looked a lost, pathetic thing, like all old letters; the moment it had matched had gone so long ago.
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#93. Marilyn Monroe seemed to have a kind of unconscious glow about her physical self that was innocent, like a child. When she posed nude, it was 'Gee, I am kind of, you know, sort of dishy,' like she enjoyed it without being egotistical.
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#94. When I hear the name Michael Jackson, I think of brilliance, of dazzling stars, lasers and deep emotions. I think he is one of the world's biggest and greatest stars, and it just so happens that he is one of the most gifted music makers the world has ever known. 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. I love you Michael.
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#95. I've never had an acting lesson. I've never been given techniques. Everything I've done is invented. I just sort of found out [how to do it].
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#96. Money is the best deodorant.
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#97. My plans for today are to hang about hoping for a glimpse of her, to have my heart eaten away by the thought of her; to feel my blood bounding maddeningly, ridiculously, like a young boy's; to despair; to realise the weight of my misery and hunger with each step I take.
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#98. Kate refused to go to bed - for if she slept, she would have to wake up, she said, and that she could not bear to do-to face afresh the grief she was as yet so little used to.
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#99. I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.
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#100. Her work failed her. She had reached a desperate, claustrophobic stage of being imprisoned halfway in a novel: there was too much behind her for her to retreat and not a glimmer of light ahead. She sat for hours without writing, staring at the last few wrods on the page, seeing no significance in them. Her characters fell into frozen poses, speech died on their lips: they had sat at a banquet for weeks and she had not the power to bring them to their feet again.

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