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Born: 1916-03-16
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight.

Tags: Once, Sea, Woman

It is a remarkably beautiful piece of home furnishing, the Oscar. I used to keep it up in front of a mirror so that it looked like two.

Tags: Beautiful, Home, Keep

Joan Crawford is a movie queen. I had never met one before. I know now what I don't want to be.

Tags: Joan, Movie, Queen

Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment, sick and utterly disgusting.

Tags: Disgusting, Sick, Woman

Most people call me Mercy. I like it.

Tags: Call, Mercy

My name is real, which probably explains why I never became a superstar... how would that look in lights?

Tags: Name, Real, Why

My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol.

Tags: Alcohol, Marriage, Second

Neiman-Marcus is one thing, and the Dallas Cowboys are another.

Tags: Another, Cowboys, Dallas

One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career.

Tags: Acting, Against, Career

Only a certain breed of actor should ever even try to work for Orson Welles. I'm glad I'm one of that breed.

Tags: Actor, Try, Work

So many people have really wanted to die. They seem ashamed to say so. I think it would help if they would say so.

Tags: Die, Help, Wanted

The great people I've met always have time for the niceties.

Tags: Great, Met, Time

There are zillions of people who say that alcoholism is a disease, but not many of them believe it.

Tags: Alcoholism, Disease

When I am rehearsing for a play, I try to read nothing that might distract my concentration from the work in progress.

Tags: Progress, Try, Work

With two leftover husbands to account for, my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died.

Tags: Died, Soul, Wicked

Young Jimmy Dean fell off the world as suddenly as he had come.

Tags: Off, Suddenly, Young

I don't think the Hollywood community is interested in what I can do. That's all right. I've never looked for a job in my life, and I'm not going to start now. I have plenty to keep me busy.

Tags: Busy, Job, Life

I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent when people prate to me about the glory of being given another chance to live happily ever after!

Tags: After, Another, Impossible

Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.

Tags: Alcohol, Time, Wait

I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition.

Tags: Death, Human, Within

I never wanted a Guardian Angel. I didn't ask for one. One was assigned to me.

Tags: Angel, Ask, Wanted

I am rich from the bequests other gifted people have seen fit to leave to me.

Tags: Leave, Rich, Seen

I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it.

Tags: Death, Three, Times

My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless.

Tags: Admiration, Alcoholics, Phenomenon

I lose all control after two drinks of anything.

Tags: After, Control, Lose

If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation.

Tags: Climb, Heaven, Shall
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My only true harmony lies deep within my soul, wherever that is. I know that somehow I am in tune with the universe.

Tags: Deep, Soul, True

A rich man can afford to be generous to many.

Tags: Afford, Generous, Rich

Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson.

Tags: Concern, Knew, Son

At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories, everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar. There was no category for what I did.

Tags: Awards, Everybody, Time

I am responsible for no one but myself.

Tags: Agony, Joy

I can only know what love is insofar as I can feel it.

Tags: Insofar, Love

I cannot sustain hate for longer than a couple of years.

Tags: Cannot, Hate, Longer

I don't think I should have been married... to anybody.

Tags: Anybody, Married

I have always had a lot more trouble with my truths than with my deceits.

Tags: Trouble, Truths

I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport.

Tags: Call, Hunt

I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue.

Tags: Black, Life, Whole

I loved playing the part of the feisty Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker.

Tags: Loved, Miracle, Playing

I think The Exorcist was the hardest work I've ever done.

Tags: Done, Hardest, Work

I was taught to be anti-Jewish.

Tags: Taught

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room.

Tags: Die, Enough, Funny

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids, and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie! Again!

Tags: Again, Lie, Old

Happiness is only real when shared.

Tags: Happiness, Real, Shared

I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!

Tags: God, Happy, Life

I don't want to know what time it is. I don't want to know what day it is or where I am. None of that matters.

Tags: Matters, None, Time

All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you.

Tags: Means, Personal, True

It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it's great to be alive!

Tags: God, Great, Real

The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.

Tags: Living, Passion, Spirit

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

Tags: Joy, Life, Sun

I now walk into the wild.

Tags: Walk, Wild

Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal... I've decided that I'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.

Tags: Beauty, Life, Time
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