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All Quotes by author - Lauren Bacall
" Acting is a life of rejection. "
" Actors today go into TV, which I don't consider has a lot to do with acting. "
" A famous love story is hard to maintain when you both live in the spotlight. "
" All the Warner actors were real actors. They started in theater and led very straightforward lives - you never saw entourages around. The MGM girls were the glamour girls, and they always had the makeup and hair people with them and all that. "
" 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. "
" A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days? "
" Film is not a woman's medium. If you weren't the hottest kid in town, men stayed away from you. "
" Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy. "
" For my peculiar face, I look best when I look as though I'm not wearing make-up. "
" God - if the press ever quoted anyone correctly, it would be brilliant. "
" I adored 'Breaking The Waves,' so when Lars von Trier wanted me in 'Dogville,' I was beside myself with joy. He works in a way that nobody I've ever worked with works. "
" I always wanted to work with Spencer Tracy, which never happened, although I knew him well. And I never worked with Cary Grant. "
" I am essentially a loner. "
" I am not a has-been. I am a will be. "
" I called my business manager in California and said, 'Sell all of my stock' - what little of it I had - and it's the only smart financial move I ever made. "
" I don't consider myself a great actress. I'm just trying to stay alive, actually. I think I'm good, and I've learned a lot, certainly, mostly in the theater. I've been sloughed off movies for years. But what can you do? That's life. "
" I don't have an entourage. In fact, I have no live-in help. "
" I don't look in the mirror; don't like what I see; never have. I am not my idea of a beauty. Never was. This is not false modesty. I've just never been enamoured of my face, which of course is magnified umpteen times on screen. "
" I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way. "
" If I could have lived as an actress in any period, it would have been the 1920s - I would have loved to have been part of that speakeasy era. "
" I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.' "
" I finally felt that I came into my own when I went on the stage. "
" I happen to watch public television more than anything else. I'm also a news junkie, so I watch a lot of CNN. "
" I hope I'm thought of as not just a showbiz personality, but as someone who has lived a life and who has hopefully made a contribution to something along the way - someone who is a human being as well as an actress. "
" I like to work with really good professional people - anyone with real talent. "
" 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 loved reading Grimm's fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen, and I loved to dream about other worlds and other lives. Maybe that has something to do with having an incomplete family, being an only child. All I know is I loved to pretend, and all that was in tandem with my wanting to be an actress. "
" I'm a big fan of Daniel Day-Lewis. He's a marvelous actor. He stands alone, I think. "
" Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. "
" I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it... I'm liberal. The L word! "
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