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All Quotes by author - Mercedes McCambridge
" Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time. "
" A rich man can afford to be generous to many. "
" Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson. "
" 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. "
" I am responsible for no one but myself. "
" I am rich from the bequests other gifted people have seen fit to leave to me. "
" I believe in joy, but I believe in the flip-side, agony. "
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" 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. "
" I cannot sustain hate for longer than a couple of years. "
" I can only know what love is insofar as I can feel it. "
" I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room. "
" I don't think I should have been married... to anybody. "
" 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. "
" 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! "
" If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation. "
" 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! "
" I have always had a lot more trouble with my truths than with my deceits. "
" I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport. "
" 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. "
" I lose all control after two drinks of anything. "
" I loved playing the part of the feisty Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. "
" I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight. "
" I never wanted a Guardian Angel. I didn't ask for one. One was assigned to me. "
" I think The Exorcist was the hardest work I've ever done. "
" 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. "
" I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it. "
" I was taught to be anti-Jewish. "
" Joan Crawford is a movie queen. I had never met one before. I know now what I don't want to be. "
" Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment, sick and utterly disgusting. "
" Most people call me Mercy. I like it. "
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