"I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it."
"No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't."
"I used to say to myself, 'What the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe?' And I'd answer, 'Everything, everything,' and I'd walk slowly and turn my head slowly as if I were a queen."
"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far."
"I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself."
"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."
"Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both."
"Some people have been unkind.
If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop,
to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my