Gloria Swanson Quotes

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Gloria Swanson Quotes

  • After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.

  • All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.

  • All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.

  • As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.

  • At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.

  • Because I take care of my body, it doesn’t look like the body of a woman of my years.

  • By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.

  • Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.

  • From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.

  • I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.

  • I am a very pragmatic person.

  • I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.

  • I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.

  • I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.

  • I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again.

  • I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair.

  • I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients.

  • I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.

  • I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille.

  • I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.

  • I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.

  • I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European.

  • I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.

  • If you’re 40 years old and you’ve never had a failure, you’ve been deprived.

  • In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life, and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it.

  • Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how.

  • Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.

  • My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.

  • My mother and I could always look out the same window without ever seeing the same thing.

  • My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends.

  • Nobody gets anything for nothing.

  • One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch. I didn’t care for the medium. It depressed me.

  • Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.

  • Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.

  • Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.

  • The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer, I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life.

  • The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event.

  • The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.

  • The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.

  • The major gossip columnists were more concerned with protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners.

  • The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience.

  • The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.

  • The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun. You never knew what the person next to you was going to do.

  • There was no place at all for me in my father’s military world.

  • We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.

  • When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That’s the story of my private life.

  • Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth.

  • Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don’t eat.
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