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Lauren Bacall quotes

Patience was not my strong point.

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Stardom isn't a profession, it's an accident.

They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more.

You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.

I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all.

Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.

You can't always be a leading lady.

When everything happens to you when you're so young, you're very lucky, but by the same token, you're never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.

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 think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?

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.

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.'

I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it... I'm liberal. The L word!

I am essentially a loner.

It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.

Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.

I finally felt that I came into my own when I went on the stage.

I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, 'I don't ever remember seeing you with an apron on.' And I thought, that's right, honey, you did not. That was his concept of what a mother should be.