Hedy Lamarr Quotes

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Born: November 9, 1914, Vienna, Austria-Hungary, now Austria
Birth Country: Austria
Died: Orlando, Florida, USA, January 19, 2000
Occupation: Actor

1.
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

2.
American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.
- Hedy Lamarr

3.
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
- Hedy Lamarr

4.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
- Hedy Lamarr

5.
Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.
- Hedy Lamarr

6.
Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
- Hedy Lamarr

7.
I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.
- Hedy Lamarr

8.
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

9.
I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.
- Hedy Lamarr

10.
I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.
- Hedy Lamarr

11.
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
- Hedy Lamarr

12.
I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don't want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.
- Hedy Lamarr

13.
I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.
- Hedy Lamarr

14.
I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.
- Hedy Lamarr

15.
I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes.
- Hedy Lamarr

16.
I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.
- Hedy Lamarr

17.
If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.
- Hedy Lamarr

18.
It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.
- Hedy Lamarr

19.
It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.
- Hedy Lamarr

20.
Mr. DeMille's theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.
- Hedy Lamarr

21.
My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.
- Hedy Lamarr

22.
One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.
- Hedy Lamarr

23.
Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
- Hedy Lamarr

24.
Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching.
- Hedy Lamarr

25.
The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
- Hedy Lamarr

26.
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
- Hedy Lamarr

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