Katharine Hepburn Quotes

- Notable Katharine Hepburn Quotes Index -

Born: May 12, 1907, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA, June 29, 2003
Occupation: Actor, Actress

1.
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
- Katharine Hepburn

2.
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
- Katharine Hepburn

3.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
- Katharine Hepburn

4.
Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

5.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
- Katharine Hepburn

6.
I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.
- Katharine Hepburn

7.
If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

8.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

9.
It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
- Katharine Hepburn

10.
It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.
- Katharine Hepburn

11.
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
- Katharine Hepburn

12.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
- Katharine Hepburn

13.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
- Katharine Hepburn

14.
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
- Katharine Hepburn

15.
My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
- Katharine Hepburn

16.
Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

17.
Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
- Katharine Hepburn

18.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

19.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
- Katharine Hepburn

20.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
- Katharine Hepburn

21.
When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
- Katharine Hepburn

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