Marlene Dietrich Quotes (43 Quotes)

    Aphorisms are thoughts one might have ... expressed ... by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.

    The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.

    Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

    Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.

    I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.

    I'm worth more dead than alive. Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.

    There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing

    America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.

    Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.

    The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.

    Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.

    In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.

    I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.

    The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.

    How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet - it's gone.

    To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.

    Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.) Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong.

    There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.

    I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.

    A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

    Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.

    Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

    A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.

    Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying Don't call us, we'll call you.

    Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.

    I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.

    Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.

    There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.

    A new kind of award has been added -- the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television.

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