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Marlene DietrichQuotes by Marlene Dietrich
"It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter."

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

"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"

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

"You should cross yourself when you say his name" (about Orson Welles)

"What remains is solitude"

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

"I have been photographed to death"

"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."

"Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they don't like him."

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

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

"Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs."

"Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret."

"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."

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

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

"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."

"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."

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

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

"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."

"If there is a supreme being, he's crazy."

"When you're dead, you're dead. That's it."

"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.

"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.

Quotes about Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich and Jean Cocteau

"Marlene Dietrich. Her name begins with a caress and ends with a whiplash."
-Jean Cocteau

Marlene Dietrich and Ernest Hemingway"If she had nothing more than her voice she could break your heart with it. But she has that beautiful body and the timeless lovliness of her face. It makes no difference how she breaks your heart if she is there to mend it."
-Ernest Hemingway

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